The ELEMENTS Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada is returning after a tremendously successful year in 2019. We showcase the best films from around the world with an environmental theme, including wildlife, science, nature, technology, adventure sports, exploration and social justice. Festival programming includes programming for adult and family audiences. All screenings are held at Science World at Telus World of Science.

The 3rd Annual ELEMENTS Film Festival is April 2-5, 2020 and includes film screenings, panel discussions, workshops, and parties. Filmmakers are encouraged to attend and will have the opportunity to engage with the audience through Q&A sessions and panel discussions.

The ELEMENTS Film Festival is located in Vancouver, Canada which is one of the greenest cities in the world, and the third-largest television and film production centre in North America.

Awards will be provided for juried films, an Audience Favorite Film, and Best Student Film.

The Elements Film Festival accepts films in any genre with an environmental theme. We do not exclude films with prior screening although new and premiere submissions are encouraged.

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, trailers, 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.
By submitting this form and film entry, Submitter guarantees that the film and all publicity materials provided to Festival are original work and that there are no ownership or copyright disputes regarding my entry.
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 the film and all publicity materials in any and all media, now or hereafter known, and exclusively for the purposes of Festival and to 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.

Overall Rating
  • Joe Chang

    This is a very good film festival with the theme of protecting the environment. I am very honored to have selected my work at the festival. I fully understand that the COVID-19 film festival has been postponed, but I believe tomorrow will be even better, as long as we protect our environment.

    April 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Joe, for your feedback! This is a challenging year for everybody, filmmakers and film festivals included. We will get through this period, and not lose our momentum. Planning is underway for a deferred festival schedule in the fall - we will do our best to give your films an audience!!

  • Rose Steller Burke

    What an amazing line up of excellent environmental films and filmmakers! Thank you to the ELEMENTS team for including FERRET TOWN in your 2019 program. The communication was excellent from start to finish. Our only regret was that we couldn't attend the festival.

    April 2019
  • Kathryn Jankowski

    A Great Festival for environmental awareness during which I had the honour of meeting David Suzuki. The organizers are kind, supportive and down to earth. I felt super privileged when they gave me the opportunity to do an interview with Global news Vancouver. I hope to do it again next year, I better get working on the next film!

    April 2019
  • Great Environmental Film Festival with high-quality programming and high-profile presenters. The Telus World of Science Center is a perfect and stunning landmark venue for this event in the heart of Vancouver. Thank you, Team ELEMENTS, for including FROM SEED TO SEED in your 2019 program, for the ward and media coverage, and for raising awareness and public support for environmental issues concerning our beautiful Planet Earth. Best wishes for the continued success of this important film festival event!

    April 2019
  • Happy that my film ‘Think’ was selected for screening, and good communication from the festival, but unfortunately I could not attend the screening, so I hope it screened well and got a good reaction guys? :)

    April 2019