Photos: top © Christopher Markisz, bottom © Tommy Lau Photography

Thank you to our program partner Children for Change for their curriculum support

The urgent and persistent threats to the future of our planet—and the future of our young people—require a similarly urgent and persistent response, and we aim to inspire and empower as many students as possible with a broad range of impactful films, resources, and conversations.

As we embark on the 13thyear of our celebrated Environmental Youth Forum (EYF), we’re excited to announce that we’ll now be offering the program year-round! For the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, we will be presenting all EYF programs online only, and will expand to both online and in-person events once theaters are able to safely reopen. This new year-round EYF initiative allows for more film options, greater scheduling flexibility, and greater access for schools and educators nationwide.

EYF will continue to provide unique interactive learning experiences for K-12 students by utilizing film to foster awareness and activism around a range of environmental issues, with an emphasis on innovations, solutions, and youth engagement. EYF programs will also continue to be FREE to all participating schools but will now be available to school groups, after school programs, and youth development organizations anywhere in the United States.

EYF will bring you the best in environmental filmmaking and a combination of interactive activities including:

  • Film screenings
  • Live conversations with filmmakers and subject experts from around the world
  • Slide presentations with advocacy ideas and calls to action
  • Chat forums with filmmaker guests
  • Panel discussions with youth activists
  • Curriculum resources including lesson plans, discussion guides, and activity toolkits
  • Links to partner organizations and opportunities for remote engagement and activism

We will be announcing new EYF programs throughout 2021. For announcements and updates, make sure to subscribe to our CFI Education emails at the bottom of this page. If you have ideas or subjects you would like us to consider for an upcoming EYF program, please email us at [email protected]g, and we will do our best to meet your curriculum needs and requests.