Filmambiente 2012 | August 31 - September 06 | Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro | August 31st to September 6th, 2012


PEOPLE’S CHOICE went to Oro Impuro (Disturbed Land, Fernando Solanas | Argentina) with 78% of votes on excellent. 

BEST FEATURE LENGTH to Dust: The Great Asbestos Trial (Niccolò Bruna & Andrea Prandstraller | Italy).  , .

BEST SHORT FILM went to Tribus (Marcos Pimentel | Brazil). 

SPECIAL AWARD to the shorts Teclópolis (Anuk Obeid | Argentina) and Morning Stroll (Grant Ochard | USA). 

SPECIAL AWARD to feature documentary Waking the Green Tiger (Gary Marcuse | Canada).

REDE BRASILEIRA DE JORNALISMO AMBIENTAL AWARD (environmental journalists association) went to Waking the Green Tiger (Gary Marcuse, Canada), as it gives an historical, cultural and economic view of China since the Mao Tse Tung’s Communist Revolution days showing how authoritarianism mixed with lack of scientific knowledge can lead to environmental destruction, misery and natural disasters. It also reveals the power of the environmentalist mobilization that resulted in the creation of the Environment Impact Act in a country that is fully controlled by the State.


75 films, including 14 feature length and 16 shorts in competition and the showcases:

Water: contamination, shortage and solutions;

Ridden daily risks

Native people

ECO family

Other Activities

Special screening at Nós do Morro Cineclub at Vidigal Community, of film Farwest Amazônia, by Carolina Venturelli and Ewan Massiot (Brazil, France).

Mata Atlântica, a casa de todos nós (Mata Atlantica, home of all of us) with NGO Sustentarte – at Espaço Verde do Jardim Botânico (Green Space of the Botanic Garden) - the exhibition identified for visitors specimens and seedlings from mata Atlantica in a space built with bamboos in a sustainable architecture design.


Espaço Itaú de Cinemas, Botafogo beach
Centro Cultural Justiça Federal
Espaço Museu da República;
Instituto Moreira Salles,
Cineclube Nós do Morro, at Vidigal.

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