Houston Green Films & Festivals

The Houston Green Film Series was launched in 2010 by a coalition of non-profit, grassroots, environmental organizations. The purpose of this series is to bring awareness to the environmental crisis through the visual arts by presenting films with an environmental focus to the Houston community.

The series includes the annual screening of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour, two nights of short, inspiring, environmental films, in January; an intro to telling your environmental story with film; and Wild About Houston: A Green Film Festival featuring short, local, environmental films.


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Regular screenings are typically held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Media Center at Rice University. In addition to showing an environmental film, a panel of experts is invited to lead a proactive discussion with the audience about the topic at hand.  

  • 6:30 PM conversation, networking, and refreshments
  • 7:00 PM screening with panel discussion afterwards
  • Free to the public, though donations are kindly appreciated

Upcoming Screenings:

  • August 21, 2019: Ay Mariposa, with panelists Marianna Wright, Director of the National Butterfly Center and Deborah January-Beavers of Houston Wilderness. Follow the story of three characters as they combat against the destruction of the Monarch butterfly’s remaining habitat.
  • September 18, 2019: Hot Grease, set in Houston, tells the story of how the biodiesel industry is turning kitchen waste into a renewable energy source capable of fueling vehicles. Biodiesel is rapidly becoming a commodity as we make it accessible in Houston. Because, “there has to be a fuel revolution.”
  • October 16, 2019: Wild About Houston Green Film Festival is a one-night screening of short environmental films from the Greater Houston Area that tell the story of local environmental issues, their champions and how you can make a difference. Preview/Vote for films on our CEC YouTube Channel with a thumbs up for your favorites. Submit a film via our Google Form.
  • TBD: The Condor and The Eagle
  • January 28 & 29, 2020: Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour

Past screenings: