Peter O’Brien

Peter O’Brien

Peter O’Brien serves as the Executive Director of the DC Environmental Film Festival (EFF).  Peter works on multiple aspects of the Festival, including film review and selection, program organization, and fundraising and development. His professional experience prior to EFF includes work as a production assistant for a documentary filmmaker, and project management for a non-profit dealing with urban affordable housing. Peter holds an M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. in English from Harvard.

Peter O’Brien is a board member of both the Environmental Film Festival, and of the Green Film Network.  He is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), and has advised numerous other film festivals in the U.S. and internationally. The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is the world’s premier showcase of environmental films. Through annual festival, year-round programs, and online resources, the institution seeks to advance public understanding of the environment through the power of film. For 30 years, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) has brought audiences the best in environmental filmmaking. Through the thousands of films shown over the past three decades, they have highlighted critical environmental and social issues and offered a platform to share strategies and inspire action to protect our planet.

Peter O’Brien appears in

  • In March 2012, Washington, DC celebrated its 20th anniversary of the Environmental Film Festival.  This Environmental film festival has become one of the world’s largest and most influential showcases of environmental films. The Environmental Festival presents a diverse selection of high quality environmental films, including many national and world premieres.  Executive Director Peter O’Brien shares with World Footprints audiences what this year’s festival holds. The Environmental Film Festival aims to connect students to the environment through educational film programming and interactive learning experiences. The Fest presents more than 150 films to an audience of over 33,000.  Often combined with thematic discussions and social events, our films screen at museums, embassies, libraries, universities and local theaters. Many of the screenings are free, and all are open to the public. Becoming a world-class athlete takes enormous determination, courage and faith. Anjali Forber-Pratt has all of those characteristics and more.  She is a [...]