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2023 Winners

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BEST FEATURE FILM
The Last Stand, directed by Henk Ekermans and Barend van der Watt

The snow-capped peaks of Chile's coastal mountains are a prehistoric wonderland, blanketed in snow. Like ancient lovers, two living fossils - a male and female Monkey Puzzle tree - have been rooted to these slopes for almost two thousand years. For them to survive, the timeworn duo has formed a bond, both with each other, and the wildlife that visits them.

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BEST SHORT FILM
The Quest to Save Parasites, directed by Emily Driscoll

Scientists are on a mission to save parasites—not to kill them. Climate change is already doing an increasingly good job at the latter, and that could be a big problem for the world.

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BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Faces of the Cloud Forest, directed by Hugh Allen

In Bwindi Impenetrable forest, growing conflict with people puts the local population of Mountain Gorillas at risk. In her struggle to protect them, one veterinarian discovers that it is the many similarities between the two communities that threaten to destroy them both.

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