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DC’s Annual Environmental Film Festival Takes Place Virtually for Second Year


The DC Environmental Film Festival is taking place completely virtually one more time this year from Thursday, March 18 through Sunday, March 28.

Last year’s edition — which was scheduled for early March 2020 — had been canceled, becoming the first major event in Washington, DC to be called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The annual festival this year is featuring more than 100 films, many free programs and a welcome message from two-time Oscar-winning actress and environmentalist Jane Fonda.

“After exactly one year of life in lockdown, with vaccines finally making the rounds, DCEFF is excited to return March 18-28 with an all-virtual festival,” organizers said in a release.

The 29th edition starts Thursday with the opening night screening of Youth v. Gov directed by Christi Cooper. The movie tells “the story of America’s youngest citizens taking on the world’s most powerful government.”

Movies will remain for viewers for 10 days after they become available on the festival’s website.

Paid screenings cost $10. After you start playing each content, you will have 48 hours to finish watching.

Known as “the longest-running environmental festival in the United States” and “the largest green film festival in the world,” it also became the first local film festival to go virtual in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 crisis.

The festival has been happening since 1993, showing over 100 films and holding various events at museums, libraries, embassies, universities and theaters around the city, with the mission of “celebrating Earth and inspiring understanding and stewardship of the environment through the power of film.”

For more information about this year’s schedule, click here.


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