The Elements Film Festival is an environmental festival based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The festival is a showcase for the best films about environmental issues, including climate change, adventure sports, exploration, nature, science, and wildlife films.

Festival programming will highlight positive stories, including films about the people that are leading the way in environmental issues, films that show successes in the face of environmental threats, and films that connect the audience to the natural world and provide new perspectives on environmental issues, through the use of new film technologies and techniques.

One of our goals is to inspire a new generation of environmental filmmakers. As such, half of our sessions will feature family-friendly programming. Films that are shown at the family-friendly sessions are subject to Consumer Protection BC Motion Picture Ratings for General or Parental Guidance audiences.

The Elements Film Festival is operated by the Elements International Environmental Film Festival Society, a BC Non-profit organization.

Awards & Prizes

Awards will be provided for the audience favourite film, and for the best student filmmaker.

Rules & Terms

Elements International Environmental Film Festival Society (“Festival”) is hereby granted the right to utilize publicity materials related to the production (i.e. press kits, posters, stills, preview tapes, etc.) and an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film ("Submitter") hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

Submitter shall indemnify and hold harmless Festival, its Board of Directors, Employees, and Agents, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Festival endeavours to take all reasonable anti-piracy precautions for copyrighted materials in our possession. By submitting to the Elements Film Festival, Submitter releases Festival from all risk and liability in the event of theft or breach of copyright of materials while on Festival premises.

I, the undersigned as Submitter, do hereby consent and agree that Festival and its employees, or agents have the right to present my film and to use these in any and all media, now or hereafter known, and exclusively for the purpose of show case and promote the Elements International Film Festival. I further consent that my name and identity may be revealed therein or by descriptive text or commentary. I do hereby release to Festival, its agents, and employees all rights to exhibit this work in print and electronic form publicly or privately. I understand that there will be no financial or other remuneration for showcasing the film, either for initial or subsequent transmission or playback. I represent that I am at least 19 years of age, have read and understand the foregoing statement, and am competent to execute this agreement.