The Rainmakers nominated for the 2010 BANFF World Television Awards

13 April 2010 • 

Submarine’s latest documentary Rainmakers is nominated for one of the most prestigious television events in the world. The documentary is selected together with four other television programs, for a BANFF World Television Award in the category ”Environmental programs”. It will also compete for the ”Best of Documentary” and ”Best of Show” award at the 31st BANFF Word Television Festival.

This year, the festival had 900 entries from more than 43 countries. According to Georges Leclere, executive producer of the BANFF World Television Awards, the festival has become in 30 years one of the highest, global accolades in the television industry.

The Rainmakers, directed by Floris-Jan van Luyn, is about the decline of China’s environment. The story is told from the perspective of four activists who refuse to accept the ongoing ecological destruction of their homeland. On the border of heroism and stubbornness, these four remarkable Chinese civilians explain why they have the courage to fight against the pettish and aggressive local authorities.

The international final jury will screen the programs and select category winners, special jury prizes and Grand Prize winners. There will be 5 separate award ceremonies on June 15, 2010.

Rainmakers is a Submarine production in co-production with VPRO and ZDF in collaboration with ARTE. This production was made with the support of the; Dutch Cultural Media Fund, National Broadcasters Coproduction Fund and MEDIA program of the European Union.