The 27th Environmental Film Festival

March 14 – 24, 2019

On Thursday, March 14, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital returns for another eleven days of screenings throughout the D.C. metro area. Screenings will take place at over 25 venues, including Smithsonian museums, E Street Cinema, Carnegie Institution for Science and more!


In addition, we are proud to announce that National Geographic — a longtime supporter of the Festival — will be a 2019 presenting sponsor and will serve as the Main Stage this year. Together, we will bring you films and important voices on today’s most pressing environmental issues. We hope you will join us.


Tickets for select programs at National Geographic are on sale today! See the full list below. Click on the link to buy tickets and for more details. Tickets to all other programs will be available to make reservations for or to purchase in the coming weeks. A full list of 2019 sponsors will also soon be available.



Thursday, March 14

The River and the Wall: Opening Night Special Presentation + Reception, 7:00 pm


Friday, March 15

Hostile Planet, 7:00 pm


Saturday, March 16

Science Fair, 2:00 pm

Into the Canyon, 4:00 pm

When Lions Become Lambs, 7 pm  (Winner, William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award)


Sunday, March 17

The Dawn Wall, 2:00 pm

Return to Mount Kennedy, 4:00 pm

Grit, 7:00 pm


Monday, March 18

Free Solo, 7:00 pm


Tuesday, March 19

Paris to Pittsburgh, 7:00 pm


Wednesday, March 20

Bears Ears National Monument: VR Event, 7:00 pm


Thursday, March 21

NatGeo Nights, 5:30 pm

Eric Moe Award Shorts Program, 7:00 pm  (Feat. Eric Moe Award Winner Lost World)


Friday, March 22

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, 7:oo pm  (Winner, Krakora Award for Artistry in Film)


Saturday, March 23

Exploring the Real World of Virtual Reality, 1:00 pm

Ghost Fleet, 4:00 pm

Sharkwater Extinction: Closing Night Special Presentation + Reception, 7:00 pm  (Winner, Shared Earth Foundation Award for Advocacy)