Cinema for Peace Gala Nominations 2017


Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Film
of the Year 2017


I, Daniel Blake.

Daniel Blake, 59, has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, after a heart attack and nearly falling from a scaffold, he needs help from the State for the first time in his life.

Manchester by the sea

A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.



In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.

Hacksaw Ridge

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.


A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.


The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.


The Birth of a NAtion

Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.


Queen of Katwe

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.



Set entirely in an 8m police truck, a number of detainees from different political and social backgrounds are brought together by fate, during the turmoil that followed the ousting of former president Morsi from power.


Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Documentary
of the Year 2017


Disturbing the PEace

In a world torn by conflict -in a place where the idea of peace has been abandoned-an energy of determined optimism emerges. When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for the dream of a free and secure world, who will stand with them? 

The White Helmets

Volunteer rescue workers put their lives on the line to save civilians amidst the turmoil and violence in Syria and Turkey.

Brett Morgan, Bryan Burk, Tony Gerber and James A. Smith, Jane Goodall

Brett Morgan, Bryan Burk, Tony Gerber and James A. Smith, Jane Goodall

Keep Quiet

An anti-Semitic far-right politician's astonishing transformation after finding out he is Jewish.


Tickling giants

While the Egyptian revolution of 2011 is underway, surgeon turned comedian Bassem Youssefairs a television show that makes him popular to his countrymen but disliked by the government.


From July to December 2015, Bernard-Henri Lévy and a team of cameramen travelled the 1000 kilometres of the frontline that separates Iraqi Kurdistan from Daesh's troupes. 


When God Sleeps

This rap-punk-rock documentary tells the story of Iranian musician Shahin Najafi who is forced into hiding after hardline clerics issue a fatwa for his death, incensed by a rap song that focuses on the oppression of women and human rights abuses. 


Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award
of the Year 2017


Before the flood

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Soeren Steen Desperson

Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Soeren Steen Desperson

The Eagle Huntress

Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her nomad family to become an eagle huntress.

The ivory Game

Wildlife activists in take on poachers in an effort to end illegal ivory trade in Africa.                                                                                          

Voyage of time

This documentary examines the origins of the universe, including the beginning of life on Earth..

Time to choose

Documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions.               


Cinema for Peace Award for Justice 2018



An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.


The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

the Undocumented

THE UNDOCUMENTED investigates the deaths of undocumented migrants in the Arizona desert and the efforts to return their remains to families in Mexico

Marc Wiese

Marc Wiese


Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

Southwest of salem: the story of the san antonio four

A documentary that follows the struggle for exoneration of four Latina lesbians who were wrongfully convicted of gang rape against two young girls.