Photography captures light, but it’s up to the artist to know what it is that’s going to stimulate other people and inspire them. – Dr. Roberta Bondar, 2017 Planet in Focus Canadian Eco-Hero Award recipient
Thank you to everyone who joined us this year for our Closing Night Gala & Awards to celebrate the award-winning films of the 18th Annual Planet in Focus Film Festival.
In addition to our festival’s awards, we were honoured this year to host the 4th Annual International Green Film Network Awards. This is a celebration of the world’s top environmental films as recognized by the Green Film Network to promote environmental films worldwide and encourage initiatives that raise awareness of environmental issues. This year, we presented two Green Film Network Awards: the Green Vision Award and the Green Cinema Award. You can find more information about each one online here.
Award-Winning Films of the 18th Annual Planet in Focus Film Festival
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
Green Film Network Green Vision Award: 24 Snow, Mikhail Barynin
Green Film Network Green Cinema Award: Plastic China, Jiu-liang Wang
Mark Haslam Award: El Remolino, Laura Herrero Garvín
Green Pitch Prize ($35k in services & cash): Poison in Paradise, Exan Auyoung and Joanne Jackson*
Green Pitch Prize, Honourable Mention: Fight to Repair, Scott Dobson
Scroll through the see highlights from the Green Film Network Awards and Closing Night Gala & Awards below. You can find more photos from the 18th Annual Planet in Focus Film Festival on our Facebook page.