Blue Chalk Film Wins Top International Broadcasting Award
Solving For Zero, a feature-length documentary created by Blue Chalk Media for Wondrium, won top honors in the “Science and Technology” at the 2022 Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) Awards.
Based on Bill Gates' best-selling book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, the documentary follows five innovators from around the world whose organizations are fighting climate change in bold ways. The film also features commentary by Gates and other experts.
Solving For Zero, was nominated in its category alongside entries from BBC One, NHK, Radio-Canada, and others. The AIB judges said, “the slow, un-gimmicky development of the storyline and the passion and creativity of the industry leaders featured in the production made this a standout entry for the judges who felt that despite the enormous topic the program established a strong connection with the audience.”
Blue Chalk’s Founder and CEO, Greg Moyer, was at the ceremony in London on Friday, November 11, to collect the award in person. Speaking about the win, Greg said, “It’s thrilling for Blue Chalk to contribute to the conversation about climate change with a positive message about the innovations and innovators who are using technology to make a difference on a global scale.”
Principal photography for “Solving For Zero” took our team to five countries — the US, Sweden, Dominican Republic, France, and Kenya — in two months. Twenty different members of the Blue Chalk staff, plus a team of freelance creatives from around the world, were involved in bringing the documentary to life.
Blue Chalk has been honored by the AIBs five times since 2014, previously winning “Best TV Short Documentary” and “Best Short Feature,” for films “First Sight: Sonia and Anita” and “Burned Girl” respectively.
Solving For Zero, which premiered on Fri., April 8, 2022, can be streamed here.
The Association for International Broadcasting is the only global alliance of media companies that deliver, or support the delivery of, cross-border and multi-platform international broadcasting. The AIB Awards are judged by a panel of media leaders, journalists, editors, producers, and industry observers from every continent.
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