For five days, the Polar Film Festival will showcase short videos on topics related to the polar regions to the public and the broader Polar research community. Films will be hosted digitally on our website each day during APECS International Polar Week and we will host an online panel discussion with filmmakers about their works. 

Submissions of independently created films, typically 1-30 minutes in length, created by the submitter individually or as part of a group are welcomed. In the past, we’ve featured a range of works, such as academic documentaries, independently produced videos, interviews, sneak peeks of upcoming full-length films, and news reports. We welcome a diversity of submission types and topics related to the Polar regions. Previous years’ film festivals can be viewed at:

Deadline for film submissions is: 15 August, 2024 

If you would like to submit or suggest any short films or videos (1-30 minutes long) for viewing, please submit them using this Google form.

Organisers are also looking for people to host in-person screenings this fall, so if you’re interested in doing so, please indicate this on the film submission form.