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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
We are incredibly happy with the news that ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ by Pieter Van Eecke and ‘A Family Affair’ by Tom Fassaert have been officially selected for the Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago in Chile! Both films will participate in the ‘Panorama Internacional’ competition.
Tom Fassaerts documentary Feature ‘A Family Affair’, produced by Conijn Film and coproduced by Clin d’oeil films has been nominated for the 29th edition of the prestigious European Film Awards in the category ‘European Documentary’! The award night will take place on December 10th 2016 in Wroclaw, Poland.
‘Samuel in the Clouds’ is the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival winner of the Gold Hugo in the Documentary Competition. Director Pieter Van Eecke was present to receive this award for his film. The jury shared wonderful comments about the film: “The Gold Hugo goes to a visually astonishing and quietly heartbreaking film that makes you experience climate change, not just think about it. In a humble cabin at the top of the world, science and spirituality might offer possible solutions to the frightening changes that endanger our future. Subtle yet urgent, modest yet ambitious, this film challenges us to confront the reality of global warming, but like its main character, it encourages us to keep hope alive.” Congratulations to Pieter Van Eecke for this great achievement!
‘Samuel in the Clouds’ has just been awarded with the Nature and People Award at the Ulju Mountain Film Festival in South Korea. Director Pieter Van Eecke was at the festival to receive this award for his film. We would like to congratulate Pieter with this prize!