Ecosperity Film Fest

 

On 5 June, World Environment Day, and 7 June 2019, the Ecosperity Film Fest features four nature films: a pre-release screening of Disneynature’s Dolphin Reef, Disneynature’s Penguins, Netflix’s Our Planet and BBC’s Climate Change – The Facts. There will also be talks by renowned filmmakers about the issues explored in the films, and a post-screening panel discussion on moviemaking for impact on 7 June.
The Ecosperity Film Fest is presented by Temasek, in collaboration with Presenting Partner DBS Bank, Festival Partner Jackson WILD and Supporting Partner Earth Observatory of Singapore.

 

FILMS

Dolphin Reef
by Disneynature

In “Dolphin Reef,” Disneynature dives under the sea to frolic with some of the planet’s most engaging animals: dolphins. Echo is a young bottlenose dolphin who can’t quite decide if it’s time to grow up and take on new responsibilities—or give in to his silly side and just have fun. Dolphin society is tricky, and the coral reef that Echo and his family call home depends on all of its inhabitants to keep it healthy. But with humpback whales, orcas, sea turtles and cuttlefish seemingly begging for his attention, Echo has a tough time resisting all that the ocean has to offer. “Dolphin Reef” is narrated by Natalie Portman.
Note: “Dolphin Reef” is not in cinemas yet and this is an exclusive pre-release screening!

Penguins
by Disneynature

Narrated by Ed Helms (“The Office,” “The Hangover” trilogy, ”The Daily Show with John Stewart”), Disneynature’s all-new feature film “Penguins” is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he's targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. 
Watch the trailer

Our Planet (Ep 1)
by Netflix

The Our Planet series presents stunning photography of never-before-filmed environments ranging from the ice caps and deep ocean to deserts and remote forests, and the rare and wonderful animals that call these places home. Our Planet is narrated by Sir David Attenborough, arguably the most respected natural history broadcaster in the world. In this episode, we will explore the vital role each of our planet’s key habitats play, and illustrate how they are connected; to understand that the health of one is directly linked to the others and that, ultimately, all species on our planet depend on these connections, including ourselves.
Watch the trailer

 

Climate Change - The Facts
by BBC

Right now, we’re facing our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change. After one of the hottest years on record, Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of climate change and explores what kind of future we face if warming continues at its current rate. Since he first started talking about the impact of climate change on our world, conditions have changed far faster than he imagined; now he asks what steps we need to take to avert disaster and ensure the survival of our societies and the natural world.
Watch the trailer

SPARKS: A Generational Challenge 
by DBS Bank

Team DBS is coming back to your screens – with new clients, new solutions, and a renewed sense of purpose! Can the team work alongside Businesses for Good to spark the change needed for a better world? Find out in this exclusive premiere of Sparks Mini-Series: “A Generational Challenge” by Presenting Partner DBS Bank.
Watch the trailer at DBS.com/Sparks

Ichiro and the Wave
by EOS

Ichiro was fishing near the coast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, when the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami struck his boat. Stranded on an island during the devastation he wondered if he would ever see his family again. Ichiro and the Wave presents a unique and inspirational experience by a tsunami survivor. Not too many people have survived being so close to a tsunami. Ichiro’s outlook remains remarkably positive in spite of having lost dozens of his extended family members.


FILMMAKERS

Click to read more about the renowned filmmakers who will share their insights on moviemaking for impact at the Ecosperity Film Fest.


SCREENINGS

All sessions will be held at The Cathay @ Handy Road (nearest train station: Dhoby Ghaut). Popcorn, potato chips and water will be provided as refreshments. Tickets are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Admission is free.

 

5 June 2019, 1:00pm - 2:40pm [FULL]
  • Welcome remarks by Temasek and Festival Partner Jackson WILD
  • Dolphin Reef (77 mins)
  • Sharing of insights by Roy Conli

 

5 June 2019, 3:10pm - 4:50pm [FULL]
  • Welcome remarks by Temasek and Festival Partner Jackson WILD
  • Penguins* (76 mins)
  • Sharing of insights by Sophie Darlington 

*Each child will get to bring home a Disney educational activity packet for hours of entertainment and learning!

 

5 June 2019, 5:15pm - 8:45pm [FULL]
  • Welcome remarks by Temasek and Festival Partner Jackson WILD
  • Screening of Climate Change – The Facts (58 mins)
  • Intermission with light refreshments provided
  • Exclusive premiere of Sparks Mini-Series: “A Generational Challenge” by Presenting Partner DBS Bank (8 mins)
  • Remarks by Presenting Partner DBS Bank
  • Screening of Dolphin Reef (77 mins)
  • Sharing of insights by Roy Conli 

 

7 June 2019, 4:00pm - 7:45pm [REGISTRATION CLOSED - WALK-INS ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE BASIS]
  • Exclusive premiere of Sparks Mini-Series: “A Generational Challenge” by Presenting Partner DBS Bank (8 mins)
  • Welcome remarks by Temasek and Festival Partner Jackson WILD
  • Screening of Ichiro and the Wave – a short film by Supporting Partner Earth Observatory of Singapore (10mins)
  • Screening of Our Planet (50 mins)
  • Intermission with light refreshments provided
  • Screening of Dolphin Reef (77 mins)
  • “Behind-the-Scenes: Secrets of Moviemaking for Impact” – Panel discussion and Q&A with filmmakers
Presented by

Temasek
An Initiative of

Ecosperity Week

 

Presenting Partner

DBS
Festival Partner
Jackson WILD
Supported by
EOS