15 December, 2008
The International Metal Workers’ Federation (IMF), in collaboration with the ITUC and other Global Union Federations, last week announced the third annual Geneva Labour Film Shorts Festival, to take place 16 June 2009. The event will “explore ways of reaching broader audiences and promote and support the capacity of trade unions to communicate through film.”
Started in 2007 as part of the IMF Communicators’ Forum, the Geneva Labour Film Shorts Festival has grown over the last two years and has positioned itself as one of the only international film festivals to showcase primarily film and videos made by unions about unions and working people.
The three-hour programme will focus on films that are excellent examples of communicating labour stories and messages and the selection will include a range of different films from different parts of the world.
The IMF asks for copies of films, in English, on DVD with a short paragraph describing the film and why it was produced, by 13 February 2008. Please contact Kristyne Peter ([email protected]tal.org) or Alex Ivanou ([email protected]).