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Chelsea Film Festival: Climate Change Day

October 22, 2017 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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FIT is the educational partner of the Chelsea Film Festival, which will take place Thursday, October 19 to Sunday, October 22. The event, now in its fifth year, is an international festival that highlights the work of emerging filmmakers, producers, and actors. As a partner, FIT will host screenings on campus in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, in the Pomerantz Center, and in the David Dubinsky Student Center.

The First-Ever Climate Change Day will present a series of panels, brunch, and virtual reality exhibition at FIT.


Sponsored by NOGLU

1–2 pm
Panel 1: Think Before You Consume: The Founders’ Perspective
Moderator: Timo Rissanen (Parsons/Zero Waste Fashion Design)
Speakers: Robyn Shapiro (SEEK), Melody Serafino (Number 29), Colin Beavan (No Impact Man/Author), Alysia Reiner (Actress/LIVARI Designer), Anne Fontaine (Anne Fontaine Foundation)

2–3 pm
Panel 2: How to Reduce Waste of Film Sets
Moderator: Katherine Keating (Publisher at VICE Impact)
Speakers: Katie Carpenter (Co-chair of PGA Green/Environmental Doc Film Producer), Matt Reid (A Plastic Ocean on Netflix), Kenneth Ebie (Deputy General Counsel/Director of External Affairs at MOME), Alysia Reiner (Actress/Co-founder of LIVARI)

3–4 pm
Panel 3: Factory Farming, Population Growth and Climate Change: Can We Survive?
Sponsored by Animal Equality

Moderator: Gene Baur (Farm Sanctuary President/Co-Founder)
Sharon Núñez (Animal Equality), Lincoln O’Barry (Ric O’Barry Dolphin Project, Director/Producer of Blood Dolphins)


FIT students can attend the screenings free of charge by using the promo code CFF2017xFIT at checkout. Students must also show their FIT ID at the door.


October 22, 2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY United States


Chelsea Film Festival