Durban, South Africa, July 25, 2011 –Today PUMA.Creative and Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation announced the five finalists for the first annual PUMA.Creative Impact Award. This €50,000 award will honour and support the documentary film that has made the most significant impact on society. The top films cover topics ranging from environmental issues to social justice and global conflict, and all five documentaries have enlightened and inspired individuals about global concerns.
The final five films will be judged by an elite jury later in the year that includes: Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Morgan Spurlock (Academy Award-nominated Director of “Super Size Me”), Orlando Bagwell (Director of the JustFilms initiative at the Ford Foundation), Emmanuel Jal (musician and activist).
Morgan Spurlock said of the PUMA.Creative Impact Award, “Finally an award that acknowledges the unique role that documentary plays in society.”
For more information about the PUMA.Creative Impact Award, please visit: www.britdoc.org/impactaward
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