PRESS & SCREENINGS
CELEBRATING THE NEW YEAR WITH NEW FILM FESTIVALS
FILM FESTIVALS: WINTER 2018/2019
The end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 was a whirlwind of film festival action for Climate Countdown. We were accepted in the online film festival Cine Fern and nominated for Best Web-Series at the Independent Online Film Festival (IOFF) and the Golden Earth Film Award. Our episode Taking it to the Courts has also been chosen as an official selection at ELEMENTS Film Festival in Vancouver this April.
FILM FESTIVAL: NOVEMBER 2018
Episode 1 of the new season of Climate Countdown has been chosen by the Direct Short and Documentary Film Festival as part of their November line-up. We’re excited to start screening the new episodes at festivals around the world!
we win best psa in kuala lumpur!
AWARD: OCTOBER 2018
We were very honored that the judges of the 11th Annual Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest (KLEFF) chose our courts short as the Best PSA of the festival! Kaia was out in Malaysia to accept the award and attend the festival organized by the EcoKnights and dedicated to raising awareness about environmental issues. A big thanks to the wonderful team at KLEFF for being such great hosts!
AWARD: SEPTEMBER 2018
We are excited to announce that our Courts Short received a Silver Award in the Short Film category at the 2018 Handle Climate Change Film Festival (HCCFF)! Alongside this Post-it Sized short, Season 2 of Climate Countdown made its World Premiere in Shenzhen, China, when HCCFF also screened Episode 1: Taking on the Climate Challenge, which was released during the Global Climate Action Summit, and Episode 2: Taking it to the Courts, which will come out in October.
FILM FESTIVAL: SEPTEMBER 2018
Episode 1: Taking on the Climate Challenge and Episode 2: Taking it to the Courts will be making their World Premieres at the HANDLE CLIMATE CHANGE FILM FESTIVAL (HCCFF) in Shenzhen, China, on September 17th. HCCFF is the first film festival held in China with a focus on climate change and Climate Countdown is proud to be taking part in this year's event.
CLIMATE ACTION ARTICLES PUBLISHED BY NEW CLIMATE COUNTDOWN INTERN
NEWS: SEPTEMBER 2018
Alongside being an amazing addition to the Climate Countdown team, our new intern Danielle Fossett has been busy writing articles about the urgent need to take action on climate change. Two of her articles have recently been published in online news sources: The Curse of Climate Deception, published by The Trouble, looks at Iceland for successful examples of how the US could transition to clean energy and Are We Choosing Polluters' Profits Over Public Youth Health?, published by Clean Technica, investigates the effect new EPA greenhouse gas restrictions will have on public health. Way to go Danielle!
FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 2018
We are excited to announce that our "Taking it to the Courts" short has been shortlisted for the Public Service Announcement (PSA) Award by the esteemed judging panel of Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival. Climate Countdown will be screening on October 28th in Malaysia alongside other films that fit into the themes for the 2018 festival: Forests, Water and Climate Change.
FILM FESTIVAL: July 2018
From France to Germany and now to India! In July our Taking it to the Courts post-it-sized short will be screened in Punjab. We're excited to be bringing the story of how people are using the judicial system to push for climate action to film festivals around the world.
AWARD: JUNE 2018
Berlin Flash Film Festival's monthly screenings are held at the Apollo Theater in the SI Centrum and our post-it-sized short Taking it to the Courts was screened alongside other monthly winners this June. Great to have Climate Countdown represented in Berlin!
AWARD: JUNE 2018
Our first short produced for season 2 about how people are taking the climate challenge to the courts won the gold within its category of 2 minute spots about climate solutions at the 2018 Deauville Green Awards. The Taking it to the Courts post-it sized short was screened alongside other sustainability focused films on Tuesday June 19th in Deauville, France.
AWARD: JANUARY 2018
Director Kaia Rose was delighted to be able to be a guest at Barbados Independent Film Festival, where Climate Countdown was screened on the beach at Southern Palms Hotel after a beautiful Caribbean sunset. She was so excited that she was there to accept our award for Best Short on the Beach - it was a wonderful way to close out the festival and a great start to 2018.
film festival: JANUARY 2018
Climate Countdown will be starting the new year off by screening at Barbados Independent Film Festival - stay tuned!
film festival: November 2017
Climate Countdown made its Caribbean premiere in Trinidad and Tobago!
climate countdown screens in los angeles
film festival: october 2017
Director Kaia Rose went with Climate Countdown to Awareness Festival on October 14th, where our Carbon Pricing episode was screened at the LA Live Regal movie theater in downtown LA along with a block of other climate short films. She was also asked to be on two panels, one on the role of personal journeys in documentary film and another on the impact of social change films, both fiction and non-fiction.
film festival: october 2017
Climate Countdown will be making its US premiere in Los Angeles at Awareness Film Festival. Our award-winning Carbon Pricing short film will be screening on October 14th followed by a Q&A with director Kaia Rose. Kaia will also be on the Personal Journeys- Storytelling Through Personal Experience panel from 12-1:30pm. If you're in the LA area, please join us! Tickets for both events can be booked online.
Panel: June 2017
Kaia will be joining Bricken Sparacino as a special guest for her show Conservation Theater: Fresh from Africa on Saturday June 17th at 3:15pm in New York City as part of the Planet Connections Theater Festivity to talk about Climate Countdown. Come see the third installment of this earth friendly variety show at the Flamboyan Theater on Suffolk Street (second floor) - Book your tickets now!
CONNECT4CLIMATE FACEBOOK LIVE SESSION
Panel: May 2017
“This is the issue of our times. Climate change is the biggest issue.” The filmmaker, Kaia Rose, stresses the importance of discussing this global matter on a Connect4Climate Facebook Live Q&A on Thursday, May 11th, with Eric Mann. They were both responsible for the production of “Climate Countdown: Price on Carbon”, Film4Climate Global Video Competition’s short-film winner of the Put A Price On Carbon Pollution Award..
film festival: March 2017
Climate Countdown makes its Italian premiere in Rome for the monthly film festival Cinema DOC.
winner best web-series at lake view film festival
film festival: february 2017
LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, PUNJAB BHAWAN, INDIA
Our jury screens the monthly selections Privately and from there we select the winners. Only the winning films will get a chance to participate in a second selection at the end of the year. If they pass the second selection, we'll screen them at our annual event.
carbon pricing screenings
screening & PANEL: december 2016
Special Screening of "Priceless" Years of Living Dangerously Episode, in collaboration with National Geographic. Panel discussion on carbon pricing with Tom Erb, Put a Price On It, Joe Romm, Founding Editor of Climate Progress, Kaia Rose, Film4Climate Winner, and James Close, Director, Climate Change Group, World Bank Group. Discussion moderated by Tom Kerr, Head, Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. Part of the #C4CZone, at the World Bank, 6 December 2016. Introduction by Max Thabiso Edkins, Climate Change Expert, Connect4Climate, World Bank.
The Connect4Climate Digital Media Zone (#C4CZone) was presented in parallel to the Legal, Justice and Development Week and the Climate Investment Funds annual meetings, at the World Bank. It was a 4 day-long communication initiative that offered an interactive media hub and gathering space for conference attendees, students, NGOs and private sector representatives.
interview at the world bank
PANEL: december 2016
Kaia Rose, Film4Climate Price On Carbon Pollution Winner, disucsses "Carbon Pricing" and her winning Film4Climate video at the Connect4Climate Digital Media Zone, #C4CZone, at the World Bank, 5 December 2016. Moderated by Max Thabiso Edkins, Climate Change Expert, Connect4Climate, World Bank.
The Connect4Climate Digital Media Zone (#C4CZone) was presented in parallel to the Legal, Justice and Development Week and the Climate Investment Funds annual meetings, at the World Bank. It was a 4 day-long communication initiative that offered an interactive media hub and gathering space for conference attendees, students, NGOs and private sector representatives. The Connect4Climate Digital Media Zone delved into topics covered during the Legal, Justice and Development Week and the Climate Investment Funds annual meetings including climate action and implementing solutions, in particularly through a legal and youth lens. The audience was mostly students from local universities and local NGOs, together with roughly 2000 legal specialists, climate experts and policy makers from all over the world attending the other meetings.
WINNERS IN FILM4CLIMATE COMPETITION ANNOUNCED
FILM FESTIVAL: NOVEMBER 2016
Inspiring the Climate Action Agenda at the Marrakech Climate Conference COP22, the winning filmmakers of the World Bank Group’s 2016 Film4Climate Global Video Competition were celebrated on the large screen on Sunday in Marrakech, Morocco, and received awards for achievement in filmmaking around themes supporting the Sustainable Development Goals.
COP22 YOUTH & FUTURE GENERATIONS PANEL
PANEL: NOVEMBER 2016
The Intergenerational Inquiry is the highlight of the Young and Future Generations Day. It is organized jointly by YOUNGO, the UN Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and Climate Change, and the UNFCCC secretariat. It provides an opportunity to engage youth delegates from around the world with key players on the intergovernmental climate change arena. This year will focus on role of youth in implementing the Paris agreement..
HIGHLIGHTED IN BEST CLIMATE VIDEOS
article: OCTOBER 2016
Climate Countdown was highlighted as one of the best climate videos by the Italian International Center for Climate Governance, who also runs an environmental film festival.
BRISTOL UNIVERSITY ALUMNI FEATURE
article: january 2016
Kaia Rose (BA 2010) is a filmmaker based in New York. She launched her web series, Climate Countdown, in 2015, aiming to break down the complex issue of climate change, and determine what scientists, activists, policy makers and citizens are doing to help solve the problem. We spoke to Kaia about climate change, Climate Countdown, and the recent COP21 summit in Paris...
INTERVIEW: december 2015
Most visitors know I left full-time journalism in 2010 to teach courses on communication and environmental policy at Pace University. The last session happened to fall on Dec. 12, the day the Paris climate agreement was adopted, and we connected by Skype with participants including Bill McKibben, Bjorn Lomborg, Kelly Levin of the World Resources Institute and M. Sanjayan, the conservation biologist featured here in the past. With the Eiffel Tower behind them, Kaia Rose and Eric Mann, two young filmmakers creating a Web series called “Climate Countdown,” described their learning curve on video blogging and climate diplomacy.
article: december 2015
Wondering what’s going on in Paris? And why you should care? A team of young people working on climate issues from many perspectives—policy, science, media, activism—have created Climate Countdown, a video web series that follows the people who are crafting paths toward a meaningful climate agreement at the Paris climate summit. At the heart of it, Climate Countdown is director Kaia Rose’s personal journey to find out what people are actually doing to tackle the climate crisis and how we, as ordinary citizens, can push for solutions...
SNEAK PREVIEW & DISCUSSION AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
SCREENING & PANEL: November 2015
On November 15th, 2015, the Sustainability Media Lab will host a sneak preview of the Climate Countdown webseries -- a media project that promotes greater understanding of international climate policy and helps to engage & empower the public to support urgent climate action. The event will showcase episodes from the series, as well as two separate expert panel discussions on the webseries and climate media at large, and the entire event will be livestreamed to student groups gathered at Yale and Lehigh Universities for coordinated screenings.
Film screening and panel discussion on the upcoming Paris COP21 Climate Summit: Panelists include:
Dan Borbeau - Climate Activist
Tan Copsey - Director at Risky Business Project
Brian Kahn - Senior Science Writer at Climate Central
Harriet Riley - Senior Strategist at Purpose
Kaia Rose - Director of Climate Countdown
Laura Segafredo - Manager of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project at the SDSN
Courtney St. John - Director of Energy Transition at Climate Nexus
Behind the Scenes from the Plan to Save the World
Kaia Rose knew she didn’t know enough about what the world is doing to solve climate change, so she’s making a film (in several parts, presented on YouTube) for young people like her to watch and learn. And it’s become a record of the steps up to the pivotal meeting about the fate of the planet, which starts at the end of next month in Paris.
Rose’s project is a fascinating tour of people and organizations coming together over the course of 2015 to hammer out an agreement that can be approved in December, and set the world on a path of hope. Angie Koo talked to Kaia to find out how she got started earlier this year, what it’s been like, and what she plans next...
PANEL: NOVEMBER 2015
In only a few weeks, global leaders will gather in Paris for a major climate summit to decide what our future is going to look like – but most citizens don’t even know this is happening.
Climate Countdown distills the complexity of UN negotiations and climate action into concise and conversational “post-it” sized episodes. We are on a journey to discover what is actually being done to help make 2015 a game-changing year for the climate crisis. With each episode, we build a better understanding of how the pieces fit together and how we, as citizens, can be engaged and empowered as we countdown to Paris.
Global Environmental Law Class at university of maryland
PANEL: OCTOBER 2015
Filmmaker Kaia Rose speaking to students in Professor Percival’s Environmental Law class about how to make environmental law films. Ms. Rose currently is filming interviews for her website www.climatecountdown.org. She filmed interviews with students from China, Costa Rica and the U.S. who are in Prof Percival’s class and was a judge for the students' film festival.
As Paris accord approaches, watch Climate Countdown
ARTICLE: JULY 2015
Filmmaker Kaia Rose joined the NYC chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby in January 2015. Although concerned and conscious about climate change, Kaia knew little about climate change activism and international climate change policy. She thought, if she herself, a concerned individual, did not know that a pivotal treaty affecting the course of our planet’s future is currently in negotiations, others probably aren’t aware either...
INTERVIEW: JULY 2015
Spencer Schect sat down with Kaia Rose in NYC to talk about her web series The Climate Countdown. Kaia and her friends are tracking the UNFCCC process in video blog format and breaking down the moving parts for all of us to understand.