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The 2017 Princeton Environmental Film Festival will be held March 28 – April 2, 2017.

The Princeton Environmental Film Festival 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.

Founded in 2006, the PEFF’s mission is to share exceptional documentary films and engage our community in exploring environmental sustainability from a wide range of angles and perspectives.

The festival began in 2007 and has run for 10 consecutive years with more than 100 days of programming.

Our screenings are free of an admission charge 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. We also offer related events with community partners to connect people with opportunities to engage in sustainable actions and initiatives year-round. As we grow the festival and consider its sustainability, we are mindful to expand our reach while keeping the character of the festival focused on being a great and a special local event.


Watch films from the previous years of the PEFF in the Princeton Public Library collection by searching keyword PEFF. Films are available on BluRay or DVD and may be borrowed with a Princeton Public Library card. Also, library cardholders may browse the PEFF film archive through Kanopy.


For more information on submitting a film and all other festival inquires please contact:
Festival Directors Susan Conlon 609-924-9529 ext. 1247 and Kim Dorman 609-924-9529 ext. 1230

For sponsorship opportunities please contact:
Princeton Public Library Development Director Janet Simon 609-924-8822 ext. 1251


PEFF Planning Committee

 

Susan Conlon, Festival Director and Founder, and Head of Youth Services at Princeton Public Library

Kim Dorman, Festival Director and Community Engagement Coordinator at Princeton Public Library

Amanda Chuong, Youth Services Technology Librarian at Princeton Public Library and PEFF Website Coordinator 

 

Liz Cutler, Sustainability Coordinator at Princeton Day School and Director of OASIS (Organizing Action on Sustainability In Schools)

 

Lindsey Kayman, Environmental Health & Safety Director, Sustainability Council Chair, John Jay College of Criminal Justice President, Environmental Education Fund

 

Anne McClintock, A. Barton Hepburn Professor, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Princeton Environmental Institute, and Department of English, Princeton University

 

Rob Nixon, Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment, Princeton Environmental Institute at Princeton University

 

Dianne Sadoff, Professor Emerita, Department of English and Program in Cinema Studies, Rutgers University

 

Matt “SpE” Spewak, Plant Based Educator, Chef, and Yoga Teacher of the Website Plant Based Yogi and Community Organizer and Change Catalyst, CTZNWELL