Festival Year: 2023, 2020, 2019, 2016

Sandy Cannon-Brown

Roles: Producer, Writer

Sandy Cannon-Brown, founder (1985) and president (1985-present) of VideoTakes, Inc., is an award-winning environmental filmmaker whose work has taken her to Central and South America, West Africa, the Northern Great Plains of Montana, and the Everglades. A dozen of her feature and short films have been official selections of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital over the past 15 years. She was an associate director for the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University, honored as CEF’s first senior scholar in 2013 and named AU’s adjunct professor of the year in 2011. Among her many honors, Women In Film & Video DC honored Cannon-Brown as a Woman of Vision in 1998. She served as WIFV’s president 2011-12. She recently moved from Maryland to Martha’s Vineyard, but remains VP of the Chesapeake Film Festival and a producer and editor of the films created by the team of Horton, Harp and Cannon-Brown.


Festival Year: 2023, 2020, 2019, 2016


Water’s Way: Thinking Like a Watershed

(US, 2021, 45min)

Nassawango Legacy

(US, 2019, 15min)

A Voice for the Rivers

(US, 2019, 30min)

An Island Out of Time

(US, 2018, 25min)

High Tide in Dorchester

(US, 2017, 57min)

Beautiful Swimmers Revisited

(US, 2016, 57min)

Green Roofs: Riversmart Rooftops

(US, 2015, 27min)