April 1–5, 2020


Our mission is to bring the planet to Philadelphia through the power of environmental films.

The Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival showcases exceptional new films that celebrate the beauty of the earth, explore challenges facing our planet, and entertain, inform, and inspire personal action. Highlights of the annual April Festival include an Opening Night Red Carpet Reception, a juried competiton with awards, discussions with filmmakers and subject experts, a student film competition, an exciting youth film program, and other special events.

In addition to the Festival, we partner with local and regional cultural institutions to offer special film events throughout the year.  

Learn more about the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival here. (Produced by The PHILO Project)


54 films

16 countries

10 features, all PA premieres

44 shorts (20 by women)

11 student films

1 VR experience 

Over 320 submissions from 47 countries total (up from 260 submissions form 43 countries in 2018)



Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Environmental Advocacy Award
Best Wildlife Film
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Student Film Awards
plus, Audience Favorite Award