PLEASE NOTE: This event has been postponed. Please see LYFF2020: Postponed for more information

Concerned about the future for his 4 year old daughter, filmmaker Damon Gameau created an eco doc that looks at how the future could be better if we embrace ideas and technology that are available now. Addressing climate emergency but in a positive way, the film looks at how changes in our approach to energy, agriculture, economy, education and ecology could transform the world for the better by 2040.

Discussion Panel and Q&A

The film will be introduced by Rebecca Ashdown from Together Films, who produced the film and are working with Greenpeace & Extinction Rebellion groups, politicians, international corporations, businesses and instagram influencers to widen the conversation about the positive climate solutions that already exist. Following the film there will be a panel discussion with Rebecca, environmental documentary filmmaker Mirjam Marks and representatives from Leeds City Council, looking at ways in which you can get involved and make a difference.

Micro Movie Challenge - Climate Emergency

To coincide with the film screening we are also launching our new young filmmaking competition, called the Micro Movie Challenge. This is a brand new annual competition aimed at children and young people of all ages from 5 - 19.

Each year the Challenge will have a different theme and for 2020 - 2021 it is Climate Emergency as we know that this is a priority for young people across the city, country and the world.

To launch the competition we made a video with CBBC TV Presenter Ben Shires as a call to action, which you can see below. If you are a child or young person who is passionate about the Climate Emergency, then we want to hear from you. If you want to make a film but don't know where to start we are running workshops in the Film Festival on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 April with documentary filmmaker Mirjam Marks, who will teach you basic filmmaking and documentary skills. Find out more about the workshop here.

Screening with JovannaForFuture

The film will be preceded by the short documentary film JovannaForFuture from filmmaker Mirjam Marks, about a young climate activist from The Netherlands who was inspired by Greta Thunberg.