Interview with Executive Director Lisa Veliz (Environmental Film Festival at Yale)

Festival Reviews

Brazilian trash workers, killer whales, and food waste all share one thing in common–they’ve been featured in the largest student-run environmental film festival in the world. Mark your calendars—the 8th annual Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY) is taking place from April 1-9, 2016 in New Haven, Connecticut. This festival draws audiences of over 1,700 each year and several films that have been screened at EFFY in years past have since won Oscars, Emmys, and are now shown on Netflix. This festival was founded by a group of graduate students at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and it has grown to include the greater Yale and New Haven communities while maintaining inclusivity through FREE admission for all.

Interview with Lisa Veliz: 

Matthew Toffolo: What is the festival attempting to accomplish for filmmakers and the attendees? 

Lisa Veliz: The goal of EFFY is to shed light on environmental issues…

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By matthewtoffolo

Filmmaker and sports fan. CEO of the WILDsound Film and Writing Festival

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