November 22, 2020 5:08:29 a.m.
A Netflix documentary on an octopus, a BBC production of a man who turned farmland into rainforest, and a WWF film about the link between deforestation and food were among the winners at an awards show. for films based on the environment, organized by a company based in the United Kingdom. charity association TVE (Television for the Environment).
The Global Sustainability Film Awards 2020 (GSFA), organized with Difficult Dialogues, selected the winners in eight competitive categories and two nominees. The online award presentation was complemented by four panel discussions on themes related to global sustainability.
TVE GSFA, now in its ninth year, rewards films on both their creativity and their impact on sustainability. It has received over a hundred films submitted from 17 countries. The five-day online event, focused on current environmental issues, brought together sustainability experts, filmmakers, businesses, nonprofits and young leaders.
Surina Narula, MBE, Founder of Difficult Dialogues and TVE GSFA said: “Last week was a roller coaster ride showcasing the collection of selected and winning films and incisive discussions on developing a more sustainable world, including including difficult dialogues with companies due to the profit versus sustainability dilemma. This year, the five-day virtual gave us more time to provide a better experience for filmmakers and the visibility needed to showcase our Young Ambassadors and their work.
Competitive category winners include 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 own Amazon rainforest (BBC, People Fixing the World) and Traces (Sébastien Pins).
My Octopus Teacher (directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed) won in the nominee award category with Coronavirus Pandemic: Making Safer Emergency Hospitals (CineTecture Ltd) in the Artificial Intelligence category.
My Octopus Teacher is a Netflix Original documentary released worldwide in September 2020 that captures the daily experiences of free diver Craig Foster off the coast of South Africa and his sighting of an octopus in its natural habitat and its surroundings. ability to fight predators and adapt to its environment.
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