Festival Award Winners:
Best Film: FAITH IN THE SOIL
Best Direction: IT’S GOOD BUSINESS: MOVING BEYOND CONSERVATION
Best Cinematography: TEAM LIONESS – KENYA’S ALL-FEMALE ANTI-POACHING UNIT
Best Sound & Music: SNOWSTORM
Best Environmental Film: HOME CRAIG
Watch the Audience Feedback Videos:
SNOWSTORM, 5min., USA
A meditative glimpse of Seagulls and Bufflehead Ducks navigating a snowstorm.
TEAM LIONESS – KENYA’S ALL-FEMALE ANTI-POACHING UNIT, 7min., Kenya
In Kenya, a small group of Maasai women have been chosen to be rangers. They risk their lives to protect wildlife and, in doing so, challenge traditional gender stereotypes. This is their story.
HOME CRAIG, 13min., USA
Home Crag is about conservation, community and climbing. The film features Gnarly Nutrition athlete and Olympic medalist Nathaniel Coleman, Salt Lake Climber’s Alliance Executive Director Julia Geisler and USA Climbing CEO Marc Norman. Home Crag shares their perspectives on a current development issue in Salt Lake’s Little Cottonwood Canyon and reveals why the rock climbing in the canyon deserves protection.
IT’S GOOD BUSINESS: MOVING BEYOND CONSERVATION, 13min,. USA
“It’s Good Business: Moving Beyond Conservation” is a short documentary that explores the antiquated idea that capitalism must be at odds with the health of the environment in order to profit. While we all want to protect our planet, current models of environmental conservation are failing. It’s clear that we desperately need a different approach to protecting nature. In 1990’s Mexico, many believed rampant deforestation was simply the cost of doing business. But one man saw an alternative, and launched what would become the most successful biodiversity program in history: CONABIO. This documentary analyzes what made CONABIO successful, where other conservation efforts have so dramatically failed.
FAITH IN THE SOIL, 27min., UK
The food industry is broken.
As consumers, we have grown to demand a wide variety of produce all year round at a tiny cost. This has had a huge impact on farmers’ lives, the climate, animal welfare and rural communities across the country. 88% of farmers under 40 rank poor mental health as the biggest hidden problem in the industry and it’s no surprise.