Elements Film Festival

ELEMENTS is a showcase of the best environmental films from British Columbian, Canadian and International filmmakers. There is something for all ages, featuring wildlife, conservation and political action films, special events, guest speakers and expert discussion panels.

Date: April 8–14, 2019
Time: Varying
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

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Join us and explore our natural world!

For all ages
All daytime films and panel discussions are free with Science World admission

In our Daytime Program, we introduce Science Theatre SHORTS, a series of family friendly short films that range from 1-35 minutes in length running continuously throughout the weekend.

For ages 19+
Evening programming requires a ticket

In the Evening Program, we present a series of beautiful feature films that showcase incredible places on our planet and the people working hard to save them. Evening Programs feature Special Guests and Keynote Speakers who shine a spotlight on the wonders of nature and humanity as part of nature.

DAYTIME Schedule

Saturday, April 13

11:00am | Science Theatre SHORTS Vol. I | Full Schedule
A series of family friendly short films that range from 1-35 minutes in length, covering a wide range of wildlife and conservation topics.

12:00pm | Saturday Mantinée: Filipe DeAndrade 
Bring your kids because Filipe is going to take them for a Wild and Untamed ride through the jungle, the oceans, and the African savannah!

2:00pm | Panel: Our Southern Resident Killer Whales 
Is there a future for West Coast orcas? Join our panel of experts in discussing the challenges the orcas face and the efforts to save them. Moderated by Science World CEO, Dr. Scott Sampson.

Sunday, April 14

11:00am | Science Theatre SHORTS Vol. II | Full Schedule
A series of family friendly short films that range from 1-35 minutes in length, covering a wide range of wildlife and conservation topics.

2:00pm | Panel: The Future of Energy
Our panelists are all working on the next energy revolution, which will take us past fossil fuels. Join in the discussion on how Canada can reach its carbon goals, why carbon offsets matter and new developments in fusion power, the holy grail of energy generation. 

EVENING Schedule

Thursday, April 11

7:30pm | Living in the Future's PastView Trailer
Actor Jeff Bridges and Susan Kucera co-produced this visually stunning film that reflects on the true cost of fossil fuel energy and what each of us can do. Susan joins us in theatre for a post-film conversation with John Christie, Capilano University, Motion Picture Arts Program. 

7:30pm | Elements of DesignView Trailer
Art, performance, dance and music are beautifully showcased in environmental film. 

Friday, April 12

7:30pm | Filipe Deandrade: Keynote Speaker | View Trailer
Join us for a passionate evening of film and photography with NatGeo's fastest rising star. Filipe takes us along on his adventures to the Serengeti, the jungles of Costa Rica, and the depths of the Pacific Ocean. 

8:00pm | Queen Without Land | View Trailer
North American Premiere. Meet Frost, a female polar bear struggling to thrive in a changing world.

After Party, featuring musical performances by Sound Activism with Missy D and Friends. Free with Friday evening admission.

Saturday, April 13

7:30pm | From Seed to Seed | View Trailer
Vancouver Premiere. Follow the joys and heartfelt struggles of a Manitoba family working to sustain their organic farm. 

8:00pm | Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie | View Trailer
A decade after delivering his 'Legacy Lecture' at the Chan Centre in 2009, we present Force of Nature, a retrospective film that weaves together scenes from the places and events that shaped Dr. Suzuki's career, with his enduring message of environmental stewardship.