ON A RIVER IN IRELAND wins the WWF Golden Panda Award at Wildscreen 2014
ON A RIVER IN IRELAND has won the top award at this year's Wildscreen Festival as well as taking away awards for Best Cinematography and Best Script.
Considered the 'Green Oscars', Wildscreen celebrates the best and brightest in natural history film-making.
Awarding ON A RIVER IN IRELAND the best in festival, Wildscreen said "A beautifully conceived film where the script, photography, music and editing create a magical hour, reconnecting us with nature in a way that very few films do today."
Broadcast on Irish TV as "The Secret Life of the Shannon", ON A RIVER IN IRELAND follows Colin Stafford Johnson on a journey along the River Shannon - Ireland's greatest geographical landmark and the longest river in Ireland & Britain.
Filmed over two years, the film features extraordinary animal behaviour captured with the very latest camera technologies. The film has already enjoyed great success winning three awards at Jackson Hole Wildlife Festival including Best Overall Film.
Made with the support of RTÉ, BAI, ESB, NPWS, Waterways Ireland, The Heritage Council and produced with the support of investment incentives for the Irish Film Industry provided by the Government of Ireland
Catch SHUTTERBUGS our new wildlife and photography series for children on RTÉ Two and RTÉJr from Oct 20th
Shutterbugs is a new series of for the youngest audiences where teams of young people head into the wild to photograph Irish animals in their native surroundings. In each show a team of two track down a particular Irish animal and through the process learn all about them. The challenges are set in some of the wildest areas in Ireland and range from photographing Barn Owls in ancient castles in Cork to tracking down elusive Red Squirrels in the oak woodlands of Co. Roscommon.
Each episode features a different team of two children and the series will be presented by wildlife expert and photography enthusiast John Lusby, who will guide the teams along the way.
The 15 minute shows will be shown one a day on RTÉ Two from Monday 20th October to Friday 31st October and on RTÉJr from Monday 27th October to Friday 7th November.
HERE WAS CUBA nominated for a prestigious Grierson Award
HERE WAS CUBA (broadcast on More 4 as Kennedy's Nuclear Nightmare) has been nominated for a Grierson Award.
A shortlist of 92 films was whittled down to just four nominations in each category. The awards ceremony will take place in London on 3rd November 2014.
Shot on location in Russia, Cuba and the US, HERE WAS CUBA tells the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, exploring how human beings grappled with the most dangerous two weeks in human history. Countless events outside anyone’s control threatened to ignite a nuclear holocaust that could have ended human civilization.
HERE WAS CUBA was funded by the Irish Film Board, PBS, MEDIA and produced with the support of investment incentives for the Irish Film Industry provided by the Government of Ireland.