The film received two awards at its premiere at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival: the Audience Award and the Environmental Award (presented by Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment).
We were also honored with the “Fork in the Road” Award at Rochester’s Greentopia | FILM. This is the only award given at the fest and it honors “one featured film that helps us understand how our choices determine the world we live in and the possibilities for those who follow.”
At the New Orleans Film Festival we won the Audience Award. We were ecstatic to be the recipients of the Programmer’s Choice Award at The Virginia Film Festival, and at the Rhode Island International Film Festival we won the Audience Award for “Most Popular.”
TED Blog named us one of “9 documentaries that you need to see this year” calling it a “must-see documentary” which “has the potential to affect not just individual viewers but the American way of death.” Marianna Torgovnick, TED Blog.
“The success…suggests that the film has hit a cultural nerve.” Glenn McDonald, Discovery News, reporting on the film’s awards at Full Frame Festival.
“A powerful, personal testament to the ‘green burial’ movement … with humor, eloquence, anguish and reflection.” Sylvia Pfeiffenberger, Indy Week – Indy Pick.
“A Will for the Woods uplifts and inspires” in covering a subject that is “relevant in a profound way to each and every one of us.” “One felt the joy of a new beginning as deeply as the sadness of an ending. There was ample space for laughter along with the tears.” Bill Chameides, dean of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, THEGREENGROK blog.