ANNOUNCING THE EFFY 2015 AWARD WINNERS

  • Grand Jury Prize

    JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY BY GRANT BALDWIN

  • Audience Choice Award

    INHABIT: A PERMACULTURE PERSPECTIVE BY COSTA BOUTSIKARIS

  • Best Short Film

    WHAT'S MOTIVATING HAYES? BY JONATHAN DEMME

  • Best Student Film

    DRY SEASON BY MAX GOOD & TYLER TRUMBO

  • Honorable Mention - Feature Film

    DEEP TIME BY NOAH HUTTON

  • Honorable Mention - Short Film

    MAN IN THE MAZE BY PHIL BUCCELLATO



What is EFFY?

The Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY), sponsored by the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, is one of America's premier student-run environmental film festivals. Every spring, EFFY showcases incisive, cutting edge films that highlight the environmental and social issues of our time. Expert panels of filmmakers, celebrities, scholars, journalists, activists, and public servants provide our audiences with context, criticism, and greater insights after most screenings. Interactive non-film events like block parties, workshops, nature walks and more round out the festivities. Past festivals have included presentations by Dan Rather, Van Jones, Gus Speth, and Jeffrey Sachs, as well the U.S. Premiere of "The Blood of the Rose", the World Premiere of "Your Environmental Road Trip", advanced screenings of DisneyNature’s "Earth", "Oceans", and "African Cats", several Oscar nominees, and Academy Award winner "The Cove".

The EFFY Monster

Deep Time

Who is EFFY?

We are a group of graduate students who are committed to advancing environmental awareness through the power of film. Each year, EFFY supplants its graduating leadership with promising descendants who perpetually renew the festival with fresh ideas and insights. We strive to empower the expanding community of environmental filmmakers by showcasing their work and facilitating their development. If EFFY sparks meaningful conversations while motivating others to act on newfound convictions, then our festival has succeeded. We look forward to seeing you at EFFY!

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