Unearthed wins Green Award on World Premiere

The Sheffield Green Award was awarded to Unearthed. Spokesperson for the jury, Jillian Creasy (Sheffield Green Party) commented “as a jury of ranging disciplines (only two of us are filmmakers), we arrived at our decision from very different angles. But we were in no doubt of the frontrunner.”

She continued, “We chose the winning film for three reasons: We felt the film imparted an important message; It was well told, and in such a way that engages audiences not necessarily involved with or educated in the issues it addresses. And thirdly…of all the messages across all the films nominated, we felt this one to be the timeliest, because there is still opportunity to do something about it. For that reason, we’d like it to be seen by as wide an audience as possible.”

 Accepting her award Jolynn Minnaar said “I dedicate this award to filmmakers out there who are telling stories that matter. No matter how hard it is, keep going – it is worth it, I promise!”

 

Jury:

Joe Berlinger – Filmmaker, USA
Jillian Creasy – Sheffield Green Party Councillor, UK
Ben Jackson – Now Then Magazine, UK
Claire O’Neill – Co-founder, A Greener Festival, UK
Roger Ross Williams – Filmmaker, USA

Pictured here: Dylan Voogt (Producer), Jolynn Minnaar (Director, Cinematographer), Stacey Keppler (Producer)
Sadly absent but holding the fort back home: Saskia Schiel (Producer)