Jan van den Berg and the green can foundation


Silent Land

 Second Prize – EcoZine Zaragoza, Spain

The Prefilm When Elephants Dance, The Grass gets Beaten

has already been screened on tv, fora and schools all over the world.

Comité for Int. Solidarity, thousand screenings: ‘un vrai coup de coeur’.

Best Documentary – Rural Route Festival, NY, 2014

Euro 2014 – Best Doc for Human Rights, Environment and Women

Fair Trade Award – Terra di Tuti, Bologna, Italy

Special mention – El Corto di Ano 2015

Best Ethnographic Film – Espiello Film Festival, Spain

Osiris Award 2014 – Int. Film Festival Slovakia

Silent Snow

“Breathtaking images of nature, Golden Calf winner Jan van den Berg

emphasize both the beauty and the vulnerability of our world.”

Movies that Matter festival, The Netherlands

Best Short Film – EcoZine Zaragoza, Spain

Grand Prize for the environment – Cine’eco, Seia, Portugal

Survival International Award – Human Rights Fest. Barcelona – Paris – NYC

Golden Sun Award – Environmental Film Festival, Barcelona

Distribution Award – Siciliambiente, Italy

Nominated for CMS Vatavaran, India

Stop Global Warming Award – Japan

Audience Award – Short Film Festival Japan

Children Earth Vision Award, Tokyo Festival

CMS Vatavaran India – Nomination

First Prize – Green Festival Seoul

Stop Global Warming Award – Tokyo

First Prize Planet in Focus, Toronto

Best International Film, HRAFF Australia

Prix du meilleur court métrage, FIFFEL, Lausanne

Children Earth Vision Award – Japan

Golden Snail – Slow Food on Film Festival – Bologna

Best Nature Award – Ljubljana, Slovenia

Innovative Film Award – Slovakia

Water Award – Gainesville – Florida

CinemaVerde Film and Arts Festival – USA

Festival delle Terre – Roma

Survival International Award – INKAFEST Peru

Best Nature and Culture Award

International Mountain Film Festival, Domzale Slovenia /

Innovative Award, Envirofilm 2012, Slovakia

Grand prix, Seia, Portugal

Golden Calf Deacon of Death

“A tale so intimate and suspenseful that is has the feel of a novel.”

Anne-Marie O’Connor, LA Times.

Other reviews: Cambodian Daily, The Power of Culture.

Dutch Reviews: NRC Handelsblad, Volkskrant, Het Parool, GPD.

Nomination Taming the Floods

Nominated for a Dutch Academy Award, the jury: “A fascinating film about a fascinating subject.”

Dutch Reviews: Trouw, Volkskrant

Nomination Seven Dreams of Tibet

Nominated for a Dutch Academy Award

Bye Jan

Golden key in Lorquin (France), bronze dragon in Krakow (Poland), two awards in Oberhausen’s int. short film festival in Germany and two nominations for a golden calf at the Dutch Film Festival

El Abrazo (The Embrace)

European Video Dance Award – Paris

Reviews and pics…

Reviews Silent Snow

“We appreciated the film very much, equally, for the sensitivity of its message and for its artistic merit.”
The jury of MedFilmFestival Roma, September 2009

“A beautiful thoughtful film”

Jury Planet in Focus, Canada

“A wake-up call documentary”

Hebe Tabachnik – LA Film Festival

“Two girls examine the incomprehensible environmental damage that is poisoning their heritage, Greenland, and the only home their ancestors have known for thousands of years. Stunning cinematography captures this most timely issue”

World Wide Short Film Festival, Canadian Film Centre

“The film is visually striking and uses the subtle, delicate and unsentimentally-told story of two young girls in an isolated and unfamiliar land to shed light on a powerful story of global significance”

Jury Slow Food on Film Festival, Italy

“Four Inspirational Stars for a doc well shot, and for Sarah and Pipaluk, kids who might show us how to save the planet”

Peter Wintonick – POV magazine

“We all owe a debt of gratitude to the folks who are producing this poignant and signifigant film. it needs to be seen by everyone in this country to understand the connection between whats happening in Greenland and our own coastlines and rivers, and the urgency for action on Global Warming”

Connie Hogarth – Climate Crisis Coalition (CCC)