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A Viral Spiral wins two awards at Golden Eagle International Film Festival

A Viral Spiral wins two awards at Golden Eagle International Film Festival

A Viral Spiral has won two awards at the Golden Eagle International Film Festival: one award for Best International Short Film and one for Best International Animation.

Het Golden Eagle Indie Film Festival is a popular film festival in South India. It took place in December in Tamil Nadu.

World-renowned artist Steve Cutts created the animation A Viral Spiral for the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation, in which he not only depicts the causes of the emergence of pandemics, but also shows the urgent measures needed to tackle them in the future. future.

Watch A Viral Spiral here:

Marianne Thieme new director Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation

Marianne Thieme new director Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation

As of January 1st, 2022, Marianne Thieme will be the director of the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation. She succeeds Karen Soeters, who has held the position since 2007.

Marianne Thieme was one of the founders of the Party for the Animals in 2002 and was party leader and political leader of the party from 2006 to 2019. Earlier, she was director at Wakker Dier, a foundation that campaigns for the abolition of industrial animal farming.

During her political career, Marianne Thieme was closely involved in the work of the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation (NGPF), she starred in several documentaries for the scientific bureau. In 2007 she made Meat the Truth, the first Dutch climate film, with the collaboration Georgina Verbaan, Wim T. Schippers and others, followed by an international version in 2008 with Pamela Anderson, James Cromwell, Bill Maher and Emily Deschanel.

In 2010 she made the international documentary Sea The Truth with Dos Winkel and others and in 2012 she made the documentary The Pacer in the Marathon with Joost de Haas, about 10 years Party for the Animals. In 2015 she made the documentary series One ​​Single Planet with Robert van Tellingen, in which she discusses the major problems concerning water, biodiversity, food security and zoonoses with leading experts worldwide, in which Dr. Olga Jonas of the World Bank was already deeply concerned about the approaching pandemic.

In 2019, again with Robert van Tellingen, she made the documentary #Powerplant, in which she investigates the relationship between meat consumption and climate change with Oxford researchers Kate Raworth, Marco Springmann and Joseph Poore and talks with Will Steffen (Australian National University), Jan Zalasiewicz (University of Leicester) and Moby about the need for a protein transition and an economy in which the limits of the earth in terms of raw materials and environmental space can no longer be exceeded.

The board of the NGPF is very pleased with Marianne Thieme’s willingness to assume the leadership of the scientific bureau as a follow-up to her political activities.

Karen Soeters resigns as director of the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation

Karen Soeters resigns as director of the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation

As of December 1st Karen Soeters wil resign from her duties as director of the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation, in order to fully focus on her foundation House of Animals.

Karen has been director of the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation since its establishment in August 2007. She was project leader of the much-discussed climate film ‘Meat the Truth’, the first Dutch climate documentary, which has now been translated into 17 different languages. and was screened all over the world. She was responsible for the production of the subsequent documentaries ‘Sea the Truth’, ‘The Haas in the Marathon’, ‘One Single Planet’ and ‘#Powerplant’ and was involved in visual documents about mega-stables and slaughter without pre-stunning. In addition, she acted as editor for the books ‘Sea the Truth’ and ‘Meat the Future’.

We sincerely thank Karen for her many years of dedication to the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation and wish her the best of luck with the further expansion of House of Animals. Be well and continue to commit yourself to the most vulnerable, the voiceless.

Niko Koffeman, chairman NGPF

A Viral Spiral a favorite at international festivals: 8 awards

A Viral Spiral a favorite at international festivals: 8 awards

A Viral Spiral has won another two awards in the past weeks. The animation is a favorite amongst international festivals. Twenty festivals screened the animation, created by Steve Cutts. The short film has won no less than 8 awards.

The most recent awards was for “Best Professional Film” at Pixel Animation Film festival in Vienna, Austria. And also New Generation Film Festival in Serbia awarded A Viral Spiral recently at their festival.

A Viral Spiral was also selected for the North London Animation Festival recently. That makes that the short animation was screened at no less than 20 international festivals.

World-renowned artist Steve Cutts created the animation A Viral Spiral for the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation, in which he not only depicts the causes of the emergence of pandemics, but also shows the urgent measures needed to tackle them in the future. future.

Watch A Viral Spiral here:

#Powerplant selected for The Hague Global Cinema Festival

Our documentary #Powerplant has been geselecteerd for the next edition of The Hague Global Cinema Festival. The film festival takes place November 13 – 15 at Filmhuis Den Haag.

Live screenings of the annual festival take place as planned, but due to corona measures with a smaller audience. There will also be an online screening of the program.

For more information: www.hagueworldcinema.nl

#Powerplant selected for Kraków Green Film Festival

#Powerplant selected for Kraków Green Film Festival

The NGPF documentary #Powerplant has been selected for the third edition of the Kraków Green Film Festival (KGFF) in Poland, an international film festival with ecological films, workshops and lectures.

KGFF takes place from August 16-23 in the Polish city of Kraków. Because of the outbreak of the coronavisur, the organization is working on an alternative. If it is not possible for the festival to take place in the original way, the selected films will be streamed online.

For more information on KGFF: https://www.greenfestival.pl/

#Powerplant nominated for “Best Documentary” Awards at Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival

#Powerplant nominated for “Best Documentary” Awards at Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival

Our newest documentary #Powerplant has been nominated for the award “Best Feature Film / Best Documentary” at the International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) in Malaysia.

KLEFF is Malaysia’s first and longest-running environmental film festival, as well as in Southeast Asia. In the past eleven years, the Festival has reached out to approximately 90,000 people from Malaysia and other countries through its film screenings and programs at selected venues in Kuala Lumpur.

KLEFF 2019 takes place 7-13 October.

#Powerpant “Best Feature Film” at Tulum World Environment Film Festival

#Powerplant won two awards at Tulum World Environment Film Festival in Mexico. This festival focuses on films with themes of nature and environmemt and aims to create awareness and discuss the state of our environment.

#Powerplant Tulum

#Powerplant won the awards “Best Feature Film” and “Best Orginal Music”. All music in #Powerplant is composed and performed by Moby, who is also makes an appearance in the film.

#Powerplant provides added insight into the link between climate change and meat consumption, a topic that Marianne Thieme was the first politician to address in the climate documentary ‘Meat the Truth’ in 2007, an issue that has become even more pertinent since then. Moby:

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The Tulum World Environment Film Festival takes place twice a year: the SOL-edition in July and the LUNA-edition in November. #Powerplant will be screened during the SOL-edition, which takes place from 15-21 July 2019, in Casa de la Cultura Tulum, in the beautiful Mexican coastal town of Tulum, near Paya del Carmen, Quintana Roo.

More information: https://tulumweff.wordpress.com/

©Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation

#Powerplant selected for Tulum World Environment Film Festival

#Powerplant has been selected for the Tulum World Environment Film Festival in Mexico. This festival focuses on films with themes of nature and environmemt and aims to create awareness and discuss the state of our environment.

#Powerplant Tulum

The Tulum World Environment Film Festival takes place twice a year: the SOL-edition in July and the LUNA-edition in November. #Powerplant will be screened during the SOL-edition, which takes place from 15-21 July 2019, in Casa de la Cultura Tulum, in the beautiful Mexican coastal town of Tulum, near Paya del Carmen, Quintana Roo.

More information: https://tulumweff.wordpress.com/

©Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation

#Powerplant selected for American Conservation Film Festival

#Powerplant has been selected for the 17th edition of the annual American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia (USA). The festival takes place during two consecutive weekends: 4-6 October and 11-13 October 2019.

American Conservaton Film Festival

#Powerpant is one of only 40 films selected from hundreds of submissions from 44 countries worldwide. The festival focuses on the preservation of nature, climate and especially the link between humans and nature, wildlife and the environment.

More information: https://conservationfilmfest.org/