ArtScience Museum opens the Season of Sustainability in tandem with the annual Singapore Eco Film Festival this August! Begin with a throwback of one of our favourite films screened last year, Otter Town. Meet the Riversiders and the Wildlings, two very different otter families as they make the heart of bustling Singapore their home.

Kick off September with Singapore Eco Film Festival! From 1 - 3 Sep, the 3-day festival unveils the destruction and protection of the environment through a curated list of films and workshops themed Oceans, Consumed and Rise Up.

This season is in line with Sands ECO360° Sustainability initiative that strives to minimize our environmental impact, leading the way in sustainable building development and resort operations.

Upcoming Programmes

ArtScience on Screen: Otter Town (Concluded) 

By Nat Geo Wild

18 – 20, 23 – 24, 28 – 30 Aug | 11:00am – 5:00pm

Meet the Riversiders and the Wildlings, two very different otter families growing up in one of the busiest islands in the world – Singapore. Natural born city-slickers, the Riversiders have made the heart of this bustling town their home.

Otter Town - ArtScience on Screen - Marina Bay Sands
 © Jeff Tan

Sunday Showcase: Sustainable Idealism2: Biodiversity in Design (Concluded)

Sat & Sun, 26 & 27 Aug | 10:00am – 7:00pm

ArtScience Gallery, Level 4

Embracing a transformational mindset in making the world a better place through design, the showcase by BeyonDesign Centre at Temasek Polytechnic is a thoughtful reflection of sustainable design practices, with many projects resulting from collaborative initiatives.

Free. Register in the lobby.

For more details, please refer to our Facebook event page.

Sustainable Idealism2 - Marina Bay Sands

 Singapore Eco Film Festival 2017 (Concluded)

Fri – Sun, 1 – 3 Sep | 11:00am – 4:30pm

ArtScience Museum once again plays host to the annual Singapore Eco Film Festival, a celebration of the efforts of those who have paved the way for a more sustainable future.

Headlining the festival are nine acclaimed eco-themed documentary feature films, all of which are Singapore premieres and a series of engaging panel discussions with thought-leaders in the industry.

Theme: Ocean

Day 1: Fri, 1 Sep

The first day of the festival focuses on the “OCEAN” - premiering the award winning films “Chasing Coral”, “Sonic Sea”, and “Freightened”. The overarching idea in this session is the increasing loss of precious marine life and the urgency to conserve our coral reefs and oceans.

Short Feature Films

11:00am - Frontier Borneo – Coral Segment

1:30pm - Being Hear; Lost in Light

4:30pm - Wildlife Crime Unit;

Frontier Borneo - Turtle Egg/Shark Segment

Main Films

10:30am - Chasing Coral

1:00pm - Sonic Sea

4:00pm - Freightened

Singapore Eco Film Festival 2017 at Marina Bay Sands
Chasing Coral

Theme: Consumed

Day 2: Sat, 2 Sep

Day two’s theme is “CONSUMED” and tackles the issues of how what we eat and consume affects our environment, with film screenings of “Extinction Soup”, “Wasted” and “Last of the Long Necks”.

Short Feature Films

11:00am - Poachers to Protectors; 

Pangolin Appeal

1:30pm - Wild Serve

4:30pm - Borneo Jungle Diaries; 

Bugs: Bold, Beautiful and Bizarre

Main Films

10:30am - Extinction Soup

1:00pm - Last of the Long Necks

4:00pm - WASTED

Singapore Eco Film Festival 2017 at Marina Bay Sands

Theme: Rise Up

Day 3: Sun, 3 Sep

The last day’s theme of “RISE UP” showcases films, like “Thank You For the Rain” and “Racing to Zero” that tell stories of individuals and communities stepping up to the challenges of protecting & conserving our environment. The festival closes with “Landfill Harmonic” - a positive, heartfelt and moving story of transforming trash to musical instruments and hope for the children who live in the slum on top of a landfill.

Short Feature Films

11:00am - Orang Rimba

1:30pm - Brilliant Darkness

4:30pm - Ether Antenna

Main Films

10:30am - Thank You for the Rain  

1:00pm - Racing to Zero  

4:00pm - Landfill Harmonica 

For more details of films and workshops, please click here.

Singapore Eco Film Festival 2017 at Marina Bay Sands
Thank You for the Rain

ArtScience on Screen: Asian Premiere – WASTED! The Story of Food Waste

Directed by Anna Chai and Nari Kye
4 – 6, 8 – 17, 19, 22, 24 – 30 Sep | 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm & 5:00pm

Rating: NC16

Every year, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is thrown out. That's $218 billion worth of food produced for human consumption that never gets eaten... With one-third of the world's food being thrown away even before it reaches the plate, it's time to shed new light on what is food and what is garbage.

WASTED! The Story of Food Waste (2016) is a feature-length documentary that will change how people buy, cook and eat food.

Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber and Danny Bowien, we'll see how the world’s most influential chefs battle food waste — transforming what most people consider garbage, scraps, and rejects into incredible dishes that feed more people, impact the bottom line, and create a more sustainable food system.

WASTED! will also showcase forward-thinking organizations and individuals who are already influencing the future of food recovery and demonstrating how eating empowers you, in the fight to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century: global food waste.

About the Directors:
Anna Chai is an Emmy Award®-winning director and producer known for her work on the James Beard Award-winning series The Mind of a Chef and The Layover.

Nari Kye is the creator of WASTED! The Story of Food Waste and is an Emmy Award®-winning producer of The Mind of a Chef and the Peabody Award®-winning series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

ArtScience on Screen: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste - Marina Bay Sands