The films were selected among more than 300 films viewed, coming from 17 countries – Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Greece, England, Italy, Japan, Nederland, Poland Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and United States. They are part of the best and most awarded films of the recent world production on environmental issues and sustainable development. Thirteen features (two fictions and eleven documentaries) and sixteen short films (nine animations, two fictions and five docs) have been in competition. The forty four films left were gathered in six sections: Water – contamination, shortage and solutions; Panorama; Ridden Daily Risks; Native People; Generation ’92 and EcoFamily.
filmambiente Catalogue 2012 [pdf | 2mb]
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Jury Feature Competition
Haroldo Mattos de Lemos
President of Brasil PNUMA Institute coordinates the Master in Environment Courses at the Escola Politécnica da UFRJ. He is the president of ABNT council, vice-president of the technical committee 207 of ISSO, president of the assembly of businessman pro-Environment at the Commercial Association of Rio de Janeiro. He was the secretary to the Ministry of Environment (1994-1999), State Secretary of Rio de Janeiro for Development and Urbanization (1987-1991), vice-director of the UN program for environment (1982-1987), director of the National Institute of Technology (1980-1982) and president of the State of Rio de Janeiro Engineering of Environment Foundation (1975-1979).
Peter Jay Brown
DP and Director, with more than 30 years’ experience, producing shows like Real People and Entertainment Tonight, combined with his enthusiasm for the pursuit of stopping crimes against wildlife, no matter what, resulted in the nickname of the Eco terrorist, especially from his works as an environmentalist with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Brown also produced and directed twenty films with the Kenya Wildlife Services for international television to champion wildlife conservation in Africa; in 2001 went to Afghanistan, to help re-establish PARSA, charity founded by Mary MacMakin. He also created, wrote produced and directed the television series Pops, now incorporated into elementary level curriculum in five US states.
Born in São Paulo, Mr. Fasano is an actor, with large experience in television, where he has been working in soap operas and miniseries since 1990. He has also produced, acted and directed theatre and cinema. An active environmentalist, he is well known for his work pro conservation and sustainable development, especially of the Amazon. In the first semester of 2012, he hosted the television series “Amazonia” for TV Record, a reality show where celebrities try to survive at the forest, as a way to talk about sustainability and environment.
Jury Short Film Competition
Brazilian photojournalist, spent seven years engaged in environmental causes, travelling around more than 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Oceania and Europe. Her photos are filled with symbolism, combining her journalistic background with her passion for visual arts. She worked with different ONG´s of the environmental movement such as Amazon Watch, Avaaz, Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd. She spent two years working with Canadian environmentalist Paul Watson, embarked and documenting the “Icy War” against the whale hunting in Antarctica. She also worked undercover to prevent whale massacre at Faroe Islands.
Brazilian student, 17 years old, born in Rio de Janeiro. She is a student at OIKabum!, where she will be completing the studies in 2013. She worked as an actor on the short films “Dreamed Sound” and “Marionette”. She adapted the novel “Ze” for a short film, helping making the script. In the work “Missing the Sun”, finished in July, 2012, she also did the camera work and the editing. She is a member of the group Onde Quiser that works with remixes of literature and urban poetry.
Brazilian, a Social Communications graduate at PUC-Rio, she is a producer at the Audiovisual section of Nós do Morro Group. Among her works, the video instalation “Travelling Zona Norte”, presented in São Paulo and Porto Alegre, in 2010; the documentary “Cultural Rebellion”(2010), filmed at the penitentiary complex of Gericinó (Bangú, Rio) and is responsible for the cineclube +Cultura Nós do Morro. In 2011 she took part on the Pavillion Les Cinemas du Monde and the Producers Network, during Cannes Film Festival, with the project 1994. A feature film also selected to take part on the international workshop Produire au Sud/Imagens dos Povos, in Belo Horizonte, (Brazil – 2012). She worked as an assistant director in the shorts “Blue Violin” (Filipe Pontes e Renata Lima (2009, “The owners of the woods” (Luciana Bezerra - 2012), “Blue Hill” (Gustavo Melo - 2012). She is now finishing her short film, “Some like Poetry”.