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Andre Valentim Almeida wins award at Cannes Marche’s Doc Corner

Doc Alliance Selection Award was given out at the Marche’s Doc Corner Brunch.

The Doc Alliance Selection Award, voted for by a jury of seven film critics, was awarded at the Marche’s Doc Corner Brunch yesterday to A Campanha Do Creoula by Andre Valentim Almeida. 

The film follows the director on a schooner to the Selvagens Islands to document a Portuguese scientific expedition; he also taps into his own memories of his family’s fishing history in Newfoundland.

Also at the Brunch, the Connect4Climate campaign and coalition announced that it will follow up its Action4Climate documentary competiiton with a new competition, Action4Climate+.

Filmmakers such as Atom Egoyan, Bernardo Bertolucci, Fernando Meirelles, Mira Nair and Wim Wenders will serve on the jury. The initiative is backed by The World Bank Group, The Italian Ministry for the Environment and the Global Environment Facility.

Guests at the Doc Corner Brunch included filmmakers Laurent Becue-Renard (Of Men and War) and Frederick Wiseman (National Gallery) plus industry experts such as Daniela Elstner of Doc & Film; Tine Fischer of CPH: DOX; and IDFA’s Adriek Van Nieuwenhuyzen.

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