Feel Like a Mountain by Elio Alonso Vasquez Miranda, Peru - Forest Film Winner 2013
‘Feel Like a Mountain’ is one of 5 films that won an Award at the International Forests Short Film Festival. This short film is a voyage of self discovery – a personal odyssey of the film maker. It is a coming of age story that is full of hope. The film depicts how forests play so many different roles for so many people, from natural resources for indigenous livelihoods to comfort and inspiration for a young boy. Young film maker, Elio Alonso Vasquez Miranda, was awarded at UNFF10 in Istanbul, Turkey on 10 April 2013.
The United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat partnered with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival to honor the creative efforts of film makers who capture dynamic and unique relationship between forests and the people who depend on them. This year’s Film Festival was for short films of five minutes or less. 128 entries from 38 countries competed to win at the prestigious Festival.