The festival

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 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.


  • Think Forward 2014

    The choices we make as consumers is the theme of the 2014 Think Forward Film Festival. We also like the idea of previewing the hot topic of Expo 2015: providing food and water for all in a sustainable way.

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  • Think Forward 2013

    For the 2013 edition, we chose an image that represents some of the most salient aspects in the development of a sustainable society responsibly harmonized with climate change.

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  • Think Forward 2012

    The survival of the species and ecosystems are guaranteed by good individual practices and by international environmental agreements.

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  • Think Forward 2011

    The Think Forward Film Festival is born! Its purpose is to raise awareness on climate change and/or renewable energy.

    Visit the 2011 edition