November 22, 2020 5:08:29 am
A Netflix documentary on an octopus, a BBC manufacturing on a person who turned farmland right into a rainforest and a WWF movie on the hyperlink between deforestation and meals have been among the many winners at an awards presentation for movies based mostly on the atmosphere, organised by UK-based charity TVE (Television for the Environment).
The Global Sustainability Film Awards 2020 (GSFA), organised with Difficult Dialogues, picked out winners below eight aggressive and two nominated classes. The on-line awards presentation was complemented by 4 panel discussions on themes associated to world sustainability.
TVE GSFA, which is in its ninth yr, awards movies each on their creativity in addition to on the sustainability impression. It had obtained over 100 movie submissions from 17 international locations. The five-day lengthy on-line occasion, centered on present environmental points, was attended by sustainability consultants, filmmakers, companies, not for revenue organizations and youth leaders.
Surina Narula, MBE, Founder of Difficult Dialogues and the TVE GSFA stated: “The last week has been a roller coaster ride showcasing the collection of shortlisted and winning films and incisive discussions on developing a more sustainable world including difficult dialogues with businesses because of the dilemma of profit over sustainability. This year going virtual over five days gave us more time to provide a better experience for filmmakers and the visibility to showcase our youth ambassadors and their work.”
The award winners of the aggressive classes included Once You Know (Pulp Films) and Our Planet: Our Business (WWF-UK), Helping People Put the Planet First (BBC StoryWorks), BREEF and Rolex Preserve and Protect Nature (The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation), 10 Myths about Deforestation and Food (WWF-UK), A Failure of the Imagination (The Progress Film Company), Turning the Tide (Stramash Films), The Man who grew his personal Amazon Rainforest (BBC, People Fixing the World) and Traces (Sébastien Pins).
My Octopus Teacher (Directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed) received within the nominated awards class together with Coronavirus Pandemic: Making Safer Emergency Hospitals (CineTecture Ltd) within the class for Artificial Intelligence.
My Octopus Teacher is a Netflix Original documentary launched worldwide in September 2020. It captures the every day experiences of free diver Craig Foster off the coast of South Africa and his remark of an octopus in her pure habitat and her capacity to battle predators and adapt to her atmosphere.