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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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.