After its editions in New York and London, the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin (HRFFB) brings the Climate Story Lab to Berlin! We are looking for creative, compelling and courageous communication projects that deal with the climate crisis and are made for a big impact.
After successful editions in New York and London, the third Climate Story Lab will take place in Berlin from October 6 to 9, 2020. People from various disciplines such as media, art, science and civil society organisations will come together to develop new and innovative approaches to communicating the climate crisis and the consequences of climate change.
Climate communication is more important than ever before: we need the best storytelling to achieve its full potential and reach an audiences that cares. Out of this conviction, the Climate Story Lab Berlin is looking for projects that deal with the devastating consequences of the climate crisis in an innovative and creative way. This can be a documentary, journalistic or artistic contribution. Projects that are close to completion can be submitted until Juli 15, 2020.
Six projects will be invited to Berlin to reflect together with experts on how strong narratives can reach, inspire and mobilise people. The Lab in Berlin builds on the experiences of the first two events, which were conceived and carried out by DocSociety and Exposure Labs. The first confirmed speakers are Ilija Trojanow (author), Miriam Saage-Maaß (lawyer and deputy director of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights), The Yes (net art and activist group) and the PENG! collective (experimental laboratory for new forms of radical protest).
The inaugural Labs in New York and London were developed and hold by DocSociety and ExposureLabs.
"Our world is inseparable. We must look beyond our own horizons and find solutions to the climate crisis together. To do so, we need a holistic approach and storytelling that is as diverse as the world we live in. It is out of this conviction that we are organising the Climate Story Lab Berlin", Anna Ramskogler-Witt, Director of the HRFFB.
The Climate Story Lab Berlin is embedded in the forum of the third Human Rights Filmfestival Berlin (HRFFB), which returns this year as a hybrid on- and offline festival from 30 September to 10 October 2020 under the theme "The Future is now". For 10 days the festival will show stories of courageous people, their fears, joys and hopes. The films show and denounce human rights violations.