Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are the filmmakers?

    2040 is produced by the same creative team behind the popular and award-winning feature documentary That Sugar Film. Released in 30+ countries and accompanied by multi-platform impact campaign, That Sugar Film helped to raise awareness of hidden sugars in our food supply and empowered audiences to take control of their sugar consumption in order to improve their health and wellbeing.

    Find out more about the 2040 film team here


  • How do I see the film in cinema?


    2040 has almost completed its ‘in season’ Australian cinema run, but is still showing in a few cinemas in NSW and VIC. Find participating cinemas and book tickets. Private cinema screenings can booked via your preferred cinema and FanForce screenings are available in cinemas across Australia. Find or host a FanForce screening


    2040 is currently in cinemas across New Zealand. Find participating cinemas and book tickets


    2040 will be released in cinemas across the UK and Germany in November 2019. Check out where you can see participating cinemas in the UK here & Germany here.


    We will announce release info for other countries via our eNews and social media.

    Sign up to the Regeneration mailing list and follow @2040Film on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to receive the latest info.

  • Can I host a community screening outside of a cinema?


    You can host a community screening whenever you like in any venue of your choice. Book now via our Community Screenings booking form. Once your booking is confirmed we will send you a Community Screening Toolkit packed with useful info, tips and resources for hosting a successful screening event.


    Bookings are open now for screenings after 7th November 2019. Please complete our Community Screenings booking form so you can start planning and promoting your screening. Once your booking is confirmed we will send you a Community Screening Toolkit packed with useful info, tips and resources for hosting a successful screening event.


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  • How do I see the film at home?


    2040 is available to buy or rent on major Digital platforms like iTunes and Google Play. DVD and Blu Ray are available in-store and online via all good retailers. Click here to Buy Now


    2040 will be released on Disc and Digital on 7th November 2019. Pre-order your copy on DVD or BluRay now.


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  • Can I screen 2040 at my school?


    2040 is now available for Australian schools to utilise the film as a learning tool or host on-site screenings for the whole school community, including fundraisers. Once you’ve purchased your copy, we will send you a link to download our School Action Toolkit and add you to our schools mailing list (optional).

    Buy the Schools Version online here: DVD or Blu-Ray. If your school prefers to purchase via invoice, please email: [email protected].

    New Zealand schools DVD or Blu-rays will be available from the 7th of November, pre-order your schools copy here.


  • Do you have any teaching resources?

    We’ve partnered with Cool Australia to create over 30 free lesson plans that utilise short clips from 2040 to support classroom learning; providing step-by step instructions, student worksheets and engaging content – all mapped to both the Australian and New Zealand curriculum for Years 5-10. Explore and download the free lesson plans via the Cool Australia portal. All materials are free to access once you create a user account.

    We are currently building partnerships and raising funding to adapt these lesson plans for other countries. Please visit our Schools page and sign up to the schools mailing list to find out when we have new versions ready to release.

  • Can I book Damon to speak at my event?

    Please submit an enquiry via this Contact Us form selecting the ‘Speaker Request for Damon Gameau’ option. Your enquiry will be forwarded to Damon’s booking agent who will be in touch to discuss your proposed event. Please note that a speaker fee plus travel costs are applicable and he has very limited availability through to the end of 2019.


  • How do I buy the 2040 Handbook?

    2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration is available in bookstores and online. Find out more here!

  • What is the Regeneration?

    The Regeneration is a global movement of people who are mobilised to learn about, contribute to, advocate for and invest in regenerative solutions that improve the wellbeing of the planet, all people and all living systems.

    In order for us to realise a brighter 2040, we have created a participatory action hub where you can create a personalised action plan and connect with a network of organisations who are all doing their part to combat climate change. 

    Visit the 2040 website and activate your plan now! Together, we can all be part of telling a new story for our planet by bringing regenerative climate solutions into the mainstream. 

  • How do I support the Seaweed fundraiser?

    Our seaweed project is a great example of how we are using the film to scale real-world solutions. For this project, we have teamed up with the Intrepid Foundation and the Climate Foundation to crowdfund Australia’s first regenerative kelp farm in Storm Bay, Tasmania. 

    All public donations to the campaign are tax-deductible and matched dollar-for-dollar by The Intrepid Foundation. Individuals, schools, businesses and community groups can create a discreet fundraiser with a defined target, so why not team up with others to help scale this exciting climate solution?

    Donate to the campaign, or create your own discreet fundraiser here

  • How do I learn more about Climate Solutions?

    The 2040 website is a great place to start! We encourage you to check out these sections: 

  • Who are the experts in the film?

    PAUL HAWKEN, Project Drawdown
    DR KATE RAWORTH, Doughnut Economics
    NEEL TAMHANE, SolShare
    DR BRIAN VON HERZEN, The Climate Foundation
    DR AMANDA CAHILL, The Next Economy
    TONY SEBA, Rethink X
    ERIC TOENSMEIER, The Carbon Farming Solution
    COLIN SEIS, Pasture Cropping Specialist

    Find out more about our experts contributors here

  • Who else is in the film?

    Interviews were filmed with over 100 children aged 6-11 years old in 7 different locations around the world. They shared their concerns, hopes and ideas for the future they want to inherit, all of which guided Damon’s journey to discover solutions that could help create that future. Members of the local communities who are pioneering, or have embraced, the solutions we explore, are also featured. And we cast a number of professional actors, including Eva Lazzaro who plays Damon’s daughter Velvet in the scenes set in 2040.

  • How was the film funded?

    2040 was financed with support from Screen Australia, Shark Island Institute, Good Pitch Australia, Documentary Australia Foundation, Film Victoria, private investment and philanthropic donations. The 2040 impact campaign is powered by a cross-sectorial coalition of impact partners, philanthropic donors and in-kind supporters.

  • What was your Carbon Management Plan?

    We completed a carbon assessment to quantify and mitigate the emissions generated during production of the film. A thorough audit of all of our travel (air, road and rail), energy use (electricity, gas, diesel), water use and waste (recycled and landfill) revealed we had emitted around 2,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

    To offset our quantifiable emissions, we partnered with InfiniteEARTH and Veridium Labs to access certified triple gold certified carbon credits. But, we also went a step further by partnering with Greening Australia and Intrepid Travel to plant a small native forest in northern NSW and worked with Dr Tim Moore from Biodiverse Carbon to calculate that this forest could sequester up to 90 tonnes of carbon by 2040.

    Tackling climate change effectively requires drastically reducing global fossil fuel emissions, but shifting away from fossil fuels requires large-scale systemic changes. In the meantime, carbon offsetting can play an interim role by helping to fund projects that reduce future dependence on fossil fuels and keep or sequester carbon into the soil.

  • What is Carbon Offsetting?

    A carbon credit (or carbon offset) is a financial instrument that represents a tonne of Co2 (carbon dioxide) or Co2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) gases. Carbon offset schemes allow individuals and companies to invest in environmental projects around the world in order to balance out their own carbon footprints. The projects are usually based in developing countries and most commonly are designed to reduce future emissions. Carbon credits are generated by either reducing or removing emissions from the atmosphere (via sequestration and tree planting activities, often performed by Conservation Land Banks like InfiniteEARTH’s Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve) or by reducing future Co2 or Co2e emissions by funding development of renewable energy and other sustainability projects that can help shift manufacturing and industrial activities away from dependence on fossil fuels.

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