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16-Apr-2014 9:19pm PDT  


Environmental Film Festival at Yale

6 Annual March 31, 2014 to April 06, 2014

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195 Prospect St
New Haven CT 06511
Phone: 413-222-6742

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Feature Film
Documentary, Narrative, Animated, Experimental
Short Film
Documentary, Narrative, Animated, Experimental

The Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY) is the premier student-run festival for environmental films. The 6th annual EFFY will showcase the arts through incisive, cutting-edge films that raise awareness of environmental and related social issues. We aim to facilitate meaningful discourse and spark action and innovation throughout the Yale community and beyond.

Behind the scenes, EFFY incorporates sustainability in its operations by offsetting all emissions generated by the festival, using paperless ticketing, electronic advertisements, organic catering, and working with like-minded environmentally-conscious sponsors and groups.

EFFY is currently accepting submissions for our 6th annual festival, occurring March 31 - April 6, 2014 in New Haven, CT. Films may explore any aspect of environmental or related social issues.

Founded in 2009 by students at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, EFFY is now touted by the Oscars as one of the "20 Great Resources for Green Filmmakers," and has become the world's premier student-run festival for environmental films.

Beyond the screen, EFFY works to provide additional opportunities for audiences to engage with important environmental issues. To facilitate this, we pair every screening with a Q&A or panel discussion with filmmakers, scholars, and other notable figures. This year's special events and workshops will emphasize storytelling. All screenings and special events are free and open to the public, and draw audiences from across the northeastern United States.

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. Mam said of the festival, "EFFY's programmers themselves are leaders in the environmental movement. The festival is a true platform for sharing stories and discussing the many environmental issues facing our world today."

Andrej Pavlovic (OTHER) ; Elizabeth Babalola (Co-Director) ; Karen Tuddenham ; Karen Tuddenham ; Kendall Barbery (Advisor) ; Lexi Tuddenham ; Rebeka Ryvola (Co-Director) ; Rebeka Ryvola (Co-Director) ; Rebeka Ryvola (Co-Director) ; Taylor Rees ; Taylor Rees (Director of Programming) ; elizabeth babalola ; elizabeth babalola

All films must be completed on or after January 1, 2013.

We prefer Secure Online Screeners, but if you choose to submit via mail, please send 2 DVDs, labeled with the film title, your name, your contact info, and your WAB submission number to:

EFFY 2014
195 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511


By submitting this film, I understand that I am agreeing to the following: • I own or control the copyright in and to, and am duly authorized to submit this film to the Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY) and to the best of my knowledge, all statements on this document are true; • This film contains no material which could result in tort claims, royalty claims, claims for breach of contract, or claims of any sort whatsoever; • If this film is selected for screening at EFFY, I grant EFFY the right to screen this film in New Haven, Connecticut, in April 2014. Films may be screened more than once during the festival. • I understand and agree that this film entry, if selected for EFFY, may be used for promotional purposes for the festival and I grant EFFY the rights to use official trailers, photographic stills, synopses, and/or titles and information from the film for promotional purposes. • I fully indemnify and hold EFFY and its partners harmless from: damage to or loss of the film print or tapes en route to or from New Haven or during the course of EFFY’s possession of the entry, and from any claims which may arise in connection with this film. If a claim arises in connection with this film, I will bear all costs of defense incurred by EFFY and pay any award of damages that may ensue. I also agree to reimburse EFFY for any attorney fees incurred in connection with the defense of such a claim. • I understand that EFFY reserves the right to place my film in the appropriate programming category.