Local Independent Film-Makers To Be Featured at the Byrd Theatre

Richmond, VA – The 4th RVA EFF Film Contest is now accepting entries for the 2017 RVA Environmental Film Festival.  The contest was initiated during the 2013 RVA Environmental Film Festival, and is again offering prize money to aspiring local film producers for submissions now through December 31, 2016.  The selected entries will be shown Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Byrd Theater in Richmond.  Prizes will also be awarded that day.

“The environmental film festival documentary contest is so important; unlike anything in Richmond. It provides a platform to share new work and it encourages future storytelling.”  -Melissa Lesh, former RVA Environmental Film Festival Contest winner .

The RVA EFF Committee considers the local film contest one of the main features of the festival. “We think the contest is important as a way to connect with not just our local natural environment, but also our local film community,” says Scott Burger, one of the festival’s founders. “We want to challenge local filmmakers to bring new perspectives and ideas.”

The RVA Environmental Film Festival was founded in 2011 and is modeled after the 2008’s Big Picture Festival and other metropolitan environmental film festivals. The mission is to showcase films that are designed to raise awareness of environmental issues relative to all residents of our planet. Many of the films are new releases that are area premiers. The 2017 RVA Environmental Film Festival is scheduled for February 6th-12th, 2017 at multiple locations in the Richmond community and public admission to the festival is made free with the help of generous sponsors.

Submissions and questions can be sent to: rvaenvfilmfest@gmail.com

To see last year’s winner visit: link