Film Schedule

Join us for four amazing days of top environmental film premiers, special performances, and events. Browse our selection of films, preview the trailers, and book your tickets today.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9      6 - 8PM     PIOLA

Kick-Off Party -  FREE ADMISSION

Join us for a fun evening celebrating the launch of ECOMB’s Third Annual Miami & the Beaches Environmental Film Festival. Learn about some of the most cutting edge environmental documentaries that ECOMB is bringing to South Florida while enjoying some awesome Music, Appetizers & Caipirinhas – courtesy of VeeV! Open bar from 6 to 7 PM.
1625 Alton Rd. | Miami Beach

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16      6:45 PM    COLONY THEATER 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – MR. HARVEY RUVIN, MIAMI-DADE CLERK OF THE COURTS

Harvey Ruvin was first elected to public office in 1968 at the age of 30.  Serving as Mayor of the City of North Bay Village, he became one of the youngest mayors in Miami-Dade County history. |  His public career continues to be hallmarked by his commitment to improve the lives of the citizens of Miami-Dade County, and to use his technological expertise to help solve the problems of providing needed services to the people in a cost efficient way while protecting the environment and our quality of life.  |  In 2008, he received the "Defender of the Everglades Award" and, in 2009, named the Inaugural Recipient of the "Reitmeister-Abess Award" for environmental advocacy by the University of Miami Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. Some of his other many awards include the 1987 Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce "Man of the Year Award", the coveted Tropical Audubon Society Conservation Award, the Environmental Service Awards from the Sierra Club.  |  Mr. Ruvin was elected to the Office of Miami-Dade County Clerk in 1992 and has been re-elected, since then, without opposition.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16      7 PM     COLONY THEATER 

A River Changes Course  (Cambodia) (83 Min)

The stories of three young Cambodians struggling to maintain their traditional way of life while the modern world closes in around them.
1040 Lincoln Road | Miami Beach

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16      9 PM     COLONY THEATER 

GMO OMG (USA) (90 Min)

Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his young children, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere.
1040 Lincoln Road | Miami Beach

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16      11 PM – 1 AM   OPENING PARTY

The Flat  -  FREE ADMISSION

Well, want to talk chic? The Flat has it. A very cool South of Fifth upscale lounge with a beautifully decorated bar, dim lights, a white piano and candles that gives it that nice romantic touch. Add all this to a top-notch service with one of a kind drinks. So, no need to say more. Just come and enjoy the Festival’s Opening Night with ECOMB’s friends and supporters to the sounds of a piano e DJ.  Caipirinhas – courtesy of VeeV! Open Bar from 11 to Midnight.
500 S Pointe Dr. #180, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17      7 PM     MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE

Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch  (USA)   (57 Min)

Every single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still somewhere on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does it go?
1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17      9 PM     MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE 

Elemental (USA) (92 Min)

Separated by continents, three characters are part of a global story about water and climate change that goes beyond the issues to reveal the public triumphs and emotional scars of life on the front line.
1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18      6PM     MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE 

Desert Dreams  (USA)  (52 Min)

Dispelling the notion that deserts are deserted places, DESERT DREAMS immerses viewers in a world filled with life and beauty, showcasing 182 species of Sonoran Desert plants and animals in a five-season chronology over the course of 4 years.
1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18      7 PM    MIAMI BIENNALE

More Than Honey  (Switzerland) (95 Min)

Over the past 15 years, numerous colonies of bees have been decimated throughout the world. Without bees, there is no pollination, and fruits and vegetables could disappear from the face of the Earth. MORE THAN HONEY explores the causes of this global phenomenon.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18      8 PM    NEW WORLD SYMPHONY SOUNDSCAPE 

The Lorax (USA) (86 Min) - FREE ADMISSION

Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18      9 PM     MIAMI BIENNALE 

Symphony of The Soil  (USA)  (104 Min)

By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource.
3000 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19      9 AM      LUMMUS PARK BEACH (SOUTH BEACH - MIAMI BEACH)

Beach Cleanup With 100 Children From “Vamos Falar Português” NGO: Rio-Miami Eco Weekend

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19      9 AM      FLAGLER MONUMENT ISLAND

Kayak Eco Tour to The Flagler Monument Island (Biscayne Bay) With Naturalist, Frank Schena

Embark on a South Beach kayak trip across the clear blue waters of Biscayne Bay to fascinating white sandy beaches of Flagler Monument Island. Take a guided nature tour around the restored natural environments of the island and opt to snorkel around its shoreline, within view of the cityscape of Miami Beach and Downtown Miami.

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 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19      3 PM    MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE 

Belo Monte: Announcement of a War  (Brazil)  (105 Min)

Led by a Xingu River (Amazon) Tribe Chief Raoni Metuktire, the Indians decided that their interests are no longer represented by government agencies and are willing to fight to the death to defend their river against the construction of the world’s third largest dam: the Belo Monte Dam.
1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19      5 PM     MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE 

Margaret Mee And The Moonflower  (Brazil)  (78 Min)

A documentary about the life and work of the famous British botanical illustrator, Margaret Mee, a pioneer and a visionary, one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Through her diaries, interviews and narratives, the film reveals a tireless advocate for the preservation of Brazilian flora, whose love of nature and whose art provide a constant reminder of the need to preserve our environment.
1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19      7 PM     MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE 

Trashed  (USA)  (98 Min)

Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution.
1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19      7 PM   MIAMI BIENNALE

A River Changes Course (Cambodia) (60 Min)

The stories of three young Cambodians struggling to maintain their traditional way of life while the modern world closes in around them.
1040 Lincoln Road | Miami Beach

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19      9 PM     MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE 

Heart Of Sky, Heart Of Earth  (Germany) (98 Min)

The stories and the cosmovision of six young Maya are juxtaposed with our shortsighted exploitation of the Earth.
1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19      9 PM    MIAMI BIENNALE

Margaret Mee And The Moonflower  (Brazil)  (78 Min)

A documentary about the life and work of the famous British botanical illustrator, Margaret Mee, a pioneer and a visionary, one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Through her diaries, interviews and narratives, the film reveals a tireless advocate for the preservation of Brazilian flora, whose love of nature and whose art provide a constant reminder of the need to preserve our environment.
3000 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127

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SUNDAY, OCT 20      4PM    MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE 

Dance Of Time (Brazil)  (23 Min)

This film expresses the perfect proportions and patterns of natural phenomena and the evidence of a interrelationship of all things. A film of contrasts and opposites that complete each other in Harmonious "Dance of Time".
1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20      4:30 PM     MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE 

Cerrado: Beyond The Mist  (Brazil)  (24 Min)

The film is an impressionistic dance of color and light, unraveling like a creation myth through the primal elements of Water, Fire, Lightning and Rain, all the while celebrating the amazing and strange animals that occupy this landscape in the center of Brazil.
1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20      6 PM    MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE 

Lost Rivers  (Canada)  (82 Min)

Lost Rivers takes us on an adventure down below and across the globe, retracing the history of lost urban rivers by plunging into archival maps and going underground with clandestine urban explorers.
1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20      8 PM      MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE 

Revolution (Canada)  (85 Min)

A true-life adventure following Director, Rob Stewart over four years and 15 countries discovering there is a lot more than sharks at risk of becoming extinct.
1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20      10 PM – MIDNIGHT   HAVEN LOUNGE

Closing Party  -  FREE ADMISISON

Join us one last time to celebrate the success of Environmental Film Festival and enjoy each other’s company as we close out the festival with a great time at Haven Lounge. Drink and dance in one of the coolest, hippest lounges in Miami Beach.
1237 Lincoln Road | Miami Beach

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