Explore everything the Elements Film Festival has to offer.

Dive deeper into the stories behind the headlines. Each film explores the relationship between humans and the environment, challenging the way people think about the natural world, and inspiring them to discuss, explore and act on important environmental issues such as climate change, plastic pollution, deforestation, human-wildlife conflict and habitat destruction.

Elements features full length and short films by local, international and youth filmmakers. Short films are grouped together under environmental themes. Daytime films will be shown in the Science Theatre unless otherwise stated. All evening films are playing in the OMNIMAX® Theatre. Unless noted otherwise, films are not in OMNIMAX format.

Films by Date

Evening Programming

7:30pm | Ticket purchase required.

To attend evening screenings and events you must be 19+ years of age.

25zero

Australia
17 min

The first glaciers to disappear aren't where you'd expect -- they're on the equator. East Africa's rivers of ice have existed for tens of thousands of years, but they won't survive the next 25. Follow polar explorer and environmental scientist, Tim Jarvis, as he searches for the region's mysterious and vulnerable glaciers.

Filmmaker: Miles Roland


Killing Contest

Costa Rica
12 min

Hunting competitions in North America are decimating populations of some of nature's most important predators, coyotes and wolves. Follow filmmaker Filipe DeAndrade's journey to illuminate this devastating "sport".

Filmmaker: Filipe DeAndrade


The Wild

USA
62 min

A personal and gripping story by filmmaker Mark Titus. Fresh into addiction recovery, an urgent threat emerges to spur Mark back to the Alaskan wilderness, where the people of Bristol Bay and the world’s largest wild salmon runs face devastation, if a massive copper mine is constructed.

Filmmaker: Mark Titus

Films by Title

25zero

Australia
Thursday, April 2 | 7:30pm | 17 min

Ticket purchase required.

The first glaciers to disappear aren't where you'd expect -- they're on the equator. East Africa's rivers of ice have existed for tens of thousands of years, but they won't survive the next 25. Follow polar explorer and environmental scientist, Tim Jarvis, as he searches for the region's mysterious and vulnerable glaciers.

Filmmaker: Miles Roland


Ancient Giants

Vancouver
Saturday, April 4 | 12:30pm | 15 min

Included with admission to Science World.

After an ill-fated expedition to northern Patagonia, in search of one of the oldest living trees on Earth, three explorers reflect on their discoveries and what it means for the future of rainforests. Ancient Giants provokes the questions, is sustainable forestry really sustainable? What can we do to change the future?

Filmmaker: Zak Bentley


Back from the Brink: Saved from Extinction

USA
Saturday, April 4 | 7:30pm | 32 min

Ticket purchase required.

The remarkable true story of three animal species in distant locations rescued from the brink of extinction by researchers and conservationists. By the end of this century, half of all species could be pushed to the brink of extinction. Positive change is possible, and problems created by humans can be solved by humans.

Filmmaker: Sean Casey

This film is formatted for the OMNIMAX screen.


Be a Better Roommate

USA
Saturday, April 4 | 2pm | 3 min

Included with admission to Science World.

A comedy of role reversal and environmental errors as a sperm whale damages the habitat of its human roommate.

Filmmaker: Paul North


Bring Your Own

USA
Saturday, April 4 | 5pm | 3 min

Included with admission to Science World.

Inspired by the popular OMI song “Cheerleader,” this musical parody set to a student-written song, highlights the importance of bringing your own in the fight against plastic pollution.

Student Filmmakers: Maura Smith, Anuhea Hale, Kiana Haugg, Bianca Haugg