The first screening of 2020, as part of DREFF’s Year Round Environmental Film Screenings, was celebrated this past Saturday, February 1 at UNIBE’s auditorium in Santo Domingo.
The seventh edition of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival ended yesterday with an encouraging message to the Dominican youth: a message of commitment to the environment and a vision of a more harmonious planet under the care of everyone. A total of nine academic institutions of the Dominican Republic assembled hundreds of students of all ages, along with their professors and educational leaders, throughout the four days of the Festival filled with great films and profound discussions about environmental challenges and the best practices to tackle them.
The last four films of DREFF 2019 were screened at Santo Domingo and Santiago, concluding this edition in 3 cities and 9 venues in the Dominican Republic were hundreds of young people of all ages have shown grand knowledge and awareness of environmental threats as well as the available solutions to tackle climate change. Lila’s Book by Marcela Rincón González at Biblioteca Infantil y Juvenil República Dominicana (BIJRD); El Buzo by Esteban Arrangoiz at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) of Santo Domingo; Pandas by Drew Fellman & David Douglas at Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons of Santiago de los Caballeros; and Ghost Fleet by Shannon Service at Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU) completed the program composed of 12 films from 6 countries- Colombia, Argentina, Belgium, U.S.A., Mexico and the Dominican Republic- screened in association with universities, schools, libraries, and cultural and research centers.
The third day of DREFF 2019 concludes with Dominican flair and was filled with great and educative discussions, excellent films and fun shorts for the children. Cacú: un cambio por la vida and Chasing the Snot Whales of Samaná, and their director Marvin del Cid, a Guatemalan living in the Dominican Republic, were a big hit.
The second day of DREFF 2019 concluded tonight at the Pontifica Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) in Santo Domingo with the screening of Sea of Shadows after a long day filled with great films around various colleges as well as cultural and academic institutions around the country. Two cities and seven venues hosted productions about the environment and sustainable development, where they exposed the most pressing challenges of the planet and the best and most successful methods to overcome them. In the morning, the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) of Santo Domingo showed the screening of the American movie Albatross by Chris Jordan, with the presence of its producer, Victoria Sloan Jordan, who participated in an interesting discussion with students from the academic institution.
Under the theme “Passion for our planet”, a new edition of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival began today. A total of 12 screenings from 6 countries- Colombia, Argentina, Belgium, U.S.A., Mexico and the Dominican Republic- will be shown over the next 4 days in 9 venues around the country in association with universities, schools, libraries, and cultural and research centers.
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), a GFDD initiative, with the Grupo Puntacana Foundation, and the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) hosted two special screenings of environmental documentaries as part of the 72nd Annual conference of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI). The Dominican documentary “Cacú: Un cambio por la vida”, directed … Continue reading “DREFF Co-Host Special Screenings at GCFI72 in Punta Cana”
Thanks to the support of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), the Dominican short film “Alimento” was selected to be screened at the Faces for Hunger 2019 film festival, an initiative of the Palms for Life Fund.
The seventh edition of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) starts November 12 with four days of movies and debates on the environment and climate change challenges. Three cities in the Dominican Republic -Santo Domingo, Santiago and Punta Cana- will be the sites of activities aiming to involve the community in debate on the most important challenge that our planet faces.
The seventh edition of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) is going to be held on November 12–15, 2019 in four cities in the Dominican Republic—Santo Domingo, Santiago, Punta Cana, and Samaná—that will host high-quality short and feature-length films as well as expert panels and community activities. All with the same aim as ever: to promote environmental awareness and consciousness.
(Version en Español) El pasado viernes, 7 de junio, la Muestra de Cine Medioambiental Dominicana (DREFF por sus siglas en inglés), presentó una proyección del documental Revolución para marcar el Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente. El evento, realizado junto con la Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) para cerrar su Semana del Ambiente, fue auspiciado por el Programa de Proyecciones Medioambientales del DREFF, una iniciativa de Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD).
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