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BERLINALE 2016: Kathryn Bonnici and Olivier Semonnay will be attending from 12th to 15th February: please get in touch to set up a meeting by emailing contact@javafilms.fr

 

Recent Awards

A STONE’S THROW FROM PRISON Best First Documentary Award (San Francisco Arab Film festival 2014)

7 DAYS IN KIGALI Prize of the Youth Jury for Creative Documentaries (FIFDH Geneva 2014)

ATOMIC AFRICA Environmental Investigation Award (Japan Wildlife Film Festival 2015)

BANKING NATURE Winner of the Expo Milano 2015 Prize (Prix Italia); Best Documentary (Grand Prize of the City of Innsbruck, Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 2015); Award of the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences ( Life Sciences Film Festival 2015, Czech Rep); Best Feature Film/Full-Length Documentary (Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2015); Best International Feature Award at Planet in Focus (Canada); Best Short Documentary (FICMA 2015, Barcelona); Special Prize "Emys Foundation" at (FICMA 2015, Barcelona)

BIDDER 70 Best Documentary Feature at Filmambiente Rio 2014

BORN IN GAZA Al Jazeera Jury Award (long films category) at Al Jazeera International Documentary Film festival 2015; Premio Moises Huentelaf Franja Naciones sin Estado (Festival de Cine de los Pueblos Indigenos Cine de Derechos Humanos, Valparaiso, Chile); Premio Forqué 2016 for Best Documentary (Spain)

CAPITAL C: THE CROWDFUNDING REVOLUTION Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature - World Cinema (Maui Film Festival)

CHECHNYA, WAR WITHOUT TRACE: Grand Prize of the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) at FIFDH Geneva 2015; FIGRA 2015 Grand Prize (Official Selection - International Competition of Documentaries lasting more than 40 min); Best Film at One World Brussels 2015

EMPTYING THE SKIES 2013 Zelda Penzel Giving Voice To The Voiceless Award; 2014 Laurissilva Ambassador Award (Madeira Film Festival) 2015 Wild & Scenic Award "Best in Theme"

EREBUS: OPERATION OVERDUE Youth Jury Prize at Spotkania Zakopane Mountain Film Festival 2014; Best New zealand Feature, Best Directing, Best Editing & Best Cinematography at NZ Documentary Edge festival 2014 (Auckland & Wellington, NEW ZEALAND)

GAMBLING ON EXTINCTION German Conservation and Sustainability Film Award 2015 (Naturvision Festival, Germany); Main prize in the category "Man and nature" (Darßer Naturfilmfestival); Prize of the President of the Festival Commitee (International Film Festival Ekotopfilm – Envirofilm 2015, Slovakia); Special Prize of the Jury (Matsalu Nature Film festival, Estonia), Second place in the Environmental Section (Ekofilm, Brno); Audience Prize at Masuku Film Festival (Gabon).

GLOBAL GAY Grand Prize of the World Organisation against Torture (FIFDH Geneva 2014); Jury’s Special Mention for long feature (Florence Queer Festival)

GMO OMG Best Film at Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2014; Best Documentary Film Award at EMA "Environmental Media Association" Awards 2014 (USA); Best Documentary Feature (Premio Aguere) at Cine Escena 2014 (Tenerife, Spain).

HUMAN HARVEST: CHINA’S ILLEGAL ORGAN TRADE AIB International Investigative Award (Association for International Broadcasting Awards 2015, London, UK)

I WILL BE MURDERED Special mention by the international jury of the New Filmmakers Competition section at Sao Paulo International Film Festival; Premio Coral (Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano) for best documentary about Latin America by a non latin-american director; Best Director at FICCI in Colombia

IN SEARCH OF BIGFOOT Best Documentary Prize at Rencontres du Cinéma Européen de Vannes (2015)

LIFE IN FLAMES Jury Prize at FICMA Barcelona; "Batefuegos de Oro" Award (awarded by Faculdad de Ingenieros Forestales de Madrid); named Best Pitched Project at Sunnyside 2014.

MURGE, THE COLD WAR FRONT Mediterranean Memory Prize sponsored by INA at Primed 2014

OPEN WINDOWS Audience Award for Best Documentary at VII Festival de Cine de la Diversidad Sexual / Cine Movilh (Chile).

SIERRA LEONE: A CULTURE OF SILENCE Achievement in Documentary Film Award (2015 Silicon Valley African Film Festival); Best Documentary Feature Film (NYC International Film Festival 2014)

SINCE I WAS BORN Primera Mención, Competencia Oficial Internacional de Mediometrajes (FICIP Argentina 2014)

SURROUNDED BY ISIS DIG Award 2015 in the VIDEOREPORTING / REPORTAGE category; Grand format television trophy at Prix Bayeux-Calvados 2015; Onus Prize at Terra di Tutti Film Festival 2015.

SWEATSHOP: DEADLY FASHION Golden Screen for Best Reality (Gullruten 2015, Norway), First Runner-Up "Youth category" at Japan Prize 2015.

THE COCAINE ROUTE Best Documentary Film Director for Thierry Gaytán (NYC International Film Festival 2014)

THE HARDER THEY FALL Best Foreign Film at International Sport Film Festival Palermo 2015 (Italy)

THE HIGH COST OF CHEAP GAS Main Prize of the Category E Current Affairs. Prize of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic (International Film Festival Ekotopfilm – Envirofilm 2015)

THE POLIO WAR Albert Londres Prize 2014

THE REAL PRICE OF YOUR MOBILE PHONE DIG Award 2015 in the VIDEOREPORTING / INVESTIGATIVE category.

TRANSGENIC WARS FIGRA Investigation Prize & FIGRA Youth Jury prize; DIG Award 2015: SPECIAL MENTION – COOP PRIZE “Food, consumption and environment”

UNDER THE SHADOW World Humanitarian Awards 2015 (Jakarta, INDONESIA): International Humanitarian Platinum Award for the documentary and International Humanitarian Special Award for Masika Katsuva

Forthcoming Festivals & Screenings at Special Events

BANKING NATURE EcoCup (26 Feb- 2 March 2016, Moscow & St Petersburg, RUSSIA): Addis International Film Festival (5-10 May 2016, Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA)

BORN IN GAZA Ramdam festival (18-26 January 2016, Tournai, Belgium)

CAPITAL C: THE CROWDFUNDING REVOLUTION CNEX DOC FOUNDATION (23 Jan. 2016. Hong Kong); Transitions Film festival (18 Feb-2 March 2016, AUSTRALIA)

CODE: DEBUGGING THE GENDER GAP Transitions Film festival (18 Feb-2 March 2016, AUSTRALIA); Kosmorama (8 March 2016, Oslo, NORWAY)

EMPTYING THE SKIES Berkshire Orthonological Club (20 Jan. 2016. University of Reading, UK)

FEMINISTS INSHA’ ALLAH: THE STORY OF ARAB FEMINISM Elles Tournent (31 Jan 2016, Brussels, BELGIUM); Journée internationale de la femme, projection publique (8 March 2016, Poitiers, Le Toit du Monde); Elles Font Leur Cinéma (18-20 March 2016, Rouen, FRANCE)

GABO, THE CREATION OF GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ Docpoint (25-31 January, Helsinki, FINLAND); Bengaluru International Film festival (28 Jan- 4 Feb 2016, Bengaluru, INDIA)

GPS: A GLOBAL WAR World Science Festival (March 2016, AUSTRALIA)

MAPPING THE FUTURE: THE POWER OF ALGORITHMS World Science Festival (March 2016, AUSTRALIA)

OLEG’S CHOICE FIPA (19-24 Jan. 2016. Biarritz, FRANCE)

SAFARI TOURISM: PAYING TO KILL EcoCup (26 Feb- 2 March 2016, Moscow & St Petersburg, RUSSIA)

SURROUNDED BY ISIS Cinema Peace Foundation ( Jan. 2016, Berlin, GERMANY)

SWITZERLAND’S DARK PAST: IN THE NAME OF ORDER AND MORALITY FIPA (19-24 Jan. 2016. Biarritz, FRANCE)

 

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