November 12-15, 2019

FREE ADMISSION! - Open to the public
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Since its creation in 2011, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) –an initiative of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode)– has been providing Dominicans with a platform of knowledge and debate on the environment and sustainable development, along with its challenges and best practices, while celebrating the unique beauty and wealth that is the Dominican Republic’s natural heritage.

With a diverse selection of films and numerous panels, workshops, seminars, and community activities, DREFF promotes dialogue and the exchange of knowledge and experience, inspiring Dominicans to adopt actions that contribute to the appreciation, conservation, and sustainable use of their environmental resources.

By bringing together young people, scholars, experts, activists, filmmakers, representatives from the public and private sector, and non-governmental organizations, as well as wide audiences from all walks of life, the Festival serves as a catalyst for programs and projects that contribute to environmental and socio-economic sustainability. Thanks to the participation of more than 70 private, non-governmental and public institutions, every September the Festival reaches more than 10,000 viewers, in 11 cities in the Dominican Republic, with over 100 free film screenings at some 30 venues around the country.

To fulfill GFDD/Funglode’s commitment to contribute to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, DREFF implements programs that operate throughout the year and work with diverse communities: ReCrearte, EcoHuertos, and RDescubre. It also organizes film screenings, panels, workshops, and activities with the community year round throughout the national territory.The DREFF Blog is a dynamic platform for information exchange and debate on issues related to the environment and sustainable development, at both the national and the international level.

In its mission to promote environmental filmmaking and raise the level of public awareness, DREFF organizes the Premio Globo Verde Dominicano contest and produces its own documentaries.


Dr. Leonel Fernández

International Advisory Committee
Charlotte Vick
Debbie Kinder
Fabien Cousteau
Gaetano Capizzi
Jon Bowermaster
Peter O’Brien
Suzan Beraza
Stuart Sender

National Advisory Committee
Adolfo López
Cesáreo Guillermo
Eladio Fernández
Ernesto Reyna
María Cordero de Báez
Ginny Heinsen
Idelisa Bonnelly
Jake Kheel
José Miguel González Cuadra
Lissette Fernández
Marialicia Urbaneja
Melania Milagros Rodríguez
Melba Grullón
Omar Ramírez
Oswaldo Vásquez
Rosaura Pimentel
Ydalia Acevedo Monegro
Sixto Incháustegui

Natasha Despotovic

Director of Digital Media & Print Material
Semiramis de Miranda

Director of Programming
María Victoria Abreu

Communications Director
Miryam López

Funglode Communications Director
Elina María Cruz

Filmmaker & Special Guests Liaisons
Maria Victoria Abreu

Angelita Montes

Graphic Design
Beatriz Rodil

Film Traffic
Reydi Moreta
Ramón Cabrera

Ramón Cabrera

Administrative Assistant
Kenia Hernández

Communications Assistants
Vanessa Puertas

Social Media Assistant
Reydi Moreta

Jonathan Grullón

Ramón Cabrera
Maria Victoria Abreu
Reydi Moreta

Translators of Printed Material
Jason Mann
Vanessa Puertas

Santo Domingo

Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)
Loraine Amell
Sardis Medrano

Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU)
Dolly Martínez

Biblioteca Infantil y Juvenil República Dominicana (BIJRD)
Dulce Elvira de los Santos

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM)
Campus Santo Tomás de Aquino
Rosy Ruiz

Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons
Priscilla Comer de Garrido
Nancy Canó


Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons
Irka Taveras

Instituto Iberia
Víctor Martínez

Centro Cultural Dominicano UTESA, en colaboración con el Centro León
Miguel Martínez
Awilda Reyes

Punta Cana

Puntacana Village
Jake Kheel

Sponsors and Collaborators

DREFF is a GFDD/Funglode initiative carried out with the support of