Sustainable Living Film Festival: A festival to create awareness for a better future
The Sustainable Living Film Festival has become the first “Changemaker” of the eighth season of the Sabanci Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program.
The Sustainable Living Film Festival was formed in 2008 by a group of friends sharing a common vision and dream on sustainability issues. Three friends, Tuna Özçuhadar, Pınar Öncel and Gamze Selçuk, undertook the organization and development stages of the festival.
Within the scope of the Sustainable Living Film Festival, films and documentaries were screened in various cities and neighborhoods. Until now, up to 170 films and documentaries were screened. These screenings were realized completely free of charge and open to public. Films do not only take problems as a focus point, but also the solutions to those problems.
In the scope of the festival, activities were realized in more than 40 cities and neighborhoods, reaching out to 30,000 people. The Sustainable Living Film Festival not only raises awareness through the screening of films and videos, but also leads to a change in the lives of many people, opening the doors to other possibilities.
The Sustainable Living Film Festival began its journey with the dream of a “better world to live in,” and visited many cities and neighborhoods. In nine years, the festival reached out to thousands of people to establish a more equal and fair society that embraces diversity and protects its natural resources. It raised awareness for a better and more sustainable living. It made a huge difference in the life of those who follow the festival.