Covid-19 Updates

(Updated October 7, 2020)

For the last 15 years, Colorado Environmental Film Festival has brought important and world-class environmental films to audiences of all ages in an engaging, community-focused festival in Golden, CO. With the ongoing and forecasted long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on large public gatherings, CEFF has had to reexamine what the festival experience could look like to best ensure the health and safety of our attendees, our staff and filmmakers, and the community.

The show must go on! We are excited to announce that our 2021 Festival will be presented as a Virtual Festival from February 12-21, 2021, with online screenings and other great virtual interactive opportunities including filmmaker Q&A, community chats, awards and audience voting, family-friendly and student programs, a local community showcase, international photography contest, and more!  For the first time ever, with online screenings you don’t have to pick and choose between the great films you want to see—you can watch ALL the best international environmental films of the year and interact with filmmakers and other attendees during the fest from your own home!   Save the Date to experience local and world premieres of films from around the world about a wide range of topics and issues that affect each of us in one way or another! While we regret that times have precluded an in-person experience, we are confident that you will find this year’s Festival to be meaningful, educational, and full (if not fuller!) than ever before.

CEFF is more committed than ever to the power of film to inspire, educate, and empower people to act and make an impact in protecting and preserving their local and global environments.  It is essential to continue to provide the opportunity to share important environmental stories of resilience and hope while keeping everyone as safe as possible.  We are ever grateful for your support and we look forward to gathering with you all on our new digital platform in February to share another year of inspiring, educational, and motivational environmental films from around the world.  Stay tuned for more CEFF updates this Fall, and stay healthy!

~Colorado Environmental Film Festival Team

***CEFF is planning a possible in-person, theatrical screening and social event at the AMC on Saturday, February 20, 2021. This event will remain pending, and will only happen if and when public health & safety measures and local-government mandates permit safe implementation.  We will post pertinent updates regarding our festival on our website ( as information becomes available and as policy updates or changes.