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KCET's Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival 2018

On Saturday, April 21, 2018 KCET celebrated the second annual Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival, along with actor and filmmaker Raphael Sbarge ("Once Upon a Time," "Longmire"), actor Patrick Fabian ("Better Call Saul"), and actress Sharon Lawrence ("NYPD Blue," "Queen Sugar," "The Ranch") and actress Kim Delaney ("Chicago Fire," "The Oath," "Army Wives," "NYPD Blue") who acted as presenters for the full day festival at Santa Monica’s Laemmle Monica Film Center from 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

A full day of environmentally-themed films open to the public, with many of the films free of charge, kicked off with an environmental shorts screening from UCLA's Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS) program followed by four acclaimed films ("March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step," "Evolution of Organic," "The Last Animals and Jane") and closed with a screening of two all-new episodes of KCET and Link TV’s "Earth Focus," the longest running environmental news magazine on U.S. television. Each film was introduced by a celebrity host and followed by a Q&A panel. More information about the screenings and the Q&A sessions that followed can be found at KCET.org/green.

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The 2018 Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival was in partnership with Sony Pictures Television Networks' Picture This Festival For The Planet along with sponsors including Thomson Reuters Foundation, Deadline.com, UCLA’s LENS program, the International Documentary Association (IDA) and Motev, an environmentally conscious global executive transportation service. The Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival also showcased green organizations in Los Angeles that included Heal The Bay, River LA, Sierra Club, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Project Save Our Surf and L.A. Works with tables upstairs in the mezzanine area at the Laemmle’s Monica offering important environmental educational information and volunteer opportunities to attendees. Saturday’s event was attended by over 300 people committed to bringing environmental awareness and dialogue to our community with the hopes of helping save our planet for tomorrow.

View photos from the event below.

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earth focus environmental film festival
Actor/Filmmaker Raphael Sbarge, Environmental Studies Professor and Geoscientist Jenney Hall, Regenerative Agriculture expert Annie Martin and Deadline Film Editor Anita Busch
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Actor/Filmmaker Raphael Sbarge introduces "Evolution of Organic" and "The Soil Story"
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Actor Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) introduces "Jane"
earth focus environmental film festival
Actor Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) with Actress Kim Delaney (Chicago Fire, Army Wives, NYPD Blue) and Actor/Filmmaker Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon A Time, Murder in the First, Longmire)
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Actress Sharon Lawrence (Shameless, Queen Sugar, NYPD Blue) and Aviculturist Sara Mandel before a screening of "March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step"
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Actress Sharon Lawrence (Shameless, Queen Sugar, NYPD Blue) and Aviculturist Sara Mandel participate in Q&A after a screening of "March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step"
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Citizen's Climate Lobby
earth focus environmental film festival
Director of USC's Jane Goodall Center and International Documentary Association's Director of Programming & Policy Claire Aguilar participate in Q&A after a screening of "Jane"
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Environmental organizations participate in festival
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Environmental Studies Professor and Geoscientist Jenney Hall
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Festival check-in
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Guests who showed their TAP card received a free KCET hat
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Heal the Bay
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KCETLink Chief Creative Officer Juan Devis introduces "Earth Focus"
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KCET staff
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KCET staff at check-in table
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L.A. Works
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River LA
earth focus environmental film festival
Sierra Club and Project Save Our Surf
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Writer of "The Last Animals" Mark Monroe and Actress Kim Delaney (Chicago Fire, Army Wives, NYPD Blue)
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Writer of "The Last Animals" Mark Monroe and Link TV Co-Founder Kim Spencer participate in a Q&A after a screening of "The Last Animals"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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