Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability

Established for the 2014 Festival by Julia and Richard Moe in memory of their son, Eric, to honor his strong interest in film and his commitment to sustainability, the Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability recognizes a short film for its inventive solutions to balancing the needs of humans and nature.  The award includes a $5,000 cash prize.



2020 Winner



weaves together the unheard individual narratives of grassroots organizers in Uniontown, Alabama, as they fight to take the town back from the hands of industrial polluters and complacent politicians in the midst of a high-stakes local election.


DIRECTOR: Fraser Jones

(USA, 2019, 16 min.)




Past Winners


2019. Lost World (USA, 2018, 16 min.), Directed by Kalyanee Mam

2018. Water Warriors, (USA, 2017, 22 min), Directed by Michael Premo

2017. Kokota(Canada/Tanzania, 2016, 29 min), Directed by Craig Norris.

2016. Bluebird Man, (USA, 2014, 28 min), Directed by Matthew Podolosky

2015. Silent River, (USA, 2014, 25 min), Directed by Jason Jaacks and Steve Fisher. Produced by Steve Fisher.

2014. Amazing Grace, (Zambia/South Africa, 2012, 5 min), Directed by Rowan Pybus.