The 5th annual Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival will take place the first week of April 2022, and this year will be produced by the Philadelphia Film Society. SUBMISSIONS TO THE 2022 FESTIVAL WILL BE BY INVITATION ONLY.

Through our yearly film festival, year-round programming, and online resources, we seek to advance understanding of the environment through the power of film. The festival showcases compelling features and shorts from around the world in a variety of styles.

Due to the pandemic, there was no festival in 2021. In 2020, the Virtual PhilaEnviroFilmFest presented 50 powerful films along with a juried awards competition, engaging discussions with filmmakers and topical experts, a youth short film competition, and a Kid's Planet program.

The PhilaEnviroFilmFest is a member of the international Green Film Network, an association of the world's 40 top environmental film festivals, increasing outreach opportunities and connections with a global audience. We are also members of Film Festival Alliance and official partners with many regional cultural organizations.

Banner photo by J. Smith for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Award categories include:

Environmental Advocacy (feature)

Best Feature

Impact Award (feature)

Best Short

Best Animated Short

Best Youth Short

Audience Favorite

The PhilaEnviroFilmFest will be produced by the Philadelphia Film Society beginning with the 2022 festival. All submissions are by invitation only. Please contact PFS for more information:

Overall Rating
  • This festival was great. I will be participating next year with new movies.

    January 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Muhammed! We look forward to reviewing your new film.

  • Sabine Schwab

    Nice festival with good communication and easy DCP uploading system. Can recommend!

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Sabine. Hope to see your next film!

  • Bruno Chatelin

    We love these people, hard working and so passionate, i reccommend any filmaker with a strong film to submit.
    Bruno Chatelin: Rob's festival agent

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Bruno. always provides excellent access to top films. We will proudly continue to use your wonderful service!

  • Jason van Bruggen

    I had a great experience with the Festival. We were so pleased to be included! Thanks for everything.

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for sharing your great films Jason!

  • Mohammad ferajzadeh

    Fantastic festival
    Our only films were at the festival
    I hope that in subsequent periods it will be possible for the filmmaker to be invited to the festival.

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    All filmmakers are always welcome to join us at the festival and in fact, many do. We welcome all filmmakers and our audience appreciates the opporunity to interact!