Hollywood director Darren Aronofsky was awarded a best original screenplay award at a new climate-themed movie awards program called the Cli Fii Movie Awards, dubbed "The Cliffies." Aronofsky's writing partner Ari Handel co-wrote the screenplay and received the award as well.
The Cli Fi Movie Awards is the brainchild of this climate activist and social blogger, who not only works as a freelance journalist but also does volunteer PR work for climate causes and themes. The Cliffies are being set up as an annual cli fi movie awards program, and while the event is happening online only at the current time, plans are for a real venue to host the show in 2016.
The Cliffies are a PR exercise and a conciousness-raising tool to help raise awareness in Hollywood and in the general public about the power of cinema to influence world leaders on vital issues relating to climate change and man-made global warming. In addition to recognizing current movies each year that have a strong climate theme, the Cliffies also intend to push Hollywood movers and shakers to greenlight more and more climate-themed movies year by year.
So the awards program is about good climate movies and it's also about raising awarenss in Hollywood about the need to focus more and more on climate-related issues. Movies have power, and Hollywood holds the power. The Cliffies hope to inspire Hollywood producers and directors to get with the program and use their resources to fight the most important fight that humanity has ever faced: the fight against runaway climate change and global warming.
Some people say it takes a village to change the world. I say it takes a good Hollywood studio to change the world. Movies can help sound the alarm. Welcome to the Cli Fi Movie Awards.
Other winners this year include Tilda Swinton for best actress for her role in "Snowpiercer," and Elle Fanning for her role in the Jake Paltrow directed movie "Young Ones." Ed Harris got a nod for his supporting actor role in "Snowpiercer" and Paltrow received a Cliffie this year for "best new director."
Best movie went to "Snowpiercer," and a special children's award for best animated cli fi series went to Taiwan director Chiu Li-wei for his "Weather Boy" animation movie.
The poular summer movie "Into the Storm" received two below-the-line type awards, one for best movie that most mirrors current climate science, and another for best PR campaign for a cli fi movie by a Hollywood studio.
Heartthrob Robert Pattinson received a "best actor" award for his role in the Australian movie "The Rover," directed by Aussie helmer David Michod.
Korean director Joon-ho Bong and American screenwiter Kelly Masterson received a Cliffie this year for best adapted screenplay.
To see an online list of the Cli Fi Movie Awards nominees and winners, go to: