Film critic Chuck Koplinski has been participating in the EVFF since it inception in 2004.  Having studied cinema at Columbia College in Chicago, he's been reviewing films for over 20 years for Central Illinois publications including the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette and Springfield’s Illinois Times.  A member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Chicago Film Critic's Association, he has a weekly film segment on WCIA-TV Channel and MIX 94.5 FM.

Robin L. Murray (Co-Project Director/Program Chair) teaches in the English Department at EIU, where she also serves as the coordinator for the College of Arts & Humanities’ Film Studies Minor. She is the author of On the Edge: Ecology and Popular Film, Gunfight at the Eco-Corral: Western Cinema and the Environment, That’s All Folks?: Ecocritical Readings of American Animated Features, and Film and Everyday Eco-Disasters (with Joseph K. Heumann). She has been helping to organize the EVFF since its inception in 2004.