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Bernardo Bertolucci rewards our film

Dobrin Kashavelov won the prize with "Global Warning" - a harrowing film about climate change

Our photographer, cameraman and a film director Dobrin Kashavelov won second place and a cash prize of $10,000 with "Global Warning" - a harrowing film about the catastrophic effects on survivors of last year's typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Dobrin was appointed to take the prize in the 18-35 age category of the prestigious Action4Climate documentary competition.
"Global Warning" documentary is produced by "Club 8".

Bernardo Bertolucci – the prominent Italian Academy Award and Golden Globe Winning film Director and screenwriter - heads up the distinguished jury that chose the winners. 
"We were amazed by the originality of the stories and the genuine concern shown by the 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," said Bertolucci.

The jury included filmmakers Wim Wenders, Atom Egoyan, Marc Forster, Mika Kaurismaki, Fernando Meirelles, Mira Nair, Bob Rafelson, Walter Salles, Pablo Trapero along with film executives Rose Kuo and Cynthia Lopez, and World Bank Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, Rachel Kyte. 

Watch the film here!

The Action4Climate competition was launched in early 2014 by Connect4Climate (www.connect4climate.org), the global climate change communications program. It attracted hundreds of entries from all around the world. Italian film director and screenwriter, Bernardo Bertolucci, chaired a renowned jury of film makers tasked with choosing winning films in two age categories.
Ten young film crews from ten different countries were chosen as winners in the Action4Climate documentary competition. Their outstanding and unique films inspire the world to take action on climate change.
"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 $15,000 top prize went to the Portuguese film maker Gonçalo Tocha with his provocative film "The Trail of a Tale" made in collaboration with Imagine 2020 and the New Economics Foundation. This inspiring story revolves around a letter written in the future to society today.

Third place and a $5,000 prize was awarded to American filmmaker Nathan Dappen for"Snows of the Nile", a documentary following Nathan's adventures uncovering indisputable evidence of the fast disappearing glaciers of Uganda's 'mountains of the moon'.

Prizes for the competition were graciously provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and by Edison, the Italian power company. In addition, Vimeo, the video sharing website, is enthusiastically donating Vimeo Plus accounts for one year to all the finalists from developing countries.

The winning films can all be viewed at www.Action4Climate.org