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Tuesday, September 29 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Less is More: The Compelling World of Short-Form Storytelling

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Shorts have always been around as a medium of expression and experimentation, but never before have they been consumed at such a massive scale on digital platforms. Have Natural History films effectively adapted to this growing medium? What are the opportunities, challenges, and future of short-form natural history storytelling and can these boundaries be pushed to maximize impact?

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avatar for Samreen Farooqui

Samreen Farooqui

Creative Head, Videos, RoundGlass Sustain
Samreen Farooqui is a filmmaker and producer and has over a decade of experience in creating non-fiction content for digital media. Her work traces an India-in-transition through stories of changing socio-political realities, wildlife and environment, urban living and technology.She... Read More →
avatar for Gunjan Menon

Gunjan Menon

Natural History Filmmaker and Writer
Gunjan Menon is an independent natural history filmmaker and writer from India. She specialises in conservation and human interest stories and has won multiple accolades with 30+ International awards and nominations across 15 countries including being shortlisted for a student BAFTA... Read More →
avatar for Hashem Al-Ghaili

Hashem Al-Ghaili

Filmmaker, Video Producer and Science Communicator
Hashem Al-Ghaili is a filmmaker, video producer and science communicator who was born in Yemen in 1990. He obtained his master’s degree in Molecular Biotechnology from Jacobs University Bremen in Germany and currently works as a full time science communicator. He runs his own Facebook... Read More →
avatar for Nicola Brown

Nicola Brown

Impact Producer
Nicola is an Impact Producer specialising in natural history and digital storytelling, currently working with Freeborne Media. Over the past few years Nicola's portfolio of work has included the award winning BBC Earth/OceanX Media impact campaign / digital series #OurBluePlanet... Read More →
avatar for Aneeta Akhurst

Aneeta Akhurst

Director of Programming, Seeker
Aneeta Akhurst is the Director of Programming at Seeker, an award-winning science digital media brand, delivering over 2 billion annual video views and ranking #1 in scale and engagement on social. Seeker empowers the curious to understand how science shapes their world, and celebrates... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
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