RVA Environmental Film Festival
RVA Environmental Film Festival
February 5 – 18, 2018 (times & locations varies, see below for full schedule)

The Enrichmond Foundation, the Sierra Club – Falls of the James Group, the Capital Region Land Conservancy, and Viridiant will partner to present the Eighth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival, which brings community awareness of environmental issues through the medium of film. The festival takes place at locations across Richmond. The week long event showcases local and national films that raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation, and our planet.

Viridiant’s staff recommends that you don’t miss “Happening: A Green Energy Revolution” on Sunday, February 18th at the Byrd Theatre. The film highlights innovators and entrepreneurs in communities across the country. It follows Jamie Redford on a journey to discover the current state of clean energy and see what lies on the horizon. The film reveals pioneering renewable-energy solutions that are making the potential future brighter than ever before, while underscoring notions of human resilience and social justice. This film is a great opportunity to learn more about the green energy movement to which EarthCraft builders, developers, and residents are supporting! Explore the full schedule of 2018 films below. Don’t forget to mark your calendars!


Monday, Feb. 5, 6:30-8:00 PM at the Science Museum of Virginia
Films: “A Ghosting in the Making” & “America Wild: The National Parks Adventure”
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 3:30-5:30 PM at VCU Student Commons Theatre
Film: “Jane”, plus short film
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6:30-8:30 PM at the Richmond Main Library on E Franklin Street
Films: “For the Birds” & “Inhabit (The Art of Permaculture)”
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6:30-8:30 PM at N Courthouse Rd. Library, Chesterfield Co
Films: “A Blooming Business” & “Local Flowers, Local Farmers, A Growing American Movement”
Thursday, Feb. 8, 5:00-8:00 PM at University of Richmond Ukrop Auditorium
Film: “Here’s to Flint”
Friday, Feb. 9, 6:00-9:00 PM at WCVE Studio, N. Chesterfield
Films: “RARE” & “Person of the Forest”
Saturday, Feb. 10, 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM at the Byrd Theatre
Films: “The Lorax”, “Meet the Real Wolf”, “My Haggen Dream”, “The Penguin Counters”, “The Age of Consequences”, “Chasing Coral”, “Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock”, “Adaptation”, & “Tidewater”
Sunday, Feb. 11, 1:30-6:30 PM at the Byrd Theatre
Films: “In Pursuit of Silence”, “Jane”, & RVA EFF Film Contest Awards
Monday, Feb. 12, 6:30-9:30 PM at the VCU Grace Street Theatre
Films: Submitted Films
Thursday, Feb. 15, 6:30-9:30 PM at the VCU Grace Street Theatre
Films: “The Nuclear Waste Problem” & “The New Fire”
Sunday, Feb. 18, 1:30-4:00 PM at the Byrd Theatre
Film: “Happening: A Green Energy Revolution” & an Electric Vehicle display from 12:30 to 1:30 PM



For more festival details, film trailers, and information on panel discussions and speakers, visit rvaeff.org.

Photo credits: RVA Environmental Film Festival and all associated films