Awarded Films, 20th CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival

The 20th edition of CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival (Turin, Italy) has ended on June 5th.
Here’s the palmares Award for Best International Documentary
Plastic China by Jiu-liang Wang (China 2016, 82’)

Jury Statement
What do dumps, marine life, and the bodies of vulnerable humans have in common? Very often, plastic. The geography of plastic is a corporeal geography of inequality, marginalized peripheral landscapes, and marginalized people. Narrating their invisible stories is an act of physical and political resistance.

Smat Award for Best One Hour Documentary
Océans, le Mystère plastique by Vincent Perazio (France 2016, 53’)

Jury Statement
The sixth continent consists of great plastic garbage patches floating in the Pacific, the North and the South Atlantic Ocean. As the plastic degrades, it is broken down into tiny fragments that are indestructible, but ingested by marine life and animals, and, ultimately, humans. The film explains in easily understandable scientific terms an apparently irresolvable problem. For now?

The jury also awards special mention to:
The Last Pig by Allison Argo (USA 2016, 54’)

Jury Statement
The film takes a simple, direct view into the daily life of a pig farm and the relationship between the farmer and his animals. Though the film plays on viewers’ emotions when the farmer decides to stop raising pigs, it merits this special mention.

CiAl Award for Best Italian Documentary
Dusk Chorus – Based on Fragments of Extinction by Nika Šaravanja, Alessandro d’Emilia (Italy 2016, 68’)

Jury Statement
A vitally important topic handled with originality and presented from a novel cinematographic perspective. The film conveys a strong message of content and emotion.

Audience Award Iren – Main sponsor of CinemAmbiente
Frágil Equilibrio by Guillermo García López (Spain 2016, 81’)

Environment and Society Award offered by Cooperativa Arcobaleno
Plastic China by Jiu-liang Wang (China 2016, 82’)

Legambiente Special Mention
Con i piedi per terra by Andrea Pierdicca (Italy 2016, 86’)

Turin University Student Award for the Best Short Film
Given by the students of the degree program in environmental economics and cultural heritage, University of Turin (EACT)
Source International by Advocate Creative (USA 2016, 6’)

Special Awards

Movies Save the Planet Award to Jean-Michel Bertrand

Le Ghiande Literary Award to Matteo Righetto