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Catching a Festival Fever: Green Screen, Grierson & more

What a wonderful autumnal world: in mid-September, TMFS were happy to receive German Green Screen’s “Best Story”-Award for episode 1 of the natural history series ‘The Lions Rule’. It was the 12th edition of Green Screen Festival in Eckernförde/Schleswig-Holstein. More than 300 films were submitted for competition, focusing not only on the beauty of our planet, but also highlighting important topics such as pollution and conservation. With more than 20,000 tickets sold, Green Screen hat seen a new record attendance and can be considered Europe’s largest Nature Film Festival.

The awarded TMFS production, ‘The Lions Rule’, is a bewitching saga that unfolds in a place where animal behavior is unusual, sometimes bizarre. Here, lions lay down with baboons, lions kill giraffes, giraffes mourn their dead and buffaloes fight back. And everything is linked by one strange, charmed place – a beautiful oasis on the Mwagusi River in Tanzania where there is always water. It is called the Glade.

Green Screen’s ’Best Story’-Award is yet another proof that the quite unusual, epic way of storytelling in this production was the right way to tell the tale of these prides of lions in a remote corner of Tanzania.

‘The Lions Rule’ is a TMFS production in co-production with Doclights/NDR Naturfilm and National Geographic Channel, in association with ARTE France / Unité Découverte et Connaissance and Shibumi Films.

 

Because autumn time is festival time, TMFS are most delighted to furthermore have received the following nominations:

NOMINATIONS
Nominated at the British Grierson Awards 2018:
‘Attenborough’s Ant Mountain’

Nominated at the US Jackson Hole Science Media Awards 2018:
‘Attenborough’s Ant Mountain’

Nominated at the French Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2018:
‘Attenborough’s Ant Mountain’, ‘Sex, Lies and Butterflies’, ‘Super Sapiens – EP01: Enhanced Humans’ and ‘Super Sapiens – EP02: Human Machines’

Nominated at the French Festival International du Film Ornithologique de Menigoute 2018:
‘Attenborough’s Ant Mountain’ and ‘Sex, Lies and Butterflies’

Nominated at the US Wildlife Conservation Film Festival WCFF 2018:
‘Tribe versus Pride’

Nominated at the Russian International Science Film Festival ‘World of Knowledge’ 2018:
‘Super Sapiens – EP01: Enhanced Humans’ and ‘The Moon – Our Gateway to the Universe’

Nominated at the Indian Woodpecker Film Festival WIFF 2018:
‘Attenborough’s Ant Mountain’, ‘The Lions Rule – EP01: Death in the Glade’ and ‘Wild Uganda’

Nominated at the Dutch Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam WFFR 2018:
‘Attenborough’s Ant Mountain’, ‘Sex, Lies and Butterflies’, ‘Tasmania – Weird and Wonderful’, ‘The Lions Rule – EP01: Death in the Glade’ and ‘Tribe versus Pride’

Nominated at the Austrian Innsbruck Nature Film Festival INFF 2018:
‘Amazing Pigs’

Nominated at the Estonian Matsalu Nature Film Festival MAFF 2018:
‘Wonders of Africa – What a Difference a Day makes’, ‘Tasmania – Weird and Wonderful’, ‘Tribe versus Pride’ and ‘The Leopard Rocks’

Nominated at the Belgian Festival International Nature Namur 2018:
‘Wild Uganda’, ‘The Lions Rule – EP01: Death in the Glade’, ‘Tasmania – Weird and Wonderful’, ‘Attenborough’s Ant Mountain’, ‘Wonders of Africa – What a Difference a Day makes’ and ‘Sex, Lies and Butterflies’

Nominated at the Italian Sondrio Festival 2018:
‘The Lions Rule – EP01: Death in the Glade’, ‘Sex, Lies and Butterflies’, ‘Tasmania – Weird and Wonderful’, ‘Wild Uganda’ and ‘Wild Korea – EP02: Beyond Borders’

Selected at the Austrian Mountainfilm Festival 2018:
‘Attenborough’s Ant Mountain’