Environment on the big screen

11th annual state film fest takes place Feb. 23-25

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The 11th annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival takes place Feb. 23-25 at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St. in Golden.

Fifty-one films will be shown that raise awareness of a wide range of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. International and local filmmakers will be represented.

A free community night and opening night film screening takes place 7-9:30 p.m,. Feb. 23. The night will include an awards ceremony during which awards from the following categories will be given away: Best Feature film, Best Short Film, Spirit of Activism, Best Youth Film and Best of the Fest.

A documentary that spotlights several Denver food rescue groups, will have its world premiere at 4 p.m., Feb. 24. The film is called “Seed & Sprout: Growing the Food Rescue Revolution.” Filmmaker Maryanne Galvin, along with representatives from the Denver Food Rescue, the Boulder Food Rescue and GrowHaus, will participate in a Q&A following the film premier.

Tickets range in price from $8 per person for a single film screening session to $36 per person for access to all film screening sessions all three days of the festival.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ceff.net.

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