"Into Eternity" by Danish director Michael Madsen is nominated for the International Green Film Award 2010. The prize is awarded by the organization Cinema for Peace, which annually honors notable films, corporations and individuals that promote peace, tolerance, human rights and environmental protection.
The International Green Film Award 2010 is given in order to focus on climate and environmental problems. The prize will be awarded at a gala event at the Konzerthaus Berlin on 15 February in the presence of a number of international dignitaries as Catherine Deneuve, Rwanda's president Kagame, Sir Bob Geldof and Sir Christopher Lee.
Warning the future about nuclear waste
"Into Eternity" takes its audience deep into the Finnish underground, where the world's first permanent storage of nuclear waste is being constructed. It is essential that the storage is sealed for 100,000 years, as this is how long the waste remains hazardous. But how can we ensure that our descendants will never open the facility? How can we prevent them from thinking they have found the pyramids of our time, mystical burial grounds, hidden treasures? Which languages and signs will they understand, and if they understand, will they respect our instructions?
Success for Magic Hour Films
"Into Eternity" is produced by Lise Lense-Møller for Magic Hour Films – a company with great success at Cinema of Peace during the last couple of years. Lise Lense-Møller and Magic Hour Films produced Anders Østergaard's "Burma VJ – Reporting from a Closed Country", winner of last year's International Human Rights Award, and is coproducer of Swedish director Fredrik Gertten's documentary "Bananas!", which is also nominated for this year's International Green Film Award.
Candidates for the International Green Film Award 2010
"Into Eternity" is competing against some of Hollywood's heavy-weights: James Cameron, Roland Emmerich and Robert Redford.
The International Green Film Award 2010 nominees are:
"Into Enternity", Michael Madsen (director), Lise Lense-Møller (producer)
"Bananas!", Fredrik Gertten (director), Maragrete Jangård (producer)
"Crude", Joe Berlinger (director), Michael Bonfiglio (producer)
"Home", Yann Arthus Bertrand (director), Denis Carot (producer)
"Avatar", James Cameron (director), Jon Landau (producer): For blockbuster entertainment with a green message.
Roland Emmerich: For blockbuster entertainment with a green message
Robert Redford: For his lifelong dedication to environmental issues
Cinema for Peace is not a part of the official program at the Berlin International Film Festival.