The best of the best were celebrated at this screening session and they are truly the 2021 Water Docs best films about water and climate change. They include our best feature film winner, "Entangled", and our best short/mid-length film winner, "A Short Film About Ice", and are presented in partnership with the Banff World Media Festival.
BANFF World Media Festival (JUNE 12-15, 2022)
Now in its 42nd year, BANFF is an international conference and marketplace where new business partnerships are forged and new TV, film and digital media projects are ignited. With delegates from 50+ countries, the Festival attracts the world’s top creators, producers, show runners, talent, networks, studios, streamers, press and media companies.
We believe our industry must recognize and act on its role in the movements for social, political, and environmental progress. BANFF continues to drive conversation and action, highlighting the power that the entertainment industry has to change minds, change policy, and create opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented.
The camera bears witness to the shapes and colours of glaciers, tundra, mountains and sea ice while the filmmaker explores the role of the human and the artist in such landscapes in the time of the Anthropocene.
ENTANGLED chronicles the efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction, the impacts of those efforts on the lobster industry, and how the National Marine Fisheries Service has struggled to balance the vying interests. There are now estimated to be about 350 right whales, making them among the planet’s most endangered species.
In this post-screening Q&A discussion, Rick Miller (Emcee) speaks with filmmakers Adam Laity and David Abel about their films "A Short Film About Ice" and "ENTANGLED" and delves into how climate change is affecting the Arctic as well as the endangered species that is the focus of the film "ENTANGLED", the North Atlantic Right Whale.
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