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Environmental Film Festival Marks Second Year

Mar 05, 2019 04:08PM

The second annual Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival will take place from April 6 through 8 at the Prince Theater, showcasing 34 environmentally focused shorts and features from international and American filmmakers—11 by female directors—to kick off Earth Month.

The festival opens with the Pennsylvania Premiere of Anote’s Ark, directed by Matthieu Rytz, straight from its Sundance 2018 World Premiere. The opening night feature showcases Jeff Orlowski’s Chasing Coral, winner of the Sundance Film Festival Audience Favorite Award, and closes with the Pennsylvania Premiere of Karina Holden’s provocative journey into the ocean realm, Blue.

Executive Director Debra Wolf Goldstein says, “Our jury panel reviewed over 260 films to select exceptional and interesting new films that have something for all ages and interests.”

Artistic Director Alexandra Drobac Diagne notes, “The caliber of programming from around the world that we’re offering at the upcoming Festival is tremendous. We are hosting Pennsylvania Premieres for eight of the nine features, along with 25 shorts.”

The Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival will honor Orlowski with the festival’s Environmental Advocacy Award, presented by founding sponsor The Nature Conservancy, and . Susan Kucera, director of Living in the Futures Past, produced and narrated by Jeff Bridges, with the festival’s first EcoVisionary Award.

Location: 1412 Chestnut St. For tickets and passes, visit



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