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The premier environmental film festival in the Pacific Northwest brings four days of film screenings showcasing the best environmental films from around the world to Portland. Join us for inspiring films, discussions with filmmakers and environmental advocacy groups, and opportunities to connect with local and national environmental and wildlife conservation organizations!

Festival passes: $60
$60 festival pass grants you access to all Portland EcoFilm Festival screenings and the Festival Opening Night party (a 31% savings from regular admission prices.)

Purchase Festival passes here.

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EcoFilm All-Fest Pass (archive)

Thursday, September 27, 7:00 PM

The premier environmental film festival in the Pacific Northwest brings four days of film screenings showcasing the best environmental films from around the world to Portland. Join us for inspiring films, discussions with filmmakers and environmental advocacy groups, and opportunities to connect with local and national environmental and wildlife conservation organizations!

Festival passes: $60
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The Beaver Believers

Thursday, September 27, 7:00 PM

Portland EcoFilm Festival - Opening Night in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act!

Ticket purchase includes admission to festival opening night party!

THE BEAVER BELIEVERS profiles an unlikely cadre of activists - a biologist, a hydrologist, a botanist, an ecologist, a psychologist, and a hairdresser - who share a common vision: restoring the North American Beaver t…

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Dirt Rich

Friday, September 28, 6:30 PM

Through a beautiful exploration of geo-therapy strategies that can literally reverse the effects of runaway global warming, Dirt Rich inspires the viewer to discover that through the return of carbon to the soil, we solve two of the most challenging environmental issues of the day by re-stabilizing safe atmospheric carbon levels and revitalizing soils. Through regenerative agricultural practices,…

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Saving the Dark

Friday, September 28, 9:00 PM

Filmmakers for this feature and short film in attendance along with Rose City Astronomers’ liaison for the International Dark Sky Association and the National Parks Conservation Association.

80% of the world’s population can no longer see the Milky Way. What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns and endan…

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Intraterrestrial - A Fleeting Contact

Saturday, September 29, 2:00 PM

A meditative, immersive and spiritual film examining the possibilities for humans to bridge the divide between themselves and dolphins, in order to learn from their wisdom. Humans and dolphins. Two ways of life. Two mentalities. Is contact possible between them? Directed byAlexander & Nicole Gratovsky.

Screening with the short films REBOOT directed Ellen Osborn and ROOST: THE CROWS OF DOWNTOWN…

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Confluir

Saturday, September 29, 4:00 PM

CONFLUIR looks at the most important river you've never heard of. The Marañón River is the principle tributary of the Amazon, the world's longest river. American whitewater enthusiasts have dubbed it “the Grand Canyon of South America”, but little is scientifically documented about the ecological significance of the river to the Amazon biome. As the energy demands of Peru increase, the …

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The Kingdom - How Fungi Made Our World

Saturday, September 29, 6:30 PM

You find fungi in Antarctica and in nuclear reactors. They live inside your lungs and your skin is covered with them. Fungi are the most under appreciated and unexplained organisms, yet they could cure you from smallpox and turn cardboard boxes into forests. This is the incredible story of how fungi made life on land possible. Neither plants nor animals - fungi represent a third mode of life and …

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Saturday, September 29, 9:00 PM

Visionary film director Werner Herzog descends into the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc Cave in southern France, to film and contemplate the oldest human drawings known to - and rarely allowed to be viewed by - modern man. "Werner Herzog finds a stunning world full of art and wonder beneath France. The Chauvet cave is a lost cathedral, and Herzog's film responds with subdued passion to its profound …

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Elephant Path (Njaia Njoku)

Sunday, September 30, 2:00 PM

Filmmaker Todd McGrain (recipient of the Audubon Award for Art Inspiring Conservation) in attendance for post-film Q & A

An indelible tale of friendship and human commitment to wildlife conservation, set in the rainforest of the Central African Republic, where the last wild herd of forest elephants are safeguarded by American field biologist Andrea Turkalo, Bantu eco-guard Zephirine Mbele, Isr…

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Bending Lines: The Sculpture of Robert Wiggs

Sunday, September 30, 4:00 PM

"Everything gets reduced down to a pattern on some level. You may not see it on this level, but if you go deeper or higher, you'll see the pattern." - Robert Wiggs

Nearing the end of his life, sculptor Robert Wiggs looks back on a lifelong obsession with patterns. Never formally trained in mathematics, Wiggs studied mud cracks, bee hives, and tree bark to create a geometric system t…

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This Mountain Life

Sunday, September 30, 6:30 PM

The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal. Yet in British Columbia, a province that is 75% mountains, most seldom venture into true wilderness. Living amongst us is a special breed of people. They are undefined by age, gender, profession or background, but for them, the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it. A mother-daughter team attempting a six…

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Encore Performance of Award Winning Films

Sunday, September 30, 9:00 PM

An encore performance of the 2018 Best Short Film and Best Feature Film Award Winners. Winners announced during festival - on the Portland EcoFilm Festival's social media and at screenings.

Sponsor: KBOO Community Radio

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