05/13/10 • Rainforest Project names 'Irons vs. woods' best PSA
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The Tree and I: Irons vs. Woods, has been awarded first place in the Public Service Announcement category at Rainforest Partnership's 1st Annual International Films for the Forest.

Filmmakers from countries as far away as Brazil, Italy and India, as well as from cities throughout the U.S., were given a week to produce a short film of 30 seconds to three minutes in one of three categories: PSA, Documentary and Narrative/Experimental. Judges for the contest were director Richard Linklater (Slackers, Me and Orson Welles); producer Lisa McWilliams (Disappearances); filmaker Michel O. Scott (The Horse Boy) and journalist Evan Smith (The Texas Tribune, Texas Monthly).

Rainforest Partnership is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to protecting tropical rainforests from deforestation by creating a connection between communities worldwide to raise public awareness of the role rainforests play in climate protection.

In Irons vs. Woods, a wayward golfer encounters one tree after another directly in his flight path and finds himself in desperate need of a solution.The logical resolution is a little more than he bargained for.

For a complete list of winners and their works, visit the Rainforest Partnership website.


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