Five Alive Films.
The 2010 Jacksonville Film Festival is also presenting a special Reel People where it will screen environmental film Gimme Green followed by an Q&A session with filmmakers Eric Flagg and Isaac Brown at MOCA, Thursday, July 22 from 7pm to 9pm. Gimme Green humorously looks at the American obsession with the residential lawn and the effects it has on our environment, our wallets and our outlook on life, peering behind the curtain of the $40 billion industry that fuels the nation's largest irrigated crop-the lawn. The event is free for JFF members and cost $10 for non members. For more information on the film, please visit Gimme Green.
"In just 27 minutes this sometimes funny, sometimes scary film ambitiously pulls together the environmental, economic and social impacts of lawn cultivation, all the while toying with the idea of lawns as a symbol of social status." --NewWest
"endlessly fascinating and richly entertaining in its celebration of lawn mania"--FilmThreat
WINNER-Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' College Television Award
FINALIST-International Documentary Association's David L. Wolper Award
FINALIST-Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Student Academy Award
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WINNER-Phoenix Film Festival, Best Documentary Short
WINNER-Big Muddy Film Festival, Jurors' Citation
WINNER-Oxford International Film Festival, Best Documentary Short
WINNER-Houston WorldFest, Silver Remi Award
WINNER-deadCenter Film Festival, Best Documentary Short
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WINNER-Austin Film Festival, Audience Award for Best Documentary Short
WINNER-Oxford Film Festival, Best Documentary Short