Shared Earth Foundation Award for Advocacy

Established for the 2014 Festival as Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy, The Shared Earth Foundation Award for Advocacy recognizes a film that best inspires advocacy in response to a compelling environmental challenge. The award includes a $10,000 cash prize.

2017 Winner

Before the Flood (1)

Before the Flood

(USA, 2016, 96 min.)

Directed by Fisher Stevens.

Read more about this film here.

2016 Winner


How to Let Go of the World

(And Love All the Things

Climate Can’t Change)

(USA, 2016, 125min)

Directed by Josh Fox


2015 Winner


Racing Extinction

(USA, 2015, 90 min.)

Directed by Louie Psihoyos.

Produced by Oceanic Preservation Society.


Washington, DC Premiere:

Award Presentation & Reception
at the Carnegie Institution for Science


DC Public Schools Screening
at the historic Warner Theater

2014 Winner



(USA, 2014, 94 min.)

Directed by Travis Rummel and Ben Knight.

Produced by Matt Stoecker and Travis Rummel.