Film Festival Cologne | Global Day – Stories for Change
Global Day

Global Day – Stories for Change

Wednesday, 27. Oct 2021, 10:00 - 16:00
Filmpalast · Kino 1
A Workshop-Event in cooperation with the program Entwicklungsbezogene Bildung in Deutschland (EBD) by Engagement Global

Moving images and modern audiovisual media are indispensable when trying to communicate themes around foreign aid and its actors. Not only because social media campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Twitter reach a large audience and can inform and emotionalize people, but also because they can motivate direct action. But how do you use moving images effectively? The Global Day presented strategies, current project and best practice cases. Additionally, in the evening of Global Day the NRW Media Award for Sustainable Development and Engagement was awarded for the second time to honor developmental political activism and outstanding moving image campaigns. 


Host: Daniele Rizzo


10:00–10:15 a.m., Welcome

Thomas Klein, Project Manager Field Office Düsseldorf, Engagement Global gGmbH, Düsseldorf 


10:15–10:30 a.m., Video message

Dr. Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Berlin


10:30–11:15 a.m., Talk

Moving image and storytelling - prominent commitment to sustainable goals

Ralf Bauer, Actor, Baden-Baden

Vanessa Fuentes, Photographer, Berlin

Frederick Lau, Actor, Berlin

Nada Lottermann, Photographer, Berlin

Rick Zabel, Professional Cyclist, Cologne


11:15 a.m.–11:45 p.m., Break


11:45–12:15 p.m., Best Practice

The Green Button. Sustainability – fair at all levels, ecological and transparent

Andreas Bothe, Head of CSR & Sustainability Management Bay City & Chiemsee, Hamburg

Christina Fischer, Deputy Head of Public Relations, Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, Bonn


12:15–1:00 p.m., Presentationen

Ideas competition Stories for Change

Saskia Bellem & Catharina von Poser, #eintshirtzumleben, Bonn

Contimi Kenfack & Amina Lawal, 3 E’s 4 Africa, Aachen

Katharina Partyka & Judit Karola Nagy, Jeans im Kreislauf, Cologne


1:00–2:00 p.m., Break


2:00–2:30 Uhr, Best Practice

THE PORTAL – An Instagram Film Series about the Future of the World

Dawid Marcinkowski, The Kissinger Twins, London


2:30–3:00 p.m., Best Practice


Sven Jacobi, Managing Director, MBRC the ocean, Hamburg


3:00–3:30 Uhr, Presentation

20 Years in Afghanistan

Phil Grabsky, Filmmaker, Brighton


3:30–4:00 Uhr, Talk

WATERS – Can films build wells?

Michael Fritz, Founder, Viva con Agua, Hamburg

Björn Tanneberger, Producer, Warner Bros. ITVP Germany, Cologne

Philipp Zühlke, Head of Production, Warner Bros. ITVP Germany, Cologne



6:00–8:00 p.m., Award ceremony

NRW Media Award for Sustainable Development and Engagement

on invitation only