Flo Stone is the Founder of the annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, which she started in 1993. Previously she worked on public programming for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City for 15 years. At the Museum, she initiated the Margaret Mead Film Festival and served as its Co-Chair from 1977-84. From 1970- 76, she directed West Side Day, a large annual festival at the Museum.
In 1986, Flo was Film Chair for the Smithsonian’s National Forum on Biodiversity. The same year she established the Earthwatch Institute Film Awards for documentaries, presented annually by National Geographic for 17 years.
Flo authored filmographies for the US Festival of Indonesia (1990) and the Ocean Planet exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History (1995). She has served on film juries in Washington DC, as well as in Missoula, Montana and Telluride, Colorado. Internationally, she has been on juries at the Green Festival in Korea, FICA in Brazil, Cinemambiente in Italy, CineEco in Portugal and the SunChild Environmental Festival in Armenia. In 2013, she was a final juror at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and in 2014 served on the international jury at Cinemambiente. She was a member of the Advisory Committee for the Margaret Mead Film Festival 1992-2011, served as an evaluator for Art on Film 1995-98, and chaired juries for American Film & Video Festival 1986-1992.
In 2008, Flo was a recipient of the first Green Hero Award selected by Washingtonian magazine. She currently serves on the Advisory Committee of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the NY Wild Film Festival. She was a founder of Trees for Georgetown in 1989 and continues as a member of its committee.
Flo is a graduate of Vassar College and has a Certificate in Arts Administration from Harvard University.