2013 Films


The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital announces a call for entries for short films exploring sustainability, emphasizing creative solutions for balancing the needs of humans and nature.  The entries are to be considered for the first Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award.

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Download Submission Form – PDF (right click to save, works best in free Adobe Reader)

Submit your completed submission form to along with a private link to your film or mail your form with a preview DVD to Environmental Film Festival, 1228 1/2 31st St., NW, Washington, D.C., 20007.

All finalists and the winner will be screened as a program at the National Geographic Society as part of the 2014 Festival, March 18-30. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

The Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award is founded this year by Julia and Richard Moe in memory of their son, Eric, to honor his strong interest in film and commitment to sustainability.  The award and competition will recognize short films chosen for their inventive solutions to sustainability in all its forms.

The finalists and a single prize winner will be chosen by a jury. The filmmaker of the prize winning film will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and will be invited to present the film. The finalists and prize winner will be announced on December 1, 2013.

The Environmental Protection Agency states that “sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment.”

We welcome submissions of short films 30 minutes or less in any genre that explore the topic of sustainability, and we encourage foreign and student entries. The selected finalists will be screened as a program during the 2014 Environmental Film Festival, March 18 through 30, in conjunction with National Geographic Live!, the National Geographic Society program featuring lectures, films and performances at the Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium.  

Please review the Regulations and Submission Form for details or contact with any questions.

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