Cinema for Peace Gala Nominations 2018

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Film of the Year 2018


 
 Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Amy Pascal, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Sarah Paulson

Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Amy Pascal, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Sarah Paulson

The post (winner)

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

 Fatih Akin, Ann-Kristin Hoffmann, Hermann Wiegel, Nurhan Sekerci-Porst, Diane Kruger, Numan Acar, and Denis Moschitto

Fatih Akin, Ann-Kristin Hoffmann, Hermann Wiegel, Nurhan Sekerci-Porst, Diane Kruger, Numan Acar, and Denis Moschitto

In the fade

Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.

 Angelina Jolie, Rithy Panh, and Ted Sarandos

Angelina Jolie, Rithy Panh, and Ted Sarandos

First they killed my father

Cambodian author and human rights activist Luong Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.

 Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, Danny Boyle, Christian Colson, Robert Graf, Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman and Bill Pullman

Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, Danny Boyle, Christian Colson, Robert Graf, Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman and Bill Pullman

battle of the sexes

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

 Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, James Ivory, Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg

Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, James Ivory, Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg

Call me by your name

In 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality and the beguiling Italian landscape.

 Patty Jenkins, Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright

Patty Jenkins, Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright

Wonder woman

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

 Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, and Lily James

Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, and Lily James

Darkest hour

The fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

 

 Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Brooklyn Prince and Willem Dafoe

Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Brooklyn Prince and Willem Dafoe

The Florida project

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother.

 Michael Showalter, Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano

Michael Showalter, Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano

The big sick

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. Their struggles deepens after Emily contracts a sickness.

 Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles

Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles

Dunkirk

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

 

Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award 2018


 
 Jeff Orlowski and Larissa Rhodes

Jeff Orlowski and Larissa Rhodes

Chasing coral

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

 Carl Fechner and Nicolai Niemann

Carl Fechner and Nicolai Niemann

Climate warriors

Climate Warriors gives a voice to people acting for change. American activists, celebrities and German energy inventors, investors and political activists all drive towards the same goal: saving our world and keeping peace.

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

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

Jane (winner)

Jane Goodall, a young and untrained woman, challenges the male dominated scientific consensus of her time with her chimpanzee research and revolutionizes people's understanding of the natural world.

 Jean-Michel Cousteau, Jean-Jacques Mantello, Francois Mantello, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Jean-Michel Cousteau, Jean-Jacques Mantello, Francois Mantello, Arnold Schwarzenegger

wonders of the sea

From Fiji to the Bahamas, Jean-Michel Cousteau and his children Celine and Fabien embark on a voyage to discover the ocean as never seen before and learn more about the threats that put our ocean at risk.

 Bonnie Cohen, Jon Shenk, Richard Berge, Diane Weyermann, Jeff Skoll and Al Gore

Bonnie Cohen, Jon Shenk, Richard Berge, Diane Weyermann, Jeff Skoll and Al Gore

An Inconvenient sequel: truth to power

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Documentary of the Year 2018


 
 Matthew Heineman

Matthew Heineman

City of ghosts

A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.

 Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Soeren Steen Desperson

Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Soeren Steen Desperson

last men in aleppo

Khaled, Mahmoud, and Subhi volunteered at the white helmets trying to save lives of hundreds of victims at besieged city during the Syrian civil war.

 Evgeny Afineevsky, Aaron I. Butler and Den Tolmor

Evgeny Afineevsky, Aaron I. Butler and Den Tolmor

Cries from syria (winner)

Cries from Syria is a searing, comprehensive account of a brutal five-year conflict from the inside out, drawing on hundreds of hours of war footage from Syrian activists and citizen journalists.

 Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn

Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn

what the health

An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

 Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan, David Fialkow, and Jim Swartz

Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan, David Fialkow, and Jim Swartz

icarus

When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller.

 

Cinema for Peace Award for Justice 2018


 
 Nora Twomey, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen

Nora Twomey, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen

the breadwinner (winner)

A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

 Anjali Nayar, Hawa Essuman, and Steven Markovitz

Anjali Nayar, Hawa Essuman, and Steven Markovitz

silas

Anjali Nayar and Hawa Essuman profile the life of Liberian activist Silas Siakor, a tireless crusader against illegal logging and a symbol of resistance for a new generation.

 Ai Weiwei, Heino Deckert, and Chin-Chin Yap

Ai Weiwei, Heino Deckert, and Chin-Chin Yap

human flow

Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

 Marc Wiese

Marc Wiese

slaves

Modern slavery has many faces, more than 45 million of them. Work slaves, sex slaves, domestic slaves and child soldiers. This film traces their stories. And seeks out the perpetrators: Unscrupulous profiteers, for whom people are mere commodities.

 Joe Berlinger, Eric Esrailian, and Chip Rosenbloom

Joe Berlinger, Eric Esrailian, and Chip Rosenbloom

intent to destroy

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.