Environmental films from Ecuador, the UK and Brazil win Ecuador Film Festival

Four environmental films Ecuador, the United Kingdom and Brazil They won during the ninth edition of Ecodor Festivalwho presented the prizes “Let us be the voice of nature”The organizers said on Saturday in a statement.

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International Environmental Film Festival It was developed in Keto From May 9 to 19, the documentary “River Life” by Ecuadorian directors Jorge Juan Anhalzer and Naya Andrade won the Best National Production award.

Awards ceremony

The awards he presented Festival Programming Committee They also recognized Nixon Andy’s production of “Yoko Cofan” as Best Short Film, which depicts the creation of the indigenous guards of the I Cofan community, in Sinangoy, on the banks of the Aguarico River, in the Ecuadorian Amazon. In order to protect its lands.

The title of Best Feature Film went to the Brazilian film “Tread Gently on Earth” by director Marcos Colon.

This brings together the stories of Katia, the chief of the Akrātikatêjê people; Manuel, a leader of the Munduruku people, and José Manuyama, a teacher of Kocama origin, and with them defend their lands against illegal mining and deforestation.

In addition, the fourth prize went to “Billy and Molly: A Love Story.” Best film of the festival.

This film is directed by Charlie Hamilton James United kingdom It presents a touching love story between a wild otter and a man, set in the remote Scottish Shetland Islands.

Full house at ECOador Festival

More than 3,000 people gathered in the cinema hall of the House of Cultures (CCE) during various events and Cinema forums Which included 28 experts, including environmental specialists, directors and audio-visual producers.

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30 works from 14 countries were displayed, including:

  • Nicaragua
  • United State
  • Brazil
  • Costa Rica
  • Austria
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Colombia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Australia
  • United kingdom.

“During these days, we have had the honor of presenting 13 premieres in Ecuador; one Latin American premiere and two world premieres, where the short film “El Oso Andino” by Ecuadorians Fernanda Gallardo and Jorge Pérez Gago stands out,” said Ricardo Centeno, Festival director.

ECOador has been carried out without interruption since 2016 with the aim of contributing to the creation of an environmental culture in the country through cinema, with new films addressing global and local challenges. Evie

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