The Eugene Environmental Film Festival believes in creating space to address critical issues facing our planet. We support the work being done at local and global levels and share a deep connection and responsibility to protect the environment and work in solidarity with others in the struggle for environmental justice.

We do this through creating a multi-venue weekend event with meaningful and inspiring films, discussion, speakers, workshops, and special events during the first weekend of October in downtown Eugene.

We seek to raise awareness of all that is the environment globally and locally. We aim to provide a holistic perspective concerning the ways that we enjoy the environment; to understand the ways the environment feeds and nourishes us; to address the exploitation and harm to the environment; and to explore ways that we resist and protect the environment. Our vision is to raise awareness and inspire positive change.

Eugene is an ideal location to host an environmental film festival. We have great access to the outdoors with 10,000 ft. peaks to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Many people who live here are socially conscious about and active in environmental issues. There are numerous environmentally-based non-profits located in Eugene tackling issues such as food justice, local to global changes in laws and policies , sustainability, and environmental justice. Eugene is the birth place of Our Children's Trust, which is an organization to empower the voice of youth to protect the environment. And the City of Eugene has multiple sustainability initiatives.

If your film is chosen for the 2020 film festival we aim to provide complimentary lodging at a homestay, film festival passes, and access to special events. In addition, filmmakers have an opportunity to discuss your film at screenings and special events. This is a great opportunity for filmmakers to promote their work, inspire change, and network with others.

In addition, we carve out space for young filmmakers 18 years and younger. The purpose is to highlight youth involvement in, concern for, and protection of the environment.

We are a small group of dedicated volunteers and look forward to your participation in next year's Eugene Environmental Film Festival.

"Best of Festival" (youth, short, feature length)
"Audience Choice Awards"
"Honorable Mention"

1. Entries must be submitted online via FilmFreeway.
2. Entries selected into our 2020 festival grants the Eugene Environmental Film Festival the right to screen accepted films and to use film stills and portions of accepted films for promotional purposes.
3. Filmmakers must have the intellectual property rights and distribution rights to submit a film.
4. It is the responsibility of the artist(s) to obtain rights and permission for use of music, and all other creative work related to their films prior to entering the Eugene Environmental Film Festival. EugEvoFF is not responsible for any infringement of such rights.
5. Non-English entries must be submitted with English subtitles.
6. Filmmakers will be contacted about selection status by July 1, 2020.
7. Trailers and promotional materials for accepted films are due by July 15, 2020.
8. Final screening copies of accepted films must arrive no later than August 15, 2020, or the entry will not be included in the festival.
9. Filmmakers are responsible for shipping costs to the festival.
10. All copies of the films become the property of the Eugene Environmental Film Festival unless otherwise noted.
11. EugEvoFF is not responsible for the loss or damage of any film.
12. Please include the following with your entry:
a. A short director's biography.
b. A short film/video synopsis.
c. All submissions must include your name, email, title of the film, and running time.

Overall Rating
  • Jeanne Givens

    This is such a fine festival. Film makers are treated very well. The downtown venue was great. I am so thankful to the staff for organizing this event. Eugene Film Festival enjoys a lot of community support.

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Jeanne. It was lovely to have you join us and participate.

  • Awsome festival! Many thanks to the organizers and awsome audience for choosing Burkinabe Bounty for Audience Choice Awards!

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Iara! And congratulations again!

  • Amy Giaquinto

    Although we weren't able to go to the actual festival, the communication was fantastic and it seemed to be very well organized! They even offered help with accommodations as well. I really wish we'd been able to make it. Thanks everyone!
    Amy Giaquinto, Co-Producer, "Tire Swing."

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    Hi Amy- thank you for your words. We wish you could have made it, too. Keep up the good work with your family and thank you for your submission and contribution to our youth films. All the best!

  • Great festival! The organizers were friendly and communicated well. With two theaters on the same block it was easy to travel between them. The festival attendees were amazing, our screening sold out and everyone stayed after for the Q&A session.

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    So happy that you and Steven could join us! We appreciate your contribution to our festival as well as the broader work for our planet. Many thanks!!

  • Henry Worobec

    Great Festival! Communication and hospitality were fantastic. I definitely recommend this up and coming festival to environmental filmmakers.

    October 2018