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OCEAN CONSERVATION + ENVIRONMENT SHORT FILMS                                                           

Ocean Conservation and the Environment short films are made with the purpose of educating and disseminating environmentally conscious messages. We dedicate this category to raise awareness and encourage dialogue about the environment and the ocean in a changing climate.


Scout is delighted to share the official selections for this category.

2019, The year that impunity became the rule by Tiago Galan Mazurkevic, Mídia NINJA

(Brazil)
NOMINEE

This film explores the devastating implications of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policies, which has permitted mining activities and caused an increase in deforestation.



Age Category: 18 and under

Breathe by Yohann Grignou

(France)
NOMINEE

Through the prism of black and white images shot between Greenland and Isère, a cold water diver recounts his approach, thoughts and feelings and the notion of balance brought by meditation.



Age Category: 19-24

Disconnect to Reconnect by Lukas Gawenda

(Germany)


This film challenges four international students living in New Zealand to spend one week without their smartphones in the hope to reconnect with each other and appreciate the magical moments of life, and more.



Age Category: 19-24

Do your part by Reece Loomis

(United States)

Through an engaging and entertaining first-person narrative, YDA filmmaker Reece Loomis makes a gentle plea to fellow citizens to DO YOUR PART in resisting climate change.



Age Category: 18 and under

Firefly by Matthias Strasser

(Switzerland)


A curious little girl, exploring in the hidden depths of the jungle encounters a frightened young orangutan searching for his parents. Despite difficulties, she recognizes the fate of the orange survivor.



Age Category: 19-24

Gando by Teymour Ghaderi

(Iran)
NOMINEE

This film shares a devastating consequence of Iran's water crisis through a 9-year-old girl named Hawa. Like many girls in the Baluchestan province of Iran, she has to walk far away to get water.



Age Category: 19-24

Human vs Elephant by Ahmad Fahmi Nur Khafifi

(Indonesia)


This film documents the impact massive land clearing for oil mining has on the forests in the Riau area of Sumatra, Indonesia, where Sumatran elephants live.



Age Category: 19-24

Lignum Love by Gabriela Zofia Bania

(Poland)
NOMINEE

This animation film is about love and transience to show the interconnectivity between life, death, humanity and nature.



Age Category: 18 and under

Never Too Small by Mason Mirabile

(United States)
NOMINEE

No one is too young to help fight climate change. Filmed, edited and scored by 9-year-old director Mason Mirabile, the film includes two interviews with experts at the World Wildlife Fund.


Age Category: 18 and under

Night of the Crabs by Elyas Masrour

(United States/Morocco)


A group of citizen scientists take on the task of helping a species with unique characteristics and a lengthy history.



Age Category: 18 and under

Part of the Pack by Emily Cross

(South Africa)
NOMINEE

African Wild Dogs are considered an endangered species in South Africa. This film shares what these dogs are facing and the different ways in which the public can become involved to make a difference.


Age Category: 19-24

Promise by Irina Harkavets

(Ukraine)
NOMINEE

A very personal story about how much everything is connected: the relationship of children and parents, ecology education and responsibility for both relations with people and with nature.


Age Category: 19-24

Powerful Little Island: Cultivating Resilience by Alexander Musca, Ezra Remer

(United States)

This film recounts the recovery and climate resiliency of the small island nation of Dominica as it faces the tragic aftermath of Category Five Hurricane María.



Age Category: 19-24

Scent of Hope by Mohammed Elamrani, Hamdaoui Montassir

(Morocco)

A Moroccan woman gave up all her possessions to realize her childhood dream of saving stray dogs.



Age Category: 19-24

Season of Mine by Achref Toumi

(Tunisia)

An old man returns to his native village during harvest season in an effort to remember and reflect on his childhood. The place has changed with time.



Age Category: 19-24

Story of a Black River by Shafiqul Islam, Md Sabbir

(Bangladesh)

This film is about the environmental impact of increasing pollution that is hampering the natural properties of the Turag River caused by industries that are setting in and around the city of Dhaka in Bangladesh.



Age Category: 19-24

The Green Algae by a class at The Vincent School

(France)

This film led by a group of students with special needs. With the support of their teachers, and a scientist at IFREMER, this class looks to understand why there are so many green algae on their beaches.



Age Category: 18 and under

The Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative by Grace Bright, Grace Joo

(United States)

This film explores the Arctic Grayling's disappearance from Michigan waters over 100 years ago and what it will take to bring it back. 


Age Category: 18 and under

Waiting for the Canal by Yasin Serindere

(Turkey)

This documentary film is about the Kanal Istanbul Project - also called the Crazy Project - and its impact on the residents living in the neighborhoods close to the Sazlidere Dam in Istanbul, Turkey.


Age Category: 19-24

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