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Here members of the press can access EFF press releases, download stills from select 2014 Festival films, and read biographies of filmmakers and other special guests who will attend the 2014 Festival. Information will be added on a regular basis up to and through the Festival.

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2014 Press (links will be added throughout March):

The Washington Post - Going Out Guide

The Washington Post - Health & Science

National Geographic News Watch on DamNation

Comcast (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)

DCist - Launch Party

El Tiempo Latino

WJLA TV (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)

Washington Diplomat

Clear Channel (Radio - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)

The Northwest Current (PDF)

Gazette

Comcast Newsmakers - (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)

EcoWatch

The Star Democrat

Festival DC (Come Hell or High Water)

Festival DC (Angel Azul)

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (Video of EFF panel)

2014 EFF General Press Release

Date: February 26, 2014

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Attending Filmakers & Special Guests

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Reilly Morse

Reilly Morse

Morse will be discussing Come Hell or Highwater: The Battle for Turkey Creek.

Reilly Morse is president/CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice. In partnership with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, he has led legal advocacy for environmental justice and equity in disaster recovery in southern Mississippi.

Marcelina  Cravat

Marcelina Cravat

Cravat will be discussing Angel Azul.

Marcelina Cravat, trained at the Berkeley Digital Film Institute and the Art Center College of Design.  Currently she is directing her third documentary, Angel Azul. Making a transition from photography to film came later in life when her love for storytelling motivated her to return to school to pursue a career as a writer/director. Upon graduating she co-founded ARTiDOCs, a small production company specializing in portrait style documentaries on artists. Marcelina grew up around Hollywood sets as daughter of character actor Nick Cravat, Burt Lancaster’s life long chum, circus partner and co-star. Upon completion of Angel Azul, she plans to direct a narrative film she wrote while in film school. Her love for art and nature make Angel Azul the perfect project for her at this time.

Jeremy Kaplan

Jeremy Kaplan

Kaplan will be discussing A Will for the Woods.

Jeremy Kaplan is a director, cinematographer, and editor who resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. He received his B.A. from Boston College in Film and Philosophy and his M.A. in Documentary/Media Studies at The New School. His documentary work has brought him across the globe to Costa Rica, Egypt, and South Korea. He has produced award-winning short fiction films while short documentaries he has worked on played more recently at the Woodstock Film Festival and Africa World Documentary Film Festival. The topics have ranged from the environmental impact of American corporations in Costa Rica to a portrait of a progressive New York orthodox Jewish community. In 2009, he was a post-production intern on the 2010 Oscar-nominated documentary, Restrepo. While considering himself mostly a documentarian, he has worked as a producer and production manager for fiction films including the feature length film, Surviving Family (2012). The almost four years spent on A Will for the Woods have been the most gratifying work yet due to moving subject matter and the collaborative nature of the project.

Judith Lit

Judith Lit

Lit will be discussing After Winter, Spring

After a childhood spent on her family’s farm in rural Pennsylvania, Judith earned a B.A. from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications and an M.A. in Theater Arts from University of Colorado. She began her filmmaking career as Associate Producer of internationally acclaimed DARK CIRCLE, a feature length documentary by Judy Irving, Chris Beaver and Ruth Landy, on the perils of the nuclear arms race and its link to nuclear energy production. The film garnered numerous awards including a National Emmy, Grand Prize at Sundance, Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival and a Certificate of Special Merit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Judith went on to produce and direct award-winning VOICES FROM THE CLASSROOM, a look at the crisis in American education, and AS SEEN ON TV, exploring the impact of television violence on young children. She was director of post-production for Teresa Tollini’s BREAKING SILENCE and Ruth Landy’s PLACES FOR THE SOUL, distribution coordinator for Pat Ferrero’s QUILTS IN WOMEN'S LIVES and HOPI: SONGS OF THE FOURTH WORLD, and was director of the San Francisco Women on Screen Film Festival. She has served on the jury of the San Francisco International Film Festival and the American Film Festival. In addition to directing and co-producing AFTER WINTER, SPRING, Judith is co-author with Jane Weiner of LES ABEILLES DE VÉZELAY, a documentary in production with Arte France about a village in Burgundy struggling to restore its biodiversity and to eliminate the use of pesticides. She is also completing a book entitled Other Harvests and for the last 16 years has divided her time between New York City and a small farm in the Périgord region of southwestern France.

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