17 years of compelling films about nature, place and the environment

Join film scholars and filmmakers from around the world to discuss “Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature” — environmental perspectives contained in documentary, animated, experimental and feature films. Organizers discussed this year’s films with local media (Bay News 9 and WTSP).

All programs are free and open to the general public and are held in the Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium on the Eckerd College campus.

Film Schedule


Social Impacts of Capitalism and Climate Change: Snowpiercer

Friday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.


The True Costs of Agriculture: Food Chains

Saturday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

AKLA 1978

Urban Environments: New Orleans: Changing the Channel and Getting Back to Abnormal

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m.


War and Conservation: Virunga

Monday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m.


Struggles with Nature: Corn Island

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m.


The Eyes of the River: Yakona

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m.

The Great Invisible

The Ecological and Human Impact of the Gulf Disaster: The Great Invisible

Thursday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.

Fifth Season

When Nature Refuses: The Fifth Season

Friday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

Plastic Paradise

Where the Waste Goes: Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Saturday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

Sponsored by The Phoenix Venture Philanthropy Foundation

And special thanks to the Program for Experienced Learners (PEL), the Letters Collegium, the PEL Honors Program, and the Eckerd College Organization of Students.

"gorgeous…it just brings joy to your heart to see such naturalism on screen"

− Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)

"a seamless melding of history's dark undertow and a child's indefatigable optimism"

− Sheri Linden, The Los Angeles Times

"a total crowd-pleaser, deserving of its wild praise"

− Cinemblend (US)

2015 Awards

The “audience choice award” and the “special jury award” will be presented proudly after the festival.


Please contact Catherine Griggs for more information regarding how to submit your film for an upcoming Eckerd College Environmental Film Festival.


View our previous programs:

2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014