Stone Award (Black)

The Flo Stone & Roger D. Stone Award

For Outstanding Artistry in Filmmaking

With generous support from the Farvue Foundation and Wallace Genetic Foundation, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is pleased to present the Flo Stone and Roger D. Stone Award for Outstanding Artistry in Filmmaking. The purpose of this award is to honor DCEFF Founder Flo Stone, as well as both Flo and Roger's enthusiasm and passion for originality and innovation in filmmaking and to support an emerging filmmaker in career advancement. This award comes with a $25,000 prize to the winner.

2023 Winner

Geographies of Solitude

Director: Jacquelyn Mills (CA, 2022, 113mins)

An immersion into the rich ecosystem of Sable Island, a remote sliver of land in the Northwest Atlantic, the film follows Zoe Lucas, a naturalist and environmentalist who has lived there for over 40 years collecting, cleaning and documenting marine litter that persistently washes up on the island's shores. Shot on 16mm and created using eco-friendly filmmaking techniques, Geographies of Solitude is a playful and reverent collaboration with the natural world filled with arresting images and made with an activist spirit.

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