The 2018 “Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature,” Environmental Film Festival will be held February 16-24.

For 20 years, the Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival has brought compelling and important films to the Tampa Bay area and the Eckerd College community to raise awareness and promote discussion of matters relating to nature, place and the environment.

Film scholars and filmmakers from around the world engage the audience in a lively dialogue about the environmental perspectives contained in documentary, animated, experimental and feature films.

All films are free and open to the public.

2018 Film Schedule

Bird looking at camera

The Burden of Flight: Albatross

Friday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m.

Man and child in vests on side of road

Fear of Change: Denial

Saturday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m.

Two men on the street at night

Of Mice and Men: Rat Film

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m.

River winding into horizon

Activism and its Impacts: A River Below

Monday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.

Woman with hair braid

Living with Nature: The Cloud Forest

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.

Man with rifle on a boat

Unintended Consequences: Rodents of Unusual Size

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

People marching with a sign

Fight the Power: Atomic Homefront

Thursday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.

Man holding mirror on mountain

Apocalypse Now: Behemoth

Friday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

Jane with chimpanzee

The Power of Observation: Jane

Saturday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m.

Sponsored by The Phoenix Venture Philanthropy Foundation

And special thanks to the Program for Experienced Learners (PEL), the Letters Collegium, the PEL Honors Program, and the Eckerd College Organization of Students.

"‘Jane’ Is an Absorbing Trip Into the Wild With Jane Goodall"

New York Times

"Morgen seems capable of shaping that footage in such a unique, captivating, inspiring way..."


"Jane honors its subject's legacy with an absorbing, beautifully filmed, and overall enlightening look at her decades of invaluable work."

Rotten Tomatoes

2018 Awards

The ballots are in! The awards for the 2017 “Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature” Environmental Film Festival go to:

Audience Choice Award

Denial, directed by Derek Hallquist

Special Jury Award

Albatross, directed by Chris Jordan


The state-of-the-art Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium features:

  • New 16/35 mm Ernemann Projector – shows virtually any film
  • DVD and VHS tape video projection capabilities
  • 12′ x 26′ projection screen
  • 16 JBL surround speakers
  • 3 JBL cinema stage speakers
  • Complete system for the hearing impaired
  • 374 upholstered, cushioned seats


Please contact Nathan Andersen for more information regarding how to submit your film for an upcoming Eckerd College Environmental Film Festival.