Author Archives: Saaret Yoseph

Watch Now, Watch Local: Why Community Stories Matter

Our friends at Film and Video Studies at George Mason University share a couple local favorites from past festivals.

The “local” tag included in the Environmental Film Festival’s #WATCHNOW collection provides viewers with an opportunity to explore regional storytelling, right here in the DC-metro…

#WatchNow: Top 5 Documentaries of All Time

Nonfiction film-lovers, look no further! Here’s a list of the best green docs to stream online.

When you take a look at all the great documentaries available on EFF’s #WATCHNOW collection, it’s not hard to see that we’re living in a…

#WatchNow: EFF Staff Picks Animal-Friendly Films

In honor of World Animal Day, here’s a roundup of some of our favorite animal films, all available for streaming.

 

Did you know that today, October 4th, marks World Animal Day? The international day of awareness is dedicated to raising the “status of animals in order…

Notes from a Nerd Out: Animation and the Art of Storytelling

DCEFF’s Director of Online Communications and Engagement attended an After Hours screening and discussion, hosted as part of Washington Ideas. Here’s what happened.

  People are often surprised when I tell them the kind of films that we show at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.…

#WatchNow: 2017 Award Winner ‘Lost City of Z’ Available on Amazon Video

Ignite your spirit of adventure and reverence for the natural world with the winner of the 2017 William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award.

  Travel and exploration is at the heart of any good adventure story — especially, an award winner. Director James Gray‘s The Lost City of Z (pictured above) is…

‘Okja’ Screening at Washington Ideas

This Wednesday, September 27, experience a “sublime tale of the value of humanity.”

This, Wednesday, September 27 at 6:00pm Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street, NW, Washington, DC   The Atlantic‘s David Sims describes Okja as a “sublime tale of…

EFF Wins Mayor’s Award for Arts!!

On September 14th, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Commission on the Arts honored EFF with the Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Creative Industries.

  Twenty-five years ago EFF founder Flo Stone had a vision for a film festival that would celebrate our planet and inspire people to protect…

Hurricane Harvey is a Climate Change Disaster. Here’s How You Can Help …

Ways to learn more, get involved and support relief efforts on the ground.

  For those of us watching Hurricane Harvey from the sidelines, the feeling of helplessness is as palpable as our sense of urgency. Meteorologist Eric…

September Filmmaking Workshops: How to Unleash Your Inner Spielberg

Looking to break into the filmmaking industry? Check out these workshops hosted by our friends at the DC Shorts Film Festival.

  Looking to get your feet wet in filmmaking? Perfect timing! Next month, on September 8th and 15th, the DC Shorts Film Festival will be presenting seminars…

Sierra Club’s Mary Anne Hitt: Why Moving Beyond Coal is a Matter of Life & Death

This Thursday, Aug 24 at E Street Cinema, EFF will be screening the gripping new documentary From the Ashes about America’s “war on coal.” Here’s your chance to bone up on the issues, before the event.

  Signature Screening Alert! This Thursday night EFF will be screening the gripping new documentary From the Ashes, fresh off the heels of its world premiere…

FYI, Californians Didn’t Invent Surfing: A Look at the True Origins of Surf Culture

Our friends at KCET and Link TV explain the indigenous roots of surf history and the context of imperialism in pop culture perceptions.

  Picture a surfer on a sandy beach and it’s likely that a sandy-haired Californian comes to mind. But this wasn’t always the case. First,…

Director Jon Bowermaster Captures the Changing Tides of Man and Sea

The DCEFF alum behind SoLa and The Hudson: A River at Risk reflects on nearly two decades of ocean exploration.

  It’s #FilmmakerFriday! And today we’re checking in with DCEFF alum Jon Bowermaster, writer, filmmaker and adventurer extraordinaire. Bowermaster has written a dozen books and…