The Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY), sponsored by the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, is one of America's premier student-run environmental film festivals.

Every spring, EFFY showcases incisive, cutting-edge films that highlight the environmental and social issues of our time. Expert panels of filmmakers, celebrities, scholars, journalists, activists, and public servants provide our audiences with context, criticism, and greater insights after most screenings. Interactive non-film events like block parties, workshops, and nature walks complement the screenings.

Past festivals have included presentations by Dan Rather, Van Jones, Gus Speth, and Jeffrey Sachs, as well the U.S. Premiere of "The Blood of the Rose", the World Premiere of "Your Environmental Road Trip", advanced screenings of DisneyNature’s "Earth", "Oceans", and "African Cats", several Oscar nominees, and Academy Award winner "The Cove".

Awards & Prizes

Audience Choice
Grand Jury Prize
Honorable Mention
Best Short Film
Best Student Film

Rules & Terms

Films must have been released on or after January 1, 2017.

Films must be related to environmental topics and themes.

Submissions must qualify as one of the following:
* Feature films: Films with a running time of more than 30 minutes, including credits.
* Short films: Films with a running time of less than 30 minutes, including credits.
* Student films: Short or feature length films by students.