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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 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.

  • 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.

  • FISH

    FISH

    2017 • Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: Director: Saman Hosseninpour, Iran
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    The fate of a goldfish in an elderly couple’s home.

  • 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.

  • SAVING MY TOMORROW

    SAVING MY TOMORROW

    2017 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Youth
    Director: Director: Amy Schatz (US)
    0:30

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    Kids from around the world take on our biggest environmental challenges—from endangered animals and pollution to climate change. Behind the scenes at the American Museum of Natural History, scientists talk with kids about how organisms are affected by a changing earth. A lyrical mix of science, music, and stories of plants and animals in danger, this film—narrated in part by Tina Fey and Liam Neeson—celebrates the natural world and is a call from kids to all of us to help take care of the planet and everything on it.

  • 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.