Festivals and Screenings

There are multiple on campus festivals and screenings highlighting work by filmmakers from around the world.

The Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY), sponsored by the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, showcases incisive, cutting edge films highlighting the environmental and social issues of our time.

Inaugurated in 2009 by the Whitney Humanities Center to help foster a dynamic film culture at Yale, Films at the Whitney supports a host of other film-related events, including film conferences and festivals, special screenings and workshops with visiting filmmakers.

Established in 2015, the Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) promotes cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and unity among people of divergent backgrounds by presenting films that tell the stories and share the perspectives of people from the diverse countries, languages, and cultures that make up Latin America and the Iberian peninsula.

The Yale Africa Film Festival is hosted by the Council on African Studies in collaboration with Yale African Graduate & Professional Students and highlights forward-thinking films from the African continent and it’s diaspora.

The Yale Student Film Festival (YSFF) is student-run and provides university-level filmmakers, from Yale and from around the world the opportunity to exhibit their work. Founded in 2015, this three-day event includes feature film screenings, workshops and panels led by Yale alums in the entertainment industry, and a competitive student film block and awards ceremony.

For more festivals, series, and screenings visit the Film and Media Studies Screenings page.