On February 5th - 9th, 2014, several local organizations will partner to present the Fourth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival at Tuckahoe Library, VCU’s Grace Street Theater, the Visual Arts Center, and the Byrd Theatre. The festival will showcase local and national films selected to raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation, and our planet. This event is free and open to the public.
For more info email: rvaenvfilmfest@gmail.com.

Today is Day 5 of the 2014 RVA Environmental Film Festival

February 9, 2014 Leave a comment

ShoredUpThe 2014 RVA Environmental Film Festival is less than a week away!

This is today’s schedule, including the after party at Hardywood.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9 – The Byrd Theatre

1:30 PM Shored Up – Asks tough questions about our coastal communities
3:00 PM RVA EFF Local Documentary Contest Winners
4:45 PM Revolution – All of our actions are interconnected

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9 – Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

6:30 PM RVA EFF after party featuring more local short films.
  Sponsored by James River Association.

Revolution Poster


For more details about the films, see our Movies page.
For more details about the venues, see our Venues page.

Categories: Event, Film Selection, Films

Film Announcement: Plastic Paradise

February 8, 2014 Leave a comment

Plastic Paradise Movie PosterDue to technical difficulties, Plastic Paradise was not shown at its original scheduled time. The RVA Environmental Film Festival is excited to announce that the screening of Plastic Paradise has been rescheduled for Monday, March 10 at 7:00 PM at Tuckahoe Library!

Angela SunThe film will be followed by a Question and Answer Session with Angela Sun, the director of the film, via Skype.

Plastic Paradise is Angela Sun’s journey of discovery to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Along the way she encounters scientists, industry, legislators and activists who shed light on what our society’s vast consumption of disposable plastic is doing to our oceans, and what it may be doing to our health.

For more details about Tuckahoe Library please see our Venues page.

Categories: Event, Films

Today is Day 4 of the 2014 RVA Environmental Film Festival

February 8, 2014 Leave a comment

Wings of Life

Today is Day 4 of the 2014 RVA Environmental Film Festival!

This is today’s schedule:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 – The Byrd Theatre

10:00 AM The Lorax – Original tale of environmentally self-destructive greed
10:25 AM Disney Nature – Wings of Life – The pollinators carry the essence of life
12:00 PM Guest Speaker – Samantha Gallagher, pollinators presentation
12:30 PM GMO OMG – The systematic takeover and potential loss of seeds
2:15 PM The Human Experiment – The dangers in everyday household products
4:00 PM Nitro & Other Short Films – Nitro is a town that embodies many of West Virginia’s environmental issues
5:00 PM Lost Rivers – Rediscovering the history of lost or forgotten urban rivers

Lost Rivers


For more details about the films, see our Movies page.
For more details about the venue, see our Venues page.

Categories: Event, Film Selection, Films

Today is Day 3 of the 2014 RVA Environmental Film Festival

February 7, 2014 Leave a comment

In Organic We TrustToday is Day 3 of the 2014 RVA Environmental Film Festival!

This is today’s schedule, including our first-ever reception to celebrate the festival.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 – Visual Arts Center

7:00 PM Reception with Complimentary Food and Beverages
7:30 PM In Organic We Trust – Exploring the organic food movement
8:55 PM Fairy Shrimp – Short film about this resilient and ancient creature
  Sponsored by Slow Food RVA

Fairy Shrimp


For more details about the films, see our Movies page.
For more details about the venue, see our Venues page.

Categories: Event, Film Selection, Films

Today’s Featured Film: “James River Sturgeon”

February 7, 2014 1 comment

James River SturgeonJames River Sturgeon will be screened on Sunday, February 9, at the Byrd Theatre.

Research is underway at Virginia Commonwealth University to uncover the secrets of a charismatic, endangered species, the Atlantic sturgeon. Winner LaurelThis short documentary follows Dr. Matt Balazik as he discovers, for the first time, the sturgeon migration using acoustic transmitter tags.

Congratulations to James River Sturgeon for being selected as the Winner of the First Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival Local Documentary Contest!

Today’s Featured Film: “Revolution”

February 7, 2014 1 comment

Revolution PosterRevolution will be screened on Sunday, February 9, at the Byrd Theatre.

From the coral reefs in Papua New Guinea and deforestation in Madagascar to the largest and most destructive environmental project in history in Alberta, Canada, Rob Stewart reveals in this follow-up to his acclaimed Sharkwater documentary that all of our actions are interconnected and that environmental degradation, species loss, ocean acidification, pollution and food/water scarcity are reducing the Earth’s ability to house humans. How did this happen, and what will it take to change the course that humanity has set itself on? Startling, beautiful, and provocative, Revolution inspires audiences from across the globe to start a revolution and change the world forever.

Categories: Film Selection, Films, Trailer

Today’s Featured Film: “Shored Up”

February 6, 2014 Leave a comment

ShoredUp PosterShored Up will be screened on Sunday, February 9, at the Byrd Theatre.

This film is a documentary that asks tough questions about our coastal communities and our relationship to the land. What will a rising sea do to our homes, our businesses, and the survival of our communities? Can we afford to pile enough sand on our shores to keep the ocean at bay? In Long Beach Island, New Jersey and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, surfers, politicians, scientists and residents are racing to answer these questions. Beach engineering has been our only approach so far, but is there something else out there to be explored? Our development of the coastlines put us in a tough predicament, and it’s time to start looking for solutions.

Categories: Film Selection, Films, Trailer
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