Explore the climate crisis on film at our EIFF Youth Eco Weekender!
13 & 14 November 2021
After COP26, it’s the start of the story, not the end. Explore the climate crisis on film, with captioned screenings of The Day After Tomorrow and Geostorm at Filmhouse.
Tickets cost only £2 to each screening, and include BSL interpreted extended introductions from EIFF Young Critics and EIFF Young Activists, as well as some very special guests and short films from Film Access Scotland's Climate Challenge: 1.5 Degrees Films project.
After paleoclimatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) is largely ignored by U.N. officials when presenting his environmental concerns, his research proves true when an enormous "superstorm" develops, setting off catastrophic natural disasters throughout the world. Trying to get to his son, Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal), who is trapped in New York with his friend Laura (Emmy Rossum) and others, Jack and his crew must travel by foot from Philadelphia, braving the elements, to get to Sam before it's too late.
This captioned screening includes a BSL-interpreted extended introduction from the EIFF Young Critics and will be screening alongside short films from Film Access Scotland's Climate Challenge: 1.5 Degrees Films project.
When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth’s very survival, world governments unite and create Project Dutch Boy: a global net of satellites surrounding the planet that are armed with geo-engineering technologies designed to stave off the natural disasters. After successfully protecting the planet for two years, something starts to go wrong. Two estranged brothers (Gerard Butler and Jim Sturgess) are tasked with solving the program’s malfunction before a worldwide geostorm can engulf the planet.
This captioned screening includes a BSL-interpreted introduction from the EIFF Young Activists and will be screening alongside short films from Film Access Scotland's Climate Challenge: 1.5 Degrees Films project. The event will be followed by a Q&A with activists who went to COP26 to protest.
Explore the climate crisis in cinema with these two brilliant articles from our Young Critics!
COP26: No More Talking - It Is Time For Action by Nathaniel Ashley
A Fragile Planet: Eco Disaster Films and the Climate Crisis by Jack Richardson
EIFF Youth is funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Scottish Government through Creative Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals, and supported by Baillie Gifford, the Foyle Foundation, Gannochy Trust, Procam Take 2, Culture & Business Fund Scotland and Young Start. EIFF Young Activists is supported by the Hugh Fraser Foundation. EIFF Young Critics programme is supported by James and Morag Anderson.