2017 Award Winners

Established for the 2014 Festival, the Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy recognizes a film that best inspires advocacy in response to a compelling environmental challenge. The award includes a $10,000 cash prize.

 

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Before the Flood

(USA, 2016, 96 min.)

Directed by Fisher Stevens.

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Established by the Warner/Kaempfer family for the 2015 Festival in memory of William W. Warner, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Beautiful Swimmers, a study of crabs and watermen in the Chesapeake Bay, the William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award recognizes a film that reflects a spirit of reverence for the natural world. The award includes a $10,000 cash prize.

 

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The Lost City of Z

(USA, 2017, 142 min.)

Directed by James Gray.

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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, the Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability recognizes an innovative short film that best captures efforts to balance the needs of humans and nature. The award includes a $5,000 cash prize.

 

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Kokota

(Canada/Tanzania, 2016, 79 min.)

Directed by Craig Norris.

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Established in 2010 by Joseph Krakora in memory of his wife Polly Krakora, a member of the DCEFF Advisory Council, the Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film recognizes artistic achievement, craftsmanship, and cinematography in an environmental film. The award includes a $5,000 cash prize.

 

Les Dombes

Seasons

(France, 2015, 95 min.)

Directed by Jacques Cluzaud and Jacques Perrin.

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