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Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival

A partnership with the Academy of Natural Sciences

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fantastic fungi

Postponed - This event will be scheduled for a later date.
Fantastic Fungi
presented by Philadelphia Environmental Film Fest and The Academy of Natural Sciences
Special Global Event Preview Screening

Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offer us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

On March 26th, 2020, Fantastic Fungi Day is bringing the fungi kingdom and all of its inspiration and beauty above ground for a one-of-a-kind immersive consciousness-shifting screening event that will interconnect global communities as we mirror the wisdom of the underground mycelium network and connect with one another. 

Fantastic Fungi will screen in 500+ venues across the globe including a not to be missed conversation with award-winning Director  Louie Schwartzberg, renowned Mycologist  Paul Stamets and other luminary special guests. Screenings in host towns and cities include New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne, Sao Paulo, Panama City, Mexico City, Vancouver, Toronto, Tokyo, and many more. 

Watch the trailer:


"Schwartzberg’s film quickly proves to be one of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.” -Matt Fagerholm,;

"A charming blend of science and conjecture, FANTASTIC FUNGI wants to free your mind."—Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times    

"Do not miss Fantastic Fungi, one of the most beautifully powerful and intellectually stimulating films of the year and perhaps even the decade”  -Pamela Powel, Reel Honest Reviews

Learn more about the film:

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Fourth Annual Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival
In Partnership with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
September 23–27, 2020

Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival brings the planet to Philadelphia through the power of environmental film. This year’s festival showcases 53 exceptional new shorts and features from 19 different countries that entertain, inform and inspire personal action. Many of the screenings are followed by Q&As with filmmakers, and there is a special free Kid’s Planet program on Saturday morning. To view the film schedule and purchase individual film tickets or All-Access passes please go to  

Watch the festival trailer:

PHEFF 2020 Festival Trailer from PHEFF on Vimeo.