The 24th Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital will be held in Washington, DC from March 15th to 26th 2016.

The 2015 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, the country’s largest and longest-running environmental film festival, presented 173 engaging and illuminating films at 55 venues across the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The 23rd annual Festival presented a wide variety of cinematic work, including 98 Washington, DC, US and world premieres, from 31 countries.

Expanding on the Festival’s tradition of recognizing excellence in environmental filmmaking, EFF inaugurated a new award in 2015, the William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award, which joins the Festival’s three other awards: the Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy, the Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award and the Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film.

Notable filmmakers and speakers at the 2015 Festival included Jean-Michel Cousteau, who screened and discussed his two ocean films; Oscar-winning director Luc Jacquet, who presented a retrospective of his films; and actress and filmmaker Kristin Davis, who showed her film, Gardeners of Eden, about saving elephants in Kenya.

Check out the festival website for the upcoming program!