MAFF 2013 Awards

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  • Festival jury:
  • Jan Haft (Chairman)
    Irjaleena Eriksson 
    Tiit Maran
    Kaja Lotman
    Joosep Matjus
    Kaido Haagen

 

THE GRAND PRIX

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  • Jungle Book Bear 
    Director Oliver Goetzl (Germany)

    A gorgeous piece of wildlife film showing all the necessary film-making skills: camera work, sound, music, storytelling. The film has a wonderful approach to the life of an animal seldom filmed but more often described by words of a famous writer. In fact, this film shows how much moving pictures can add to the story.

     

1ST PRIZE

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Category “Nature”

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  • Europe's Amazon 1: From the Black Forest to the Black Sea 
    Directors Rita and Michael Schlamberger (Austria)

    A brilliantly made, superbly shot river portrait where the viewer never gets lost and where one learns a lot about river ecology, natural history and history. Pictures do make a difference, regardless of whether you are showing a detail or a bird’s view of a landscape. A marvellous film about our continent.


Category “Man and Nature”

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  • The Last Ice Merchant 
    Director Sandy Patch (USA)

    Film-makers have managed to show global problems of the changing world in a simple and humane way.
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BEST DIRECTOR

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Category “Nature”


  • Strandwolf
    Directors Garth Lucas and Ann Strimling (Austria)

    The film tells in a captivating and emotional way the story of a vulnerable species and a dedicated woman. The story is set in one of the Earth’s great landscapes.
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Category “Man and Nature”

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  • Jacques Cousteau's Legacy 
    Director Ulf Marquardt (Germany)

    An honest insight into the life work of a unique scientist, politician and inventor Jacques Cousteau.

     

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY

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Category “Nature”


  • Estonian Nature: Alam-Pedja 
    Remek Meel (Estonia)

    Magnificent photography where a moderate level of technical equipment was used to maximum extent. The film adds beautiful pictures in perfect pace and rhythm.


Category “Man and Nature”


  • Through Ice and Time 
    Alar Kivilo (Canada)

    A motion picture in which images are used to tell a story and create a one-of-a-kind world unique to this film.
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Special Prize of the Jury

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  • The Silver of the Sea
  • Director Are Pilskog (Norway)
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  • To a young film-maker for a film with great footage on a local topic, showing a holistic story.
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  • Oilfield
    Director Ivan Golovnev (Russia)

    A low-budget film depicting an extreme environment where people are trying to survive.

     

Highly Commended Diplomas

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  • Owl’s Odyssey 
    Director Istvan Nadaskay (Austria) 

    For high-speed footage. 

    The Dance of Time 
    Director Christian Spencer (Brazil) 

    For unusual and artistic approach. 

    War of the Whales: Orca Attack! 
    Director Shiro Kagawa (Japan) 

    For outstanding history content. 

    March of the Masses: Great Spider Crabs 
    Directors Nobuhito Yamashita and Akiko Sadasue (Japan) 

    For the detective story. 

    The Passage 
    Directors Romain Dussaulx and Denis Lagrange (France) 

    For introducing an interesting form of diving, which gives an access to a surreal-psychedelic world – the depths of jungle lakes.

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Audience Award

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Best Estonian Nature Film

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  • Estonian Nature: Alam-Pedja 
    Director Remek Meel (Estonia)

 

Special Prizes

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Estonian Ministry of the Environment

  • Estonian Nature: Alam-Pedja
  • Director Remek Meel (Estonia)

Environmental Board, Matsalu National Park

  • Mires Uncovered
  • Director Kaspars Goba (Latvia)

Lääne County

  • Rasmus, Cormonauts and ... 
  • Director Mark Soosaar (Estonia)

Tallinn Zoo

  • Keepers of the Ark – A Life for Animals
    Director Lukas Beck (Austria)

Estonian Fund for Nature

  • Unsilent World
  • Director Jerome Julienne, John Jackson (France)

Lihula Parish

  • Estonian Nature: Alam-Pedja
  • Director Remek Meel (Estonia)

Sõmeru Parish

  • Estonian Nature: Alam-Pedja 
  • Director Remek Meel (Estonia)

 

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Photo: Jungle Book Bear

Photo: The Last Ice Merchant

Photo: Strandwolf

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