2020 Film submissions are now open!


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.


Kid’s Planet Program

An enriching half-day program of environmental films and hands-on activities for hundreds of Philadelphia-area students.  The program includes films by and for kids, lesson plans on plastic pollution, and fun activities designed to spark interest in environmentalism and filmmaking.

“CCSA 4th grade scholars had the amazing opportunity to attend the [2018] Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival…. That experience was greatly appreciated since it supported our Science curriculum and overall important message of the current dire need of caring for the environment. Our students were exposed to a trip to the city and they enjoyed a film created by another student only a few years older than them. They were able to see firsthand that young people can and do have a voice…. In the days and weeks after the Festival some students chose to be more mindful with plastics and waste during lunch and outside of school, and were excited to share their experiences in class.  We had a wonderful time and are excited to attend the festival in the future! Thank you!” 4th grade team, CCSA

Fairmount Water Works Student Action Workshops

To kick off the 2018 Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival, the Fairmount Water Works hosted an interactive half-day program for 75 selected Philadelphia middle school students.