‘Samuel in the Clouds’ wins Grand Prix des Festivals – Conseil de la Vallée

With great joy we announce that ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ has won the ‘Grand Prix des Festivals – Conseil de la Vallée’ at the Cervino Cinemountain festival in Italy! The film competed with 11 other winning films of a Grand Prix award at a Mountain Film Festival for the award for best mountain film of the year.

The jury stated the following laudatory words about the film: “The jury considers this film as a major documentary work in terms of cinematic quality, and also recognizes the impact of this film for a reflection that we should all have on the subject of global warming. In a very subtle way, this film makes us live the evolution of nature and the disappearance of things (not only the glacier, but also of certain lifestyles, such as that of the protagonist).

The attachment of Samuel to these mountains, one of great simplicity but also of a deep spirituality, touched us. The rhythm of this film, as well as a magnificent cinematography, plunges the audience
into the universe of Samuel. Living at one’s own pace, taking time for contemplation, but also waiting of snow that will surely not come back….”

Congratulations to Pieter van Eecke and his crew for this incredible prize and recognition!

Picture © Cervino Cinemountain Festival

Official selection ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ Cervino Cinemountain Festival

‘Samuel in the Clouds’ has officially been selected for the 20th edition of the Cervino Cinemountain Festival! The film will compete in the ‘Grand Prix des Festivals – Conseil de la Vallée’ section, in which only the winners of the Grand Prix Award in other festivals of the International Alliance for Mountain Film for the ‘Best mountain film of the year’ award. ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ has won the ‘Grand Prix du Festival’ at the Autrans Mountain Film Festival in France, as well as the ‘Genziana d’Oro for best mountaineering film at the Trento Film Festival in Italy. This festival takes place from the 5th until the 14th of August 2017. For screening dates and times, check out the screenings page.

‘Samuel in the Clouds’ selected in Ecuador

For this year’s edition, ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ has been selected by the environmental ECOador International Film Festival. This selection is the Ecuadorian premiere of the film! The screening will take place on Sunday the 30th of July 2017 at 03:00pm.

Official selection ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ in Poland

We are very happy to announce that ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ has been selected for the International Mountain Film Competition at the 13th edition of the International Mountain Film Festival in Zakopane, Poland. The festival takes place from August 30th until September 3rd 2017.

Special Mention for ‘Between Sisters’ at Les Prix Scam

We are very proud that ‘Between Sisters’ has received the ‘Prix Découverte Special Mention’ at Les Prix Scam 2017! The jury praised the film with the following words: “Between Sisters is a beautiful discovery and a great surprise for its intimate look full of tenderness and the strenght of the colourful characters.

Congratulations to Manu Gerosa and the crew for this wonderful recognition!

Official selection Ecofalante ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ and ‘Bugs’

Wonderful news from São Paulo, Brazil: ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ and our co-production ‘Bugs’ have both been officially selected for the 6th edition of the Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival! Both films will have their Brazilian premiere, screening in the International Contemporary Programs ‘Climate Change’ and ‘Food and Gastronomy’.  The festival takes place from June 1st until June 14th 2017.

Official selection ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ in Telluride

We are very happy with the official selection of ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ for the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival (Colorado, US)! This festival takes place from May 26th until May 29th 2017 and the film will be screened on May 26th, May 27th and May 28th.

‘Samuel in the Clouds’ wins Genziana d’Oro at Trento Film Festival

This weekend, ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ has won the ‘Genziana d’Oro Miglior Film’ or the ‘Gold Gentian for Best Film’ at the 65th edition of the Trento Film Festival! The jury motivated their choice with: “A unique and at the same time universal character, depicted with strong esthetic coherence and deep human respect, through a pure and honest documentary style, which triggers a reflection on an urgent problem in today’s world.”

But the film was not only awarded with the main prize: the RAI headquarters in Trento unanimously awarded the film with the ‘RAI Award’ for the best documentary on current affairs and the Italian Touring Club awarded the film with the ‘Luigi Vittorio Bertarelli Touring Club Italiano Award’ for the promotion of sustainable and responsible use of the mountains.

And last but not least, the jury of the ‘UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites Award’ unanimously decided to give a ‘Special Mention’ to ‘Samuel in the Clouds’.

We are extremely honored to receive this recognition for the film. Congratulations to Pieter and his crew for this incredible achievement!

‘Samuel in the Clouds’ wins Full Frame Environmental Award

We are incredibly happy to be able to announce that ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ has been awarded with the ‘Full Frame Environmental Award’ at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival last night! This recognition is another crowning glory for the work of director Pieter Van Eecke and the crew. Congratulations!

‘Samuel in the Clouds’ selected for Full Frame and Trento Film Festival

With great pride we announce the official selection of ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ for the 20th anniversary of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham (USA). The film is selected for the ‘New Docs’ program and will be screened on Thursday April 6th, 2017 at 01:10 pm. The award ceremony will take place on Sunday April 9th, 2017.

Moreover, the Trento Film Festival (Italy) announced the official selection of ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ for their 65th edition! The film will participate in the main competition at the festival, which will be held from April 27th until May 7th 2017.

We are incredibly proud of these selections and congratulate Pieter Van Eecke and the rest of the crew with this great news!

‘Samuel in the Clouds’ wins ‘Best Cinematography’ award at SIMA

We are very happy to receive the news that ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ just won the ‘Best Cinematography’ award in the Documentary Feature category at the Social Impact Media Awards 2017! This is the second award the film has received for the beautiful photography, shot by Johan Legraie. Congratulations!

‘Samuel in the Clouds’ wins ‘Mejor Fotografía’ in Bilbao

We are very happy to be able to announce that ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ has won the award for ‘Mejor Fotografía’ (Best Photography) at the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival. The photography of the film was in the hands of Johan Legraie.

“The beautiful Bolivian landscape is not only portrayed cinematographically, but it also supports the consuming story of the main character and the nature around him. Thanks to the successful cinematography, the viewers are able to get an idea of how it feels to Samuel when he looks at the changing world around him.”, the jury stated.

Congratulations to Johan Legraie for the beautiful images he shot for this film and to the rest of the crew!