Other winners come from Bulgaria and US.
Portuguese film maker Gonçalo Tocha’s The Trail of a Tale (pictured) has won the $15,000 top prize in the Action4Climate documentary competition’s 18 -35 age category.
The film was made in collaboration with Imagine2020 and the New Economics Foundation.
The story is about a letter written in the future addressed to today’s society.
Second place with $10,000 went to Dobrin Kashavelov from Bulgaria for Global Warming. The third place $5,000 prize went to Nathan Dappen from the US for Snows Of The Nile.
“These talented young film makers connect to their audience in emotional and powerful ways about the dangers of climate change. They have done serious, important work, which shows that climate change could result in a world that is unrecognizable today, and that we need act now to protect the planet for future generations,” said Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group.
The competition was launched early this year by Connect4Climate. The jury of filmmakers was led by Bernardo Bertolucci and also included Atom Egoyan, Marc Forster, Mika Kaurismaki, Fernando Meirelles, Mira Nair, Bob Rafelson, Walter Salles, Pablo Trapero and Wim Wenders.
“We were amazed by the originality of the stories and the genuine concern shown by these young film makers about the effects of climate change. They described the effects of climate change from hundreds of different points of view. Selecting winners was an almost impossible task,” Bertolucci said.
In the 14-17 age group, the winners were first place to The Violin Player by Francina Ramos, second place to Facing the Flood by Constantin Huet and third place to Tura Tegerashivili’s It’s Easy If You Try.
The People’s Choice award went to Brazil’s Pachamama.