The Earth Futures Festival is in full swing!
The Earth Futures Festival is an international film and video festival that unites the arts and science to showcase how our scientific understanding and long-lived cultural knowledge of the Earth provide solutions to pressing global challenges. Geoscience is key to understanding the relationships between the planet’s physical and biological systems, human interaction with the environment and climatic impacts.
A staggering 972 films from 89 countries were submitted to the Earth Futures Festival 2022. Over several months these were assessed and carefully considered by a team of expert judges to select the top 50 films, consisting of 21 Finalist Films (nominated for category and theme awards) and 29 Official Selection Films.
Check out many of the films online https://www.earthfuturesfestival.com/the-films and join the Festival in person for international screening and panel discussions: from poem, to dance, song and documentary, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Each event takes on one of the 2022 Festival Themes of Dynamic Earth, Future Earth and Human Connection.
The festival culminates in a live-streamed Awards Ceremony on 15 October in Sydney at the Australian Museum, where the 7 Category Award Winners, 3 Theme Award Winners and People’s Choice Award winner will be announced.
Earth Futures Festival – Film Screening and Panel Discussion
All are welcome to attend the 14 October Sydney Earth Futures Festival film screening and panel discussion on the theme of Dynamic Earth, uniting the arts and science to showcase how our scientific understanding and long-lived cultural knowledge of the Earth provide solutions to pressing global challenges.
The event starts with the screening of selected festival films, followed by a dynamic discussion involving a diverse panel of geoscientists, filmmakers, science communicators and cultural knowledge holders. Then enjoy networking with the arts and science communities over drinks and canapes.
Four finalist films from the Women in Geoscience, Geoscience Professionals, Indigenous and First Nations Peoples and University and Vocational Student Categories will be screened.
Dr Marissa Betts, Director EFF Finalist Film ‘ROLA (STONE)’; palaeontologist and ARC DECRA Fellow, University of New England; STA Superstar of STEM.
Robyn Williams AO FAA, ABC science journalist and broadcaster, host of the Science Show on ABC Radio National
Jacob Loughridge, YMAC Nyangumarta Rangers IPA Coordinator, Producer of EFF Finalist Film ‘Marrngumili Warrarn Muwarr Pirraja – Sharing Desert Stories’ – Indigenous Desert Alliance
Lynette Wilridge, Nyangumarta Senior Ranger, Indigenous Desert Alliance
Roberta Hunter, Nyangumarta Ranger, Indigenous Desert Alliance
Dr Amy Way, archaeologist, stone artefact specialist, Australian Museum
Associate Professor Heather Handley, volcanologist, Co-Founder and Director of the Earth Futures Festival
Simon Heath, TV executive producer, Co-Founder and Director of the Earth Futures Festival
When: 6.30-9.30 pm, Friday 14 October 2022
Where: Australian Museum, Sydney
Earth Futures Festival 2022 Awards Ceremony
All are welcome to join the exciting announcement of the Earth Futures Festival 2022 Award Winners, including theme winners and the People’s Choice Award.
Take a look at the top 21 Finalist Films, find out who wins the awards, and enjoy cocktail networking in the beautiful Westpac Long Gallery.
With 972 film submissions from 89 countries, and thanks to an international team of judges, they’ve narrowed them down to the top 50, then 21 finalist films and now 11 award winners.
Link to video clip of finalist films: https://youtu.be/DZOUYLbTWV8
When: 6.30-9.30 pm, Saturday 15 October 2022
Where: Australian Museum, Sydney
Find out more about the Earth Futures Festival https://www.earthfuturesfestival.com/