SCREENINGS 15 – 25 OCT 2023

The official selections you are about to view were chosen from over 500 entries received from over 90 countries.

The winners will be selected by a Grand Jury comprised of OSCAR, BAFTA and EMMY award-winners, as well as other luminaries from film and media, sustainability and policy.

These films highlight major global challenges as well as solutions and innovations to combat those. Since 2019, through relatable stories, such films have educated over 8 million people around the world about the significance of the 17 United Nations Global Goals or Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a blueprint for a fair, equitable, peaceful and secure future for all. Awareness and consciousness are the first steps to change and this film festival is facilitating that process by informing and inspiring the civil society to #actnow on the Global Goals.

With only 7 years left before we reach the point of no return in 2030, every effort is priceless in addressing the UN SDGs, to ensure a safe, secure and sustainable future for everyone.

If this is the first time you are being made aware of the UN SDGs, please take your time to learn about these, find out why these goals are indispensable for our continued existence in this interconnected world, and most importantly find out what you can do to bring about positive changes around you.

Donations and patronage help us keep entries free for UK’s marginalised filmmakers, charities and filmmakers from Ukraine.

It also helps us keep the screenings free of cost for millions of viewers from across the world.


PATRONS receive exclusive privileges from VVIP tickets for the gala awards ceremony of the 2023 Big Syn International Film Festival (10th Nov 2023, Curzon Mayfair), naming awards to dedicated webpages and many more.

DONORS get the chance to win a ticket to the gala awards ceremony of the 2023 Big Syn International Film Festival (10th Nov 2023, Curzon Mayfair).

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