Presented with the American University School of Communication.
A special showcase of environmental shorts by young and emerging local filmmakers. Top picks, from the Environmental Film Festival’s 60-second #Envirofilm Competition and Youth Award will be followed by films directed and produced by American University students. Open to students, educators, families and anyone with an interest in seeing enviro filmmaking in action.
Professor Chris Palmer will lead an entertaining and interactive session with the audience and the filmmakers on why and how these films are made. This event builds on DCEFF’s latest initiative in becoming an educational resource for students of all backgrounds and ages. For further information please contact Arjumand Hamid, Director of Educational Outreach, Arjumand@dceff.org.
HARBINGER (USA, 2016, 3 min)
A film about amphibian extinctions in Panama. Director: Sam Sheline
ALL ABOUT BIRDS (USA, 2016, 6 min)
Witness a passion for birds expressed in different ways, from conservation to illustration. Director: Ashley Holmes
SABE: THE UNSPOILED QUEEN (USA, 2016, 3 min)
An island nation serves as a model of conservation, as residents demonstrate the lengths they will go to protect their natural resources and treasures. Director: Nick Zachar
BEEKEEPER (USA, 2016, 4 min)
A profile of citizen scientist Doug Shontz and the honey bee population he works to save from a disease caused by a changing climate. Director: Crystal Solberg
VEY NOU LAGON (USA, 2016, 22 min)
When a Mauritian fisherman discovers that his livelihood is in jeopardy because of his own actions, he decides to lead a movement to protect the lagoons. Director: Vanina Harel
MEET GEORGE (USA, 2016, 1 min)
A PSA about the consequences of throwing organic waste out the car window and the effect it can have on birds of prey. Director: Ashley Holmes
POWER IN NUMBERS (USA, 2016, 8 min)
A network of homeowners in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia educate and empower themselves to equip their homes with alternative, solar energy panels. Director: Elizabeth Herzfeldt-Kamprath
SAFEGUARDING BOULDER’S BIRDS OF PREY (USA, 2016, 2 min)
Meet Delyn Drake, 1 of more than 100 dedicated volunteers who help the City of Boulder, Colorado monitor bird of prey nests found on city open space. Director: Megan King
MIST AND MYSTERY: BORNEO’S VANISHING FORESTS (USA, 2016 4 min)
As the ancient forests disappear for the Dayak people of Borneo, one band of members refuse to go quietly. Director: Kent Wagner
CLASSROOM IN THE WILD: CHESAPEAKE BAY (USA, 2016, 3 min)
A spotlight on the weeklong Classroom in the Wild program hosted by the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University. Director: Raffi Paul
WHEN MICKEY CAME TO TOWN (USA, 2016, 2 min)
When Disney thought they could impose an unwanted American History theme park on the people of central Virginia, they thought wrong. Director: Sam Sheline
KEEPING THE POTOMAC: THE POLITICS OF WATER (USA, 2016, 27 min)
Follow three River Keepers as they patrol the Potomac and do what they must to protect it. Producers: Elizabeth Herzfeldt-Kamprath, Anthony Brunner, Doaa Nour, Sam Sheline, Raffi Paul, Sarah Liebman, Kent Wagner, Chelsea Greene and Xinyi Song
Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater 2nd Floor, McKinley Building
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8017
Metro: Tenleytown/AU, shuttle bus service to AU
DATE AND TIME
Wed, March 22, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
Organizer:Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
Organizer of Environmental Film Festival: Student Shorts American University
The Environmental Film Festival (DCEFF) is the largest and longest-running festival of its kind in the United States and is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. DCEFF seeks to advance public understanding of the environment and inspire stewardship of the earth through the power of film.
Festival dates: March 14-26, 2017
Visit DCEFF.org to view the full Festival lineup!