For 19 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.

2017 Film Schedule

Harsh Landscapes: Ixcanul

Friday, February 17, 7 p.m.

Auditory Ecosystems: In Pursuit of Silence

Saturday, February 18, 7 p.m.

Planting Lives: City of Trees

Sunday, February 19, 2 p.m.

Blood & Oil: Oloibiri

Monday, February 20, 7 p.m.

The Lives of Animals: At the Fork

Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m.

Climate & Culture: The Anthropologist

Wednesday, February 22, 7 p.m.

Climate Science: Antarctica: Ice & Sky

Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m.

Visionary Voices: Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Friday, February 24, 7 p.m.

Planting Hope: Seed: The Untold Story

Saturday, February 25, 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.

A mesmerizing, understated tragedy set far from Iceland—but in a place shadowed by the same geological reality.

Alissa Wilkinson

An intense journey and very rewarding visual feast.

Nathaniel Rogers, The Film Experience

It's an absorbing, even thrilling head trip. It is a Heart-of-Darkness voyage of discovery.

Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

2017 Awards

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


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.