::: CINEMAMBIENTE AWARD - ASJA.BIZ :::
An international jury will award a prize of euro 7500, offered by ASJA BIZ, to the film that best represents an enquiry documentary into environmental problems or sustainable development or the relationship between man and the environment in general. The prize amount will be given to the film’s copyright holders.
THE PLANET di Michael Stenberg, Linus Torell, Johan Soderberg
JURY’S STATEMENT: This film is an intelligent an inclusive fresco of our planet: its beauty, diversity, social unjustices.It shows the alarming global changes around the world urging a global change’s (in our direction )attitude on this matter.The whole is shown in an original way without being predictable and with some kind of irony.
CHINA BLUE by Micha X. Peled
JURY’S STATEMENT: For the ability in catching the contradictions of the modern China, by listening, first of all, the ordinary people.The jeans factorywhere, with difficulties, the author settles inwith his camera, becomes the microcosmus of an angry but hopeful, obstinateand heavy-laden humanity.
DELTA OIL’S DIRTY BUSINESS by Yorgos Avgeropoulos
JURY’S STATEMENT: We felt this film deserved to be honored because it delivers a powerful and blistering indictment of the environmental and social devastation caused by the oil industry in the Niger Delta and contains highly moving footage of murdered environmental activist Ken Saro Wiwa.
ITALIAN DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
::: CINEMAMBIENTE AWARD - CIAL :::
The jury will award a prize of euro 5000, offered by CIAL. The prize amount will be given to the film’s copyright holders.
LE VIE DEI FARMACI di Michele Mellara e Alessandro Rossi
JURY’S STATEMENT: The film looks into a very topical and vexed contest through a wide and skillful use of the cinematographic narration. The therapeutic innovation and the alternative pharmacology, daughters of the biodiversity, are not accompanied with a widespread and democratic availability of drugs but supporting and encouraging the know-how speculation in favour of a business, which is of secondary importance only to the military one. The film bravely stress the attention on the excessive power of the profit which imposes the robbery of resources and rights.
MERCANCIA di Andrea Zambelli
JURY’S STATEMENT: The film shows in twenty minutes the curse of the drug from a single and direct perspective. It shows how far away and different it is in comparison with the one of the destination market. The narration of the coca’s growing and its production by the Colombian peasants is narrated in a rigorous way without any kind of external intervention in a matter in which, usually, the media overdo in comments and interpretations.
Legambiente Jury’s Special mention:
PANCEVO di Antonio Martino
JURY’S STATEMENT: Hard, incisive and captivating report of an environmental and social disaster close to us. It’s not only the absurd bombardment of an oil-chemical plant by Nato, but the paradoxical situation of everyday life in the smog emergency. The narrative coherence of this film is so smooth that the photography, the editing, the characters and the sound contribute to arouse worries and questions, to unmask responsibility and cynicism and to remember Pancevo as a warning for the “civilized” Europe.
INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM COMPETITION
::: CINEMAMBIENTE AWARD – ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN :::
A jury will award the First Prize of euro 2500, offered by the Istituto Europeo di Design - Torino, to the best short animation film. The prize amount will be given to the film’s copyright holders.
THE FRIDGE (Cze 2007, 7’) di Lucie Stamfestova
JURY’S STATEMENT: For the intelligent use of the animation in an apparently “poor” stop-motion, in which we find all the stylistic features of the Prague surrealism: The Fridge puts on the alert for the warming of our planet by sending an ecological message without rethoric nor banality, thus with the typical essentiality of the best animation art film.
|GREEN AWARD EFFN FILM FESTIVAL NETWORK |
::: GREEN AWARD EFFN FILM FESTIVAL NETWORK :::
AINDA AS PASTORES? (Are there still any shepherds?) by Jorge Pelicano
JURY’S STATEMENT: For the relevance of this documentary, for its genre and its capability to communicate through a skilled narration the essence and the genuineness of its plot, and for its cinematographic value such as photography and production.
SPECIAL AWARD GOLDER ASSOCIATES
::: SPECIAL AWARD GOLDER ASSOCIATES :::
From among ten films screened during the Festival, a special jury jointly with Golder Associates will select the best feature or short film on the topic of Award for Best Film on sustainable development to be awarded a prize of euro 5000.
WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR di Chris Paine
JURY’S STATEMENT: In a reliable way this film tackles all the themes of sustainable development, environment, economy and society, where mobility –by definition a symbol of the close relationship between local problems and global fallouts- is an important aspect. The approach giving space to a number of opinions is worthy of praise: it is not a simple accusation but proposes scientifically sounded solutions and avoids dogmatic statements.
Moreover the jury appreciates the reopening of the debate on the American Way of Life in the United States.
ECOTRIBE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
CINEMAMBIENTE AWARD - CONSULTA PROVINCIALE DEGLI STUDENTI DI TORINO
The International Ecotribe Competition debuts this year with a selection of environmental films made with a videophone. Jury members are students from the Provincial Student Council and will award three prizes consisting of vouchers (euro 700, 500, 300) for the purchase of technology equipment.
The prize amounts will be given to the film’s copyright holders.
Haiku di Giuseppe Tedeschi
JURY’S STATEMENT: Looks into the environmental issue through an often ignored point of view. It does not only shows the environmental problems but also the social ones, and links these two difficulties in an indissoluble way, thus revealing how the environmental deterioration procedes at the same pace with the social one.
Concatenazione di Mauro Corti
JURY’S STATEMENT: It highlights the cost that the modern man had to pay in order to achieve and maintain the present living standard; it also clearly underlines how pollution harmful is both for nature and the man itself. An excellent editing succeeds in let the message pass in a direct way through the “cause-effect” mechanismus represented by an excellent alternation of words and archive footage.Qualitatively well cared and with an excellent soundtrack.
Water fall di Caterina Vannucci
JURY’S STATEMENT: It helps understand what it could happen if one day our water resources should finish. Staging is careful, with “amusing” and dramatic sequences very well performed. The message sent by this film is clearly understandable because it is transmitted in a direct and simple way.