"Like a forest, Treeline spreads horizontally. The film has not one, but many viewpoints: those of all the different cameras and people holding them around the planet."
Please complete the following form, in order to have your video and/or audio footage considered for inclusion in Ruth Maclennan’s Treeline film project.
The film is being co-commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and Forestry England. The new work will be presented online, coinciding with COP 26, the UN’s climate change summit being held in November 2021 in Glasgow.
We are commissioning and presenting this new artwork at a time when world leaders and policy makers gather to discuss and decide on action to address the climate and ecological emergency at the United Nation’s COP 26 conference in Glasgow. This collectively sourced film by Ruth Maclennan depicts forests and trees in the UK and across the planet, connecting diverse personal perspectives and habitats to underline the collective efforts needed to halt deforestation and address climate change.
Ruth Maclennan is looking for recent video footage of forests, and recordings of sounds in forests to edit together into a film. You do not need to be a professional cinematographer to contribute. This film will feature forests from across the world, and depict the unique features of each forest while highlighting the impact of the climate emergency on the world’s forests.
The film will be made up of landscape-format panning shots of forests and woods, filmed by people living in or near them in different parts of the world. A central horizontal line within the frame that is common to each sequence will allow the shots to be edited together to create a potentially endless film.
For help with what to submit, take a look at the guidelines. When you are ready to submit your video and/or audio files, click 'Next'.