Danny Glover, Djimon Hounsou and Jemima Khan are among this year's jurors for the PUMA Creative Impact Award.
The Award, in its second year, seeks to recognise a documentary that has proven to have made the most significant social impact across the world during the past 12 months, and has a prize of 50,000 euros to help continue the campaign underlying the winning film. (Full jury lineup below)
Last year's winner was the team behind The End of the Line, an environmental documentary on the overfishing of the world’s oceans. On this occasion, the jury, which included Morgan Spurlock and Queen Noor of Jordan, also awarded a special Jury Commendation— with a 25,000 euro prize—to the makers of Burma VJ, about the 2009 Burmese uprising and the video journalists who risked their life to report on it.
Submissions for this year's Award are now welcome, until the closing date of 11 May, and is open to all comers from any country. Films can be put forward up to three years after release. Click here for further details.
Fully jury line-up:
Danny Glover - Hollywood actor and activist, famous for Lethal Weapon
Djimon Hounsou - Hollywood actor and activist, Oscar-nominated for Blood Diamond
Mira Nair - Director, Monsoon Wedding and Amelia
Jemima Khan - Writer and campaigner
Kumi Naidoo - Executive Director of Greenpeace International
The award is presented in association with the well-established BRITDOC Foundation, which seeks to support and promote the work of documentary makers in this country.
“This award is part of PUMA’s ongoing commitment at the intersection of film and activism, and is in line with our mission to contribute to a better world,” said Mark Coetzee, Programme Director, PUMAVision and Chief Curator, PUMA.Creative, “a world that is safer, more peaceful, and more creative than the one we know today.
Below is a trailer for last year's winner, so you can see the quality of filmmaking on display...
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