About the Tour

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, the largest and longest-running festival of its kind in the US, returns to Boston for a special showcase of environmental films from October 11-13. The festival, presented by Bank of America, will showcase three exceptional films addressing the need for clean energy, the importance of reducing food waste, and the disappearance of the world’s coral reefs and what that could mean for our planet. The three-day showcase is part of HUBweek, which celebrates innovation and creativity at the intersection of art, science, and technology.

Films and Special Guests

Wednesday, October 11 2017

7:00 pm

Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution

Filmmaker Jamie Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits and makes communities stronger and healthier. Happening explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future and finding hope for our survival.

* Post-screening discussion to follow.


Kendall Square Cinema

355 Binney St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Running time: 75 mins


Thursday, October 12 2017

7:00 pm

WASTED! The Story of Food Waste

Co-presented with GlobeDocs

Consider the fact that one third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten and ends up being thrown away. WASTED! stars chef heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber and Danny Bowien and shows how even small actions can lead to new ways of using more food, feeding more people and curbing environmental damage.  The film is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation’s YieldWise – a $130 million commitment by the foundation to cut food waste in half by 2030. Directed by Anna Chai and Nari Kye.

Note: The film contains some profanity.

* Post-Screening Discussion to follow.


 Kendall Square Cinema

355 Binney St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Running time: 90 mins


Friday, October 13 2017

6:30 pm

Chasing Coral

Co-presented with BU Institute for Sustainable Energy and BU Arts Initiative

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Directed by Jeff Orlowsky.

*Post-Screening Discussion to follow.


Boston University Questrom Auditorium

595 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Running time: 93 mins


About the Festival

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films. Since 1993 our mission has been to celebrate Earth and inspire understanding and stewardship of the environment through the power of film.

Each March in Washington DC, we host the largest environmental film festival in the world, presenting 100+ films to audiences of more than 30,000. Filmmaker and topical discussions are an important part of our events which happen at museums, embassies, libraries, universities and local theaters throughout the city. We also present a year-round screening series and community events.

Many of our screenings are free, and our Washington, DC location offers the unique opportunity for films and filmmakers to reach national and international lawmakers and decision-makers.  Our impact continues to grow both in DC and beyond.

2017 Partners