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 FeatureDream Empire, David Borenstein

Best International ShortElk River, Jenny Nichols

Best Canadian Short​​​: Fix and Release, Scott Dobson

Green Film Network Green Vision Award24 Snow, Mikhail Barynin

Green Film Network Green Cinema AwardPlastic China, Jiu-liang Wang

Mark Haslam AwardEl 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.

October 27, 2017

Celebrating the Award-Winning Films of PiF2017

October 18, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Opening Night

October 17, 2017

5 Things You Should Really Know About Canada’s First Woman in Space

October 11, 2017

Green Pitch Finalists for Industry Conference, 2017

October 11, 2017

Jonah Bryson on Receiving the Rob Stewart Youth Eco-Hero Award

October 7, 2017

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