#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 a prime example.

The film is based on David Grann’s best-selling book of the same name, a true-life drama which centers on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

For those that missed it on the big screen, during the 2017 Festival, here’s your chance to see why it won the 2017 William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award.

It’s currently available on Amazon Video.


Established in memory of William Warner by the Warner/Kaempfer family for the 2015 festival, the William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award recognizes a film that reflects a spirit of reverence for the natural world.

The award includes a $10,000 cash prize. Previous winners include DCEFF 2016’s Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry (directed by Laura Dunn; formerly The Seerand director George Butler‘s Tiger Tiger, the first film to earn the award.

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