Top 9 Reasons to Stay Home and Check Out Colorado Environmental Film Festival

Local Festival to feature over 80 Films to be enjoyed from your living room ~

GOLDEN, Colo. (January 28, 2021) The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) is a celebration of the  inspirational, educational, and motivational power of film to engage people to protect their environment. This year it  will be held 100% virtually from February 12-21, 2021, powered by Eventive, and will feature a record 86 films including 10 world, 9 national, and many Colorado premieres!

Local and international, and short- and feature-length films will be shown that explore the interconnected ecological,  social, and economic themes of our planet. Films will range from award-winning pictures such as The Story of Plastic,  to new films not yet screened in Colorado. These films will be available on-demand to watch at your leisure from the  safety and comfort of your own home at ceff.eventive.org for the duration of the ten-day festival! 

Audiences will be inspired, surprised, motivated, entertained, and transformed through a new 100% virtual festival  with live online events that connect filmmakers and audience members in thought-provoking dialogues around  today’s biggest environmental challenges and solutions. Enjoy engaging in festival celebrations and an online Eco Expo highlighting local organizations, businesses, and efforts that are addressing and finding creative new solutions  for today’s environmental issues. 

Top reasons to stay home, turn on your device and attend this year’s Virtual Colorado Environmental Film Festival: Enjoy a film you may not see anywhere else. Over 40 of the films featured during the festival are hosting  their Colorado premiere.  

  • Learn about a new issue. Join in the free Green Bag Lunch & Learn Series all week to hear from local experts  as they dig deeper into environmental issues, including ocean plastics and ethical consumerism. You also  have the opportunity to learn a new skill like cooking a gourmet vegan lunch or how to make edible flower  cookies for your Valentine!  
  • Watch a film made by a concerned young person. The festival features films from local young filmmakers  including Miller Chetwynd and his 4th film screened at CEFF! Scheduled on Opening Night (2/12), E-Waste  and Me is a short documentary on the negative effects of electronic waste and what we can do about it. 
  • Be inspired to create your own environmental film! On Saturday, 2/13, local aspiring filmmakers under 18  can attend the free Filmmaking 101 workshop, presented in partnership with Talk to the Camera, and designed to help youth create their own environmental film to submit to CEFF for next year’s festival! 
  • Take a trip to the far regions of the earth or explore closer to home. Deep in the larch forests of Siberia,  Smoldering Ice presents the story of a team of ecologists researching the threat of a changing climate in far  Northeast Siberia. Entrenched in nostalgia, High Country tells the story of a Colorado community of young  people, disguised as hippies and ski bums, who happened upon a ramshackle immigrant mining town on the  fringes of society and, together, fight to conserve and protect it for years to come. 
  • Introduce your kids to the environment. CEFF for Families features 18 short films, on-demand all week, that  are specially programmed for families with children (under 18). Watch a new film or two each day and then  join CEFF for a rejuvenating virtual Forest Bathing Family Session outside in your home environment on 2/20. 
  • Spend time with the amazing creatures and unique habitats on our planet. Ride alongside an eco-tourist as  he realizes that his experience visiting elephants in sanctuaries in Asia have unintended consequences in  Humans and Elephants. Become captivated by the perilous existence of a female snow leopard and her two  young cubs living in a valley with a dazzling diversity of wildlife in The Frozen Kingdom of the Snow Leopard.  
  • Explore the Images of the International Environmental Photography Exhibition. View unique winning  images, exhibited online, and enjoy a dramatic virtual trip through the Serengeti with award-winning  photographer Russ Burden on Saturday 2/13. 
  • Lights, Camera, Take Action! Explore the online Eco-Expo. Connect with organizations addressing local  issues and see how you too can act; or check out the many free educational videos to learn something new. The Eco-Expo is chock full of resources for learning and action. 

A full line up and more information can be found at ceff.eventive.org 

For tickets, please go to: https://ceff.eventive.org/passes/buy

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