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, APRIL 8TH      7 - 9 PM     OOLITE RESTAURANT & BAR | HUSH LOUNGE

KICK-OFF PARTY -  FREE ADMISSION

Join us for a fun evening celebrating the launch of ECOMB’s Fourth 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 & VeeV Açaí Spirits – courtesy of Oolite and VeeV! 

1661 Pennsylvania Ave. | Miami Beach

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14TH      7  PM     SOHO BEACH HOUSE

PRE-FESTIVAL SCREENING - INVITATION ONLY 

Screening of South Florida Rising Seasfollowed by a discussion with film co-director Juliet Pinto on the impact of climate change in South Florida and what's being done to address it. Co-presented with Peace For A Nation. 

Juliet Pinto, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Broadcasting in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She has developed classes in environmental journalism and communication, and has taken students to the Galapagos to report on issues pertaining to resource use and management there, as well as scuba dived down 62 feet to watch NASA astronauts train at the underwater Aquarius Reef Base in the Florida Keys. Her award-winning documentary on sea level rise, "South Florida's Rising Seas," aired in January 2014 and was repurposed by PBS NewsHour for their national newscast, as well as featured in the Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15      6:50 PM    COLONY THEATER 

WELCOME REMARKS  - THE HONORABLE PHILIP LEVINE, MAYOR OF MIAMI BEACH- FREE ADMISSION

Philip Levine was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and moved to South Florida at the age of 10 and he has called Miami Beach his home since the late 1980s. For almost 30 years, Philip Levine has been an integral member of the Miami Beach community. Over the years, Philip has established a number of successful Miami Beach-based businesses, creating hundreds of job opportunities for local and area residents while contributing to the city’s tax-revenue base. Because he believes in making a difference, he’s also an active member of local philanthropic organizations.

Philip is actively involved with the Clinton Global Initiative, an organization that implements innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. He is also on the board of directors for Best Buddies International, the Miami-based nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

In November 2013, Philip was elected Mayor of Miami Beach and made a personal commitment to transform Miami Beach into one of the greenest cities in the United States. He aims to address the impacts of sea level rise in Miami Beach, making it a "living laboratory" for adapting to climate change.

1040 Lincoln Road | Miami Beach 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15      6:55 PM    COLONY THEATER 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – HIS EXCELLENCY PRIME MINISTER FROM ARUBA, MR. MIKE EMAN - FREE ADMISSION

Mike Eman is the Prime Minister of Aruba and was elected to his second term in 2013. He also is the leader of the Christian Democratic party of Aruba, Arubaanse Volkspartij (AVP). Since entering office in 2009, Prime Minister Eman has pursued an agenda designed to revive the economy, and is studying and developing concrete steps to promote greater civic and social engagement on the Island for all Arubans. He is determined that social gains must keep pace with economic gains in Aruba. Prime Minister Eman also is passionate about Aruba moving to renewable energy and pursuing a strategy of sustainable development. He has announced, together with Sir Richard Branson of the Carbon War Room, a partnership to transition Aruba off fossil fuels by 2020 and to serve as a model for other Caribbean islands. Aruba is actively working towards this goal with the help of several other prestigious strategic partners, such as the Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).

1040 Lincoln Road | Miami Beach 

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15      7:20  PM     COLONY THEATER 

 PUMP  (USA) (88 Min) - FREE ADMISSION

An inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from Standard Oil’s illegal tactics to the monopoly oil companies enjoy today. The film explains clearly and simply how we can end this monopoly — and finally win choice at the pump.

1040 Lincoln Road | Miami Beach

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15      9:15 PM     COLONY THEATER 

DisruptionDISRUPTION (USA) (52 Min) - FREE ADMISSION

The story of our unique moment in history. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.

1040 Lincoln Road | Miami Beach

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15      11 PM – 1 AM   OPENING PARTY @ HAVEN LOUNGE SOUTH BEACH

FREE ADMISSION

1237 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, Fl 33139

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THURSDAY, APRIL 16     4:30 PM  -  YOUTH FORUM - UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, SHOMA HALL 

Youth Forum on Climate Change & Water & Screening: One Water for Sustainable Development

An interactive Youth Forum on Climate Change & Water at the University of Miami, with a documentary film screening, youth-led presentations, interactive discussions and guest speakers. 

he Youth Forum is Co-presented by the Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches (ECOMB) 4th Annual Miami and the Beaches Environmental Film Festival, in partnership with the University of Miami Center for Communication, Culture and Change and the CLEO Institute, with generous support from YY Green Environmental Corp., the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, and Vita Coco. Co-convening organizations include HLA Gernsbach, Germany; Media for Change; New York Metropolitan Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolence; UNA-USA Council of Organizations; City of Miami Beach; Miami Waterkeeper; Consulate General of France; Consulate General of the Netherlands; Florida International University.

 

GUEST SPEAKERS:

  • Sanjeev Chatterjee, award-winning documentary filmmaker, professor in the University of Miami department of Cinema and Interactive Media, and      Founder of mediaforchange.org;
  • Joakim Harlin, Senior Water Adviser, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, United Nations Development Programme, Stockholm ;
  • Dr. Benjamin Kirtman, Professor at the University of Miami - Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC AR5
  • H.E. Mr. Philippe Létrilliart, Consul General of France in Miami;
  • Caroline Lewis, founder and executive director of The CLEO Institute;
  • Elizabeth Wheaton, Assistant Building Director - Environment & Sustainability Division at City of Miami Beach

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FRIDAY, APRIL 17      7PM     MIAMI BEACH BOTANICAL GARDEN 

Thin IceThin Ice  (United Kingdom / USA)  (73 Min)

Climate science has been coming under increasing attack. Geologist Simon Lamb takes a look at what’s really happening with global warming by filming scientists at work in the Arctic, the Antarctic and around the world.

2000 Convention Center Dr. | Miami Beach

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GUEST SPEAKER: Jim Harper - Florida native Jim W. Harper writes regularly for Swimmer magazine and the Biscayne Times, covering South Florida's environmental issues and critiquing parks as the world's only professional local park critic. He studied climate change and coral reef conservation to earn an M.S. in environmental studies in 2014 from Florida International University. A teacher and global citizen, he has managed international fellowships for leadership in citizenship and in marine conservation. He was awarded scholarships to study Paraguay's environment, South Florida's ecosystems, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and climate change. He was the primary source for a worldwide news story in 2015 about how Florida prevents state employees from using "climate change" and related terms.

FRIDAY, APRIL 17     9:30 PM   MIAMI BEACH BOTANICAL GARDEN

Seeds of Permaculture  (USA) (88 Min)

As the climate is changing, devestating weather events are destroying agricultural infrastructure around the world. This film is showing how some small communities are turning to growing their own food, permaculture, for survival. Is this a viable option for people around the world? Humans use to live like this, so why can't we do it again?

2000 Convention Center Dr. | Miami Beach

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GUEST SPEAKER: Catherine Be - Catherine Be, founder of the Global Gardetarian Respect for Green Life Movement, is an Eco-Harmony Teacher, Wellness Consultant, Organic Health Coach, Environmental and Animal Activist. Described as the Dr. Masaru Emoto of the green plant world, Catherine has traveled the globe, learning the philosophies and traditions of the great cultures that have influenced her research in the field of Eco Harmony expertise; protecting nature. Her work is founded on the relationship of oneness to all life on the earth, and its absolute need to be symbiotic with nature’s vegetative green life. Ms. Be is the 1st Environmental Activist to become a resident teacher at the prestigious Standard Hotel in Miami Beach FL, where she will begin her 8 week “A Yogi’s Garden Green Consciousness Course”, starting April 23rd. This return to nature – symbiotic living, concept was voted by Allure Magazine as Number 1 for Allure’s National Best and Brightest directory for Miami.

 By teaching her green life consciousness, as a Gardetarian, through Permaculture, Peaceful activism, Organic gardening, Yoga and meditation, Catherine’s respect for nature is unwavering. She is now introducing her Webinar series, The Gardetarians Guide: to Eating for Wellbeing & Environmental Harmony, as an educational course for personal wellness, sustainability and Eco harmony, in celebration of Earth Day.

GUEST SPEAKER: Déva Presence - Déva Presence is the founder of Permaculture Miami-  cultivating sustainable designs and new Permaculturists since 2008 throughout South Florida and the world. Projects include restaurant onsite composting, whole systems ecological and edible landscaping, water catchment/reclamation, aquaculture pond construction and large scale farm design. Déva has also led countless workshops, events, courses and retreats in other countries like India, Thailand, Australia, Colombia, England, Spain, Scotland, Costa Rica, and Cuba as well as throughout the US. He has written a book about his travels and produced a music album  to expand the movement of Permaculture. Several articles have been written about him in the New Times, Natural Awakenings as well as TV/Radio interviews about his accomplishments in Miami and abroad. With hundreds of his students now expanding  permaculture in our world, Déva aims to integrate more centers for sustainable living branding Permaculture as a significant solution in today’s Re-generation!

Permaculture Miami regenerates the inner and outer landscape by empowering businesses, homeowners and students to implement ABUNDANCE. The abundance of local organic food, pristine waters, alternative energy and appropriate technologies for a healthy indoor and outdoor environment. Our mission is to create sovereignty for all through education, resource expansion and whole systems design while strengthening our community in the process.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18      2:30 PM    MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE

Earth: A New Wild / Oceans (USA) (60 Min) - FREE ADMISSION

This series aims to show that the future of both animals and humans is dependant on humans sharing our natural resources with other species. There are 5 different episodes concentrating on home, water, forests, plains, and oceans.  

1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

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SATURDAY, APRIL 18      7:00 PM    MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE

Bye Bye Car (The Netherlands) (50 Min) 

The car is less popular among young people. How will the new generation move in the future?

In 2004, something remarkable happened. For the first time in decades there was a decline in car sales in the US. But even more remarkable: that happened before the big credit crunch! Guess what? Especially the younger generation, doesn’t buy cars anymore and drives less mileage on the car. Cars are indeed polluting, expensive to operate and maintain, and they are idle 90% of the time and take up space. And above all: driving interrupts your permanent smartphone communications! Will we slowly leave the car as a status symbol? Backlight investigates the mobility of the future.

1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

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SATURDAY, APRIL 18      8:45 PM    NEW WORLD SYMPHONY SOUNDSCAPE 

Happy Feet (USA) (108 Min) - FREE ADMISSION

Mumble is an Emperor Penguin who is different from the others – instead of singing like the rest of them he just wants to tap dance, which leads him to some exciting adventures and eventually to contact with Aliens – the humans who are impacting on the penguin environment though overfishing.

George Miller’s long-in-the-works computer animated saga, made in association with Animal Logic, is a triumph. Not only does it look wonderful but it makes you pause and think about what we’re doing to the environment and if, perhaps, we can do things better.

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 500 17th Street | Miami Beach, FL 33139 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 19      7 PM     MIAMI BEACH BOTANICAL GARDEN 

The Great Frack Forward  (USA)  (29 Min)

'The Great Frack Forward' is a documentary based on a yearlong investigation into China's burgeoning fracking economy. The documentary includes data visualizations and charts, expert and insider perspectives, and rich, on-the-ground documentary footage. Mother Jones's Jaeah Lee and Climate Desk's James West traveled to central China and uncovered alarming trends in China's rush to frack with global consequences.

2000 Convention Center Dr. | Miami Beach

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  SUNDAY, APRIL 19      8 PM     MIAMI BEACH BOTANICAL GARDEN 

The E-Waste Tragedy  (France/Spain)  (87 Min)

Every year, up to 50 million tons of electronic waste - computers, television sets, mobile phones, household appliances - are discarded in the developed world. 75% of this waste disappears from the legal recycling circuits, with much of it being dumped illegally in the Third World, where it destroys landscapes and harms lives. This film takes the viewer on a journey of investigation to Europe, China, Africa and the US and reveals a toxic global trade fuelled by greed and corruption.

2000 Convention Center Dr. | Miami Beach

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SUNDAY, APRIL 19      9:30 PM     MIAMI BEACH BOTANICAL GARDEN 

Racing to Zero (USA) (57 Min)

Racing To Zero is a quick-moving, up-beat documentary that presents new solutions to the global problem of waste. Although waste may create garbage, garbage is in itself a RESOURCE, and that is the key. Our film follows the trail of trash and recycling with our guide, Robert Haley, Zero Waste Manger for the City of San Francisco as we travel the city from high to low and look behind-the-scenes at how zero waste can be achieved.

2000 Convention Center Dr. | Miami Beach

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