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Published: 29 March 2021

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Twelve students from the University of Sunderland in London have been working with the Fair Earth Foundation on the London Eco Film Festival.

Starting with a huge list of over 3,000 films, their role was to decide on a shortlist of just 50.

The students representing departments across the University, including Tourism, Hospitality and Events, Business, Management and Finance and the MBA, took part.

They went through each of the films, ranking them on their quality, directorship and cinematography, before giving their recommendations to the Fair Earth Foundation.

The students included:

Marilla Elliot, the Careers Advisor at the University, who worked with them on the project said, “It may seem easy, watching a few films. But it is in fact quite intense and certainly a responsibility. They were fundamental in creating the shortlist and ultimately contributing to the selection of the festival winners.”

From the shortlist our students helped put together, a final six were chosen as winners:

The London Eco Film Festival aims to highlight the incredible stories and films made by creative people around the world.

It was originally meant to take place in November 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Instead, it was held remotely between Thursday 25th and Saturday 27th March.

“Reviewing and judging the films was a unique experience for me, I feel very fortunate to have been a part of it.” - Monika Godo.

“Getting involved in the project has made me more sensitive to the problems in today’s society.” - Laura Serge

“It was a pleasure to be part of this project. The experience helped me demonstrate and improve my critical thinking and creativity.” - Alina Kristelstein

The Fair Earth Foundation runs global educational awareness, research and conservation programmes including the Atlantic Whale and Dolphin Foundation.

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