The 2016 Environmental Film Festival at Yale

The 2016 Environmental Film Festival at Yale

This April, Yale students came together to voluntarily run one of the largest film festivals across the country. The Environmental Film Festival at Yale, or more lovingly called EFFY by Yale students in the know, ran from April 1-9, screened over 20 short- and feature-length films.

The event is run mainly by students from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies who work throughout the year to provide relevant environmental stories from around the world to the greater New Haven area. Most films are followed by a panel discussion led by academic leaders from Yale, filmmakers, and stars of the films.

The 2016 was a great success, and students, staff, and faculty from across Yale, as well as New Haven community members came out to support EFFY and watch environmental stories. We hope the tradition continues for years to come!



This year, Facebook lent EFFY Oculus Virtual Reality Lenses for guests to use. Audience members enjoyed content provided by National Geographic and other environmental filmmakers–Admissions Recruiter Uma Bhandaram included!

12961415_10153666645873924_4536538196921364150_o F&ES Dean Crane on opening night with the EFFY Monster!



F&ES second-year Raymond Waweru interviews conservationist Amy Vedder and environmental artist Asher Jay on a panel following the screening of Racing Extinction.

(All photos are credited to Dana Patterson, F&ES ’16)