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Festival's Basic Information

Festival's short name
Foundation year


General contact email
Name and contact of the Director or organizers max. 3 persons.

Alexandra Drobac Diagne, Artistic Director and Co-Founder,

Debra Wolf Goldstein, Executive Director and Co-Founder,

Name of the programmer(s)

Alexandra Drobac Diagne,


Philadelphia, PA

ZIP Code


Awards of the last edition (award-winning films) film, country, director

2019 Award Winners:

THE HUMAN ELEMENT, Matthew Testa, USA, Environmental Advocacy Award
WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS, Jon Kasbe, USA/Kenya, Best Feature Film
LOVE & BANANAS, Ashley Bell, USA/Thailand, Best Wildlife Film
DERRICK POTTLE: KEEPER OF THE FLAME, Jason van Bruggen, Canada, Best Short Film
THE NEED TO GROW, Rob Herring, USA, Audience Favorite Award
ON THE COVER, Yegane Moghaddam, Iran, Student Award

Categories and genres

Feature Films
Short Films
Student Films

How many screenings do you have in extra activities in addition to the festival?

The 2020 Festival had 50 films (11 features and 39 shorts) in 13 programs.

How many sections does the festival have -competition and out of competition


Other non-cinematographic activities of the festival: panels, conferences, etc.

Post-screening Q&A’s with Directors, Panel Discussions with filmmakers and topical experts, VR experiences, Kid’s Planet Program

Does the festival have an educational section/activities?
Does the festival have a market or industry activities?
Average of short films during the festival
Average of feature films during the festival
Average of documentaries during the festival
Average of fiction films during the festival
Average of animation films during the festival
How many prizes or competitive sections does the festival have?


In how many cities does the festival happen?


How many films have been programmed in all the festival throughout all its editions?


In how many venues does the festival take place? How many private vs public.

One venue, all public, with special Opening Night Reception and program.

How many screenings are held during the festival and how many during the Tour.

13 programs during the annual Festival and dozens of special progamming events throughout the year with various regional cultural institutions.

Festival Dates

Festival Dates

September 23, 2020

Next open call date (from)

February 1, 2021

Next open call date (to)

May 3, 2021

Link to website

General contact email

Festival short description

The Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival showcases exceptional new shorts and features that celebrate the beauty of the earth, explore challenges facing our planet, and entertain, inform, and inspire personal action, along with engaging discussions with filmmakers and topical experts. In addition to the annual Festival, we partner with local and regional cultural instituions to offer special programming events throughout the year.

Categories and genres

Feature Films Short Films Student Films