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April 5–7, 2019 • Submissions Open September 4

Watch Our Films

Explore some of our Festival films. We’ll continue to add new films as they become available.

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  • 100,000 Beating Hearts

    100,000 Beating Hearts

    2017 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Food, Land
    Director: Peter Byck
    0:15

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    Winner of “BEST SHORT” 2017. A pioneering farmer in rural Georgia shares his journey from industrialized beef production to sustainable, humane agricultural and environmental stewardship.

  • A Beautiful Mistake

    A Beautiful Mistake

    2018 • Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives
    Director: Director: Jill Somer (Greece)
    0:05

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    Students on a Greek island write heartfelt letters to Mother Earth.

  • AMPERSAND

    AMPERSAND

    2017 • Animation, Energy, Global Perspectives
    Director: Director: Erin Shea (USA)
    0:03

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    A delightful animated journey from the subatomic to the galactic. Learn more about the film here.

  • Chasing Coral

    Chasing Coral

    2018 • Adventure, Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: Director: Jeff Orlowski (US)
    1:33

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    2018 Oscar Shortlist for Best Documentary; 2017 Sundance Audience Favorite Award, US Documentary Category. Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate due to man-made climate change. Using time-lapse photography and gorgeous cinematography, divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to document the heartbreaking losses of coral in the Great Barrier Reef and elsewhere. Following his acclaimed film Chasing Ice, Director Jeff Orlowski reveals an amazing undersea world in a film that is a rousing call to action. (3rd Party Provider)

  • Desolation Follows

    Desolation Follows

    2018 • Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land
    Director: Director: Burnham Aldridge (UK)
    0:09

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    Student Short Film Competition 2nd Place Award Winner. The English moors elicit a sense of the wild and untamed. Yet all is not as it seems.

  • El Yolero

    El Yolero

    2018 • Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: Director: Oscar Guzmán (Dominican Republic)
    0:01

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    Student Short Film Competition Honorable Mention. When a local man carelessly throws away a plastic bottle in a lake, creepy things happen.

  • FISH

    FISH

    2017 • Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: Director: Saman Hosseninpour, Iran
    0:04

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    The fate of a goldfish in an elderly couple’s home.

  • Mexican Fishing Bats

    Mexican Fishing Bats

    2018 • Global Perspectives, Water, Wildlife
    Director: Director: Edward M. Roqueta (Canada)
    0:06

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    In the Sea of Cortez, researchers delve into the mysteries of the endangered Mexican fishing bat using boats, nets, and high-tech gear.

  • Moonshadow

    Moonshadow

    2018 • Adventure
    Director: Director: David Elkins (US)
    0:06

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    Experience the Great Eclipse of 2017 filmed with multiple cameras in the remote and rugged landscape of Eastern Oregon.

  • Person of the Forest

    Person of the Forest

    2018 • Environmental Advocacy, Wildlife
    Director: Director: Melissa Lesh (US)
    0:17

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    An intriguing glimpse into the habits of wild orangutans, who have been documented making pillows, fashioning umbrellas, and displaying regional greetings. With their habitat in the lowland rainforests of Borneo disappearing at an alarming rate, this research may be key in protecting this critically endangered species.

  • Pursuit

    Pursuit

    2018 • Adventure
    Director: Director: Mike Olbinski (US)
    0:07

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    A self-professed “storm chaser” on an epic quest to capture Nature’s wildest skies.

  • Sankofa Community Farm

    Sankofa Community Farm

    2018 • Food, Land, Local
    Director: Director: Mitchell Smith (US)
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    The Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden not only increases Southwest and West Philadelphia communities’ access to fresh, organic food, but helps people develop self-reliance and deepen their relationship with the land, their food, and each other.

  • The Conductor

    The Conductor

    2018 • Animation, Environmental Advocacy
    Director: Director: Bethany Borg (UK)
    0:02

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    Student Short Film Competition Honorable Mention. An old man creatively tries to green-up his grey, urban world.

  • Thriving with Their Feet Wet

    Thriving with Their Feet Wet

    2018 • Land, Local, Wildlife
    Director: Director: Mitchell Smith (US)
    0:04

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    The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is working to protect one of the cleanest aquifers in America, a vast reserve of fresh water that underlies southern New Jersey. Yet this aquifer and the tiny colorful frogs that depend on it—the threatened Pine Barrens Tree Frog—are under severe environmental stress.

  • Use Me

    Use Me

    2018 • Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives
    Director: Director: Abyed Hasan (Bangladesh)
    0:01

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    Student Short Film Competition Honorable Mention. Can you be inspired to do the right thing by observing others?

  • Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

    Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

    2018 • Environmental Advocacy, Food, Land
    Director: Director: Anna Chai and Nari Kye (US)
    1:26

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    Through the eyes of chefs like Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali, this fascinating film aims for nothing less than to change the way people buy, cook, and eat food. WASTED! shows the world’s most influential chefs transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system, and exposes the criminality of food waste, explaining how it directly contributes to climate change. (3rd Party Provider)