DCEFF30

March 17th-27th, 2022

DCEFF has been the premier Festival showcase of environmental films since 1993. Each March in Washington, DC, we bring the world’s largest green film festival to massive in-person audiences. For DCEFF30, we doubled down on our mission to inspire and inform – extending our reach beyond DC to the entire world, with our all-virtual Festival and the ever-growing catalog of free environmental films streaming on our Watch Now page. We thank you for joining us for DCEFF30 – a celebration of our rich heritage that spans more than three decades, while embracing our future and working towards a more sustainable, equitable and collaborative tomorrow.

“At a time when global tensions are increasingly taut and agenda-setting governing bodies manipulate our fear and anxiety, the Environmental Film Festival doesn’t take a scared-straight approach to sharing its message. It instead aims to inspire.”
–The Washington City Paper

Upcoming Events

Aug 18
Sep 22
After Antarctica Still

After Antarctica

September 22nd, 12:00 pm - September 25th, 11:30 pm
Oct 13
Forest for the Trees still

Forest for the Trees

October 13th, 12:00 pm - October 16th, 11:30 pm
Nov 17
Fruits of labor still

Fruits of Labor

November 17th, 12:00 pm - November 20th, 11:30 pm

Film Awards

DCEFF is proud to honor the most crucial, innovative and inspiring environmental films of the year with our yearly Film Awards. Click to see all award winning films.

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Our Donors

DCEFF’s donors make our mission possible. Their support has enabled us to continually expand our offerings and reach more people than ever before.

$100,000+

  • DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
  • Farvue Foundation
  • Shared Earth Foundation

$50,000+

  • Wallace Genetic Foundation

$25,000+

  • Jane Watson Stetson and E. William Stetson, III

$15,000+

  • Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation
  • Elva and Lawrence O'Brien Family Trust
  • Hollomon Price Foundation
  • Kaempfer Family Fund
  • Josie Merck
  • Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
  • Prince Charitable Trusts

$10,000+

  • Grace Jones Richardson Trust
  • Kristina and William Catto Foundation
  • Robert and Margaret McNamara Foundation
  • Smith Richardson Foundation
  • Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU)

$5,000+

  • American University School of Communication
  • Harriett Crosby
  • Diane and Norman Bernstein Foundation
  • The Honorable Diana Lady Dougan
  • Ecoprint, Inc.
  • Eventive
  • Aileen T. Geddes
  • Julia and Richard Moe
  • Nora Roberts Foundation
  • Park Foundation

$2,500+

  • Erin and Derek Arrison
  • DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment (OCTFME)
  • Nancy R. Dodge
  • Donna and Joseph Head
  • Lynne and Joe Horning
  • Sherrill Houghton
  • Peggy Parsons
  • Roger Platt
  • Sally S. and Decatur H. Miller Private Foundation
  • Van Metre Family Foundation
  • Susan Vitka
  • Gwyn Whittaker, GreenFare Organic Cafe

$1,000+

  • Jessie Brinkley and Bruce Bunting
  • Caroline Alexander Forgason
  • Golden Rule Foundation
  • Barbara L. Franklin
  • Cooby Greenway
  • Marion Guggenheim
  • Anita Herrick
  • Edina Jennison
  • Katherine Silverthorne and David Lashway
  • Annie and Paul Mahon
  • Joan Murray
  • George Muser
  • Georgia and John Nassikas
  • Susan Rappaport
  • Kristin Rechberger
  • Susan and David Rockefeller, Jr.
  • The Rounds
  • Flo Stone
  • Helen Strong
  • Jill and John Walsh
  • Dorothy Woodcock

$500+

  • David Baumunk
  • Wendy Benchley and John Jeppson
  • Christine Berg and Cyril Draffin
  • Susan and Dixon Butler
  • Mary Ann Casey
  • Linda Likar and Robert Clement-Jones
  • Mathilda Cox
  • Silvia and Carl Hausmann
  • Jennifer Johnson
  • Anne Keiser
  • Kathleen Mikitin
  • Wendy B. Morgan
  • Paul Murray
  • Louisa Newlin
  • Gail Ostergaard
  • Margaret Pastor
  • Deborah Rothberg
  • Elizabeth Shober
  • Gene M. Smith
  • Frederica and George Valanos
  • Elsie Walker
  • Mary Kim Warren
  • Anne Hatfield Weir

$250+

  • Angel Braestrup
  • Shelley Cohen
  • Susan Craig
  • Don and Kae Dakin
  • Deanna Dawson
  • Leslie and Philip Downey
  • Margot Paul Ernst
  • Laura Faul
  • Juliet Campbell Folger
  • Wendy and William Garner
  • Jonathan Green, Yale-China Association
  • Bruce Guthrie
  • Gail and John Hanson
  • Elsa Haubold and Tony Tripp
  • Kim Hirose
  • Jennifer Lebre
  • Nalini Mani
  • Stefanie Mathew
  • Alicia McCartney
  • Helen McNeill
  • Sally Brooks and William Meadows
  • Theodore and Mary Eugenia Myer
  • Helen and Larry O'Brien
  • Kathleen Sadler
  • Dewitt Sage
  • Anne Sidamon-Eristoff
  • Mary Gabrielle Sprague
  • Maggie Stogner
  • Margaret and John Symington
  • Dorothy Wexler
  • Eric H. White
  • Elsa Williams
  • Karen B. Young

$100+

  • Andrew Athy, Jr.
  • Barbara and Nathaniel Baldwin
  • Currie and Tom Barron
  • Bill Berlin
  • Susan Buswell
  • Greg Caplan
  • Helen Carroll
  • Rives and Dickson Carroll
  • Carol Cavanaugh
  • Margaret Chan
  • Hope Childs
  • Aimee Christensen
  • Andrew Clark
  • David Clark
  • Marianne Comfort
  • Mary Cooper
  • Janet and David Curtis
  • Saurabh Dalal
  • Diane Davidson
  • Sarah Dean
  • William Degraff
  • Janine Despres
  • Claire Dewar
  • Barbara Downs
  • Stephen Ellington
  • Carole Feld and David Levy
  • Katherine Flood
  • Lucy Flood and Kirill Kireyev
  • Elisabeth French
  • James Funkey
  • William G. Gillespie
  • Juliana Grayson
  • Les Guthman
  • Richard Hall
  • Michael Healy
  • Nikki Heidepriem
  • Kristen Hite
  • Edward and Sarnia L. Hoyt
  • Annie Kaempfer
  • Steve Kaffen
  • Sally Lau
  • Lucinda Leach and Jeff Macmillan
  • Gerald Lorentz
  • Dr. Thomas Lovejoy
  • Jane Lucas
  • Heather Macdonald
  • Joseph Marhamati
  • Mary Lynne Martin
  • Bibi and Ahmed Meer
  • Bernard Mercer
  • John Merriam
  • Natasha Metzler
  • Mary Beth Moore
  • Robert Musil
  • Dane Nichols
  • Frances Nozary
  • Vicki Parker
  • Roxanne Paul
  • Rondi Pillette
  • Sandra Plaza
  • Nora Pouillon
  • Nina and Bob Randolph
  • Chris Rich
  • Sylvia Ripley
  • Jacquelyn Rivas
  • Beverley Rivera
  • Berit Robertson
  • Denise Rosplock
  • Sharon Ross
  • Linn Sage
  • Susan Saudek
  • Robert Schackmann
  • Carole Dickert-Scherr and S. Jacob Scherr
  • Monica Schorn
  • David Seidman
  • Martha Sewell
  • Laurel Shanks
  • Elizabeth Shriver
  • Simon and Nancy Sidamon-Eristoff
  • Mark Skinner
  • Michael Snyder
  • Tom Sprehe
  • Bob Lewis, St. Mary's River Watershed Association
  • Gail Staba
  • Deirdre Stancioff
  • Alison and John Steadman
  • Jeffrey K. Stine
  • Patricia Walk
  • Marilyn and Hal Weiner
  • Susan Weltz
  • Mohammed Zaatari
  • Jourdan Arpelle-Ziegler and Henry Steinway Ziegler

$50+

  • Arne Abramowitz
  • Carole Lewis Anderson
  • Kathryn Arion
  • Sue Barb
  • Eleanor Beaton
  • Gail Beaudain
  • Sara Beresford
  • Lisa Bierer-Garrett
  • William Browning
  • Kathleen Burger
  • Marjie Calvert
  • Dede Caughman
  • Gary Chirlin
  • Peter Cohn
  • David De Leon
  • Brad Forder
  • Chrisa Giorgi
  • Grace Guggenheim
  • Staci Hartwell
  • Willard Hillegeist
  • Joanne Jaeger
  • Marian Katz
  • Estee Levine
  • David Levy
  • Mimi McKindley-Ward
  • Louise Meyer
  • Tyrhee Moore
  • Linda and Edward Oaksford
  • Peter O'Brien
  • Sally Oesterling
  • Anne O'Leary
  • Nancy Patterson
  • Linda and Charles Rieger
  • Edgar E. Rivas
  • Marlowe Rogers
  • Corinne Scott
  • Todd Sherbacow
  • Victoria Shorr and John Perkins
  • Whitney Stewart Backlar
  • Wendy Swanson
  • Christine and Don Sylvester
  • Lindsey VanDerlinde
  • Helen Walker
  • Ann Warshauer
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