The RVA Environmental Film Festival was founded in 2008 as "The Biggest Picture", Richmond's first environmental film festival. The Falls of the James Group, Sierra Club revived the event in 2011 as the RVA Environmental Film Festival. Today the mission of the festival is to bring entertaining and educational films that leave attendees with increased awareness of environmental problems faced locally as well as globally. This year's presenters of the RVA Environmental film festival include Falls of the James Group, Sierra Club, James River Green Building Council, Virginia Land Conservancy, and Enrichmond Foundation. Thanks to generous sponsorship there is no admission charge for the 2013 RVA Environmental Film Festival.
This year's sponsors include Bon Secours Richmond Health System, Byrd Theatre, Capital Region Land Conservancy, Carytown Merchant's Association, EarthCraft Virginia, Enrichmond Foundation, James River Association, James River Green Building Council, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Nacho Mama's, REI Richmond - Short Pump, Richmond.com, RVA News, Sierra Club- Falls of the James Group, Watershed Architects, Whole Foods Market - Shortpump.
Below is a Schedule for the 2013 RVA Environmental Film Festival at Byrd Theatre in Carytown, Richmond Va.
Saturday, February 9
10:00 AM Mother Nature's Child - by Camilla Rockwell, sponsored by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
11:00 AM Clean Bin Project - Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer compete to produce zero waste.
12:20 PM Local Films - by The James River Association and Falls of The James Group, S.C.
12:35 PM The Krill is Gone Children's Short Film.
12:45 PM Bending Sticks - Appearance by Penelope Maunsell, artist and codirector, sponsored by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
2:00 PM Vegucated - Directed by Marisa Miller Wolfson, starring T. Colin Campbell explaining benefits of "veganism""
3:20 PM Atomic States of America - Sheena Joyce, Don Argott examine life in reactor community
4:55 PM Glen Besa, Director Virginia State Chapter Sierra Club
5:00 PM Chasing Ice -Director Jeff Orlowski and photographer James Balog document evidence of global warming..
Sunday, February 10
1:30 PM Queen of the Sun - staring Gunther Hauk of the Floyd Honeybee sanctuary, sponsored by Whole Foods Market
2:55 PM Ingredients - Good news from the local food community, sponsored by Slow Food, nonprofit.
4:10 PM Greenfire - The story of "Aldo Leopold" directed by David Starke, sponsored by The Capital Region Land Conservancy
5:50 PM The Big Fix - Josh & Rebecca Tickell's expose of Big Oil crimes associated with Deepwater Horizon explosion.
7:20 PM The Age of Stupid - Franny Armstrong directs Pete Postlethwaite in lookback
after future ecologic collapse.