On March 25th the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital closed its 26th edition.
Here’s the palmares
Shared Earth Foundation Award for Advocacy
Winner: THE GAME CHANGERS
DIRECTOR: Louie Psihoyos
(USA, 2018, 88 min.)
Executive Produced by James Cameron, The Game Changers tells the story of James Wilks —elite special forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter —as he travels the world on a quest for the truth behind the world’s most dangerous myth: that meat is necessary for protein, strength and optimal health. Meeting elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes, what James Wilks discovers permanently changes his relationship with food and his definition of true strength.
William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award
DIRECTOR: Anjali Nayar and Hawa Essuman
(Canada/Kenya/South Africa, 2017, 80 min.)
Liberian activist, Silas Siakor is a tireless crusader, fighting to crush corruption and environmental destruction in the country he loves. Silas is a global tale that warns of the power of politics and celebrates the power of individuals to fight back. One man’s battle gains momentum and emboldens communities to raise their fists and smartphones, seize control of their lands and protect their environment. It is a new generation of resistance.
Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability
Winner: WATER WARRIORS
DIRECTOR: Michael Premo
(USA/Canada, 2017, 22 min.)
Water Warriors is the story of a community’s successful fight against the oil and natural gas industry in New Brunswick, Canada, A multicultural group of unlikely warriors set up a series of road blockades, sometimes on fire, preventing exploration. After months of resistance, their efforts not only halted drilling; they elected a new government and won an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the province.
The Polly Krakora Award For Artistry in Film
Winner: FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
DIRECTOR: Thomas Piper
(USA, 2017, 75 min.)
Piet Oudolf is the most influential landscape designer of the last 50 years. The film is a wandering journey, visiting many of his iconic works, including his garden in Holland, the Highline in New York, and the great public works in Chicago, the UK, as well as far-flung sources of inspiration, from German industrial parks to the thick woods of Pennsylvania and a Texas wildflower explosion Piet now refers to as his masterpiece — the 7,000 square meters public garden for the art gallery Hauser & Wirth Somerset.
DCEFF will return in March 2019!