The ELEMENTS Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada is expanding for 2019 after a tremendously successful inaugural festival in 2018. We are a showcase for 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 2nd Annual ELEMENTS Film Festival is April 8-14, 2019 and includes 7 days of 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 Audience Favorite Film, and for Best Student Film.

2018 Audience Favourite Film Winner: The Peel Project

2018 Best Student Film Winner: The Water Bottles Adventure

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
  • 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
  • Sabine Schwab

    Although I did not attend the festival personally communication was great and the programme was very well structured and thought-out.

    April 2018
  • Rosie Koch

    We were very happy, that our film was screened at the Elements Film Festival. We unfortunately couldn't be there personally, but the Festival took fantastic care of us. They managed to get our movie and an interview with us and our protagonist into the paper. They were also very keen to facilitate a person involved in the film and its message to be there for the Q&A after the screening. All in all we felt very well taken care of and appreciated. We will definitely submit future films to the festival! Thanks for everything! Rosie

    April 2018
  • The first time this festival was held and I was honored to have my short screened next to some other amazing films. Good communications and friendly staff. Will certainly submit again.

    April 2018