Hey MMT Fam! April 21 through the 23rd is Earth Day Weekend, and the city of Philadelphia is marking the occasion by showcasing a juried slate of thought-provoking, exceptional new environmentally focused shorts and features in the first ever Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival.
Opening on April 21st with Fisher Stevens’ Before the Flood – with a red-carpet appearance by the director himself – 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 on the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement, Earth Day weekend.
Festival founders, Debra Wolf Goldstein and Alexandra Drobac Diagne both are excited to bring the festival to the City of Brotherly Love, with plans to establish it into the booming arts, culture and green scenes for years to come.
“The idea of bringing an environmental film festival to Philadelphia struck a chord in me (and) seemed like an obvious need and long overdue for a vibrant major city such as ours,” expressed Alexandra Drobac Diagne, Artistic Director. “I am honored to be part of such a global passion and aim to program engaging and visually beautiful films from around the world each year.”
Executive Director Debra Wolf Goldstein shared, “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 our environment?”
The Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival will honor director Fisher Stevens on opening night with the Festival’s first Environmental Advocacy Award, presented by founding sponsor The Nature Conservancy.
Both weekend passes and single tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased through the Festival website here or in-person at the Prince Theater box office (open Monday – Saturday from noon to 5:00 pm).
For more information, visit www.philaenvirofilmfest.org