Transforming Society: Road to Fulfilment (Phoenix Film, UAE)
Greener Living: Bad Blood (VICE Media, India)
Documentary Impact: Eating Our Way to Extinction (Broxstar Productions Ltd, UK)
Young Filmmaker: Changing Paradigms (Henry Smith, Australia)
Digital Technology and AI for Sustainable Living: Age of Change: Circulor (Circulor, UK)
Additionally, a special tve Trustee Choice Award was given to the film Water for Life from Green Hub, India.
Founder’s award full length feature film -
Call Jane for its effective portrayal of a pivotal chapter in American history. The film brings alive the troubled story of an American woman in the USA in the 1960s with a life threatening pregnancy which officially cannot be terminated, and how she reaches out an underground network of women who take risks to provide abortions.
Founder’s award Documentary Category -
The Territory- Director Alex Spritz. with awe-inspiring cinematography, the film vividly brings alive the struggles of a young Indigenous leader and his mentor who fight back in defence of their land and an uncontacted group living deep within the forest.
Additional Jury Excerpts for the Winning Films
1. Transforming Society Film Award Category Winner: Road to Fulfilment
“Two out of three bites of food we eat are pollinated by bees,” says a man in this charming production by Phoenix Film, set in the United Arab Emirates, that captures via the voices of local women, men and youth their passion to build a sustainable society that respects gender and the natural world.
2. Greener Living Film Award Category Winner: Bad Blood
The theme of a poacher turned gamekeeper is an evergreen theme. But this riveting film by Vice News, narrating the personal guilt of a reformed rhino killer, was special: not least because such films come from Africa, but this was from the Indian border in Assam.
3. Documentary Impact Film Award Category Winner: Eating Our Way to Extinction
The unbridled impact of massive, rising, meat consumption on our forests, our water and our climate takes centre stage in this fast moving film by Broxstar Productions in the UK. If you knew there was a link to meat and multiple environmental crises, then now you know we can all do something.
4. Young Filmmaker Film Award Category Winner: Changing Paradigms
Regenerative agriculture is farming that puts the health of the soil at the centre of a new revolution that could help humanity avoid dangerous climate change while improving farmers’ incomes and growing healthy food. Told through the stories of two Australian farmers, this film is empowering and uplifting.
5. Digital Technology and AI for Sustainable Living Film Award Category Winner: Age of Change: Circulor
The Swedish electric car company Polestar has set a science-based target to combat climate change. But how to guarantee that the parts they source from global supply chains match this ambition. This film by Circulor in the UK shows how blockchain can be an answer and is told in a highly engaging and clear narrative.
Winners GSFA 2021
Category 1: Young Filmmaker Award Its Bean Too Hot -UK by Hedvika Michnova, UK
Category 2: Adaptation & Resilience Fixing India: How Community Media Like Video Volunteers Changed During COVID-19- India by Video Volunteers, India
Category 3: Nature Based Solutions Voice Above Water – USA directed by Dana Frankoff, Turning Tides Films
Category 4: Energy Transitions NORCAP Energy. A commitment for the communities- Norway, By Panot Films and Norwegian Refugee Council.
Category 5: Clean Transport Swytch - Your Bicycle. Electric. The World's Smallest & Lightest eBike Conversion Kit – UK by Swytch Technology
Category 6: Financing Sustainability Our Planet: Too Big To Fail- UK by WWF-UK & Silverback Films
Category 7: Transforming Society S.T.O.P. (Stop The Ocean Pollution) – Czech Republic by Plastic Oceans International
Category 8: Documentary Impact Thank You for the Rain -UK by Banyak Films
Category 9: AI and Digital Innovation The Life Value of Energy - Bittwatt Singapore
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