IEFTA Awards €10,000 Prize to “Only On Earth” at Cannes Docs 2024

IEFTA Awards €10,000 Prize to “Only On Earth” at Cannes Docs 2024

On Tuesday, 21st May, IEFTA awarded their €10,000 Docs-in-Progress cash prize at this year’s Cannes Docs at Marché du Film to Danish-Spanish co-production “Only On Earth,” a compelling film by award-winning Danish filmmaker Robin Petré.

The film forms part of the Five Nordics Showcase, one of eight showcases presenting a total of 34 docs-in-progress this year. The others include Chile, Scotland, Palestine Circle Women Accelerator, Docs By The Sea, the East Doc Platform, and newcomer Switzerland.


Robin Petré (Denmark)


Robin Petré is a Danish film director born and raised in Mols. Her work revolves around our complex coexistence with wildlife and nature while placing the audience at eye level with the animal world.

Robin Petré holds an MA in Documentary Film Directing from Doc Nomads. Her feature-length debut FROM THE WILD SEA (2021) premiered at the Berlinale and received the Grand Prix at Global Science Film Festival among other awards. Only on Earth (in Production), her second creative documentary feature, is currently in production. Her short film Pulse (2016) was awarded the Silver Dove for An Outstanding Artistic Contribution at DOK Leipzig. She’s an alumna of Berlinale Talents, Nordic Film Lab, and IDFAcademy.

Only On Earth is described as a journey deep into southern Galicia in Spain, one of Europe’s most vulnerable wildfire zones, during the hottest summer ever measured, where humans and animals alike struggle to cope as inextinguishable fires draw closer.