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Center for Environmental Filmmaking

Creating award-winning films and
innovative media that raise
awareness, represent diverse voices,
promote solutions, and inspire action.

Our Mission:

The Center for Environmental Filmmaking (CEF) is one of the leading environmental and wildlife film programs in the world.  We believe that innovative media making can inform, inspire and empower people to engage in the critical environmental challenges we face today. Our mission is to advance documentary filmmaking, photography and new forms of immersive and interactive media as vital catalysts for raising awareness, promoting solutions and mobilizing movements. We are committed to finding new ways to diversify the field, address inequality and engage new audiences. The Center provides an outstanding array of courses, experiential learning opportunities, creative media labs, film and speaker series, and internships. In addition to our accomplished and award-winning faculty, CEF partners with conservation and advocacy organizations, media companies, and a vast network of experts, scholars, and policymakers. Join us in creating high-impact storytelling that truly makes a difference!

Mary Alice McMillan- Student Profile

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Mary Alice McMillan is a student with the Center for Environmental Filmmaking and a storyteller. Her passion for environmental documentary filmmaking is fueled by the positive social impact environmental filmmaking has on society. Mary Alice participated in this class in partnership with Maryland Public Television, where her video will air. 

Mary Alice McMillan and Sunshine Yang

Communications ·

Tackling Climate Change from Behind a Camera

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Ashley look stands in front of a brick wall wearing a green jacket.

Communications ·

Climate Problems Meet Green Solutions in Documentary

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Hyatt Mamoun stands with elephant

Communications ·

Student Heads to Vienna with UN for Climate Change Film

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A man wearing a scuba suit operates an underwater camera.

Watch Student Work

Films and videos produced by students in the Center for Environmental Filmmaking.

The sun rises on the Chesapeake Bay

Communications ·

Learning by Doing on the Bay

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Students filming in Baltimore's Harbour

Communications ·

Students’ Film, Airing on MPT, Aims to Inspire Action to Heal Baltimore’s Harbor

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Nick Zachar filming in the Caribbean.

Center Scholars

The Center offers funding to students working on environmental and wildlife media projects.

Grants & Scholarships

Hyatt Mamoun

Communications ·

Racing to Save a Queen

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