April 4-13, 2025



Now accepting films for consideration for the 2025 festival. Submission deadline is Jan. 17, 2025.

For information about submitting a film, and all other festival inquiries, please contact peff@princetonlibrary.org.

“399: Queen of the Tetons” (2024)



Official selections for the 2025 Princeton Environmental Film Festival will be announced in mid-March. The festival is multiplatform, with some films available only in-person, others only online and some available online and in-person.

“Qotzuñi: People of the Lake” (2024)



Films from past Princeton Environmental Film Festivals that are in the Princeton Public Library collection may be found by searching keyword PEFF. Films are available on Blu-ray or DVD and may be borrowed with a Princeton Public Library card. Library cardholders may also browse the PEFF film archive and stream through Kanopy.

“Mossville” (2019)



The Princeton Environmental Film Festival is made possible by generous funding from our sponsors.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact peff@princetonlibrary.org.

The library’s corporate partners are acknowledged for their leadership.

“The Wonder and the Worry” (2024)


About the Festival

The Princeton Environmental Film Festival is a signature event of Princeton Public Library held annually at the Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton. The festival also includes virtual screenings and special events scheduled periodically throughout the year.

Founded in 2006, the festival’s mission is to share exceptional documentary films and to engage the community in exploring environmental sustainability from a wide range of perspectives.

Screenings are free and are often accompanied by a Q&A with film directors and producers and talks by invited speakers. The festival also presents related events with community partners to provide opportunities to participate in sustainable actions and initiatives year-round.

As the festival evolves and its sustainability is considered, organizers are mindful of expanding its reach while maintaining its identity as a meaningful local event.

“Keeping the Pinelands” (2023)


Festival Staff

Princeton Public Library PEFF Team

  • Kim Dorman, Community Engagement Coordinator and PEFF Director
  • Laura Bishop, Head of Adult Services
  • Amanda Chuong, Youth Services Librarian
  • Janie Hermann, Adult Programming Manager
  • Lakshmi Ramesh, Library Associate
  • Cliff Robinson, Public Humanities Specialist

Advisory Committee

  • Anne McClintock, A. Barton Hepburn Professor, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, High Meadows Environmental Institute, and Department of English at Princeton University
  • Rob Nixon, Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment, High Meadows Environmental Institute at Princeton University

Special thanks to Susan Conlon, PEFF Founding Director and former Head of Youth Services at Princeton Public Library.


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