Climate Film Festival

Kinoteatr Rialto, Katowice
December 7-9, 2018


The Climate Film Festival is an event that brings climate-themed films to a diverse array of people from across the Upper Silesian metropolitan area. The aim is to raise public awareness of the urgency of climate change and the problems it poses to societies and individuals. The festival is also designed to inspire people to take action against climate change at home and in their communities by shifting to sustainable habits and living in a more environmentally-friendly way. We are aligning with partner organizations across the country to take part in the Climate Conference in Katowice and are bringing leaders from around the world to support the message of the COP24 summit.

The festival will run December 7-9 at Kinoteatr Rialto in Katowice, and will consist of screenings, discussions, workshops, and special events to spark green ideas. The screenings will be followed by panel discussions with leaders, experts and activists involved in business and environmental issues. We will be focusing on climate change, sustainable living, human rights, zero waste, environmental activism, responsible tourism, issues important to local communities and the COP24 summit itself.

The event is organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, IKEA and Polityka Insight. Participation is free of charge and open to the general public.

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FRI 7.12
SAT 8.12
SUN 9.12
10:00 - 12:00
Show for schools:
„Is this the end?”
11:30 – 14:30
Movie: „Guardians of the Earth”
Debate: COP24: what’s that and why is it important?
11:30 – 14:30
Movie: „Welcome to Sodom”
Debate: Zero waste – a trend or a revolution?
13:00 - 15:00
Show for schools:
“Is this the end?”
15:00 – 18:00
Movie: „Youth Unstoppable”
Debate: What do environmental activists want?
15:00 – 18:00
Movie: „The Tipping Point. Energy aNew”
Debate: Is Silesia condemned to use coal? Just transformation
18:00 - 21:00
Movie: „Anote’s Ark”
Debate: Human rights go green
18:30 – 21:30
Movie: „Before the flood”
Debate: Is this the end?
19:00 – 22:00
Official festival closing
Debate: How can the many people tackle climate change?


  • Discussion

    Human rights go green

    Anote’s Ark
    The Republic of Kiribati, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, is one of the most remote places on Earth ...
  • Discussion

    Environmental activism

    Youth Unstoppable
    When 15-year-old Slater Jewell-Kemker began working on this documentary, she certainly did not expect to finish ...
  • Discussion

    COP24: what’s that and why is it important?

    Guardians of the Earth
    Fourteen days, more than 20,000 negotiators, 195 countries, thousands of competing interests and the need to ...
  • Discussion

    Is this the end?

    Before the flood
    As a UN Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio travels around the world, gathering a compendium of knowledge ...
  • Discussion

    Zero waste / Garbage – a significant front in fighting climate change / Circular Economy

    Welcome to Sodom
    Welcome to Agbogbloshie, the world's largest electronics cemetery. Every year, a quarter of a million tons ...
  • Discussion

    Is Silesia condemned to use coal? Just transformation

    The Tipping Point. Energy aNew
    The first Polish full-length documentary on the subject of climate change addresses issues that are important ...
  • Discussion

    How can many people tackle climate change?