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EngageMedia Calls for Reel Action on Climate Change

Reel ActionGet your climate action film out there and have it distributed globally and in Copenhagen at the most pivotal climate meeting of the century.

This December thousands of delegates, decision-makers, stakeholders, and activists will converge on Copenhagen. To be part of this EngageMedia is putting together a compilation of Asia-Pacific climate films to be screened and distributed at the event and around the world. Submit your film to EngageMedia and be part of the action. Global action is urgent and essential – the time for debate is over.

The intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change meeting in Copenhagen on the 10th of December 2009 will decide on the global course of action in this time of climate crisis: all communities should be present with a voice. This will be a time for delegates and government officials to present their cases but it will also be a whole convergence of media, campaigners, independent organisations, and individuals.  You and your film can provide a voice for so many people that can’t be present.

EngageMedia is compiling stories from the Asia-Pacific on the climate crisis, climate action, climate justice, and climate solutions. We’ll put the best stories on a DVD and in an online package to be screened and distributed before, during, and after the Copenhagen meeting. We’ll send the final compilation to delegates, media, NGOs, and activists. We’re also organising screenings in Australia, the Pacific, and Southeast Asia. If you are interested in organising a screening in your area around the Global Day of Action in December, please contact us.

By submitting your video to EngageMedia you have the chance to have it included in the DVD and online compilation. All videos submitted will be made available on in a special Climate section. Most importantly you will enhance the work of climate justice campaigners and social movements in the Asia-Pacific and around the world.

How to Submit

Sign up to and click the publish button in the top left. Fill in the details of the film and add the keyword climate-crisis on step 2. When your upload has completed send us an email at climate[at]  so we have your contact details and a little more information about your film. If you have a large file to post you can also use our FTP system.

Videos should focus on the Asia-Pacific and ideally be no longer than 15 minutes for inclusion in the compilation, though we accept the content of any length on the site.

The deadline for submissions is the 10th of October 2009. The final selection will be announced on November 1st.

About EngageMedia

EngageMedia uses the power of video, the internet, and free software technologies to affect social and environmental change. We believe independent media and free and open technologies are fundamental to building the movements needed to challenge social injustice and environmental damage, as well as to provide and present solutions. [More]

This initiative is supported by Hivos.