Filmambiente 2014 - Winners

The films awarded in 2014 were: 
 
Feature Films
 
Special Mention 1: Green Desert – 2013 | Argentina | Doc | 83 min | Ulysses de La Orden 
for the jury – A FILM UNPRETENTIOUS AND SIMPLE, LIKE THE MOTHERS SEEKING JUSTICE AND, LIKE THEM, HAVE THE IMPRENSIVE BEAUTY OF BEING CORRECT, HONEST AND BELIEVING IN THE ORGANIZATION OF PEOPLE AND KNOWLEDGE TO MAKE JUSTICE PREVAIL. IN OUR ULTRA-CONNECTED WORLD, WE HAVE ACCESS TO THESE TRUTHS. MOST OF US SEE, READ AND FOLLOW IN FRONT. THE FILM GETS THESE INFORMATION AND THE PEOPLE SUFFERING THE CONSEQUENCES. IMPOSSIBLE TO IGNORE. 
 
Special Mention 2: Virunga – 2014 | United Kingdom | Doc | 90 min | Orlando von Einsiedel 
for the jury – THE MOVIE HAS ALL THE ELEMENTS OF AN ACTION MOVIE. DRAMATIC, EXCITING, BEAUTIFUL. AN INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE STRATEGY, GAME OF POWER, BRUTAL VIOLENCE. BUT IT IS A REAL HISTORY, WHICH CAN ONLY BE COUNTED BY THE COURAGE OF CHARACTERS THAT FACED THESE FORCES. SEEING VIRUNGA, WE IDENTIFY WITH THE INNOCENT VICTIMS OF THIS CONFLICT – WE ARE THE GORILLAS, WE ARE THE CONGOLESE EXPELLED FROM THEIR LANDS. 
 
Best Film: Bidder 70 2012 | USA | Doc | 73 min | George Gage 
for the jury – THE FILM LEADS US THROUGH A STORY WITH ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASSIC HERO STORY: A YOUNG MAN WILLING TO MAKE A GREAT SACRIFICE FOR THE COMMON GOOD, TO DEFEND WHAT IS RIGHT, AGAINST A POWERFUL ENEMY. THE FILM REVEALS HOW THE COURAGE OF AN INDIVIDUAL BECAME AN EXAMPLE OF THE RIGHT TO RESISTANCE, TO CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE, INSPIRING AND HOPEFUL. 
 
Audience Selection: Virunga – 2014 | United Kingdom | Doc | 90 min | Orlando von Einsiedel 
With 79.27% of the votes. 
 
Awards for Short Films 
 
Special Award 1: The shade of a Tree 2013 | Republic of Tanzania | Fic | 10min | Biju Viswanath 
for the jury – A MOVIE THAT GIVES HOPE TO THE SPECTATOR, SHOWING AN IMPROVABLE FRIENDSHIP 
 
Special Award 2: Payada Pa` Satán 2013 | Argentina | Anim | 7min30 | Carlos Balseiro 
for the jury – A RIGOROUS NARRATIVE AND AN AESTHETIC CARE TO INTERPRET A SERIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE. 
 
Best Short: The Barrel 2013 | UK, Venezuela, Dominican Republic | Doc | 11min | Annabel Rodríguez 
for the jrui – FOR THE ORIGINALITY OF THE PRIMOROUS SCRIPT AND DIRECTION, REVEALING A CHARACTER CAUGHT IN THE CONTRADICTIONS OF A VENEZUELA DIVIDED BETWEEN THE RICHES OF OIL AND THE POVERTY OF A COMMUNITY LIVING BY THE RIVER.