The tenth anniversary
10 years already!
In 2010, 5 years before the COP21 and the Paris Climate Accord, la COP 16 had been qualified as "a reorganization of lounge chairs on the Titanic before the shipwreck" (The Guardian). However, in 2010, we inaugurated the first festival of international audiovisual productions on sustainable development and social responsibility: the Deauville Green Awards.
A few figures give the measure of the distance traveled and the interest aroused by the event: from 150 films during the first edition, the festival now brings together almost 500 films from around the world each year, from China to the United States, as well as Brazil, Nigeria and all of Europe. From the thousands of schoolchildren to the visitors of the public we have engaged, the myriad of meetings, friendships, and success stories born through the festival continues.
Beyond films, the festival has become a unifying event for stakeholders in sustainable development, by way of its annual conferences and round tables, especially those prepared by the Scientific Committee overseen by Jean Jouzel, world famous climatologist and 2007 Nobel Prize winner with the IPCC, and organized with the collaboration of partners such as the United Nations, the World Bank, WWF and various french ministries and institutions to shed light on new solutions to today's challenges.
In this very special context, and in the wake of the 2020 festival which was organized entirely online, this tenth edition is an act of resilience, driven by numerous innovations and novelties: a new exceptional location in Deauville, "the Franciscaines,” an exhibition space dedicated to the most innovative companies within the industry, a hybridization of the event in order to put forth content and participants online as well as, finally, a focus on new formats and young creators.
So we look forward to presenting your films to our international jury now.
And see you in Deauville on June 16 and 17!
François Morgant, President
Georges Pessis, President of Honour