Turin’s 18th Cinemambiente festival, dedicated to environmental sustainability as seen through the watchful eye of authors and filmmakers from around the world, came to an end on 11 October 2015.

The CIAL Consortium has once again supported the event, drawing on its long-standing relations with the most important Italian film event worldwide among those dedicated to the environment.

This collaboration, now in its eighth year, has yet again offered considerable insights on a number of important topical issues.

“Cinemambiente is a part of the vast network of partnerships and alliances sought by CIAL across Italy to support its environmental and social message regarding the importance of separate waste collection and the value of recycling aluminium packaging,” said Gino Schiona, Director General of CIAL, at the awards ceremony earlier today. “It is important for us to reach an ever wider audience, because we are all called upon to make a contribution. That’s why sports and cultural events such as this festival, as well as others with which we have been collaborating for some time, such as the Giffoni Film Festival and the Giro d’Italia cycling race, help to promote a growing consciousness aimed at achieving the recycling targets set by the European Union and a more efficient use of resources”.

At the event’s closing gala, the “CIAL Award for the Best Italian Documentary”, which the Consortium has supported from the very first year, was awarded to the Italian film “Mare Carbone” by film director Gianluca Rossi.

The plot: “Margherita from Calabria is eight months pregnant. In distress, she decides to return to her homeland, only to find that a Swiss-Italian company intends to build a 1320-megawatt coal-fired power station on the site of an abandoned factory. What will happen to the place of which she is so fond? What are the health risks and environmental consequences? She begins to investigate the territory and its contradictions, and finds out that she know much less about her homeland than she would have expected.”

Watch the trailer.

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In addition to a cash prize, the winner also received a beautiful trophy made of recycled aluminium.

In actual fact, all the official prizes awarded this year featured aluminium: provided by CIAL, they were made of recycled aluminium and portrayed the Cinemambiente iconic tree. See the gallery below for the winning titles as well as photos of the awards ceremony and the performance by the social cooperative “Arcobaleno”, which performed a concert with trashcans and wheelie bins (click on this link to watch the video).