The Think Forward Film Festival was established in Venice in 2011, with the aim to study, discuss, and disseminate climate change as well as the issues related to energy efficiency and renewable energy through both short and feature films.
The Think Forward Film Festival is a project of the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG). The research center opens its doors to the public, and, using the language of cinema, aims to educate the public and promote the themes of its pioneering research.
The festival features films and documentaries as well as a selection of the best short films from the competition. There are side events such as meetings and discussions with directors and actors. Some activities are aimed to inform both students and teachers on issues related to climate change and renewable energy sources in order to both increase awareness as well as to encourage discussions on these topics among young people.
The Think Forward Film Festival has made sustainability its founding principle, for instance, by printing materials on FSC-certified recycled paper, using zero kilometre catering, and preferring to use digital communication to air travel when organising events.
ICCG Think Forward Film Festival is held in Venice, at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Campo Santa Maria Formosa (Castello 5252). The admission is free.