CIFF’s Presents: 2040

Award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations.

2040 is one of the most innovative, impactful and heartwarming approaches to global discussion of climate change, and our future. 2040 is Rated G.

This film originally screened at CIFF in 2019 as part of its Generation Next Series which included in-cinema field-trips for high schools. It was programmed by high school students on our Generation Next Previewer Team. Learn more about Generation Next.


Step 1: Apply
Teachers can apply until June 15 for a special discount code so their students can watch the film for free. Sign up is easy and discount codes and a link to watch the film will be given to you within 48 hours of your application. This film, and the supporting materials, is great for junior high and high school students. The film is available for students to watch until June 18.

Step 2: Watch
Teachers can distribute discount codes to their students to watch the film. Once unlocked, students will have 7 days to watch the film. 

Step 3: Curriculum Materials
Use teacher-approved worksheets to supplement the film. Explore topics like girls education, climate change and food insecurity from Sign up to access!

Questions: Please email CIFF's Education Coordinator, Tammy Wolinsky at

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General Audiences

2040 will be available to stream for general audiences beginning May 22 for $10 per stream. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out what titles are available to watch online right now with CIFF at Home.