Award Winning Environmental Documentaries

Our films are the lynchpin of all EnviroFest events.  They are carefully curated from the award-winning international market to bring compelling, positive stories and evidence-based solutions on climate change and the environment into the mainstream cultural conversation.

To cross the globe and watch our film engaging audiences and sparking debate on critical issues was a wake up call - this film can reach thousands more people and inspire change across the world!

Ilana Lapid, Filmmaker, Associate Professor New Mexico State University

Maximising Reach and Impact

The international film market provides an increasingly dynamic selection of environmental documentaries they are rarely seen outside the global north. EFI works with filmmakers to bridge this barrier, bringing films to global audiences previously beyond their reach.

Supporting SDG's 2030

EFI programmes documentary and fiction films covering the health of the shared environment: natural resources, climate change, sustainability, renewable energy, food production, migration and water. We tailor the choice of films to the host country’s situation.

Film Highlights

Climate Crimes

Climate Crimes is a controversial and provocative, award-winning, fulldome film. Created using climate data and statistics to bridge art and science, the film tackles the complex relationship between global air pollution, climate change and human migration. Directed by Adrian Lahoud (RCA), Climate Crimes premiered at the V&A, and has been feted at festivals across Europe as a pioneer of its genre.

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The Great Green Wall

The Great Green Wall premiered at the Venice Film Festival to critical acclaim. It is co-produced by the UNCCD and the UK production house Make Waves. The film follows Malian musician and environmentalist Inna Modja who takes viewers on an epic journey along Africa’s Great Green Wall – an ambitious vision to grow a wall of trees 8000km across the entire width of the continent.

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The Human Element

Renowned photographer James Balog (Chasing Ice) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements — air, earth, fire, and water — to frame his journey, Balog explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, coal mining and the changes in the air we breathe. With compassion and heart, this film tells an urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature.

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Chasing Coral

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal this underwater mystery to the world. Filming over 3 years, it is the result of 500+ hours of underwater footage, filmed in 30 countries with the support of 500 people from all over the world.  The film won an Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Jane

Oscar and Emmy-nominated director Brett Morgen uses never-before-seen footage from the National Geographic archives to shed fresh light on trailblazing conservationist Jane Goodall and her extraordinary life devoted to understanding and protecting Chimpanzees.

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Anote’s Ark

What do you do if your country is being swallowed by the sea? The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet, yet it is amongst the first countries to suffer from the main crises of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. A powerful film addressing environmental migration, national identity and personal heartbreak, it follows Kiribati’s President Anote Tong as he races to find a way to protect his nation’s people and maintain their dignity.

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The Climate Limbo

The Climate Limbo explores how climate change impacts migration and fuels poverty and wars. Through the eyes of Queen, a migrant from Nigeria, and Rubel from Bangladesh, we experience the how climate change is already impacting lives, whilst from scientists we learn what is in store for the Mediterranean in the coming years.  By 2050 climate change-related disasters could displace up to 250 million people.