DIG Award Nomination for “FREIGHTENED”

The winners will be announced and awarded on June 25th during the DIG Festival held in Riccione from June 23rd to June 26th.


More than 300 works were submitted in the six categories. The selection of the finalists was based on the following criteria: strenght of the stories, independence and courage, technical quality and narrative structure.

The DIG Awards were born to enhance the in-depth investigation of those who dig for the truth. This year, there were 6 categories: Investigative, Long Reportage, Short Reportage, Digital, Data Journalism and Focus on Italy. The winners will be presented on June 25th during the DIG Festival. The event from June 23rd to June 26th will turn Riccione into the capital of international journalism.

The festival will host expositions, performances, workshops, talks where journalists from all around the world will dialogue with other experts and common citizens, to encourage a shared reflection on the news industry as well as on current events.

“FREIGHTENED” World Premiere in California

World Premiere for feature doc that reveals the real cost of imported goods


FREIGHTENED – The Real Price of Shipping is Delestrac’s latest investigative documentary produced by Polar Star Films with La Compagnie des Taxi-Brousse. This time the award-winning director turns its gaze to the cargo shipping industry; an obscure industry that silently keeps our globalized world spinning.

No less than 90% of the goods we consume in the West are manufactured in far-off lands and brought to us by ship. This fact makes cargo shipping a key player in world economy; the biggest companies have revenues comparable to Microsoft, and ships are a vital link in the supply chain for modern society. Yet the functioning and regulations of this business remain out of the spotlight while its hidden costs affect us all. Director Denis Delestrac takes us on a journey over seas and oceans in an audacious, worldwide investigation that reveals the many faces of the freight shipping industry. 

The feature version of FREIGHTENED – The Real Price of Shipping will have its television premiere on Das Erste, Germany on 30th March. The World Festival Premiere is at San Francisco Green Film Fest in April.  A short version of the film was shown on France 5 television and RTS, Switzerland, in February to a record audience. More confirmed screenings coming soon. Watch this space!