SD Environmental Film Festival





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: San Diego County

Total Budget: $500

Area of Focus: The environment

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Funds for unique, inclusive film festival focused on people, air, water, and land - and long-term biodiversity of our planet.

The purpose of the San Diego Environmental Film Festival (SDEFF) is to inspire awe, engagement, and social change between people and our natural environment. Its mission is to curate an artistic, educational experience that uses film to bring people together, facilitate knowledge exchange, and effect social change. SDEFF is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Funds will be used for the planning of the film festival such as screen and projector rentals, venue coordination and fees, film award prizes, marketing materials, and more!

It's unique film SDEFF offering a platform for filmmakers from around the globe to present creative ideas, talent, and skills in service to the planet. Films that amplify unheard stories, highlight emerging talent, enhance access to unique content, provide new opportunities for learning, and build the environmental community within and outside San Diego.

The festival focuses on sustainability, conservation, and biodiversity of our planet; bringing together diverse audiences and filmmakers to curate an artistic, educational experience that inspires action and positive impact not only locally, but globally. Films from 2022 highlighted conservation stories about our oceans, whales, butterflies, land management, endangered species, and more! This 2023 festival (its second year) will be even more international with films submitted from 19 countries.

The board is made up of scientists and policymakers with a big vision to inspire fun, creativity, and action in the environmental, conservation, and artistic space. They have each had a share of working in the field: collecting water quality samples, monitoring coral reefs in the ocean water, developing policy to establish marine protected areas off our coast.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Solana Beach

Primary Contact: Niels Lund

Email: nlund@sbeco.org

Project Status

This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Niels Lund

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Niels Lund

System Entry: Project signed by Niels Lund.


by Lynn Stevens

System Entry: Project signed by Lynn Stevens.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Carter Stafford.


by Alan Turner

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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