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BIFF Environmental Film Focus

BIFF has a long history of presenting high-quality environmental documentaries. With the impacts of the climate crisis starting to be acutely felt in the Berkshires, artistic director Kelley Vickey and program consultant Lillian began to explore the possibility of making the Environmental Film Focus a permanent ongoing feature within  BIFF’s year-round programming.

The Environmental Film Focus allows people to come together in the community and engage with environmentally-based stories, strategies, and actions. Our objective? To build a more deeply resourced, connected, and resilient community capable of responding to the many dimensions of the deepening environmental emergency with creativity and competence. 

Looking ahead, the Berkshire-based Roaring Brook Family Foundation will provide a $500 stipend to filmmakers for selected documentaries, as well as funds to cover all marketing and event costs.

Upcoming BIFF Environmental Film Focus screenings:

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Upcoming BIFF Environmental Film Focus screenings:

Film TBA

Dare Bottle Shop hosts a Biodynamic wine-tasting

5:00 PM on Friday, April 12, 2024

Berkshire Botanical Gardens

Past BIFF Environmental Film Focus screenings have included:

2019 A PLASTIC OCEAN – Director, Craig Leeson

THE BULLISH FARMER – Director, Ken Marsolais

RIGHT TO HARM – Director, Annie Speicher


2020 THE POLLINATORS – Director, Peter Nelson

THE STORY OF PLASTIC – Director, Deia Schlosberg

TO WHICH WE BELONG – Director, Pamela Tanner Boll, Lindsay Richardson


2023 FASHION REIMAGINED – Director, Becky Hunter

LIVING WINES – Director, Lori Miller


The BIFF Environmental Film Focus is honored to partner with the following community activists and leaders:


Berkshire Agricultural Venture 

Rebecca Busansky, Executive Director.

Glenn Greenberg, past Executive Director



Mark Phillips, manager


Berkshire Environmental Action Team 

Jane Wynn, Co-Founder and Executive Director


Greener Gateway

Peter Hofmann, Chair of the Lee Greener Gateway Committee



Dr. Sandra Whitehouse, Chief Scientific Officer


Clean Ocean Access

Elena Kissel – Environmental Lawyer


Berkshire Grown

Margaret Moulton, Executive Director


Roots Rising

Jessica Vecchia, Founder and Executive Director


Center for Food Studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Dr. Maryann Tebben, Director


No Fracked Gas in Mass

Rosemary Wessel, Co-Founder, Director


Dare Bottle Shop

Mary and Benjamin Dare