This page is designed to assist in the networking of environmental-themed films and documentaries. It is also a means of collecting business information for and to fuel the growing green vlog revolution.

In Connecticut, Fairfield County's Crown Theatres used to play host to two important week long film festivals each year: The Director's View Film Festival held in the spring and the Greenwich Film Festival held in the fall. Both offered a wide selection of environmental and socio/political features, short films and documentaries. DVFF submissions were then included for posterity into the Stamford Ferguson Library permanent Director's View VHS/DVD collection. DVFF moved to Manhattan, while the Greenwich Film Festival is on indefinite hiatus.

The CT Film Festival now held in Danbury every year shows a great number of environmentally themed work. So does the Westport Youth Film Festival.

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Film/Video Contacts
Television - Festivals - Green Studios
Peer to Peer Organizations
Catalogs & Distributors
Hollywood Environmental Focus Groups
Environmental Filmmaking Tips


Planet Green
Discovery Communications, LLC
1 Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
PR: Bryan Hughes

Green Scene TV

Desiree Annetoinette
Boulder, CO

The Ecology Channel
Ecology Communications, Inc.
Maryland Office: 410-465-0480
Shelley Duvall - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
John H. Hoagland, Jr. - Vice Chairman and Secretary
Eric McLamb - Founder and President
Ed Begley, Jr. - Chairman, Environmental Advisory Board

The Green Channel
WETV House
342 MacLaren Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 0M6 Canada
888-238-4580 Fax: 613-238-5642

Tomorrow's Planet Television
(never launched!)
Turner Media Group, Inc
Main Office:
712 5th Ave. 28th fl. NYC 10019
Parent office:
4100 E. Mississippi Ste 1700
Glendale, CO 80246
303-839-5303 Fax: 303-839-5335
Ben Tatta - President
Tansy Hawken Young - VP, Programming
Summer Rayne Oakes - Special Projects
John Howell - General Manager

Dennis Church
988 Cranberry Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014
408-865-0854 Fax: 408-865-0888

Envision Environmental Media Center
Box 311. Ft. Tilden NY 11695
Steve Jambeck - President
Karl Grossman - Vice President & Program Director

Richard Jett - Coordinator
20A Sunnyside Ave. Suite 150
Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-388-3330 Fax: 415-381-3780

Conscious Planet Media
Bianca Alexander - CEO
Chicago, IL


Green Studios

Second Line Stages
US Green Building Council LEED Silver
800 Richard St.
New Orleans, LA 70130



Environmental Film Festival Australia
Thursday, September 3, 2015
PO Box 24049, Bourke Street
Melbourne 3001 Victoria

EcoFocus Film Festival
Odum School of Ecology
140 E. Green Street
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602

48 EcoFilm Challenge
48 Hour Film Project
PO Box 40008
Washington, DC 20016

Thunder Bay Environmental Film Festival
Paramount Theatre, 24 South Court Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2W3 Canada

Global Foundation for Democracy and Development - GFDD
780 Third Avenue 19th Floor
New York, NY 10017
212-751 5000
Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo - FUNGLODE
Santo Domingo
C/ Capitán Eugenio de Marchena #26.
La Esperilla.
809-685 9966 Ext. 2447 y 2449
Yamile Eusebio
Emy Rodriguez
General Information

Projecting Change Film Festival
Founders Brady Dahmer & Lindsay Nahmiache
1273 Clark Drive
Vancouver, BC Canada V5L 3K6
604 737 1637
778 877 6444

Cape Fear Environmental Film Forum
UNC Wilmington Film Studies
601 S. College Road
Wilmington NC 28403-5950
Professor Andre Silva - Director

UK Green Film Festival
Sponsored by Friends of the Earth
Founded by John Long and Chris Brown of Igloo Regeneration
Tel: 07881 810 770
Hope Works
113 Pollard Street
Manchester M4 7JA

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Friends of the Norwalk Islands
48 Calf Pasture Beach Road
Norwalk, CT 06855

EcoFocus Film Festival
Odum School of Ecology
140 E. Green Street
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602

International Uranium Film Festival
Rua Monte Alegre, 356/301
Santa Teresa - Rio de Janeiro/RJ Brasil
CEP 20.240-194

General Director
Norbert G. Suchanek
Executive Director
Marcia Gomes de Oliveira

48 EcoFilm Challenge
48 Hour Film Project
PO Box 40008
Washington, DC 20016

13, rue Saint-Antoine
75004 Paris FRANCE
+33(0)6 456 457 77
Founder and President
Marc Olivier Louveau
+33(0)6 06 91 83 72

GREEN SCREEN: An Environmental Film Festival
Larchmont and Mamaroneck, NY

GREEN SCREEN International Film Festival
Kay Meek Centre
1700 Mathers, West Vancouver BC

Green Screen Environmental Film Festival
United Nations World Environment Day
(415) 405-3753 Fax: (415) 338-0906
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
Fine Arts Building, Room 234

Green Screen Environmental Film Festival & Salon
Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Ave.
Venice CA 90291
(310) 306-1854 Fax: (310) 306-1117

SunChild International Environmental Festival
Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC)
Aygestan 5rd str, # 48
Fizkulturnikneri str.
0070, Yerevan, Armenia
Tel.: (+374 10) 555209
Fax: (+374 10) 552181

Green Screen Youth Environmental Film Festival
East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC)
General Motors Theatre inside the Charles H. Wright Museum
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI

Green on the Big Screen: An Environmental Film Festival and Fair
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Contact: Jim Detjen, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism
(517) 353-9479,
Susan Woods, East Lansing Film Festival
(517) 336-5802,
Kirsten Khire, Communication Arts and Sciences
(517) 432-0013,

Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature
Eckerd College Environmental Film Festival
4200 54th Ave South, St.
Petersburg, FL 33711

Executive Producer Francesco Vitali
Producer Christos Siametis

Miami and the Beaches Environmental Film Festival (MBEFF)
Festival director Michael Laas
210 Second Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Post Office Box 60 13 61
D-14413 Potsdam, Berlin German
Phone: +49 331 279 76 62

Green Mobile Film Festival
Palacio de Congresos Madrid
Director: Roberto Ponieman

Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival
1st-6th june 2010
Apartat de Correus
P.O.BOX 199 - 08820
El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona Spain 
Tel: +34 934789344

Environmental Film Festival of Accra
03 – 11 JUNE 2010
C/O Creative Storm
65A Senchi Street
Airport Residential Area
(Next to Egypt Embassy)
Accra Ghana (Africa)
+233 21 911840
+233 21 775072 Fax

RiverRun International Film Festival 
305 W. Fourth St., Suite 1A
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-724-1502 Fax: 336-724-1112
Andrew Rodgers, Executive Director
Jenny Hwa, Publicity Coordinator

Blue Planet Film Fest
Sept. 4-7
Santa Monica, CA
Mira Tweti - Executive Director
310-574-0911 Cel: 310-508-3750 
Jaime Krapec - Assistant Director

Going Green Film Festival
REthink. REplenish. REcommit.
March 2010
PO Box 67132
Century City CA 90067
Lisa Y. Garibay
LARGetc. Publicity

Global Peace Film Festival
September 22 to 27, 2009
1000 Universal Studios
Plaza Bldg. 22A
Orlando, FL 32819
c/o First Class Events
37 N. Orange Ave. Suite 700
Orlando, FL. 32807
407-487-1830 Fax: 407-487-1831

Dutch Environmental Film Festival
5 and 6 June 2009
The Ketelhuis Cinema in Amsterdam
Strawberry Earth
Ikenna Azuike
0031 (0) 627 491 537
0031 (0) 634 860 886

Global Green Indigenous Film Festival
Santa Fe, New Mexico
National Tribal Environmental Council
2501 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-242-2175 Fax 505-242-2654
Stephine Poston 505-379-6172

SnagFilms Environmental Film Festival
Founder/Chairman Ted Leonsis
Noah Black

San Francisco Ocean Film Festival
Film Festival Venue
Cowell Theater
Fort Mason Center, Pier 2
Rachel Caplan (Festival Director)
Mailing Address:
1007 General Kennedy Avenue
San Francisco, California 94129
415-561-6251 Fax: 415-692-8193

Natural Tiff
supported by Toyota
Tokyo International Film Festival
Roppongi Hills and Bunkamura (Shibuya)
Tatsumi 'Tom' Yoda

Environmental Film Festival
via Montebello, 15
10100 Torino
Tel +39 011 8138860
Fax +39 011 8138896
Gaetano Capizzi
Tel + 39 011 81 38 860 
Press Office
Corso Regina Margherita 87 / Via Rossini 25
10124 Turin - Italy
Tel. +39 011 31 99 871
Fax +39 011 31 99 871 

International Ecological Film Festival
"Green Vision"
75, bld.1, Nauki pr.
St. Petersburg, Russia
Mailing Address:
ECAT-St. Petersburg
P.O.Box 8, SF-53501
Lappeenranta, Finland
Festival Coordinator:
Elena Titova
+7 (812) 299-79-71
Elena Klimushina
+7 (812) 299-79-71
Press Secretary:
Elena Malysheva
+7 (812) 298-87-85
Festival Organizer:
Vassilissa Minina
+7 (921) 306-32-64

Eco Film Fest
40B Lorong Rahim Kajai 14
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur
+603 7727 6561
+603 7727 6560

ECOMOVE International
An Umbrella Organization of
International Environmental Film Festivals
Postfach 19 04 08
79062 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 - 761 - 766 92 86
Fax: +49 - 761 - 766 92 85

Earth Vision
Global Environmental Film Festival
Narita Bldg. 3Fl 3-43-16 Hongo Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113-0033
Tel: 81-3-5802-0525 Fax: 81-3-5802-0575

Environmental Film Festival at Yale
April 16-19. 2009
LEED-Platinum Kroon Hall (Headquarters)
New Haven, CT
Executive directors
Eric Desatnik

Hamilton ECO Film and Arts Festival
April 21-25, 2009
c/o Arts Hamilton
279 King Street East
Hamilton, ON L8N 1B9
Francesca Trifone
Co-Founder and Festival Director
Leisha Dawson
Co-Founder and Executive Coordinator

Rodos International Films + Visual Arts Festival
Nikos Nikolaidis
23 Laskareos street
Athens 114 72 Greece
Tel/Fax: +30-210-3636390 
Artistic Director: Lucia Rikaki 

Dijon international adventure film festival
16 to 18 October 2008
Place Jean Bouhey
Tel: 03 80 48 84 20
Antonina Vento
Ville de Dijon - direction de la culture
3, rue des Forges - 21000 Dijon
Tel: 03 80 74 59 84
Relations presse
Patricio Diez
Matthieu Bony

EFFN – Environmental Film Festival Network
A group of Environmental Film Festivals from all over the world joined together in a Network. Its purpose is to coordinate the activities and promote the culture of the environment through cinema.
Italy General Secretariat
Gaetano Capizzi
Torino - Italy
Spain General Secretariat
Communication and Marketing:
Claudio Lauria
Barcelona - Spain
Greece General Secretariat
Public Relations:
Lucia Rikaki
Rodhes - Greece

Green Lifestyle Film Festival
March 13th-15th 2009
Los Angeles, CA
Dorit, President/Film Festival Creator/Organizer
David Faltskog

Festival Cinecolo
October 7 to 12, 2008
Centre Culturel La Clef
Les Amis de Tolbiac
11 rue Caillaux, 75013 Paris
Tel. 06 87 90 80 41
Thierry Wurtz

22 october 22, 2008 to January 10, 2009
4, rue Jean-Baptiste clément
le pre saint gervais
93310 France
(fax: +33.148402970)
Breil Sylvain
Media: Aubry Mennesson
+33 6 03 47 07 67
Caroline Verdi
+ 33 6 24 64 86 39

5th Green Film Festival in Seoul
22-28 May, 2008 for 7days
Theater CGV Sang-am
157 films from 36 countries
Hosted by Korea Green Foundation
7F Presscenter Bldg. taepyungro 1-ga, Seoul 100-750 Korea
Tel +82-2-2011-4351 Fax +82-2-725-0922
Festival Director Choi Yul
Managing Department 
Programme Department 
The Green Archive

Elevate Film Festival
October 5th, 2008
Nokia Theatre
711 Olive Street Ste. 601
Los Angeles, CA 90014
323-285-5533 Fax: 323-285-5534
Contact: Mikki Willis

Black Bear Film Festival
October 17th - 19th, 2008
601 W. Harford Street #186
Milford, PA 18337 

Boulder Theater/Boulder Public Library
June 20th, 21th and 22th 2008
360 Interlocken Blvd
Broomfield, CO 80021
Press Contact: Una Morera
303-222-3898 Fax: 303-222-3807

Annual Woodstock Museum Film/Video Festival
Labor Day Weekend
Nathan Koenig & Shelli Lipton
Box 73
Woodstock, NY 12498

Sonoma Environmental Film Festival
Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival
A roving film festival, takes place outdoors and in select venues.
12000 Henno Road
P.O. Box 303
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Stephen & Justine Ashton
707-935-3456 - office
707-228-8514 - cell

Ch•Eco Film Fest
400 West 1st Street
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0555
Jennifer Rotnem
530-898-5205 Fax: 530-898-4363 

Earthdance Environmental Film Festival
April 14 -15, 2007
Oakland Museum of California
Founder & Director Zakary Zide

Annual Artivist Film Festival
"Merging Art & Activism for Global Consciousness" 
November 9-12, 2006
Egyptian Theater - Hollywood
The Artivist Collective, Inc.
P.O. Box 910
Hollywood , CA. 90028
310-712-1222 Fax 323-464-5566
DIAKY DIAZ - Founder / Executive Director / Executive Producer
CHRISTOPHER RIEDESEL - Vice President of Finance
BETTINA WOLFF - Vice President of Operations

New Zealand Vegetarian Film Festival
October 8, 2006
Meat Free Media
PO Box 34641
Northshore City
Festival Directors:
Aaron Koolen
Tel: (09) 3754155
Mobile: 021 2987023
Yolanda Soryl
Tel: (03) 356 3166
Mobile: 021 294 6714
Fax: (03) 356 0229

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
113 W. Front Street, Suite 203
Missoula, Montana 59802
Doug Hawes-Davis, Executive Director
Damon Ristau, Festival Director
Valerie Krex, Volunteer Coordinator
Gita Saedi, Programming Associate
Dru Carr, Programming Associate

Green Apple Film Festival
April 20-23, 2006
New York City
curated by RES
Contact: Justin Bolognino
justin (at)
Earth Day New York
201 East 42nd St. Suite 3200
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 212-922-0048 Fax: 212-922-1936

Festival International du Film Nature et Environnement
12 - 16 April 2006
MNEI - 5, place Bir-Hakeim
Grenoble France 38000
Tel: 33 (0) 4 76 42 64 08 Fax: 33 (0) 4 76 44 63 36
Séverine Grosjean et Natacha Bala˙ 
Responsable administratif: Jean-Yves Besson 
Assistantes administratives: Fatiha Abdelhadi et Nadia Youkana 
Animations scolaires: Matthieu Benoît-Gonin

Festival International du Film D'Environnement
23 - 29 November 2005
Cinema La Pagode
57 bis, rue de Baylone, Paris 95007
Office: 35, boulevard des Invalides
+33 1 53 85 67 94
Patricia Blanchard-Bouvelot
+33 1 53 85 66 40
Etienne Lerbret
+33 1 44 29 23 12
Sandrine Kocki
+33 1 53 85 66 50

Mondial Du Film D'aventure ŕ Manaus (amazon)
Amazonas Opera House
40, rue Anatole France
92594 Levallois-Perret FRANCE
Céline Petit & Diana Badreddine
Tel: +33 1 41 34 23 50 / 21 26 Fax: +33 1 41 34 20 77

Ecocinema International Environmental Film Festival
Saripulou 11, Mouseio, 106 82 Athens, Greece
Tel: +30 210 884 6055 Fax: +30 210 884 6278; 
Art Director: Lucia Rikaki
Administrator: Mrs Tasia Crissaiti

12° Cinemambiente
International Environmental Film Festival
October 8-13, 2009
Museo Nazionale Del Cinema
Via Montebello, 15
10124 Torino, Italy
Tel: 0039 011 81 38 860 Fax: 0039 011 81 38 896

Environmental Film Festival
Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature
Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida

Formerly known as Il Silenzioso Richiamo della Terra/The Silent Call of the Earth. Nanookfilmfest screens documentaries about peoples of diverse cultures and about the environment. The Festival has programmed works by Native North American directors Victor Masayesva, Jr. and Shelley Niro, and other works on indigenous issues.
Associazione Nanook
via Sammartino, 4 - 90141 Palermo, Italy
tel/fax: +39 091 6124572

Bicycle Film Festival
New York - Los Angeles - London - San Francisco - Tokyo
70A Greenwich Ave., #307
New York, NY. 10011
212-463-8891 - 212-726-8505
Director: Brendt Barbur
Media Director: Danya Abt
Art Director: Nick Golebiewski

Marin Environmental Film Festival
April 22-24, 2005
Environmental Forum of Marin
P.O. Box 150459
San Rafael, CA 94915

Artivist Film Festival
The Artivist Collective
P.O.Box 910
Hollywood, CA 90028
Founder Diaky Diaz:

Wild and Scenic Film Festival (SYRCL)
216 Main Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-5961 x202 Fax: 530-265-6232
Kathy Dotson, Festival Director
Janet Cohen, Executive Director

Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
Christopher Riley - Festival Coordinator
Cornell Center for the Environment
104 Willard Straight Hall
Ithaca NY 14853
607-255-4933 Fax: 607-255-0238

Better World Film Festival
Better World Media
P.O. Box 45095
Seattle, WA 98145-0095
Traveling Film Festival: WA & New England
Submission guidelines:

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
P.O. Box 3940
240 South Glenwood Street, Suite 112
Jackson Hole, WY 83001
307-733-7016 Fax: 307-733-7376
Executive Director - Lisa Samford

Planet in Focus - Toronto International Environmental Film & Video Festival
Sept 28th to Oct 3rd 2004
455 Spadina Avenue - Suite 304
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2G8
416-531-1769 Fax: 416-913-2310
Publicist: Sylvie Basley 416-216-4695

Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival
401 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
1228 1/2 31st street NW 
Washington DC 20007 

Bioneers Festival of Film & Video

Marin Center, San Rafael, California
Media Liason – Lois Lipman

816 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 
831-425-8848 ext. 317

Global Visions Festival
#253, The Birks Building 
10113-104 Street 
Edmonton, AB., Canada T5J 1A1 

International Wildlife Film Festival
27 Fort Missoula Rd. Suite #2
Missoula, Montana 59804-7200
406-728-9380 Fax: 406-728-2881 

Interdependent Film Series 
Alliance for Sustainability 
Oct. 8-Nov. 5, 2002 - New York, N.Y. 
1521 University Ave., SE 
Minneapolis, MN 55414 
612-331-1099 Fax: 612-379-1527 

ÖKOMEDIA - International Environmental Film Festival
Oekomedia Institut eV,
Nussmannstrasse 14,
D-79098 Freiburg, Germany
Tel: +49 76 15 20 24 Fax: +49 76 15 55 72 4
Marianne Chapuis
Sabine Frigge 

Wild Spaces - Australia's National Environment and Social Justice Film Festival
PO Box 208 Brunswick East
Victoria 3057 Australia
wildspaces @ (address bouncing)

World Community Film Festival
Suite 229-2270 Cliffe Avenue
Courtenay, BC Canada V9N 2L4

Anchor Road 
Bristol BS1 5TT United Kingdom 
+44 (0) 117 915 7217 Fax: +44 (0) 117 915 7105
Marketing & PR 
Hamish MacCall +44 (0) 117 915 7102 
Festival Content 
Dominic Weston +44 (0) 117 974 5822
General Enquiries

World Population Film/Video Festival
46 Fox Hill Road, Bernardston, MA 01337
800-638-9464 Fax: 413-648-9204 

DC Environmental Film Festival
10th Anniversary Festival!
March 13-23 2003
1228 1/2 31st street NW
Washington DC 20007

Sponsors: Ford Motor Company, Marpat Foundation, Cartoon Network, Shared Earth Foundation, Freed Foundation

Celebrating a decade of cinematic focus of Earth's diverse environments, the 2002 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital has become a national leader in showcasing the finest in environmental filmmaking. Founded in 1993 by Flo Stone, a respected film programmer, the Festival seeks to expand the public’s knowledge and understanding of our world.

The Environmental Film Festival is not a competitive festival and no prizes are awarded. There are no formal submissions. In consultation with the Festival office, presenting organizations select and develop their own screenings. A small, talented Festival staff coordinates and promotes the program with the help of volunteers and interns.

Most events with the more than 65 collaborating organizations are free, and all are open to the public. Almost all the screenings are enhanced by discussions with filmmakers, special guests and environmental experts.

The 2002 schedule encompasses a broad mix of films. Included are winning selections from other festivals: Jackson Hole, MOUNTAINFILM in Telluride, the U.N. Association Film Festival, the Ottawa International Student Animation Festival, and Germany’s ÖKOMEDIA.

Our 10th Festival presents 105 films, with 54 Washington D.C. premieres from 27 countries. Following an exciting Pre-Festival Event, the program is held over 11 days at museums, libraries, embassies, environmental organizations, international institutions, and community centers throughout Washington D.C.

In The Washington Post a year ago, Suzanne Richardson captured the essence of the Festival: “The powerful images of film and the newfound awareness of our environment are inextricably bound.” She observed that the Environmental Film Festival “aptly reflects its subject—it’s big and sprawling with as many eyes as a jumping spider.”

Film subjects span the world, and focus on local issues as well. Gifted filmmakers give us diverse and powerful ways of entering, experiencing, and understanding our surroundings. The environment cannot be left to “environmentalists.” It needs the attention of us all. It thrives on the vigilance of citizens, and the wonder of small children, but it also requires the special gifts of scientists, teachers, government officials, and artists of all kinds—writers, sculptors, architects, painters, musicians, poets and, of course, filmmakers.

Through a great variety of screenings, the Festival reaches out to audiences of all ages and welcomes the public’s reactions and suggestions. We dedicate our Festival’s 10th year by echoing words from Peter Matthiessen’s new book, The Birds of Heaven: Travels with Cranes —“For all those working to defend the sanctity of Earth’s precious land and life.”


Peer to Peer Organizations

Reel Community Action
Turtle Island Films
1557 Los Alamos Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
707-228-6860 Fax: 707-538-8461
Carolyn Scott - Executive Director

Pop Sustainability
144 West 27th Street, No. 8R
New York, NY, 10001
Connects millions of young people around the world through media, events and strategic partnerships.

New York Alliance for Sustainability Interdependent Film Series

Environmental Media Fund, Inc.
73 Surrey Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Reel Green Media, LLC
Los Angeles, CA
818-396-REEL (7335)
Empowers individual departments to utilize green options, from materials for sets, to natural makeup, to eco-friendly detergent, to healthier food at craft services.
CEO & Founder Lauren Selman

Film Biz Recycling
43-26 12th St., 2nd fl.
Long Island City, NY 11101
718-392-3304 Fax: 718-228-8525
prez/founder Eva Radke

Green Production Guide
Producers Guild of America Foundation
8530 Wilshire Blvd # 450
Beverly Hills, CA 90211-3115


Catalogs & Distributors

Earth Cinema Circle
369 Montezuma Ave., #234
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Stephen Simon
Gay Hendricks
Rick Ridgeway

Green Planet Films, Inc.
PO Box 282
Corte Madera, CA 94976
415-383-0484 Fax: 415-380-9515

Suzanne Harle - Founder - Executive Director

The Film Connection

P.O. Box 2867
Seattle, WA 98111
William Brent

Bullfrog Films
P.O. Box 149
Oley, PA 19547
610-779-8226 Fax: 610-370-1978

John Hoskyns-Abrahall
Winifred Scherrer
Elizabeth Stanley National Sales Manager
Cheryl Gillam Woolley Office Manager
Sieglinde Abromaitis Customer Relations Manager
Dennis Kohr Shipping Manager
Sue Lord Barker John's personal assistant.
Josh Sprinkle Accounting Manager
Jennifer Blackwell-Yale Writer/Editor

The Video Project and Act Now Productions
For 17 years the Video Project has been a leading distributor of high-quality environmental videos about the fate of our planet.

The Video Project and Act Now Productions
375 Alabama, Suite 490
San Francisco, CA  94110
1-800-4-PLANET (800-475-2638)
Fax: 415-821-7204

Adam Werbach President
Lyn Merrill Director
Amanda Boxall Production Coordinator
Yogi Graham Program Associate
Patricia Carney Database


Hollywood Environmental Focus Groups


Ruben Aronin
Director of Communications
310.581.2700 ext 161

2218 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310.581.2700 Fax: 310.581.2702

1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
202.222.0700 Fax: 202.222.0703

841 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
504.525.2121 Fax: 504.525.2122

25 W 52nd St, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Environmental Media Association - Environmental Media Awards
10780 Santa Monica, Suite #210
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Debbie Levin Executive Director
Patie Maloney Director of Public Relations & Special Events
Jennifer DePeralta Program & Events Manager
Katie Garrison Administrative Assistant
310- 446 - 6244

Earth Communications Office
- 12021 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #557
Los Angeles, CA 90025
- 1526 14th St., Suite 106
Santa Monica, CA 90404-3320

Chair: Larry Kopald
Vice-Chair: Anne Milgrim
Managing Director: Ruben Aronin (has been to Washington Street...)
Assistant Director:  Lisa Day
Campaign Coordinator: Bruce Hartzell
Program Assistant: Cassie Gruenstein
Founder: Bonnie Reiss

Tony Adamson - Ed Begley, Jr. - Lindsey Bell - Daniel Benzali - Bob Bernstein - Linda Blair - Steve Bornstein - Pat Brenner - Pierce Brosnan - Toni Childs - Bob Cohen - Cindy Crawford - James Cromwell - Hollace Davids - John Paul DeJoria - Cary Elwes - Ed Francis - Scott Garen - Sara & Barbara Gilbert - Kip Gilman - Donna & Donnie Graves - Brian Grazer - Khrystyne Haje - Barry & Maureen Haldeman - Woody Harrelson - Jordan Harris - Sandra Hay - Tippi Hedren  Fraser & Marilyn Heston - Debra Hill - Bambi Holzer - Al Hornsby - Ron & Cheryl Howard - Michael Keaton - Robert Glenn Ketchum - Mick Kleber - Larry Kopald - Alan Kozlowski - Joe Lando - Marcia Lansdown - Jessica Laufer - Ed Lauter - Sharon Lawrence - Tim Matheson - Peter Max - William McCrum - Jim & Penny McGehee - Hale & - Anne Milgrim - Renee Miller - Donna Mills - David Mirkin - Jeffrey Mora - Esai Morales - Nancy Morgan Ritter - Dave Mount - Olivia Newton-John - Norman Pattiz - Alexandra Paul - Laurie Peters - Shanna Reed - John Ritter - Mimi Rogers - Rick Rosenthal - David Ryer - Howard Sapper - Gregory Sater - Michelle Scarabelli - Louis Schwartzberg - Gary Shafner - Keely Shaye Smith - Randi Spivak - Nancy Stephens - Ron Stone - Jim Swindel - Bob Talbot - Kit Thomas - Tim Warner - Dennis Weaver - Lance Webster - Bob Weir - Michael Weiss - Floyd Red Crow Westerman - Pete Zachery - Hans Zimmer - Daphne Zuniga

Corporate Friends:

AMC Theatres
Deluxe Labs
Hollywood Digital
MWP Editorial
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Environmental Production Guide
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Low Impact Filmmaking
A Practical Guide to Environmentally Sound Film and Video Production
By Larry Fessenden
(Lives and works in New York...)

As environmental concerns become increasingly urgent, people from all walks of life are looking for ways to be part of the solution instead of the problem.

This essential guide gives producers and production managers access to environmentally conscientious and money saving resources that can help reduce wastefulness in the film business.

The book includes a discussion of major environmental and animal rights issues as well as a Forward which places the issues in historical perspective.

Written by filmmakers for filmmakers, this 100 page illustrated guide offers suggestions about every aspect of a film or video project, and includes a candid description of the real life application of these ideas through notes on the making of the independent feature NO TELLING, which was shot in upstate New York in the summer of 1990.

In a fruitless effort to raise uncomfortable issues about waste in the film business, Fessenden wrote this book with Michael Ellenbogen to discuss environmental approaches to film production. Distributed by Terre Verde in New York, its observations are still relevant. Thanks to Scott MacCauley for giving it the nod in FILMMAKER MAGAZINE back in '92. Though the environmentally sound bindings are starting to biodegrade, Copies are still available!



Six European environmental film festivals have joined to form a network at the initiative of the Copenhagen-based Royal Awards Foundation, associated with the European Environment Agency. Close co-operation and an intensive mutual exchange are to help environmental issues films, film-makers and festivals to raise their profile. One step along this road is the festival of festivals to be held in Berlin for the first time. It will provide a broad platform to films that exhibit various artistic approaches to issues involving the environment, nature and man (and the links between them that are often dangerous).

Green Gongs

Billed as the biggest and the best, the Ecomove film festival which takes place in Berlin, aims to showcase the cream of environmental films from all over the world and bring together filmmakers from widely different backgrounds. From documentary to fiction, shorts to features, nearly one hundred films were screened at the Sony Centre in Berlin last December. But this was very much a test case for all involved. Earth Report asks did the partnership between sponsoring corporations and the environmental film community work?

'Greenwash or Genuine Environmental Commitment?

Big global corporations like Sony and Volkswagen profess to strong environmental commitments. They both have their own sponsored awards at Ecomove. But is investing in a green film festival just good public relations or a genuine pledge to spread the environmental message?

The 'greens' claim one problem is that sponsors don't want to focus on the ecological problems. Instead they prefer to talk about the positive results of their own environmental commitments, and gloss over the larger issues at stake.

But it's a question of getting the message out, and the sponsors are essential in bringing the environmental message to the mainstream public.

The Festival of Festivals

The Ecomove festival brings together the best of six European film festivals: Ambiente from Portugal, Green Vision from Russia, Oekomedia from Germany, Prix Leonardo from Italy, Ekofilm from the Czech Republic, and Envirofilm from Slovakia.

Ecomove will be held every two years in Berlin, and in intervening years it will go on tour internationally.

Each film category has three nominations, pre-selected from over 200 contenders. The panel of judges includes famous filmmakers and hi-powered environmental politicians.

And the Winner is...

"With the voices of children we have to bring these environmental problems to adults because adults can't do everything themselves without the help of children": The children's animation film Pontas - Black, Black Sea from Georgia was made at a summer long workshop of a hundred schoolchildren and their teacher.It was awarded best film in the open category for its efforts to involve children in environmental issues.

"Steve completely forgot that he was 25 meters under water, surrounded by wild predatory creatures": The Czech film The Moray Eel - An Ugly Beauty portraying the unusual friendship between a diver and a Moray Eel - a fish known to be brutal, ugly, and malicious. It won the award for best documentary because, as the jusy says, it changes a common perspective and addresses common fears of the unknown.

"Its impossible to feel what they must have gone through": Bhopal Express is an Indian film about one of the most tragic man made disasters of all time. In 1984 gas leaked from a tank of methyl isocyanate at a plant in Bhopal, Madya Pradesh, killing or disabling thousands of people. The story story is seen through the eyes of a newly-wed couple, and was awarded the prize for best fiction.

"We must teach the young people to love and respect nature...": The new Sony Award donated by Sony and Columbia Tristar awarded for young and refreshing films that offer a new perspective to each and everyone in their personal surroundings, films that motivate and encourage engagement for the future went to Tommy and the Wildcat from Finland.

...and the others

"In the beginning it was a miracle, it solved a lot of problems, it changed the health picture of the world...": Danish documentary The Miraculous Poison looks at DDT, the world's most notorious pollutant. This film is a trip through time and describes how DDT changed from a blessing into a curse.

" was the most frightening horrific film I think I've probably ever seen.": UK documentary Designer Babies was widely discussed at the festival. Separating science and science fiction, it explores one of the most disturbing possibilities that science offers us: the genetic engineering of humans.

"We need to stop this logging before the logging destroys us...the men don't understand this.": Since the Company Came, an Australian documentary set in the South Pacific, looks at how a traditional community copes with the changes brought about by a foreign company logging their land. the new regime of money and power structures affect the traditional structures, and in particular it challenges the matriarchal power structures based on land ownership.

"I didn't want to make a film about what the politicians think about this conflict. I wanted to show how people live there, how they work, how they suffer, what deprives them of their economic opportunities.": Cashmere, Kashmir, a Swiss documentary, traces the Kashmir fibre from its producers through to the impact it has on the climate and wars. An attempt to look at this war torn region from the grassroots perspective, it paints a picture of a community left out of the globalized market.

Possible Partnerships?

Barbara Dubach of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development expresses that "...what we're all aiming for, whether its business, governments, citizens, NGOs, is quality of life. The question is how we achieve quality of life, and that can be through innovation, but also through partnerships, different organizations working together."

There's no doubting both the environmentalists and the corporate sponsors at Ecomove all want quality of life. But will they agree on the means to get there? Watch out for Ecomove 2002!

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