April 5–7, 2019 • Submissions Open September 4


Student Short Environmental Film Competition

Sponsored by Drexel University

Enter your short film about our planet or how you can make a difference, for a chance to win cash prizes and a special screening of your film at the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival in April 2019.


Kids’ Planet Program

Presented by Saint-Gobain

An enriching half-day program of environmental films and educational activiites curated for 400+ Philadelphia-area schoolchildren at the Prince Theater.  The progam included shorts by and for kids, centered around a 30-minute film on plastics by 14-year old award-winning filmmaker Dylan D’Haeze, who was present to discuss the topic. The films were supplemented by a custom designed lesson plan on plastic pollution in our waterways and actively engaged students in environmental and filmmaking conversations.  Funding support from Trolley Car Helping Hands.  Lesson plan designed by Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants.

Fairmount Water Works Student Action Workshops

Made possible with support from the Philadelphia Water Department

Fairmount Water Works hosted an interactive half-day program for 75 selected Philadelphia middle school students.  In a hands-on, workshop-style setting led by the founders of Kids Can Save the Planet — 14-year old filmmaker Dylan D’Haeze and his mother and producer Dawn D’Haeze — students discussed environmental topics as well as brainstormed ideas to make shorts of their own.  Learn more about Dylan here.