CEFF Opening Night Lineup Announced!

CEFF is excited to announce our 2018 Opening Night lineup for February 22, 2018!  The 2018 Opening Night festivities will include a free reception with drinks and light appetizers, opportunities to interact with local businesses, a special silent auction benefiting CEFF programs (Did you know that CEFF is a non-profit!) and the screening of Chasing Coral!  The Film Screening will be emceed and hosted by local resident and former Golden Mayor, Jacob Smith. CEFF will also announce the five selected 2018 Award Winning Films at the close of the evening

CEFF 2018 Opening Night is completely FREE to attend as a part of our Community Free Film Night! Reserve your free ticket today. Seating is limited!

Thursday February 22, 2018 Evening Schedule

  • 5:30-7:00pm – Free Community reception with drinks, light appetizers and a special silent auction!
  • 7:00-9:30pm – Free Film Screening Opening Night – Chasing Coral
    • Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. An expert team of divers, photographers, and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal this underwater mystery to the world.

CEFF Community Night Welcomes Emcee Jacob Smith 

I’m Jacob Smith, and I’m an activist and a filmmaker. I’ve been an advocate on climate, energy, habitat conservation, and other environmental issues for a couple of decades. I am currently consulting for nonprofits, philanthropic foundations, and private sector businesses through Cedar Creek Strategies and Bright+3 and serving as an advisor to the Colorado Center on Sustainable Urbanism. Most recently I was Vice President of Campaigns at Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and before that I was Senator Bernie Sanders’ policy adviser on climate, energy, and environment. I served as the 46th mayor of Golden, Colorado, cutting ribbons, kissing babies and  adjourning meetings with a swift swing of the gavel (as well as collaborating with my City Council colleagues to do good work on sustainability, government transparency, bike and pedestrian improvements, economic vitality, healthy neighborhoods, and protecting Golden from an ill-conceived superhighway proposal). I’m also the co-author of The Nimble Nonprofit: An Unconventional Guide to Sustaining and Growing Your Nonprofit, a lover of running on dirt, and an occasional blogger.