Toronto’s Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival announced the winners for its 2017 festival.
Chanda Chevannes’ Unfractured was the big winner of the fest having scooped the prize for Best Canadian Feature.
On the international front, the Chinese production Dream Empire, directed by David Borenstein, about the growing and increasingly perilous economy of development in the Asian nation won the award for Best International Feature.
The Mark Haslam Award went to the Mexican feature El Remolino by Laura Herrero Garvín. This award acknowledges a film that draws attention to environmental issues in under-represented communities and is directed by a filmmaker connected to the community or country.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Best Canadian Feature
Unfractured, Chanda Chevannes
Best International Feature
Dream Empire, David Borenstein
Best International Short
Elk River, Jenny Nichols
Best Canadian Short
Fix and Release, Scott Dobson
Mark Haslam Award
El Remolino, Laura Herrero Garvín
Green Pitch Prize
Poison in Paradise, Exan Auyoung and Joanne Jackson
Honourable mention: Fight to Repair Scott Dobson