PHILADELPHIA, April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival is proud to announce the full film line-up of the inaugural Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival, launching Earth Day weekend, April 21 – April 23, at the historic Prince Theater.
Opening on April 21st with Fisher Stevens' Before the Flood and closing on April 23rd with James Cameron's Avatar, the Festival will showcase dozens of new shorts and features from international and domestic filmmakers over Earth Day weekend.
"Philadelphia is brimming with passionate people who care about environmentally focused issues like farm-to-table eating, sustainability and environmental justice," said Executive Director, Debra Wolf Goldstein. "We wanted to do something big and impactful and what could be more impactful than utilizing these visually stunning and moving films to engage and inspire appreciation and conversation about the environment?"
Festival founders, Debra Wolf Goldstein and Alexandra Drobac Diagne are thrilled to integrate the Festival into Philadelphia's vibrant arts, culture, and green scene.
"The idea of bringing an environmental film festival to Philadelphia immediately struck a chord in me like ... lightning! It seemed long overdue for a vibrant major city of ours," said Alexandra Drobac Diagne, Artistic Director. "I am proud to be part of a global passion for the environment, and aim to program visually beautiful and emotionally engaging films from around the world, each year."
The Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival will honor Fisher Stevens, Director of the critically acclaimed climate change documentary Before the Flood, on Opening Night with the Festival's first Environmental Advocacy Award, presented by founding sponsor The Nature Conservancy.
Prestigious environmental organizations — The Nature Conservancy and the Media, Pa.-based Natural Lands Trust — provided critical funding for this inaugural year of the Festival. The Wyncote Foundation and Drexel University also provided major support, along with an extensive list of environmentally-minded donors and community partners.
Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival aims to bring the planet to Philadelphia through the power of environmental films. We showcase thought-provoking, exceptional new shorts and features that entertain, inform, and inspire personal action.
Tickets are on-sale now and may be purchased through the Festival website. For more information, visit www.philaenvirofilmfest.org.
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