Food Wave Challenge
Moving towards a sustainable global food system by 2030.

Food Wave is an international project which aims to increase awareness, knowledge, and understanding of sustainable methods of food production and consumption for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Young people involved in the project will be supported to take action in their cities, involve their communities and influence institutional decisions, thus becoming integral actors and voices in the move towards a sustainable global food system by 2030.

The project is co-funded by the EU and promoted by the Municipality of Milan together with ActionAid Italia, ACRA, Mani Tese and 30 project partners in 17 countries.


What is the Food Wave Project Challenge ?

For this project participants were set a challenge to complete over the course of a week. The challenges focused on topics such as eating more healthily, choosing local and minimising waste. As part of this project participants had a workshop with professional animator Tony Comley who gave a masterclass on how animation is used in documentary filmmaking. Participants then issued a creative brief to Tony who brought their ideas to life as part of the final films.

How did the challenge work?

On the first workshop day participants took part in a filmmaking workshop where they were trained on the equipment and set their challenges for the week, apprentice style! During the challenge , the YFA team were in regular contact to offer support and guidance and then met at the end of the week to chat about how the challenges went and hand over the footage. YFA’s in-house editing team then turned the footage into a series of final films.

Watch the Films


About the Organisations

ReLondon is a partnership of the Mayor of London and London’s boroughs to improve waste and resource management in the capital and accelerate our transition to a low carbon circular city. Our mission is to make London a global leader in sustainable ways to live, work and prosper by revolutionising our relationship with stuff and helping London waste less and reuse, repair, share and recycle more.

Young Film Academy (YFA) are a leading UK provider of filmmaking training for young people aged 8-19. Now in our 16th year, we work in over 100 schools and run courses and events nationwide helping 7,500 young people each year complete their first digital films. YFA are a hub partner with the British Film Institute and work with partners across the UK including Samsung & Eleven Films.