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List of Environmental Film Festivals
Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
October 3-7, 2011
The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival brings together the world’s best natural history broadcasters, producers and filmmakers and other industry professionals with leading scientists, journalists, and conservationists, for one remarkable week each autumn. They gather from around the world in the heart of Grand Teton National Park to explore new media technologies and emerging market opportunities, exchange ideas, and honor notable achievements that have been
made in environmental conservation and media.
Planet In Focus: Toronto International Environmental Film &
October 12-16, 2011
Canada’s leading environmental cultural organization’s international film festival.
Yosemite Film Festival
October 31, 2011 (no screenings)
Founded by environmentally-aware, eco-friendly filmmakers, our mission is to recognize and award progressive, eye-opening, independent cinema and writing of all genres and to foster an appreciation and understanding toward the preservation and majesty of our natural world. The Yosemite Film Festival is a non-traditional film festival and awards competition created as a platform to provide worthy films and filmmakers with recognition for their filmmaking and screenwriting achievements. Films are not physically screened for the public. Once the Judges have concluded the judging process, winners are announced publicly on this website, via targeted email blast, our social networks, and to the international film and entertainment media through our annual international press release.
Imagine Science Film Festival – NYC
October 14-21, 2011
The Imagine Science Film Festival (ISFF) is a full-fledged New York Science Film Festival. The objective of the festival is to showcase films that effectively incorporate science into a compelling narrative while maintaining credible scientific groundings.
International Wildlife Media Center & Film Festival – Missoula
October 17-23, 2011
Internationally renowned filmmakers, producers, broadcasters, and many others: Enjoy a special week in Missoula, Montana at this prestigious film festival – the first and now longest running of its kind in the world!
United Nations Association Film Festival – Stanford University
October 21-30, 2011
UNAFF celebrates the power of films dealing with human rights, environmental themes, population, migration, women’s issues, refugees, homelessness, racism, health, universal education, war and peace. UNAFF has screened some of the most awarded and talked about documentaries in the industry including five that went on to win Academy Awards
Vermont International Film Festival
October 21-30, 2011
The Vermont International Film Festival was born from the anti-nuclear movement in the 1985, making it the world’s oldest environmental and human rights film festival.
Global Visions Film Festival – Edmonton, Canada
November 10, 2011
Global Visions Film Festival is Canada’s oldest documentary film festival. We operate from the knowledge that the world is getting smaller, and that all people are interconnected, interdependent citizens of the global village. Global Visions Film Festival aims to entertain, engage and inspire our audience. We entertain them by bringing original, top-quality documentaries made by talented filmmakers from across Canada and around the world to Edmonton every year. We engage our audiences by challenging them through our films to think about their place in the world, and their shared responsibility to the planet, meaning everyone and everything that lives upon it.
American Conservation Film Festival – Sheperdstown, W. Va.
November 3-6, 2011
The motivating force behind the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) is the power of imagery to inform and inspire. As environmental issues become increasingly global, understanding our individual roles in the biosphere and the global human community is more important than ever. Yet many of us don’t appreciate how our actions, lifestyles, and cultures affect the world we live in.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival -2012 – Nevada City, Ca.
January 13-15, 2012
The tenth annual festival takes place, in downtown Nevada City, CA.The largest festival of its kind in the United States, Wild & Scenic seeks unique environmental and adventure films that aim to inspire and educate. Founded in 2003, the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival is a produced by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). The festival brings together films, speakers, filmmakers, environmental activists, and celebrities from around the world to celebrate environmental filmmaking. The three-day weekend event held annually each winter features films, workshops, wine tastings, receptions, awards ceremony, and more. Past special guests include Patagonia founder YvonChouinard, poet Gary Snyder, actors Patrick Stewart, Daryl Hannah, and PeterCoyote, and activists Julia Butterfly, Winona LaDuke, Tim DeChristopher, Randy Hayes and Colin Beavan. Details on the festival’s website
Tales from Planet Earth Film Festival – Madison, Wi.
March 29-30, 2012
…showcases environmental films from around the world on the belief that issues don’t move people, stories do! To that end, we link compelling narratives of films to engagement efforts of community partners working for environmental and social justice in Wisconsin.
Environmental Film Festival – Washington, D.C.
March 13-25, 2012
Founded in 1993, the Festival has become one of the world’s largest and most influential showcases of environmental film and a major collaborative cultural event. Festival presents a diverse selection of films, including U.S. and world premieres. Docs, features, animations and shorts, as well as children’s films. Films provide fresh perspectives on global environmental issues.
Environmental Film Festival at Yale
In just two short years, The Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY) has become the premiere student-run festival for environmental films. EFFY showcases the arts through incisive, cutting edge films that raise awareness of environmental and related social issues. We aim to facilitate meaningful discourse and spark action and innovation throughout the Yale community and beyond.
EarthVision Santa Cruz Environmental Film & Video Festival –
Santa cruz. Ca.
May 10-19, 2012
Founded by Ed Schehl and Kathleen Knight in 1999, the EarthVision International Environmental Film Festival provided a venue in which makers of environmental films could gather and celebrate each other’s work. In 2008, the Santa Cruz Film Festival entered into an agreement with EarthVision to assume operational control of it, and to incorporate its program and mission into SCFF’s overall programming template. We have presented nearly 70 environmental films since then.
Cinemambiente Environmental Film Festival – Torino, It
Since its debut in Turin in 1998, CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival has presented outstanding environmental films in a year-round program of initiatives that promote cinema and green awareness. Founded and directed by Gaetano Capizzi, the Festival is a member of the Environmental Film Festival Network (EFFN) which unites major international environmental film festivals under its Green Network project.The CinemAmbiente program features over selected 100 films screened in the national and international competition categories, as well as in the special categories Panorama, Focus, Retrospectives, and Ecokids. CinemAmbiente is also the first zero-emission festival: its CO2 emissions are compensated and its products are recycled and Ecolabel and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
FICMA – Festival Internacional de Cinema del Medi Ambient – Barcelona
The FICMA is a non-profit cultural association established in 1993. Every year since then we have organized the International Environmental Film Festival.
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – Missoula, Mt.
Now in its 9th year, The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival has become the largest cinema event in Montana and the premiere venue for non-fiction film in the American West. In 2010, the festival drew an audience of 12,000 and received nearly 1000 film entries from every corner of the globe. A unique setting for filmmakers to premiere new work and for audiences to see innovative new films and also classics in the genre, the festival presents an average of 125 non-fiction films annually at the historic Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula, hosting over fifty visiting artists.
Media That Matters Film Festival – NYC
Every June, Media That Matters presents a new collection of twelve shorts. The festival launches in New York City with a World Premiere at the IFC Center and an Awards Ceremony at HBO where every filmmaker is honored and many receive cash awards sponsored by major foundations and corporations. Previous presenters include Tim Robbins, Al Franken, David Cross, Woody Harrelson, Barbara Kopple and Peter Yarrow. The festival launch also includes the Media as a Tool for Social Change Workshop, a unique convening of filmmakers, educators, activists, nonprofits and youth.
Artivist Film Festival – Los Angeles
Founded in 2003 the ARTIVIST FILM FESTIVAL is the only festival dedicated to raising awareness for international human rights, children’s advocacy, environmental preservation, and the humane treatment of animals through international narrative and documentary films. More than just a film festival, we guide the public “From Awareness to Positive Action” by providing educational, informative films that inspire action; we then connect our audiences to dozens of NGOs where they can actively participate in affecting positive change.
OTHER MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAMS
EarthDance: Short-Attention-Span Environmental Film Festival
EarthDance premieres every Winter in the California Bay Area and then tours around the world. Having developed a reputation and successful formula that combines adventure, humor, creativity, mountain culture, unique personalities and important environmental messages, EarthDance invites you to bring its contagious energy to your town. A flexible program of 90 – 180 minutes of films, custom-tailored to your venue, is now available for booking. By leasing the EarthDance Film Festival, you can raise environmental consciousness and money for your community.
Indigenous Earth Film Festival – Albuquerque, NM
North Sea Film Festival – Netherlands
The only underwater filmfestival of The Netherlands took place at Studio/K, Timorplein, Amsterdam. The festival organisation found the ideal festival location in Studio/K, hosting a foyer with room for information booths, a video installation and the exposition of Marine Squares. And, also important, Studio/K has an in house restaurant and bar.
Wildscreen Festival - UK
Wildscreen is a charity working globally to promote an appreciation of biodiversity and nature through the power of wildlife imagery. Wildscreen is uniquely positioned at the heart of the international wildlife and environmental media industry, and for 25 years we have been celebrating, applauding, gathering, protecting and sharing images of wild species and wild places