2023 Moe Award (Black)

Eric Moe Award

For Best Short on Sustainability

Established for the 2014 Festival by Julia and Richard Moe in memory of their son, Eric, to honor his strong interest in film and his commitment to sustainability, the Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability recognizes a short film for its inventive solutions to balancing the needs of humans and nature. The award includes a $5,000 cash prize.

2023 Winner

For the Bees

Director: Chloë Fitzmaurice (US, 2022, 16mins)

Khaled came from war-torn Yemen to Oakland, CA to pursue beekeeping and a better life. But with an increasing amount of uncertainties, life’s not always as sweet as honey.


Read our Interview with Director Chloë Fitzmaurice


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