About the Festival


Small town, big ideas…

The Princeton Environmental Film Festival is sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and is held annually at 65 Witherspoon Street in downtown Princeton, New Jersey, and in virtual screenings, with additional special events offered throughout the year.

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

The festival began in 2007 and has run for 14 consecutive years. Our screenings are free of an admission charge and accompanied by a Q&A with film directors and producers, as well as talks by invited speakers visiting the festival or by those who live here in our community. We also offer related events with community partners to connect people with opportunities to participate in sustainable actions and initiatives year-round.

As we grow the festival and consider its sustainability, we are mindful to expand our reach while keeping the character of the festival focused on being a meaningful local event.


For more information on submitting a film and all other festival inquires please contact:
Festival Directors Susan Conlon sconlon@princetonlibrary.org and Kim Dorman kdorman@princetonlibrary.org.

We are currently accepting submissions for consideration for our October 2021 event. Please fill out the entry form.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Susan Conlon.


PEFF Staff

Susan Conlon, PEFF Director and Head of Youth Services, Princeton Public Library
Kim Dorman, PEFF Associate Director and Community Engagement Coordinator, Princeton Public Library
Amanda Chuong, Youth Services Technology Librarian and PEFF Website Coordinator, Princeton Public Library
Janie Hermann, Adult Programming Manager, Princeton Public Library

Advisory Committee

Liz Cutler, Sustainability Coordinator, Princeton Day School
Adrian Hyde
Lindsey Kayman, Environmental Health & Safety Director, Sustainability Council Chair, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and President, Environmental Education Fund
Anne McClintock, A. Barton Hepburn Professor, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Princeton Environmental Institute, and Department of English, Princeton University
Rob Nixon, Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment, Princeton Environmental Institute at Princeton University
Dianne Sadoff, Professor Emerita, Department of English and Program in Cinema Studies, Rutgers University
Athena Sarafides, Sustainability Coordinator
Matt “SpE” Spewak, Plant Based Educator, Chef, and Yoga Teacher of the Website Plant Based Yogi and Community Organizer and Change Catalyst, CTZNWELL