The Boston Enviro-Film Festival (BEFF)is a celebration and investigation of the actions and challenges taking place around the world. A collection of first run documentaries by Independent Filmmakers plus shorts from the Wild and Scenic Film Festival (shown at each venue), BEFF will inspire and educate you with stories and new experiences.
Taking place across Boston on August 3, 2013 -- BEFF will be held at 5 venues. Each site and showing is focused on one theme.
Along with the documentaries listed below, every showing contains a set of topical shorts from the national tour of The Wild and Scenic Film Festival.
Special Addition: LEEDS Facility TOURS: Films with Asterisks below denote LEEDS Certified Buildings that are conducting a free tour of their facility one hour before these films begin. Meet at the building lobby for your tour.
2013 Boston Enviro-Film Festival Offerings
11AM -- Topic: CLIMATE Film: The Island President Story: Join President Mohammed Nasheed, 1st democratically elected leader of the Maldives as he builds a campaign in Copenhagen to save his country -- an archipelago already swamped by rising seas. A David and Goliath story for the 21st Century!
Venue: The Goethe Institute- 170 Beacon St. Boston. Transit: Green Line: Arlington
11AM* -- Topic: ACTIVISM Film: Bidder #70 Story: Can big oil be foiled? Watch as college student Tim DeChristopher singlehandedly foils an unlawful Bush era leasing scheme with an action that exacts a great toll.
Atlantic Wharf -- 280 Congress St. Boston. Transit: Red Line: South Station
12PM -- Topic: WATER Film: The Source Story: The uplifting story Josue LaJeuness, a Princeton janitor who returns to bring clean running water to his town in the hills of Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. A masterpiece of storytelling.
Building #114 -- 114 16th St. Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston. Transit: Green or Orange: North Station + Partners Shuttle to Building 114.
12PM* -- Topic: HISTORY OF THE ENVIRO MOVEMENT Film: A Fierce Green Fire Story: A spectacular retelling of the history of the environment movement in 5 Acts. From halting dams to saving whales -- here are the people who began it all.
Castle Square Tenant Association -- 464 Tremont Street (inner Courtyard Building) South End, Boston. Transit: Orange: New England Medical Center
3 PM -- Topic: WILDLIFE Film: Birders-The Central Park Effect Story: Who would have thought that Central Park was a migration flyover for birds from all over the world. New Yorkers demonstrate their obsession with our flying friends. A hoot of a film.
The Prudential Mall - 115 Huntington Ave. (Cheesecake Factory entrance then follow signs), Boston. Transit: Green: Prudential; Orange: Back Bay
3PM* Topic: ENERGY Film: Switch Story:
Atlantic Wharf -- 280 Congress St. Boston. Transit: Red: South Station
Follow your Curiosity but Prepare to be Inspired!
*-implies a LEEDS Certified building offering a site tour 1 hour before film showing. Meet in building lobby.
Boston, MA 02116