April 4-14, 2024


For Filmmakers

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

“Baato” (2021)



The official 2024 film selections will be announced mid-March 2024. The festival is multiplatform with some films available in person only, some online only and some both online and in person.

“Imalirijit” (2022)



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: Susan Conlon at sconlon@princetonlibrary.org.

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

“Stray” (2022)


About the Festival

The Princeton Environmental Film Festival is a signature event of Princeton Public Library held annually at the library at 65 Witherspoon St., in 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.

“Pleistocene Park” (2022)


Festival Staff

Princeton Public Library PEFF Team

  • Susan Conlon, Head of Youth Services and PEFF Director
  • Kim Dorman, Community Engagement Coordinator and PEFF Associate Director
  • Laura Bishop, Head of Adult Services
  • Amanda Chuong, Youth Services Technology Librarian and PEFF Website Coordinator
  • 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


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