Films for the Earth Festival 2018

1 Day - 7 Films - in 20 Cities

Discover what travels around the globe. Tomatoes fly around the world, followed by courageous photographers, birds sing but are no longer heard and rivers flow, but rarely find their way into the sea. Discover what's happening on this planet at the eighth Films for the Earth festival at one of the 20 local events. We invite you to seven movies, connect you to local initiatives at our exhibitions and hand out films to pass on and take your friends on the journey as well.

The Programme

The programme will run simultaneously in all locations. The panel discussion will be broadcasted live from the main stage in Winterthur to all the locations.

Public Screenings


12:15-13:30 The Empire of Red Gold | Lunch pick-up starts at 12:00
16:00-17:00 Blue Heart
18:00-19:30 The Messenger
20:00-22:00 The Human Element (premiere) including a 20 minute panel discussion before the film with Gabriele Müller-Ferch (environmental expert at ProClim, moderation SRF series "Heute und hier") and Livio Rey (Ornithologist and media spokesperson of Vogelwarte) | Moderation: Mitja Rietbrock (SRF)

The programme is framed by exhibitions of local sustainability initiatives and free movie keys to give-away. The evening screenings are the highlight of the festival.

ATTENTION: In Chur, the lunch cinema starts at 12 pm, lunch is served from 11:45 am

School Screenings

08:30-09:30 und 10:00-11:00 Jungles and Grasslands of Planet Earth 2 (for primary students, ages 6 and up)
14:00-15:30 The Clean Bin Project (for middle schoolers, ages 12 and up)
16:00-17:00 Blue Heart (admission also granted for middle/high schools)

School Cinema Biel

08:30 Le Peuple des fôrets: L'âge de glace (Audio french)
10:00 Grasslands (Planet Earth 2) (Audio german)
14:00 The Clean Bin Project (Audio english, Subtitles french)
16:00 Blue Heart (Audio german)

School Cinema Geneva

08:30 Le Peuple des fôrets: L'âge de glace (Audio french)
10:00 Le Peuple des fôrets: L'âge d'or de la forêt (Audio french)
14:00 The Clean Bin Project (Audio english, Subtitles french)
16:00 Blue Heart (Audio german, subtitles french)




Participation

  • Screenings at 16/18/20 pm: Admission on a donation basis (10 CHF recommended).
  • Lunchtime Screening: Entry CHF 22.- (includes sustainable lunch & drink). | Tickets available here NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR.
  • School Screenings: Free Admission for classes Registration required.


  • Sponsored by our partners for lunch and apéro:



    Thank you to our logistical sponsor:

    The Films

    (Programme may be subject to change)

    THE HUMAN ELEMENT (PREMIERE, 8 PM)

    Climate change is more real than ever. The world-famous photographer James Balog uses sensational photographs to document how environmental changes affect nature and people. Hardly any other photographer captures people and nature in such an arousing and touching way. Length: 80 minutes, Audio: English, Subtitles: German. Further information about the film

    THE MESSENGER (6 PM)

    How would our life be without songbirds? The Messenger shows fantastic images on the beauty and meaning of endangered songbird and what it means on a global and human level to lose them. Length: 90 minutes, Audio: various, Subtitles: German. Further information about the film


    BLUE HEART (4 PM)

    The battle for Europe's last wild rivers has begun. More than 3,000 dams are being planned or built in the Balkans, threatening the last free-flowing rivers in Europe. The film shows the negative effects of the hydroelectric boom and how the population defends itself against the projects. Length: 50 minutes, Audio: English, Subtitles: German. Further information about the film

    THE EMPIRE OF RED GOLD (12.15 PM)

    Tomato puree and ketchup - an indispensable part of many people's diet. But the world's most consumed fruit has an unknown history. This film follows the journey of tomato puree from Africa, Italy, China and America to show the consequences of this global business. Length: 70 minutes, Audio: English, Subtitles: German. Further information about the film

    THE CLEAN BIN PROJECT(14 UHR)

    Is it possible to live completely waste-free? In this award-winning film, Jen and Grant compete to see who can produce the least garbage in a year. "The Clean Bin Project" presents the topic of waste reduction with optimism and humour and inspires people to try it out. Length: 76 minutes, Audio: German. Mehr zum Film

    PLANET EARTH 2: (Jungles: 8.30 AM and Grasslands: 10 AM)

    Ten years after the release the groundbreaking documentary series «Planet Earth», the BBC is at it again! «Planet Earth II» gets up close and shows its viewers the incredible lives of some of the most outstanding creatures like never before. Length: 55 minutes, Audio: German. Further information on the film

    LE PEUPLE DES FÔRETS: L'âge de glace (8.30 seulement à Genève et Bienne) et L'âge d'or de la forêt (10 seulement à Genève)

    The episodes from "Seasons" show an intense and surprising view of the European forest and the mammals it is home to. The animal photographs are very close and intimate, just as animals could never be experienced otherwise. Duratiom: 52 minutes, Audio: french. More

    The Venues

    Location Hall Address with Map Note
    AffolternamAlbis
    Kellertheater La Marotte Saal Centralweg 10, 8910 Affoltern am Albis all screenings
    BalzersSchool Location
    Schlosskino Balzers Kinosaal Unterm Schloss 90, 9496 Balzers only 8:30, 10 AM and 2 PM (screening for schools)
    Basel
    Scala Basel Saal Freiestrasse 89, 4051 Basel all screenings
    Bern
    ESBB Eventlokal Sternensaal Bümpliz Sternensaal Bümplizstrasse 119, 3018 Bern all screenings
    Biel
    Rennweg 26 Genossenschaft Saal Rennweg 26, 2504 Biel/Bienne all screenings
    Chur
    HTW Chur Aula Pulvermühlestrasse 57, 7000 Chur all screenings
    Geneva
    Muséum d'histoire naturelle Salle de conférence Route de Malagnou 1, 1208 Genève all screenings
    Horgen
    Alte Schule Hauptraum Alte Landstrasse 26, 8810 Horgen all screenings
    Schinzenhof Schinzenhofsaal Alte Landstrasse 24, 8810 Horgen only 8:30 and 10:00 AM (screening for schools)
    Interlaken
    Hotel Artos Grosser Saal Alpenstrasse 45, 3800 Interlaken all screenings
    Konstanz
    Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Gestaltung Konstanz Saal Alfred-Wachtel-Str. 8, 78462 Konstanz all screenings
    Lucerne
    Luzern Neubad Pool Bireggstrasse 36, 6002 Luzern all screenings
    Kulturhof Hinter Musegg Kultursaal Diebold-Schilling-Strasse 13, 6004 Luzern only 8:30 and 10:00 AM (screening for schools)
    Rheinfelden
    Rheinflimmern Saal 1 Kirchplatz 1, 79618 Rheinfelden all screenings
    Rheinflimmern Saal 2 Kirchplatz 1, 79618 Rheinfelden all screenings
    Rheinflimmern Saal 3 Kirchplatz 1, 79618 Rheinfelden all screenings
    SchaanSchool Location
    Filmclub im Takino Kinosaal Zollstrasse 10, 9494 Schaan only 8:30, 10 AM and 2 PM (screening for schools)
    Solothurn
    Altes Spital Grosser Saal Oberer Winkel 2, 4500 Solothurn all screenings
    Kino Capitol Kinosaal Berntorstrasse 18, 4500 Solothurn only 10 AM and 2 PM (screening for schools)
    St.Gallen
    Lokremise Theatersaal 2 Grünbergstrasse 7, 9000 St.Gallen all screenings
    Cinedome Cinedome 2 Bildstrasse 1, 9030 St.Gallen only 8:30 and 10:00 AM (screening for schools)
    SteffisburgSchool Location
    Schulhaus Schönau 2 Aula Schönauweg 48, 3612 Steffisburg only 10 AM and 2 PM (screening for schools)
    Thun
    Theater Alte Oele Theatersaal 2 Freienhofgasse 10a, 3600 Thun all screenings
    Gotthelf Aula Aula Sustenstrasse 2, 3604 Thun only 10 AM and 2 PM (screening for schools)
    Winterthur
    Kiwikinos Kiwi 1 Neumarkt 11, 8400 Winterthur all screenings
    Kiwikinos Kiwi zehn Neumarkt 11, 8400 Winterthur only 8:30 and 10:00 AM (screening for schools)
    Kiwikinos Kiwi 7 Neumarkt 11, 8400 Winterthur only 8:30, 10 AM and 2 PM (screening for schools)
    Kiwikinos Kiwi 2 Neumarkt 11, 8400 Winterthur only 8:30 and 10:00 AM (screening for schools)
    Kiwikinos Kiwi 3 Neumarkt 11, 8400 Winterthur only 8:30 and 10:00 AM (screening for schools)
    Kiwikinos Kiwi 6 Neumarkt 11, 8400 Winterthur only 8:30 and 10:00 AM (screening for schools)
    WolfhaldenSchool Location
    Gasthof Krone Wolfhalden Kronensaal Kronenstrasse 63, 9427 Wolfhalden only 8:30, 10 AM and 2 PM (screening for schools)
    Zug
    PH Zug Aula Zugerbergstrasse 3, 6301 Zug all screenings
    Kollegium St. Michael Zug Kapelle Kollegium St. Michael Zugerbergstrasse 3, 6301 Zug only 10 AM and 2 PM (screening for schools)
    Zurich
    Metropol Kino Saal 1 Badenerstrasse 16, 8004 Zürich all screenings
    Metropol Kino Saal 2 Badenerstrasse 16, 8004 Zürich only 8:30, 10 AM and 2 PM (screening for schools)



    * Mit "FESTIVAL-SATELLIT" sind diejenigen Orte gekennzeichnet, welche allein durch engagierte Freiwillige durchgeführt werden. An diesen Orten, an welche wir sonst nie hinfinden würden, finden manchmal nur Schulvorführungen statt und es gibt keine gratis DVDs. Wir können Dir als Besucher nicht das selbe Erlebnis wie an den von uns direkt geführten Orten versprechen, sind den lokalen Freiwilligen dort aber überaus dankbar. Viel Spass!

    ** Mit "SCHULKINO-STANDORT" sind diejenigen Orte gekennzeichnet, welche wir für mehr Platz für Schulen dazu geschaffen haben.

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    Exhibitions from local sustainability pioneers

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