Past Screenings and Awards

Special Selected Screenings of Symphony of the Soil

20th World Congress of Soil Science, Jeju, Korea – June 2014
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Mendocino FIlm Festival – Mendocino, CA – May 2014
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, DocCorner – Cannes, France – May 2014

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME – May 2014
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Boston Environmental Film Festival – Boston, MA – May 2014

National Farmers Union – Ontario, Middlesex Local  London, Ontario, Canada – May 2014

14 Pews/Bayou City Food and Film Festival, Houston, TX – May 2014

The Armory Arts Center Pasadena, CA – May 2014
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA – May 2014

Community College of Baltimore County/Sustainable Horticulture Program Baltimore, MD – April 2014
Casket Cinema Minneapolis, MN – April 2014

Northern United Place, Ecology North Yellowknife, Canada – April 2014

Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD – April 2014

Seedy Saturday, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada – April 2014

Sustain Jefferson’s Fith Annual Organic Gardening Workshops, Concord, WI – March 2014

Eco Film Series, Lowell, MA – March 2014

Bowie Environmental Advisory Committee – March 2014

Good Food Film Festival, Chicago, IL – March 2014
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Bay Street Film Festival, Thunder Bay, Cananda – March 2014
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Western Slope Microbial Soil Health & Water Conservation Event, Montrose, CO – March 2014

Making Brooklyn Bloom, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn, NY- March 2014
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

2nd Annual Food Film Festival, Tama, IA – March 2014

Oneota Film Festival, Decorah, IA – February 2014

10th Annual February Eco Film Festival Corvallis, Corvalis, OR – February 2014

Garden Club of America National Affairs and Legislation Committee, Washington, DC – February 2014
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

George Grown Winter Movie Series, Hood River, OR – February 2014

Takoma Horticultural Club, Takoma Park, MD – February 2014

Trees New York at HERE Art Center, New York, NY – February 2014

23rd Annual PASA Farming for the Future Conference, State College, PA – February 2014

Museum of Science, Boston, MA – January 2014
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Ravena Community Garden, Seattle, WA – January 2014

Transition Whatcom, Billingham WA – January 2014

Viroqua Biodynamic Group, Viroqua, WI – January 2014

Austin Film Society’s Doc Nights, Machesa Theater, Austin, TX – January 2014
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

The Linda Documentary Film Series, Albany, NY – January 2014

Sustainability Film Series, Round Valley, CA – January 2014

The Sebastiani Theaters, Sonoma, CA – January 2014
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Muvico Parisian, West Palm Beach, FL – November 2013
Sponsored by Gray Mockingbird Community Gardens and EcoArts South Florida.
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Bringing Food Home Food Conference, Windsor, Ontario, Canada – November 2013

Heart of Maine Soil Conference, Bangor, Maine – November 2013

Half Moon Bay, CA – November 2013
Sponsored by the Heal Project

Films for Change  Malmö, Sweden – November 2013

Music Hall 3, Beverly Hills, CA – November 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

14th Annual Wise Traditions Conference, Atlanta, GA – November 2013
Presented by Weston A. Price Foundation

Magik Latern Theater, Point Richmond, CA – November 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Global Justice Film Festival, Winnepeg, MB – November 2013

Summerfield Theater, Santa Rosa, CA – October 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Global Film Festival, Nanaimo, British Columbia – October 2013

Greater Good Film Festival, San Francisco, CA – October 2013

New Parkway Theater, Oakland, CA – October 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Bioneers Conference, San Rafael, CA – October 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Cinémonde, New York, NY October – 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Cinema Arts Center, Huntington, NY – October 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia, Dr. Ignacio Chapela in attendance

The Quad Theater, New York, NY – October 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia, Dr. Ignacio Chapela, Dr. Michael Hansen in attendance

Salem Progressive Film Series, Salem – OR October 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia virtual attendance

The Mariemont Theater, Cincinnati, OH – October 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia, Dr. Ignacio Chapela, Dr. Michael Hansen in attendance

Facets Cinémathèque, Chicago, IL – October 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Northern California Permaculture and Transition Convergence, Hopland, CA – October 2013

The California State Grange, Sebastopol, CA – October 2013

Palm Springs, CA – October 2013
Presented by City of Palm Springs Office of Sustainability

Napa Valley Opera House, Napa, CA – October 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia, Dr. Ignacio Chapela in attendance

The Roxie Theater, San Francsico, CA – September 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia, Dr. Ignacio Chapela in attendance

The Smith Rafael Theater, San Rafael, CA – September 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia, Dr. Ignacio Chapela in attendance

Threefold Café, Chesterville, NY – September 2013
Presented by the Hungry Hollow Coop
Deborah Koons Garcia, Dr. Michael Hansen, Jane Gussow in attendance

Canada Organic Week Toronto, Ontario September 2013

Jacob Burns Nature Series, Opening Night, Pleasantville, NY – September 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia, Chef Dan Barber in attendance

Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, CA – September 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Breadalbane Plains Landcare Film Night, Breadalbane, Australia – August 2013

Green Guerillas Film Festival, Queens, NY – August, 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia virtual attendance

Transition Bondi Film & Feast, Bondi, Australia – August, 2013

Growing Green Festival, Nova Scotia, Canada – August, 2013
Sponsored by Cinema Politica, Council of Canadians (South Shore Chapter), Fresh Air Films, Helping Nature Heal, Municipality of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Environment, Resource Recovery Fund Board and South Shore Public Libraries.

American Renewable Energy Day Conference, Aspen, CO – August, 2013


American Community Gardening Association Conference, Seattle, WA – August, 2013

Sponsored by the ACGA and the University of Washington

The Colonial Theatre, Belfast, ME – August, 2013

Sponsored by the Belfast Coop, Maine Farmland Trust and The Colonial Theatre
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Justice Begins With Seeds Conference, Seattle, WA – August, 2013

Part of the he GMO Awareness Week Film Series, presented by Biosafety Alliance

Kenworthy Performing Arts Center, Moscow, ID – July 2013

Presented by the University of Idaho Soil Stewards

Dance Palace, Point Reyes Station, CA – July, 2013

Deborah Koons Garcia, Dr. Ignacio Chapela and Warren Weber in attendance

IFC Center, New York, NY – July, 2013

New York City premiere with Deborah Koons Garcia, Dr. Ignacio Chapela, Dr. Michael Hansen

Fargo Theatre, Fargo, ND – June, 2013

Sponsored by FARRMS
Deborah Koons Garcia and Fred Kirschenmann in attendance

The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale, NY – May, 2013

Deborah Koons Garcia virtual attendance

The Royal Theater, Toronto, Canada – May, 2013

Presented by the Toronto Farmers Market Network

Crossroads Film Festival, Graz, Austria – May, 2013

Sausalito Film Festival, Sausalito, CA – May, 2013

Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Numina Center for Spirituality and the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA – May, 2013

Screened at the Church of the Incarnation
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Food + Film Fest at the Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA – May, 2013

Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Nickelodeon Theater, Santa Cruz, CA – May, 2013


Olympia Film Society’s Environmental Film Festival, Olympia, WA – April, 2013

Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Portland EcoFilm Festival at the Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR – April, 2013

Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance.

Sustainable Living Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey – April, 2013

Screened at the Italian Cultural Institute

Forest Row Film Society, Forest Row, United Kingdom – April, 2013

International Festival of Science Documentary Films, Olomouc, Czech Republic – April 2013

As part of Academia Film Olomouc

Salt Spring Film Festival, Salt Spring Island, Canada – March, 2013

Best of the World Community Film Festival, Courtenay, Canada – March, 2013

Sponsored by the North Island College

Sacramento Food Film Festival, Sacramento, CA – March, 2013

Sponsored by Slow Food Sacramento, with Deborah Koons Garcia and Kate Scow in attendance

Bard College, Hudson, NY – February, 2013

Deborah Koons Garcia and Ignacio Chapela in attendance

MOSES Organic Farming Conference, Spring Valley, WI – February, 2013

Soil and Nutrition Conference, Northampton, MA – February, 2013

Princeton Environmental Film Festival, Princeton, NJ – February, 2013

Canada Organics Growers Conference, Toronto, Canada – February, 2013

Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Cinema Verde Film Festival, Gainesville, FL – February, 2013
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Winner Food Award

Slow Foods Berkshire & Wiltshire, United Kingdom – January, 2013

Ecofarm Conference, Pacifica, CA – January, 2013

Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City, CA – January, 2013

Deborah Koons Garcia and Ignacio Chapela in attendance

Acres U.S.A. Conference, Springfield, IL – December, 2012

Iowa Organic Conference, Iowa City, IO – November, 2012

Deborah Koons Garcia virtual attendance

American Conservation Film Festival, Shepherdstown, WV – November, 2012

Tri-Society Conference and Meeting, Cincinnati, OH – October, 2012

The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America, with Deborah Koons Garcia, Kate Scow and Daniel Hillel in attendance

Life Sciences Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic – October, 2012
*
Winner Best in Festival

Open Cinema Canadian, Victoria, Canada – October 2012

Canadian premiere with Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

Vashon Theater, Vashon Island, WA – October, 2012

Sponsored by the Vashon Island Growers Association with Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance

SXSW Eco, Austin, TX – October, 2012
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance.

Heirloom Seed Expo, Santa Rosa, CA – September, 2012

Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance.

Seattle Town Hall, Seattle, WA – September, 2012
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance.

Greentopia Film Festival, Rochester, NY – September, 2012

Deborah Koons Garcia virtual attendance

Common Ground Fair, Unity, ME – September, 2012

Sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance.

Natural Products Expo East, Baltimore, MD – September, 2012

Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance.

The Biochar Conference, Rohnert Park, CA – July, 2012

Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance.

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, New York, NY – May, 2012

Deborah Koons Garcia, Fred Kirschenmann and Jack Algiere in attendance.

Soil Association at the Curzon Theatre, London, United Kingdom – May, 2012

UK premiere in London, sponsored by the Soil Association with Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Film Festival, Minneapolis MN – April, 2012

Sonoma International Film Festival, Sonoma, CA – April, 2012

Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance.

Iowa State University, Ames, IA – March, 2012

Sponsored by the Leopold Institute with Deborah Koons Garcia and Fred Kirschenmann in attendance.

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC – March, 2012

Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance.

Fresno State University, Fresno, CA – August, 2011

A special work-in-progress version of the film was shown at Fresno State University as part of its 100 year anniversary celebration. Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance.

Bay Area Science Festival, Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA – August, 2010
Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance.

Hans Jenny Memorial Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley – May, 2010

A special work-in-progress version of the film was shown as the Hans Jenny Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley. Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance.

Yale University, Hartford, CT – February, 2010

A special work-in-progress version of the film was shown at Yale University. Deborah Koons Garcia in attendance.

 

Symphony of the Soil Awards

Winner of the Merit Award for Scientific Information – September, 2012
Montana CINE International Film Festival, Missoula, MT

Winner of the Life Sciences Film Festival – October, 2012
Selected as best in festival by a specialist jury from over 40 films in competition  
Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Winner of the Food Award – February, 2013
Cinema Verde Film Festival, Gainesville, FL

 

Symphony of the Soil Filmmaker’s Awards

John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award, Wild & Scenic Film Fesitval – January, 2013
Deborah Koons Garcia received the award for her body of films on agriculture, genetically modified food and sustainability at the 2013 Wild and Scenic Film Festival.

 

Educational Institutions

The following is a partial list of the universities using Symphony of the Soil for instructional purposes: Cornell University, Dickinson College, Dominican University of California, James Madison University, Los Picos de Nagueles, Mississippi State University, Montana State University, Newcastle University, North Carolina State University Soil Science Department, Purdue University, University of Sydney, University of Tennessee, University of Waterloo, Upper Iowa University Wake Forest University, Whittier College, Iowa State, University of Kentucky and The New School in New York.

Purchase the Symphony of the Soil Educational Collection for your university, college, library or institution.

 

Sonatas of the Soil

Soil in Good Heart (2008)
Film Festivals: San Francisco Green Film Festival (October 2010), Mill Valley Film Festival (October 2010), Aspen Shortsfest Film Festival (2010)
Awards: Special Jury Recognition Award at the Aspen Shortsfest Film Festival

Portrait of a Winemaker: John Williams of Frog’s Leap (2011)
Film Festivals: San Francisco Green Film Festival (October 2010), Mill Valley Film Festival (October 2011), Wild and Scenic Film Festival (January 2012), Sonoma Valley Film Festival (April 2012)

Sekem Vision (2011)
Film Festivals: Reel Earth New Zealand (May 2012), Wild and Scenic Film Festival (January 2012)

Transition Town Totnes (2011)
Film Festivals: Ohio Indie Film Festival (April 2012), Flicker Fest in Australia (January 2012), Mill Valley Film Festival (October 2011), Taos Shortz Film Fest (March 2011), Yale Environmental Film Festival (March 2011)
Awards: Won Best Short in the 2011 Yale Environmental Film Festival.