The Innsbruck Nature Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary for four days with filmmakers from all over the world and around 50 works that have been very well received by the audience.
Innsbruck (OTS) – The top-class jury decided and at the 20th Nature Film Festival Innsbruck the documentaries “The loneliest whale – The search for 52” and “La Vie est dans le Pré” with the Grand Prix honored by the city of Innsbruck.
Receives the grand prize for the best nature film “The loneliest whale – The search for 52”. Directed by the New Yorker Joshua Zeman, accompanied by a dedicated research crew in the search for the mystery of the 52-hertz whale and uncovering a secret of the underwater world. Produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and Adrian Genier, something sustainable comes from Hollywood to the Innsbruck Metropol-Kino for the anniversary edition. The jury increases the hope that remains at the end of the film, and connects our emotions and our sense of togetherness with the loneliness whale.
“La Vie est dans le Pré“(Life beyond Monsanto) receives the grand prize for the best environmental documentation. In it, director Eric Guéret portrays the farmer Paul François, who suffered poisoning, sued Monsanto and switched to organic after the trial. The film shows the year-long journey from the last “chemical” harvest to the first without pesticides.
The first one awarded Wild Woman Award goes in “The wild forest“By Lisa Eder. Her eye for detail in the large forest context and the curious view of the Bavarian Forest on its 50th anniversary as a nature park make the film on the big screen a great experience. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker and namesake of the Camera Award Christian Berger rewards Piotr Bernas for the impressive visual language in the Polish documentary “Wieloryb z Lorino“(The Whale of Lorino) by Maciel Cuske.
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