PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD to Garden of Hope (Laurence Guenoun | Brazil, France) with 84,93% of votes.
BEST FEATURE LENGTH to Big Men, the Movie (Rachel Boynton | USA) for the documentary in its whole. Intriguing, complete, high quality. Perfect in every detail. From the tense meetings with the CEOs of the oil industry to the open conversations with the guerilla men armed head to toes.
BEST SHORT FILM to Ants Apartment (Tofiq Amani | Kurdistan, Iraq) because with an uncommon visual approach and captivating dialogs, the film surprises and thrills when backing up the camera it reveals an unthinkable ending Última Morada
SPECIAL AWARD to the short Gerais (Tiago Carvalho & Arthur Frazão | Brazil) because it is a visually beautiful and simple film, with naive characters narrating painful stories but filled with joy and strength to preserve the environment sorrounding them. Gerais
and to Brazil’s Warrior Women (Paul Redman | United Kingdom) because it shows the leading role of women (the Babaçu breakers) and a movement that, through the struggle of these women, became very important, in addition to presenting us with several uses of babaçu nut, a precious asset in that region capable of bringing dignity to the lives of those women.
and to Virunga (Orlando von Einsiedel | United Kingdom) because the film has all the elements of an action film, dramatic, emotional, beautiful. A plot of international intrigue, power play, brutal violence. But it is a true story, which can only be told by the courage of characters who face these forces. We identify with the innocent victims of this conflict - we are the gorillas, we are the Congolese expelled from their land. As Guerreiras do Brasil (Brazil’s Warrior Women, Paul Redman | Reino Unido). O filme destaca o protagonismo das mulheres (as quebradeiras de Babaçu) e um movimento que, através da luta destas mulheres, se tornou muito importante, além de nos apresentar diversas utilidades do babaçu, um bem precioso naquela região capaz de trazer dignidade à vida daquelas mulheres.
SPECIAL AWARD for feature length documentary to The Light Bulb Conspiracy (Cosima Dannoritzer | France, Spain, United Kingdom) where the journey of electronic waste around the world is shown elegantly and firmly. The accuracy of the investigation leaves no doubt of the incoherence of consumerism in modern society.
and to Virunga (Orlando von Einsiedel | United Kingdom) because the film has all the elements of an action film, dramatic, emotional, beautiful. A plot of international intrigue, power play, brutal violence. But it is a true story, which can only be told by the courage of characters who face these forces. We identify with the innocent victims of this conflict - we are the gorillas, we are the Congolese expelled from their land.
62 films, including 8 feature length documentaries and 25 shorts and the showcases:
Carte Blanche FIFE, 6 films presented by the French environmental film festival that was held in Paris, FR, for many years with great success ;
Water is Life, with 5 recent films on the subject. including one from Brazil and another from Portugal.
Panorama, with 6 films, including a documentary from Brazil - Mar Urbano (Urban Sea), by Ricardo Gomes - and a fiction from the United Kingdom, A Dark Reflection, by Tristan Lorraine.
Nature, with 3 films.
At Naves of Penha and of Complexo do Alemão directors participated in Q&As.
Exhibitions for students of public schools in the municipality, in partnership with the Department of Education of the municipality program Cineclube nas Escolas (Cineclub at Schools). All exhibitions took place during the week (three sessions per day) at the Museu do Meio Ambiente (Environment Museum). More than 400 children and young people visited the Museum – and in two of these sessions they were also able to talk with the filmmakers (George Augusto, director of the short film Vai que é tua Tafarinha and Ricardo Gomes, director of the feature Mar Urbano).
Panel From Garden to Table Without Leaving the City, supported by Swissnex. Coordinated by Carol Sá, from SlowFood Rio Zona Norte and with the participation of Roman Gaus, Swiss creator of Urban Farmers and one of the world leaders of the movement, and Renata Souto, agronomist, who works in the Urban Agriculture Program of AS-PTA and in the Articulation of Agroecology of Rio de Janeiro.
Workshop Food: Total Use, carried out by the Slow Food Rio Zona Norte group, which showed children and mothers/grandparents how to avoid waste, held at two Naves do Conhecimento: Triagem and Padre Miguel.
Espaço Itaú de Cinema
Environment Museum (at the Botanic Garden)
8 Naves do Conhecimento existente (Madureira, Irajá, Penha e Bangu, Complexo do Alemão, Padre Miguel, Triagem e Santa Cruz)