Will Stupid win the 50K first prize tonight?
We're getting the ball gowns (= slightly smart trousers) out tonight and heading down to Kensington to find out whether The End of the Line, Burma VJ, Trouble the Water, The Reckoning or The Age of Stupid has won the 50,000 euro prize at the first-ever Creative Impact Award gala dinner.
Here's the blarb:
On Monday July 25th at the Durban International Film Festival, the five finalists for the first annual PUMA.Creative Impact Award were announced.
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), and Thandie Newton (BAFTA award-winning actress).
Morgan Spurlock said of the PUMA.Creative Impact Award, “Finally an award that acknowledges the unique role that documentary plays in society.” Thandie Newton added, “Give me a great documentary over a feature film any day of the week.”
And here's the website: