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RVA Environmental Film Fest

  • Various Locations Richmond, VA (map)

The Richmond Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) showcases films that raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation, and our planet. 


In 2008, the Festival was founded as The Biggest Picture: Richmond’s First Environmental Film Festival under the James River Film Society. In 2011, the Sierra Club - Falls of the James Group backed the event as the RVA Environmental Film Festival. Support from the community for the Festival grows with each passing year.


Free admission to the 2019 Festival is made possible by the generosity of the Sierra Club – Falls of the James Group, Science Matters and the Community Idea Stations, the Science Museum of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, The Lewis Ginter Botannical Garden and over 15 other sponsors.


Always free, the event takes place at venues such as the Community Idea Stations, Byrd Theatre, the Science Museum of Virginia, VCU, the Institute of Contemporary Art at VCU, the University of Richmond, Vasen Brewery, public libraries, and other locations around the Richmond metropolitan area.


More than 20 screening of over a dozen films! Visit for updates and tickets!

Monday, Feb 4 - Hometown Habitat, 6-9pm, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Eve, more details

Tuesday, Feb 5 - Oceans: Our Blue Planet, 6:30-7:30pm, Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St

Wednesday, Feb 6 - American Ascent, 6:30pm, Vasen Brewery, 3331 W Moore St, Richmond

Thursday, Feb 7 - Run Wild Run Free, 6:30-8:00pm, Institute of Contemporary Art, 601 W. Broad St

Friday, Feb 8 - The Swamp, 7-8pm, WCVE Community Idea Stations, 23 Sesame St

Saturday, Feb 9 - Born in China, 10:05-11:30am, Byrd Theatre, 2908 W Cary St; Go Wild for Good Health, 11:30-11:32am; Birders: The Central Park Effect, 11:32am-12:30pm; Untamed, 12:35-1:10pm; A River’s Last Chance, 1:15-2:15pm; Pollinators Under Pressure, 2:30-2:45pm; Living the Change, 2:50-4:10pm; Evergreen Cemetery, 4:15-4:17pm; Straws, 4:17-4:45pm;The Devil We Know, 4:50-6:30pm

Sunday, Feb 10 - Minimalism: A Documentary About Important Things, 1:30-2:45pm, Byrd Theater; Riverblue, 4:50-6:30pm, Byrd Theatre

Monday, Feb 11 - Wasted: The Story of Food Waste, 7-8:45pm, University of Richmond, Robins School of Business,  Ukrop Auditorium Gateway Rd, Richmond, VA

Tuesday, Feb 12 - Before the Flood, 6-8:30pm, VCU Cabell Library Lecture Hall, Rm 303, 901 Park Avenue, Richmond

Wednesday, Feb 13 - A Man Named Pearl, 6:30-8pm, N. Courthouse Road Library, 326 Courthouse Rd, Chesterfield

Saturday, Feb 16 - Evolve: Driving a Clean Future in Coal Country, 1-2pm, 3-4pm, Varina Area Library, 1875 New Market Road, Henrico, VA

Earlier Event: February 1
VaLCV Legislative Update Call
Later Event: February 9
Underachiever Polar Bear Plunge