Planet in Focus Announces Nominees for Green Screen and Green Pitch Awards

Producer and Just Eat It film subject Jen Rustemeyer looks over a pile of rescued food. 
Toronto’s Planet in Focus kicks off in just two weeks, but a few nominees have been announced for some of the festival’s industry awards to be handed out during the festival. Planet in Focus, which runs Nov. 7-9, is Toronto’s largest and longest-running environmental film festival. Today’s nominees include the films competing for the Harold Greenberg Fund’s Green Screen Award nominees, which recognizes films and televisions works that display “best environmental practices during production.” PIF’s other batch of nominees, for the William F. White International’s Green Pitch, assists in the creation and support for notable green films by providing in-kind services and $1000 for the development of environmentally themed films. The winner and runner up for the Green Screen prize will be named during PIF’s award ceremony at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on Nov. 9 while the Green Pitch winner will be named during the PIF Industry Day on Nov. 7. This year’s Planet in Focus opens Nov. 7 with Sturla Gunnarsson’s stunning doc Monsoon.

2014 The Harold Greenberg Fund’s Green Screen Award Nominees:

Backcountry by Jessica Jennings
All the Time in the World by Suzanne Crocker of Drift Productions
Family Farm by Ari Cohen of Rotating Planet
Green Dream by Maia Iotzova 
Just Eat It by Grant Baldwin and Jennifer Rustemeyer
The Sower by Julie  Perron of Les Production des Films de L’Autre
Tomorrowland by Walt Disney Studios
Tundra Cowboy by Marc Winkler of Alice Productions

2014 William F. White International’s Green Pitch candidates:

Behind the Screens: Sustainable Production in BC by Aza O’Leary and Zena Harris
Fisherwoman by Hulya Eroz
The Fungus Among Us by Joey Gill and Karen Hawes
Going Local by Joey Gill
It’s Where We Live by Samantha Lawrence and Michael Lawrence
No Significant Impact by Ari Cohen
Tomorrow’s Power by Amy Miller

Please visit www.planetinfocus.org for more information.
(And stay tuned for more PIF coverage!)