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October Festival Update: Success for The Mind Game, Green Warriors, and Greenwashing: The Climate Killer

Posted: November 8

Upcoming screenings of The Mind Game and Shadow Game at UNHCR Refugee Film Festival Japan

We are pleased to announce that two films represented by Java Films will be showing at this year’s UNHCR Refugee Film Festival in Japan! 

There will be an in-person screening of The Mind Game on 25th November, as well as an online screening period from 6th to 30th November. Our longstanding success story also directed by Eefje Blankevoort and Els van Driel, Shadow Game, will also be available online for that period.

When he was just 15, Sajid Khan Nasiri fled Afghanistan alone. After a two-year journey filled with danger and hardships – which he minutely documented on his phone camera – he arrives in Belgium to seek asylum. There, a whole new struggle begins. An intimate sequel to the prize-winning Shadow Game.

An intimate documentary about the psychological pressure young refugees face.

More information about the film can be found here.

Every day teenagers who have fled their war-torn countries try to cross Europe’s borders in search of protection and a better life. They travel through a shadow world of minefields, bears, fast-flowing rivers, smugglers and border guards, desperately trying to win what they call ‘The Game’.

‘Shadow Game’ is a mosaic story in which the experiences of many young refugees on the road are forged together into one universal tale: a modern Odyssey. Will they overcome the numerous obstacles they face? And will they find a new home?

More information about the film can be found here.

Big Win For Greenwashing: The Climate Killer at EKOFILM International Film Festival

Our documentary Greenwashing: The Climate Killer recently won Best Documentary in the Visions of Nature division at EKOFILM International Film Festival in the Czech Republic!

Congratulations to director Claire Tesson and the whole team!

Faced with consumer pressure amid the climate crisis, multinationals increasingly vaunt their commitment to ‘carbon neutrality’. Greenwashing: The Climate Killer asks whether we can believe their claims of ‘net zero’ or if this is simply greenwashing.

More information about the film can be found here.

Huge festival success for the third series of Martin Boudot’s Green Warriors

Our series Green Warriors, led by Martin Boudot and produced by Premières Lignes,  is proving stronger than ever with this year’s festival selections. The awards have been plentiful for the three most recent installments of the series (Children Of Lead, Forever Chemicals & Damned By Oil), including a nomination at France’s prestigious Albert Londres Awards in the Audiovisual category.

Damned By Oil was the winner of Best One-Hour Documentary at the International FReDD Green Film Festival, while Forever Chemicals was awarded the Benedetto Senni Award at Terra di Tutti Film Festival in Italy, as well as featuring at the World Water Film Festival in New York City, SiciliAmbiente Film Festival in Italy, and the Netherlands’ Fraude Film Festival.

Currently leading the festival selections, however, is Boudot’s investigation into Peruvian lead poisoning, Children of Lead. The current list of selections and awards includes:

Best Reportage at BNP Paribas Green Film Festival (Poland)

Best Environment & Climate Film at Ponza Film Awards (Italy)

Best Environmental Film at Barcelona Human Rights Film Festival

Honourable Mention at Awareness Film Festival (USA)

TV Investigation Award at The International Film and Television Festival SIMFEST (Romania)

Special Screening at Cinema Maldà (Barcelona)

EFFY Environmental Film Festival at Yale (USA)

Calgary Justice Film Festival (Canada)

Terra di Tutti Film Festival (Italy)

Eugene Environmental Film Festival EEFF (USA)

Rural Encounters on Environment and Films REEF (Lebanon)

British Columbia Environmental Film Festival (Canada)

More information about the series can be found here.