Cinema Verde in the News
Trish Riley, Director of Cinema Verde International Film and Arts Festival, attended Fest Forum 2016 in Santa Barbara, CA (November 19-21), and received the Sustainability Film Festival Award. Fest Forum is an event that recognizes festival leaders in the areas of music, film, food, and beverage and enables them to network and explore new trends in event hosting.
Bolstering the festival industry, Fest Forum boasts an international faculty and a brilliant array of renowned thought leaders, actors, chefs, and recording artists. This year Quentin Tarrantino introduced Keynote Speaker, Bruce Dern, who received Fest Forum’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The co-founder of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, Michael Lang, also was a special guest speaker.
Riley takes great pride in this award presented by an organization that brings together festival industry leaders who have expertise in and insight into the value of festivals and the challenges they face. “It’s a national award, and we’re really proud to have won it,” Riley said and noted that Cinema Verde strives to not only be a sustainable festival but to promote a message of environmental and economic sustainability each year. "What I found so interesting is that I wrote guidebooks to Green Living in 2007 and to Greening Your Business in 2009. In those days, nobody was talking about greening events - this was pretty new info. Now sustainability is a feature of the festival business, as well as many others. It is incredibly heartening to see that the work that I've done, and which we continue to do with Cinema Verde in spreading environmental education, has resulted in these business leaders sharing how important it is to keep their businesses and events green."
When asked about her experience at Fest Forum 2016, Riley said, “I was really excited to learn about the different approaches to festival organization and planning.” In addition to the awards ceremony, there were talks and workshops on topics such as “Niche Festivals: Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better,” “Starstruck: Filmmakers and Actors at Your Festival,” and “Sponsorship Strategies for Festival Success” to name only a few.
Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival has been a green event promoting environmental sustainability since 2010. The Festival has been held every year since then in February in Gainesville, Florida.
The 2017 Festival will be held February 9-12. Films are submitted by filmmakers from all over the world, and the ones selected for the 2017 Festival will be announced at an Anniversary-Holiday Party fundraiser on December 7, from 7 to 10 pm, at Curia on the Drag. Open to the public, the fundraiser is sponsored by Gainesville Green Drinks, an internationally based organization which Riley also brought to Gainesville.
The logo of Cinema Verde is a passion flower, and the films and events presented at Cinema Verde are a way to experience the passion within all of us for the world we live in.
2016.2.7 - CINEMA VERDE FILM FESTIVAL AIMS TO SPREAD AWARENESS OF SUSTAINABILITY - written by Jaime Ester, Writer at Jackson Stoneworks
2016.2.3 - Cinema festival places emphasis on environment, art - the independent florida alligator
2015.12.03 > Cinema Verde Returning to Hippodrome in 2016 in Our Blog: University and Main at Downtown Gainesville
2015 > http://www.lionarkthemovie.com/news/lion-ark-valentines-screening-at-cinema-verde-film-festival/
2015.04 > More Than a Day at the Movies at Flourish Magazine by Elizabeth Putfark
2015.04.20 > Cinema Verde Brings Environmental Awareness to Local School by Kelsey Pena at Go Green Nation
2015.02.26 > Green Film Fest in Subic at Business World Online
2015.02.15 > Response to Deepor Beelor at Cinema Verde, You Tube Interview of Dianne Clark by Kathleen McKee , Fellow, Center for Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant.
2015.02.12 > CV 6: Hollywood in Gainesville by Lynn Dirk at the Gainesville Lunch Out Blog
2015.02.11 > Annual Film Festival Focuses on Environmental Solutions by Bill Dean in The Gainesville Sun Scene
2015.02.11 > Cinema Verde, Environmental Film Festival, Starts Today by Nicolette Hoffman in The Independent Florida Alligator
2015.02.11 > Cinema Verde: Mother Nature Meets Human Nature by Noel Neff in Gainesville Observed
2015.02.07 > Celebrating Earth through Film by Alexandra Fernandez in The Gainesville Sun Scene Magazine
2015.02.04 > "Deepor Beelor Paare Paare" @ D Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival 15, You Tube Video from Prag News with interview of Ron Chandler, President and Co-Founder of the Center for Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant.
2015.01.29 > At Cinema Verde: Music Video by Bollywood Sound Engineer by Lynn Dirk at the Gainesville Lunch Out Glob
2015.01.26 > Coming Soon: Compelling Stories, Spectacular Visuals, and Inspiration by Lynn Dirk at the Gainesville Lunch Out Glob
2014.02.16 > Gainesville's Environmental Film and Arts Festival Focuses on Becoming More "Green" at WCJB
2014.02.12 > Get a sneak peek of a new short film, “Hungry for Justice: Spotlight on the South” at Cinema Verde by Jenni at Florida Organic Growers Posts
2014.02.11 > Festival Opens Eyes, Hearts and Minds by Lynn Dirk at the Gainesville Lunch Out Glob
2014.02.06 > 2014 Cinema Verde Short Film Sneak Peek by Lynn Dirk at the Gainesville Lunch Out Glob
2014.01.29 > Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival Opens Feb. 13 by Jeff H at Gainesville Observed.
2013.02.01 > Six Days of Sustainability at Local Environmental Film Festival by Sierra Mision in The Gainesville Sun Scene Magazine
2014.01.31 > Cinema Verde: Films with a Cause by Lynn Dirk at the Gainesville Lunch Out Glob
2014.01.24 > Cinema Verde 2014 Countdown by Lynn Dirk at the Gainesville Lunch Out Glob
2013.12.11 > Cinema Verde 2014 Films Announced by Lynn Dirk at the Gainesville Lunch Out Glob
2013.12.03 > 2014 Cinema Verde Films Announced Tonight by Lynn Dirk at the Gainesville Lunch Out Glob
2013.09.23 > Member Profile: Cinema Verde Celebrates Five Years, Local Film Festival Focuses on Environment at Gainesville Chamber of Commerce e-Journal.
2013.05.27 > Not Just Feel Good – This Movie Is All Good by Lynn Dirk at the Gainesville Lunch Out Glob
2013.02.09 > Flower to the People! by Lynn Dirk at the Gainesville Lunch Out Glob
2013.02.08 > Environmental Film, Art Festival Begins This Weekend by Alexa Asendorf at The Alligator
2013.01.29 > Cinema Verde Countdown: Films for All Reasons by Lynn Dirk at the Gainesville Lunch Out Glob
2013.01.21 > CV Film & Arts Festival Not Just for Film Fans by Lynn Dirk at the Gainesville Lunch Out Glob
2013.01.14 > Count Down to 6 Days of CV Eco-Passion by Lynn Dirk at the Gainesville Lunch Out Glob
2012.03.05 > Cinema Verde Film Festival Wrap-Up by Lynn Dirk at the Gainesville Lunch Out Glob
2012.02.22 > Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival Returns by Glenn Coine in The Gainesville Sun Scene Magazine
2012.01 > Alachua County Talks - Video interview of Cinema Verde Director, Trish Riley.
2011 > A Reflection on Cinema Verde by Trish Riley at Drive (online Subaru magazine)
2011.03.19 > Cinema Verde: 10 Days of Film and Art by Lily Wan at The Fine Print
2011.03.15 > Environmental Film Festival Returns by Travis Atria at The Gainesville Sun
2010.03.20 > End of the Line by Britt Perkins at The Fine Print
2010.03.21 > How Green is Gainesville? by Henry Taksier at The Fine Print
2010.03.18 > Hipp Hosts Environmental Film and Arts Festival by Travis Atria at The Gainesville Sun
2010.03.03 > 'Age of Stupid,' 'Dirt' among Films for Environmental Festival by Allison Arteaga at the Gainesville Sun Gatorsports