Save the dates for the annual Princeton Environmental Film Festival: March 27 – April 2, 2017. Selections will be announced in early March 2017.


Sonic Sea – Special Event Screening

Friday February 10, 6:30 pm
Community Room, Princeton Public Library. Free admission.

The impact of commercial, industrial and military noise on whales and other marine life that rely on sound to hunt for food, find mates and detect predators is examined in this film that was first screened at the 2016 Princeton Environmental Film Festival.

Following the screening, scientist, author and whale expert Scott McVay will discuss the film and his research about whales.
Scott McVay is a Founding Executive Director of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. He has served on two dozen boards. McVay’s honors include receipt of the Albert Schweitzer Award from the Animal Welfare Institute, the Princeton University Class of 1955 Award, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Award by the White House Commission of Presidential Scholars, and an honorary doctorate from Middlebury College.

The running time of Sonic Sea is one hour.

The PEFF is sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and is held annually at 65 Witherspoon Street in downtown Princeton, New Jersey, with additional special events offered throughout the year.

Our screenings are free of admission and accompanied by a Q&A with film directors and producers, as well as talks by invited speakers visiting the festival or by those who live here in our community.