The 10th Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival returns from Feb. 7-13, 2020 and will showcase nearly 20 local and national films selected to raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation, and our planet. The festival features several nationally acclaimed works as well as the work of local film artists. Presenting sponsors include the Enrichmond Foundation, Sierra Club – Falls of the James Group, Ellwood Thompson’s, and VPM.
To counter the daily bombardment of dark climate news, many 2020 RVA EFF films will bring solution-oriented messages of hope with the goal of inspiring Richmond area audiences to promote planet health as an individual or by getting involved with a local environmental group of their choice.
Film headliners are the Biggest Little Farm, Butterfly Trees, The Story of Plastic, and The Human Element.
Filmgoers will be taken on a cinematic journey to learn how humans – the fifth element – are changing the planet and experience wild Africa, from the blistering heat of the Namib Desert and the Nyiragongo Volcano to the shoreline of the Red Sea. They’ll also discover the worldwide Biophilic Model Cities Project and hear both heartwarming and heartbreaking stories of regenerative farming.
Virginia Film Contest
Don’t miss films produced by the Festival’s Virginia Film contestants and winners on Sunday, February 9. The last day for contest entries is December 31.
Richmond Area Theatres
The Festival will take place at several convenient Richmond area locations including the Science Museum of Virginia, the City of Richmond Main Library, University of Richmond, Virginia Union University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Byrd Theater. A detailed schedule of dates, times, and locations will be posted on rvaeff.org as the Festival’s February dates approach.
The generosity of our program sponsors allows the Festival to remain free for all. In addition to our presenting sponsors, our family of over 25 contributors includes the University of Richmond Office for Sustainability, the VCU Biology Department and Center for Environmental Studies, RVA Department of Public Utilities, James River Association, and Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
See rvaeff.org for more film schedule information as Festival dates approach.