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.

2022 Winner

Fire of Love

Director: Sara Dosa (US, 2021, 93mins)

2022 Opening Night Selection and the Inaugural Winner of the Flo Stone & Roger D. Stone Award for Outstanding Artistry in Filmmaking


Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions, documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic explosion, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world. Director Sara Dosa and the filmmaking team fashion a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Kraffts’ spectacular archive. Fire of Love tells a story of primordial creation & destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love.


Bonus Content: IndieWire's Anne Thompson interviews Fire of Love director Sara Dosa and producers Ina Fichman and Shane Boris