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The Environmental Film Festival is Back In-Person

Jan 01, 2022 01:17PM ● By Heather Nygren

The Environmental Film Festival is Back In-Person

The 12th annual Richmond Virginia Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) will take place from February 18 through March 4, showcasing the newest local and national films that focus on critical environmental issues and inspire action. Voted as one of the best film festivals by Style readers, the RVA EFF was recently awarded the Virginia Travel Leader award by the Virginia Green Travel Alliance.

The free festival kicks off on Friday, February 18 at the Richmond City Main Library with the James River Association presenting Eight Billion Angels. On Saturday, February 19, the Byrd Theater will screen The Lorax; “One Health,” an episode of the VPM program Untamed (winner of two Telly awards and an Emmy nomination) that will be followed by a Q&A with Ed Clark, president and founder of the Wildlife Center of Virginia; and High Tide in Dorchester, a tale of a Chesapeake Bay town affected by climate change. The festival continues at the Byrd on Sunday, February 20, and includes award-winning films from the Virginia Environmental Film Contest.

The following two weeks will showcase films presented by these partners of RVA EFF: Drive Electric RVA, Pedal Power, Virginia Interfaith Power and Light, University of Richmond, VCU Biology Department, Maymont Foundation, City of Richmond Department of Sustainability, Richmond City Main Library and Henrico County Library.

Sponsors include the Enrichmond Foundation, Convert Solar, Ian Patrick of Merill Lynch, Capital Region Land Conservancy, Sierra Club-Falls of the James Group, RIC Today, VPM, BlueRidge Outdoors magazine and Natural Awakenings magazine.

Admission is free. For updates and more information, visit