National Geographic Channels International has picked up the rights to the ORF Enterprise-distributed doc Making an Ancient Forest – Kalkalpen National Park (pictured).
The film was created for the Austrian broadcaster’s ‘Universum’ strand – featuring Ultra HD 4K wildlife and natural history productions – and this year won a Golden Panda Award at the Sichuan TV Festival in China.
The hour-long Making an Ancient Forest is directed by Rita and Michael Schlamberger, and documents the growth of the Austrian park, which was once commercial timberland, but has now been allowed to grow back into a forest.
Elsewhere, Nat Geo picked up the hour-long doc The Dolomites – In the Heroes’ Garden, on the wildlife native to the Italian mountain range.
In other news, U.S. channel and PBS station WNET also acquired American broadcast rights for Making an Ancient Forest, while Canada’s SRC bought Wild Venice, Return of the Hoopoe and A Tiger Called Broken Tail.
All sales were made at last week’s World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, which was held in Vienna from December 1 to 4.