The second annual PUMA.Creative Impact Award, which honours the documentary films creating the most significant impact in the world today, comes with a cash prize of 50,000 euros which acknowledges the film’s makers and also helps the continuation of the film’s campaigning work.
In 2011 the Award went to the team behind The End of the Line, an environmental documentary on the overfishing of the world’s oceans. That year the jury also awarded a special Jury Commendation - with a 25,000 euro prize - to the makers of Burma VJ, about the 2009 Burmese uprising and the video journalists who risked their life to report on it.
The Call for Entries for the 2012 PUMA.Creative Impact Award is now open. Submissions close on May 11, 2012. Anyone can put a film forward from any country—filmmakers, distributors, film festivals, partner organisations including NGOs and Foundations, film critics and journalists. Films can be put forward any time up to three years after release.
Filmmakers interested in applying for the PUMA.Creative Impact Award 2012 should go to www.britdoc.org/impactaward.
PUMA.Creative and the BRITDOC Foundation also announced the jurors for the PUMA.Creative Impact Award 2012. The jury consists of Hollywood actors and activists, Danny Glover and Djimon Hounsou; director, Mira Nair; writer and campaigner, Jemima Khan; and Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Kumi Naidoo.
Also Heidi Gronauer is part of the international Peer Review Committee, which includes also Diana Barrett at Fledgling Fund; Yvette Alberdingk Thjim at Witness; Wendy Levy at Tomorrow Partners; Willie McKenzie at Greenpeace International; Jamie Drummond at One.org; Pam Harris at Iris Films; and Sharon LaCruise at the Ford Foundation.