Our Purpose:

The Carolina Environmental Film Festival provides an opportunity for student and professional filmmakers to showcase their work on a pressing environmental issue. The goal is to raise awareness about environmental issues, promote dialog and discussion, and encourage students to explore issues through the medium of film. The
festival will be eld each April at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This event is organized by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the UNC Sustainability Office. Students of the UNC school system in particular are encouraged to participate; however, submissions are open to anyone who wishes to raise awareness about an environmental issue through a short documentary. We welcome any film that addresses an environmental issue, although this year we have a particular interest in sustainability.




The first annual Carolina Environmental Film Festival will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016 at UNC – Chapel Hill.


The festival will be held at the Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill, NC

Who We Are:

The festival is organized by David Salvesen, Deputy Director of the Center for Sustainable Community Design at the Institute for the Environment at UNC-CH, and Reece Williams, a sophomore Environmental Science major at UNC-CH.