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Prizes galore / Festival News and Reviews

2014
After a most successful year 2013, 2014 was kicked off by the Science Film Festival (Theme 2013: Energy and Sustainability) taking place in Southeast Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. It awarded the Visual Effects Award to the Terra Mater production ’You, Planet’ and the Science Life Award to the first episode of the three-part programme ’Genius of Nature’.

REVIEW: AN EXCELLENT YEAR
In 2013, the productions and co-productions of Terra Mater Factual Studios were making a clean sweep at international festivals: three of its programmes were nominated at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, held in the American Midwest. ’Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature’ beat stiff competition in the category of ‚Best Presenter-led Programme’.
Two of TMFS co-productions were up for an Emmy® Award (’Hunt for the Russian Tiger’ and ’An Original DUCKumentary’), with the latter winning the trophy.
And finally, the Cine Golden Eagle Awards (USA) presented themselves as an early Christmas present in late 2013 – or rather: as nearly a dozen. A complete list of winners and prizes can be found below.

TMFS feel highly honoured by these awards and certificates and wish all the festivals a successful upcoming year.

 

COMPLETE LIST OF AWARDS & CERTIFICATES 2013
Total: 29 Awards and 6 Certificates, awarded to 19 different productions

’Aurora – Fire in the Sky’: New York Festival’s International Television & Film Awards (USA): Gold World Medal in Science & Technology: TV Documentary/Information Program

’Big Bugs’: US International Film & Video Festival (USA): Certificate for Creative Excellence

’Billion Dollar Fish’:
* CINE Golden Eagle Awards (USA): Televised Documentary & Performance Division – Environment & Nature
* Deauville Green Awards (France): Prize for Documentary Films in Economy and Ecology
* FFEST Document.Art. Festival (Romania): Award for Documentary on Conservation of natural Resources & Economy

’Bird Brain’:
* CINE Golden Eagle Awards (USA): Televised Documentary & Performance Division – Science & Technology
* Festival de Ménigoute (France): 2nd place in the category ‘best pedagogical Documentary’

’Dust and Stripes’: NaturVision Filmfestival (Germany): Best Camera

’Elephant King’: CINE Golden Eagle Awards (USA): Televised Documentary & Performance Division – Environment & Nature

’Genius of Nature’:
* CINE Golden Eagle Awards (USA): Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature – Special Recognition for Televised Series
* Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival (Wyoming, USA): Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature – Best Presenter-led Program
* US International Film & Video Festival (USA): Certificate for Creative Excellence (Episode 1 + 2)

’Hummingbirds – Jewelled Messengers’:
* CINE Golden Eagle Awards (USA): Televised Documentary & Performance Division – Environment & Nature
* New York Festival’s International Television & Film Awards (USA): Silver World Medal in Nature & Wildlife: TV Documentary/Information Program
* US International Film & Video Festival (USA): ‘Best of Festival’-Award for documentary productions + Gold Camera

’Hunt for the Russian Tiger’:
* Deauville Green Awards (France): Prize for Documentary Films in Eco-Tourism and Biodiversity
*  IWFF International Wildlife Film Festival (USA): Best Cinematography (a tie) + Best in Category: Presenter/Host + Best in Category: Human/Wildlife Interaction
* Japan Wildlife Film Festival (Japan): Outstanding Contribution to Wildlife Filmmaking Award

’Leap of the Lynx’: NaturVision Filmfestival (Germany): 2nd place in the category ‘Environment and Sustainability’

’Namibia’s Desert Kingdom’: CINE Golden Eagle Awards (USA): Televised Documentary & Performance Division – Environment & Nature

’The Neanderthals’ dark Secret’: CINE Golden Eagle Awards (USA): Televised Documentary & Performance Division – Science & Technology

’Plants behaving badly’: CINE Golden Eagle Awards (USA): Special Recognition for Televised Series

’The secret Life of Deer’: CINE Golden Eagle Awards (USA): Televised Documentary & Performance Division – Environment & Nature

’Snowy Owl – Queen of the North’: Festival de Ménigoute (France): 3rd place in the category ‘best ornithological Film’

’Stonehenge – Bringing back the Dead’: CINE Golden Eagle Awards (USA): Televised Documentary & Performance Division – Science & Technology

’Strandwolf’: Matsalu International Nature Film Festival (Estonia): Best Director

’White Beauty’: Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards (France): Silver Dolphin in category ’History and Civilization’

’You, Planet’:
* New York Festival’s International Television & Film Awards (USA): Gold World Medal in Science & Technology: TV Documentary/Information Program + Gold World Medal in Special Visual Effects: Film and Video – Craft: Films/Production
* ROSCAR Wild Talk Africa (South Africa): 3D Film Award
* US International Film & Video Festival (USA): Certificate for Creative Excellence