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Wildscreen ’14: Awards for “River in Ireland,” “Inner Fish”

Irish documentary On a River in Ireland (pictured) and science series Your Inner Fish took home the best overall production prize and Special Jury Award, respectively, at the Wildscreen Film Festival's Panda Awards.
October 24, 2014

Irish documentary On a River in Ireland (pictured) and science series Your Inner Fish took home the best overall production prize and Special Jury Award, respectively, at the Wildscreen Film Festival’s Panda Awards.

The prizes – recognized as the centerpiece of the six-day festival, which ends Friday (October 24) – were distributed at a ceremony held on Thursday (October 23).

The Crossing the Line Productions-made On a River in Ireland follows host Colin Stafford-Johnson as he explores Irish rivers in a canoe, and also picked up the festival’s Script Award and shared the Panasonic Cinematography Award with the documentary Chimpanzee.

Meanwhile, the festival’s Outstanding Achievement Award – given to an organization or individual that has made a significant contribution to wildlife filmmaking, conservation and the public’s understanding of the environment – went to producer-director John Downer.

Other award winners included David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive, which received the Disneynature Innovation Award for its use of 3D images, as well as the festival’s music award; the Tangled Bank Studios-made Your Inner Fish, which won the NHK Science prize and the Special Jury Award; and BBC2′s Hebrides, which took home the award for best series.

For a complete list of Panda Award winners, please click here.

 

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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