Created by a faculty team from the Ivan Allen College's Schools of Modern Languages and Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech, The Global Media Festival: Sustainability Across Languages and Cultures focuses on international media productions that explore issues and challenges associated to sustainability. The Global Media Festival's goal is to serve as a global interdisciplinary forum that creates awareness of the cultural and linguistic challenges that emerge from the different meanings and interpretations of sustainability in diverse contexts.

Recent Submissions

  • “KARMALINK” (2021) Q&A with Director Jake Wachtel 

    Wachtel, Jake; Weber, Katja (2022-04-19)
    Q&A with director Jake Wachtel of the family mystery-adventure film “Karmalink.” Shot on location in the Khmer language with English subtitles, “Karmalink” tells the tale of a plucky group of kids, from a gentrifying poor ...
  • "SADAKAT”/”FIDELITY” (2014) Screening and Q&A with Director Ilker Çatak 

    Uelzmann, Jan; Çatak, Ilker (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-04-01)
    Screening of the Academy Award-winning short film “Fidelity” (25 min, 2014) and a Q&A session with director Ilker Çatak. Set during anti-government protests in Istanbul, the film follows the life of a Turkish couple which ...
  • Cities of Peace: From Atlanta to Hiroshima 

    Jacobs, Robert; Martz, Meagan; Zinman, Gregory; Weiss, Amanda (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-03-16)
    An online roundtable conversation with speakers from Georgia Tech, the Hiroshima Peace Institute, and the Carter Center. What does it mean to be a “city of peace,” and how is it different in Atlanta and Hiroshima? What is ...
  • Translating for a Screen: Subtitling in the Age of Streaming 

    Paquet, Darcy; Yasar, Kerim; Sohn, Irhe; Bae, Keung Yoon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-03-14)
    An online roundtable exploring how subtitling has changed in the era of Netflix. Discussions focused on the topic of translation and subtitling, and how streaming is changing this work. Featuring Darcy Paquet (subtitler ...
  • Virtual Film Festivals: Global and Local 

    Saluveer, Sten; Foster, Matthew; Manci, Catherine; Schwarz, Michael; Usher, Rachel; Zinman, Gregory; Weiss, Amanda (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-03-26)
    How has COVID-19 impacted film festivals around the world? This Virtual Roundtable conversation with Sten Saluveer, Head of NEXT/ Marche Du Film – Festival de Cannes, Catherine Manci, Public Programming Specialist at Georgia ...
  • En quête de sens (A Quest for Meaning) 

    Boulard, Stéphanie; Coste, Nathanaël (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-03-20)
    This discussion followed a screening of the film, which follows two childhood friends on a journey as they question the workings of the world, our relationship with nature, and the meaning of life. Their travels take them ...
  • Hafu: The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan 

    Weiss, Amanda; Baldwin, Joshua; Tsai, Aurora; Nishikura, Megumi; Hughes-Troutman, Tiffiny (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-03-11)
    The film explores multiculturalism in Japanese society through the experiences of mixed-race Japanese people. The round-table explored multiculturalism and community sustainability with director Megumi Nishikura, Dr. Aurora ...
  • Landfall Documentary Discussion with Director Cecilia Aldarondo 

    Aldarondo, Cecilia; Rodriguez, Juan Carlos (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-03-03)
    This is a Q&A discussion with director Cecilia Aldarondo and associate producer Lale Namerrow Pastor of the documentary Landfall (2020).
  • Documenting Wuhan: Q&A with Filmmaker Wu Hao 

    Wu, Hao; Liu, Jin; Liu, Lu; Weiss, Amanda; Elliot, Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-02-15)
    Documenting Wuhan: Q&A with Filmmaker Hao Wu.
  • The Cat, The Reverend, and The Slave: Discussion 

    Della Negra, Alain (2020-02-03)
    What does it mean to live in a reality of your own making? This strange, chilling and compelling documentary explores this questions by following three members of “Second Life” who reincarnated themselves into a world ...
  • Solar Cinema in Puerto Rico: A Conversation with Dr. Arturo Massol 

    Massol, Arturo (2019-03-28)
    After two successful years bringing international media artists to discuss their work at Georgia Tech, The Global Media Festival: Sustainability Across Languages and Cultures takes a further step by showcasing the creation ...
  • Down Here There Are No Shooting Stars 

    Magdy, Basim (2018-04-18)
    A screening and conversation with Basim Magdy, an artist who will present and discuss some of his short films exploring spaces and places—both real and imagined—from different parts of the world.
  • Bolivian Indigenous Media and the Protection of the Forest 

    Rodriguez, Juan Carlos; Sanjinés, Iván (2018-04-12)
    Screening of The Cry of the Forest (2008), Bolivia’s first indigenous feature film is based on true events that led to the indigenous demonstrations of 1990 and 1996, two events related to the struggle against deforestation ...
  • Political Comics in China: the Works of Li Xiaoguai 

    Foster, Paul; Herschler, Stephen; Li, Yu; Xiaoguai, Li (2018-04-02)
    Chinese artist Li Xiaoguai will discuss his comic art and show how Chinese writing and characters are creatively employed against the Chinese government's Internet censorship and ideological control. The event features an ...
  • H20mx 

    Cohen, José; Luceaga, Alejandra; Andes, Karen; Alonso, Paul; Braneon, Christian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-06)
    Q&A and panel discussion about the film H20mx (Mexico, 2010) - H2Omx examines Mexico City's water problems through the perspective of residents, government agencies, business owners and engineers.
  • Neukölln Unlimited 

    Imondi, Agostino; Rasch, Dietmar (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-03-15)
    Discussion about the film Neukölln Unlimited (Germany, 2010) - Neukölln Unlimited explores the daily lives of three Lebanese refugees and hip hop artists in Berlin struggling to evade deportation and establish permanent ...
  • Demain 

    Dion, Cyril; Caille, Antoine Constantin; Hirsch, Jennifer; Vacche, Angela Dalle (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-11)
    Q&A and panel discussion about the film Demain (France, 2015) - Demain follows a team of four people carrying out an investigation in ten different countries to figure out what may lead to the possible extinction of a part ...
  • Plastic China 

    Wang, Jiu-liang; Li, Yu; Realff, Matthew J.; Saikawa, Eri; Zinman, Gregory (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-03-29)
    Q&A and panel discussion about the film Plastic China (China, 2016) - Plastic China follows the members of a family who spend their lives sorting and recycling plastic waste from the United States, Europe, and Asia.