Conservation Optimism Film Festival 2020

Conservation Optimism believes a planet on which people and nature both flourish is possible. As we hear of forests burning and species going extinct, it can be hard to remain hopeful. However, amongst the stories of loss, there are also many inspiring stories of hope that are awaiting to be shared, learned from and replicated. We’re convinced that empowering everyone to make a difference for nature while also learning from the successes and failures within the conservation sector are key to securing our planet’s future.

In 2019, we called all filmmakers to send us short films featuring stories of hope from around the globe and we’re excited to be able to share them with you tonight! So grab some popcorn and get ready for an evening of inspirational short films. The 22 films that you will get the opportunity to watch were shortlisted in the following categories:

  • Super Shorts
  • People & Nature: Communities, Heroes & Wellbeing
  • Conservation Works: Learning from Success & Failure
  • Animation
  • Student film