Film Festival Winners:
Best Environmental Short: WATCH THE FEET
Best Direction: WE ARE NATURE
Best sound & Music: TERRA
Best Cinematography: A FOOD STORY: THE REGENERATIVE RANCHER
Best Animation: FINALLY, I FOUND YOU!
Best Feature Film: THE DARK HOBBY
Watch the Audience Feedback Videos:
WATCH THE FEET, 6min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Sashko Danylenko, Laura Tufariello
Most consumers want to do the right thing to help keep our planet healthy, but it can be confusing. Feel good words like biodegradable, natural, recyclable, sustainable, etc. may actually encourage consumers to purchase more without guilt. But everything has an environmental footprint that affects our planet by using up earth’s resources and releasing toxins in some or all parts of their life. In just a few minutes, the character Elsie (LC) will show consumers how to consider a products’ entire life cycle to make their actions have more impact than just the words.
WE ARE NATURE, 1min., Norway, Experimental
Directed by Christian Holm-Glad
A gentle reminder than nature can live without us, but we can’t live without nature.
TERRA, 2min., Australia, Animation
Directed by Summer Lloyd-Johnson
Based on a short story by Jen Webb, Terra is a short film about restoration and reconnection with the earth in the age of a climate crisis.
A FOOD STORY: THE REGENERATIVE RANCHER, 6min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Crystal Buckey Brown
The future of the land, the animals, and the soil is a vital conversation that we need to keep having in the most thorough way possible. So the team at MarketPlace, headed out to Green Pastures Farm to immerse themselves in the world of Greg and Jan Judy, regenerative ranchers.
FINALLY, I FOUND YOU!, 4min,. USA, Animation
Directed by Young Son
A short stroll is full of surprises and adventures for a tiny Roly-Poly. Guess what life has prepared for him after all the rumble and tumble.
THE DARK HOBBY, 55min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Paula Fouce
In Hawaii, a group of Native Hawaiians and conservationists struggles politically to protect the exotic fish being looted from the reefs. Turtles, whales, and dolphins are all protected, but not the fish. Now many verges on extinction. 28 million fish are in the aquarium trade pipeline at any given time. They undergo bladder piercing, fin cutting and starvation for shipment and reach the mainland dead or dying. They would have lived up to forty years on a reef. Fish species are in crisis worldwide and many are caught with cyanide and dynamite.