Losing Blue

What does it mean to lose a colour? Losing Blue is a cinematic poem that delves into the impending loss of some of the most extraordinary blues on Earth—the otherworldly blues of ancient mountain lakes. Glacier-fed alpine lakes each have a unique blue formed by the mountains and ice that shaped them. These intense colours hold the memory of “deep time,” geological processes millions of years old. Now climate change is rapidly accelerating environmental shifts and causing some of these spectacular blues to vanish.

Awards and Nominations

Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival, 2023, Toronto – Best Canadian Short Film Winner
Calgary International Film Festival, 2023 – Official Selection
Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, 2023 – Official Selection


Leanne Allison



Film Details

2023, 15 min