On February 1st - 7th, 2016, several local organizations will partner to present the Sixth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival at several local venues. 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.

‘Living in a Food Desert’ Screening and Panel Discussion

November 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Living in a Food Desert

Date/Time: Saturday, October 21 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Richmond Friends Community Room, 4500 Kensington Ave. Richmond, VA 23221 (Show Map)

Please bring canned items to donate for a Thanksgiving food bank! Most needed items include peanut butter, canned tuna and chicken, low sodium veggies, fruits packed in juice, spaghetti sauce (no glass), canned or dry beans and hot and cold cereal.

Approximately 300,000 children in Virginia are food-insecure and over 17% of Virginians live in a food desert, an area where there is limited access to healthy, affordable and good-quality fresh fruits andvegetables because of a lack of grocery stores. As we approach Thanksgiving, a holiday very much focused on bringing loved ones together to celebrate around a bounty of food, we want to recognize this very real issue that families across Virginia face every day.

Please join the VA Sierra Club and Tricycle Gardens for a screening of the documentary ‘Living in a Food Desert’ which explores and highlights this complex problem in Virginia. We know that cheap and unhealthy food leads to poor health, obesity and diseases such as high blood pressure. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion considering the impacts on health, food justice and also how climate change is impacting agriculture. The panel will feature:

  • Dennis Williams, Tricycle Gardens
  • Patricia Stansbury, WRIR Community “Sunny Gardener” Radio Host, Virginia Association of Biological Farming Member and
  • Dr. Jewel Hairston, US Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (Invited)

Click here to sign up.
Click here to see the Facebook Event.

Categories: Event

2016 RVA EFF Local Film Contest

November 4, 2015 Leave a comment

RVA EFF LogoThe RVA Environmental Film Festival committee invites submission to its second annual local documentary film contest. The deadline for submissions is December 10, 2015 at 11:59 pm. Click here for rules and submission details.

Categories: Film Contest, Films

RVA EFF Fundraising Night at Panera Bread

October 19, 2015 Leave a comment

RVA EFF - Panera Bread Fundraising BreadBring the attached flyer when you dine at Panera Bread (North Nansemond Street location only) on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 4 PM to 8 PM, and they will donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase to RVA Environmental Film Festival. On election night please enjoy a handcrafted, delicious meal, all for a great cause!

Flyer – RVA Environmental Film Festival Fundraising night

Categories: Event, Fundraiser

Planning for the 2016 RVA EFF is Underway

September 1, 2015 Leave a comment

We have begun planning for the 2016 RVA Environmental Film Festival. Would you like to get involved? Would you be interested in being a sponsor? Do you have a film suggestion?

For more information please email us at rvaenvfilmfest@gmail.com.

Categories: Event, Sponsorship

Films and Links for Information and Activism

February 21, 2015 Leave a comment

2015 RVA EFF PosterAre you interested in learning more about the films shown at the 2015 RVA Environmental Film Festival? Would you like to learn more about the issues behind the films? To get more information and to get involved please take a look at the document below.

RVA EFF 2015 Films and Links for Information and Activism

Categories: Activism, Films

Film Rescheduling: “Stripers: The Quest For The Bite”

February 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Due to technical difficulties, Stripers: The Quest For The Bite was not shown at its original scheduled time. The RVA Environmental Film Festival is excited to announce that the screening of the film has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 24 at 6:00 PM at Tuckahoe Library!

Stripers: The Quest For The Bite (60 minutes) is an entry in the 2015 RVA Environmental Film Festival Environmental Documentary Film Contest.

Synopsis: Stripers: The Quest For The Bite The story of fishermen that love the bay and the challenges it presents. This film explores the recent lack of Rockfish, Croaker, Trout, Spot, and other species. It tells of the bay’s ecosystems, fish stocks, bait, and seasonal migrations. It tells of fishing methods, tackle, locations and boats. Captains and master anglers tell how they catch fish on the bay and along the Atlantic coast of Virginia. Marine biologists and regulators tell what they look for in fish migrations and female breeding bio-stock and whether new regulations are needed. There is also plenty of action as Dave spent nearly six months at sea filming Striped Bass in Virginia.

Categories: Films

“Rappahannock” featured on “Virginia Currents”

February 6, 2015 Leave a comment

RappahannockBelow is a link to Catherine Komp’s piece for Virginia Currents about Rappahannock, the winner of the 2015 RVA Environmental Film Festival Environmental Documentary Film Contest! The film will be screened on Sunday, February 8 along with other local films between 3:05 PM and 4:45 PM at The Byrd Theatre.


Categories: Film Contest, Films

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