“All the Time” takes top Planet In Focus prize

Suzanne Crocker's All the Time in the World (pictured) was the co-winner of the Harold Greenberg Fund's Green Screen Award at Toronto-based environmental film festival Planet In Focus.
November 12, 2014

Suzanne Crocker’s All The Time in the World (pictured) took home the top prize at Toronto-based environmental film festival Planet In Focus.

The doc - which shared the Harold Greenberg Fund’s Green Screen Award with Disney’s forthcoming sci-fi film Tomorrowland - follows a family in the Yukon that spends nine months living off the grid.

“Both productions demonstrate, in very different ways, a deep commitment to green practices in filmmaking,” said John Galway, president of the Harold Greenberg Fund, in a statement. “All The Time in the World shows us what it really looks like when a family of five makes choices to live off the grid in the wilderness for nine months and to be rigorously mindful of consumption and energy footprint.”

Marleen van der Werf’s Once Upon a Tree picked up the Best Short Film Award. The doc, which will screen at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam later this month, is about an 11-year-old girl who works to save a forest.

Grant Baldwin and Jennifer Rustemeyer’s look at food waste, Just Eat It, won the Best Canadian Feature prize. The Best International Feature award went to Michael Graziano’s Resistance, which examines how over-consumption of antibiotics has rendered them ineffective.

The William F. White International’s Green Pitch Award went to The Fungus Among Us and producers Karen Hawes and Joey Gill. The development prize comes with CAD$10,000 in cash and in-kind production and post-production services.

Finally, activist and author Tzeporah Berman, and Sharkwater director Rob Stewart, won the festival’s 2014 Eco Hero awards; while doc-maker Alanis Obomsawin was this year’s Mark Haslam Award recipient.

Watch the trailer for All the Time in the World below:

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