Talent Projects

Our participants are a fountain of creativity when it comes to sustainable projects. Explore some of the many areas in which these filmmakers are making a difference.

Estefania Arregui, Nozuko Poni and Emil Munk.
Estefania Arregui, Nozuko Poni and Emil Munk.
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Asmita Shrish, Hiona Henare and Fisnik Maxhuni.
Asmita Shrish, Hiona Henare and Fisnik Maxhuni.
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Gender Equality and Diversity

Ecuadorian producer and distributor Estefania Arregui is the founder and co-director of the feminist film festival Equis. Its advocacy of equal rights extends to photo exhibitions of South American female filmmakers and creative writing workshops that reflect on gender stereotypes.

Quality Education

Distributor Nozuko Poni is an educator and the co-founder of Sunshine Cinema. This South African network of solar-powered mobile cinemas distributes film to rural, underserved communities and helps young people develop the skills they need to build a future for themselves.

Climate Action

These two directors highlight the effects of climate change on communities around the globe. Emil Munk’s films take us to Greenland, where fishermen face vanishing ice shelves, and into the lives of Palestinian farmers as they turn toward practising permaculture. Asmita Shrish’s latest project blends documentary and fiction as it follows a local mountain community in Nepal affected by the harsh realities of climate change.

Peace, Justice & Understanding

Hiona Henare’s latest project retraces the journey her Maori ancestors took from Tahiti to New Zealand in 1000, navigating by the moon and stars. Her process relies on open conversations between crew members as a way to remain true to their story. Fisnik Maxhuni’s latest film is a co-production between Switzerland, Kosovo, France and North Macedonia that aims to revitalise European discourse by listening to marginalised voices.