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Green Image Film Festival (グリーンイメージ国際 環境映像祭): The Oldest International Environmental Film Festival In Asia

UZU Ruriko


This article delves into the history of the Green Image Festival and its mission of encouraging environmental films and promoting them to Asian and global audiences. The festival operates on both the international level, by highlighting environmental issues around the world for Japanese audiences, and the local level, by channeling film screenings for overseas events and education after the festival.  According to programmer and committee member Uzu Ruriko, the festival has been important for several Chinese environmental filmmakers due to its capacity to connect to a larger international network of filmmakers and agents working to protect the environment, which encourages future productions, further career opportunities, and awareness of environmental issues.