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Jeff Orlowski          

Award-winning Filmmaker, Photographer, Entrepreneur & Climate Change Activist

Jeff Orlowski is an American filmmaker and climate change activist. He is best known for both directing and producing the Emmy Award-winning documentary “Chasing Ice” (2012) and “Chasing Coral” (2017).

Orlowski’s most recent documentary, “Chasing Coral,” was filmed over three years, with over 500 hours of underwater filming. It includes footage from over 30 countries and was made with the support of over 500 people around the world. The film documents coral reefs around the world, which are vanishing at an unprecedented rate.

"Chasing Ice," Orlowski’s first feature length documentary was invited to screen at the White House, the United Nations and the United States Congress, and has captured over 30 awards from film festivals around the world. It went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song, and has screened on all seven continents.

As founder of Exposurelabs, a production company geared toward socially relevant filmmaking, Orlowski has served as director and producer of short film projects and online/broadcast commercial work. His clients have included Apple, General Motors, Stanford University, Blackboard, and the Jane Goodall Institute. His work has aired on the National Geographic Channel, CNN and NBC and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, NPR and Popular Mechanics. He has traveled on tour representing the Sundance Institute, President Obama's Committee for the Arts and Humanities, and the National Endowment of the Arts. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Speech Topics

Art and Film

Environmental Policy

Climate Change

About the "Chasing Ice" Documentary (Melting Glaciers)


Jeff Orlowski Receives First Sundance Discovery Impact Fellowship ...
With Discovery Channel rolling out a new environmental-themed series later this year, the Sundance Institute and cabler today named festival award wining ...
"Chasing Ice:" A glacier and climate change adventure
And Jeff Orlowski was chasing Balog. What resulted was a film — part an environmental treatise, part an adventure tale — that has been racking up awards at ...

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