environmental stories through film

  • DamNation

    EFFY 2014 Best Film // EFFY 2014 Audience Award

  • Marmato

    EFFY 2014 Best Environmental Storytellers

  • The Expedition to the End of the World

    EFFY 2014 Best Cinematography



What is EFFY?

The annual Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY), sponsored by the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, has become the premier student-run festival for environmental films. EFFY showcases incisive, cutting edge films - features and shorts - that raise awareness of current environmental and social issues. Films are coupled with expert panel discussions and interactive non-film events. 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".

Who is EFFY?

We are a group of master's students from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies , committed to conveying the power of film for environmental science, advocacy, and storytelling. While we come from a variety of backgrounds, we share a common interest in bringing to people stories of the most pressing environmental issues of our time. Through EFFY, we aim to facilitate meaningful discourse and spark action and innovation throughout the Yale community and beyond. We look forward to seeing you at EFFY!

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