SAMUEL IN THE CLOUDS

DIRECTOR: Pieter Van Eecke

PRODUCTION: Clin d’œil films (BE), BALDR (NL), A PRIVATE VIEW (BE)

SPECS: Sony F3 slog + Fujinon Cabrio + Nikon 200

 

SYNOPSIS:

On the roof of the world, a man looks out of the window, hoping for snow. Until recently, Samuel operated the ski lift of the only ski slope in Bolivia, just like his father before him. Samuel still loves to ski but the snow is disappearing. Lost in the clouds, he is now the only remaining employee and takes care of the dilapidated buildings. Tourists from all over the world come to visit the Chacaltaya for the breathtaking view and a hundred feet below, in the highest climate laboratory in the world, scientists measure the changes. Data is perpetually being entered into an endless matrix of archives.

SIDE PICTURES LINK: BUILDING STEAMEDGES OF ILLUSION, TABLEAU AVEC CHUTES, CAZAR FANTASMASLA CURBA DEL CUADROOCTOBER 2014 + FEBRUARY & DU NUAGE DANS TES YEUX / SUSPECTS IVRES D'OUBLIS / AERO POSTALES / BREATHE WITH YOUR EYES

AWARDS:

Gold Hugo - Chicago International Filmfestival, US, 2016

Nature and People prize - Ulju Mountain Film Festival, KR, 2016

Best Environment Film - Kendal Mountain Film Festival, UK, 2016

Grand Prix - Autrans Mountain Film Festival, FR, 2016

***Mejor Fotografía - Bilbao Mendi Film Festival, SP, 2017

***Best Cinematography - Social Impact Media Awards, US, 2017

Best Environmental Film - Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, CA, 2017

Full Frame Environmental Award – Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, US, 2017

Best Mountain Environment & Natural History Film – Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival, CA
Silver Edelweiss for Best Mountain Culture Film – Torelló Mountain Film Festival, SP
Grand Prix des Festivals-Conseil de la Vallée – Cervino Cinemountain, IT
Genziana d’Oro for best mountaineering film, Trento Film Festival, IT
RAI Award, Trento Film Festival, IT
Luigi Vittorio Bertarelli Touring Club Italiano Award, Trento Film Festival, IT

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