Best of the 2017 Festival

Festival staff and envirofilm fans share their favorite moments from DCEFF25.

Last month was filled with 13 days of outstanding environmental films and engaging discussions. Our 25th Anniversary Festival took place March 14-26, 2017. at nearly 40 venues in and around Washington, DC, from museums to embassies to an IMAX theater.

Here’s a fond look back at DCEFF25 with favorite moments provided by Festival staff and #envirofilm fans, alike.

Be sure to share your Festival highlights with @dcenvirofilm on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter, using the hashtag #DCEFF25.






Festival Guide out in Washington Post Express for the first time!




50,000 copies distributed across DC, Maryland and Virginia!




Opening Night Event – Water & Power screening and discussion at National Geographic



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Remembering the pioneering efforts of Rachel Carson at the National Portrait Gallery



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Sold out screenings galore! Full house for A Plastic Ocean at National Academy of Sciences, 100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice at the National Museum of the American Indian and Planet Earth II: Cities, among many other 2017 screenings and events …




Riveting discussion between Kivalina filmmaker, Gina Abatemarco, and Lorie Mertes, Director of Public Programs at the National Museum of Women in the Arts



Flint: A Work in Progress film, followed by an engaging panel discussion with (r to l) filmmaker Anthony Baxter, Virginia Tech research student Anurag Mantha and Flint resident Nayyirah Shariff, moderated by environment reporter Talia Buford.




25th Anniversary Festival + 25th Anniversary of Daughters of the Dust: The screening of the newly remastered classic was followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Julie Dash; the second in a three-film series at the National Museum of African American History & Culture



Super volunteers decked in green, spread smiles at Carnegie, Nat Geo and E Street Cinema – our Festival wouldn’t be possible each year without them!


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Closing Night – Jacques Perrin and his French film crew (Antoine de Cazotte and Olli Barbe) get a virtual reality experience at Carnegie Institution for Science, courtesy of Conservation International


Follow @dcenvirofilm on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter for more Festival highlights and updates. Use the hashtag #DCEFF25 to share your favorite moments from 2017 Festival.


Photo Credit: Bruce Guthrie