For its maiden launch in 2020, the Klima Film Festival (KFF) with the theme “Adapting for a Sustainable Future” attracted over 50 applications from at least 12 regions in the country. Eligible teams underwent capacity building sessions on the science behind climate and filmmaking called the Climate Film Labs, and out of 17 entries, the top ten were featured in a week-long screening festival. Find out more about the films below. Also check out the links to the awarding ceremony and the film reviews of the KFF 2020.
If you would like to screen the films or access them for academic purposes, please send your request through these forms: for individuals and for organizations. If you have other questions about the film festival, feel free to contact CCC via [email protected]. You can also reach us via [email protected].
The animated film “Our World” tells the story of Nymfa the nymph and her powerful elemental dragons who suddenly face invaders who defile the lands, waters, and skies.
Created by Jerome Pineda, Kit Aguilar, Jackie Galario and Dom Bitang of the Aquarian Eye Media from Region III (Central Luzon)
Awards: Best Screenplay, Best Musical Scoring (three-way tie), and Most Liked Teaser.
What does the future have in store for us? When the planet becomes uninhabitable, where will we go? Set in the future, “Verdant” depicts a future where the human race must look for a new home.
Produced by Mikone Joshua Calungsod, Leila Galvez, and Darwin Palermo of Ang Maharlika Productions from Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)
Awards: Best Musical Scoring, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, and Best Director (Mikone Joshua Calungsod)
Ethan, an optimistic young adult, goes about his daily routine unconsciously making efforts that advocate protection of his environment. He is forced to make changes in his routine after an unforeseen night.
Produced by Kris Angel Ditan, Lance Lascano, Louisse Carlo Ledonio, Joshua Oledan, Michaela Bueno, Michael Christopher Villan, Maelanie Ann Requierme, Kenji Yoshida, and Jairus Bredes of South Frame Visuals from the National Capital Region (NCR).
Award: 2nd Runner-up
How would a continuously warming world affect people? Set in the future, “Jeremiah at ang Bayan ng Gomorrah” imagines the struggle of a community in search for clean water to drink.
Produced by Bradley Jason Pantajo, Jan Arthur Miro Embog, Jan Roland Figura, Jan Ronald Figura, Lito Elabra, Abegail Esquierda, Alliah Jhoy Ignacio, Sybannah Mauhay, Sophia Marie Malasan, Regin De Guzman, and Marc Christian Lacson of Vision in Perspective Productions from Region IV-A (Calabarzon).
Awards: Best Musical Scoring, Best Production Design, Best Performance (Jan Arthur Miro Embog), and Audience Choice Award.
How can climate change risks and impacts put a strain on relationships? “Drawings” tells the story of siblings Louie and Louise and extreme events that changed their lives.
Produced by Clarice Chua, Joaquin Clio Gonzales, Juliana Chloe Gonzales, Samantha Rose Ricasata, and Cameron Eicka Ann Tan of Big Ship Productions from the National Capital Region (NCR).
Michael, an independent, nature lover, finally finds his inner voice as he confronts his family’s lavish lifestyle.
Produced by Mark Daniel de Castro, John Carlos Ven Castro, Jazel Lazaro, Norina Buenaventura, Nolz Sanders Dela Cruz, and Luigi Libunao of Zealous Productions from Region III (Central Luzon)
A nature lover daydreams about his past and then contemplates about the future as the climate slowly changes.
Produced by Vince Aaron Bercasio, Aaron Buhawe, Geremy Simon Gonzales, Keanu Christopher Abirol, Evander Jethro Carpena, and Sergio Manalastas of Pelikuaral Productions (National Capital Region).
Lito, a young nature enthusiast, travels around his hometown as he remembers memories shared with a friend including a tragic event.
Produced by Flyn Mendoza, Ernesto Segundo, Paullyn Pacio, Mel Codli, Franz Mikel Estera, Shane Desmond Abadey of IA Visuals from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
Lost in the woods, Hiraya meets a deity slowly weakening due to deforestation.
Produced by by Mae Malelang, Erika Malelang, Erica Chloe Manalac, and Filoteo Mari Santos of Sinagtala Productions from Region IV-A (Calabarzon)
Heartbroken from experiencing the wrath of nature, Makoy, a loving son, must learn to take the painful lessons as he moves forward.
Produced by Mark Andrew Lim, Cedric Salvador, Jose Miguel Benedicto, Jeremy Payumo, Adrian Galera, Maril Jane Paez, and Charyjoy Salazar of Prima Lente from the National Capital Region (NCR).
Klima Film Festival Awards 2020
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