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 15 consecutive years. Our screenings are free of an admission charge and often 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.

Submissions for consideration for our 2022 event will open November 1.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Susan Conlon.


PEFF Staff

Susan Conlon, Head of Youth Services and PEFF Director, Princeton Public Library
Kim Dorman, Community Engagement Coordinator and PEFF Associate Director, 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

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