Planet in Focus Announces Award Winners

Massimo Botura in Theatre of Life
Photo taken from the production, courtesy of the NFB


By Pat Mullen

Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival has announced its award winners. The champs were named last night during a ceremony on the festival’s closing night. Peter Svatek’s Theatre of Life won the award for Best Canadian Feature after kicking off the festival with a well-attended opening night screening. (Stay tuned for more on Theatre of Life in the next issue of POV!)

The full list of Planet in Focus is as follows:

Best Canadian Feature:
Theatre of Life – Peter Svatek

Best Canadian Short:
Kokota: The Islet of Hope – Craig Norris

Best International Feature:
In Pursuit of Silence – Patrick Shen, USA

Best International Short
The Rainmakers of Nganyi – Steve McDonald, South Africa

Mark Haslam Award:
Behemoth – Zhao Liang, China

Green Pitch Prize (worth over $35k in services & cash)
The Soil Chronicles – Noe Sardet, Jean-Marc Abela and Sharif Mirshak
Honourable mention: Modified- Aube Giroux

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