If your film has an important message for the world, this festival is for you.

Big Syn International Film Festival is inspiring millions to act on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Our films are human stories of loss, resistance, struggle, adaptability and innovation fighting one or more of the major issues faced by us all, including climate change, hunger, poverty, inequality, discrimination, injustice and many more. The festival introduces viewers to the Global Goals, and through the relatable stories, inspires millions to act on those.

There are 17 UN SDGs or Global Goals that should be met for the UN 2030 Agenda to ensure a thriving and peaceful future for us and generations to come. Learn about the significance of the UN SGDs for the world, and how YOU can transform the future by 2030.

Good stories with worthwhile messages always leave a lasting impression on the audience. When such stories are told via moving images, it can inform and influence millions. Meaningful stories, told through film and media have been catalysts for social, economic and political changes since the birth of the art form. The inspiration for the Big Syn International Film Festival is drawn from this unparallel power of effective storytelling via films. When important messages are passed in the context of a visual story rather than just a generic message itself, the impact is far greater than otherwise.

The Big Syn International Film Festival is celebrating exemplary films and videos that are informing the core objectives of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to the civic society, and encouraging them to actively participate in meeting the core objectives of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.