The Big Muddy Film Festival, the Richmond Environmental FF and the North Dakota Environmental Rights FF are all accepting film submisisions now. Plus our eyes are on Energica e-motorcycles!
The Big Muddy Film Festival, Richmond Environmental FF and North Dakota ERFF All Accepting Film Submissions, Energica E-Motorcycles
ENERGICA—THE MOTORCYCLE OF THE FUTURE IS HERE NOW
Energica Motor Company is an Italian manufacturer of electric motorcycles. It was started in 2010 in Modena, Italy, by CRP Group, an international company involved in computer numerical control machining, additive manufacturing with advanced selective laser sintering materials windform.
You’re right. All we really need to know is Energica Motor Company was officially founded in 2014 with the aim of creating high-performance sustainable motorcycles. CEO Livia Cevolini highlighted the company’s advantage over competitors saying in an interview with Tech Crunch, “We’re in a different category,” she said. “They have less power, less range and less fast charge capability.”
Energica has a few models: the Ego, launched in 2013.The Ego features multiple ride modes and levels of regenerative braking; a low-speed reverse mode; Bosch anti-lock braking system; a 100kW oil-cooled, permanent-magnet AC motor; a 11.7 kW⋅h battery with a claimed range of almost 100 miles
In April 2014, it unveiled the Energica Eva. The Eva shared the same electric powertrain and chassis as the Ego with the motor limited to 80kW of power and top speed limited to 125 mph.
In 2017, Energica introduced its third model, the Eva EsseEsse9, with an “old school” design and more relaxed riding position, again sharing the powertrain and chassis as the Ego with the same power limits as the Eva.
In 2019, my favorite, the Eva EsseEsse9+ was introduced, increasing battery capacity for the first time to 18.9 kWh. That gave it a big boost in range, from about 100 miles to almost 170.
DEEPER DIVE: Energica, Wikipedia
RICHMOND VIRGINIA ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSION PERIOD IS OPEN
We’re going to ply you with climate change film festival application opportunities, for all you enviro filmmakers out there, or those that support them. First up, it’s the Virginia Environmental Film Contest.
The Virginia Environmental Film Contest is an important part of the Richmond Environmental Film Festival. The contest is open to both new and experienced Virginia filmmakers submitting films on environmental topics focusing on Virginia. The application/submission deadline is November 21.
The Richmond Environmental Film Festival will run from Friday, February 18, 2022 through Friday, March 4, 2022. It was founded in 2008, and it showcases films that raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to Richmond, the nation and the planet.
Visit theclimate.org/episodes for a link to apply for the Richmond Environmental Film Festival, and we’ll keep you informed as we go along here on The Climate Daily.
DEEPER DIVE: RVAEFF
NORTH DAKOTA ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSION PERIOD IS OPEN
Earlier this year, The Climate Daily reported on the first ever The North Dakota Environmental Rights Film Festival (NDERFF). Well now, it’s in its second year, and we’re excited to announce the submission window is now open.The NDERFF is a festival dedicated solely to environmental rights, recognizing the important intersection between the environment and human rights.
The festival’s mission is to educate, engage, and facilitate discussion around local and world-wide environmental rights, animal rights or climate change topics through the work of filmmakers and artists. The NDERFF invites filmmakers from around the world who have produced documentary, narrative, or experimental films that engage in environmental rights-related topics or themes to submit their work to the festival. The extended application/submission deadline for NDERFF is November 30.
Visit theclimate.org/episodes for a link to apply for the North Dakota Environmental Rights Film Festival, and we’ll keep you informed as we go along here on The Climate Daily.
DEEPER DIVE: NDERFF
BIG MUDDY FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSION PERIOD IS OPEN
The Big Muddy Film Festival has been around for 44 years, and is one of the world’s longest-running student-organized festivals. Based at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, the festival focuses on community, accessibility, social justice, and the environment.
Of special interest is The John Michaels Memorial Film Award, which honors films as activism that address themes of peace, justice, community action, human rights, and environmental conservation. This year, the Big Muddy Film Festival is looking for shorter films – under 50 minutes – organized into the categories of experimental, narrative, documentary, animation, and smartphone cinema. The late deadline is November 30, so apply today!
Visit theclimate.org/episodes for a link to apply for the Big Muddy Film Festival, and we’ll keep you informed as we go along here on The Climate Daily.
DEEPER DIVE: Big Muddy FF, NDERFF, RVAEFF