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Our expert panel

We have an incredible group of experts guiding Flickers of the Future. This group brings together leading academics, film & media industry experts and business leaders all passionate about forging a truly sustainable future.


Competition Patron: RICHARD CURTIS film maker, Founder Comic Relief and Project Everyone and UN Advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.

PROFESSOR TIM JACKSON (& CUSP TEAM), Director of the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), University of Surrey

PROFESSOR TIM KASSER, Author & Professor of Psychology, Knox university

DR VANESSA TIMMER, Executive Director of OneEarth; Senior Research Fellow at Utrecht University

PROFESSOR DENISE BADEN, Professor of Sustainable Business & Founder of Green Stories

KEVIN MACDONALD, Director, Writer & Producer

SAM RICE-EDWARDS, Editor & Owner, The Assembly Room

JACQUES PERETTI, Investigative reporter, author and presenter


ANDREW ROBINSON, Senior Consultant, Green Spark Group

RICHARD WEBB, Film and TV Producer

GRAHAM SMITH, Grand Scheme Media


JEREMY MATHIEU, BBC Sustainability Advisor

JAMES WALLMAN, Author, Journalist, Activist and Keynote Speaker

SARAH WOODS, Playwright, Lecturer and Campaigner

KATE DALE, Head of Campaigns Sport England, responsible for This Girl Can campaign

VALERIE KELLER, Co-Founder and CEO of Imagine

LISE KINGO, Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact.

JEREMY OPPENHEIM, Founding Partner SYSTEMIQ and Chair of Global Action Plan

JEFF SEABRIGHT, Chief Sustainability Officer of Unilever

JARVIS SMITH, Publisher of MyGreenPod and TV personality

GUNHILD A STORDALEN, Founder and Executive Chair of EAT


Expert Panel feature: Professor Tim Jackson, Director of the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity, University of Surrey, talks about why young filmmakers should enter Flickers of the Future.

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Flickers of the Future is funded by the KR Foundation

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