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Kathryn Bonnici and Rebecca Nicholls will be attending Sheffield Doc Fest (UK) between the 11th-14th June.

Roch Bozino and Kathryn Bonnici will be attending Sunny Side (La Rochelle, France) between the 20th-23rd June

Donatien Pierda will be attending Krakow Film Festival (Poland) between the 1st-4th June, followed by a Seoul-Tokyo Rendez-Vous (Korea, Japan) between the 20th-26th June.

Please email us on contact@javafilms.fr if you would like to set up a meeting.

 

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); Greenpeace Switzerland prize at Festival du Film Vert 2016.

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)

CODE: DEBUGGING THEN GENDER GAP Call 2 Action Award at Boulder International Film Festival 2016; Accolade Global Film Competition Award 2016 (for Awards of Excellence : 1. Special Mention for Documentary Feature, 1. Contemporary Issues & Awareness Raising , 3. Use of Film / Video for Social Change, 4. Viewer Impact: Motivational / Inspirational, 5. Special Effects: Animation, 6.Original Score (Composed by Laura Karpman))

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

CHILDREN OF SHAME Special Jury Prize for over 40 minutes (FIGRA 2016)

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)

ESCAPE FROM ISIS 2016 Realscreen Award winner (Category : Non-Fiction Social Issues / Current Affairs); 2016 Broadcast Award winner in the Current Affairs category (UK); 2016 RTS Award winner – current affairs international (UK); 2016 Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award winner (UK); 2015 Foreign Press Award for Documentary of the Year (UK); 2015 Amnesty Media Award in Documentary Category (UK); 2015 Rory Peck Martin Adler Award for the fixer.

FEMINISTS INSHA’ALLAH: THE STORY OF ARAB FEMINISM Gold Award at Jakarta Film Festival for Women (Indonesia)

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; Prize of Bratislava Self-Governing Region at the International Festival of Sustainable Development Films Ekotopfilm – Envirofilm 2016.

MAPPING THE FUTURE: THE POWER OF ALGORITHMS Grand Prix AST (Association Science & Télévision) - Ville de Paris (Pariscience 2015)

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).

PANSY! Best International ​Documentary Feature Award at KASHISH Mumbai Queer International Film Festival 2016 (India)

PORTRAITS OF A SEARCH Best Documentary Award in the Women category at Festival Voces Contra el Silencio 2016 (Mexico)

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)

SAFARI TOURISM: PAYING TO KILL Prize of the Slovak Environmental Agency at the International Festival of Sustainable Development Films Ekotopfilm – Envirofilm 2016.

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

STOLEN WARRIORS Honorable Mention by Jury for Narration & Honorable Mention in Audience Favorite Competition at The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival 2016 (USA)

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.

SWITZERLAND’s DARK PAST: IN THE NAME OF ORDER & MORALITY Grand Prize for over 40 minutes (FIGRA 2016), Aina Roger/ ESJ Lille Prize (FIGRA 2016)

THE BOXER OF AUSCHWITZ Public prize ’Autrement Vu’ (FIGRA 2016)

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); Accolade Global Film Competition Award 2015 (Award of Merit: Nature/Environment/Wildlife)

THE POLIO WAR Albert Londres Prize 2014

THE OTHER KIDS MOVISTAR+ Award to the Best Spanish Documentary Film (Documenta Madrid 2016, Spain)

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

UNDER THE SKIN: A JOURNEY INTO SAVAGERY Grand Prize of the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) at FIFDH Geneva 2016, Amnesty International Impact Prize (FIGRA 2016)

Forthcoming Festivals & Screenings at Special Events

CAPITAL C: THE CROWDFUNDING REVOLUTION Moscow International Documentary Film Festival Doker (19-24 May 2016, Moscow, RUSSIA)

CHECHNYA, WAR WITHOUT TRACE Human Rights Travelling Film Festival in Transnistria (May, TRANSNISTRIA, REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA).

CODE: DEBUGGING THE GENDER GAP Moscow International Documentary Film Festival Doker (19-24 May 2016, Moscow, RUSSIA); The Guardian (1st June 2016, London, UK)

EMPTYING THE SKIES International Air Film Festival El Yelmo (3-5 June 2016, Jaen, SPAIN)

FEMINISTS INSHA’ALLAH: THE STORY OF ARAB FEMINISM Forum des Images (21 June 2016, Paris, FRANCE)

GABO: THE CREATION OF GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ DocEdge Festival (4-29 May 2016, Wellington & Auckland, AUSTRALIA). Crouch End Festival/ Picture House Latino Day (18 June 2016, London, UK)

LIFE IN FLAMES Environmental Film Festival in Albania (22 May - 1 June 2016, Tirana, Albania)

OLEG’S CHOICE Frontline Club (23 May 2016, London, UK)

OPEN WINDOWS Springfield Mass LGBT Film festival (31 May-4 June 2016, Massachussets, USA)

PANSY! KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (25-29 May 2016, Mumbai, INDIA)

SAFARI TOURISM: PAYING TO KILL Cinemambiente (31 May- 5 June, Turin, ITALY)

SECRETS OF THE OCEANS: CLIMATE CONTROL Environmental Film Festival in Albania (22 May - 1 June 2016, Tirana, Albania)

WINNING GIRL DocEdge Festival (4-29 May 2016, Wellington & Auckland, AUSTRALIA)

 

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