In 2021, we developed a series of short films to showcase the achievements, impact and legacy of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. Coral Reefs in a Warming World provides insight on our globally significant research on the effects of climate change on global coral reefs. The Transformational Research of Marine Reserves demonstrates the impact of our research on coral reef fish and fisheries. Creating Impact through Partnerships illustrates our engagement with partners and communities to generate knowledge and build resilience. Training the Next Generation of Global Leaders highlights our greatest legacy, the people we have trained.