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Don’t miss Documentary Australia x TEDxSydney’s Tipping Point Film Festival showing from 1-11 September, free and exclusively online. The festival features six environmental documentaries, including Emmy-nominated Delikado, Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography, Undermined: Tales of the Kimberley, Regenerating Australia, Black Cockatoo Crisis and Youth on Strike. 

Documentary Australia’s Environmental Accelerator program is committed to increasing engagement with the climate crisis and empowering action to protect the planet, using documentary storytelling as a tool to create change. 

Documentary Australia’s Environmental Accelerator is supported by Intrepid Travel and other supporters.  

About the films


Delikado follows Bobby, Tata and Nieves, three magnetic leaders, as they risk their lives in David versus Goliath-style struggles trying to stop politicians and businessmen from destroying the Philippines’ “last ecological frontier.”

Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography

This biography of Carbon reveals the paradoxical story of the element that builds all life, and yet may end it all. Narrated in first person by Sarah Snook (Succession), Carbon tells of her birth in the violent core of an exploding star and of turbulent sagas through the fabric of our evolving Earth.

Undermined: Tales from the Kimberley

Australia’s vast and unspoiled Kimberley region is under threat, with mining, pastoralism and irrigated agriculture driving an unprecedented land grab. Undermined investigates the politics of an area now branded “the future economic powerhouse of Australia,” and what this means for First Nations people and unique cultural landscapes.

Regenerating Australia

Set on New Year’s Eve of December 2029, a news anchor is ending the nightly bulletin with a look back at the decade “that could be.” A decade that saw Australia transition to a fairer, cleaner, more community-focused economy. The film is a construction of news reports and press conferences featuring real news anchors and journalists, politicians, business leaders and citizens.

Black Cockatoo Crisis

Western Australia’s iconic black cockatoos are in crisis and all three species in the southwest of Western Australia could become extinct in just 20 years unless something is done to protect their habitats. Black Cockatoo Crisis examines the plight of the endangered black cockatoos and what can be done to save these three species from extinction.

Youth on Strike!

This is Youth on Strike! — a collection of unfiltered stories recorded by twelve Aussie school students as they go on strike for climate change action. Thousands of young Aussies defied calls to stay in school, and organised one of the largest youth-led movements Australia has ever seen.

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Win a trip for two in Vietnam with Intrepid Travel

TEDxSydney 2023 attendees who register for Documentary Australia's Tipping Point Film Festival are eligible to go in the running to win a 10-Day Vietnam Express Southbound trip for two with Intrepid Travel, valued at $4,050 (AUD)!

Discover the essence of captivating Vietnam on this ten-day tour through backstreets, villages, cities and waterways. Trace the east coast on this fast-paced adventure and take in World Heritage-listed landscapes and towns, feel the buzz of bustling cities and fuel yourself with banh mi and condensed milk coffee. As lively as it is lovely, Vietnam can seem an intimidating place to travel, but our local leaders will guide you to the best street food (and tell you how to order it), introduce you to fishermen on the Mekong Delta and give you the inside scoop on the best tailors in Hoi An. This is an adventure full of life, colour and flavour that introduces you to the highlights of this fascinating nation.

This competition is open exclusively to TEDxSydney 2023 attendees who are NSW residents aged 18 and over, and who have registered for the Tipping Point Film Festival. The prize includes two spots on the Vietnam Express Southbound trip. Transport (e.g. flights) to and from the starting point and finishing point of the trip (in Vietnam) is not included. Promotion period commences from 5pm AEST on 31 August 2023 and closes at 5pm AEST on 11 September 2023. To enter, submit the entry form here.

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If you attended TEDxSydney 2023, register for the Tipping Point Film Festival now and submit your entry form for the chance to win!

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