Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Eva Orner (Taxi to the Dark Side, SFF 2018), Burning takes an unflinching look at Australia’s catastrophic ‘Black Summer’ bushfires – as well as our nation’s woeful record on climate change action.
The Sustainable Future Award recognises a narrative or documentary film of any length that deepens our knowledge and awareness of the impact of the global climate emergency. Eight outstanding films from around the world were nominated for the Award.
Orner receives a $10,000 cash prize, made possible by a syndicate of passionate climate activists led by Award sponsor, Amanda Maple-Brown.
“There couldn’t be a more pertinent first winner of the inaugural Sustainable Future Award. Burning is sure to elicit a powerful response from audiences at the Festival.”
– Nashen Moodley, Sydney Film Festival Director
Burning will be screening at this year’s Sydney Film Festival.