Awards 2013


FEATURE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS:

Special Mention 1:
More Than HoneyMore Than Honey
Markus Imhoof | Doc | 2012 | 91min | Switzerland/Germany/Austria
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 bees and the human world.

Special Mention 2:
Little LandLittle Land
Nikos Dayandas | Doc | 2013 | 52min | Greece
the Greek production Little Land, by Nikos Dayandas, that with great sensibility shows how a new generation is looking for a sustainable way out of the European crisis.

Best Feature Documentary:
Village at the End of the WorldVillage at the End of the Worlkd
David Katznelson | Doc | 2012 | 76min | UK
Village at the end of the World, by David Katznelson, that – from an optimistic perspective - chronicles the everyday life of a small village facing extinction, presenting many environmental related issues without imposing a point of view to the audience.

SHORT FILM AWARDS:

Special Mention:
FacesFaces
Said Najmi | Doc | 2012 | 15:38min | Jordania
to the Jordanian Production, “Faces”, by Said Najmi, for the sensible way it treats the human’s choices.

Melhor Curta:
Irish Folk FurnitureIrish Folk Furniture
Tony Donoghue | Anim | 2012 | 08:19min | Ireland
Irish Folk Furniture, by Tony Donoghue, for the original and creative way chosen to portrait the recycling process using the stop motion technic.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISTS AWARDS
Given by the Brazilian Network of Environmental Journalism
for Journalistic Relevance


Menção Especial:

Unacceptable LevelsUnacceptable Levels
Edward Brown | Doc | 2013 | 90min | USA



Journalistic Relevance Award:

Bottled LifeBottled Life: Nestlé´s Business with Water
Urs Schnell | Doc | 2012 | 90min | Switzerland
The film 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.

PEOPLE´S CHOICE AWARD

Big Boys Gone BananaBig Boys Gone Banana
Fredrik Gertten | Doc | 2012 | 88min | Sweden
Receiving more than 83% of votes.