CHANGE is a five minute animated short about changes on Earth originating both from natural evolution and human activity. Watch the 5-min. short film here:

Constant change is a natural part of Earth’s life, and its interconnected systems can easily adapt to slow change. But the natural balance gets disrupted and life is at risk when changes happen rapidly. Our growth and prosperity are changing Planet Earth, and some of those changes may be forever.




We appeared on Earth millions of years ago and with our growth and prosperity, we made climate change faster. Little by little we have become the main reason behind climate change. We have already changed the world, and some of those changes may be forever. Let’s take better care of our world, so that we can enjoy it for a long, long time.

Climate on the planet has changed naturally throughout Earth’s life.
Some of today’s deserts, for example, used to be covered with ice.

Major funding for CHANGE was provided by the Earth Observatory of Singapore, the National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Education, and Nanyang Technological University. Additional funding was provided by individual donors.

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of life in many regions of the world.

CHANGE is an animated short written and directed by Isaac Kerlow.
Produced by the Earth Observatory of Singapore
Total running time: 5m 15s, color
Film Completed: October 2016


Screenings (Official Selection) and Awards

CHANGE was premiered at the first Singapore Eco Film Festival, Singapore, and it won Best Short at the SXSW Films for the Forest, in Austin, Texas, and the Special Festival Prize at the International Nature Film Festival in Gödöllő, Hungary. The film also won a Platinum REMI Award at the 50th Worldfest Houston International Film Festival, Houston, Texas; Best Short at SXSW Films for the Forest, Best Animated Short at Film Score, Best Environmental Advocacy Short Film Award at the 2017 New Haven International Film Festival, and an Award of Merit and a Humanitarian Award Honorable Mention at the IndieFEST Film Awards.

August 2019
Kraków International Green Film Festival, Kraków, Poland

June 2019
BZN International Film Festival, Bozeman Yellowstone, Montana

March 2019
SXSW Films for the Forest, Austin, Texas, Best Short

October 2018
Carrousel international du film de Rimouski, Rimouski, Québec, Canada

SiciliAmbiente Film Festival, San Vito Lo Capo, Italy

Pelicam International Film Festival, Tulcea, Romania

Ekofilm, Nowogard, Poland

March 2018
Festival du Film Vert, Le Sentier, Nyon, Lausanne Vallon, and Sion, Switzerland
Albany FilmFest, Albany, California

November 2017
Green Fest, International Green Culture Festival, Belgrade, Serbia
BLOW-UP, International Arthouse FILM FEST, Chicago, Illinois
Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival FICMA, Barcelona, Spain
Green Screen Environmental Film Festival, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Kansas International Film Festival, Overland Park, Kansas
AniMazSpot International Animation Festival, Fullerton, California, Finalist

Ekotopfilm Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
COMMFFEST Community Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
Shorts That Are Not Pants, Toronto, Canada
SunChild International Environmental Festival, Yerevan, Armenia

Cebu International Film Festival, Cebu City, Philippines, Finalist
Borneo Eco Film Festival, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
WILLiFEST, Williamsburg International Film Festival, Brooklyn, New York
Film Fest Kosova, The Goddess on the Throne, Shtator, Kosovo

Rural FilmFest, Ciudad Real, Spain

Film Score, Best Animated Short, Knoxville, Tennessee

Maui Film Festival, Maui, Hawaii

International Nature Film Festival, Special Festival Prize, Godollo, Hungary
New Haven International Film Festival, Best Environmental Advocacy Short Film Award, New Heaven, Connecticut
Ecozine, Internacional Film Festival, Zaragoza, Spain
The IndieFEST Film Awards, Award of Merit and Humanitarian Award Honorable Mention, La Jolla, California
Ridgefield Independent Film Festival, Ridgefield, New Jersey

Worldfest Houston International Film Festival, Platinum REMI Award, Houston, Texas
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, Philadelphia
EGU GeoCinema, Vienna, Austria
Manhattan Film Festival, New York City
Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival, Philadelphia

March 2017
Cambodia International Film Festival, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Athens Animfest, Athens, Greece
South Africa SA Eco Film Festival, Cape Town, South Africa
Durango Independent Film Festival, Durango, Colorado
Silk Road Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland

November 2016
Singapore Eco Film Festival, World Premiere, Singapore


Written and Directed by Isaac Kerlow
English Narration by Lia Sinéad Murphy
Spanish Narration by Ana Sofía de la Maza
Hungarian narration by Sipos Réka
Visual Development: Isaac Kerlow, Nguyen Thi Nam Phuong
Additional Visual Development: Mark Cheung, Jegannath Ramanujam
Character Animation: Jegannath Ramanujam, Cai Jiajun, Jeneieve Ho
Layout and Backgrounds: Nguyen Thi Nam Phuong
Effects Animation: Mark Cheung, Tong Junwei
Additional Art and Animation: Cai Jiajun, Symon Chong, Truman Seah
Compositing: Tong Junwei, Nguyen Thi Nam Phuong
Editing: Linh Duong
Music: Sergio Moure
Sound Effects: Gabriel Serrano, Linh Duong
Audio Remix: Gabriel Serrano
Administrative Coordinator: Antoinette Jade
Produced by Isaac Kerlow