William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award

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


 

2017 Winner

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 The Lost City of Z

(USA, 2017, 142 min.)

Directed by James Gray.

Read more about this film here.

2016 Winner

 

The Seer

 

The Seer

(USA, 2016, 76 min)

Directed by Laura Dunn

 

 

 

 

2015 Winner

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Tiger Tiger

(USA, 2015, 90 min.)

Directed by George Butler.


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Washington, DC Premiere

Award Presentation