Sixth annual Cinema Verde Film, Arts Festival focuses on sustainable solutions, environmental concerns

The Cinema Verde Festival features over 40 films, music and art focusing on sustainable solutions for environmental concerns.

The 6th Annual Cinema Verde Festival runs from 5 PM on Thursday, Feb. 12 through 8 PM Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. The Paramount Plaza Hotel & Conference Center located at 2900 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608 is this year’s venue.

Events include:

Over 40 films (local, national, international, and student – college and high school)
Director discussions
Eco Art Gallery
VIP Opening Night Reception
Local Food Potluck

Ticket prices range from a $100 VIP Pass (all inclusive-films and events), $50 Half Access VIP Pass, $25 1 day pass, to $10 single film.

Tickets are available at

A list of films is available at

Cinema Verde’s mission is to provide environmental education to the public through film, arts, workshops, events, tours and any other forum or media; to increase public awareness of environmental practices that enhance public health and improve quality of life in urban, suburban and rural settings. We bring community organizations, businesses and citizens together to help forge sustainable solutions for our future. Cinema Verde provides environmental education through film and the arts.

Trish Riley is founding director of Cinema Verde, an environmental film and arts festival held in Gainesville, Florida since 2010. Trish is a national award-winning investigative and environmental journalist and author, with work published in major newspapers, national and international magazines. She is the founder of, a website designed to promote green jobs, resources and businesses. 

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