February 3, 2012
by Rocky Thompson, CEFF Board President and Owner, Gaia Video Productions
What a beautiful snow day! Over a foot has fallen and it’s still coming down! I haven’t finished digging a car out, but I do need to get to Denver this afternoon, so I will be doing that soon.
Three weeks from right now we will be wrapping up the Filmmaker’s Brunch, just one of many events at this year’s Colorado Environmental Film Festival. The Festival will be at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, February 23-25.
We have some wonderful films this year, including two about our carbon dependency and how to get off of it. Opening night will feature a sneak peak of “Switch“, showing many successes of creating energy without fossil fuels. One of our last films will be “Carbon Nation“, again showing how dependent we are on these fuels.
Friday night we have a special program showing local interest films. “Chasing Water” looks at the Colorado river and the fact that it no longer flows to the sea. All of the water in the basin is removed and used by humans. “No Water to Waste” is a very current look at water use, sprawl, and political jostling in the Denver area. “Rocky Flats: Legacy” covers the history of protests at our local nuclear embarrassment.
I recommend getting the VIP pass so you are sure to get into the films you want to see. We are expecting a record crowd this year. See you on the 23rd!
For a complete lineup of all events click here!
Gaia Video is a video production company based in Boulder, Colorado and focused on partnering with environmental organizations and sustainable businesses to tell their stories. Our video projects help our clients get their message out to wider audiences and inspire people to learn more, to act and to spread the word themselves. We believe that video is one of our most powerful tools for promoting sustainability and planet-aware practices, policies and causes.