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…

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…

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…

Q&A: Female Filmmakers Spotlight

Directors Dana Romanoff, Jenny Nichols and Briget Besaw reflect on their films with Flo Dwek of WIFV.

Filmmaker Dana Romanoff on ‘Canyon Song’ An obvious takeaway is the beauty of Canyon de Chelly and its appeal, drawing even more visitors. But it is…

#DCEFF25 Youth Film Award Finalists

Top 10 #envirofilm submissions by young Washingtonians.

99 CENTS (1 min) Miles Tiller, 13; Lucien Anderson, 13; Ketan Mampara, 13, Washington Latin Public Charter School (Ward 6)   CITY’S END (1:09 min)…

WATCH: Young DC Envirofilm-makers in Action

A sample of films submitted for our #DCEFF25 Digital Shorts Competition.

DC There sure is some amazing talent coming out of the nation’s capital! Last Friday, Jan. 27 marked the end of the #DCEFF25 Digital Shorts Competition. Funded…

DCEFF Board Member Will Be Honored By James Beard Foundation

Restaurateur Nora Pouillon will receive Lifetime Achievement Award in May.

Beard Foundation Will Honor Restaurant Nora Founder and DCEFF Board Member Nora Pouillon  Pouillon opened her Dupont Circle restaurant in 1979. Twenty years later, it…

It’s Your Neighborhood, Tell Your Story

A helpful resource for young visual storytellers.

  Helpful Tips for Young Storytellers [DC TEENS: SHARE YOUR STORY WITH @dcenvirofilm TO WIN A $1000 CASH PRIZE!] While just turning up and exploring an area…

This #GivingTuesday, Support Films for the Planet!

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#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. Be a part of the movement! Consider making a generous donation to the Environmental Film Festival. You can give…

Sam Sheline: Dispatches from the Festival Circuit

The DCEFF alum offers updates on his short films Harbinger, Add One Back and When Mickey Came to Town.

Sam Sheline’s short film Harbinger about the extinction of Panama’s national animal, the golden frog, premiered at DCEFF 2016. “Things have been busy since the 2016…

Graham Townsley: Confessions of an Environmental Filmmaker

As threats to the environment increase and become ever more apocalyptic, many people just ignore them along with the environmental films raising the alarm. They roll over and go back to sleep. I used to be one of them.

This speech was delivered by filmmaker Graham Townsley on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Environmental Film Festival’s annual benefit luncheon, which took place at…