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2022 Global Citizen Award - Dr. Jane Goodall

Blue Water Film Festival (BWFF) presented by the Blue Water Institute announces its honorees to Dr. Jane Goodall with the Global Citizen Award, which is presented to an industry leader whose contributions to the innovation of marine science & entertainment has changed the industry for the better. Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, is a world-renowned ethologist and activist inspiring greater understanding and action on behalf of the natural world. Dr. Goodall is known for groundbreaking studies of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, transformative research which continues today as the longest running wild chimpanzee study in the world.

Jane’s work builds on innovative science, growing a lifetime of advocacy particularly through her global organization the Jane Goodall Institute, founded in 1977. Her trailblazing efforts advance community-led conservation through JGI’s Tacare approach which empowers local communities to own the process of sustainable development and conservation, and through Roots & Shoots, JGI’s international youth program which supports young people in more than 50 countries to create positive change in their communities.

Past honorees include Dr. Sylvia Earle (Queen of the Sea), Valerie Taylor (Queen of the Sharks) and legendary surf legend Damien Hobgood (Eco Hero). The award will be presented Saturday, June 4th, at the Intercontinental filmmaker’s brunch.

PAST HONOREES

HONOREES

Each year, Blue Water Film Festival is proud an industry leader whose contributions to the innovation of marine science & entertainment has changed the industry for the better and who has used their voices for positive social change.  We are proud to highlight the accomplishments of these Environmental Champions, as part of our mission to raise the profile of the oceans and the environment.

AWARD WINNING FILMS

BWFF is proud to support filmmakers with a variety of film awards and industry technology prizes.  Check out our award-winning films!

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

The Witness is A Whale

Presented by Nick & Cheryl Dean

GRAND JURY BEST SHORT FILM

The Fish & The Flame

Presented by Nick Hutchinson

GRAND JURY BEST ANIMATED FILM

AquaTeam – Sea Adventure

Presented by Massimo Montigiani

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Soul of the Ocean

Presented by Howard Hall

BEST SCIENCE FILM

Archipelago New York: An Island City

Presented by Thomas Halaczinsky

PRODUCERS VISION AWARD

Cost of Free Water

Presented by Amelie Lambert Bouchard and Elodie Pollet

DIRECTOR’S VISION AWARD

The Witness is A Whale

Presented by Cheryl & Nick Dean

PAST WINNERS

GRAND JURY BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

2022 The Witness is A Whale

2021 Playing With Sharks

2020 Story of Plastics

GRAND JURY BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

2022 The Fish & The Flame

2021 Game Changers

2020 Ripple Effect

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

2022 Soul of the Ocean, Howard Hall

2021 Mother of the Sea

PRODUCERS VISION

2022 Cost of Free Water, Amelie Lambert Bouchard and Elodie Pollet

2021 Playing with Sharks, Bettina Dalton

DIRECTOR’S VISION

2022 A Witness is a Whale, Cheryl & Nick Dean

2021 Entangled, David Abel

AUDIENCE

2020 Murder at Sea, Best Short

2020 Fish & Men, Best Feature

OCEAN YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AWARD

2021 – NOAA – Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

OCEAN HERO AWARD

2020 Turtle Journey

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