Miami & the Beaches Environmental Film Festival 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 pm


About The Event

5 Days | 16 Award-Winning Films | 4 FREE events | 4 Venues

Marking a landmark step for local environmental awareness, the 3rd Annual Miami and the Beaches Environmental Film Festival (MBEFF), a five-day event, will once again bring the most cutting edge environmental films to a wide audience at various signature venues in Miami Beach. This year, the Festival will take place at venues such as the Colony Theater, the New World Symphony’s Soundscape, the Miami Beach Cinematheque, and Miami Biennale.

We have also included an exciting new component: the Rio-Miami EcoWeekend, which will consist of the screening of 4 Brazilian environmental documentaries, as well as a beach cleanup for Portuguese-speaking children, in partnership with the non-profit organization “Vamos Falar Portugues.”

Our vision is for the MBEFF to become the premier event and forum for the exchange of innovative ideas amongst directors, producers, scientists, NGOs, policy makers, businesses, government, and our local community.  This exchange of ideas is imperative, as our planet continues to face many ecological and public health threats that need long-term solutions. We want the Festival to be a highly recognized annual event in South Florida, which will engage, motivate, and educate attendees about global environmental issues.

This 2013 MBEFF emphasizes, more than ever, that the future of our children and of our planet is in our hands. What sort of world do we want our children to inherit? Thus, the slogan: WE DO IT FOR OUR CHILDREN! WE DO IT FOR OUR PLANET!

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Film Schedule & Special Events

 

6:45PM      WEDNESDAY,   OCTOBER 16     COLONY THEATER

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – MR. HARVEY RUVIN,  MIAMI-DADE CLERK OF THE COURTS

7PM      WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16    COLONY THEATER                         

A River Changes Course  (Cambodia) (83 Min)

The stories of three young Cambodians struggling to maintain their   traditional way of life while the modern world closes in around them.

More Info: http://ariverchangescourse.com/

Link to Trailer: http://youtu.be/ih2P46AjgV8

1040 Lincoln Road   | Miami Beach

9PM      WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16     COLONY THEATER        

GMO OMG  (USA) (90   Min)

Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his  young children, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere.

More Info: http://www.gmofilm.com/

Link to Trailer: http://youtu.be/ynyB2fNn8kQ

1040 Lincoln Road   | Miami Beach

11PM – 1AM      WEDNESDAY,   OCTOBER 16    OPENING PARTY 

The Flat  –  FREE ADMISSION

Well, want to talk chic? The Flat has it. A  very cool South of Fifth upscale lounge with a beautifully decorated bar, dim   lights, a white piano and candles that gives it that nice romantic touch. Add   all this to a top-notch service with one of a kind drinks. So, no need to say   more. Just come and enjoy the Festival’s Opening Night with ECOMB’s friends   and supporters to the sounds of a piano e DJ.  Caipirinhas – courtesy of VeeV! Open Bar from 11 to Midnight.

More Info: http://www.theflatmiami.com

500 S Pointe Dr.   #180, Miami Beach, FL 33139

7PM      THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17      MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE   

Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch  (USA)   (57   Min)

Every single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is   still somewhere on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does it go?

More Info: http://plasticparadisemovie.com/

Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/42143924

1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

9PM      THURSDAY,   OCTOBER 17      MIAMI BEACH   CINEMATHEQUE  

Elemental (USA) (92 Min)

Separated by continents, three characters are part of a global story about water and climate change that goes beyond the issues to reveal the public triumphs and emotional scars of life on the front line.

More Info: http://elementalthefilm.com/

Link to Trailer: http://vimeo.com/goprojectfilms/elementaltrailer

1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

6PM     FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18     MIAMI   BEACH CINEMATHEQUE 

Desert Dreams  (USA)  (52   Min)

Dispelling the notion that deserts are deserted places, DESERT DREAMS immerses viewers in a world filled with life and beauty, showcasing182 species of Sonoran Desert plants and animals in a five-season chronology over the course of 4 years.

More Info: http://www.wildhorizons.com/wp/media/desertdreams/

Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/55016996

1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

7PM     FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18     MIAMI   BIENNALE 

More Than Honey  (Switzerland) (95 Min)

Over the past 15 years, numerous colonies of bees have been decimated throughout the world. Without bees, there is no pollination, and fruits and vegetables could disappear from the face of the Earth. MORE THAN   HONEY explores the causes of this global phenomenon.

More Info: http://www.morethanhoneyfilm.com/

Link to Trailer: http://youtu.be/2NT05qEJxUk

3000 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127

8PM     FRIDAY, OCTOBER   18     NEW WORLD SYMPHONY SOUNDSCAPE 

The Lorax  (USA)  (86 Min) FREE ADMISION

Twelve-year-old Ted will do  anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of   his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees.

More Info: http://www.theloraxmovie.com/index.php

Link to Trailer: http://youtu.be/1bHdzTUNw-4

9PM     FRIDAY, OCTOBER   18      MIAMI BIENNALE 

Symphony of The Soil  (USA)  (104   Min)

By understanding the elaborate relationships and   mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to  appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource.

More Info: http://www.symphonyofthesoil.com/

Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/64662202

3000 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127

9AM    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19   LUMMUS PARK BEACH   (MIAMI BEACH) 

Beach Cleanup With 100 Children From “Vamos Falar Português”   NGO:  Rio-Miami Eco Weekend

Click Here for More Info & to Register

9AM      SATURDAY,   OCTOBER 19       FLAGLER MONUMENT   ISLAND 

Kayak Eco Tour to The Flagler Monument Island (Biscayne Bay) With Naturalist, Frank Schena

Embark on a South Beach kayak trip across the clear blue waters of Biscayne Bay to fascinating   white sandy beaches of Flagler Monument Island. Take a guided nature tour around the restored natural environments of the island and opt to snorkel  around its shoreline, within view of the cityscape of Miami Beach and Downtown Miami.

Click Here for More Info & to Register

3PM      SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19     MIAMI   BEACH CINEMATHEQUE  

Belo Monte: Announcement of a War  (Brazil)  (105 Min)

Led by a Xingu River (Amazon) Tribe Chief Raoni  Metuktire, the Indians decided that their interests are no longer represented  by government agencies and are willing to fight to the death to defend their  river against the construction of the world’s third largest dam: the Belo  Monte Dam.

More Info: http://www.belomonteofilme.org/portal/en

Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/68990035

1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

5PM     SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19      MIAMI   BEACH CINEMATHEQUE

Margaret Mee And The Moonflower    (Brazil)    (78 Min)

A documentary about the life and work of the famous   British botanical illustrator, Margaret Mee, a pioneer and a visionary, one  of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Through her diaries,  interviews and narratives, the film reveals a tireless advocate for the   preservation of Brazilian flora, whose love of nature and whose art provide a   constant reminder of the need to preserve our environment.

Link to Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi865707545/

1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

7PM     SATURDAY, OCTOBER   19      MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE

Trashed  (USA)  (98 Min)

Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and  effects of the global waste problem as he travels around the world to  beautiful destinations tainted by pollution.

More Info: http://www.trashedfilm.com/

Link to Trailer: http://youtu.be/7UM73CEvwMY

1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

7:00 PM     SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19    MIAMI BIENNALE 

A River Changes Course (Cambodia) (60 Min)

The stories of three young Cambodians struggling to maintain their   traditional way of life while the modern world closes in around them.

More Info: http://ariverchangescourse.com/

Link to Trailer: http://youtu.be/ih2P46AjgV8

1040 Lincoln Road   | Miami Beach

9PM     SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19      MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE  

Heart Of Sky, Heart Of Earth  (Germany) (98 Min)

The stories and the cosmovision of six young Maya are juxtaposed with our shortsighted exploitation of the Earth.

More Info: http://www.heart-of-sky.com/

Link to Trailer: http://youtu.be/4d4X6SOsgBs

1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

 9PM     SATURDAY, OCTOBER   19     MIAMI BIENNALE 

Margaret Mee And The Moonflower    (Brazil)    (78 Min)

A documentary about the life and work of the famous British botanical illustrator, Margaret Mee, a pioneer and a visionary, one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.   Through her diaries, interviews and narratives, the film reveals a tireless   advocate for the preservation of Brazilian flora, whose love of nature and   whose art provide a constant reminder of the need to preserve our   environment.

Link to Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi865707545/

3000 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127

 4PM      SUNDAY, OCT 20     MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE    

Dance Of Time (Brazil)  (23 Min)

This film expresses the perfect proportions and patterns of natural phenomena and the evidence of a   interrelationship of all things. A film of contrasts and opposites that   complete each other in Harmonious “Dance of Time”.

Link to Trailer: http://youtu.be/_93G5ccc5g4

1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

4:30PM     SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20      MIAMI   BEACH CINEMATHEQUE   

Cerrado: Beyond The Mist  (Brazil)   (24 Min)

The film is an impressionistic dance of color and light, unraveling like a creation myth   through the primal elements of Water, Fire, Lightning and Rain, all the while celebrating the amazing and strange animals that occupy this landscape in the   center of Brazil.

Link to Trailer: http://youtu.be/NMr4h0tA9z0

1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

6PM     SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20     MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE 

Lost Rivers  (Canada)  (82 Min)

Lost Rivers takes us on an adventure down below and across the globe, retracing the history of lost urban rivers by plunging into archival maps and going underground with clandestine urban explorers.

More Info: http://rivieresperdues.radio-canada.ca/en/film

Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/508390444

1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

 8PM       SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20       MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE   

Revolution   (Canada)  (85   Min)

A true-life adventure following Director, Rob Stewart over four years and 15 countries discovering there is a lot more than sharks at risk of becoming extinct.

More Info: http://www.therevolutionmovie.com/

Link to Trailer: http://youtu.be/UxcophNGLdg

1130 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach

10PM –   MIDNIGHT    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20    HAVEN LOUNGE 

Closing Party    –  FREE ADMISISON

Join us one last time to celebrate the success of Environmental Film Festival and enjoy each other’s company as we close out the festival with a great time at Haven Lounge. Drink and dance in one of the coolest, hippest lounges in Miami   Beach.

Link to   Haven:   http://havenlounge.com

1237   Lincoln Road | Miami Beach

 

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