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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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  • A PLASTIC OCEAN

    A PLASTIC OCEAN

    2017 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: Craig Leeson (Hong Kong)
    1:39

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    When journalist Craig Leeson discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean, he teams up with champion free diver Tanya Streeter, and they travel to 20 locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans. During their adventures they uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution and reveal solutions that could easily be put into action.

  • BLUE

    BLUE

    2018 • Adventure, Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: Director: Karina Holden (Australia)
    1:24

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    Half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish! BLUE tells the powerful story of our changing oceans, profiling passionate advocates who defend habitats, campaign for smarter fishing, combat marine pollution, and fight for protection of keystone species. There is a way forward and the time to act is now.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • RIVERBLUE

    RIVERBLUE

    2017 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: David McIlvride and Roger Williams (Canada)
    1:30

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    Internationally renowned river advocate Mark Angelo takes us on a fascinating global journey that reveals the dark side of the fashion industry. Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, our blue jeans literally are destroying rivers around the world. RiverBlue is a stunning call to action to manufacture our clothing in a more sustainable way.

  • The Islands and the Whales

    The Islands and the Whales

    2017 • Environmental Advocacy, Food, Global Perspectives, Water, Wildlife
    Director: Director: Mike Day (UK, Denmark)
    1:23

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    On the isolated Faroe Islands, halfway between Scotland and Iceland, the descendants of the Vikings find their longtime whale hunting practices threatened by animal rights activism, plummeting wildlife populations, and rising mercury levels.