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International Film Competition and Festival

The winners

Best Documentary: Ulwandle Lushile - Meeting the Tides Winning

Best Documentary: Ulwandle Lushile - Meeting the Tides Winning

Director: Tembisa Jordaan

Synopsis: This story is about the unheard voices of traditional marine fishers. On the doorstep of Isimangaliso Wetland Park – a nature lover’s wonderland that attracts tourists from all over the world - are the homes of the poorest and most marginalized coastal communities who have a high dependency on natural resources for survival. In the heart of the most tranquil beaches, we follow brave village Women as they conquer the harshness of the waves just to provide for their families. We take a walk in their shoes as they share in on their past and present experiences of the ocean, the generational access to marine living resources, their indigenous knowledge on the practice of mussel harvesting and what they hope for in the future, especially since they were once criminalized during apartheid times for wanting to provide food for their families.

Best Fiction Movie: Quarantine diary

Best Fiction Movie: Quarantine diary

Director: Samgar Rakym

Synopsis: A middle-income father is isolated and put into quarantine while his stay-at-home pregnant wife is helplessly left alone to care for their 3 children.

Young Filmmaker Award: Time to Eat

Young Filmmaker Award: Time to Eat

Director: Seongsik Lee

Synopsis: Kyeong Ok, who lives alone, gets a lunch box from a welfare center. Her son, who said to come by after a long time, is still not coming after the dark, and Kyeong Ok, wanting to eat the lunch box with her son, skips a meal and only waits for her son.

Best performance: Homemade cookies

Best performance: Homemade cookies

Director: Calliopi Villy Kotoula and Nikolaos Kakonas

Synopsis: A little girl tries to live her daily life with quarantine as her companion. Her innocence shields her family from Covid-19.

Best focus on agri-food system: WTF - Water To Food

Best focus on agri-food system: WTF - Water To Food

Directors: Niccolò Falsetti and Stefano De Marco

Synopsis: Did you ever ask yourself how much water does the food you eat cost? "WTF!" will probably be your reaction but, for us, it stands for Water to Food, and from now on, it will for you too. Water to Food represents the communication strategy of the ‘Coping with water scarcity in a globalized world (CWASI)’ project, a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC-2014-CoG, project 647473) and led by Prof. Francesco Laio @ Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Water To Food aims at disseminating the research results obtained since 2015 from CWASI. The latter research project has relevantly contributed to the literature and quantitative results about the issue of water scarcity and food production and trade.

Best Cinematography: Coexist

Best Cinematography: Coexist

Director: Komeil Soheili

Synopsis: Dela is a blind captain living on Hormuz Island in Southern Iran. While tensions between Iran and the USA are getting higher due to the geopolitical situation of the island, he practices an old culture of making bread that uses three unexpected elements from the island. He goes fishing every day with his unique ability to hear the sound of fish in the ocean, then he collects the island’s natural salt and its eating soil to make the bread.

WFF Film track in collaboration with

  • Afghanistan Doc House
  • Design for Change
  • Guild of Future Architects
  • Ladima Foundation
  • Mira
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Videos for Change
  • WWF

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