|Colorado Environmental Film Festival|
|Written by Paul Mahoney|
|Saturday, 03 March 2012 08:21|
The 6th Annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival was a great success!
The sixth annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) was a great success this past weekend at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden. We are pleased to announce the winners of the 6th annual CEFF Awards, which were presented by Hunter Lovins, Natural Capital Solutions, and renowned leader in the sustainability movement. The Awards are beautiful engraved sculptures donated by local artist, Rik Sargent.
Spirit of Activism is awarded to Arise
Arise captures the portraits and stories of extraordinary women around the world who are coming together to heal the injustices against the earth. The film weaves together poetry, music, art and stunning scenery to create a hopeful and collective story that inspires us to work for the earth. Our storytellers represent diverse cultural responses to climate change by providing us with examples for environmental solutions. Shot on location in Israel, Ecuador, India, Kenya, Hawaii, SF, MN, NY and CO. The film features Wangari Maathai's Green Belt Movement, interviews with Maggie Fox, Winona LaDuke, Majora Carter, Vandana Shiva, Starhawk and many other amazing women. Narrated by Daryl Hannah.
Best Feature is awarded to Grow!
GROW! takes a look at the brave new world of sustainable farming as seen through the eyes, hearts and minds of 20 young farmers. Filmed on 12 farms throughout the state of Georgia during an entire growing season, GROW! provides an insightful and honest look at this next generation of farmers.
Best of Fest is awarded to Switch
What will it really take, to switch from oil and coal, to their alternatives? Dr. Scott Tinker, Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, professor of geosciences, and renowned energy lecturer, embarks on a round the world journey to answer this and related questions: If coal is dirty, why do we keep using it? Can we really clean it up? Will oil get more expensive? Will it run out? How quickly will we adopt alternatives, and which ones? How risky is hydraulic fracturing? How dangerous is nuclear? What are the biggest challenges, and most promising solutions, to our energy transition? What role does each of us play? Dr. Tinker goes inside the world's premiere energy sites for all resources, from coal to solar, and talks to leaders in government, industry and academia, exploring the world of energy like no documentary has ever done before. Test audiences have called this 'the most important energy film since An Inconvenient Truth.'
Best Short is awarded to A Wild Idea
A Wild Idea is a documentary about the Yasuní-ITT Initiative, Ecuador's unprecedented proposal for fighting global climate change: In exchange for payments from the world community, the country will leave untouched its largest oil reserves.The film takes the viewer to the Ecuadorian Amazon, capturing the rain forest's stunning biodiversity. A Wild Idea is a thought provoking film that explores the complexity of oil development within a fragile ecosystem, its local and global implications, and its effects on the planet as a whole.
Best Youth Film is awarded to Lost in Puget Sound
The 26 min. cinematic feature follows three teens who lose a key down a storm drain. In their search for the key they learn about stormwater pollution in Puget Sound and they discover they can do something about it. This launches them on a journey of discovery about the causes of stormwater pollution as they set out to recover the lost key from the Puget Sound. This film was created as an educational tool for elementary and middle school teachers to spread the word about the causes of stormwater pollution and encourage youth to find their own ways to educate their communities about the problem and the solutions.