Sven Harding | South Africa
Sven’s cinematic film is beautifully shot. The judges thought Moonwalk was a really innovative idea that reflected water in a new light. Sven wins a Fuji XT 1 camera with an XF18-135mm lens and a filmmaking masterclass with BAFTA-nominated director Shekhar Kapur. Congratulations Sven!
Sven says, “It’s always great to be able to use your creativity to positively influence the way in which people think and behave. I’m thrilled and flattered to have won this award, and I’d like to thanks all the people that donated their time and skills for free to help make it happen.”
People’s Choice winner
Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka | Nepal
PAANI was watched over 27,000 times, with just three weeks of promotion! Gaurav’s film used an aerial perspective to tell his story brilliantly. He’s the winner of a Fuji X Pro 1 camera with 18-55mm lens and a storytelling masterclass with WorldView.
Gaurav says, "Thank you for running the competition and I hope it will continue in coming years! It was my own dream that inspired me to enter the competition. For me water is life, for everyone it is life."
Joe’s morning was painstakingly made by 11-year-old Indie. His unique response to the brief was right on-trend bringing water to a whole new audience. Indie wins one of three Fuji X100T cameras.
Indie says, “I feel absolutely thrilled and I think it is awesome that my movie supported a great cause. I hope more people know about the importance of water with my movie… that would just be awesome.”
Josta Hopps | Sierra Leone
Josta gave us a refreshing perspective on the Ebola crisis and the role of water in Sierra Leone’s Recovery from the epidemic. He wins the Fuji X100T camera.
Josta says, “I feel good because 33 countries entered and Sierra Leone is rarely recognised in competitions so I feel proud for my country. Many people in Sierra Leone do not have clean water to drink and if this competition helps raise awareness of this, I am pleased to have taken part.”
Right to water is a brilliantly simple yet effective film. Sohel’s film is frustrating to watch, delivering a lot of impact. He wins the third Fuji X100T camera.
Sohel says, “It's a big pleasure to be the one of the winners. People having no safe water is a curse for our time. My film represents a system of water scarcity that knocks me hard. After winning the competition I had chance to remind the world how the poor suffer for water. I feel happy to become a part of raising awareness around World Water Day.”