bONUS SHORTS

Mile for Mile

USA | 2015 | James Q Martin | 15 minutes

Three ultra-runners run 106 miles through the newly opened Patagonia Park in Chile to celebrate and highlight Conservacion Patagonia’s efforts to re-wild and protect this vast and stunning landscape.

Screens with: True Cost (Melbourne), Bikes vs Cars (Canberra), ThuleTuvalu (Hobart)

BREATHE

Australia | 2015 | Sam Rogers | 12 minutes

Ever get that funny feeling that the world is going to end soon? Sam Rogers’ dark comedy pokes fun at the apocalypse-fearing environmentalist in all of us.

Screens with: Aim High in Creation! (Melbourne)

FUNGIPHILLIA RISING

USA | 2014 | Madison McClintock | 13 minutes

A quirky ode to nature’s alchemists, Fungiphilia Rising is an enlightening glimpse into the often misunderstood world of fungi and the fundamental role they play in the world’s ecosystems.

Screens with: Good Things Await (Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart)

WIND

Germany | 2013 | Robert Loebel | 4 minutes

In this celebrated short animation by Robert Löbel, we discover a world dominated by the wind and meet its inhabitants.

Screens with: Bikes vs Cars (Melbourne)

THE WILD WET

Australia | 2015 | Joshua Mayo & Mortiz Katz | 25 minutes

In far northeastern Australia lies an ecosystem that could not be more different to the arid landscapes that cover most of the continent. Twice the age of the Amazon, it is the planet’s most ancient rainforest. Dark, damp and dangerous – it’s a difficult place to survive! 

Screens with: Field Biologist (Melbourne)

SCHOOLS OUT: LESSONS FROM A FOREST KINDERGARTEN

Switzerland/USA | 2013 | Lisa Molomot and Rona Richter | 36 minutes (subtitles)

Schools Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten documents the imaginative and adventurous lives of Swiss children attending a forest preschool education. With comedy, sincerity, and curiosity, Schools Out shows you who these children are, what they enjoy, and how the prosper. 

Screens with: All the Time in the World (Melbourne)

NATURE NEEDS YOU

Australia | 2014 | Mark Pearce | 9 minutes

These are the stories of people who are transforming Australia into a society that protects, respects and connects with the natural world that sustains us.

Screens with: Planetary (Melbourne)

ABiTA

Germany | 2013 | Shoko Hara and Paul Brenner | 4 minutes

A moving and poetic short, Abita is at once a magical and heartbreaking work of animation that muses on the children of Fukushima.

Screens with: Containment (Melbourne) 

WASTE AfRiCA

Italy | 2013 | Matteo Lena | 30 minutes

Charged with emphatic poetry, dense atmosphere, and perturbing imagery, Waste Africa is a confronting short narrative that takes us on a journey to the world’s dump zones in West Africa.

Screens with: Sailing a Sinking Sea (Melbourne)

THE ORPHAN AND THE POLAR BEAR

Canada | 2014 | Neil Christopher | 9 minutes

When a young boy is adopted by a shapeshifting polar bear, he learns how to fend for himself under the elder bear’s tutelage.

Screens with: ThuleTuvalu (Melbourne & Canberra)

EATiNG ROADKiLL

Australia | 2013 | Nicole Precel 9 min

Charismatic ecologist Len Zell gives us a few culinary tips for solving road trip hunger pangs. An engaging short about eating meat sustainably and caring for wildlife on our roads.

Screens with: Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (Melbourne)

BREAKiNG BARRiERS

Australia | 2014 | Dave Wade | 3 minutes

Humour is this short-short film’s strong point, but its message
is what lasts. What natural wonders will future generations have left if we allow them to be rapidly destroyed? 

Screens with: Banking Nature (Melbourne, Canberra & Hobart)

EARTH, WATER, WOMAN

Trinidad and Tobago | 2013 | Sarah Feinbloom and Alexandra Swati Guild | 23 minutes (subtitles)

A micro solution for the macro problem of climate change, this documentary urges viewers everywhere to examine their relationship to Mother Earth.

Screens with: Bring the Sun Home (Melbourne) 

Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the night

USA/Japan | 2015 | Emily V Driscoll and James Karl Fischer | 12 minutes

Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night considers the importance of darkness, and the erosion of it — due to urban development — through the study of firefly habitats in Japan.  

Screens with: On a River in Ireland (Melbourne)

TRASH, MANUfACTURED

USA | 2014 | Chris Jones | 16 minutes

Trash, Manufactured follows Marcus Eriksen as he collects almost invisible, plastic trash— microbeads and other trash from our oceans and turns it into startling works of art. 

Screens with: Landfill Harmonic (Melbourne, Canberra & Hobart)