Science Film Festival

Visual Effects and Cinematography Award

Title: Amos, The Impossible Shot

Director: Yonatan Nir, Dani Menkin
Produced by: Les Films d'lci- Hey Jude Productions
Country: France
Year: 2016
Running Time: 52:10 Minutes

Winner 2017: Amos, The Impossible Shot

Amos Nachoum is one of the all-time great underwater photographers. His fascination with ocean life has lead him to develop a unique approach, which puts him face to face with his subjects, without any protection. In this film, the audience not only gets to witness his beautiful images, but also follow the challenging journey to capture such shots. The film takes the viewer on an exciting journey to the Canadian high Arctic to accompany Amos Nachoum on his ultimate challenge: to swim unprotected with a polar bear. “Amos, The Impossible Shot” highlights the power of cinematography in nature and scientific filmmaking to transport the viewer to new horizons. Through the lens of the filmmakers we learn ourselves about the passion, dedication and skill needed behind the camera to capture and share such experiences.