In February 2020, First+Main Films partnered with the United Nations to create the UN-Habitat Better Cities Film Festival. The festival premiered at the 10th session of the World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
UN-Habitat is a United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. It promotes transformative change in cities and human settlements through knowledge, policy advice, technical assistance and collaborative action to leave no one and no place behind.
“The inaugural UN-Habitat Better Cities Film Festival at WUF10 has been an immense success, best exemplified by the Grand Prize winning short film, Briançon, and Grand Prize feature film, Soufra. UN-Habitat is proud of these, and all of the festival’s award winners, and we foresee the tremendous ripple effects these films will have by showcasing their solutions on a global stage through this new media partnership and platform.”
–Victor Kisob, UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director
Scroll through the slideshow below to see full results of awards and winners, and watch the highlight video WUF’10, featuring interviews with First+Main Films co-founders Chris Elisara and John Paget.
Copyright Better Cities Film Festival 2019