A Passion of Gold and Fire (Documentary – Belgium – 6:05)
A beekeeper shares his worries about the future of his apiary school. Award Winner: Most Visually Stunning, Audience Choice Award
The Other Side (Documentary – Australia – 5:08)
This film aims to take a very brief glimpse into the other side of the lion hunting argument. Morally speaking, not many of us want to consider the concept of hunting as a conservation tool, so it is rarely discussed.
Gardeners of the Forest (Documentary – USA – 14:32)
For generations, Laos was known as the Land of a Million Elephants. Today, there are around 400 elephants left in Laos. If the Laotian elephants become extinct, not only does it mean a loss of one of the largest mammals on earth but also the loss for Laotian history and culture. This documentary will explore how the Chinese market, deforestation, and tourism all play a role in the imminent extinction of elephants in Laos.
Patata Day (Animated Music Video – Germany – 4:05)
This cinematic parable tells the story of five people in a diner who spin a yarn about potato dishes. In the next scene, funny animated potatoes appear. The audience cheerfully follows the film but understands that a highly topical issue is served with the potatoes on the plate.
Faded Finery (Animated Narrative – France – 10:04)
In a remote village, a little girl befriends a pack of coyotes. But the villagers brutally put an end to this relationship, unaware of the revolution that awaits. Award Winner: Best Narrative; Best Animated Short
Daughter Nature (Narrative – United Kingdom – 4:13)
A fusion between horror and environmental, this short film follows a young girl who, whilst walking through the forest, is lured in by strange voices asking for her help. However, all is not as it seems when she finds the source of the voices.
Bottomless (Animated Narrative – Israel – 8:31)
One morning, outside the house of Mr. Robert Longlive, a very deep ground hole is opened.
After all kind of experts try and fail to measure the mysterious hole's depth, it's officially called: "Bottomless.” From all around the world thousands of people come to watch the miracle, "8th wonder of the world". Robert becomes a star overnight! But all that is going to change one fateful morning, when Robert discovers a perfect way to use that pit- to make it a garbage disposal center! Very quickly almost all the junk that exists in our world eventually comes to that bottomless pit. But, in the end, for every action there is a reaction. And this reaction would teach Robert a lesson he will never forget...
Now, We Are Taller Than Trees (Narrative – Malaysia – 2:00)
Asma finds nature as a source of inspiration for painting. As she is finishing, a loud noise takes her attention, and brings her to real world. She thinks twice about what should be on paper, and starts erasing and correcting different objects, until something stops her.
Thoughtfulness (Experimental – USA – 0:29)
It is important not to be hypocritical in a PSA, so the PSA itself must save energy. Award Winner: Best Conversation Starter
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Best Before (Documentary – United Kingdom – 10:00)
A short documentary about a community food waste cafe in Bristol operating on a pay-as-
you-feel basis. Award Winner: Best Documentary; Best First Time Filmmaker (Joe Palmer & Lydia Johnson); Best Student Filmmaker (Joe Palmer & Lydia Johnson)
Rozalia Project (Documentary – USA – 3:29)
Led by Rachael Miller and James Lyne the Rozalia Project's mission is to protect the ocean by picking up marine debris surface to seafloor, deliver inspiring education programs, and use technology and science to find solutions to current marine ecological challenges. This is their story.
Profile Project: Freddy Candia (Documentary – Brazil – 5:40)
Freddy Candia is a very helpful man. Low height and great speaker, he’s the master of improvisation, be it on civil construction, mechanics, or even at the kitchen, always with a big smile in his face and a readymade gag. He had a troubled childhood, was raised at the countryside, and left the house early to face life. Nowadays, Freddy founded his NGO, CECAM Bolivia, which constructs ecological bathrooms, solar oven and economic kitchens for families with limited resources.
What’s The World Coming To? (Narrative – Australia – 3:40)
One man does his bit for the environment.
Waste Not, Want Not (Documentary – USA – 13:18)
As a state becomes overburdened with landfills, passionate individuals argue for recycling as a better way. This film takes an exclusive look at the recycling industry in Alabama, a state that is home to the world’s largest plastic recycler. Ultimately, the film asks why the state is incentivizing landfills, rather than supporting an industry that is both more environmentally friendly and economically beneficial.
We Live Underwater (Documentary – Germany – 7:04)
Coral reefs worldwide are in imminent danger because of global warming and rising water temperatures. Underwater explorers, divers and filmmakers of The Jetlagged are setting out to give threatened coral ecosystems a new chance: They build an artificial reef on an Indonesian island paradise with heavily damaged corals.
Our Hero (Animated Narrative – Italy – 2:58)
An old olive tree tells the mythical story of a mysterious hero, who saved the forest and its people with simple daily gestures.
You Can Build a Garden (Music Video – USA – 2:35)
An entertaining and engaging music video about raingardens. Award Winner: Best Music Video; Best Call to Action