Festival Year: 2020, 2018, 2023


Maggie Dewane

Roles: Director, Narrator, Moderator

Maggie Dewane is an environmentalist and communications expert who has traveled to all seven continents to understand climate change, conservation, and how both are impacting people. Through short films, news articles, and poetry she translates climate science to lay audiences to empower them to act.

Currently, Maggie works for the Center for Progressive Reform, a nonprofit think tank driving state and federal policy reform to build a more just society and resilient planet. She has previously worked for the Environmental Investigation Agency, Marine Stewardship Council, U.S. Senate, and White House Council on Environmental Quality.Maggie’s travels have taken her from Antarctica to Cuba, Norway to Cambodia to learn about the environment, volunteer with nonprofits and animal sanctuaries, and share human experience with incredible cultures and communities. She has contributed to the Huffington Post UK and is featured in the outlet’s End of the Earth docu-series on climate change. Her short film on climate change, In Search of the Adelie Penguin, has been featured by three international film festivals, including DCEFF. She co-hosts a wildlife conservation podcast, The Watering Hole. Every summer, she leads a habitat restoration camp in Maine through Hog Island Audubon Camp, Audubon Society.

Maggie has an MPA in environmental science and policy from Columbia University and a BS from Seton Hall University in Diplomacy and International Relations.


Festival Year: 2020, 2018, 2023


Watering Hole

(US, 2020, 70min)
Director: Maggie Dewane

In Search of the Adelie Penguin

(US, 2018, 5min)