One major strand of our work towards COP26, the major climate conference taking place in Glasgow this November, will be a film presenting how the climate emergency is impacting on cultural heritage. We will be bringing this together in early October from footage and short films supplied by IIC members and other colleagues from around the world.
Please consider contributing to our film by 30 September - find out below what we're looking for, and how to send us your footage. Don't worry if you are a beginner, or capturing film on your phone or iPad - we would love to have your submission if you have an interesting story to tell.
A snapshot of the world - from remote deserts to city museums
- New footage that you record now, with or without a voice over, showing a collection item, heritage site or natural feature that you would like to discuss. If you would like to drop us a line with any queries before making new footage, please do. New films should be brief - probably around 1 - 3 minutes, but again get in touch if you are interested in creating a longer piece.
- Existing material, drawn from your archives or another project that speaks to this theme, where it's likely we could obtain permission from the copyright holders to use an excerpt.
How to upload your film
Members should have received a link to the project Dropbox. If you don't have the link, please email the office at email@example.com, and we will send it across.
First, fill out the copyright form (downloadable at the bottom of this page)
Please title all your files for upload with your full name. This is so we can correctly identify each file. We will also include a formal acknowledgement to your work, which will accompany the film at the COP26 UN Climate Conference.
When you click the Dropbox link to upload your film, copyright form and short summary, please respond to the cookie message (accept or choose preferences) before you start your upload - it may otherwise cause it to fail.
Then please upload:
- your film or footage
- your short introduction to what it shows (2 - 300 words should be plenty)
- the copyright form
Then simply give your name and email in the prompt box, and upload all to the Dropbox. When the upload is complete you should see a page confirming that it is sent. If you have any problems with uploading, or are unsure whether your file is sent, again, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org before 30 September.
What happens next?
We will be reviewing films as they come in over September, and will be in touch to let you know if your submission will be part of the COP26 film, or if we would like to ask about using it in other ways, to advance the crucial environmental sustainability agenda.
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