Shared Earth Foundation Award for Advocacy

Established for the 2014 Festival as Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy, The Shared Earth Foundation Award for Advocacy recognizes a film that best inspires advocacy in response to a compelling environmental challenge. The award includes a $10,000 cash prize.


2018 Winner

The Game Changers

Executive Produced by James Cameron, The Game Changers tells the story of James Wilks —elite special forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter —as he travels the world on a quest for the truth behind the world’s most dangerous myth: that meat is necessary for protein, strength and optimal health. Meeting elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes, what James Wilks discovers permanently changes his relationship with food and his definition of true strength.


DIRECTOR: Louie Psihoyos

(USA, 2018, 88 min.)


Past Winners


2017. Before the Flood, (USA, 2016, 96 min.), Directed by Fisher Stevens.

2016. How to Let Go of the World, (USA, 2016, 125min), Directed by Josh Fox.

2015. Racing Extinction, (USA, 2015, 90 min.), Directed by Louie Psihoyos.

2014. Damnation, (USA, 2014, 94 min.), Directed by Travis Rummel and Ben Knight.