• The Crowd-based Film Festival

    Inspire yourself and your friends, family, and colleagues by hosting one of the films below at your home or other private venue.
    It's as easy as 1, 2, 3... Registration closes Sept 8 or earlier for some films we have limited copies of.


    The True Cost

    Selected by Connected Threads

    The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?


    Running Time: 1 hr 30 min

    Audio Language: English

    Delivery Options: Digital Download, Netflix

    Subtitles Available: 

    Digital Download: English
    Netflix: English, Chinese



    Selected by Animal Allies

    A groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today, and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.


    Audio Language: English

    Delivery Options: Digital Download, Netflix

    Subtitles Available:
    Netflix: English and Chinese

    Digital Download: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish.


    A Plastic Ocean

    A Plastic Ocean is an adventure documentary shot on more than 20 locations over the past 4 years. Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions


    Running Time: 1 hr 45 min

    Audio Language: English

    Subtitles Available: None

    Delivery: Digital Download



    Guardians of Raja Ampat

    This film celebrates the leadership role that the people of Raja Ampat have taken in Indonesia spearheading marine conservation



    Running Time: 65 min

    Audio Language: Bahasa Indonesia (primarily)

    Subtitles Available: English

    Delivery: Streaming (YouTube)



    Selected by EarthFest

    Disobedience is a new film about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with the power and pollution of the fossil fuel industry.


    Running Time: 40 min

    Audio Language: English

    Delivery: Streaming (YouTube)

    Subtitles Available: Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish


    Project Wild Thing

    Filmmaker David Bond is a worried man. His kids' waking hours are dominated by a cacophony of marketing, and a screen dependence threatening to turn them into glassy-eyed zombies. Like city kids everywhere, they spend way too much time indoors - not like it was back in his day. He decides it's time to get back to nature – literally


    Running Time: 80 min

    Audio Language: English

    Delivery Options: Download or Streaming

    Subtitles Available: Czech, German, Italian, Portuguese and Turkish


    For Kids: Captain Planet Summit to Save the Planet

    The Planeteers attend the World Earth Summit. However, the eco-villains have their own plans to ruin the Earth Summit. Can the Planeteers right the villains' wrongs and save Gaia in the process


    Running Time: 40 min

    Audio Language: English

    Subtitles Available: None

    Delivery Options: Streaming (Vimeo)


  • FAQ

    1. I really want to participate, but can’t host. Can I join a screening? These are all private screenings. So you have to know a host if you aren’t hosting... But maybe reach out on social media and see if a host wants to invite you :) Also note, SGEFF has traditional film screenings of other films at ArtScience Museum if you want to join one of those.
    2. What is a crowd-based film festival? It’s a film festival where People (the Crowd) host private screenings of the documentaries with family and friends. This is instead of hosting films at cinemas (though SGEFF does have those as well!)
    3. What makes a crowd-based film festival effective? We all want a sustainable future, however, we often don’t talk about sustainability with our friends and family. This is a great way to have fun with your family and friends where these important conversations can naturally happen! Documentaries are great for inspiration, Through hosting, you can motivate others, and help transform our future! Also, AS A HOST this way you get to keep a FREE copy of the film for the future - something you wouldn’t get at a theatre!
    4. Where do I host it / What if I can’t host in my home? Ideally you would host in your home. If you don’t have suitable TV or space, you could rent a media room at a library, a karaoke room or gaming room or any other private space.
    5. How many people should I invite? As many as can comfortably fit in your space :) But remember, these are not public screenings, so you can’t rent out halls or cinemas :)
    6. What do I need to host a screening? To be sustainable, you will be provided with either a digital download or a streaming link, depending on the documentary you choose. You simply need to make sure you can display that on your TV. No physical DVDs will be provided.
    7. What else will I get besides the free documentary? As a host you will receive a digital guide that helps you plan your event and lead post-film discussions.
    8. Any suggestions for making it the best night ever? You could make it part of a potluck, dinner party, game night, karaoke night, club night etc!
    9. Are there any legalities or permits? Nope. You are using the film for private use - just like any other movie you buy - so nothing special is needed. All documentaries are legally obtained.
    10. Can I host a large screening for the public instead?  Sorry we cannot help with this as public viewing requires permits and licenses. The version of the films we provide are licensed for private use only. Just because we can’t help though, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it :) We’d happily spread the word if you organised it!
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