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Inaugural Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival to be held Earth Day Weekend

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Showcasing a juried slate of thought-provoking, exceptional new environmentally-focused shorts and features, the Festival launches as the first of its kind in the City of Brotherly Love

 

Philadelphia, PA, April 12, 2017 – The Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival is proud to announce the full film line-up for the inaugural Festival, which launches Earth Day weekend, April 21 – April 23, at the historic Prince Theater in downtown Philadelphia.

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Opening on April 21st with Fisher Stevens’ Before the Flood and closing on April 23rd with James Cameron’s Avatar, the Festival will showcase dozens of new shorts and features from international and domestic filmmakers on the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement, Earth Day weekend.

 

“Philadelphia is brimming with passionate people who care about environmentally focused issues like farm-to-table eating, sustainability and environmental justice.” said Executive Director, Debra Wolf Goldstein. “We wanted to do something big and impactful, and what could be more impactful than utilizing these visually stunning and moving films to engage and inspire appreciation and conversation about our environment?”

 

Festival founders, Debra Wolf Goldstein and Alexandra Drobac Diagne are thrilled to integrate the Festival into Philadelphia’s vibrant arts, culture, and green scene for years to come.

 

“The idea of bringing an environmental film festival to Philadelphia struck a chord in me like lightning! It seemed like an obvious need and long overdue for a vibrant major city such as ours,” said Alexandra Drobac Diagne, Artistic Director. “I am honored to be part of such a global passion and aim to program carefully curated, engaging and visually beautiful films from around the world each year. We have a strong lineup for our inaugural fest.”

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The Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival will honor Fisher Stevens, Director of the critically acclaimed climate change documentary Before the Flood, on Opening Night with the Festival’s first Environmental Advocacy Award, presented by founding sponsor The Nature Conservancy.

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Two prestigious environmental organizations — The Nature Conservancy and the Media, Pa.-based Natural Lands Trust — provided critical funding for this inaugural year of the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival. The Wyncote Foundation and Drexel University also provided major support, along with an extensive list of other environmentally-minded donors and community partners.  All are truly making this new Festival a must-attend cultural event in the City of Brotherly Love.

 

Weekend passes and single tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through the Festival website www.philaenvirofilmfest.org/festival/buy-tickets/ or in-person at the Prince Theater box office (open MondaySaturday from noon to 5:00 pm).

 

The Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival will be a welcome addition to our city’s vibrant arts & culture scene, offering entertaining, informative, and inspiring environmental films for years to come.

 

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For more information, visit www.philaenvirofilmfest.org
Facebook: @PhilaEnviroFilmFest
Instagram: @PhilaEnviroFilmFest
Twitter: @PhilEnvFilmFest

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The Launch of the Ultimate Philadelphia Social Calendar

The Philadelphia Social Calendar

As Philly’s main chronicler of social events in Philadelphia, I can tell you that there are a lot of events and a lot of conflicts where similar events are held on the same day . All the way back in 2008 when I bought the URL’s Philadelphia Social Calendar and Philly Social Calendar dreaming one day that I could create a calendar of social events to help charities as well as business’ get the word out, and as a service to people who wanted to attend events. Definitely one of the most asked questions I am asked is “I wish I knew of that event beforehand, I would have gone.” Over the years Social Media has helped me get the word out, and there are really good sources that do as well, but I still get ask the question after I post photos about an event.  Thanks to Lynsie Solomon for coming to me and telling me we can make this happen as well as the team at EFS Networks Inc  that built the website, the dream I had nearly a decade ago is now coming true. (It’s hard to believe but PhillyChitChat is 10 years old in July)

 

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Philadelphia Social Calendar is Philadelphia’s one-stop-shop for all of the events and activities that make our city that much more vibrant.  We priced it reasonably as we really want this to be a service to the City as well. Both Lynsie and I are passionate about events, especially charities, and hope a calendar like this will make it easier for organizations when planning those events to make the most positive impact in the community for a successful outcome. I remember one year when the Morris Animal Refuge and the Pennsylvania SPCA picked the same date for their galas. People were upset, it was convenient for me as one was at the Marriott and the other at the Loews, but others had to choose. Or this past year when Komen Philadelphia had their Pink Tie the same night as Philly Fights Cancer on opposite sides of town.  Events can’t always be scheduled for everyone’s convenience but if we can help in anyway to alleviate conflicts, we hope this calendar will.

Please visit us at PhiladelphiaSocialCalendar.com to post your event (free to post, $35 a year if you want a live link connecting readers to your website) and advertise with us $150 – $200 – we offer great services at a reasonable price that will ensure maximum viewership and return on investment for you and your organization.

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https://www.philadelphiasocialcalendar.com/

 

Please contact us at info@philadelphiasocialcalendar.com to ask any questions that you may have.

We look forward to speaking to you soon!

Best wishes,

HughE Dillon and Lynsie Solomon

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Best Valentine Day Posts This Year – Babies, Eagles, Cookies and Sweethearts

Good Thursday day, instead of the usual Philly Gossip I thought it would be fun to post some of the best Valentine Day Posts I saw this week.

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In addition to Happy Valentine’s Day, happy birthday to Jill Rizen

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OMG looks so delicious. This month’s notable cookie at Insomnia is Red VelevetValentine

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One of the original members of the Philadelphia Passion – Legends (Lingerie) Football League.
Remember those games, wow.Valentine
Eagles player Jon Dorenbos and his fiance Annalise Dale should be getting married any day nowValentine

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Did you know that CBS3Philly’s Anita Oh has a really great lifestyle blog – Oh, AnitaValentine 2-14-2017 5-29-57 PM (Custom) Valentine 2-14-2017 5-30-38 PM (Custom) Valentine

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ValentineMost importantly Happy VDay to Me

I’ll see you Friday for the insider chat on the movie The Untouchables, which filmed all last week in Philly. This week and a little bit of
next week they’re in NYC, then it’s back to the Philly area for shooting with Nicole Kidman.
Then Sunday it’s back here for Philly Gossip Sunday Segment.
Have a great day, HughE