The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) is a celebration of the power of film to inspire, educate, and motivate audiences to protect and preserve the environment.

CEFF presents thought-provoking films and dialogue that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social, and economic themes. The Festival provides an experience for the audience that goes beyond passive film viewing: CEFF inspires audiences into awareness and action.

CEFF Goals



To Inspire

With a growing public awareness for the environment, CEFF aims to inspire audiences through films to motivate them to make a difference in their community.

To Educate

CEFF helps audiences build the knowledge and skills they need to make environmentally responsible choices.

To Motivate

CEFF inspires audiences into action to make a difference in their environment!

CEFF Board of Directors and Staff

Nicole Bickford

Festival Director

Nicole's Bio
Nicole has been an active member in the environmental education community of Colorado for the last 20 years. Prior to this role, Nicole was Vice President of Programs and Exhibits at the Butterfly Pavilion, focusing on the management of all education programming, exhibit development, fundraising, and community partnerships. Nicole has contributed her expertise to several Denver environmental education efforts including the development of Colorado’s certification program for environmental educators and the annual planning and implementation of Colorado’s annual statewide Environmental Education Conference. Nicole enjoys traveling the world with her husband and 2 kids. When home, she loves to read and chase her kids down the ski slopes!

Dana Coelho

Board of Directors - Secretary

Dana's Bio
Director of the Metro Denver Nature Alliance – Dana came to the organization following an 11-year career with the US Forest Service. She served as Urban & Community Forestry Program Manager in the Rocky Mountain Region from 2014-2018. She holds masters degrees in Sustainable Development & Conservation Biology and Environmental Policy (University of Maryland, 2007) and a bachelor’s degree in Urban & Environmental Planning (University of Virginia, 2003). Her personal passions include exploring new places, hiking with her dog, DIY home and landscaping projects, and volunteering with community-based environmental, arts, and cultural organizations. She co-founded Colorado EcoWomen and serves on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, Golden Cultural Alliance, and International Society of Arboriculture – Rocky Mountain Chapter.

Lindsay Walton

Board of Directors - Member at Large

Lindsay's Bio

Lindsay is a lawyer specializing in environmental/conservation law and small business law at Lindsay Walton Legal in Golden, Colorado.  She loves helping do-gooder small businesses and entrepreneurs get legal and her background has substantially focused on environmental and conservation matters, with an emphasis on remediation and reuse of property impacted by soil and groundwater contamination. She has contributed to environmental publications, including as co-author for a textbook chapter related to factory farming, and was a research assistant for textbooks related to climate change and indigenous peoples and climate change impacts on ocean and coastal law. She was also the Colorado State Coordinator for a non-profit organization dedicated to conservation and preserving litter-free open spaces, and spent time in the British Colombian inland temperate rainforest volunteering at an off-the-grid eco lodge.

Lindsay received her yoga teacher training in India and you can generally find her in downward dog, working out, concert-going, hiking, skiing, reading, and writing poetry. She also enjoys travel, spending time with her friends, family, and boyfriend, and has recently started gardening.