Virtual Festival Schedule
SGEFF hosts 3 days of festivities from 20th – 22nd November that include workshops, panels, Q&A with filmmakers & wellness sessions. The activities are powered by our volunteers and community partners and completely free to the public.
Our events including Opening Night film/Q&A and Live Zoom events require registration on SGEFF.peatix.com in order to access the sessions. The session links will be posted the day of the event. Look out for our IG Live sessions happening on the @sgeffest Instagram. Also, check out our daily morning meditation and evening children’s storytelling (note for each: just need to register once for the 3 days).
Our SGEFF Films are available for streaming throughout the event.
Thursday, November 19th (Opening Night)
Friday, November 20th
Regeneration through Reforestation with One Tree Planted: Let’s Talk Trees! on @sgeffest IG LIVE.
In this discussion, Beth Dalgleish (Ecosystem Director, OTP) joins SGEFF Eco Ambassador, Elizabeth Lazan, to discuss reforestation in the regions of Asia, and the importance of this work to create jobs, build communities, and protect habitats for biodiversity. Learn about the “why, how and what now” behind running a charity that has planted 15 millions trees to date!
Planet or Plastic? Live Exhibition Tour at the ArtScience Museum with a Q&A session.
Fashion Revolution SG Presents: Rethinking Your Clothing. A Live Talk by Chu Wong
Clothes – everyone wears them; some out of functional necessity, others to express their moods and personality… but how many of us actually know our clothes and fabrics? Join Chu of Fashion Revolution Singapore to deep-dive into clothing, an everyday item we often take for granted.
Ask the Experts Live: Green Book with Laurence Glass-Haller (Embassy of Switzerland Singapore).
Laurence will be talking to us here about water microbiology and will talk about water pollution in general, algal blooms and the problem of antibiotic resistant pathogens released into water systems recycling.
Saturday, November 21st
Eco Nature Practice Meditation by filmmaker Natasha Giraudie (SGEFF Short ONE WORD SAWALMEM) on @sgeffest IG LIVE. Moderated by Elizabeth Lazan (SGEFF Eco Ambassador).
When we find ourselves unbalanced, we need to reconnect to the natural world, in its own rhythm constantly supporting and holding us. Join us for this special discussion and practice with Natasha, where we find tools that help us engage with nature more deeply to reduce stress, improve sleep and regenerate our being.
A New Perspective: Bringing Drones, DNA Sequencers and other Technologies to Wildlife Conservation and Sustainable Development, a Live Panel with Dr. Vanessa Pirotta (Moderator), Prof. Koh Lian Pin (NUS), Dr. Radja Irendra (featured in SGEFF Short DAYAKS & DRONES), Dr. Adeline Seah (SGEFF).
Mapping community land with drones for the first time. Collecting snot from migrating humpback whales with drones to monitor their health. Portable molecular technologies to detect species and pathogens in the field. The rise of technology is changing the way data is collected and by who. As technologies become more affordable and accessible to scientists and non-scientists alike, we are gaining new insights into our environment and new ways to protect wildlife and community rights.
Bedtime Story “Are You Listening?” by Dr. Alaka Skinner.
In a maze of tunnels in a magical forest Grandfather Squirrel tells his two grandchildren the story of the smartest animal ever to exist – human beings. When the wisdom of the adults threatens to lead to disaster and human extinction, the question is, “Can anyone save human beings from themselves?
Sunday, November 22nd
Biodiversity Tour: A Dream for Agrihood with Cuifen Pui (Foodscape Collective) on @sgeffest IG LIVE.
Regenerative spaces for all is a long-term vision of Foodscape Collective. Join Cuifen as she shares about the opportunities and unexpected learnings about natural farming and shaping community spaces with local residents, and the support of NParks.
Climate Anxiety x Mental Well-being: Creating a Healthier Mindset For You and The Planet on @sgeffest IG LIVE. A conversation with Nadya Hutagalung (We The Good SG) x Elizabeth Lazan (SGEFF Eco Ambassador).
The apocalyptic nature of climate news can cause stress or anxiety in our lives. How do we stay inspired without feeling overwhelmed and keep advocating for the environment within our communities? In this conversation, we speak to UN Ambassador, Nadya Hutagalung on her inspiring eco journey, why she started We The Good focusing on mental well-being, and how she sees the both worlds interconnected.
Wild, Wicked, Wise – Women Who Speak for Nature. A Live Panel with Shannon Consentino-Roush (Finless Foods), Stephanie Arrowsmith (Second Muse), Roopali Raghavan (WRS), Olivia Choong (Green Drinks SG), Naomi Clark-Shen, Kathy Xu (Dorsal Effect), Dr. Pelf Nyok Chen (Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia), Dr. Tracie Seimon (Wildlife Conservation Society), Cynthia Chow (HKEFF), Dr. Adeline Seah (SGEFF), Jacqui Hocking (SGEFF).
Meet women who are leaders in their field, creating long-term tangible changes for the species and communities they work with. Some of them are striking out in new areas that will transform our production systems away from global destruction, and towards regenerative practices instead. Get to know the speakers on topics ranging from why they do what they do to life and work during the pandemic, to their vision of what they want for Planet Earth. Registered attendees can submit questions during the session. Reach out to us after if you want to learn/collaborate/support one of these amazing women! You may submit questions for the panelists in advance here.
ACRES Tour by Anbarasi Boopal (ACRES) with Robin Hicks (Eco-Business).
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided humanity with a stark warning of the consequences of exploiting wildlife. In this special tour of Singapore’s only wildlife rescue centre, Anbarasi Boopal walks us through a refuge for the victims of the illegal wildlife trade. She shows Robin what is being done to care for trafficked animals, explores the link between wildlife trafficking and disease outbreaks, and shares the critical role Singapore can play in curbing the trade in wild animals.
Ecosystem of Sustainable Fashion: Regenerative Relationships from Production to Consumption. A Live Panel hosted by Elizabeth Lazan (Actress, SGEFF Eco Ambassador) with Raye Padit (The Fashion Pulpit), Jaclyn Hodes (AWAVEAWAKE), Agy Lee (The Green Collective SG), Christine Chow (Tove + Libra), Eshita Kabra (ByRotation) and Vickie See.
We’ve heard the term “sustainable fashion” – but what exactly does it mean to have a circular economy in the clothing industry? In this panel discussion, we invite some of the region’s top eco entrepreneurs and designers to share with us their practices, philosophies and systems that reveal how your wardrobe can truly make a difference. We explore alternative materials and manufacturing realities from fabric to fit – and discuss ways to be a “conscious consumer”.
Beyond LYGOPHILIA /PISCIS LUDICROUS / TRANSFIXED GAZE – Multispecies Explorations with An Artist and A Biologist, Live Chat with filmmaker Robertina Šebjanič & Dr. Adeline Seah (SGEFF).
In this moderated debate between the two speakers, Robertina will present her series of works that will allow us to get to know her artistic practice, based on research and focused on the cultural, (bio)political and ecological realities of the human footprint in aquatic environments and its consequences / challenges.
SGEFF 2020 selection LYGOPHILIA, supported by the Ministry of Culture of R. Slovenia and Sektor Institute, intervenes into environments and discusses ecology, with a focus on axolotls.
The local eco-community will come together virtually at the Singapore Eco Film Festival, November 14th – 22nd 2020. The festival showcases 10 films. A one-night-only special screening of KISS THE GROUND on November 19th will mark the beginning of 3 days of activities and festivities. The other films will be available for streaming with free registration during the whole week.