Award Winners

The 2012 award recipients have been announced, click here to see the winners.

In the News

The film Crude, showing Saturday, February 18, 2012 will be introduced by Peter Maass, award-winning author and journalist, whose most recent book is Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil

Author Peter Maass

The Films

Click on film names below for more detailed information about each screening.

Friday, February 17, 2012, 7pm

Animal Endurance: The Turin Horse

Directors, Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky (Hungary/France/Germany, Switzerland/USA, Hungarian with English subtitles, 146m, 2011)

Saturday, February 18, 2012, 7pm

The Politics of Oil: Crude

Director/Producer/Executive Producer/Cinematographer Joe Berlinger (USA, 105m, 2009)

Sunday, February 19, 2012, 2pm

Global Warming and Endangered Peoples: The Island President

Director, Jon Shenk (USA, 101m, 2011)

Monday, February 20, 2012, 7pm

Debts to Nature and Society: Payback

Director, Jennifer Baichwal (USA, 86m, 2012)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7pm

Environmental Activism after 9/11: If a Tree Falls

Directors, Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman (USA, 85m, 2011)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 7pm

The Importance of the Night Sky: The City Dark

Director, Ian Cheney (USA, 84m, 2011)

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 7pm

Taking Urban Agriculture on the Road: Truck Farm

Director, Ian Cheney (USA, 48m, 2011)

Friday, February 24, 2012, 7pm

Ethnomusicology and Ecology in Africa: OKA!

Director, Lavinia Currier (USA and Central African Republic, 106m, 2011)

Saturday, February 25, 2012, 7pm

Aldo Leopold and the Land Ethic: Green Fire

Directed by Steve Dunsky, Narrated by Dr. Curt Meine and Peter Coyote (USA, 2011)

General Information about the Environmental Film Festival

All programs are free and open to the general public.

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Sponsored by: The Phoenix Venture Philanthropy Foundation.

With additional support from the Program for Experienced Learners at Eckerd College, the Letters Collegium, the Environmental Studies Program at Eckerd College and the Eckerd College Organization of Students.

News & Views

  • February 27, 2012

    The 2012 award recipients have been announced, click here to see the winners.

  • January 19, 2012

    The 2012 films have been announced, learn more.

  • March 1, 2011

    The 2011 award recipients have been announced, click here to see the winners.

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