The 2013 Festival will be held February 21-24 at the American Mountaineering Center, located at 710 10th Street in Golden, Colorado.
The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) is a celebration of the power of film to inspire, educate, and motivate audiences. CEFF presents thought-provoking films and dialogue that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social, and economic themes. The Festival provides an experience for the audience that goes beyond passive film viewing: CEFF inspires audiences into awareness and action.
We hope that the audiences will leave feeling that they can be a part of the solution to environmental problems. With a growing public awareness for the environment, the Festival aims to increase this groundswell through inspiring and educational films which hopefully will motivate people to go out and make a difference in their community and around the world. We involve environmental organizations through an Expo Hall, where groups can share opportunities to get involved.
While we will feature national and international films, we also hope to highlight the works of local filmmakers and foster an interest in environmental film making through mentoring and a filmmaking forum. An important component is the opportunity for open discussion related to the films, either with filmmakers or with experts on the film's topic.
Our goal is to model sustainability in all areas of the film festival, including: reducing waste and providing recycling at screenings and events (with a goal of "Zero Waste"); offsetting carbon emissions; using recycled materials; encouraging the use of public transportation and carpooling; supporting local, organic, and fair trade producers.