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The Great Endeavor
Best Short Film Prize, FIFA 2024

Presented only in theatres

Directed by Liam Young, The Great Endeavor addresses the climate crisis challenge with radical optimism. Dialogue-free, it relies on an immersive soundtrack to depict a futuristic world where immense energy structures and ships loom over tumultuous oceans. Through sophisticated VFX imagery, this short film envisions the construction of the largest engineering project in human history: the capture and underground storage of carbon dioxide on a gigaton scale, comparable to the global fossil fuel industry…
Other festival:
Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy (2023)
Director Liam Young, Liam Young
Production Design Liam Young
Graphic Creation Stephen Smith
Music Lyra Pramuk
Visual effects Attilio Bonelli, Luis Garcia grech, Andrew Hu
VFX composing Alexey Marfin
Costumes Ane Crabtree


• Théâtre Outremont
Thursday, march 14, 2024, 07:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.


Liam Young

Liam Young

Liam Young is a designer, director and BAFTA nominated producer who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. Described by the BBC as the man designing our futures’, his visionary films and speculative worlds are both extraordinary images of tomorrow and urgent examinations of the environmental questions facing us today. As a worldbuilder he visualizes the cities, spaces and props of our imaginary futures for the film and television industry and with his own films he has premiered with platforms ranging from Channel 4, Apple+, SxSW, Tribeca, the New York Metropolitan Museum, The Royal Academy, Venice Biennale, the BBC and the Guardian. His films have been collected internationally by museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria and M Plus Hong Kong and has been acclaimed in both mainstream and design media including features with TED, Wired, New Scientist, Arte, Canal+, Time magazine and many more. His film work is informed by his academic research and has held guest professorships at Princeton University, MIT, and Cambridge and now runs the ground breaking Masters in Fiction and Entertainment at SCI Arc in Los Angeles.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
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