All photos © Tommy Lau Photography


The 11th annual Environmental Youth Forum (EYF) has become a vital educational arm of CFI’s DocLands Documentary Film Festival, This unique interactive learning experience utilizes film to foster awareness and activism around a range of environmental and global issues, with an emphasis on innovations, solutions, and youth engagement. 

This 3-day event offers programs for students in grades 1–12 and includes:

  • Film screenings
  • Discussions with filmmaker guests and subject experts
  • Live presentations
  • Active Cinema Room

The Active Cinema Room features interactive exhibits and hands-on demonstrations by local and regional environmental organizations, offering a variety of resources for students to engage directly with the issues they’ve learned about onscreen—from a mobile climate science lab to a multimedia installation on subway systems to the latest in cargo bikes! 

To register your students for an EYF screening, simply select from the list of programs here.

During the registration process, you can also request an Active Cinema Room session (either before or after your screening), and we will help you customize your visit to maximize your students’ EYF experience.

Admission to EYF is FREE for all Bay Area schools
Bus transportation assistance is provided upon request, on a first-come, first-served basis.
EYF programs are open to school groups only.
All programs take place at the Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

Take a quick look at scenes from last year’s Environmental Youth Forum:

For more information, email [email protected]