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  • DREFF 24/7: A New Online Platform for Environmental Films!

    December 21, 2017

    Never relaxing in its efforts to promote greater environmental awareness and sustainable socioeconomic development, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) has decided to take yet another leap into the digital realm, in addition to continuing with its trademark presentations, panel discussions, workshops, global strategic alliances, and exchanges of knowledge and experience with international experts.

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  • Chasing Coral Elicits Reflections in Santo Domingo and Punta Cana

    December 8, 2017

    On December 6th and 7th, two free film screenings were held for the acclaimed documentary Chasing Coral, directed by famed director and recent winner of the United Nations’ Champions of the Earth award, Jeff Orlowski. The film highlights the changes that are occurring in the world’s oceans and corals due to the effects of global warming, and has been shortlisted for the 90th Academy Awards consideration in the Documentary Feature award category.

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  • Sustainable Construction in the Dominican Republic

    December 5, 2017

    In spite of infrequent mention and debate, the topic of sustainable construction is a fundamental basis of sustainable development, especially in a country like the Dominican Republic. Given that the country has committed itself to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, summed up in the phrase “Sustainable cities and communities,” one may recognize this to be the case.

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  • ‘Love the Earth’ Film Series Comes to the Cinemateca Dominicana

    November 29, 2017

    With collaboration from the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of the Environment, the Dominican Republic Film Commission (DGCINE) and the Year Round Environmental Screening Initiative of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) celebrated the film series ‘Love the Earth’ from November 17 to 29 at the Cinemateca Dominicana, located in Santo Domingo’s Plaza de la Cultura.

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  • A Member of DREFF Advisory Committee Presents at WildSpeak

    November 15, 2017

    Eladio Fernández, Dominican conservation photographer, a naturalist, author and publisher, participates as a special guest and speaker in the 2017 WildSpeak, a renowned international conference on conservation and photography. This annual event is organized by the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), institution founded in 2005 to promote cultural and natural conservation through ethical photography. The activities are part of a two-day program held in the U.S. capital, Washington, DC.

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  • DREFF and Cinemateca Dominicana to Celebrate Joint Programme in November

    November 3, 2017

    The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) and the Cinemateca Dominicana will celebrate the joint film program “Amar la Tierra” (To Love the Earth), November 17-29, 2017. More than 15 free screenings will be shown, including “Death by a Thousand Cuts”, “SlingShot”, “All the Time in the World”, and “Biodiversity of the Dominican Republic”, among others.

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  • DREFF’s Nominee, “Death by a Thousand Cuts”, Finalist in the 2017 Green Film Network Award!

    September 29, 2017

    The Dominican Film “Death by a Thousand Cuts”, screened at the 2016 Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), has been selected as one of the finalist in this year’s Green Film Network (GFN) Award. This was DREFF’s nomination for the renown international environmental film prize, “Green Cinema Award”, organized by GFN, a prestigious network of the world’s best environmental film festivals. DREFF is a member of GFN.

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  • GO FUTURE to screen Garbage or Resource? A Dominican Republic Experience

    September 7, 2017

    Garbage or Resource? A Dominican Republic Experience, a production of GFDD/Funglode, has been selected to be screened at GO FUTURE on Tuesday, September 26th in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Similar to the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), GO FUTURE, an itinerant sustainable development and environmentally-focused film festival, is an initiative that puts on free film screenings primarily for youth audiences at schools and community centers.

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  • Value of Life and Cycles to Bring the Caribbean to Kuala Lumpur

    August 14, 2017

    Out of 249 films hailing from 44 different countries, Value of Life, a production of the Global Foundation for Democracy & Development and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic (GFDD/Funglode), and Cycles, the winner of the 2016 Globo Verde Dominicano Short Film Award have been selected to screen during the 10th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF), to be held from October 23rd – 29th, 2017. GFDD could not be more delighted to serve as an ambassador of film of the Dominican Republic to the people of Malaysia. It is our honor to be selected for this important event and we look forward to witnessing the impact of our stories.

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