EFF Announces 2015 Award Winners

William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award

WINNER: TIGER TIGER
(USA, 2015, 90 min.)
Washington, DC Premiere 

Spotlighting the tiger as the most charismatic animal on earth, this adventure-conservation film enters the realm of the Royal Bengal Tiger in the Sundarbans on the border of India and Bangladesh. Director George Butler will receive this $10,000 cash prize on March 26 at the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy

WINNER: RACING EXTINCTION
(USA, 2015, 90 min.)
Washington, DC Premiere

Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) bears witness to mankind’s role in precipitating mass extinction of earth’s species with this urgent, affirming call to action to stem the tide before it’s too late.  Mr. Psihoyos will accept this $10,000 award on March 29 at the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Polly Krakora Award For Artistry in Film

WINNER: MONSOON
(Canada, 2014, 108 min.)
Washington, DC Premiere

This visually stunning meditation on the annual rains that descend upon India explores their alternately disastrous and beneficial impact on Indian society, economy, agriculture and individual lives. The $2,500 award will be presented to director Sturla Gunnarsson on March 27 at the National Museum of Natural History.

Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award (previously announced)

WINNER: SILENT RIVER
(USA, 2014, 25 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere

This documentary follows a young woman and her family as they defy death threats to try to save one of the most polluted rivers in Mexico.  Directors Steve Fisher and Jason Jaacks will receive this $5,000 award on March 19 at the National Geographic Society.

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