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Select work focusing on the future of film and environmental advocacy.

As a film festival curator, director/producer, and impact campaign strategist, I have worked on numerous projects that have made a lasting impact on the communities they engage. I specialise in creating strategies and plans that influence audiences, change behaviours, and attract new attendees and supporters. Notable project highlights include:

Rachel Caplan hosting a screening at the Castro Theatre, San Francisco

Festival Director/Producer

Montrose LandxSea Film Fest, 2023-present

Scotland's first environmental film festival

Scotland's Climate Festival, 2021

COP26 initiative with 18,000 attendees

San Francisco Green Film Festival, 2010-2020

Globally influential environmental film platform known for its diversity, inclusivity, and community initiatives​

Int'l Ocean Film Festival, 2007-2009

North America's largest marine film showcase

Festival & Film Consultant

Film & Campaign, 2022-present

Impact Producer for The Oil Machine, a BBC documentary on North Sea oil & gas transition

Orkney Int'l Science Festival, 2021

Communications Manager for 80+ events

Glasgow Youth Film Festival, 2021

Curator of environmental film programmes for COP26, incl Youth v Gov and family shorts

Take One Action!, 2021

Resources Producer of film discussion guides for COP26

London Green Film Festival, 2019

Guest Programmer for 17 outdoor screenings with special guests, free to all in the heart of London

Additional Film exhibition & distribution work includes roles with: SFFILM, United International Pictures (UIP), Intermedia Films, New Producers Alliance, The Script Factory, BFI Production, FilmFour Lab, BFI London Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival

London Green Film Festival at Regent's Place
Rachel Caplan presenting at Castro Theatre, San Francisco

Speaking/Moderating

​Select recent events include:

​Speaker: BFI Film Audience Network

Festivals and Environmental Sustainability, online, 2024

Speaker: Film Hub Scotland

​Young Audiences Forum, DCA Dundee, 2023

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Speaker: Julie's Bicycle

BFI Sustainable Film Programme, online, 2023

Keynote Speaker: Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation

Tu B'Shvat annual luncheon, 2023

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Moderator: Montrose LandxSea Film Fest

Multiple events at the Montrose Playhouse​

Moderator: The Oil Machine

with director Emma Davies and film guests., Various incl. Glasgow Film Theatre, Summerhall, Cameo Cinema, 2022/23

Keynote Speaker: The Scottish Arts Club

'COP26: Good COP, Bad COP', 2021

Moderator: Glasgow Film Festival

The Hermit of Treig World Premiere with Director Lizzie MacKenzie and hermit Ken Smith, 2021

Moderator: SF Green Film Festival

Numerous events incl. Roxie and Castro Theatre, 2010-2020

Guest Lecturer: University of California, Berkeley

Environmental Communications course, 2013-2019

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Awards Juror

  ​includes:

  • Green Film Network Awards, global

  • CinemAmbiente, Italy

  • DokuFest, Kosovo

  • CineMare Ocean Film Fest, Germany

  • SFFILM, USA

  • Frameline, USA

  • CAAMFest, USA

  • and Green Film Festivals in Croatia, Czechia, Montenegro, and Turkey.

Memberships

BAFTA, Film Awards Voter & Documentary Chapter Member

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Green Film Network, Special Projects Committee, Auditor

Global Impact Producers Alliance (GIPA)

The Melting Pot: Scotland's Centre for Social Innovation

Pleiades Women's Environmental Leadership Network

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Hosting a screening at SF Public Library

Press - SF Green Film Fest

“Leo DiCaprio’s Oscars speech was a clarion call to millions as our earth steadily warms; SF’s own Green Film Festival takes the lead in presenting films and conversations addressing the most pressing environmental issue we face.” — SF/ARTS, New York Times
“A rare amalgam of elevation, activism, education and inspiration, the Green Film Festival is the kind of event where you can pick a film, any film, from the program and walk away thrilled. This year’s theme is a beaut: Keep It Wild.” — KQED

“I always find the SF Green Film Festival to be one of the most interesting and inspiring of all film festivals held annually in San Francisco. It makes an extra effort to reach out to diverse audiences and to engage people in important environmental issues.” - CineSource
“The San Francisco Green Film Festival is unapologetically about advocacy. The goal isn’t just to educate audiences about many environment issues but also to inspire them to take action.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“Activism is rooted in community. For the fourth year, the Green Film Festival is engaging with the community through discussion and film. The community support in San Francisco is heartening. From the filled theaters to the community organizations who’ve partnered with this event: Earthjustice, American Rivers, Save the Bay, Restore the Delta and many others.” — SF Bay Guardian
“It’s actually a pretty inspiring film, not one of those docs that makes you think “screw it, I’m just going to stay in bed and eat bacon and Oreos.”

— SFist

Cover of SF Arts

Photo Credits, from top: Tommy Lau, London Green Film Festival/Regent's Place, Pamela Gentile, The Oil Machine, DokuFest, Rachel Caplan

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