2024 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.

2024 Winner

The Night Visitors

(US, 2023, 72mins)

The Night Visitors is a movie about moths. While the film closely considers these underknown creatures as orgranisms, its engagement with them is not primarily entomological. Instead, it looks at moths as aesthetic beings and as carriers of meaning, aiming for a deep encounter with the beauty and incommensurability of the profoundly other.

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