The UK Green Film Festival – the only multi-location film festival in the UK focusing on films with an environmental twist – is back for 2012.

Friends of the Earth is supporting the festival, which takes place in 13 independent cinemas in 12 UK cities between 18-20 May 2012.

Some of the great films that will be showing include:

ukgffWhat’s on in Birmingham?

Two film screenings will be shown in Birmingham, organised by Just Film for a Fairer World. The following events are happening at the Birmingham and Midland InstituteMargaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS


Doors 6.30pm 7.00pm start £4.50 (£2.50 members), Friday 18th May 2012

HAPPY, the latest award-winning film from Academy Award® nominated director Roko Belic, takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, ‘Happy’ explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.


Taste the Waste’

Buffet 1.30pm Film 2.00pm FREE ENTRY FOR ALL, Saturday 19 May 2012

Amazing but true: on the way from the farm to the dining-room table, more than half the food lands on the dump – most of it before it ever reaches consumers. A documentary about the worldwide destruction of food. Why do we throw away so much? And how can we stop this kind of waste?

 We are also excited to announce that John Newson, Lead Waste Campaigner for Birmingham Friends of the Earth, will speak at the ‘Taste the Waste’ event about local waste issues, and Kara Moses, Lead Campaigner for Biodiversity, will introduce our new campaign. It’s going to be a great evening, so don’t miss out.

Follow @UKgreenfilms and @wwwfoecouk on Twitter for regular updates, and@justfilmcoop for updates on the Birmimgham events.

Check out the festival website for further details and a full line up.