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2010_DC_Dupont_Birds30DC -- Public Art: Birds in the Park by Christy Hengst @ Dupont Circle
"Birds in the Park" is a touring project, which involves the temporary installation of thirty to sixty porcelain birdlike forms on the ground.
 Pecking around randomly, they might be taken for pigeons. They are, in a sense, carrier pigeons, as the forms carry images, text, and other documents, which...
2003_DC_Burns_0303154Env Film Festival (2003) -- "Ansel Adams" (w/Ric Burns) @ Natl Museum of Amer History
As part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History presented Ric Burns' documentary on the photographer Ansel Adams which was introduced by Ric himself.
2006_DC_NALBJ_06032441Env Film Festival (2006) -- "A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson" (w/Jack Valenti and Bess Abell) @ Natl Archives
In conjunction with the 2006 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Center for the National Archives Experience present "A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson" (1992), the story of one of America’s most remarkable First Ladies...
2006_DC_NHAmazon_0603244Env Film Festival (2006) -- "Banking on Disaster" (w/Adrian Cowell) @ Natl Museum of Natural History
Murder in the Amazon. (1989, 55 min.) The brutal murder of Chico Mendes on December 22, 1988 provoked international protest and brought worldwide attention to the problem of Amazonian deforestation. The film follows his rise as the leader of the rubber-tappers, or seringueiros, who have subsisted in the...
2006_DC_NGGB_0603264Env Film Festival (2006) -- "The Giant Buddhas" (w/Christian Frei) @ Natl Gallery
"The Giant Buddhas" (Switzerland, 2005, 95 min.) DC Premiere. In Bamiyan, the great valley in Afghanistan, not long ago, stood two giant Buddha statues–one, at 53 meters high, the tallest representation of Buddha in the world. But that was another world. In February of 2001 the Taliban issued an edict...
2006_DC_NHMF_06032624Env Film Festival (2006) -- "The Monkey Folk" (w/Jacques Perrin) @ Natl Museum of Natural History
"The Monkey Folk (Le Peuple Singe)", France/Indonesia, 1989, 85 min.) DC Premiere. Five years in the making, this comprehensive French documentary record of the simian world explores the lives and behavior in the wild of over 120 different simian species. Footage from the tropical forests of Ethiopia,...
2007_DC_NHSuzuki_07031739Env Film Festival (2007) -- An Afternoon with David Suzuki @ Natl Museum of Natural History
An Afternoon with Dr. David Suzuki. At age 70, distinguished Canadian environmentalist, scientist, writer, communicator and thinker David Suzuki reflects on a life dedicated to making the world a better place. As the acclaimed host of the long-running Canadian TV program, "The Nature of Things," Chair...
2007_DC_Can_Suzuki_07031732Env Film Festival (2007) -- David Suzuki reception @ Canadian Embassy
2007_DC_ESSFF_07032171Env Film Festival (2007) -- Environmental Student Short Film Festival (w/Chris Palmer and Philippe Cousteau) @ American University
Environmental Student Short Film Festival Hosted by Chris Palmer & Philippe Cousteau. American University's Center for Environmental Filmmaking and EarthEcho International are pleased to host the second annual Environmental Student Short Film Festival. This event showcases the talents of emerging ?green...
2007_DC_NHSand_07032318Env Film Festival (2007) -- "Ribbon of Sand" and "Wellspring" (w/John Grabowska) @ Natl Museum of Natural History
Natural history filmmaker John Grabowska introduced two films and did Q&A on both as well as his career:

Ribbon of Sand (USA, 2007, 26 min.) World Premiere:
The famed Outer Banks of North Carolina are a slim and moving line of sand in the open Atlantic. Many travelers think they know these barrier...
2007_DC_NARC_07032225Env Film Festival (2007) -- "Silent Spring of Rachel Carson" (w/Roger Christie) @ Natl Archives
The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson: Film and Discussion:
In commemoration of the 100th birthday of influential environmentalist and author Rachel Carson, we present a screening of the 1963 CBS Reports television program The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson (60 minutes). Hosted by Eric Sevareid and...
2008_DC_Lady_08032120Env Film Festival (2008) -- Film Talk: -- "A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson" (w/Sid Hart, Grace Guggenheim and Bess Abell) @ Reynolds Center
"A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson": The story of America’s most admired First Lady, and her lasting legacy to the nation, is celebrated in this film biography of Lady Bird Johnson. Our nation’s First Lady from 1963 through 1968, Lady Bird was a pioneer in the environmental movement, organizing a...
2008_DC_Water_08032268Env Film Festival (2008) -- "World Water Day Tribute" (w/David Douglas, Melanie Nakagawa, Tanvi Nagpal, John Oldfield, and Mark Van Putten) @ Carnegie Inst
World Water Day Tribute

UMBRELLA (India, 2004, 90 sec.)
United States Premiere Desperately seeking to regain his lost umbrella in the midst of a torrential rain, a man suddenly has a bright idea. Directed by Nandita Das. PSA Produced by Center for Science & Environment.
Shown as part of the...
2009_DC_HSmith_09031545Env Film Festival (2009) -- Inside Media w/Hedrick Smith ("Poisoned Waters") @ Newseum
Inside Media: Our Water Quality w/Hedrick Smith:
How have 35 years of the Clean Water Act impacted our environment?
Join Emmy Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent Hedrick Smith for a discussion about his new documentary "Poisoned Waters," a revealing look at the fragile condition of the Chesapeake...
2009_DC_NATVA_09031735Env Film Festival (2009) -- "Built for the People: The Story of TVA" (w/Sean and Andrea Nix Fine) @ Natl Archives
BIG Ideas, BIG Projects: Built for the People: The Story of TVA (2008) was produced by Academy Award®-nominated Washington documentary filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine (War/Dance). The film chronicles the transformation of the vast and magnificent Tennessee Valley—devastated by flooding,...
2010_DC_World_10032111Env Film Festival (2010) -- World In Our Hands @ Natl Gallery
The World in Our Hands (A Selection of Children's Films) (52 min.)
Join us for a program of award-winning animated short films, each with an inspiring message about caring for the environment. The main character in each film imagines a better world and finds a way to contribute to the greater good with...
2010_DC_Bag_It_10032827Env Film Festival (2010) -- "Bag It" (w/Suzan Bereza) @ Carnegie Inst
BAG IT (USA, 2010, 67 min. work-in-progress)
An average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. He comes to the conclusion that our consumptive use of plastic has finally caught up with us,...
2010_DC_Bhutan_10032866Env Film Festival (2010) -- "Bhutan: A Kingdom of Happiness" (w/Dara Padwo-Audick and Darin Olien) @ Carnegie Inst
BHUTAN: A KINGDOM OF HAPPINESS (30 min. work-in-progress)
There’s a lot at stake for Druk Yul, better known in the west as Bhutan. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, this tiny country has grand ambitions. Attempting to protect its ancient past while embracing economic development, Bhutan is the...
2010_DC_CarbonR_10032828Env Film Festival (2010) -- "Carbon Nation" Reception (w/Peter Byck) @ Helix
This was an after-screening, after-festival reception for the Carbon Nation folks.
2010_DC_Carbon_10032872Env Film Festival (2010) -- "Carbon Nation" (w/Peter Byck and panel) @ Carnegie Inst
CARBON NATION (USA, 2010, 83 min.)
Panel and film screening presented by Booz Allen Hamilton. Panel follows screening.
World Premiere Can we get the upper hand on global warming? The impending climate change crisis is inspiring courageous and optimistic Americans to action. From citizens operating on...
2010_DC_Frogs_10032640Env Film Festival (2010) -- "Frogs: The Thin Green Line" (w/Brian Gratwicke) @ Natl Zoological Park
FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE (USA, 2009, 57 min.)
Frogs have been living on this planet for more than 360 million years and, over the centuries, evolved into some of the most wondrous and diverse creatures on earth. Today, however, all their remarkable adaptations and survival tactics are failing them....
2010_MD_Playtime_1003211Env Film Festival (2010) -- "Playtime" @ AFI
Speaker:
-- Helen Strong (Public Affairs Director, Environmental Film Festival)

PLAYTIME (France / Italy, 1967, 126 min.)
Tati’s towering achievement, a triumph of widescreen space, color, design and stereophonic sound, has been painstakingly restored to the director’s original full-length vision....
2010_MD_Turtle_10032148Env Film Festival (2010) -- "Turtle: The Incredible Journey" (w/Nick Caloyianis) @ AFI
Speakers in sequence:
-- Maribel Guevara (a Program Associate at the Environmental Film Festival)
-- Nick Caloyianis
-- Leah Neal (Aquarist and Dive Safety Officer from the National Aquarium in Washington DC)

TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
In Person: Underwater Photographer Nick Caloyianis!...
2011_DC_Wilson_11031858Env Film Festival (2011) -- E.O. Wilson @ Natl Museum of Natural History
Lecture by E.O. Wilson, Biologist, Naturalist, Writer, Professor and Environmentalist
One of the world’s greatest biologists, E.O. Wilson has won two Pulitzer Prizes for his pioneering books, “The Ants” and “On Human Nature.” Professor emeritus and honorary curator in entomology at Harvard University,...
2011_DC_Oil_Rocks_11031626Env Film Festival (2011) -- Marc Wolfensberger ("Oil Rocks") @ Swiss Embassy
OIL ROCKS – CITY ABOVE THE SEA (LA CITÉ DU PÉTROLE) (Switzerland / Azerbaijan, 2009, 52 min.)
Winner of the second annual Polly Krakora Award for artistry in film, presented by the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
Shown as part of the multi-day, multi-venue Energy Film...
2011_DC_Bodmers_11032150Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Bodmers Journey" (w/Luke Gasser) @ Swiss Embassy
BODMERS JOURNEY (BODMERS REISE) (Switzerland, 2010, 94 min.)
Wine reception follows screening
Washington, D.C. Premiere On May 17, 1832 the German ethnologist and naturalist Prince Maximilian zu Wied and the young Swiss artist Karl Bodmer set out on a long and adventurous journey into the vast...
2011_DC_Countdown_11032021Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Countdown to Zero" (w/Zia Mian) @ Carnegie Inst
COUNTDOWN TO ZERO (USA, 2010, 91 min.)
A fascinating and frightening exploration of the dangers of nuclear weapons, this film is a wake-up call about the urgency of the nuclear threat. It exposes a variety of present-day threats and features insights from a host of international experts and world...
2011_DC_Hummingbirds_11032546Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air" (w/Ann Johnson Prum and Donna Stockton) @ Carnegie Inst
HUMMINGBIRDS: MAGIC IN THE AIR"
Produced by: Ann Johnson Prum
Presented by: Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ)
HUMMINGBIRDS: MAGIC IN THE AIR (USA, 2009, 50 min.)
The smallest warm-blooded creatures on the planet and also among the fastest, hummingbirds take extraordinary to a whole new level. With...
2011_DC_Conover_11032021Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Islands in the Wind" and "Creating Synthetic Life" (w/David Conover) @ Natl Museum of Natural History
ISLANDS IN THE WIND (USA, 2011, 22 min.)
World Premiere Tired of the hand-wringing, moaning, and societal inaction about climate change and high energy costs? The colorful characters of North Haven and Vinalhaven, two small islands off the Maine coast, decide overwhelmingly to do something about it....
2011_DC_Journey_11032783Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Journey of the Universe" (w/Brian Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and Thomas E. Lovejoy) @ Carnegie Inst
Washington D.C. Premiere
JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE (USA, 2011, 60 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere One day on a Greek island and your perception of the universe will change forever. The epic Journey of the Universe is a tapestry that draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy,
geology, biology,...
2011_DC_Grabowska_11032018Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Sky Island" and "Ribbon of Sky" (w/John Grabowska) @ Natl Museum of Natural History
SKY ISLAND (USA, 2010, 26 min.):
In northern New Mexico, a range of mountains rises up from the high desert: a wild, rugged land of the Faraway Nearby. The volcanic Jemez Mountains are isolated from all other ranges – an island in the sky, surrounded by a desert sea. Sky Island paints a lyrical and...
2011_MD_Boonwee_1103197Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" @ AFI
UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES [Loong Boonmee raleuk chat]
Washington, DC, Premiere
Winner of the Palme d'Or, 2010 Cannes Film Festival
Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly,...
2011_DC_Still_Live_Here_11032543Env Film Festival (2011) -- "We Still Live Here" (w/Anne Makepeace and Judi Urquhart) @ Carnegie Inst
Washington D.C. Premiere
WE STILL LIVE HERE: AS NUTAYUNEAN
Directed by: Anne Makepeace
Presented with: National Geographic All Roads
WE STILL LIVE HERE: AS NUTAYUNEAN (USA, 2010, 56 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere A remarkable story of cultural revival by the Wampanoag of southeastern...
2011_MD_Windfall_11031955Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Windfall" (w/Laura Israel and Lisa Linowes) @ AFI
WINDFALL (USA, 2010, 83 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere The wind turbine has become a symbol of hope. The sleek white spokes spinning against the sky promise a future free of fossil fuels and the importation of foreign oil. Who could object to wind energy? That’s what the residents of Meredith, N.Y....
2012_MD_Plympton_12032376Env Film Festival (2012) -- An Evening with Animator Bill Plympton @ AFI
An Evening with Animator BILL PLYMPTON
Two Washington, D.C. Premieres*
Animator, cartoonist and illustrator Bill Plympton is known as “the king of indie animation.” His award-winning short films have highlighted many film festivals and he is the only person to hand-draw an entire animated feature...
2012_DC_CA_Forever_12031839Env Film Festival (2012) -- David Vassar and Sally Kaplan ("California Forever") @ Natl Museum of Amer History
CALIFORNIA FOREVER: THE STORY OF CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS (USA, 2012, 60 min.)
World Premiere The dramatic history and scenic beauty of California State Parks – the largest and most diverse collection of state parks in the nation – is illuminated in this film. From Yosemite, California’s first state...
2012_DC_Muir_12032243Env Film Festival (2012) -- Film Talk: "John Muir in the New World" (w/Catherine Tatge) @ Reynolds Center
JOHN MUIR IN THE NEW WORLD (USA, 2011, 83 min.)
Preservationist, naturalist, author, explorer, activist, scientist and farmer John Muir (1838 – 1914) was all these things and more. Nearly a century after his death, this Scottish American is remembered and revered as the father of the environmental...
2012_DC_Place_Land_12031820Env Film Festival (2012) -- "A Place In The Land" (w/Grace Guggenheim and David Donath) @ Natl Museum of Amer History
20th Anniversary Environmental Film Festival Retrospective
A PLACE IN THE LAND (USA, 1998, 30 min.)
Protecting Wild Lands
George Marsh, Frederick Billings and Laurence Rockefeller were three influential figures in the history of conservation. Born generations apart, with very different lives, the...
2012_DC_Dust_Bowl_120325107Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Dust Bowl" (w/Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey) @ Natl Archives
Presented with: Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film
THE DUST BOWL (USA, 2012, 60 min.)
Special Sneak Preview with Clips The worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, “the dust bowl,” caused by the heedless actions of thousands of individual farmers, encouraged by their...
2012_DC_Fierce_12032596Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Fierce Green Fire" (w/Mark Kitchell, Philip Shabecoff, Barbara Bramble, Lois Gibbs, and Joe Romm) @ Carnegie Inst
A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: THE BATTLE FOR A LIVING PLANET (USA, 2012, 110 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere “There’s no Hispanic air. There’s no African-American air. There’s air! And if you breathe air – and most people I know do breathe air, then I would consider you an environmentalist,” as one advocate put...
2012_MD_Oblivion_1203233Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Land of Oblivion" (w/EFF Staff) @ AFI
LAND OF OBLIVION (LA TERRE OUTRAGÉE) (France / Germany / Poland / Ukraine, 2011, 113 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere When the nuclear accident at Chernobyl happens, a young couple, Anya and Piotr, finds that their wedding day turns into a day of disaster. When news arrives of an accident at the...
2012_DC_NRUR_12032193Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Natural Resources/Unnatural Results" (w/Stephen Sapienza, Nadja Drost, Amol Mehra, Daniel Baer, and Jon Sawyer) @ Carnegie Inst
NATURAL RESOURCES/UNNATURAL RESULTS: ACCESS, EXPLOITATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Films and Panel Discussion to Mark World Water Day
Reception Follows Program
PERU'S GOLD RUSH (Peru, 2011, 9 min.) In the Madre de Dios region of Peru, a virgin rainforest is losing ground to unrestricted wildcat gold...
2012_DC_Wolves_12031548Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Radioactive Wolves" (w/Klaus Feichtenberger) @ Austrian Embassy
RADIOACTIVE WOLVES (Austria, 2011, 50 min.)
After the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor on April 26, 1986, around 340,000 people were displaced from the exclusion zone of Chernobyl, which stretches from Ukraine into Belarus and Russia. In the absence of humans, a profusion of wild species has...
2012_DC_Shattered_12032538Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Shattered Sky" (w/Sunshine Menezes,Steve Dors, Dan Evans, Larry Schweiger, and Jeff Goodell) @ Carnegie Inst
SHATTERED SKY (USA, 2012, 55 min.)
World Premiere Thirty years ago, scientists reported a hole in the ozone layer “the size of North America.” The culprits were man-made chemicals called CFCs, which were prevalent in billions of dollars worth of refrigeration, air conditioning and other products that...
2012_DC_Switch_12031391Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Switch" (w/Harry Lynch) @ Carnegie Inst
SWITCH (USA, 2012, 98 min.)
World Premiere What will it really take to go from the energies that built our world to the energies that will shape our future? Our transportation and housing, food and water, communications, light, heat and cooling – our entire modern life depends on energy. For more than...
2012_MD_Tsunami_120317127Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom" (w/Lucy Walker) @ AFI
THE TSUNAMI AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM (United Kingdom, 2011, 40 min.)
Winner of the Environmental Film Festival’s third annual Polly Krakora Award for artistry in film
Oscar-nominated director Lucy Walker set out to make “a visual haiku about cherry blossoms” in Japan but changed her plans radically...
2012_DC_Green_Tiger_12031837Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Waking the Green Tiger" (w/Gary Marcuse and Judith Shapiro) @ Hill Center
WAKING THE GREEN TIGER: A GREEN MOVEMENT RISES IN CHINA (China / Canada, 2011, 78 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere An environmental movement takes root when a new environmental law is passed, and for the first time in China’s history, ordinary citizens have the democratic right to speak out and take...
2012_DC_Watershed_12032457Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West" (w/Marc Pachter, Mark Decena, James Redford, Sandra Postel, Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta, Edith Santiago, and Robert Redford) @ Natl Museum of Amer History
WATERSHED: EXPLORING A NEW WATER ETHIC FOR THE NEW WEST (USA, 2012, 50 min.)
World Premiere “Whiskey is for drinkin’. Water is for fightin’,” says Jeff Ehlert, a fly fishing guide in Rocky Mountain National Park, recalling a well-worn saying heard throughout the Colorado River basin. As the most...
2012_DC_Wild_By_Law_12031813Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Wild By Law" (w/Bill Meadows) @ Natl Museum of Amer History
20th Anniversary Environmental Film Festival Retrospective
WILD BY LAW: THE RISE OF ENVIRONMENTALISM AND THE CREATION OF THE WILDERNESS ACT (USA, 1992, 56 min.)
Protecting Wild Lands
More than just the story of a historic struggle to preserve the natural world, this film provides an invaluable...
2012_DC_Wilderness_1203188Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Wilderness Idea" (w/Jeffrey Stine) @ Natl Museum of Amer History
20th Anniversary Environmental Film Festival Retrospective
THE WILDERNESS IDEA: JOHN MUIR, GIFFORD PINOCHET AND THE FIRST GREAT BATTLE FOR WILDERNESS (USA, 1990, 56 min.)
Protecting Wild Lands
Should Hetch Hetchy, a valley within Yosemite National Park, be dammed and flooded to form a reservoir for...
2013_DC_Student_13032090Env Film Festival (2013) -- Environmental Student Short Film Festival (w/Chris Palmer) @ American University
Student Short Environmental Film Festival
Venue: American University, Center for Environmental Filmmaking

Student Short Environmental Film Festival

Screening EFF-selected student films and films by the 2012/2013 Scholars at the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University, the...
2013_DC_EFF_Launch_130307122Env Film Festival (2013) -- Festival Launch Party (2013) @ Warner Bldg Atrium
Join Us to Celebrate the 21th Annual Environmental Film Festival!
* Wine, Beer, and a special FRESHFARM Markets cocktail *
* Contemporary Art and Music * Hors d’oeuvre * Silent Auction *
* Musical performance by Grammy-nominated Carolyn Malachi
* Food by Restaurant Nora
* Tacos by Chipotle
*...
2013_DC_Ocean_130319105Env Film Festival (2013) -- Ocean Health at Risk (w/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting) @ Carnegie Inst
Ocean Health at Risk: Economy and Ecology at Odds
Presented by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Screenings, Panel Discussion and Reception
Drawing on Pulitzer Center reporting currently in progress for major news media outlets by award-winning journalists, this program will include a selection of...
2013_DC_Rivers_Lost_13032410Env Film Festival (2013) -- Rivers Lost, Found and Turned-Around (w/Jeremy Monroe) @ Carnegie Inst
Rivers Lost, Found and Turned-Around
Films by Jeremy Monroe and shown as part of the Rivers Program
Introduced by Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers.
THE HIDDEN RIVERS OF SOUTHERN APPALACHIA (USA, 2013, 6 min.) World Premiere Biodiversity. It’s in the rivers of the Amazon, the jungles of...
2013_DC_Matsula_13031749Env Film Festival (2013) -- Selections from Matsula Nature Film Festival, Estonia (w/Tiit Mesila, Riho Vastrik, and Liina Trishkina) @ Carnegie Inst
Selections from Matsalu Nature Film Festival, Estonia
Program introduced by Tiit Mesila, Festival Director, Matsalu Nature Film Festival.

OLD MAN AND THE MOOSE (Estonia, 2009, 36 min.) Harri has been studying moose and their inner natures for more than 30 years. For him, moving around with the...
2013_DC_Chasing_130316204Env Film Festival (2013) -- "Chasing the Hill" (w/Brent Roske, Richard Schiff, Melissa Fitzgerald, Corinne Becker, Tulsi Gabbard, and Jaymay) @ Letelier Theater
Richard Schiff presents CHASING THE HILL (USA, 2012, 90 min.)
This special screening will feature an exclusive edit of the show with never before seen footage.
VIP Ticket-Holder Reception to follow screening with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Emmy-winner Richard Schiff, actors Melissa Fitzgerald & Corinne...
2013_DC_Fruit_Hunters_13032490Env Film Festival (2013) -- "Fruit Hunters" (w/Noris Ledesma) @ Carnegie Inst
THE FRUIT HUNTERS (Canada, 2012, 95 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere You can find them deep in the jungles of Borneo, in the hills of Umbria and perhaps even in your own backyard. They are the fruit hunters. Inspired by Adam Gollner’s 2010 book of the same name and directed by Yung Chang (Up the...
2013_DC_Gasland2_13071038Env Film Festival (2013) -- "Gasland II" (w/Josh Fox) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
Special Screening of Gasland Part II and Q&A with Filmmaker Josh Fox
 What: Special screening of Gasland Part II (USA, 2013, 120 min.) Discussion with director Josh Fox and Jessica Ennis, Legislative Representative, Earthjustice, follows screening. 
Who: Presented by the Environmental Film Festival...
2013_DC_Harmony_130321132Env Film Festival (2013) -- "Harmony" (w/Julie Bergman Sender) @ Carnegie Inst
HARMONY - Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
2013 Winner of the Environmental Film Festival's fourth annual Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film

HARMONY (USA, 2012, 90 min.) Washington, D.C. Premiere For three decades, The Prince of Wales has worked side-by-side with a dynamic...
2013_DC_Hot_Water_130312110Env Film Festival (2013) -- "Hot Water" (w/Liz and Donald Rogers, Elizabeth and Dennis Kucinich, Kevin Flint) @ Carnegie Inst
HOT WATER - Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital:
HOT WATER (USA, 2013, 65 min.) WORLD PREMIERE Join filmmakers Lizabeth Rogers, Kevin Flint on a journey through the American West to expose uranium mining and our atomic legacy for what it really is. Initially they travel to South Dakota...
2013_DC_Lost_Rivers_13031331Env Film Festival (2013) -- "Lost Rivers" (w/Katarina Soukup) @ Canadian Embassy
LOST RIVERS (Canada, 2012, 72 min.) 
Washington, D.C. Premiere Once flowing through nearly every developed city in the world, rivers provided the infrastructure upon which modern metropolises were built. Why did they disappear and how? Could we see them again? In this adventurous and revelatory look...
2013_DC_Prosek_13031589Env Film Festival (2013) -- "Secrets of the Eel" and "Picture of Leviathan" (w/James Prosek) @ Natl Academy of Sciences
An Evening with JAMES PROSEK
Presented with The Nature Conservancy
Film, Discussion and Book Signing 
Welcome by J.D. Talasek, Director, Cultural Programs, National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS). Introduced by Flo Stone, President and Founder, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s...
2014_DC_City_Fixes_14032352Env Film Festival (2014) -- City Fixes (shorts) (w/Mark Decena, Steve Ellington, Bob Nesson, and Mark Kulsdom) @ Carnegie Inst
City Fixes - Shorts Program
Shorts Program shown as part of Our Cities, Our Planet
OUR POWER (USA, 2014, 8 min.) Washington, D.C. Premiere The Navajo people in Black Mesa, Arizona are trying to protect their aquifer from a nearby coal mining plant’s pollution. The cities of Phoenix and Flagstaff get...
2014_DC_MoeR_14032098Env Film Festival (2014) -- Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award Finalists and Winner -- Reception @ Natl Geographic Society
Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award:
Reception following awards.
2014_DC_Moe_140320144Env Film Festival (2014) -- Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award Finalists and Winner ("Amazing Grace") w/Rowan Pybus, Peter Stonier, and David Evans @ Natl Geographic Society
Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award:
Screening of Winner and Finalists
Welcome by Gregory McGruder, VP for Public Programs, National Geographic Society. Introduced by Flo Stone, Founder, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.

GOOD HABITS IN 60 SECONDS (Brazil, 2011, 1 min.) U.S....
2014_DC_EFF_Closing_14033090Env Film Festival (2014) -- Festival Closing Reception @ Carnegie Inst
2014_DC_EFF_Filmmakers_140322196Env Film Festival (2014) -- Festival Filmmakers Reception @ Jefferson Hotel
2014_DC_EFF_Launch_140313312Env Film Festival (2014) -- Festival Launch Party (2014) @ Warner Bldg Atrium
Festival Launch Party
Venue: Warner Building Atrium
Please join us to celebrate the 22nd annual Environmental Film Festival!
Open Bar with Specialty Cocktails by Alex Bookless, The Passenger and Adam Bernbach, 2 birds 1 stone
* Light Show by DC Night Lights *
* Live Painting by IP Brand *
*...
2014_DC_EFF_Credits9Env Film Festival (2014) -- Festival Screen Credits
2014_DC_Protecting_Nature_14033062Env Film Festival (2014) -- Protecting and Restoring Nature and Community (w/Annie Kaempfer, David Conover, and Stephanie Meeks) @ Carnegie Inst
Protecting and Restoring Nature and Community - Shorts Program

MIDNIGHT BLUE (France, 2013 8 min.) U.S. Premiere This immersive ecological tale takes us to the heart of the underwater world, between night and light, where everything happens at a different pace. Using sand as the medium of animation,...
2014_DC_Mongolia_14032348Env Film Festival (2014) -- Stories from Mongolia @ Carnegie Inst
Stories from Mongolia
Presented in partnership with the Arts Council of Mongolia, this film series features stunning landscapes and traditional ways of life closely tied to nature.
Thanks to the Trust for Mutual Understanding for their support of this program.

SINGER FROM THE TAIGA (Mongolia, 2011,...
2014_DC_Sustainable_140321117Env Film Festival (2014) -- Sustainable DC (shorts) @ Carnegie Inst
Sustainable DC:
Thanks fo Booz Allen Hamilton for their support of this program.
Sustainable DC, the city-wide initiative to make Washington, D.C. “the greenest, healthiest and most livable city in the nation,” is spotlighted in this program of short films and discussion with D.C. government...
2014_DC_Argo_14032584Env Film Festival (2014) -- Tales from the Wild with Allison Argo (both sessions) @ THEARC
Tales from the Wild with Allison Argo
(Suggested Ages 4-8)
Award-winning filmmaker Allison Argo will take you on a journey into the world of captivating creatures, such as parrots, elephants and frogs. Allison will show video clips from her unforgettable films and share personal stories about some...
2014_DC_EFF_Thankyou_14041538Env Film Festival (2014) -- Volunteer Thank You Happy Hour @ B Too
2014_DC_Chattahoochee_14033021Env Film Festival (2014) -- "Chattahoochee Unplugged" (w/Jonathan Wickham) @ Carnegie Inst
CHATTAHOOCHEE UNPLUGGED
Directed by: Rhett Turner and Jonathan Wickham

CHATTAHOOCHEE UNPLUGGED (USA, 2013, 56 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere The producers of the Emmy award-winning documentary, Chattahoochee: From Water War to Water Vision, provide a new adventure on one of the Southeast’s largest...
2014_DC_Come_Hell_14033087Env Film Festival (2014) -- "Come Hell or High Water" (w/Leah Mahan and Derrick Evans) @ Carnegie Inst
COME HELL OR HIGH WATER: THE BATTLE FOR TURKEY CREEK (USA, 2013, 60 min.)
Shown as part of Our Cities, Our Planet
Washington, D.C. Premiere Follow the painful, inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to the Mississippi Gulf Coast community of Turkey Creek, first settled by...
2014_DC_Damnation_14033099Env Film Festival (2014) -- "Damnation" (w/Travis Rummel, Ben Knight, and Matt Stoecker) @ Carnegie Inst
The Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy, a new award in this year's Festival, will be presented to DamNation (USA, 2014, 94 min.),a film capturing the growing momentum behind river restoration and dam removal. Directors Travis Rummel and Ben Knight will receive the award at the film's...
2014_DC_GMO_OMG_14032365Env Film Festival (2014) -- "GMO OMG" (w/Elizabeth and Dennis Kucinich and Joshua Brau) @ Carnegie Inst
GMO OMG
Chipotle Food and Agriculture Film Series
Director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet and our freedom of choice? And, perhaps the ultimate question: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in...
2014_DC_ForestR_14031984Env Film Festival (2014) -- "Once Upon a Forest" (w/Luc Jacquet) -- Reception @ Embassy of France
ONCE UPON A FOREST (IL ÉTAIT UNE FORÊT) (France, 2013, 78 min.)
Winner, 2014 Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film
U.S. Premiere The director of the Oscar-winning March of the Penguins, Luc Jacquet, takes a spectacular journey with renowned French botanist and ecologist Francis Hallé to the very...
2014_DC_Forest_14031977Env Film Festival (2014) -- "Once Upon a Forest" (w/Luc Jacquet) @ Embassy of France
ONCE UPON A FOREST (IL ÉTAIT UNE FORÊT) (France, 2013, 78 min.)
Winner, 2014 Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film
U.S. Premiere The director of the Oscar-winning March of the Penguins, Luc Jacquet, takes a spectacular journey with renowned French botanist and ecologist Francis Hallé to the very...
2014_DC_Parrot_Confide_14032527Env Film Festival (2014) -- "Parrot Confidential" (w/Allison Argo) @ Atlas Theater
PARROT CONFIDENTIAL (USA, 2013, 60 min.)
Meet Lou. Abandoned in a foreclosed home, Lou is one of thousands of parrots in need of rescue. From the wilds of Costa Rica to suburban America, a lovable, quirky cast of parrots will reveal their unforgettable tales and the bittersweet world they share with...
2014_DC_Paw_Project_14032579Env Film Festival (2014) -- "Paw Project" (w/Megan McAndrew) @ Atlas Theater
THE PAW PROJECT (USA, 2013, 58 min.)
An inspiring against-all-odds story of a grassroots movement to protect felines, both large and small, from the cruelty of declawing and of how the movement has prevailed, despite the efforts of well-funded professional veterinary associations. In the United States...
2014_DC_Uranium_Drive_In_14032136Env Film Festival (2014) -- "Uranium Drive-In" (w/Suzan Bereza) @ Carnegie Inst
URANIUM DRIVE-IN (USA, 2013, 70 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere In a boom-bust uranium mining community in rural, southwestern Colorado, a heated battle is raging over a proposed new uranium mill – the first, if approved, to be built in the United States in more than 25 years. This latest film from...
2015_DC_MoeR_15031946Env Film Festival (2015) -- Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award Finalists and Winner -- Reception @ Natl Geographic Society
Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award
Shorts Program
National Geographic Society 7:30pm, March 19th

SEEDING A DREAM (USA, 2014, 15 min.) Sheepscot General Store and Uncas Farm were revitalized into a thriving community food hub by ambitious young farmers. The farmers tackle challenges while bringing...
2015_DC_Moe_150319141Env Film Festival (2015) -- Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award Finalists and Winner ("Silent River") w/Steve Fisher and Jason Jaacks @ Natl Geographic Society
Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award
Shorts Program
National Geographic Society 7:30pm, March 19th

SEEDING A DREAM (USA, 2014, 15 min.) Sheepscot General Store and Uncas Farm were revitalized into a thriving community food hub by ambitious young farmers. The farmers tackle challenges while bringing...
2015_DC_EWaste_15032523Env Film Festival (2015) -- Film: "E-Waste Tragedy" (w/Cosima Dannoritzer) @ Goethe-Institut
E-Waste Tragedy
Presented with the Embassy of Spain and the Goethe Institute
Every year millions of tons of discarded electronic waste – computers, television sets, mobile phones, household appliances – are shipped illegally to India, China or Africa. This film spans the world to reveal how greed and...
2015_DC_Shorts_15032930Env Film Festival (2015) -- Living Wild: Wildlife Shorts Program (w/Robin Moore and Roshan Patel) @ Carnegie Inst
Living Wild: Wildlife Shorts Program

THE FROG PHOTOGRAPHER (USA, 2014, 17 min.) Conservation biologist, amphibian specialist and nature photographer Robin Moore documents some of the smallest four-legged creatures in the Costa Rican rainforest on the Osa Peninsula, home to 2.5 percent of all the...
2015_DC_EFF_Misc_15032925Env Film Festival (2015) -- Miscellanous Shots @ Carnegie Inst
Pictures taken between shows.
2015_DC_Bikes_Cars2_15031772Env Film Festival (2015) -- "Bikes Vs. Cars" (w/Fredrik Gertten and Margarete Jangard) -- Presentation @ Carnegie Inst
Welcome:
* Stephanie Flack, Executive Director, Environmental Film Festival
Opening:
 * Dr. Matthew P. Scott, President, Carnegie Institution for Science
Remarks:
 * Alex Liftman, Global Environment Executive, Bank of America
Introduction of BIKES vs CARS:
 * Peter Fox-Penner, Principal, The...
2015_DC_Bikes_Cars_150317204Env Film Festival (2015) -- "Bikes Vs. Cars" (w/Fredrik Gertten and Margarete Jangard) -- Reception @ Carnegie Inst
Join us to celebrate the Festival’s launch and its theme: Climate Connections.
Traffic gridlock around the world is frustrating people, wasting their time, polluting the air and contributing to climate change. Director Fredrik Gertten (BANANAS! and Big Boys Gone Bananas!) investigates the daily global...
2015_DC_City_Sea_15032949Env Film Festival (2015) -- "City Under the Sea" (w/Guy and Anita Chaumette) @ Carnegie Inst
City Under the Sea
Beneath the waves lies a city where predators pillage, impostors loot and con artists dupe competitors. Dive below for an epic exploration of the most densely populated city on earth. Using highly specialized macro cinematography, the filmmakers capture interactions among marine...
2015_DC_Gardeners_15032981Env Film Festival (2015) -- "Gardeners of Eden" (w/Kristin Davis and Rob Brandford) incl reception @ Carnegie Inst
Gardeners of Eden
Africa’s elephants are hurtling toward extinction as fuel for the worldwide ivory trade. While conservationists howl and corrupt governments fail to address the ongoing slaughter, one brave family has manned the front lines for decades, rescuing one elephant at a time. Go inside...
2015_DC_Monsoon_15032779Env Film Festival (2015) -- "Monsoon" (w/Sturla Gunnarsson) @ Natl Museum of Natural History
Monsoon: Winner, Polly Krakora Award For Artistry in Film
This visually stunning meditation on the annual rains that descend upon India explores their alternately disastrous and beneficial impact on Indian society, economy, agriculture and individual lives. Chasing the monsoon throughout the country,...
2015_DC_Extinction_150329118Env Film Festival (2015) -- "Racing Extinction" -- Award and Q+A w/Louie Psihoyos, Leilani Münter, Kirk Johnson, and Gina Papabeis @ Carnegie Inst
Racing Extinction
Closing Night, Premiere Screening, Award Presentation and Reception
Winner, Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy
An invitation to the Festival’s grand finale: the Washington, D.C. premiere of Racing Extinction with Oscar-winning filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, who will receive the...
2015_DC_ExtinctionR_150329131Env Film Festival (2015) -- "Racing Extinction" -- Closing Reception @ Carnegie Inst
Racing Extinction
Closing Night, Premiere Screening, Award Presentation and Reception
Winner, Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy
An invitation to the Festival’s grand finale: the Washington, D.C. premiere of Racing Extinction with Oscar-winning filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, who will receive the...
2015_DC_Racing_Extinction_15022498Env Film Festival (2015) -- "Racing Extinction" @ Warner Theatre
In Racing Extinction a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet.
Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade...
2015_DC_Planetary_150328136Env Film Festival (2015) and World Wildlife Fund -- "Planetary" -- Program @ Natl Geographic Society
Planetary
Premiere, Planetary Experience and Earth Hour Celebration
Presented with World Wildlife Fund
Join us for the Washington, D.C. premiere of PLANETARY, a stunning visual portrait of our planet, followed by a reception with a Planetary Experience and celebration of Earth Hour, a global annual...
2015_DC_PlanetaryR_150328215Env Film Festival (2015) and World Wildlife Fund -- "Planetary" -- Reception and Earth Hour @ Natl Geographic Society
Planetary
Premiere, Planetary Experience and Earth Hour Celebration
Presented with World Wildlife Fund
Join us for the Washington, D.C. premiere of PLANETARY, a stunning visual portrait of our planet, followed by a reception with a Planetary Experience and celebration of Earth Hour, a global annual...
2015_MD_Planetary_150422116Env Film Festival (2015) and World Wildlife Fund -- "Planetary" @ AFI
Planetary
Presented with World Wildlife Fund
(UK, 2015, 85 min.)
A stunning visual portrait of our planet, this cross-continental cinematic journey explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. A poetic and humbling reminder that it’s time to shift our perspective, the film asks us to...
2016_DC_EFF_Benefit_160210362Env Film Festival (2016) -- 10th Annual Benefit Reception @ Japanese Ambassador's Residence
10th Annual Benefit Reception Under the Patronage of Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae and Mrs. Nobuko Sasae Embassy of Japan Honoring:
Wade Davis and Gail Percy
Champions of Endangered Cultures and Ecosystems
DCEFF is pleased to honor Wade Davis and Gail Percy for their work in protecting endangered...
2016_DC_Reception_16031836Env Film Festival (2016) -- Reception by the Iris Fund for Science Documentaries @ Carnegie Inst
The Iris Fund for Science Documentaries sponsored the "License to Krill" and "Catching the Sun" showings as well as the reception between the two.
2016_DC_EFF_Thankyou_16040632Env Film Festival (2016) -- Volunteer Thank You Happy Hour @ B Too
2016_DC_Birth_Of_Sake_160322133Env Film Festival (2016) -- "Birth of Saké" w/Erik Shirai @ Carnegie Inst
The Birth of Saké
Winner of the 2016 Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film!
The 144-year-old Yoshida Saké Brewery does things the old-fashioned way: dedicated artisans work in concert with natural forces — the temperature and humidity of the air, the chemistry of the water, the swirling koji mold...
2016_DC_Moe_160317119Env Film Festival (2016) -- "Bluebird Man" w/Matthew Podolsky, Emily Bender, and Ted Wood @ Carnegie Inst
Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award
The Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award is co-presented by the National Wildlife Federation.
Established for the 2014 Festival by Julia and Richard Moe in memory of their son, Eric, to honor his strong interest in film and his commitment to sustainability, this award...
2016_DC_Catching_16031875Env Film Festival (2016) -- "Catching the Sun" w/Shalini Kantayya @ Carnegie Inst
CATCHING THE SUN (USA, 2015, 74 min.) D.C. Premiere
Presented by The Iris Fund for Science Documentaries

As the global race to lead the clean energy future kicks into full gear, an unlikely ensemble of characters in the U.S. and China make radical moves: activist Van Jones transitions from leading a...
2016_DC_Circle_16031987Env Film Festival (2016) -- "Circle of Poison" w/Evan Mascagni, Shannon Post, Nick Capezzera, and Elizabeth Kucinich @ Carnegie Inst
Circle of Poison:
Pro-business loopholes allow the American chemical industry to export pesticides to other countries even after they’d been federally banned for their harmful effects. On top of damaging already-marginalized communities abroad, produce treated with these chemicals often returns to the...
2016_DC_City_Trees_160316123Env Film Festival (2016) -- "City of Trees" -- Pre-screening Reception @ Carnegie Inst
City of Trees:
At the height of the recession, a DC nonprofit struggles to implement an ambitious “green jobs” program that hires 150 unemployed residents to plant trees in underserved parks. With only six months until their grant money runs out, serious obstacles block their path and speak to deep...
2016_DC_City_Trees2_160316134Env Film Festival (2016) -- "City of Trees" -- Screening and Q+A w/Brandon Kramer, Lance Kramer, Steve Coleman, Charles Holcomb, and James Hubbard @ Carnegie Inst
City of Trees:
At the height of the recession, a DC nonprofit struggles to implement an ambitious “green jobs” program that hires 150 unemployed residents to plant trees in underserved parks. With only six months until their grant money runs out, serious obstacles block their path and speak to deep...
2016_DC_Let_Go_160326150Env Film Festival (2016) -- "How to Let Go of the World" -- Award and Q+A w/Josh Fox, Tim DeChristopher, Aria Doe and Lennox Yearwood @ Carnegie Inst
How to Let Go of the World - Closing Night Event!
Winner of Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy!
Join us at the Carnegie Institution, as we close the 24th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital with the Washington, DC premiere of How to Let Go of the World (and Love All...
2016_DC_Let_GoR_160326105Env Film Festival (2016) -- "How to Let Go of the World" -- Closing Reception @ Carnegie Inst
How to Let Go of the World - Closing Night Event!
Winner of Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy!
Join us at the Carnegie Institution, as we close the 24th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital with the Washington, DC premiere of How to Let Go of the World (and Love All...
2016_DC_Krill_16031874Env Film Festival (2016) -- "License to Krill" w/David Sington and Brian Hunt @ Carnegie Inst
LICENSE TO KRILL (UK/France, 2015, 87 min.) D.C. Premiere
Presented by The Iris Fund for Science Documentaries
Antarctic krill may be tiny, but they’re massively important: a whole ecosystem depends on these little crustaceans, with whales, seals, and penguins all relying on them as a primary food...
2016_DC_River_Of_Gold_16032683Env Film Festival (2016) -- "River of Gold" w/Reuben Aaronson, Sarah duPont, Enrique Ortiz, and Tom Lovejoy @ Carnegie Inst
RIVER OF GOLD (USA, 2016, 66 min.) World Premiere
Amazon Aid Foundation is proud to announce the world premiere of our new film River of Gold at the 2016 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital!
Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, River of Gold is the...
2016_DC_Sherpa3_160315110Env Film Festival (2016) -- "Sherpa" -- Post-screening Reception @ Carnegie Inst
Sherpa - Opening Night Event!
Thanks to the Reva and David Logan Foundation for its support of this evening.
Join us at the Carnegie Institution, as we launch the 24th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital and celebrate its theme: Parks: Protecting Wild and the DC premiere of...
2016_DC_Sherpa_160315108Env Film Festival (2016) -- "Sherpa" -- Screening and Q+A w/Ken Sauls, Norbu Tenzing, and Lakpa Rita Sherpa @ Carnegie Inst
Sherpa - Opening Night Event!
Thanks to the Reva and David Logan Foundation for its support of this evening.
Join us at the Carnegie Institution, as we launch the 24th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital and celebrate its theme: Parks: Protecting Wild and the DC premiere of...
2016_DC_Seer_160324206Env Film Festival (2016) -- "The Seer" w/Laura Dunn, Jef Sewell, and Mary Berry @ National Geographic Society
The Seer: A Portrait of Wendell Berry
Winner of the William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award!
From a hillside office in his native Henry County, Kentucky, Wendell Berry captures in writing the changing landscape and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture. The Seer...
2016_DC_Written_Water_16032096Env Film Festival (2016) -- "Written on Water" w/Merri Lisa Trigilio and Kaitlin Whitman @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
WRITTEN ON WATER (USA, 2016, 57 min.) D.C. Premiere
Against the immense and unforgiving landscape of the High Plains, farmers and local politicians in places like Olton, Texas, fight to keep their towns alive against the decline of the life-giving Ogallala Aquifer. In these communities and others like...
2017_DC_EFF_Benefit_170216223Env Film Festival (2017) -- 25th Anniversary Benefit Reception honoring Flo Stone and Roger D. Stone @ New Zealand Embassy
25th Anniversary Benefit Reception Honoring Flo Stone and Roger D. Stone
Hosted by Ambassador Tom Groser, Embassy of New Zealand.
Itinerary:
* Welcome: Ambassador Tim Groser
* Opening: Maryanne Culpepper, EFF Executive Director
* Acknowledgements: E. William Stetson III, Host Committee...
2017_DC_Animation_17032638Env Film Festival (2017) -- 25th Anniversary Festival Animation Retrospective (w/Flo Stone) @ Carnegie Inst
Join us for a 25th Anniversary Festival Animation Retrospective!
With dazzling animation and effects, these Environmental Film Festival favorites capture some of the most important and enduring issues affecting our planet, during the past 25 years. Introduction by Festival founder Flo...
2017_DC_MoeR_17032042Env Film Festival (2017) -- Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award Finalists and Winner -- Pre-Event Reception @ Natl Geographic Society
Eric Moe Award: Screening and Discussion
National Geographic Society 7:00pm, March 20th
Presented with the National Wildlife Federation.
Established for the 2014 Festival by Julia and Richard Moe in memory of their son Eric, to honor his strong interest in film and his commitment to sustainability,...
2017_DC_Moe_170320115Env Film Festival (2017) -- Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award Finalists and Winner @ Natl Geographic Society
Eric Moe Award: Screening and Discussion
National Geographic Society 7:00pm, March 20th
Presented with the National Wildlife Federation.
Established for the 2014 Festival by Julia and Richard Moe in memory of their son Eric, to honor his strong interest in film and his commitment to sustainability,...
2017_DC_EFF_Filmmakers_170319114Env Film Festival (2017) -- Festival Filmmakers Reception @ Jefferson Hotel
Filmmakers present included (pretty much in sequence) David G. Conover ("Behold the Earth"), Daniel Koehler ("A House Without Snakes"), Anthony Baxter ("Flint"), Steve Ellington ("Instruments of Change: Lessons from the Rainforest"), Niall Doran and Justin Smith ("Sixteen Legs"), Jeremy Jackson ("Before...
2017_MD_EFF_AFI3Env Film Festival (2017) -- Marque @ AFI/Silver
2017_DC_EFF_Misc9Env Film Festival (2017) -- Miscellaneous Shots @ Carnegie Inst
2017_DC_EFF_Reception_17032569Env Film Festival (2017) -- Penultimate Evening's Reception @ Jefferson Hotel
Various film folk here: Allison Argo ("The Last Pig"), Jacques Perrin ("Seasons"), and Jill Tidman and Jamie Redford ("Happening").
2017_DC_Risk_17031842Env Film Festival (2017) -- Shorts: Risk and Resistance ("How to Stop a Pipeline" and "The Hudson: A River At Risk") @ Carnegie Inst
Presented with Working Films as part of the Risk and Resistance shorts program.
...
2017_DC_EFF_CIS_Screens6Env Film Festival (2017) -- Slide show @ Carnegie Inst
2017_DC_EFF_Tesla56Env Film Festival (2017) -- Tesla cars exhibited @ Carnegie Inst and Jefferson Hotel
Jamie Redford and Bill Stetson checking out the vehicles.
2017_DC_EFF_VR35Env Film Festival (2017) -- Virtual reality demo @ Carnegie Inst
Virtual Reality: ‘Under the Canopy’ + ‘Valen’s Reef’
Presented by Conservation International
Through the magic of virtual reality, journey with Conservation International to the Amazon, earth’s most biodiverse ecosystem, and into the crystal-clear waters of the Bird’s Head Seascape in Indonesia, the...
2017_DC_B4_FloodR_17031878Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Before the Flood" Post-Screening Reception @ Carnegie Inst
Before the Flood
Winner of the 2017 Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy
If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace,...
2017_DC_B4_Flood_170318101Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Before the Flood" (w/Trevor Davidowski, Dr. Lesley Ott, Michael Mann, and Jeremy Jackson) @ Carnegie Inst
Before the Flood
Winner of the 2017 Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy
If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace,...
2017_DC_Dead_Donkeys_17062942Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas" @ Landmark E Street Cinema
Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas
DC Premiere
(Sweden/Germany/Finland, 2017, 80 min.) Around the globe, there is a massive commercial rush for farmland – the new green gold. One of the most profitable new spots for farming is Ethiopia. Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas investigates land grabbing and its impact on...
2017_DC_Flint_17031862Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Flint: A Work-In-Progress" w/Anthony Baxter, Talia Buford, Nayyirah Shariff; and Anurag Mantha @ Carnegie Inst
Flint: A Work-In-Progress
A work-in-progress screening by one of the UK’s leading documentary filmmakers Environmental Film Festival alum Anthony Baxter (A Dangerous Game, You’ve Been Trumped) will show exclusive footage taken for his upcoming film Flint (UK/USA 2017), collected during more than two...
2017_DC_From_Ashes_17082433Env Film Festival (2017) -- "From the Ashes" (w/Sidney Beaumont, Mary Anne Hitt and Steven Mufson) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
From the Ashes (2017, USA, 82 min) captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on...
2017_DC_Happening_170325116Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Happening: A Work-in-Progress" (w/Jamie Redford, Jill Tidman, and Ray Mabus) @ Carnegie Inst
Happening: A Work-in-Progress
Thanks to the Reva and David Logan Foundation for its support of this evening.
Filmmaker Jamie Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier. Unlikely...
2017_DC_LostCityZ2_17032372Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Lost City of Z" (w/James Gray) -- Presentation and Q&A @ Natl Geographic Society
The Lost City of Z
Winner of the William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award! Special Advance Screening.
Based on David Grann’s best-selling book of the same name, The Lost City of Z is the true-life drama which centers on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a...
2017_DC_LostCityZ_17032362Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Lost City of Z" (w/James Gray) -- Rehearsal and pre-reception @ Natl Geographic Society
The Lost City of Z
Winner of the William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award! Special Advance Screening.
Based on David Grann’s best-selling book of the same name, The Lost City of Z is the true-life drama which centers on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a...
2017_DC_Naledi_17032642Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale" (w/Geoff Luck) @ Carnegie Inst
Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale
Naledi tells the true story of a baby elephant born into a rescue camp in the Botswana wilderness. When she’s suddenly orphaned at one month, the keepers and scientist looking after the herd become tireless surrogate mothers to keep her alive. Camp scientist Mike Chase...
2016_DC_Not_Without_16081839Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Not Without Us" (w/Mark Decena) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
Not Without Us
Follows seven grassroots activists from around the world as they head to Paris for the 21st session of United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21).
Discussion with director Mark Decena will follow the screening.
2017_DC_Poisoned_River_17032440Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Poisoned River" (w/Michelle Latimer) @ Carnegie Inst
RISE: Poisoned River
Thanks to the Reva and David Logan Foundation for its support of this evening.
Rise is a Viceland Series, which examines indigenous life in the modern age and gives viewers a rare glimpse into the front line of indigenous-led resistance. Brazil’s Krenak People struggle to survive...
2017_DC_Sacred_Water_17032459Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Sacred Water: Standing Rock" (w/Michelle Latimer and Caro Gonzales) @ Carnegie Inst
Sacred Water: Standing Rock
Thanks to the Reva and David Logan Foundation for its support of this evening.
Part of RISE: A VICELAND Series.
VICELAND’S RISE heads to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to meet the Lakota and Dakota youth joining forces to protect their sacred water from the ‘black...
2017_DC_Sea_Of_Hope_170315122Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Sea of Hope" (w/Robert Nixon, Sylvia Earle, Max Kennedy, and Rob Edwards) @ Carnegie Inst
Sea of Hope: America's Underwater Treasures
Thanks to the Reva and David Logan Foundation for its support of this evening.
SEA OF HOPE: AMERICA’S UNDERWATER TREASURES follows iconic ocean explorer and conservationist Dr. Sylvia Earle, renowned underwater National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry,...
2017_DC_Seasons_170326155Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Seasons" (w/Jacques Perrin and Jacque Cluzaud) @ Carnegie Inst
Seasons
Winner of the Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film
Presented in partnership with the Embassy of France.
After traveling the world alongside migrating birds (Winged Migration) and diving the oceans with whales and manta rays (Oceans), Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to more...
2017_DC_Consequences_170321106Env Film Festival (2017) -- "The Age of Consequences" (w/Jared P. Scott, Sophie Robinson, Sharon Burke, and Sherri Goodman) @ Carnegie Inst
The Age of Consequences
Presented in partnership with Bank of America.
The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, The Age of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability....
2017_DC_Last_Pig_17032685Env Film Festival (2017) -- "The Last Pig" (w/Allison Argo) @ Carnegie Inst
The Last Pig
Special Advance Screening
The Last Pig is a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. For over a decade, Bob Comis has provided a humane—even idyllic—life for the pigs he farms. But as he cares for the pigs, he develops a respect that begins to...
2016_DC_Unlocking_16083143Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Unlocking the Cage" (w/Natalie Prosin and Monica Miller) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
Unlocking the Cage
Follows a legal team as they build an unprecedented court case to advance animal rights through the writ of habeas corpus.
Discussion with film subjects Natalie Prosin and Monica Miller will follow the screening.
The moderator for the event was Maryanne Culpepper, executive...
2017_DC_Water_Power_170314138Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Water & Power: A California Heist" (w/Adam Keats) @ Natl Geographic Society
Water & Power: A California Heist
Water & Power takes a look at the incredible drought that has gripped the valley’s of California for years. While the barons of the water profit from the scarce commodity, every-day folk, small communities, and family farmers struggle every day in a state of crisis....
2018_DC_EFF_Benefit_180205191Env Film Festival (2018) -- Benefit Gala honoring Dr. Sylvia Earle @ Embassy of France in the US
Environmental Film Festival In The Nation's Capital invites you to attend the Benefit Gala.
This annual event raises critical funds for the upcoming Festival in Washington, DC from March 15-25, 2018.
Honoring Dr. Sylvia Earle as DCEFF’s Environmental Champion for her extraordinary work in ocean...
2018_DC_Moe_1803226Env Film Festival (2018) -- Eric Moe Award Winner -- "Water Warriors" wMichael Premo @ Tabard Inn
WATER WARRIORS
Winner: Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability
Water Warriors is the story of a community’s successful fight against the oil and natural gas industry in New Brunswick, Canada, A multicultural group of unlikely warriors set up a series of road blockades, sometimes on fire,...
2018_DC_EFF_Filmmakers_180318108Env Film Festival (2018) -- Festival Filmmakers Reception @ Jefferson Hotel
Some of the filmmakers who were present included: Ashley Bell ("Love & Bananas"), David Schumacher ("The New Fire"), Eric Balaz ("Tatra Mountains -- Life on the Edge"), Kate Brooks ("The Last Animals"), Ilana Lapid and Kristi Drexler ("Yochi"), Peter Byck ("Earth Optimism Shorts; Soil Carbon...
2018_DC_EFF_Tesla25Env Film Festival (2018) -- Tesla cars exhibited @ Jefferson Hotel
2018_DC_EFF_VR_201815Env Film Festival (2018) -- Virtual Reality @ Carnegie Inst and @ Natl Geographic Society
2018_DC_Tatra_18031864Env Film Festival (2018) -- "Tatra Mountains: Life on the Edge" (w/Erik Balaz; Peter Lim and Tereza Gemeranova) @ Carnegie Inst
Tatra Mountains: Life on the Edge
Co-Presented in partnership with EKOTOP Film Festival and with the support of the Trust for Mutual Understanding.
The Tatra mountain range looms high above the clouds like an island – the smallest high mountain group on earth. A unique environment with unique...
2018_DC_Last_Animals_18031597Env Film Festival (2018) -- "The Last Animals" -- Program @ Natl Geographic Society
The Last Animals
Presented by the Reva and David Logan Foundation.
The Last Animals follows the conservationists, scientists, and activists battling poachers and criminal networks to save elephants and rhinos from the edge of extinction.
Director: Kate Brooks
(US/UK, 2017, 92 min.) DC...
2018_DC_Last_AnimalsR_180315172Env Film Festival (2018) -- "The Last Animals" -- Receptions and Preparation @ Natl Geographic Society
The Last Animals
Presented by the Reva and David Logan Foundation.
The Last Animals follows the conservationists, scientists, and activists battling poachers and criminal networks to save elephants and rhinos from the edge of extinction.
Director: Kate Brooks
(US/UK, 2017, 92 min.) DC...
2018_DC_UntamedR_18031869Env Film Festival (2018) -- "Untamed Romania" Reception (w/ Tom Barton Humphreys; Sarah Titcombe, and Paul Lister) @ Carnegie Inst
Untamed Romania
A feature-length film celebrates Romania’s astounding natural beauty and sheer diversity of wild animals. Vast mountains, ancient forests and expansive wetlands provide undisturbed habitats to many of the continent’s iconic creatures.
Q&A – Tom Barton Humphreys (Director); Sarah...
2018_DC_WastedR_18031751Env Film Festival (2018) -- "Wasted!" Reception @ Carnegie Inst
"WASTED!"
Every year 80% of the world’s water, 40% of the world’s land, and 10% of the world’s energy is dedicated to growing the food we eat, yet in the same year 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown out. Narrated by Anthony Bourdain, WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste, how it's directly...
2018_DC_Wasted_180317105Env Film Festival (2018) -- "Wasted!" (w/Anna Chai, Tim Ma, Asha Carter, Jeremy Brosowsky, and Tim Carman) @ Carnegie Inst
"WASTED!"
Every year 80% of the world’s water, 40% of the world’s land, and 10% of the world’s energy is dedicated to growing the food we eat, yet in the same year 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown out. Narrated by Anthony Bourdain, WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste, how it's directly...
2018_DC_Yochi_18031836Env Film Festival (2018) -- "Yochi" (part of Shorts Program 5) (w/Kristi Drexler; Ilana Lapid; H.E. Francisco Daniel Gutierez) @ Carnegie Inst
Yochi
Showing as part of Shorts Program 5.
Yochi, a 9-year-old selectively mute Mayan boy, guards a nest of endangered Yellow-Headed Parrots in Belize’s pine savannah. When his beloved older brother, Itza, returns from the city, Yochi learns that he’s in debt and has turned to poaching – setting the...
2019_03_21A1_Moe240Env Film Festival (2019) -- Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award Finalists and Winner "Lost World" (w/Kalyanee Mam) and "Treeline" (w/Darrell Hartman and Annie Bush) @ Natl Geographic Society
Shorts program featuring the Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability Winner and finalists:

Lost World (Winner)
As Singapore dredges sand out from beneath Cambodia's mangrove forests, the threat of erasure looms over an ecosystem, a communal way of life, and one woman's relationship to her... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_17B_EFF_Filmmakers68Env Film Festival (2019) -- Festival Filmmakers Reception @ Jefferson Hotel (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_22A1_Anthropocene164Env Film Festival (2019) -- "Anthropocene: The Human Epoch" (w/Jennifer Baichwal & Nicholas de Pencier) @ Natl Geographic Society
Environmental Film Festival: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
by Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Winner of the Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film
D.C. Premiere
The filmmakers take us on a worldwide tour encompassing concrete seawalls in China, which now cover 60 percent of the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_20A1_Bears_Ears227Env Film Festival (2019) -- "Bears Ears National Monument (VR Event)" (w/Aaron Huey) @ Natl Geographic Society
Bears Ears National Monument (VR Event)
Take a special, one-of-a-kind virtual reality tour of Bears Ears National Monument with National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey, who’s using cutting-edge technology to capture its beauty and significance to the indigenous people who consider it sacred.
Bears... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_15F1_Confluence174Env Film Festival (2019) -- "Confluence" (w/Amy Marquis, Darren Durlach, and The Infamous Flapjack Affair) @ Carnegie Inst
Confluence
Presented by the Reva and David Logan Foundation
The Colorado River has carved a deep imprint both on the physical landscape and on the lives of he people who rely on it. This film follows an up-and-coming indie folk band as they traverse and document this endangered river system in the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_23E_Ghost_Fleet68Env Film Festival (2019) -- "Ghost Fleet" (w/Jon Bowermaster and Brady Pinero Walkinshaw) @ Natl Geographic Society
Ghost Fleet
Presented by the Reva & David Logan Foundation
Follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the world’s insatiable appetite for seafood. Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai... (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_Canyon_1903167Env Film Festival (2019) -- "Into the Canyon" (w/Amanda Pollak, Tyler Walk, and Sadie Quarrier) @ Natl Geographic Society
INTO THE CANYON
D.C. Premiere
In 2016, filmmaker/photographer Peter McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. More people have stood on the moon than have accomplished this task. Their quest was more than just an endurance...
2019_03_23G1_Sharkwater250Env Film Festival (2019) -- "Sharkwater Extinction" (w/Sandy and Brian Stewart, Brock Cahill, and Kathryn Kullberg) @ Natl Georgraphic Society
Environmental Film Festival: (Closing Night) Sharkwater Extinction
*Shared Earth Foundation Award for Advocacy Winner
D.C. Premiere
This thrilling, inspiring, and action-packed journey follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_17A1_Human_Element164Env Film Festival (2019) -- "The Human Element" (w/Matthew Testa, Jesse Meisenhelter, Rafe Pomerance, and Heidi Nel) @ Carnegie Inst
The Human Element
Presented by the Hollomon Price Foundation
Renowned photographer James Balog (Chasing Ice) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements — air, earth, fire, and water — to frame his journey,... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_14E1_River_Wall198Env Film Festival (2019) -- "The River and the Wall" (w/Ben Masters, Howard Buffett, and Juliet Eilperin) @ Natl Geographic Sociey
OPENING NIGHT: Presented by the Reva & David Logan Foundation
D.C. Premiere
Follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands. They travel 1,200 miles, from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico, on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. Realizing the urgency of... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_16F1_When_Lambs163Env Film Festival (2019) -- "When Lambs Become Lions" (w/Jon Kasbe) @ Natl Geographic Society
WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS
*William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award Winner
D.C. Premiere
In a Kenyan town bordering wildlife conservation land, a small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger... (Partially reviewed)


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
KeyImgsShort Description
2019_08_12_Straczynski117Politics & Prose -- J. Michael Straczynski ("Becoming Superman")
J. Michael Straczynski - Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood Straczynski is best known as the creator of the Babylon 5 and Sense8 TV shows, but his amazing four-decade career also encompasses screenwriting—Changeling, Thor, and World War Z—writing for several D.C. and Marvel Comi... (Partially reviewed)
2019_09_04E1_Munroe132Politics & Prose -- Randall Munroe ("How To")
Randall Munroe - How To — in conversation with Alexandra Petri at Sidwell Friends Randall Munroe, the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer, brings readers a way to better understand the science and technology behind... (Partially reviewed)
2019_09_12D2_Johnston154DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Opening Reception for "For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston"
The Canadian Embassy invites you to the opening recepiton of For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston. The artists will be in attendance. Introductory remarks were made by Denis Chouinard (Counsellor, Public Affairs, Embassy of Canada) and ???. Folks in the audience included Martha Ke... (Partially reviewed)
2019_08_02C2_Touchstone_AmerIsO152DC -- Touchstone Gallery -- Opening Reception: America Is...
AMERICA IS ... Artists Explore, Ask and Answer: What is America today? National Juried Show On display: August 2 – 29, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 6 - 8:30 pm Hors d'oeuvres by Occasions Caterers Gourmet Frozen Desserts by Moorenko's Ice Cream Program: 7pm - jurors remarks, 7:15pm - c... (Partially reviewed)
2019_09_09A1_Bushnell92Politics & Prose -- Candace Bushnell ("Is There Still Sex in the City?") w/Barrie Hardymon
Candace Bushnell - Is There Still Sex in the City? — in conversation with Barrie Hardymon Bushnell’s 1996 Sex and the City launched the hit HBO series and revolutionized attitudes to sex and dating. In her new book she continues her sharp and funny exploration of relationships by following the adven... (Partially reviewed)


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