Fredrik Gertten was invited to Italy yesterday to receive the award for Best International Documentary and Best Film at MIFF Awards in Milan, Italy for his documentary BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*. The film was screened to a closed jury last month and was nominated for both Best Documentary and Best Editing. Yesterday the winners was announced at a ceremony, where Fredrik received the prize with the motivation "For the courage to tell his own 'David & Goliath" story, involving the audience from the beginning on a hot pro-environment issue."
Director Fredrik Gertten with the award for Best Documentary. Photo: MIFF Awards