Originally published in the Winter + Spring 2020 issue.
The Colorado Environmental Film Festival aims to inspire, educate and motivate people through the viewing of feature length and short series films that relate to ecological, social and economic themes. Each year the goal of the festival is to cultivate connection with others through film and spur dialogues about how to turn awareness into action when it comes to protecting and preserving the environment.
This year’s festival took place at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado from February 20-23. During the festival, films from foreign, local and young filmmakers were shown, and there was a photography exhibition as well as the opportunity to listen to a keynote speaker. The 2020 speaker was Cheryl Opperman, a nationally acclaimed nature photographer, who shared her knowledge and passion for the environment.
Additionally, there was an Eco-Expo where members of the community — business, locals and volunteers — could apply to host a table and share their goals and ideas for bettering the environment locally and globally.
Learn more about the festival and CEFF at ceff.net.
Photo courtesy of Colorado Environmental Film Festival.