The Colorado Environmental Film Festival Is Back This Week — for Home Viewing  

Golden Real Estate is proud to be a sponsor once again of this great festival highlighting all aspects of environmental responsibility.

After all, one of the two slogans on every Golden Real Estate for-sale sign is “Promoting and Modeling Environmental Responsibility.” 

Since 2006, the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) has been a flourishing part of Colorado’s cultural landscape. It was founded by a dedicated and passionate core group of environmentally minded educators, filmmakers, and supporters who sought to create Colorado’s first and only homegrown, international environmental film festival. Based in Golden since its inception, CEFF has entertained, enlightened, and educated thousands of festival goers over the years with hundreds of original and thought-provoking environmental films originating from around the globe. Each year, CEFF carefully juries and presents a new and different catalog of films, encompassing a broad mosaic of topics that always reflects CEFF’s cornerstone mission to engage participants to learn about ways to understand, preserve, and protect the environment.

Last year, in response to the pandemic, CEFF successfully hosted and implemented the first fully virtual festival, increasing accessibility and opening up the event to broader audiences around the world. It screened a record 86 films, and it added Young Filmmaker Workshops to engage students.

The festival’s three goals are to Inspire, Educate and Motivate, and I can personally testify that the films screened each year accomplish all three goals.

You can buy an all-access ticket allowing you to stream all 90+ films, or you can buy tickets to stream one or more of the festival’s “collections.” Each film is assigned to one or more of the following collections:

> Activism/Environmental Justice

> Adventure

> Colorado Films

> Consumption/Waste

> Energy/Climate Crisis/Fossil Fuels

> Water, Rivers & Oceans

> Wildlife

> Health/Food

> Land Use/Conservation

Because this is an international film festival, many of the films are in foreign languages with English captions.  Others are in English with closed captioning.  For the hearing impaired, there is a separate collection with all the films that have either open or closed captions.

If you’re interested in climate change, you’ll want to view the 5-part series called Feedback Loops, which describes what could also be called “vicious circles” causing the acceleration of planet warming. An example of a “feedback loop” is the thawing of permafrost which releases large amounts of methane, further warming the planet. Each part of this series is 9 to 15 minutes long.

The Virtual All-Access Ticket can be purchased at for $75, allowing you to stream all 90+ films, including 13 world premieres. A single collection ticket costs $10, or you can buy a 5-collection ticket for $40.

You have from today (Feb. 24th) until March 6th to stream the films. In addition, there are some live events, including a Filmmaker Q&A on Feb. 24 and 25th, a Photography Keynote Talk on March 3rd, and two free “lunch & learns” from noon to 1pm on March 1st and 3rd.  All are free except the keynote, which is included in the All-Access ticket or can be purchased separately for $10.  Order these tickets on the same website.

A paragraph describing each film is available on the website. You could spend an hour just getting to know about each of the films and the filmmakers.

CEFF may be a homegrown Golden event, but it has acquired an international reputation for screening the very best in films and videos — and also still photography — related to the environment.

Remember, the films are only streamed for 11 days starting today, Feb. 24th, so get started by visiting today!

Author: Golden Real Estate, Inc.

Golden Real Estate is a prominent member of the Denver/Jefferson County real estate scene. Based in Golden, we service both Denver and Jeffco, representing both buyers and sellers. We're well known for Broker Jim Smith's weekly "Real Estate Today" column published in the Denver and Jeffco editions of the Denver Post's YourHub section each Thursday. The column also appears in several weekly newspapers and is archived at We have nine agents, all of whom are Realtors and EcoBrokers. Our office is Net Zero Energy since December 2017, and several of us drive electrics cars. Known for our sustainable practices, we accept polystyrene (aka "Styrofoam") for recycling, keeping 200 cubic yards per year out of area landfills.

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