MV Environmental Film Festival – May 23 – 26, 2019

Presented by

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society
in collaboration with
Vineyard Conservation Society

Nature As Inspiration

5th Annual

Environmental Film Festival

Thursday, May 23 – Sunday, May 26, 2019

For four days, we combine environmental films, discussions, and an art exhibit by MVRHS students that will adorn the walls of the Feldman Family Art Space in the Film Center. A Q&A follows each film with experts, community members, and special guests.

Enjoy a stimulating green weekend…

The 2019 MV Environmental Film Festival Line Up will be available in late April – please send us your email for updates to


The 2018 MV Environmental Film Festival Line Up (Click the title of the film to purchase tickets and to learn more about the film).

Thursday, May 24:

4:00PM — ENVIRONMENTAL SHORT FILMS, PERMAFROST from the Woods Hole Research Center, Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth (Film Truth Prod.) after a trip to Micronesia, and STRAWS by Linda Booker!

6:30PM — Opening reception in the Film Center Lobby with live jazz music by David Hannon. 

7:30PM — LIVING IN THE FUTURE’S PAST with director Susan Kucera (via Skype)

Friday, May 25:

4:00PM — THE GARDENER, with Polly Hill Arboretum’s Tim Boland

7:30PM — OCEAN WARRIORS: CHASING THE THUNDER with MV Fishermen’s Preservation Trust and Sail MV. A panel of local fishermen will discuss the local implications to fishing conservation. 

Saturday, May 26:

1:00PM — JUST EAT IT with Island Grown Gleaning

3:30PM — MVRHS Student Art Show Reception and Awards  (awards will be given out prior to 4pm film)

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On Saturday, join us for a special event honoring our Island’s talented young artists. The Art of Conservation, an art competition created by the Vineyard Conservation Society, holds its annual award ceremony at 4:00, preceded by the first public showing of the winning artworks. (The opening is at 3:30 with light refreshments, but the art will remain in the Feldman Family Artspace throughout the festival.) The Art of Conservation encourages students from the MV Regional High School and Charter School to reflect on the value of nature, what it means to them, and to express themselves through a variety of media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and digital design. Visit the Art of Conservation online to view the works and accompanying descriptions from the previous years’ winners.



Sunday, May 27

       1:00PM — Youth Event — ALDABRA: ONCE UPON AN ISLAND with video message from Pierce Brosnan

4:00PM — THE TRUE COST with Lauren Morgan, designer

7:30PM — THE FARTHEST with Josh Rubin, Executive Producer

For more information please contact or call us at 508-696-9369. Individual Tickets: $12 per movie, $9 for MV Film Society members (except when special pricing), CHILDREN 14 OR YOUNGER ADMITTED FREE

Festival Pass $75, Member’s Festival Pass $65.

Tickets are now available for purchase. Follow the links by clicking the film titles above to purchase tickets. You can purchase an All-Access Pass by clicking here.


The Vineyard Conservation Society is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving the environment, character, and quality of life of Martha’s Vineyard through advocacy, education, and the protection of the Island’s land and waters VCS is the Island’s only conservation organization whose mission includes advocacy and public education, as well as resource protection. We believe that the future health of our Island and its waters will increasingly depend on an informed public.










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