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Megafires delves deep into the world of forest fires and their staggering scale and destruction. Showcasing personal stories and cutting-edge science, Megafires explores the present and future risks facing us all and highlights the environmentally-friendly solutions to the devastating wildfires of tomorrow


With climate change accelerating more rapidly and profoundly than most of the scientific models have predicted, fires have become a dominating concern in 21st century consciousness. 


The devastation caused across the planet in 2019 and 2020 was almost unbearable. What the future holds is deeply harrowing. More than a gradual increase in size and scope, we are now facing something new, unprecedented, and almost unimaginable. 


But what is causing these megafires? Is climate change the only factor, or is forest management and human impact also to blame? 


Megafires explores the threats and causes of catastrophic wildfires and showcases the solutions we need to implement, while we still have time. 


AWARDS


RUSHDOC 2019, US - Best Environmental Documentary + Audience Award

FOCUSDOC 2020, US - Best Documentary + Audience Award

CROWN WOOD INT FF - India Best Environmental Documentary

MINDFIELD FF - US Platinum Award for 'Best Documentary Feature'

DEAUVILLE GREEN AWARDS 2020 - France “TF1 Initiatives” Special Prize

CANADIAN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS (CaCA) - Toronto Finalist 

SILVER DRAGON AWARD 2020 at the China International Conference of Science and Education Producers

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    93 minutes
  • Language
    English, French
  • Country
    France
  • Premiere
    Australian
  • Rating
    This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Director
    Cosima Dannoritzer