Environmental Film Festival latest news:
Special Pre-Festival Screening on March 1st
Cafeteria Man (2011, USA, 60 min.) chronicles an ambitious effort to ‘green’ the Baltimore public school diet serving 83,000 students. Leading the charge to replace pre-plated, processed foods with locally-grown, freshly-prepared meals is visionary Chef Tony Geraci, food-service director for the city’s public schools. His bold vision includes school vegetable gardens, student-designed meals, meatless Mondays, and nutrition education in the classroom. Over the course of two years, the film traces efforts to make healthy, nutritious meals available to all the city’s students. Watch as inner city youth plant and harvest vegetables at the school system’s 33-acre teaching farm and witness what it takes to get local produce on school plates.
Introduced by Peter O’Brien, Executive Director, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Discussion with filmmakers, Richard Chisolm and Sheila Kinkade, and Chef Tony Geraci follows screening.
Thursday, March 1st
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
513 13th St., NW (13th & E Sts., NW)
Metro: Metro Center (12th & F Sts., exit)
Metrobuses: D1, D3, D6, P17, P19, W13, 32, 36
FREE. To register student groups please contact Maribel Guevara at 202-342-2564. This film is recommended for grades 6-12
No reservations required for general public.
This program is available through Arts for Every Student, the tickets and transportation program of the DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative. For information on how to benefit from this program, please call 202-204-7753.
EFF Participates in Give to the Max Day 11/9
To help generate donations, and possibly win thousands of additional dollars in awards, on November 9th the Environmental Film Festival will be competing in Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington, a massive one-day regional online fundraiser to support local nonprofits. More than a thousand nonprofits that serve the greater Washington region will ask donors to display their generosity in a region-wide competition to raise as much money as possible, and gain as many supporters as possible, in order to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in awards.
For 24 hours, starting at 12:00 AM on November 9th, nonprofits will drive their supporters online to donate, creating a huge display of support for one of the region’s largest sectors. There will be more than $100,000 in cash awards available for local nonprofits who generate the most in donations, and those that attract the most individual donors. EFF is excited to be a part of this campaign and we hope you can show your support on November 9th.
Help us reach our goal of 50 unique donors between 3 PM – 4 PM.
To help EFF and the great work we do every day,
1) Save this link and mark your calendar for November 9th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
2) Help spread the word by sharing with friends and family
3) Learn more about Give to the Max Day
The Washington area nonprofit sector is one of the region’s most important economic drivers. To help local nonprofits, Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington was created by online fundraiser Razoo, and organized and supported by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and United Way of the National Capital Area.
The Arctic Trilogy screening 10/27
The Arctic Trilogy (2011)
Paddling a kayak past glacier walls and polar bears, cruising on a hundred-year-old schooner through iceberg-packed seas, exploring tunnels in an ice cave, descending deep beneath the Arctic terrain to mine coal: these are just some of the extreme scenarios Janet Biggs captured when she ventured to Svalbard, the islands between mainland Norway and the North Pole. Awe-inspiring nature has its role to play, but Biggs’s trilogy focuses on the human dimensions of her subjects’ quests, exploring what draws people into working relationships with such a harsh, forbidding environment. Each twenty-minute video gathers force as the artist alternates stunning imagery with vocals by avant-garde performance artists John Kelly and Bill Coleman.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Ring Auditorium
Independence Ave. & Seventh St., SW
(Metro: L’Enfant Plaza, 7th St. & Maryland Ave. exit. Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green lines)
(Metrobuses: 13A, 13B, 13F, 13G, 52, V7, V9, 34, 36, 54, 70, 71, P17, P19, W13, Circulator)
FREE. No reservations required.
Watch: Short videos about 2011 Festival
Re-visit the 2011 Festival! EFF has uploaded two new short films featuring events from March 15-27, 2011. Click the links below to watch. Filmed and edited by Eduard Tabaku.
2011 Festival Highlight
2011 Pre-Festival event For Students
10/6 Premiere screening & discussion of PIPE DREAMS
On Thursday, October 6th, 2011, at 5:30 PM & 8:00 PM please join the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Sierra Club for a premiere of the new documentary on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, PIPE DREAMS.
PIPE DREAMS (USA, 2011, 40 min.) explores the controversy surrounding the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada’s tar sands through America’s heartland — Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas — to the Gulf Coast. Featuring interviews with farmers and ranchers along the pipeline’s route and Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, International Program Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the film showcases the David and Goliath struggle to protect some of America’s most fertile farmland and the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest aquifers on the planet and the lifeblood of the region. Narrated by Daryl Hannah. Directed by Leslie Iwerks.
Introduced by Academy-Award nominated director, Leslie Iwerks. A panel discussion follows screening. Panelists: Leslie Iwerks, Director; Randy Thompson, Nebraska rancher; Susan Connolly, Michigan community member impacted by the Enbridge tar sands oil spill; George Poitras, Mikisew Cree Canadian indigenous first nation; Lorne Stockman, Oil Change International, Author, “Exporting Energy Security: Keystone XL.”
Thursday, October 6th, 2011
FREE. Reservations required.
Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St., NW
(Metro: Gallery Place/ Chinatown, 7th & H Sts. exit. Yellow, Orange and Green lines)
(Metrobuses: 80, P6, X2, 42, G8, Circulator, 70)