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September 13-18, 2016

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Films - 2015 Edition

Feature Films
Short Films
Dominican Productions
GFDD Productions
Opening/Closing Films
Activism 2.0
Canada - 2014
Banking Nature
France - 2014
Biodiversity of the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic - 2015
Cortos Cubanos
Cuba - 2015
Cotton Road
US - 2014

Community in Action!

Take part in the DREFF’s National Social Networking Competition! You can participate by sharing a photo or a 15 second video of your favorite nature spot in the Dominican Republic on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, and inviting your followers/friends to meet there. Read more >
In this exhibit, Spanish photographer Juan Carlos Vélaz offer the public a journey across the Dominican Republic, recounting their three year expedition exploring the country’s coastline, forests, hills, and other natural enclaves. Read more >
This exciting adventure, which is supported by the BIJRD, is targeted at young Dominicans between the ages of 10 and 14. The participants will trek through the National Botanical Gardens, learn new skills, and discover the extensive range of biodiversity contained in the Dominican Republic. Read more >
The ReCrearte recycled art workshops, which are taught by Bertha Santana, seek to raise awareness of the three principles of solid waste management: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Read more >
Join GFDDD/Funglode for an afternoon beach cleanup open to all members of the public and co-sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment, and help create a world of trash free seas! Read more >
Topping off the activity with a decorative wall mural made of recycled materials collected during the cleanup, local students and volunteers from the UN Association of the Dominican Republic will beautify the neighborhood and raise awareness about sustainable waste management practices. Read more >
Join the ReCrearte program for a recycled art workshop! The workshops are taught by Bertha Santana and seek to raise awareness of the three principles of solid waste management: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Read more >
In this event, Dominican photographer Eladio Fernández and Guatemalan photographer Marvin del Cid will narrate a slideshow that highlights the beauty of Dominican nature and its extensive biodiversity levels. Read more >
Join GFDD/Funglode for a screening of the film, The Vanishing of the Bees, to be followed by a live discussion and demonstration about the importance of bees and beekeeping for sustainable development. Read more >
The objective of this activity is to increase awareness among young people about the problems that plague coral reefs, while encouraging them to develop small-scale environmental projects and work as a team with other young people toward a better system and respect for the environment. Read more >

DREFF´S Programs Along the Year

Since the inception of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) in 2011, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) has created and developed 5 year-round programs that make a significant contribution to the sustainable development of the Dominican Republic.

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New Short Film

Value of Life

Historically, little value is placed on natural capital when looking at growth equations and socioeconomic development. It is difficult for big businesses, and more so for ordinary people, to quantify the significance of natural resources and make the value of nature tangible in our daily lives. The new GFDD production responds to those questions: How much is the natural capital of the Dominican Republic worth? How do we put a price on the ecosystem the planet has given us and that allows us to survive? Read More

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