INTERNATIONAL PRIZE WINNERS

  • GRAND PRIZE

    LIFE WITHOUT GUARANTEE

    by: Qudrat Atadjanov

     

    The story of a former sailor who missed the sea. 

  • FIRST PRIZE

    PRIVATE WATERS

    by: Jordan Leibel & Ramiro Lainez

    Communities in El Salvador grapple with protecting their water sources from the pressures of privatization and pollution. 

     

     

  • SECOND PRIZE

    WATERBORNE: A STORY OF BROKEN WATER

    by: Katherine Finn

    Captures of the history of harm to indigenous lands and water and how these changes continue to manifest today in the situations of long term boil water advisories in Indigenous communities...

     

     

  • SECOND PRIZE

    THE FATHER OF TREES

    by: Teymour Ghaderi

    A man who collects the plastic bottles in the nature and watering the trees, because the water is too low. 

     

  • SECOND PRIZE

    LET'S TALK ABOUT WATER

    by: Michael Rouse

     A poetic perspective on our water crisis.

     

  • SECOND PRIZE

    BEACH DAY

    by: Shareef

    Father and daughter enjoying life on the beach.

     

  • VIEWERS CHOICE

    THE SHELL

    by: Curtis Wagner

    Everyone can make a difference, but sometimes we need to be reminded what is it stake if we don’t.

     

  • HONORABLE MENTION

    TOO MUCH TOO LITTLE TOO LATE?

    by: Mirva Grönqvist

    Short animation about water pollution. Is it too late to make a change? 

     

  • HONORABLE MENTION

    WETLAND / WASTE LAND

    by: Philip Loring & Don Selby

    Anthropologist Philip Loring and filmmaker Donald Selby look at the emerging conflicts in the Canadian prairies over the apparently-conflicting needs of wetlands and agriculture...

     

 

YOUTH PRIZE WINNERS

  • WINNER

    SAVE IT BEFORE IT'S GONE!

    by: Shreya Adapa

     

    Our amount of clean, accessible water is slowly draining. As cities are growing, rainwater is going down drains, and eventually into rivers and oceans, where it is lost. This story is about a boy who finds a creative way to save water and fulfill his wish to grow plants.  

  • RUNNER-UP

    SNOW SOME LOVE

    by: Lauren Lockert, Brianna Duncan, Brenna Korol, Love Akpan

     

    3 girls go outside to build a snowman and are shocked by a discovery that they make. 

     

  • RUNNER-UP

    KEEP THE RIVERS CLEAN

    by: Izmailova Lisa, Fattah Kirill

    Keep the rivers clean - do not throw trash in water.

     

  • RUNNER-UP

    EVERY DROP COUNTS

    by:  Alexander Colman,
    Samuel Landsman

    In our study of America's water pollution crisis, we interview local expert Bill Lucey, at his home in Killingsworth, CT. We also get insight from our Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal. The Senator was filmed at the Weston Town Hall. Intro and ending scenes were filmed at our local reservoir. 

     

  • RUNNER-UP

    WATER FILM 2020

    by: Grant Liebrecht, Aiden Liebrecht

    One of the units that our class studied this year was about water. This unit helped inspire our film. In the unit we talked about water and how essential it is to human life and to a healthy ecosystem. The idea behind our film is to highlight the waste of this essential resource and how in the past two hundred years we have been wasting and overusing this precious resource...

     

  • VIEWERS CHOICE

    DO NOT BE AFRAID, LETS GO!

    by: Natalia Liadova

    The leading soloist of the Novosibirsk Opera and ballet theatre Anna Germizeeva performed a dance in the pool "Spartak". The concept of the video is to show people that they don't need to be afraid to do what they like. Don't be shy, don't be afraid of any obstacles. In addition, the video demonstrates that there is not much water, so the ballerina dances not by the sea, but by the pool, where it is already cleaned and processed. 

     

 
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