Filmambiente 2013 - Winners
According to the short films’ jurors, the Special Award goes to Faces, by Said Najmi for the sensible way it treats human’s choices.
The jurors of the feature length films decided to give the Special Award to Little Land, directed by Nikos Dayandas, for portraying with great sensibility how the younger generation is looking for a sustainable way out for the European crisis.
The jurors of the feature length films decided to give the Special Award to the film from Switzerland, More than Honey, by Markus Imhoof, that with originality transforms bees into characters, taking us inside a hive, while showing two different worlds: that of the bees and the human world.
The jurors decided to award the film Irish Folk Furniture, by Tony Donoghue, for the original and creative way chosen to portrait the recycling process using the stop motion technic.
The film Village at the end of the World was awarded best feature length documentary by the international jury for its optimistic perspective in chronicling the everyday life of a small village facing extinction, presenting many environmental related issues without imposing a point of view to the audience.
The People’s Choice Award went to Big Boys Gone Banana’s with 83,78% of the votes for Excellent Film.
The journalists members of the Brazilian Network of Environmental Journalism, decided to give a Special Mention Award to Unacceptable Levels, directed by Ed Brown, for its journalistic relevance.
Bottled Life: Nestlé’s business with Water, by Urs Schnell, depicts the scenario of an international business that threatens free access to a resource essential for life on the planet.
The film shows those who dominate the world trade in bottled water and those who are fighting against the commodification of a natural resource vital to the survival not only of humans but also of thousands of species that have had the Earth as their home and habitat for thousands of years.
With accurate investigative journalism, “Bottled Life …” sets out the interests of “predators of water,” that exploit this resource in all parts of the planet, endangering the safety of hydric ecosystems, communities, cities and even countries. This is a serious international environmental issue that impacts the sustainability’s of the human race, the flora and the fauna. Yes there is water out of the bottle. It is pure, clean, refreshing and crystal and its sources must remain accessible to all living beings on the planet.