About EFFY

About EFFY

The 6th annual Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY), sponsored by the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, showcases incisive, cutting edge films that raise awareness of current environmental and social issues. EFFY includes screenings of narrative and documentary films, features and shorts, coupled with panel discussions with filmmakers and Yale faculty. The mission of the festival is to foster meaningful discourse and to incite social change and environmental stewardship throughout the Yale community and beyond. In light of our mission, admission to screenings and special events is free and open to the public. All films are followed by a panel discussion or Q&A session with the filmmakers, professors, and other experts on each subject matter to allow the audience to further explore the topic addressed in each film. Past festivals have included presentations by Dan Rather, Van Jones, James Gustave Speth, Colin Beavan, and Jeffrey Sachs, as well as the East Coast Premiere of “Crude,” the U.S. Premiere of “The Blood of the Rose”, the World Premiere of “YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip,” Special Advanced Screenings of Disneynature’s “Earth,” “Oceans,” and “African Cats,” Oscar nominees “Waste Land” and “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom,” and the Academy-Award winning film “The Cove.” EFFY 2013 hosted the U.S. Premiere of “GMO OMG,” a special screening of Fox Searchlight’s “The East” with special guest Director Zal Batmanglij, and the New England premiere of “A River Changes Course,” directed by Kalyanee Mam.