2018 BANKSIA MEDIA AWARD

OUR WINNERS

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2018 BANKSIA MEDIA AWARD

 

 

Finalists:
• Guardian Australia

Winner:
BLUE The Film, NSW

BLUE has been called one of the most significant environmental films of our time. It comes at a critical moment in our history when the state of our ocean has reached crisis point. A beautifully crafted, powerful and deeply moving film BLUE’s message is very clear. We need to act now to protect our most precious resource.

Filmed in Australia, USA, Indonesia, the Philippines and the South Pacific, the film communicates the importance of creating marine parks, supporting sustainable fishing, protection of marine life, managing our waste in coastal areas and reducing our CO2 emissions.

Accompanying the film is a global outreach campaign to create advocacy and behaviour change. The #oceanguardian campaign has grown into a global movement with individuals signing up and pledging to do what they can towards protecting the ocean. Our online education campaign brings over 130 BLUE aligned lesson plans, free to teachers and students and is already in over 7,000 schools in Australia.

The film was invited by the President of the United Nations General Assembly to screen at the UN Oceans Conference in New York in June 2017. The film has now screened at over 50 international film festivals across North America, Europe, Central and South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

The film has been awarded significant international prizes, including the Okeanos Prix for services to the Ocean, Best Impact Film at Vancouver International and New York Wild, Best Environmental Film at Byron Bay & New York Festivals and most recently Best in Sustainability in Portugal. For a list of festivals & awards visit: bluethefilm.org/international-festivals-awards

BLUE shows us there is a way forward and the time to act is now.

To find out more about the film and view the trailer visit www.bluethefilm.org