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, 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.

Watch films from the previous years of the PEFF in the Princeton Public Library collection by searching keyword PEFF. Films are available on BluRay or DVD in the library’s collection and may be borrowed with a Princeton Public Library card. Also, library cardholders may browse the PEFF film archive and stream through Kanopy.

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. Please fill out the entry form.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Susan Conlon or
Princeton Public Library Development Director Lisa Ham 609-924-8822 ext. 1251.

PEFF Planning Committee


Susan Conlon, PEFF Director and Head of Youth Services, Princeton Public Library


Kim Dorman, PEFF Associate Director and Community Engagement Coordinator at Princeton Public Library

Susan Borbley, Library Associate at Princeton Public Library
Amanda Chuong, Youth Services Technology Librarian at Princeton Public Library and PEFF Website Coordinator 
Liz Cutler, Sustainability Coordinator at Princeton Day School and Director of OASIS (Organizing Action on Sustainability In Schools)
Janie Hermann, Adult Programming Manager – Princeton Public Library
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