Oct 20 through 23, 2011.
South Florida: a distinctive and diverse environment. From the world’s third largest coral reef barrier, vast mangrove habitats, the unique Everglades ecosystem, to the US’s longest shoreline. A region filled with some of our planet’s most complex fauna and flora communities. An urban tropical paradise, which attracts millions of visitors, film makers, television production companies, artists, and divers, to our beautiful sunny beaches, Art Deco District, diverse multi-cultural festivals and much more. An ideal place to hold an environmental film festival!
The new Miami and the Beaches Environmental Film Festival is dedicated to bringing environmental documentaries to Miami with the intent of educating, motivating and inspiring participants about global sustainability challenges. Their goal is to create a platform that will evolve into a stimulating and educational annual event, creating a forum for the exchange of innovative ideas amongst directors, producers, scientists, decision makers, and moviegoers.
The festival will showcase films based on environmental issues of local and global concern. The event is being organized by ECOMB, in partnership with the Miami Beach Cinematheque, The Society of Environmental Journalists and the Big Blue and You. It will feature some of the most contemporary environmental documentaries addressing issues of urgent importance.
The festival aims to educate individuals using visual arts, and inspire them to become advocates for the environment. Our community houses enough resources, and dedicated members, to set these green initiatives into motion, and make Miami Beach the new “Emerald City by the Sea.”
A complete calendar of venues and events is available online at the festival’s website, www.ecomb.org.
Miami and the Beaches Environmental Film Festival