Every February, Golden Real Estate is proud to co-sponsor this nationally-recognized festival featuring short and feature-length films about the environment and the all-important issue of climate change.
Recently I attended a preview of this festival — a celebration of the inspirational, educational, and motivational power of film to engage people in the protection of their environment — and came away looking forward to seeing as many of the films as I can during this year’s festival.
Featuring over 50 films, including several world and Colorado premieres, this important event will be held Feb. 21-23 at the American Mountaineering Center in downtown Golden.
Both local and international, short and feature length films will be shown. Films that explore the undeniable and inescapable interconnection of our planet’s ecology, societies and economies. Award winning pictures, such as Elephant Path, winner of the Best Feature Film Award at the Portland EcoFilm Festival in 2018, will be screened, as will newer films, including ones made by youth filmmakers.
Another film, Hearts of Glass, documents an ambitious experiment to provide year-round produce to a mountain town, while employing community members with disabilities.
Audiences will be entertained and will leave inspired, surprised, motivated and transformed through events that will involve audience members and filmmakers in thought-provoking dialogues and forums about the films.
In addition, there are children’s films, festival celebrations, and an Eco-Expo (where Golden Real Estate will have a booth) highlighting local efforts to address environmental issues. The festival’s web site, www.CEFF.net, provides a schedule, a description of the various films and ticket-purchase info.