Environmental Film Festivals

To celebrate its 20th anniversary CEAC sponsored an International Wildlife Film Festival at the Cochrane Ranchehouse Theatre on Saturday Nov 21st.  CEAC worked with The International Wildlife Media Center & Film Festival  (IWFF) out of Missoula, Montana to bring world class environmental films to Cochrane.  The highlight of the festival was the evening session with Charlie Russell and his presentation on the Grizzlies of Kamchatka entitled The Edge of Eden.

CEAC then had a follow-up festival with IWFF in 2010.  We were very proud to host one of the early Canadian showings of The Antarctic Challenge: A Global Warning by Mark Terry.  This multi-award winning documentary was the only film invited by the UN to show to world leaders at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December of 2009.  In conjunction, a nature photography was held with Len Cyca.  It proved to be quite popular.  CEAC also provided opportunity for the schools in the Cochrane area to show films from the festival to students the week after the festival.  Several schools participated.

In 2010, CEAC partnered with the Recycling Council of Alberta, Town of Cochrane, and the MD of Rockyview to bring two of the producers/participants of the Clean Bin Project to Cochrane as part of Waste Reduction Week efforts.

The Clean Bin Project was a pledge “to try to buy no more “stuff” and produce zero landfill waste for one year.”

It was documented in an award winning feature film (Best Canadian Documentary at the Projecting Change Film Festival).

Check out the project here.