March 21, 2017


For more than 20 years, the Environmental Film Festival has played a critical role in bringing together filmmakers, policymakers, scientists, educators, and citizens committed to the future of our planet.  The 25th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital took place March 14-26, 2017. DCEFF is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films. Through this annual festival, year-round events, and online resources, the festival advances public understanding of the environment through the power of film.



David McIlvride

Roger Williams, Lisa Mazzotta

River Activist:
Mark Angelo

Jason Priestley


Internationally renowned river advocate, Mark Angelo, journeys through some of the world's most pristine waterways, to some of its most polluted, in an unprecedented global adventure that reveals the dark side of the fashion industry. Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, the manufacturing of our clothing is destroying rivers globally. Shot in 5K with images both stunning and shocking, RiverBlue is a call to action to manufacture our clothing in a more sustainable way. 

90 min., Canada, 2016

Lois Schiffer

Introduction by Lois J. Schiffer

Lois J. Schiffer is the former General Counsel for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She served as the chief legal officer for all NOAA activities and as a policy advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. As General Counsel, Ms. Schiffer provided overall management and leadership to more than 116 attorneys. 

Post-Screening Talkback with:

Lisa Mazotta

Lisa Mazotta

Lisa Mazzotta is a multi-platform content producer, her work receiving several nominations and winning a Creative Arts Emmy Award. 

Roger Williams

Roger Williams

Roger Williams is a Gemini-nominated Director of Photography who has worked for some of the world’s most respected broadcasters and entertainment companies.