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2nd Annual San Diego Environmental Film Festival

About the Event

The San Diego Environmental Film Festival (SDEFF) is gearing up for its 2nd annual festival on November 17th and 18th, 2023, a unique event dedicated to showcasing films that explore sustainability, conservation, and biodiversity. This year’s festival promises to be an awe-inspiring journey through a diverse selection of films from around the globe; all centered around the theme of “PEOPLE and ACTION.”

From thought-provoking documentaries to captivating animations, the SDEFF 2023 lineup will transport audiences to the deepest caves, the most pristine waters, and the heart of communities fighting for a better future. These stories highlight the delicate balance of ecotourism, the power of community action, the fight for food security, the urgency of restoration, and the emotional impact of climate anxiety.

The festival will feature not only captivating films but also a lively environmental block party with local artist vendors and nonprofit organizations showcasing their work and inspiring attendees to take action.

2023 SDEFF Program
Friday, November 17 (Opening Night)
6 PM – 10 PM
Digital Gym Cinema in Downtown San Diego
Showcase of “A Crack In The Mountain” (Limited Seating)

Saturday, November 18 (All-Day Fest)
Noon – 9 PM
Suraj Israni Center for Cinematic Arts at UC San Diego
12 pm – 1 pm: Family Program (powerful films for our young and old)
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm: “You Go, Girl” Women Empowerment Series
3:30 pm – 7 pm Environmental Block Party
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm: “Power of US Community Actions”
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: “Evening Showcase & Awards”

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