The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films. Since 1993 our mission has been to celebrate Earth and inspire understanding and stewardship of the environment through the power of film.
Each March in Washington DC, we present 100+ films to audiences throughout the city. Filmmaker and topical discussions are an important part of our events which happen at museums, embassies, libraries, universities and local theaters throughout the city. We also present a year-round screening series and community events.
Many of our screenings are free, and our Washington, DC location offers the unique opportunity for films and filmmakers to reach national and international lawmakers and decision-makers. Our impact continues to grow both in DC and beyond.
We are the largest green film festival in the world; the longest-running in the United States.
DCEFF is a proud recipient of the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Creative Industries from the DC Commission on the Arts and Mayor Muriel Bowser. In 2019, DCEFF was also named D.C.’s Best Film Festival by the readers of Washington City Paper.