Queen Noor of Jordan and Documentary Director Morgan Spurlock Join First
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Today
PUMA.Creative and Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation announced the launch of
the PUMA.Creative Impact Award, a major new annual award to honour the
documentary film creating the most significant impact in the world,
this 50,000 Euro award acknowledges the film's makers and will help the
continuation of the film's campaign work.
The PUMA.Creative Impact Award will be selected by a jury which includes
Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan; Morgan Spurlock, Academy Award
nominated Director of Super Size Me; Orlando Bagwell, Director of the
Ford Foundation Social Justice Media Initiative; and Emmanuel Jal,
musician and activist.
"With a financial reward that encourages best practice in the filmmaking
community, the aim of the PUMA.Creative Impact Award is to draw
attention to the finest creative, social justice, peace and
environmental filmmaking in the world," said Jess Search, CEO, Channel
4 BRITDOC Foundation.
"As individuals and as organisations, we are faced with some serious
challenges today such as ongoing conflict, climate change, loss of
biodiversity. None of these issues will solve themselves without
intervention," says Jochen Zeitz, Chairman and CEO of PUMA. "We, at
PUMA, have chosen to intervene through film because it is the most
powerful medium to reach mass audiences and influence opinion formers
and will contribute to leaving a better world for generations to come."
The call for the PUMA.Creative Impact Award opens on January 21 during
the Sundance Film Festival. Each filmmaking team must submit data
demonstrating evidence of the film's social impact. Films can be put
forward any time up to three years after release. Submissions close on
April 1, 2011. Five final nominated films will then be put forward to
the Jury for consideration. The PUMA.Creative Impact Award will be
given in London in October at the annual PUMA.Creative and Channel 4
BRITDOC Foundation Gala and Awards Ceremony.
For more information please visit http://www.britdoc.org/impactaward
For further information:
Media Contacts, Press contact at Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation, Elise McCave, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44-207-534-9621; Press contact at PUMA.Creative, Jonathan Halliwell, email@example.com, +44-(0)-203-047-2043