We acknowledge Australia’s First Nations People as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land, and pay respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, upon whose Country SFF are based.
We honour the storytelling and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

Your Planet: Climate & Environment Shorts

108 minutes
All Ages
Short documentaries showcasing solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our environment.
From wildlife defenders to waste warriors, from valleys to reefs, to powerful stories from First Nations filmmakers – these short documentaries will transport you across Australia and showcase people and communities creating solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our environment.

An ABC Factual and Doc Society Initiative supported by Screen Territory, VicScreen, Screen Tasmania, Screen Queensland and Screenwest. All films courtesy of ABC Factual.


Films showing at this event:

After the Smoke
Thu 8 June 6:00pm, Sun 11 June 2:00pm
Wendy Farmer, housewife turned activist and founder of Voices of the Valley, recounts how the devastating Hazelwood mine fire led her to find her voice as an activist.
Thu 8 June 6:00pm, Sun 11 June 2:00pm
Filmmaker Marlikka Perdrisat forms a dreamlike expression of her intergenerational connection to Country. A connection available to everyone who loves and cares for a place.
For Frogs' Sake!
Thu 8 June 6:00pm, Sun 11 June 2:00pm
The story of two female conservationists fighting against time to save the endangered and elusive Giant Burrowing Frogs in regional Victoria.
Mad About Maggots
Thu 8 June 6:00pm, Sun 11 June 2:00pm
One third of the food produced every year is thrown away. Because of this, food waste makes up 30 percent of global emissions. Luke Wheat has decided to do something about it.
Thu 8 June 6:00pm, Sun 11 June 2:00pm
After discovering that her home on the Tiwi Islands is at risk from a huge gas project, Antonia Burke mobilises her community creating the first ever Tiwi Women’s Ranger group.
Nyarrpararla Malaju? (Where have all the Mala gone?)
Thu 8 June 6:00pm, Sun 11 June 2:00pm
Mala (the Rufous Hare-Wallaby) are very important ancestors in Warlpiri people’s Jukurrpa (Dreaming). So what happens when there are no more Mala?
Power To Country
Thu 8 June 6:00pm, Sun 11 June 2:00pm
A portrait of life thrown into crisis by energy insecurity, Power to Country tells the story of Garrwa woman Shirley’s displacement from traditional homelands and her yearning to return.
Road Kill Warriors
Thu 8 June 6:00pm, Sun 11 June 2:00pm
400,000 animals are killed on Tasmanian roads every year. Meet the women who are tackling this issue in unique and sometimes controversial ways.
The Number 2 Solution
Thu 8 June 6:00pm, Sun 11 June 2:00pm
Brisbane-based scientists build Australia’s first facility to transform human waste into renewable energy and a sustainable product called Biochar.
The Oyster Gardener
Thu 8 June 6:00pm, Sun 11 June 2:00pm
Jolie, a grade-12 student and aspiring marine biologist, joins forces with her community to bring back the lost oyster reefs of the Noosa River.
Wing Threads
Thu 8 June 6:00pm, Sun 11 June 2:00pm
Zoologist turned microlight pilot, Amellia Formby, is on a mission to share her love for migratory shorebirds, whilst searching for solutions to the many threats they face.
Talking Climate: Special Screening and Panel
Sun 11 June 2:00pm
Join us for a special screening of the Your Planet: Climate and Environment Shorts and meet some of the filmmakers behind these unique films.


Thu 8 Jun
Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 9
Assisted Listening
Past Event Cancel
Sun 11 Jun
Australian Museum
Past Event Cancel
Presented By
Program Strand
Your Planet, Sustainable Future Award
All Ages
Animals & Creatures, Environmental
Company Credits
Australian Broadcaster: ABC
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