Ecology Film Making Students

2023 Graduate Student Ecology Film Festival - Update

Early this year, graduate students in the Scientific Filmmaking course (ECL 290/PBG 298) shared their short films at the Ecology Film Festival, which was held at both the Bodega Bay Grange Hall and at the Veterans Memorial Theatre in Davis. The course was co-taught by Professor Eric Sanford and professional filmmaker Grant Thompson.  The course and film festivals were organized by PhD student Emily Longman, with generous support from a Bilinksi Foundation fellowship.  Updated information and a link to the films is available here!

The subjects of each film range from studying the impacts of global change on trees and ponds in the Sierra Nevada, to uncovering the mysteries of beetles and snails on the California coast. Together, the films highlight the breadth of research conducted by UC Davis graduate students, as well as their impressive creativity and communication skills.