The Americas Latino Eco Festival is the nation’s premier, public meet up of Latino American environmental minds and a multicultural gathering place for artists, scientists, advocates, public policy leaders and community from across the Americas to discuss novel solutions to advance a healthy environment, locally and globally, through arts advocacy, education, and engagement of culturally diverse populations.This exciting festival with over 500 presenters and participants, and an audience of over 5,000 has something for everyone! 

The three-day event will include an environmental film series, leadership artivism trainings, an eco book fair with authors’ presentations, a green exhibitors hall, a Colorado River summit, an international eco drawing arts Expo, a BioBlitz in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service that will engage more than 400 fourth graders in an interactive biological survey of local surroundings, and a whole day devoted to family-friendly events including performances, workshops, eco shorts planetarium shows, a mariachis showcase and much more.

ALEF2017: People & Waters First: Ripples of Hope

The five thematic pillars of this year’s ALEF include: People and Waters, Restoration and Public Lands, Clean Air and Climate Hope, Food Safety and Sovereignty, and Honoring Our Water Protectors

Region of Honor: Colorado River 

Country of Honor: Cuba

ALEF is an initiative of Americas for Conservation + the Arts (AFC+A) and is co-presented with GreenLatinos in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Forest Service, National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association, and Benitez Strategies.

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Sunday, September 17 • 11:40am - 11:55am
ALEF Animated Eco-Shorts Contest Official Selection

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“Teclopolis”( Argentina CanCanClub) Director: Javier Mrad Primer Premio - First Prize Best Short-Film "Collage" (México/Ecuador) Director: Eduardo Altamirano "Abuela Grillo" (Bolivia, Dinamarca) Director: Denis Chapon "Historias Contaminadas"( Bolivia, Dinamarca) Director: Denis Chapon “Inercia" (Argentina) Director: Manuel Becho Lo Bianco y Mariano Bergara "Todos los Veranos"(Argentina) Dirección: Josefina Rossi - Delfina Grennon Viel “Planeta de Queso” (Bolivia, Alemania)  Dirección: Matisse Gonzalez Jordan
Mini Shorts Homage:"Elementos ( Argentina) Director: Juan Pablo Zaramella Short Film World Premier: Dubicel (Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico) Directora: Yashira Jordán Codirector: Igor Gopkalo Streiff Matias Paradela (Director de Arte)


Sunday September 17, 2017 11:40am - 11:55am MDT
Morgridge Family Exploration Center