On February 2nd - 8th, 2015, 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.

Baker’s Crust Fundraisers for the 2015 RVA EFF

December 2, 2014 Leave a comment

Bakers Crust

On Monday, December 15, 2014 and Monday, January 12, 2015 from 5:30-8:30 PM Baker’s Crust in Carytown is having RVA Environmental Film Festival Night. Mention to your waiter/waitress that you are there to support the RVA EFF and Baker’s Crust will donate 15% of the sales to the festival. Dine in or take out.

Baker’s Crust – Carytown is located at 3553 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221.

Please join us for this event.

flyer for the event is available for download. Please share it with your friends or hang it up for display to help us promote the event. Thanks!

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Screening of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

September 23, 2014 Leave a comment


COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet.

Please attend the Richmond screening on Thursday, October 2 at Regal Short Pump 14 (11650 West Broad Street, Henrico, VA).


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RVA Environmental Film Festival Announces 2015 Documentary Film Contest

September 2, 2014 Leave a comment

The first week of February, 2015, the Enrichmond Foundation, Falls of the James Group – Sierra Club, Capital Region Land Conservancy, EarthCraft Virginia and the James River Green Building Council will join together to present the Fifth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) in and around Richmond, Virginia. The week-long event will showcase films designed to raise awareness of environmental issues relative to all residents of our planet. The RVA EFF is also pleased to announce that the Sierra Club, Falls of the James Group will once again sponsor the Local Documentary Contest and supply the cash prizes for a second year. This is in addition to the group’s continued RVA EFF founding sponsorship.

The first year for the Local Documentary Film Contest, RVA EFF organizers were truly impressed by the quality of the submissions. Filmmaker Melissa Lesh won the top $1,000 prize for her short film, “James River Sturgeon”. Because most of the submitted films were focused around the James River, many of them were included in a film series called “Celebration of the James” that has toured Richmond Public Library branches this past summer. A final screening of the series will take place at 2:00pm on September 6 at the Westover Hills Branch of the Richmond Public Library.

Thanks to generous sponsors such as Bon Secours, Whole Foods Market, EarthCraft Virginia, REI, James River Association, Carytown Merchant’s Association, Watershed Architects, Sunflower Solar, and the Sierra Club, Falls of the James Group, the 2014 was free and open to the public.

For submission information for the second annual RVA EFF Local Documentary Contest, sponsorship opportunities and general information on the 2015 RVA EFF, please visit: http://rvaenvironmentalfilmfestival.com/contest/ . More information about the films, guests and speakers, and specific schedules for each day will be made available as the event becomes nearer.

Contact: Tara Quinn
Email: tara@capitalregionland.org; Phone: 804-301-5352

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Celebration of the James Film Series

June 3, 2014 3 comments

The RVA Environmental Film Festival, James River Association, and Richmond Public Libraries are proud to present the RPL Local Environmental Film Program, or “Celebration of the James Film Series”. It is kicking off on June 14 at 1:30 pm at the Main Library downtown. It will feature local documentary films about the James River, including some of the winning entries from the RVA Environmental Film Festival 2014 Local Documentary Contest. “James River Sturgeon” (Melissa Lesh), “Belle Isle” (Briget Ganske), “Affair With The James” (Elli Morris), “Dumping Ground To Best River Town” (James River Association), to name a few. We hope to have a few filmmakers at each stop to talk and answer questions, as well as some coloring sheets and displays. It is designed to be a family-friendly environmental education program.

Other dates at other Richmond library branches will be announced soon.

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RVA EFF Films at Fool for Art

fool-for-art-bannerGet ready for a day of family fun as John Tyler Community College presents Fool for Art. The festival will feature more than 80 art and craft vendors, more than 100 hands-on activities and free educational sessions, food, music and much more. For a complete list of vendors and activities, visit www.jtcc.edu/foolforart. Admission is free.

Fool for art will be held at JTCC’s Midlothian Campus at 800 Charter Colony Pkwy on Saturday, April 26 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Starting this year, local and national award-winning films with a green focus will be shown at the festival. These films from the RVA Environmental Film Festival will be shown at noon, 1 PM and 2 PM. More details can be found on the Fool for Art website and in the program.

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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.

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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.

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