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Researching sustainable filmmaking approaches, while exploring Indigenous Futurisms through film practice

ACPA alumna Dr. Itandehui Jansen is currently working on a new experimental film. The project researches sustainable filmmaking approaches, while exploring Indigenous Futurisms through film practice. The project is a continuation of Jansen’s research for the AHRC scoping project Sustainable Materials in the Creative Industries, led by Dr Peter Oakley of the Royal College of Art.

The production is filming on a Bolex D16 in combination with vintage lenses and working with available light. Props and costumes are being sourced from charity shops. Cast and crew are walking to locations or taking public transport. The production is registering its footprint through the WeAreALBERT  Carbon Calculator. More information on the project can be found here.

More information on the Sustainable Materials in the Creative Industries Scoping Project can be found here.

Itandehui Jansen previously made the feature drama film In Times of Rain (2018) which screened at many renowned festivals and won multiple awards. This film is currently available on the streaming platform Biblioquinoa and can be viewed here.

Other previous works include the short film Time and The Seashell (2020) which was nominated to the AHRC Research In Film Award for Best Climate Film 2021 and the Ocean Bottle Award at the Climate Crisis Film Festival, Glasgow 2021. Her recent short film Signs and Gestures (2021) screened at the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival 2021, Slamdance 2022, the London Short Film Festival 2022, and received the audience award for Best Short Film at the Cambria International Film Festival 2022. 

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