The Telluride Mountain Film Festival took place in Colorado last week. The winners of the 2006 festival are: GRAND JURY PRIZE (Two Winners!)Beyond the Call Bullshit walks, action talks. A gripping account of the dogged determination of three Vietnam vets who waste no time in taking action to help people in the world´s deadliest hot-spots. & The Queen of Trees A masterpiece of a window into the tapestry of existence in all of its myriad complexity. SUSTAINABLE PLANET AWARD & VIEWER´S CHOICEThe Real Dirt on Farmer John The trajectory of an American original, told with archival footage that goes from the abyss of despair to zany triumph with all the erratic turns of life itself. You´ve got to meet this guy. FILMMAKER´S AWARD Favela Rising A brave feat of filmmaking – a blend of imagery that courageously tells the story of a daring musical uprising in one of the toughest ghettos of Rio. SPECIAL JURY AWARD Invisible Children Witness the unusual and poignant transformation of three young American filmmakers on their journey into a war ravaged corner of Africa. INSPIRATION AWARD Of Wind and Waves: The Life of Woody Brown This film will resurrect your enthusiasm for life! MOUNTAIN CULTURE AWARD Balapan, Wings of the Altai A remarkable journey into a disappearing way of life where nomadic herdsmen hunt the killers of their flocks with eagles. BEST SHORT First Ascent: The Obscurist A playful bloody triumph of a short climbing film CONSERVATION AWARD A Life Among Whales The stirring recollections of a scientist who has dedicated his life to saving whales. SUMMIT AWARD Walking the Line at 4000 Exquisitely scored and photographed, a moving account of two world-class mountaineers who follow their dream with single minded passion until tragedy strikes. TRUTH TO POWER AWARD Who Killed the Electric Car? Yet another layer on the cake of corporate deception, and a tasty one at that. Take a big bite and get angry. For further details on any of the wiining films check out the festival website. ———————————————————————– If you have any news worth reporting please contact Matt – / 0114 2969114 ———————————————————————–