New Haven, Connecticut – USA
April 8 to 14, 2013
Call for Entries for EFFY 2013!
January 15, 2013 – Late Deadline
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
The Environmental Film Festival at Yale showcases the arts through incisive, cutting-edge films that raise awareness of environmental and related social issues.
The 5th Annual Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY), is merging the worlds of artistic ingenuity and global conscientiousness at one of the most revered learning institutions in the world. As a student-run festival for environmental films, EFFY aims to facilitate meaningful, learned discourse about some of the most daunting challenges of our time. Better yet, it sparks action – at Yale and beyond – to combat those challenges and make the planet a safer and healthier place to call home.
Selected EFFY feature filmmakers are provided free travel and accommodations, and all participating filmmakers are integrated into festival programming through participation in panels and workshops with Yale faculty and students. Touted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as one of “20 Great Resources for Green Filmmakers,” EFFY has benefited from thought-provoking presentations by Dan Rather, Van Jones, Jeffrey Sacs, and Colin Beavan, and has screened numerous Oscar favorites including The Cove, Waste Land, and The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom. Year after year, EFFY tackles big issues in front of big audiences and discusses ingenious solutions from some of the sharpest thinkers of today.
In addition to offering thought-provoking cinema and career-enriching awards, EFFY proudly embodies the spirit of sustainability it celebrates in each of its honored films. The festival routinely offsets all emissions, works alongside like-minded environmentally conscious sponsors and groups, and uses paperless ticketing, electronic advertisements, and organic catering throughout every event. EFFY isn’t just a film festival about the environment, it’s a film festival for the environment, and for each of us who seeks to secure a more sustainable future.