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WILDLIFE VAASA 2008 FILMS PER COUNTRY according to REF nr

Countries
participating
Nr of
entries
International
Film Competition (REF nr)
Children&Youth
Film Competition (REF nr)
1. Argentina 1/0 (190) -
2. Armenia 0/6 - (1,2,3,4,5,46)
3. Australia 3/0 (112, 117,124)
4. Austria 9/0 (61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,185)
5. Belarus 1/0 (123)
6. Benin 0/1 - (19)
7. Bosnia-Herzegovina 1/0 (30)
8. Canada 5/1 (29,34, 51, 131,146) (37)
9. Channel Islands 2/0 (129,130)
10. Chile 1/0 (190)
11. Czech Republic 1/1 (86) (27)
12. Danmark 3/0 (32,39,94)
13. Ecuador 2/0 (1,2)
14. Estonia 6/0 (125,126,127,149,191,192)
15. Fiji 3/0 (36,37,38)
16. Finland 35/35 (4,18,24,96,97,99,100,111,118,134,1
35,136,137,142,143,144,152,153,15
4,155,156,157,158,159,160,161,181,
182,186,187,188,189,201,210,216)
(6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,
16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
28,
29,30,31,32,33,34,36,38,39,
40,41,42,43,44,45
17. France 22/0 (21,23,36,37,38,42,43,48,50,91,92,1
74,175,176,177,178,179,180,202,20
3,204, 207)

18. Georgia 1/0 (211)
19. Germany 29/0 (6,7,23,49,53,57,69,70,71,72,84,85,8
6,98,103,104,105,106,107,108,162,1
63,183,185,199,
200,205,206,217)

20. Greece 2/0 (40,41)
21. Hungary 10/0 (19,75,101,102,122,138,139,
140,147,148)

22. Iceland 1/0 (16)
23. India 15/1 (8,17,110,113,114,115,116,128,133,
168,169,170,171,172,
173)
(25)
24. Iran 4/0 (47,60,212,215)
25. Israel 1/0 (58)
26. Italy 6/0 ( 5,9,16,31,45,109)
27. Kazakhstan 1/0 (3)
28. Latvia 2/0 (125,213)
29. Malawi 0/2 (17,18)
30. Mexico 1/0 (86)
31. New Zealand 2/0 (33,35)
32. Nigeria 1/0 (28)
33. Norway 6/0 (15,59,121,165,166,167)
34. Peru 1/0 (52)
35. Poland 8/0 (24,76,77,78,79,80,81,82)
36. Russia 7/1 (26,27,55,88,89,93,127) (26)
37. Senegal 1/11 (28) (6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,
14,15,16)
38. Serbia 1/0 (74)
39. South Africa 6/0 (193,194,195,196,197,198)
40. Spain 1/0 (22)
41. Sweden 6/0 (56, 132,186,187,188,189)
42. Switzerland 1/0 (184)
43. Taiwan 1/0 (54)
44. Thailand 1/0 (5)
45. Turkey 1/0 (214)
46. The Netherlands 4/0 (141,150,151,164)
47. United Kingdom 11/0 (10,11,12,13,14,17,83,87,90,
119,120,)

48. Ukraine 1/0 (44)
49. United States 9/1 (20,25,29,46,52,95,124,208,
209)
(35)










WILDLIFE VAASA 2008
Entries per award category



A. INTERNATIONAL NATURE FILM COMPETITION

1. NATURAL HISTORY FILMS: 65
REF: 1; 2; 3; 6; 7; 32; 33; 36; 37; 38; 46; 47; 49; 54; 58; 61; 62; 63; 64; 65; 66; 69; 70; 77;
78; 79; 80; 81; 82; 83; 88; 89; 94; 95; 100;102; 103; 105; 106; 108;117;118; 121; 124; 125;
126;127; 133; 138; 139; 140; 141;148; 149; 150; 178;182;186,187;188;189;197,198; 208;
217

2. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS: 73
REF: 5; 6; 9; 17; 19; 20; 22; 23; 25; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 36; 38; 40; 41; 45; 51; 52; 57;
67; 86; 71; 74; 75; 82; 83; 84; 85; 86; 87; 93; 94; 104; 107;117; 119; 120; 121;123; 125;
129; 130; 141 146;145;147;162;163;164;168;169;170;171;172;173; 181; 182; 183; 193;
194;195; 196; 200; 202; 203; 204; 205; 206; 208

3. BEST NORDIC FILMS (INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS: 38
REF: 4; 15; 16; 18; 56; 59, 73; 96,97,99,100; 118; 121; 134; 135; 136; 137; 142; 152;153;
155; 156;157;158;159; 160;161;165;166;167;181;182;186,187;188;189; 201; 216

4. LOW BUDGE-BIG IMPACT FILMS (INCLUDING SHORT) 58
REF: 5; 9; 10, 11; 12; 13; 14; 19; 21; 22; 24; 26; 27; 35; 36; 38; 39; 48; 50; 53; 55; 59; 90;
109; 110; 111; 113; 114, 115; 116; 118;119; 120;122; 123; 131; 132; 143; 144; 146; 147;
148; 151; 152; 168;169;170; 171; 172; 173; 181; 185; 190; 191; 192; 199; 207; 209; 210

5. SCIENCE FILMS: 22
REF:1, 5; 16; 33; 6; 37; 38; 42; 43; 44; 68; 72; 76; 91; 92; 95;112;117;121; 147; 154;
155;174;175; 176;177;179;180;

FILMS DETRUCKED FROM CATEGORIES: 5
REF: 28 (FEATURE);
REF: 60 (RELEGIOUS DOCUMENTARY)
REF: 98 (FEATURE ENTERTAINING)
REF:184(ETHNOGRAPHICAL DOCUMENTARY)
REF:211(ETHNOGRAPHICAL DOCUMENTARY)
REF:212(ETHNOGRAPHICAL DOCUMENTARY)


FILMS PARTICIPATING OUT OF COMPETITION: 4 (AVAILABLE AT THE VIDEOLIBRARY)

1

ON THE HIGHWAY WITH BUTTERFLIES-
THE JOURNEY OF THE MONARCHS
2007

Bayerischer Rundfunk, Telepool
Udo Zimmermann,Angela Graas

Germany


52

2.

SKSEN KES 2008
2008

Studio V. Pulkkinen

Finland

17

3.

VARTIJAN VUODET
LINTUJA, KALOJA, KALASTAJIA
2008

Elja Herva

Finland

37

4.

FOLLOWING THE SUN
2007

Sunchild Festival

Armenia

8




WILDLIFE VAASA 2008- INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

AWARD CRITERIA
1. Association To Wildlife= A wildlife films center of focus should concentrate on its subjects that of
flora and fauna. However, a wildlife film because of its diversity may also include the following criteria:
(a) A dual role meaning an interaction between the presenter/actor and the subject/s to
present a specific argument or point of view.
(b) Flora and fauna conservation due to the endangerment or loss of a species.
(c) An environmental message as a result of human development and interference or by
natural catastrophe.
(d) A scientific film depicting new innovation towards conservation and environmental issues
2. Technical Application = Aural/visual compilation, presentation and creative talent.
3. Authenticity = Claims made by the filmmaker/s in relation to the origin of the compiled footage.
4. Qualification = According to festival ruling, only entries produced after 2006 may qualify.


AWARD prizes:

1. NATURAL HISTORY Winner's prize: 500 EURO + trophy + diploma

2. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION Winner's prize: 500 EURO + trophy + diploma

3. BEST NORDIC FILM Winner's prize: 500 EURO + trophy + diploma

BEST FINNISH FILM Winner's prize: 500 EURO + trophy + diploma

4. BEST LOW-BUDGET, Winner's prize: 500 EURO + trophy + diploma

BEST SHORT Winner's prize : 500 EURO + trophy + diploma

5. BEST SCIENCE FILM Winner's prize: 500 EURO + trophy + diploma


WILDLIFE VAASA 2008: JURIES

International Competition
PRELIMINARY JURY: (PRELIMINARY SELECTION, SPECIAL AWARD NOMINATIONS)

Vesa Heinonen, Ilias Missyris, Nik van Eckmann, Sonja sterholm-Granqvist

Children & Youth Competiton
(PRELIMINARY SELECTION, SELECTION OF THE WINNERS)
Sandra Spott, Katri Paavolainen, Lea Koskelo, groups of children and young people











Wildlife Vaasa 2008 -International Jury Members

Mr. Sven Jansson (Sweden)
Sven has been working over 30 years as a news journalist and chief of different editorial
staffs in Sweden until 1996, when he decided to do something completely different and
related to his main interest for nature and wildlife. For that, he started the International
wildlife Film Festival Wildlife Europe, which was organized for the first time in Sundsvall-
Sweden in 1997 when he was employed by the Swedish Television SVT in order to
arrange the festival. Soon after, he setup a limited company, owned by six European TV-
broadcasting companies with the aim to stimulate production of high quality films in the
fields of nature and environment all around Europe. Wildlife Europe Festival was held
every second year and very soon it became the third biggest event of its kind worldwide
The festival was arranged last time in Helsingborg- Sweden in 2003. As many scientific
films were included, it was renamed to Living Europe. Living Europes concept is still alive today, as there are
plans for a new event in 2009 in Helsingborg. Today, Sven calls himself an Ecosof and he is preparing a book on
ecosofical questions. He is also a member of the board of the Swedish National organization Scientists meets
Filmmakers and he is also managing local environmental projects on his home island stn.

Ms. Irjaleena Eriksson (Finland)
Irjaleena Eriksson was asked to join The Finnish Broadcasting Company to work at the
policy planning department. Later on she joined the Nordvision office run by YLE, SVT, DR,
NRK and RUV. The next step was to join the YLE TV1 current affairs.. In 1985 she started
as a buyer of programmes at the YLE TV1 programme acquisition. Her special
achievements at YLE TV1 are the prime time one-hour wildlife show on Saturdays; the
prime time half-hour wildlife show and a one-hour history slot, all still going strong. After
leaving from YLE in 2000 she has been working part-time for production companies in
Helsinki and Porvoo, Finland. She has been a Jury member in numerous festivals including
Wildlife Vaasa 2004.

Mr Nik Van-Eckmann (South Africa-Finland)
More than 3decades working in film and television production broadcasting companies
including: ORF Austria - Malaysian Television - ZDF Germany - Channel 9 Peru - NBC
New York - RTL France - BBC and National Geographic Television (Washington DC)First
discipline is Sound production and design for Film and Television but expertise includes; -
cameraman - editor - writer - production manager and producer/director. Numerous
academic qualifications including a Doctor of Arts Audio/Visual Media Culture in Wildlife
film Production University of Lapland. Actor/Voice over artist for television and the music
industry. He has been also an important partner of our festival and a member of the
International Jury from 2002.

Ms. Oksana Lazareva (Russia)
Representing the new generation of nature filmmakers, Oksana studied five years
at St.Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts and after graduation she has been
working as a wildlife and environmental conservation film producer, editor and
administrator from 2001. During the last four years she works at Studio Nikola Film
editing full length and fictions movies as Alexander (2008), The Gold of Troy (2008) a 4
series adventure story; Catherines Musketeers 2007, 12 series adventure story; His
Majestys Secret Service 2006, a 12 series detective story; Favourite 2005, 8 series
historic drama) She has been participating and attending our festival from 2004.


Mr. Juhani Koivusaari (Finland)
Phil.lic.(zoology), special researcher / West Finland Regional Environment Centre in
Vaasa. An old-school biologist who has devoted his work and life to the conservation and
study of the white-tailed sea eagle. He has published a lot of research material in his
special field and he has written a book. In addition, he has produced a TV film about white-
tailed sea eagles together with his fellow researchers and filmmakers from Vaaasa .
Recently, he has also been a member of a local video group making nature films in the
Kvarken area. He has been granted scholarships in the study of environmental toxins
threatening the life of the white-tailed sea eagles. Juhani has been associated with Wildlife
Vaasa festival from the time of its conception in 2001 . A self-made humorist??



Wildlife Vaasa 2008
CONTACT INFORMATION
The Green Conquest
Country: Ecuador
Language: Spanish (English script)
Length: 47
Completion date: 2006
Ref:1
Alfredo Salazar, Juan de Velasco 213 Y Orellana,
Quito Ecuador, South America
Phone/Fax +593 88900697
Mobile: +593 96012898
E-mail: fredosar@yahoo.com /fredosar@uio.satnet.net
Production Organization(s): Altercine
Producer: Carolina Jijon, Hugo Navarrette, Alfredo Salazar
Director: Alfredo Salazar
Photographer: Alfredo Salazar
Sound: Alfredo Salazar
Script Writer: Alfredo Salazar
Original Format: Betacam SP
Distributor: Alfredo Salazar
Submitted by: Alfredo Salazar
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
Synopsis: Plants are the foundation of life. The oxygen we breathe and which
forms the ozone layer comes from them. Their evolution began with the appearance
of photosynthetic bacteria. Since then, until fowers emerged, their history has
been a succession of adaptations that led them to become the dominant life forms
on land. Filmed in Ecuador, they reveal the amazing feature of their evolution:
photosynthesis the driver of life. Their remote ancestors. Conquering the Earth.
The reign of the giant ferns. The origin of pollen and seeds. The appearance of
fowers and the sophisticated forms of interaction with the animal world.
FINALIST
Wildlife Vaasa 2008
CONTACT INFORMATION
REF: 2
Chanting and
Enchanting Animals
Country: Ecuador
Language: Spanish/English
Length: 26 min
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Global warming and environmental pollution are bringing about the
frogs rapid extinction. Ecuador as a country has among the largest diversity of frog
and toad species in the world. If we consider the number of species per surface
area then Ecuador is the most frog-diverse country in the planet. Watch their night
life, when love-stricken males sing at mating time; their birth and transformation;
their survival tricks and mysterious ways of life; their importance in the discovery
of medicines, and their great variety of patterns and colours. Discover these
enchanting yet disappearing animals that chant to nature and to life!
Production Organization(s): Altercine, Otonga Foundation
Producer: Geovanni Onore, Luis Coloma, Alfredo Salazar
Director: Alfredo Salazar
Photographer: Juan Diego Perez, Pocho Alvarez
Sound: Alfredo Salazar, Rana Studios
Original Format: MiniDV
Distributor: Alfredo Salazar/Luis Coloma,
Biology School-Catholic University of Ecuador
Submitted by: Alfredo Salazar
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Alfredo Salazar
Addres:Juan de Velasco 213 Y Orellana,1715 Quito, Ecuador
Phone/Fax +593 88900697
Mobile: +593 9 6012898
E-mail: fredosar@yahoo.com fredosar@uio.satnet.net
Wildlife Vaasa 2008
CONTACT INFORMATION
REF: 3
The Panders Ground
Jay of the Ile
Country: Kazakhstan
Language: English
Length: 69
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: It is natural history of the Panders Ground Jay of the Ile (Podoces
panderi ilensis), the rarest bird of the fauna of Kazakhstan, ninth largest country
in the world and is situated in the centre of Eurasia. This is not migrating bird and
the population is extremely decline in last decades and many be extinct in the near
future Currently a huge commercial human activity for cutting of Saxaul (Halaxylon)
trees (the main desert tree species for nesting of this bird) has a most infuence for
sustainable development of natural habits in the desert area and it can increase
of destroying the typical inhabitations for this bird.
Producer: Altay Zhatkanbayev
Director: Altay Zhatkanbayev
Photographer: Altay Zhatkanbayev
Sound: Nasya Kulipanova, Kuat Shildrebayev
Script Writer: Altay Zhatkanbayev
Original Format: DVCam
Distributor: Altay Zhatkanbayev
Submitted by: Altay Zhatkanbayev
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Altay Zhatkanbayev
Adress: Microdistrict Smal-1 34, 59
Almaty, Kazakstan Republic, 050059
Phone/Fax: +710 3272621578
Email: wildlife@nursat.kz
Wildlife Vaasa 2008
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Ref:4
Country: Finland
Language: English
Length: 15 min
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Hannes Tiira is blind. Every night he takes a solitary walk into a bird
grove that is split by a straight one-kilometre long forest path. The bird songs make
up a concert that Hannes wants to experience every night. He hopes to come
across a magical night that may occur just once in a summer. Each summer is
blessed with one or two magical nights. Those are the twilight hours between two
hot days, when the sound world of the grove intoxicates your mind: birds, birds,
birds!
Katharsis Film Oy/ Jouni Hiltunen
Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 37 B 31
FI-00260 Helsinki-Finland
Tel. +358 40 725 7707
Fax +358 9 342 2121
hiltunen@kaapeli.f
http://www.kaf.f/
Production Organization(s): Katharsis Film Oy
Producer: Jouni Hiltunen
Director: Jouni Hiltunen
Photographer: Jouni Hiltunen
Sound: Janne Jankeri, Jouni Hiltunen, Hanne Kontulainen
Picture Editor: Anne Lakanen
Script Writer: Jouni Hiltunen
Bird sounds: Hannes Tiira, Lauri Hallikainen
Original Format: DigiBeta
Distributor: Jouni Hiltunen
Submitted by: Jouni Hiltunen
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
Magic Night
Wildlife Vaasa 2008
CONTACT INFORMATION
Maleng
Ref:5
Country: Italy / Thailand
Language: English
Length: 28min
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Isan is one of the poorest regions in Thailand. Close to the border
with Laos, lies the small village of Bah Sarng-Sang. Here rice, the staple food, is
readily served with an insect garnish. But the use of bugs in Bahn Sarng-Sang is
not just limited to food. People use insects for the preparation of cosmetics and
medicine. Insects even play an important role in the entertainment. Here, more
than in other Thai regions in the North East, traditional Buddhism blends with
animistic elements and superstition.
Production Organization(s): Marta Polo Mediaproduction Italy
Producer: Claudia Pelz
Co-producer: Westdeuscher Rundfunk (WDR) Germany
Director: Claudia Pelz
Photographer: Doriano Paolozza / Claudia Pelz
Sound: Luca Zugnoni
Picture Editor: Simona Pozzoni
Script Writer: Claudia Pelz
Composer: Ruben Scheffer
Original Format: DVCAM / 16:9
Distributor: Mrs. Christiane Wittich, Studio Hamburg
Distribution & Marketing GmbH
Scientic Adviser: Kanvee Viwatpanich
Submitted by: Claudia Pelz
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS,
SCIENCE FILMS
Marta Polo Mediaproduction Italy
Claudia Pelz
Address: Via Camozzi 14,
I-23010 Fusine (SO) - Italy
Phone: +39/0342598155
Fax: +39/0342598155
E-mail: info@mpitaly.it
Wildlife Vaasa 2008
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Ref:6
Mink Invasion
Country: Germany / Chile
Language: English, Spanish, German
Length: 24
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Originally from North America, the mink's frst appearance on the southern
Chilean island of Navarino near Cape Horn in 2001 was completely unexpected.
Now the animals have swum unchecked along the Beagle Channel.
Production Organization(s): UFZ
Producer: Andre Kuenzelmann
Director: Andre Kuenzelmann, Peter-Hugo Scholz
Photographer: Andre Kuenzelmann
Sound: Peter-Hugo Scholz
Picture Editor: Andre Kuenzelmann, Peter-Hugo Scholz
Script Writer: Peter-Hugo Scholz
Composer: In Deyagora
Original Format: HD, Mini DV
Distributor: Doris Boehme
Scientic Adviser: Dr Kurt Jax, Uta Berghfer Elke Schuttler
Submitted by: Peter-Hugo Scholz
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS,
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
SCIENCE FILMS
Helmholtz Center for Enviromental Research UFZ,
ffentlichkeitsarbeit, Permoserstrae 15,
D- 04318 Leipzig, Germany
Phone: +49-341-235-3195 or 2278
E-mail: presse@ufz.de
Web: www.ufz.de
Wildlife Vaasa 2008
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Ref:7
Maculinea
Country: Germany
Language: English, German
Length: 19 min
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: t is no surprise that all fve European Maculinea species appear on
many Red Lists of threatened species. Even the smallest changes in land use can
lead to a situation where the right host ants are no longer found in combination
with the plants and thus whole butterfy populations are wiped out.
Production Organization(s): Helmholtz Center for Enviromental
Research UFZ
Producer: Doris Boehme
Director: Thomas Falkner
Photographer: Andre Kuenzelmann
Sound: Andre Kuenzelmann
Picture Editor: Thomas Falkner
Script Writer: Thomas Falkner
Composer: In Deyagora
Original Format: Mini DV
Distributor: Doris Boehme
Scientic Adviser: Helmholtz Center for Enviromental Research
Submitted by: Thomas Falkner
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Ufz Helmholtz Zentrum fr Umweltforschung,
ffentlichkeitsarbeit, PerserstraEe 15,
D- 04318 Leipzig, Germany
Phone: +49-341-235-3195 or -2278
E-mail: presse@ufz.de
andre.kuenzelmann@ufz.de
www.ufz.de
Wildlife Vaasa 2008
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Ref:8
Myths About You
Country: India
Language: English
Length: 9 min
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: The flm is a journey through an unfamiliar space-time - and walks along
the path that somewhere along the way threw up humans as a contingent outcome
of the course it took. Somewhere along the way, humans have lost the life in living
- the flm hopes to reignite that very feeling of oneness with our landscapes and
fellow-beings that we have forgotten all about in this futile, endless race. And it
would all come back when we begin to understand our place and history on earth
and appreciate it.
Producer: Nandita Jain
Director: Nandita Jain
Sound: Julius Packiam
Picture Editor: Nandita Jain
Script Writer: Nandita Jain
Composer: Julius Packiam
Original Format: Animation
Distributor: Nandita Jain
Submitted by: Nandita Jain
Award category: SHORT FILMS
Nandita Jain
Address: 6708, DLF Phase- IV, Gurgaon 122002, Haryana, India
Phone: +91 9873316673, +91 124 4040587
E-mail: nanduzki@gmail.com , nanditasback@hotmail.com
Wildlife Vaasa 2008
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Ref:9
Ahmed & the Return of
Arab Phoenix
Synopsis: Ahmed and the Return of the Arab Phoenix was shot in 2004 around
the Palmyra oasis, Syria, not far from the Euphrates river and the Iraqi border.
Despite its bad reputation in the international press, the Syrian government is
very much involved in the effort of protecting its natural heritage. This is the story
of a handful of visionary men who are fghting in the desert to protect what is left
of the biodiversity of Al Badia, the semi-arid desert steppe stretching from the
Iraqi border to almost the Mediterranean coast. Their efforts will be rewarded by
the discovery, in a remote area, of the last Middle Eastern breeding colony of the
Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita) in the wild, one of the rarest migratory birds and a
symbol of wisdom for the Bedouins of the desert
Country: Italy/Syria
Language: English
Length: 23 min
Completion date: 2007
Production Organization(s): Giuseppe Bucciarelli
Producer: Giuseppe Bucciarelli
Director: Giuseppe Bucciarelli
Photographer: Giuseppe Bucciarelli
Sound: Giuseppe Bucciarelli
Picture Editor: Giuseppe Bucciarelli
Script Writer: Giuseppe Bucciarelli, Gianluca Serra
Composer: Radio Tarifa; Omar Faruk Tekbilek; Mark Emney
Original Format: MiniDV
Distributor: Sd Cinematografca
Scientic Adviser: Gianluca Serra
Submitted by: Giuseppe Bucciarelli
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
Giuseppe Bucciarelli
Address: VIA XXV APRILE, 24
50014 FIESOLE -ITALY
Phone: +39 33 1082482
E-mail: quao97@yahoo.com
Wildlife Vaasa 2008
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Ref:10
Tomorrows Climate:
Todays Challenge
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Length: 2 min
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: This two minute flm is designed to illustrate why climate change
is happening, what it will mean and also to inspire people to be part of the
solution.
Production Organization(s): UK Government Department Defra
Distributor: Defra
Submitted by: Defra
Award category: SHORT FILMS
Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Customer Contact Unit Eastbury House
30 - 34 Albert Embankment London -UK SE1 7TL
Tel:+44 (0) 20 7238 6951
Fax:+44 (0) 20 7238 2188
Email: helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk
Web: www.defra.gov.uk
FINALIST
Wildlife Vaasa 2008
CONTACT INFORMATION
Ref:11
My CO2
Synopsis: This short flm illustrates how energy use in your home creates CO2
emissions, and how we can all reduce our emissions to help tackle climate
change
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Length: 2 min
Completion date: 2007
Production Organization(s): UK Government Department Defra
Distributor: Defra
Submitted by: Defra
Award category: SHORT FILMS
Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Customer Contact Unit Eastbury House
30 - 34 Albert Embankment London -UK SE1 7TL
Tel:+44 (0) 20 7238 6951
Fax:+44 (0) 20 7238 2188
Email: helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk
Web: www.defra.gov.uk
Wildlife Vaasa 2008
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Ref:12
Champions Diaries
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Length: 9 min
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Find out what our Climate Change Champions have been up to since
their Swiss trip in this nine minute flm.
Production Organization(s): UK Government Department Defra
Distributor: Defra
Submitted by: Defra
Award category: SHORT FILMS
Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Customer Contact Unit Eastbury House
30 - 34 Albert Embankment London -UK SE1 7TL
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7238 6951
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7238 2188
Email: helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk
Web: www.defra.gov.uk
Wildlife Vaasa 2008
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Ref:13
Carbon Cycle
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Length: 3 min
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: This animation by Sofa Selska, Climate Change Champion Ben
Beighton explores the presence of carbon in the environment, and how this is
linked to climate change.
Production Organization(s): UK Government Department Defra
Producer: Sofa Selska
Distributor: Defra
Submitted by: Defra
Award category: SHORT FILMS
Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Customer Contact Unit Eastbury House
30 - 34 Albert Embankment London -UK SE1 7TL
Tel:+44 (0) 20 7238 6951
Fax:+44 (0) 20 7238 2188
Email: helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk
Web: www.defra.gov.uk
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Whaap
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Length: 3 min
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: A short flm about a nest of curlew eggs hatching in Shetland
Production Organization(s): Pencille Productions
Producer: Frances Taylor
Composer: Jim Leask
Original Format: Dvd
Submitted by: Frances Taylor
Award category: SHORT FILMS
Pencille Productions / Frances Taylor
Mid Walls Shetland 2E2 9PE , UK
Tel +44 (0) 1595809432
E-Mail: frances@fstaylor.co.uk
Website: www.pencille.co.uk
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The County of Mre
and Romsdal
Country: Norway
Language: English
Length: 17
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Mre and Romsdal are one of the most beautiful, exciting and
challenging counties in Norway. Its a county in growth, steeped in radition, but
also highly innovative. This video shows the vibrant business community and the
beautiful scenery of Mre and romsdal as well as examples of the countys rich
cultural life.
Production Organization(s): NRK
Director: NRK
Picture Editor: Christian Julleb
Script Writer: Asbjrn Gjaerde
Composer: Kringkastingsorkesteret
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
NRK Mre og Romsdal, 6025 lesund-Norway
Tel: +47 70115200
E-mail: mr@nrk.no
Webwsite: http://www3.nrk.no/more_og_romsdal/
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O2H From Oil
to Hydrogen
Country: Italy/Iceland
Language: English
Length: 52 min
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: O2H is a documentary that wants to illustrate one of possible solutions
to the global energy crisis: hydrogen. Hydrogen, the most abundant element in
the universe and the object of research since the early 20
th
century, could be a
viable alternative to oil and a solution to geopolitical and environmental problems
linked to the current energy system. Set in Iceland, Norway and Italy and enriched
by a long interview with the famous American economist Jeremy Rifkin, author of
several best-sellers, this documentary flm shows inedited material and presents
a fascinating idea of a new hydrogen society.
Production Organization(s): Enrico Marchese
Producer: Enrico Marchese, Raffaello Pavesi,
Andrea Pagan
Director: Enrico Marchese, Raffaello Pavesi
Photographer: Andrea Pagani
Sound: Raffaello Pavesi
Script Writer: Raffaello Pavesi, Enrico Marchese
Original Format: MiniDV
Distributor: Enrico Marchese
Submitted by: Raffaello Pavesi
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
Raffaello Pavesi
Via Sangro 10,
20132 Milano-Italy
Phone +39 335 239 0625
E-mail: rf19@mac.com
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Beyond the Forest
Country: India/UK
Language: English
Length: 28 min
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: A documentary about the impending extinction of the Tigers and
Leopards in India. It follows Academy Award nominee director Ashvin Kumar in his
attempt to shoot an action thriller feature flm with the aim to bring this message to
the mainstream cinema and Belinda Wright whose brave undercover operations
and stings single-handedly uncovered several poaching gangs.
PProducer: Yoni Bentovim
Director: Yoni Bentovim / Emily Harris
Photographer: Yoni Bentovim
Sound: Ro Heap
Picture Editor: Emily Harris
Original Format: HDV
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
ndivisionflms
Yoni Bentovim & Emily Harris
Address: 3a John Street
E-mail: contact@indivisionflms.com
Website: www.indivisionflms.com
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A Change for the Better
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish/English/Swedish
Length: 15
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Fennoscandian green belt is Finlands, Russias and Norways mosaic
of forests, swamps and lake systems. It is situated in the borderlands of those
three countries. Fenno-Scandian green belt is the biggest and most remarkable
completeness of original nature what still exists in western Europe .There are
several precious Natura 2000- nature protection areas situated in Kainuu and
Koillismaa, which have mainly been in a natural state. In some of these parts, the
signs of earlier forestry economy can be seen, like ditched swamps and handled
forests. The quality of these areas were tried to improve with the Green Belt Life-
nature-project, which was funded by European union in 2004-2008.
Production Organization(s): Tekstivirta
Director: Ismo Tuormaa
Photographer: Jan Henriksson,
Kari Kemppainen & Ismo Tuormaa
Script Writer: Sanna-Kaisa Rauto,
Anne Toivanen & Ismo Tuormaa
Composer: Perttu Hietanen
Submitted by: Metshallitus
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Ismo Tuormaa / Tekstivirta Ky
Talvikkitie 40 A 29
01300 Vantaa-Finland
Tel. +358 400 705 525
Fax +358 9 873 2779
Email: smo.tuormaa@sci.f
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Bustard Protectors
Country: Hungary
Language: English subtitles
Length: 30 min
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: In Hungary, since 2004 the protection of great bustard (Otis tarda) is
fnancied by the EU LFE NATURE PROGRAM. This flm shows the activities of
persons working in the program.
Production Organization(s): Szabolcs Mosonyi Productions
Producer: Szabolcs Mosonyi
Director: Szabolcs Mosonyi
Photographer: Antal Szll
Script Writer: Erika Bagladi
Original Format: DVCam, DVCPro 50
Submitted by: Szabolcs Mosonyi
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Szabolcs Mosonyi Productions
Address: H-2464, Gyr, Petf t 64. Hungary
Phone: +36-30-8554018
E-mail: szmosonyi@mailbox.hu
Website: www.szmosonyi.hu
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Hotspots
Country: United States
Language: American English
Length: 89 min
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: This expeditionary feature flm looks at numerous primates, avians,
rodents, insects, reptiles, amphibians, unique plants, and human cultural artifacts,
some never before flmed. Rare lemurs, plants, and chameleons in Madagascar;
the last few endemic shrub and reptilian species on Easter Island (Chile);
extraordinary primates and avifauna in Southeastern Peru; primates verging on
extinction in three states of Brazil; some of the rarest and most unique birds, bats,
and reptiles on earth across, New Zealand; and subtle as well as fagship species
of birds and mammals in California, are all part of this 89 minutes feature flm.
Production Organization(s): Dancing Star Foundation
Producer: Michael C. Tobias, Jane Gray Morrison
Director: Michael C. Tobias
Photographer: Travis Johnson, Harold Castro, Michael C. Tobias
Sound: Chris Hall
Picture Editor: Marc Griffth
Distributor: N/A
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Dancing Star Foundation / Karin Dinev
Address:11835 West Olympic Blvd. ste 650E.
Los Angeles - California 90064 -USA
Phone: +1 310 966 1424
Fax: +1 310 966 1425
E-mail: kdinev@dancingstarfoundation.org
Website: www.dancingstarfoundation.org
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After Us The Heavens
Can Fall
Country: France
Language: Subtitled in English
Length: 52 min
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Humanity had realised, in two century, important quantity of carbons
that nature had made millions years to sedimentate. The difference modelisation of
climate change let us discover the consequences who appear in horizon, especially
in terms of vegetal migration, human migration and parasites. Faced with the
facts, what objectives do we need to set ourselves in order to attain sustainable
development? Will our economic system allow us to reach those goals? Should
we accept the situation and be pessimistic?
Production Organization(s): Bluebird Production
Producer: Jacques Vichet
Director: David Martin
Photographer: Maxime Soulard
Distributor: Europe Image
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
Bluebird Production/ David Martin
Address: 10 rue des jardies
Meudon 92190 France
Phone: +33 622803967
E-mail: david.109@gmx.net
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Todos/Everyone
Country: Spain
Language: Subtitled in English
Length: 1 min
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Who is burning the Mediterranean forests?
Nacho Sanchez Bravo
Calle Hermanos Gambra 8, 4d
50017, Zaragoza, Spain
Phone: +34 665933193
E-mail: info@pasaflmes.com
Website: www.pasaflmes.com
Production Organization(s): Pasa Mao Productions
Producer: Nacho Sanchez Bravo
Director: Nacho Sanchez Bravo
Photographer: Nacho Sanchez Bravo
Sound: Nacho Sanchez Bravo
Picture Editor: Nacho Sanchez Bravo
Script Writer: Nacho Sanchez Bravo
Original Format: DVCPRO HD
Distributor: Nacho Sanchez Bravo
Submitted by: Nacho Sanchez Bravo
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
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Life in the Floods
Country: Germany/France
Language: German, French (English script)
Length: 43
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Water is life, for without water nothing life can exist. But water can
also mean death and destruction. When rivers food their banks, then the element
reveals its devastating power.
This documentary shows how the rivers are now reclaiming their rightful place
in the landscape, how skilfully the animals cope with the foods and how humans
could learn from the cleverness of nature.
Production Organization(s): Bayerisches Fernsehen / Arte
Photographer: Frank Lorbiecki, Sigi Braun
Sound: Klaus Peintner
Picture Editor: Dirk Goehler
Script Writer: Doris Tromballa/Florian Guthknecht
Original Format: Digital Beta
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Organization: Bayerisches Fernsehen
Address: Brahmsstr. 6, D-81677 Muenchen, Germany
Phone: +491792969765
Fax: +498478346
E-mail: doris.tromballa@brnet.de
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The Nature of Rebirth
Country: Finland / Poland
Language: English
Length: 15 min
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Puszcza Bialowieska is Europes oldest forest straddling the border
between Belarus and Poland. In the documentary one can follow themes as the
cycle of living and dying and the relationship between human and nature through
four people living in the forest. If you are quiet in nature, the nature starts to reveal
itself. We all die but what is dying?
Production Organization(s): Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia
Producer: Johanna Lampi
Director: Johanna Lampi
Photographer: Markku Peltonen
Sound: Lauri Planman
Picture Editor: Henriikka Hemmi
Script Writer: Anna Kulicka-Soisalon-Soininen &
Johanna Lampi
Composer: Todar
Original Format: DvCam
Distributor: Johanna Lampi
Submitted by: Johanna Lampi
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Johanna Lampi
Address: Hmeentie 161, 00560 Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358-50-3304456
E-mail: lamjohanna@gmail.com
Website: www.stadia.f
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The Power of Community:
How Cuba
survived the Peak OiI
Country: USA
Language: English
Length: 53 min
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Cuba, an isolated island nation, rebuilt its quality of life following the
collapse of cheap oil, supplied by the former Soviet Union. This fascinating and
empowering flm shows how communities pulled together, created solutions, and
ultimately thrived in spite of their decreased dependence on imported energy.
Production Organization(s): Community Service, Inc.
Producer: The Community Solution / Thomas Blessing
Director: Faith Morgan
Photographer: John Morgan / Gregory Greene
Sound: Chris Hertzler
Script Writer: Pat Murphy, Megan Quinn, Faith Morgan
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Community Service, Inc.
Address: Po Box 243 (114 E. Whiteman St.)
Phone: 937-767-2161
Fax: 937-767-2826
E-mail: info@communitysolution.org
Website: www.powerofcommunity.org
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Autumn Waltz
Country: Russia
Language: Subtitled in english
Length: 3 min
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Film about World Heritage site Western Caucasus nature.
Production Organization(s):
Producer: Greenpeace Russia
Director: Evgeny Usov
Photographer: Evgeny Usov
Sound: Evgeny Usov
Picture Editor: Evgeny Usov
Script Writer: Evgeny Usov
Composer: Dmitry Melekhin
Distributor: Greenpeace Russia
Award category: SHORT FILMS
Evgeny Usov - Greenpeace Russia
Address: 125 040, Leningradsky pr.
26/1 Moscow, Russia
Phone: +7 495 988 74 60
Fax: +7 495 988 74 60
E-mail: eusov@ru.greenpeace.org
Website: www.greenpeace.ru
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Russian Natural Heritage
Country: Russia
Language: Subtitled in English
Length: 29 min
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: An educational flm about Russian World Heritage sites.
Evgeny Usov - Greenpeace Russia
Address: 125 040, Leningradsky pr.
26/1 Moscow, Russia
Phone: +7 495 988 74 60
Fax: +7 495 988 74 60
E-mail: eusov@ru.greenpeace.org
Website: www.greenpeace.ru
Production Organization(s): Greenpeace Russia
Producer: Greenpeace Russia
Director: Evgeny Usov, Andrey Petrov
Photographers: Alexey Butorin, Anton Kodkin, Vadim Kantor,
Vasily Solkin, Gennady Shalikov, Dmitry
Bekhterev, Dmitry Melekhin, Dmitry Shpilenok,
Evgeny Mamaev, Evgeny Usov, Sergey Solovy
Sound: Evgeny Usov
Picture Editor: Evgeny Usov, Dmitry Melekhin
Script Writer: Evgeny Usov, Andrey Petrov
Composer: Dmitry Melekhin
Distributor: Greenpeace Russia
Submitted by: Greenpeace Russia
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
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Europe by Road
Country: Senegal / Nigeria
Language: Subtitled in English
Length: 90 min
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: On his way to Europe by Road, a young Nigerian (Chike) found himself
swindled by a fellow Nigerian (Bola) and is now stranded in the dry land of Senegal,
surrounded by temptations and illegal activities that threaten both his ambition
and livelihood. Not quite long, Chike is introduced into drugs business for survival.
Chike falls in love with a young Senegalese girl Amy) whose father is against the
relationship because of the bad reputation of Nigerians in Senegal. Chike stands
the chance of losing his life, if he quits the drug gang and he has a choice to make
between keeping his relationship with Amy and have a good life
Production Organization(s): Dan Osa International, Filmi Gt Production,
BetaCom
Producer: Sunday Dolph Christopher, Adama Ndiaye,
J.U. Ubaka
Director: Sunday Dolph Christopher
Photographer: Ousseynou Ndiaye
Sound: Moussa Seydi
Picture Editor: Sunday Dolph Christopher
Script Writer: J.U. Ubaka
Composer: Adrissa Diop
Original Format: DV
Submitted by: Sunday Dolph Christopher

Award category: DETRUCKED FROM CATEGORIES,
(FEATURE)
Sunday Dolph Christopher Dan Osa International
Address: No. C 33 Scat Urbam, BP 47126 Libert
Dakar-Senegal
Phone: + 221 77 553 88 07
Fax: + 221 77 868 89 34
E-mail: dan-osa@hotmail.com, okiri20@yahoo.com
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The Water Front
Country: USA
Language: English
Length: 53
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Water is the liquid gold of the 21
st
century. While corporations urge
local governments to privatize municipal water, communities around the world
are organizing to ensure affordable access to this life sustaining resource. The
Water Front is the story of one community's determination to fght the seemingly
inevitable path of water privatization.
Production Organization(s): Red Lizard Media
Producer: Liz Miller
Director: Liz Miller
Photographer: Liz Miller
Sound: Kyle Stanfeld
Composer: John Brennan
Original Format: Mini DV
Submitted by: Liz Miller
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Red Lizard Media/ Liz Miller
Address: 1320
Phone: 8609223995
E-mail: elizabeth.miller@sympatico.ca
Website: www.thewaterfrontmovie.com
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Fatal Circle
Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Language: Subtitled in English
Length: 46 min
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Garbage and toxic waste is all around us. Municipal authorities manage
to displace large depot of expired medicines, combined with great pressure from
environmental society and citizen protest. What is the situation with waste dumps,
rivers, meadows and forests in Bosnia and Herzegovina? What do scientists and
common people say? What is the future of our planet Earth? Fatal circle?
Producer: Nisvet Hrustic
Director: Nisvet Hrustic
Photographer: Nisvet Hrustic, Srecko Stipovic, Ivan Opacak,
Tarik Bajramovic, Pavle Conric, Hasan Pasic
Sound: Nisvet Hrustic
Picture Editor: Nisvet Hrustic
Script Writer: Nisvet Hrustic
Composer: Amer Sehic
Original Format: Dv-Cam
Distributor: Nisvet Hrustic
Scientic Adviser: Ph. Dr. Jovan Sredojevic
Submitted by: Nisvet Hrustic
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Nisvet Hrustic
Address: Podgradina b.b.
72250 VITEZ,
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone: + 387 61 372 370
E-mail: nisvet.hrustic@tel.net.ba , sakibb@bih.net.ba
Website: http://www.nisvet-hrustic.com
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Going North- Global
Warming Escape Route
Country: Italy
Language: English
Length: 55 min
Completion date: February 2008
Synopsis: This is not the frst time that all living creatures have to face climate
changes and the temperatures rise. But this is the frst time they cannot count on
environment integrity.
In times of global warming, here and there on Earth, there are few green highways
left, that will let animals and plants to move northward to avoid extinction. Along
these biological corridors, biodiversity will be preserved and this will be the linchpin
for the stability of all eco-systems.
Production Organization(s): White Fox Communications
Producer: White Fox Communications
Director: Eugenio Manghi
Photographer: Eugenio Manghi Annalisa Losacco
Sound: Ivan Vania
Picture Editor: Ivan Vania
Script Writer: E. Manghi, G. Bogliani, A. Provenzale, A. Green
Composer: M. Parmigiani, P. Pirelli, E. Salvato, M. Tadini
Original Format: HD Uncompress 16:9 1080i
Distributor: Focus Documentaries - Milan
Submitted by: Eugenio Manghi
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
White Fox Communications
Address: Via Nino Bixio, 28
21020 Bodio Lomnago (VA) Italy
Phone: +39 0332 949 705
Fax: +39 0332 949 705
E-mail: info@whitefox.it
Website: www.whitefox.it
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Cliffwood
Country: Denmark
Language: The flm is without dialog/narrator
Length: 18 min
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Encounter the poetry of the forest in a flm that takes you on a journey
through the ancient Ice-age landscape surrounding the white Cliff of Mn. In a
series of visual and occasionally dramatic scenes, we experience the animals of
the forest, its moods and the hidden magic of this fabled place.
Production Organization(s): Northfarmproduction
Producer: Rumle Hammerich / Pil Nrgaard
Director: Rumle Hammerich
Photographer: Bo Tengberg
Sound: Morten Groth Brandt
Picture Editor: Nanna Moller
Script Writer: Rumle Hammerich
Composer: Poul Kristian
Original Format: 16:9
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
Job Title: Producer
Organization: Northfarmproduction
Address: Oremandsgaard All 2, 4720 Praest / Praesto
Phone: +45 40516651
E-mail: pil@northfarmproduction.com
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Karearea - The Pine Falcon
Country: New Zealand
Language: English
Length: 49
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Karearea: The Pine Falcon tells the story of a remarkable wild
population of New Zealand falcons that have adapted to live in commercial pine
plantations. Set against the constant threat of forestry logging, the flm also threads
in the photography and life of George Chance, who followed and studied the birds
for ten years during the 1970s. Now some thirty years on, Georges health is failing
and he is going blind. Featuring new behavioural footage, and flmed over three
breeding seasons, flmmaker Sandy Crichton gets ever closer to the falcons as
he attempts to add movement to Georges photographs.
Production Organization(s): Catskill Films
Producer: Sandy Crichton
Director: Sandy Crichton
Photographer: Sandy Crichton
Sound: Lloyd Canham
Picture Editor: Tim Woodhouse, Sandy Crichton
Script Writer: Sandy Crichton
Composer: Nick Marsh
Original Format: HDV, Mini DV, DVCAM
Distributor: Sandy Crichton
Submitted by: Catskill Films
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS,
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
SCIENCE FILMS
Catskill Films, 35A Nihill Crescent,Mission Bay, Auckland,1071, New Zealand
Phone/Fax +64 9 521 4406 +64 9 521 4728
E-mail: catskillflms@gmail.com
Web: www.catskillflms.com
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Fury for the Sound:
The Women at Clayoquot
Country: Canada
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Women in their 70s serving months in jail with pink-haired teenagers?
A small group of activists standing alone to protest the clearcutting of the local
rainforest turns into the largest civil disobedience action in Canadian history. This
flm is so much more than a story about trees. be prepared to re-evaluate your
life.
Production Organization(s): TellTale Productions
Producer: Shelley Wine
Director: Shelley Wine
Photographer: Greg Davis
Picture Editor: Bonni Devlin
Script Writer: Shelley Wine
Sound: Dale Darlington
Original Format: Beta SP
Distributor: Canada: TellTale Productions & Moving Images
USA: Bullfrog Films
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
TellTale Productions, 64 Tyrrel Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; M6G 2G4
Phone/Fax: 416 419 2111 416 651 7929
E-mail: telltaleproductions@rogers.com
Web: www.furyforthesound.org
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Hybrid Philharmonic
Orchestra
Country: New Zealand
Language: English
Length: 6
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Imagine. The power if we cooperate.
Production Organization(s): Pakurane
Producer: Pakurane
Director: Pakurane
Photographer: Laurence Dupont
Sound: Bettina Storz, Dale Morton
Picture Editor: Pakurane
Effects Editor: Pakurane
Script Writer: Pakurane
Composer: Yohei Tanabe/ China/ C
Original Format: Mini DV
Submitted by: Pakurane
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Catskill Films, 35A Nihill Crescent,Mission Bay, Auckland,1071, New Zealand
Phone/Fax 021 13140374
E-mail: pakurane@yahoo.co.jp
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Fisheye Fantasea
Country: Fiji/France/UK
Language: English
Length: 8
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: To understand a world not designed for human eyes, we need to
see it from a different point of view. Invisible colours, eye metamorphosis, secret
wavelengths and vision beyond anything we can perceive; How they see and the
astonishing discovery that in their world, were virtually blind
'Fisheye Fantasea' is a dive deep into the fshes eyes and a groundbreaking
revelation about what they really see.
Production Organization(s): Liquid Motion Film
Producer: Anita Chaumette
Director: Guy Chaumette
Photographer: Anita Chaumette, Guy Chaumette
Sound: Guy Chaumette
Picture Editor: Guy Chaumette
Script Writer: Anita Chaumette & Guy Chaumette
Narrator: Anita Chaumette
Effects Editor: Guy Chaumette
Composer: Luciano Storti
Original Format: DV
Scientic Adviser: Prof. Justin Marshall, School of Biomedical
Sciences, UQ, Australia; Prof. Shaun Coollin,
Marine Neurobiology, Australia; Dr. Uli Siedbeck,
Dr. Charles Mazel
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS,
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Liquid Motion Films, c/o 23 Brookfeld, Hampsthwaite, Harrogate, HG32EF,
England,UK
Phone/Fax +6799707416
E-mail: production@liquidmotionflm.com Web: www.liquidmotionflm.com
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Beyond the Blue
Country: Fiji/France/UK
Language: English
Length: 8
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: In a world ruled by colour, marine animals have adapted to the
underwater blues, by changing colour themselves and, by changing colour,
itself.
Revealing mind-blowing behaviour never seen or flmed before, astonishing images
new to science and extraordinary phenomena, still far from understood, Beyond
the Blue is a sensational world premiere, exploring the magic of underwater
fuorescence and the inconceivable ability of marine animals to change one colour,
into another.
Production Organization(s): Liquid Motion Film
Producer: Anita Chaumette
Director: Guy Chaumette
Photographer: Anita Chaumette, Guy Chaumette
Sound: Guy Chaumette
Picture Editor: Guy Chaumette
Script Writer: Anita Chaumette, Guy Chaumette
Narrator: Anita Chaumette
Effects Editor: Guy Chaumette
Composer: Luciano Storti
Original Format: DV
Scientic Adviser: Prof. Justin Marshall, School of Biomedical
Sciences, UQ, Australia; Prof. Shaun Coollin,
Marine Neurobiology, Australia; Dr. Uli Siedbeck,
Dr. Charles Mazel
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS, SCIENCE FILMS,
SHORT FILMS
Liquid Motion Films, c/o 23 Brookfeld, Hampsthwaite, Harrogate, HG32EF,
England,UK
Phone/Fax +6799707416
E-mail: production@liquidmotionflm.com
Web: www.liquidmotionflm.com
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Colour Talks
Country: Fiji/France/UK
Language: English
Length: 8
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Marine animals manipulate colour, depending on how they want to
look. They communicate using colours and patterns we dont see and change
position and behaviour, depending on what they want to say. In a teeming social
world of camoufage and display, marine animals talk, in a language we haven't
yet understood. In a groundbreaking step towards learning to listen Colour Talks
unravels the mystery of underwater colour and brings a revolutionary understanding
of the language of the fsh. On the cutting edge of marine science, as we open our
eyes, we start to hear what they say
Production Organization(s): Liquid Motion Film
Producer: Anita Chaumette
Director: Guy Chaumette
Photographer: Anita Chaumette & Guy Chaumette
Sound: Guy Chaumette
Picture Editor: Guy Chaumette
Script Writer: Anita Chaumette & Guy Chaumette
Narrator: Anita Chaumette
Effects Editor: Guy Chaumette
Composer: Luciano Storti
Original Format: DV
Scientic Adviser: Prof. Justin Marshall, School of Biomedical
Sciences, UQ, Australia; Prof. Shaun Coollin,
Marine Neurobiology, Australia; Dr. Uli Siedbeck,
Dr. Charles Mazel
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS, ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION FILMS, LOW BUDGET-
BIG IMPACT FILMS (INCLUDING SHORT),
SCIENCE FILMS
Liquid Motion Films, c/o 23 Brookfeld, Hampsthwaite, Harrogate, HG32EF,
England,UK
Phone/Fax +6799707416
E-mail: production@liquidmotionflm.com
Web: www.liquidmotionflm.com
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The Man & the Albatross
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish
Length: 24
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: The man and the albatross tells a story of a man named Johan who
leaves his old life behind and arrives at a disheveled fshing hut on the coast of
Denmark. While tidying the fshing hut Johan fnds an old stuffed albatross. He tries
to throw it out but it is too heavy, instead he dusts it off and leaves it where it is.
After returning home from a party he fnds that the albatros has moved and is
looking at the ocean. Johan is drawn instinctively to the waters edge.There he
fnds a beached whale.
Production Organization(s): Zentropa/ Det danske videovaerksted
Producer: Katja Adomeit
Director: Daniel Borgman
Photographer: Sophia Olsson
Sound: Lars Halvorsen
Picture Editor: Anders Albjerg Kristiansson
Script Writer: Daniel Borgman
Effects Editor: Daniel Borgman
Composer: Simon Bertrand
Original Format: 16mm
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
Zentropa, Filmbyen 22, Denmark
Phone/Fax +64 21059 1692
E-mail: Katja.Adomeit@gmail.com
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Birdland
Country: Greece
Language: Greek (English subtitles)
Length: 61
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Lake Kerkini constitutes one of the most important and beautiful
wetlands of Europe. Rare and endangered bird species use the lake as a permanent
or temporary residence. For many of them it is the land of reproduction. Humans,
however, use the lake as a water collector and dont care for the birds rights.
In the summer, the willow forest which is next to the lake and in which the birds
nest, is fooded due to human intervention with dramatic consequences. The few
sensitized ecologists who live there protect the ecosystem and make public the
birds inalienable right to their own vital area. Panayotis Hatziyannidis and the
English ecologist and poet Gordon Ramell reveal the latest episodes of a drama
which has been taking place for years.
Production Organization(s): Zopiros
Producer: lias osifdis
Director: lias osifdis
Photographer: Andreas Zacharatos
Sound: lias osifdis
Picture Editor: Dimitris Gouziotis, Dimitra Bessi
Script Writer: lias osifdis
Composer: Stratis Sofanos
Original Format: Digibeta
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Zopiros, 19 Tobazi Str.,15121, Pefki, Greece
Phone/Fax +30 210 6127906
E-mail: zopiros@yahoo.gr
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The Routes of the Flocks
Country: Greece
Language: Greek
Length: 60
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: The small communities of the Kopatsarei, unseen by human eyes,
have been resting for centuries at the foot of the mountains Orliakas and Smolikas.
Every autumn, the cattle-breeders of the village of Dotsiko take their focks down
to the lowlands in order to spend the winter. They follow the mountains natural
passages that folk wisdom has marked off. The endless road unfolds ahead,
arduous for both men and animals. Their steps, small and tentative, lengthen time,
making day into night and vice versa. A documentary dedicated to the mountain
people who continue to share their life between two homes.
Production Organization(s): Zopiros
Producer: lias osifdis
Director: lias osifdis
Photographer: Andreas Zacharatos
Sound: Sokratis Tzovanis
Picture Editor: Dimitris Gouziotis, Dimitra Bessi
Script Writer: lias osifdis
Narrator: Lefteris Eleftheriadis
Composer: Stratis Sofanos
Original Format: Digibeta
Distributor: Zopiros
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Environmental Conservation Films
Zopiros, 19 Tobazi Str.,15121, Pefki, Greece
Phone/Fax +30 210 6127906
E-mail: zopiros@yahoo.gr
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The Antibiotic Adventure
Country: France
Language: French
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Antibiotics are one of the greatest discoveries in the feld of health, a
discovery with far reaching consequences that affect the lives of entire populations.
But the appearance of antibiotics has given mankind the illusion that it could control
disease and control the natural world.
Production Organization(s): Marathon International
Producer: Pascal Breton
Director: Pierre Bressiant
Script Writer: Pierre Bressiant
Original Format: HD
Distributor: Marathon International
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
Marathon International,
8 boulevard des Capucines,France
Phone/Fax +33 (0)1 53 10 94 57 +33(0)1 53 10 94 51
E-mail: gfttante@gmail.com
Web: www.marathon.fr
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The Antibiotic Adventure
(Part 2)
Country: France
Language: French (English subtitles)
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Antibiotics are one of the greatest discoveries in the feld of health, a
discovery with far reaching consequences that affect the lives of entire populations.
But the appearance of antibiotics has given mankind the illusion that it could control
disease and control the natural world.
Production Organization(s): Marathon International
Producer: Pascal Breton
Director: Pierre Bressiant
PScript Writer: Pierre Bressiant
Original Format: HD
Distributor: Marathon International
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
Marathon International, 8 boulevard des Capucines,France
Phone/Fax +33 (0)1 53 10 94 57 +33(0)1 53 10 94 51
E-mail: gfttante@gmail.com
Web: www.marathon.fr
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In the Tube
Country: Russia
Language: Russian (English subtitles)
Length: 26
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: The flm is about why people are afraid of transgenosis and genetic
engineering and kinds of
Strangely enough but these themes are closely intertwined between itself not only
in flm, but also in life. For what does humanity do this?
Producer: Boris Korchev
Director: Vitaliy Korchev
Photographer: Artem Anisimov,Oleg Bogatov, Alex Guz,
Vladimir Stremyakov
Sound: Vladimir Turikov
Script Writer: Vlad Jakovlev
Narrator: Vitaly Korchev
Effects Editor: ANYMotion Studio moscow
Original Format: DVD
Distributor: Vitaliy
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
Vitaliy Korchev, Skorulsky st. 8, Zhitomir Ukraine 10014
Phone/Fax +380 412 379062 +380 412 418 339
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Peace with Seals
Country: Czech Republic/ Italy
Language: Italian, Czech (English subtitles)
Length: 86
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: The relationship between humans and animals is undergoing a profound
change. n 2002 'Gaston', a seal, escaped from the Prague zoo during the foods
and managed to swim to Germany before being re-captured. Gaston became a
hero, even having a statue erected in his honour at the zoo.
The second story took place 50 years earlier and tells the story of a seal named
Ulysses, caught in Sardinia by a Milan photojournalist who, in front of the cameras,
tossed the animal into the famous Di Trevi fountain.
Production Organization(s): 12Opic (CZ)- Panda Film (ITA)-Avion- Czech TV-
Famu
Producer: Jitka Maxova
Director: Miloslav Novak
Photographer: Jakub Halousek, Emanuela Coppola
Sound: Martin Zenisek
Picture Editor: Adam Brothanek
Script Writer: Ferdinand Pitrosu
Narrator: Karel Hoger
Effects Editor: Helena Rosova
Composer: Nino Rota
Original Format: Film print 35mm/ Digital Betacam
Distributor: Bonton flm a.s. in Czech cinemas
Scientic Adviser: Prof. Vladimir Hanak, Prof. Stanislav Komarek,
Dr. Ali Cemal Gucu
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
12 OPIC, Zemedelska 12, 1600 00 Prague 6, Czech rep.
Phone/Fax + 420 776121212 +420 233 323 112
E-mail:produkce@12opic.cz
Web: www.12opic.cz
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Natures Dance
Country: USA
Language: English
Length: 58
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Survival in the natural world is often a result of brute force and
aggression, and many times this is also portrayed in traditional natural history flms.
But equally important to the survival is giving birth to new life and the successful
propagation of the species.
In the temperate ecosystems of the world, nature in spring bursts with hopes and
unfulflled sexual desires. The sexes come together, to impress on each other,
carefully select a partner and raise a new brood. For many species an elaborate
dance is part of the mating ritual.
The flm Nature's Dance is a celebration of the beauty and grace in nature.
Director: Bo Landin
Photographer: Jan Henriksson
Sound: Jan Henriksson
Picture Editor: Bo Landin
Script Writer: Bo Landin
Narrator: Bert Deivert
Composer: Alan Williams
Original Format: HD Cam
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Prostvgen 12, 06100 Porvoo, Finland
Phone/Fax + 358505313452
E-mail: kagehige@gmail.com
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Irani Wildlife
Country: Iran
Language: Iranian
Length: 26
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: 'rani Wildlife' is a journey. used scientifc knowledge, form and colour,
music and poetry as the vehicle of this fantastic journey. tried to fnd and give
a new vision of unique iranian environment and of wildlife challenges in Iran.To
many outsiders, Iran means desert and oil. Through Irani Wildlife, the audience
will fnd a four seasons land with various plants and animals. This flm records the
movement of open feld, sky and sea and the wildlife of ran poetically. With his
work I hope to make the people more attentive about the life and nature and the
conservation of endangered species.
Production Organization(s): Blue Awareness
Producer: Mani Mirsadeghi
Director: Mani Mirsadeghi
Photographer: Mani Mirsadeghi
Sound: M.R. Aligholi
Picture Editor: Behrang Sanjabi
Script Writer: Saeedeh Akhkan
Narrator: Parviz Parastoi
Effects Editor: M.R. Aligholi
Composer: M.R. Aligholi
Original Format: HDCam
Scientic Adviser: Dr. B. Kiabi
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Blue Awareness, 19395-6956 Tehran-Iran
Phone/Fax +98 21 22110600
E-mail: mani@mirsadeghi.com
Web: www.mirsadeghi.com
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Planet A
Country: France
Language:
Length: 7
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: The world has become a vast dried out planet, where the growing of
cotton, over exploited for economical reasons is the main cause of desertifcation.
A saline desert covers acres of dried out land where strange salt trees appear.
This phenomenon echoes an even greater ecological disaster, the dersertifcation
of the Aral Sea. And man is always responsible
Production Organization(s): Le Fresnoy, Studio National
Producer: Eric Prigent
Director: Momoko Seto
Photographer: Jean-Ren Lorand, Momoko Seto
Sound: Ronan Gicquel
Picture Editor: Momoko Seto
Script Writer: Momoko Seto
Effects Editor: Brice Bignami, Mihai Grecu
Composer: Yann Leguay
Original Format: HD (photo and 3D)
Distributor: Le Fresnoy, Natalia Trbik
Scientic Adviser: Dr.Erik Gonthier, Muse de lHomme, Paris
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Le Fresnoy, 22 rue du Fresnoy, BP 179; Tourcoing Cedex 59202 France
Phone/Fax +33 603903587
E-mail: setomomoko@gmail.com
Web: www.setomoko.org
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The Feast
Country: Germany
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Every winter a nature extravaganza takes place in the waters of South
Africa. At the Agulhas Bank a parade of sardines starts moving north along the
east coast. Millions of sardines gather in shoals of thousands and are followed by
a plethora of hungry predators: dolphins, birds, sharks, game fsh, seals, whales
and man. Dolphins work together to split up pockets of sardines from the main
shoal and push them closer to the surface. These sardines shape into a bait ball
that performs a deadly ballet in which all hunters take part excitedly, while man
waits at the beach with his net
Production Organization(s): Ocean pix
Producer: Ralf Kiefner
Director: Ralf Kiefner, Peter Spielmann
Photographer: Andrea Ramalho, Ralf Kiefner
Sound: Detlef Schmitz
Picture Editor: Sebastian Weinhold
Script Writer: Ralf Kiefner
Narrator: Mark Rossman
Effects Editor: Flakeflm Medienproduktion
Composer: Didi Hamann
Original Format: Digi Beta Pal 4x3
Distributor: Electric Sky
Scientic Adviser: Sean ODonoghue
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Ocean Pix, Ginsterweg 4, 51427 Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
Phone/Fax +49 2204 61517 +49 2204 21368
E-mail: ralf.kiefner@ocean-pix.de
Web: www.ocean-pix.de
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Reection Bird
Country: France
Language:
Length: 5
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: A few days after the flm was done, discovered Robert Lax (1915-2000).
This poem I found is curiously appropriate to the movieBeing very attentive to
coincidence, I wanted to share it: one bird, two birds, one bird, two birds; two
birds, one bird ,two birds, one bird, one bird, two birds, one bird, two birds; two
birds, one bird ,two birds, one bird, one.
Production Organization(s): Objet de production
Producer: Cdrick Eymenier
Director: Cdrick Eymenier
Composer: Joe Gilmore
Original Format: 4/3
Distributor: Objet de production
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Objet de production, 3 rue Alexandre Dumas, France
Phone/Fax +33 609556666
E-mail: festival@objetdeproduction.com
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The Water Bearer
Country: Canada
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: This flm tells the story of Muslims and Catholics coexisting on the
ndonesian island of Flores, whose commitment and will to fght tradition has led
them to cooperate on a volunteer basis from the past fve years to bring clean
running water to their villages. Emerging from a 32-year dictatorship, these people
try their hand at direct democracy and succeed where other international aid
programs have failed. This singular study in sustainable autonomy is the brainchild
of Gilles Raymond, a Quebecer who, after fghting for the development of Eastern
Quebec for 20 years, chose in 2002 to devote himself to making a better life for
these Indonesian farmers.
Production Organization(s): Pascal Glinas
Producer: Pascal Glinas
Director: Pascal Glinas
Photographer: Pascal Glinas
Sound: Pascal Glinas
Picture Editor: Pascal Glinas
Script Writer: Pascal Glinas
Narrator: Charles Tisseyere
Composer: Jean Saint-Onge
Original Format: 4/3
Distributor: Societ Radio-Canada
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Pascal Glinas, 605 St-Vallier, Montreal (QC) H25288 Canada
Phone/Fax +514 597 5392
E-mail: pascal.gelinas@radio-canada.ca
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Yumi means Rain
Country: USA
Language: English/Spanish
Length: 24
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: A couple in Moyobamba, Peru struggles to maintain a reserve for an
endangered species of monkeys. During the course of an especially trying month,
they focus their efforts on the survival of two infant monkeys, Yumi and Tumai,
both rescued from illegal captivity. Highlighted by the energetic music of Sonido
Verde de Moyobamba (Green Sound of Motobamba), and against the backdrop
of a group of orphan monkeys being readied for a return to the wild, Yumi Means
Rain is set in the little-known towns and native communitis of Northern Perus
disappearing cloud forests.
Production Organization(s): Pelculas Atabamba
Producer: Adam M. Goldstein
Director: Adam M. Goldstein
Photographer: Adam M. Goldstein, Peter Goodman
Picture Editor: Adam M. Goldstein
Narrator: Helene Collongues
Composer: Sonido Verde de Moyobamba
Original Format: DV
Scientic Adviser: Helene Collongues, Carlos Palomino
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Pelculas Atabamba, 105 Ashland Place #2-C, Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA
Phone/Fax +
Mobile: 212-674-7183
E-mail: ag@atabamba.com
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Our Wonderful World
Country: Germany
Language: English
Length: 5
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: The mating habits of the water shrew like never seen before
Production Organization(s): HFF Konrad Wolf Potsdam-Babelsberg
Producer: HFF Konrad Wolf Potsdam-Babelsberg
Director: Tomer Eshed
Sound: David Ziegler
Picture Editor: Tomer Eshed
Script Writer: Tomer Eshed
Narrator: John Berwick
Effects Editor: Dennis Rettkowski
Composer: Stefan Maria Schneider
Original Format: 35mm
Distributor: HFF Konrad Wolf Potsdam-Babelsberg
Award category: SHORT FILMS
HFF Konrad Wolf Potsdam-Babelsberg, Eberswalder Str.19, 10437 Berlin,
Germany
Phone/Fax +49 30 417170077
Mobile: +49 176 26257969
E-mail: tomereshed@homail.com
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Black Bears Unleashed
Country: Taiwan
Language: English
Length: 47
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Formosan black bears are endangered in Taiwan, very few are left,
even in captivity. Fortunately twin sister cubs, Happy and Bingo, were born in
captivity. Researchers are ecstatic about the births but they face a dilema. The
fate of these precious cubs isnt secure will they remain behind bars or will they
be given a chance to roam free, where they belong?
Production Organization(s): Hegu Communications Co.,Ltd.
Producer: Andrew Yao
Director: Andrew Yao
Photographer: Hsuei-Zhu Lee
Sound: Aviec Hsia
Picture Editor: Andrew Yao
Script Writer: Peter Liu
Narrator: Christopher Slaughter
Original Format: NTSC
Distributor: National Geographic Channels International
Scientic Adviser: Endemic Specis Research Insitute
Submitted by: Hegu Communications Co.,Ltd.
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Hegu Communications Co.,Ltd., 6F, No. 7, Jun-Gong rd., Wen Shan District,
Taipei, Taiwan
Phone/Fax +886 2 2239 5601 +886 2 2239 7076
E-mail: andrew50@ms53.hinet.net mlee@ngcasia.com
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Pure Coasts of Lake Baikal
Country: Russia
Language: Russian
Length: 12
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: During several tens and even hundreds of years on the island Olkohon,
the largest and most beautiful island of the lake Baikal, garbage was accumulated.
Besides the island is the tourist center of the region and for one season 70000
to 100000 people are visiting it. From tourists as well from the local population
there are huge dumps of garbage, which the strong Olkohons winds carry over
the whole territory. The island Olkohon is object of the world heritage of UNESCO.
Now people have started to remove the accumulated spontaneous dumps.
Producer: AGV
Director: Alex Gilev
Photographer: Ilya Zakablukovsky
Sound: Alex Gilev
Picture Editor: Alex Gilev
Script Writer: Alex Gilev
Effects Editor: Alex Gilev
Original Format: DVD
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Alex Gilev, 44-26, Lisina st., Irkutsk, 664009, Russia
Phone/Fax +7 902 1768840
E-mail: 89021768840@mail.ru
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The True face of the Bear
Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish
Length: 28
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: During the last ten years the population of bears has increased in
Scandinavia and so has the contact between man and bears.
The flm tries to show how bears react in different situations, how they can be
irritated and if there is a reason for people to avoid them.
Production Organization(s): Wildlifeflm.com
Producer: Erik Fernstrm
Photographer: Erik Fernstrm
Picture Editor: Margus Peensaar
Script Writer: Erik Fernstrm
Narrator: Claes Dieden
Composer: Universal Publ. Prod. Music
Original Format: Digi beta
Scientic Adviser: Scandinavian brown bear scientists
Submitted by: Wildlifeflm.com
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
Widlifeflm.com, Simonsgrdsgrnd 5, 56332 Grnna, Sweden
Phone/Fax +4639010300
E-mail: info@wildlifeflm.com
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The Golden Wachau
Valley A danube treasure
Country: Germany
Language: German
Length: 44
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: The Wachau valley is a 35km long part of he Danube valley in Austria.
There is a lot of features that make this landscape unique: the numerous lovely
villages and cities along the river, the large variety of natural and cultural landscape
elements, and the typical dry stone terraces, on which the world famous wine is
grown. The Wachau valley has, as a landscape, been awarded with the European
Diploma of Protected Areas of the Council of Europae in 1994 and has become
part of UNESCOs World Heritage List in 2000.
Production Organization(s): Jrgen Eichinger Filmproduktion
Producer: Jrgen Eichinger
Director: Jrgen Eichinger
Photographer: Jrgen Eichinger
Sound: Rudi Preusser
Picture Editor: Chris von Lbcke
Script Writer: Jrgen Eichinger
Narrator: Gert Heidenreich
Submitted by: Jrgen Eichinger Filmproduktion
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Jrgen Eichinger Filmproduktion, Reischlweg 20, 80939 Mnchen, Germany
Phone/Fax +49 3228164
E-mail: eichinger.juergen@t-online.de
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Wall of Death
Country: Israel
Language: English
Length: 50
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Giant Ibex lock horns in a ritual battle dominance. Their young will be
hunted mercilessly by fearsome predators. And for those who somehow manage
to survive this gauntlet of predation, the fercest enemy of all is the 'Wall of Death'.
A terrifying, vertical wall of death rises up from the sterile waters of the Dead Sea.
Sheer rock cliffs and jagged precipices loom over the barren Judean desert in the
land of the Bible. High in the craggy cliffs is a stark world of vivid contrasts - a
treacherous lifeline that offers both life and death.
Production Organization(s): Afkim Productions, NGT&F
Producer: Yossi Weissler
Director: Yossi Weisler, Moshe alpert
Photographer: Moshe alpert
Distributor: National Geographic TV and Film
Scientic Adviser: Len Aronson
Submitted by: Afkim Productions
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Afkim Productions, Kibbutz afkim 15148, srael
Phone/Fax +972 50 40 40 555
E-mail: yossi@afkim.org.il
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Existo
Country: Norway
Language: English
Length: 4
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: This short flm is about crossing from one dimension to another and
the beginning of something new. Being born should of course be a miracle and
coming into the world is naturally supposed to be a gift, but does it really feel that
way? Being born is a struggle between life and death but vital to our existence. The
flm follows the king of the forest, our beloved elk and tracks its frst few magical
and dramatic months in our world.
Production Organization(s): Perspektiv Film
Producer: Stian Thilert
Director: Jannicke Johansen
Photographer: Ingri Fjestad
Sound: Erlend Hogstad
Picture Editor: Frida Eggum Michaelsen
Script Writer: Jannicke Johansen
Narrator: Jannicke Johansen
Effects Editor: Sement og Betong
Original Format: DVD
Distributor: Perspektiv Film
Submitted by: Perspektiv Film
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
Perspektiv Film, Bygdy Alle 81, 0268 Oslo, Norway
Phone/Fax +47 93897243
E-mail: stianthilert@gmail.com
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A Smile for Fire
Country: Iran
Language: Iranian
Length: 25
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Ash Nazri a food, a kind of pottage cooked on various occasions by
moslems as a religious offering.
Director: Parinaz Hashemi
Photographer: Parinaz Hashemi
Sound: Parinaz Hashemi
Script Writer: Parinaz Hashemi
Original Format: Mini DV
Submitted by: Parinaz Hashemi
Award category: DETRUCKED FROM CATEGORIES,
(RELEGIOUS DOC)
E-mail: parinazhashemi@yahoo.com
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Land of Crystal Waters
Country: Austria
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: In the very heart of Europe, precisely in the centre of Austria, lies one of
the most marvelous beauty spots of the Alps a woodland, water and mountaine
wilderness that shuns no comparison with say, wild Canada. Yet its rivers and
lakes, ice-clad peaks, deep gorges and giant caves are just a stones throw away
from picturesque cultural centres where Austrias monarchs spent their summers.
ce-age glaciers shaped the Salzkammergut's rugged profle and left behind some
seventy-two lakes, connected by a labyrinth of crystal-clear rivers.
Production Organization(s): Prll Film for ORF
Producer: Klaus Feichtenberger, Erich Prll
Director: Klaus Feichtenberger, Erich Prll
Photographer: Erich Prll, Hubert Doppler
Picture Editor: Sonja Lesowky
Script Writer: Klaus Feichtenberger, Erich Prll
Narrator: Duncan Larkin
Composer: Kurt Adametz
Distributor: Mag. Monika Kossits; ORF Program Sales
Submitted by: ORF
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
ORF NHU, Wuerzburggasse 30, 1136 Vienna, Austria
Phone/Fax +43 1 87878 12335 +43 1 87878 14884
E-mail: nhu@orf.at
Web: http://tvsales.orf.at
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OI'Man River -
Mighty Mississippi (Part 2)
Country: Austria
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: There is no river on earth where so many dreams were dreamt, where
so many dreams came true or fell apart, where the dividing line between life and
death is as thin as on the Mississippi North Americas great river. The Mississippi
is the worlds third largest river. From the Canadian border to New Orleans from
Helena in the Rocky Mountains to Pittsburg, it drains 31 US states and two
Canadian provinces. Since the frst human beings set foot on the North-American
subcontinent, the face of the river has changed dramatically.
Production Organization(s): ScienceVision for ORF
Producer: Michael Schlammberger, Steve Nicholls
Director: Michael Schlammberger, Steve Nicholls
Photographer: Michael Schlammberger, Rolando Menardi,
Kevin Flay
Sound: Rupert Metnitzer, Raimund Sivetz
Picture Editor: Andrew Naylor
Script Writer: Michael Schlammberger, Steve Nicholls
Narrator: Howard Nightingall, Christian Rodska
Composer: Kurt Adametz
Distributor: Mag. Monika Kossits; ORF Program Sales
Submitted by: ORF
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
ORF NHU, Wuerzburggasse 30, 1136 Vienna, Austria
Phone/Fax +43 1 87878 12335 +43 1 87878 14884
E-mail: nhu@orf.at
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Wild Mongolia
Country: Austria
Language: English
Length: 50
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: One of the most stunning, untouched landscapes on Earth is found
in the heartland of Asia: stretching from the impenetrable forests of Siberia in the
North to the Chinese wall in the south and touching the horizon in the distance.
And here, a huge variety of rare animal species are found under its deep blue sky.
The southwest of Mongolia is home to the Mongolian wild horse, he ancestor of
our domestic horse. As well as the Mongolian wild horse, asiatic wild donkeys live
on these barren, arid steppers.
Production Organization(s): Interspot for ORF
Producer: Heinrich Mayer
Director: Heinz Leger
Photographer: Josef Neuper, Klaus Achter
Sound: Thomas Kathriner, Hanes Bertolini
Picture Editor: Martin Biribauer
Script Writer: Heinz Leger, Klaus Feichtenberger
Narrator: Howard Nightingall
Composer: Erwin Kiennast, Khukh Mongol
Distributor: Mag. Monika Kossits; ORF Program Sales
Submitted by: ORF
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
ORF NHU, Wuerzburggasse 30, 1136 Vienna, Austria
Phone/Fax +43 1 87878 12335 +43 1 87878 14884
E-mail: nhu@orf.at
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Prince of the Alps
Country: Austria
Language: English
Length: 53
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: The red deer is the biggest and the most common species in Central
Europe. Its still there because of its adaptability; when hunters intruded into their
habitat and pushed them further back in the forest, the red deer survived. This
flm will focus on the difference between the commonly confused red deer and
roe and portrays the surrounding animal world of the red deer. It will also show
dangers the deer is exposed to due to the reappearance of wolves and bears and
an overbearing human presence.
Production Organization(s):ARGEntur for ORF
Producer: Klaus Feichtenberger, Otmar Penker
Director: Klaus Feichtenberger, Otmar Penker
Photographer: Otmar Penker
Picture Editor: Karl Knigsberger
Script Writer: Klaus Feichtenberger, Otmar Penker
Narrator: Andrew Golder
Composer: Andreas Fabianek
Distributor: Mag. Monika Kossits; ORF Program Sales
Submitted by: ORF
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
ORF NHU, Wuerzburggasse 30, 1136 Vienna, Austria
Phone/Fax +43 1 87878 12335 +43 1 87878 14884
E-mail: nhu@orf.at
Web: http://tvsales.orf.at
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Jackals Out of Africa
Synopsis: In some cultures jackals were pursued and condemned as pests that
fed on parasite-infested cacasses. In others, such as Ancient Egypt, they were
divinely celebrated. This documentary accompanies a young scientist, who is
drawn to these mythical mammals and takes us on a journey to explore golden
jackals from, Egypt to the barren hills of Greece. Other showplaces are the reeds
of the Hungarian Kis Balaton, the Romanian Danube delta, the Austrian alpine
pastures and the forests of Croatia, where the jackals share their living space with
wolves and bears.
Country: Austria
Language: English
Length: 49
Completion date: 2007
Production Organization(s): IN-FIlms for ORF
Producer: Waltraud Paschinger
Director: Waltraud Paschinger
Photographer: Istvan Nadaskay, Hubert Doppler, Tomi Sommer,
Peter Giczy, Lukas Kronsteiner
Sound: Karl Knigsberger
Picture Editor: Werner Mueller, Albert Gorocz
Script Writer: Klaus Feichtenberger, Otmar Penker Narrator:
Howard Nightingall, Albert Gorocz
Composer: Erwin Kiennast
Distributor: Mag. Monika Kossits; ORF Program Sales
Submitted by: ORF
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
ORF NHU, Wuerzburggasse 30, 1136 Vienna, Austria
Phone/Fax +43 1 87878 12335 +43 1 87878 14884
E-mail: nhu@orf.at
Web: http://tvsales.orf.at
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Tasmania Pardise at
the end of the world
Country: Austria
Language: English
Length: 49
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Tasmania makes an impression with its unique landscape, architecture
and scenery. Its largely unknown wilderness has always attracted adventurers
and scientists. One of these courageous men was the Austrian botanist, Gustav
Weindorfer. His adventurous expedition lead him to Cradle Mountain. He was
deeply moved by this spectacular world of mountains and gave his utmost to bring
hat wonderful experience to others. Today the Cradle Mountain National Park allows
visitors from all over the world to indulge in this breathtaking landscape.
Production Organization(s): AV Dokumenta for ORF
Producer: Steve Nicholls, Alfred Vendl
Director: Steve Nicholls, Alfred Vendl
Photographer: Kevin Flay
Picture Editor: Martin Elsbury
Script Writer: Steve Nicholls, Alfred Vendl
Narrator: Christian Rodska
Composer: Stephen Faux
Distributor: Mag. Monika Kossits; ORF Program Sales
Submitted by: ORF
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
ORF NHU, Wuerzburggasse 30, 1136 Vienna, Austria
Phone/Fax +43 1 87878 12335 +43 1 87878 14884
E-mail: nhu@orf.at
Web: http://tvsales.orf.at
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The Tiger and The Monk
Country: Austria
Language: English
Length: 50
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Wat Pa Luangta Bua is a monastery of meditation, situated far away from
civilization, about 200 km west of Bangkok, and here silence, peace and harmony
reign. Every afternoon, a daily ritual is observed nonchalant Buddhist monks
take their ten 3-5 year old tigers out on a leash for a walk through the bordering
region of Burma. There are few monks living in the monastery of Wat Pa Luangta
Bua. Each monk takes care of one tiger and the number of tigers increased to ten
since two orphaned tiger cubs took refuge in this isolated temple in 1998.
Production Organization(s): Cosmos Factory for ORF
Producer: Harald Pokieser
Director: Harald Pokieser
Photographer: Harald Mittermueller
Sound: Hermann Winklhofer, Christian Strolz
Picture Editor: Adi Wallisch
Script Writer: Harald Pokieser
Narrator: Howard Nightingall, Roger Forbes
Composer: Andy Baum, Stefan Maas
Distributor: Mag. Monika Kossits; ORF Program Sales
Submitted by: ORF
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
ORF NHU, Wuerzburggasse 30, 1136 Vienna, Austria
Phone/Fax +43 1 87878 12335 +43 1 87878 14884
E-mail: nhu@orf.at
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Time Limits
Country: Austria
Language: English
Length: 49
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: We perceive time in terms of seconds the length of a heartbeat. We
cant even imagine events that unfold over several days, like a growing plant,
without time-lapse photography, but Time Limits uses a combination of amazing
new camera techniques, dramatic computer animation and the latest scientifc
advances to give a totally new view of our world and our universe. Specially
developed motion-control time-lapse photography will bring to life the slow motion
world of plants. We will journey into shorter timescales to fnd elements that exist for
less than a millionth of a second, or elementary particles that fash into existence
for less than a billionth of a second.
Production Organization(s): AV Documenta for ORF
Producer: Steve Nicholls, Alfred Vendl
Director: Steve Nicholls, Alfred Vendl
Photographer: Kevin Flay, Bernie Wallentin, Miriam Floer,
Alf Staudach, robbie Alen, Ollie Larkin
Picture Editor: Martin Elsbury
Script Writer: Steve Nicholls, Alfred Vendl
Narrator: Christian Rodska
Composer: Steven Faux
Distributor: Mag. Monika Kossits; ORF Program Sales
Submitted by: ORF
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
ORF NHU, Wuerzburggasse 30, 1136 Vienna, Austria
Phone/Fax +43 1 87878 12335 +43 1 87878 14884
E-mail: nhu@orf.at
Web: http://tvsales.orf.at
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Wild Turkey
Country: Germany
Language: English
Length: 43
Completion date: 2007
Production Organization(s): Nautilusflm GmbH for NDR,
NDR Naturflm Studio Hamburg Documentaries
Producer: Britta Kiesewetter
Director: Jan Haft
Photographer: Jan Haft, Kay Ziesenhenne
Picture Editor: Robert Morgenstern, Kathrin Schrder
Script Writer: Jan Haft
Sound: Yann Sochaczewski
Narrator: Rob Quirk
Composer: Joe Dinkelbach
Original Format: HD Cam
Distributor: Parthenon Entertainment Ltd.
Scientic Adviser: Dr. Nikolaus Koch
Submitted by: Nautilusflm GmbH
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Synopsis: Between Europe and Asia, lies a land full of natural wonders. Here,
between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, between the mountain ranges of
Pontus and Taurus a large variety of plants and a huge diversity of animals can
be found. Many of them are immigrants that arrived from all directions - before,
during and after the last ice age. Others return to Turkey every year to hibernate
or simply to raise their young. Analogous to animals people from all parts of the
world have immigrated to Turkey, today it is a melting pot and a bridge between
continents for all its inhabitants.
Nautilusflm GmbH, Esterndorf 41, 84405 Dorfen, Germany
Phone/Fax +49 8081-959661
E-mail: melanie.haft@nautilusflm.com
Web: www.nautilusflm.com
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Oldies but Goldies
Country: Germany
Language: English
Length: 43
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Trees reach the greatest age of all living things. They remain rooted
to the same spot for hundreds of years. Innumerable animals live on and from old
trees. From the coasts of the North Sea to the Alps, the flm is a wonderful journey
through Germany.
It portraits the most beautiful veterans in the country e.g. the poisonous yew tree
whose seed had germinated even before the birth of Kaiser Friedrich Barbarossa
and before Henry Is ascension to the English throne in the year 1100 or the so
called 1000 years old oaks, the closer look revealed them not being any older
than 700 years at the most.
Production Organization(s): Nautilusflm GmbH, BR-Germany
Producer: Jan Haft
Director: Jan Haft
Photographer: Jan Haft, Kay Ziesenhenne, Rolf Steinmann
Picture Editor: Robert Morgenstern
Script Writer: Jan Haft, Gerwig Lawitzky
Sound: Yann Sochaczewski
Narrator: David Williamson, Jenny Evans, David Creedon
Composer: Joe Dinkelbach
Original Format: HD Cam
Distributor: Off the Fence B.V., The Netherlands
Submitted by: Nautilusflm GmbH
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Nautilusflm GmbH, Esterndorf 41, 84405 Dorfen, Germany
Phone/Fax +49 8081-959661
E-mail: melanie.haft@nautilusflm.com
Web: www.nautilusflm.com
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The Craysh in the Jam Jar
Country: Germany
Language: English
Length: 43
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: The Crayfsh in the Jam Jar is an authentic and intimate portrait of
a habitat, its wildlife and a man who has lived here all his life. When he was a
boy, he caught fsh and crayfsh in jam jars and started to thoroughly observe the
valleys unique nature and all the changes that came as time went by. Because
agriculture in the Isen Valley still is often carried out on small parcels of land and
some farmers still do not use pesticides and chemical fertilizers there is plenty of
wildlife in this small unknown paradise. Located in Southern Germany, the valley
of the river Isen is a not only unusually species-rich but also a beautiful landscape
formed by the glaciers of the last ice age.
Production Organization(s): Nautilusflm GmbH, BR-Germany
Producer: Jan Haft
Director: Jan Haft
Photographer: Jan Haft, Kay Ziesenhenne, Rolf Steinmann
Picture Editor: Kathrin Schrder
Script Writer: Jan Haft
Sound: Adrian Langenbach
Narrator: David Ingram
Composer: Jrg Magnus Pfeil
Original Format: HD Cam
Distributor: Nautilusflm GmbH
Submitted by: Nautilusflm GmbH
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Nautilusflm GmbH, Esterndorf 41, 84405 Dorfen, Germany
Phone/Fax +49 8081-959661
E-mail: melanie.haft@nautilusflm.com
Web: www.nautilusflm.com
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The EvoIution of FIight
Country: Germany
Language: German
Length: 29
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: One of the greatest adventures on earth Flying. In the course of
evolution many creatures have learned to fy. To explore the origins of fight we
have to go way back in time. Millions of years ago dinosaurs were already cruising
in the sky but not even they were frst in conquering the airspace.
The flm follows the question on how fight could have evolved and explains the
controversial scientifc results and conclusions. f birds started to fy tree down
or ground up is still not certain today. A recently found fossil has invalidated the
latest theories. And a new fossil could knock it all over again
Production Organization(s): Nautilusflm GmbH, BR-Germany
Producer: Martin Schneider, Dirk Neumann
Director: Jan Haft
Photographer: Jan Haft, Kay Ziesenhenne
Picture Editor: Gabor Haag
Script Writer: Jan Haft
Sound: Adrian Langenbach, Felix Pustal
Narrator: Gabi Hinterstoisser
Composer: Joe Dinkelbach
Original Format: HD Cam
Distributor: Nautilusflm GmbH
Scientic Adviser: Dietrich Schaller
Submitted by: Nautilusflm GmbH
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
Nautilusflm GmbH, Esterndorf 41, 84405 Dorfen, Germany
Phone/Fax +49 8081-959661
E-mail: melanie.haft@nautilusflm.com
Web: www.nautilusflm.com
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The Treasured Waters
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish
Length: 14
Completion date: 2008
Production Organization(s): Tampereen AMK/ Taide ja viestint
Producer: Kai Salonen
Director: Ilkka Rautio
Photographer: Mika Vuorinen, Ilkka Rautio, Jaakko Slotte
Picture Editor: Antti Karjalainen, Ilkka Rautio
Script Writer: Ilkka Rautio
Sound: Tuomas Vahtera
Narrator: Olli Kontulainen
Composer: Johannes Vartola
Original Format: Digibeta
Distributor: Tampereen AMK/ Taide ja viestint
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Synopsis: A young man desires to live the fnnish dream, but his hopes are about
to be crushed under the unstoppably urbanizing society.
Tampereen AMK / Taide ja viestint,
Ilkka Rautio, Imarretie 2, 90580 Oulu
Phone/Fax 0503438015
E-mail: ilkka.rautio@gmail.com
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White Storks of my Valley
Country: Serbia
Language: English
Length: 50
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: This is a flm on white birds, which have already been for centuries
the symbol of Vojvodina, North Serbia. The flm shooting required great love and
patience, it took three years (2005-2007), mostly in the villages and marshes
along the rivers Tamis and Danube. This flm is particularly valuable because it
records subtile feelings and specifc stork behaviour during the mating season,
egg hatching, feeding, delivering of babies and dying. With this flm we have
also supported the young ornithologists project: Safe nest for white storks,
aimed to prevent storks from becoming electrical shock victims.
Production Organization(s): Academic society for nature study and
conservation Novi Sad
Director: Oliver Fojkar
Photographer: Dusan Cekic, Oliver Fojkar
Picture Editor: Ondrej Pavcok
Script Writer: Oliver Fojkar
Sound: Karcika Morvai
Narrator: Markus Vincent Tapper
Effects Editor: Ondrej Pavcok
Composer: Miroslav Jovancic
Original Format: Digibeta
Distributor: Academic society for nature study and
conservation Novi Sad
Scientic Adviser: Marko Tucakov
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Institute for nature conservation of Serbia,
Radnicka 20A, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Phone/Fax +381 21 4896 326 +381 21 6616 252
E-mail: oliver@natureprotection.org.yu fojkaro@ptt.yu
Web: www.natureprotection.org.yu
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Otter Man
Country: Hungary
Language: English
Length: 46
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: This is a flm on white birds, which have already been for centuries
the symbol of Vojvodina, North Serbia. The flm shooting required great love and
patience, it took three years (2005-2007), mostly in the villages and marshes
along the rivers Tamis and Danube. This flm is particularly valuable because it
records subtile feelings and specifc stork behaviour during the mating season,
egg hatching, feeding, delivering of babies and dying. With this flm we have also
supported the young ornithologists project: Safe nest for white storks, aimed to
prevent storks from becoming electrical shock victims
Production Organization(s): Azara Film, Medienkontor GmbH
Producer: Zoltan Trk
Director: Zoltan Trk
Photographer: Zsolt Marcell Tth
Picture Editor: John Toft, Pter Rosts
Script Writer: Zoltn Trk
Sound: Rbert Jakub, Gbor Giret
Narrator: Mark Griffth
Effects Editor: Pter Rosts
Composer: Muzsiks ensemble and many others
Original Format: Digital Betacam
Distributor: Parthenon Entertainment
(in Central Europe: Azara Film)
Scientic Adviser: Pl Gera
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Azara Film, Szentendre Szcenyi tr 11., 2000, Hungary
Phone/Fax +36 30 99 21 372
E-mail: zozocam@gmail.com
Web: www.azaraflm.com
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Introduction to the
CIassication of Organisms
Country: Poland
Language: Polish (English subtitles)
Length: 14
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Striving to order, tame and name is rooted in human nature as it lets
us understand the world around us better.The flm shows the attempts famous
scientists in the past and present have been making to classify the organic world.
Yet it is not easy since new research and technologies lead to many discoveries
defying the previous classifcations. The natural world is constantly challenging
scientists by evolving and adapting. Will it, therefore, ever be possible to know
the natural world inside out?
Production Organization(s): Harpoon Films,Wydawnictwo Pedagogiczne
OPERON Sp.z.o.o. [EPH]
Producer: Andrzej Makowski
Director: Marcin Borchardt
Photographer: Krzysztof Kowalski
Picture Editor: Krzysztof Kowalski
Script Writer: Monika Koczyk
Sound: Ireneusz Wrosz
Narrator: Tomasz Fogiel
Effects Editor: Andrzej Preisner
Composer: Paris Music
Scientic Adviser: Nonika Koczyk
Original Format: DV
Distributor: OPERON
Submitted by: Harpoon Films
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
Harpoon Films,
Wydawnictwo Pedagogiczne OPERON Sp.z.o.o., Hutnicza 3, Gdynia Poland
Phone/Fax +48 509-774-441 058-679-00-06
E-mail: ibieszk@operon.pl
Web: www.operon.pl
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Australia
a Bridge to the Past
Country: Poland
Language: Polish (English subtitles)
Length: 5
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: !nhnite space and untamed nature, the Australian continent has been
fascinating explorers since the mention of Terra Australis.
Australia - A Bridge to the Past is a part of the cycle of educational hlms on
geography and nature for schoolchildren aged 13-1S. The hlm presents the
geography and the natural values and curiosities of the Antipodes.
Production Organization(s): Wydawnictwo Pedagogiczne OPERON Sp.z.o.o.
Producer: Andrzej Makowski
Director: Ksawery Szczepanik
Photographer: Andrzej Szandurski
Picture Editor: Aleksandra Szandurska
Script Writer: Kazimierz Cichoszewski, Ksawery Sczepanik
Narrator: Grzegorz Pawlak
Effects Editor: Ksawery Szczepanik
Composer: Paris Music
Scientic Adviser: Kazimierz Cichoszewski
Original Format: DV
Distributor: OPERON
Submitted by: Harpoon Films
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Harpoon Films,
Wydawnictwo Pedagogiczne OPERON Sp.z.o.o., Hutnicza 3, Gdynia Poland
Phone/Fax +48 509-774-441 058-679-00-06
E-mail: ibieszk@operon.pl
Web: www.operon.pl
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The colours of Albion
Country: Poland
Language: Polish (English subtitles)
Length: 4
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: England a little big country, a powerful island which has been exerting
infuence over the rest of the world for many ccenturies.
The Colours of Albion is a part of the cycle of educational flms on geography and
nature for schoolchildren aged 13-15. The flm presents two contrasting faces of
Great Britain as the frst industralized country as well as where the pastoral lifestyle
is truly appealing.
Production Organization(s): Wydawnictwo Pedagogiczne OPERON Sp.z.o.o.
Producer: Andrzej Makowski
Director: Ksawery Szczepanik
Photographer: Ksawery Szczepanik
Picture Editor: Maja Adamczewska
Script Writer: Kazimierz Cichoszewski, Ksawery Sczepanik
Narrator: Grzegorz Pawlak
Effects Editor: Ksawery Szczepanik
Composer: Paris Music
Scientic Adviser: Kazimierz Cichoszewski
Original Format: DV
Distributor: OPERON
Submitted by: Harpoon Films
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Harpoon Films,
Wydawnictwo Pedagogiczne OPERON Sp.z.o.o., Hutnicza 3, Gdynia Poland
Phone/Fax +48 509-774-441 058-679-00-06
E-mail: ibieszk@operon.pl
Web: www.operon.pl
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France
the Country of Abundance
Country: Poland
Language: Polish (English subtitles)
Length: 4
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: France the country of good taste in fashion, perfumes and quisine.
France the Country of Abundance is a part of the cycle of educational flms on
geography and nature for schoolchildren aged 13-15. The flm presents one of the
foremost powers and its wide variety of landscapes and cultural heritage which
attracts the greatest number of visitors in the world each year
Harpoon Films,
Wydawnictwo Pedagogiczne OPERON Sp.z.o.o., Hutnicza 3, Gdynia Poland
Phone/Fax +48 509-774-441 058-679-00-06
E-mail: ibieszk@operon.pl
Web: www.operon.pl
Production Organization(s): Wydawnictwo Pedagogiczne OPERON Sp.z.o.o.
Producer: Andrzej Makowski
Director: Ksawery Szczepanik
Photographer: Wojciech Adamczewski
Picture Editor: Ksawery Szczepanik
Script Writer: Jacek Brzeziski, Ksawery Sczepanik
Narrator: Grzegorz Pawlak
Effects Editor: Ksawery Szczepanik
Composer: Paris Music
Scientic Adviser: Jacek Brzeziski
Original Format: DV
Distributor: OPERON
Submitted by: Harpoon Films
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
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India One country,
Numerous Worlds
Country: Poland
Language: Polish (English subtitles)
Length: 5
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: India is a country of unparalleled number of colours and forms. Colourful
clothes, spices and decorations are omnipresent here.
ndia One Country, Numerous Worlds is a part of the cycle of educational flms
on geography and nature for schoolchildren aged 13-15. The flm presents the
diversity of Indian landscapes and complexity of its culture in a nutshell.
Production Organization(s): Wydawnictwo Pedagogiczne OPERON Sp.z.o.o.
Producer: Andrzej Makowski
Director: Ksawery Szczepanik
Photographer: Ksawery Szczepanik
Picture Editor: Ksawery Szczepanik, Piotr Romanow
Script Writer: Kazimierz Cichoszewski, Ksawery Sczepanik
Narrator: Grzegorz Pawlak
Effects Editor: Ksawery Szczepanik
Composer: Paris Music
Scientic Adviser: Kazimierz Cichoszewski
Original Format: DV
Distributor: OPERON
Submitted by: Harpoon Films
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Harpoon Films,
Wydawnictwo Pedagogiczne OPERON Sp.z.o.o., Hutnicza 3, Gdynia Poland
Phone/Fax +48 509-774-441 058-679-00-06
E-mail: ibieszk@operon.pl
Web: www.operon.pl
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Scandinavia - the Source
of Economic Success
Country: Poland
Language: Polish (English subtitles)
Length: 5
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Icelands hot springs, Danish prince Hamlet, Swedish furniture,
Norwegian fjords and Finnish forests.
Scandinavia a Source of Economic Success is a part of the cycle of educational
flms on geography and nature for schoolchildren aged 13-15. The flm presents
the geography and the resources as a great natural capital of the Scandinavian
countries.
Production Organization(s): Wydawnictwo Pedagogiczne OPERON Sp.z.o.o.
Producer: Andrzej Makowski
Director: Ksawery Szczepanik
Photographer: Ksawery Szczepanik
Picture Editor: Ksawery Szczepanik
Script Writer: Jacek Brzeziski, Ksawery Sczepanik
Narrator: Grzegorz Pawlak
Effects Editor: Ksawery Szczepanik
Composer: Paris Music
Scientic Adviser: Jacek Brzeziski
Original Format: DV
Distributor: OPERON
Submitted by: Harpoon Films
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Harpoon Films,
Wydawnictwo Pedagogiczne OPERON Sp.z.o.o., Hutnicza 3, Gdynia Poland
Phone/Fax +48 509-774-441 058-679-00-06
E-mail: ibieszk@operon.pl
Web: www.operon.pl
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Winter a Harsh Time
for Animals
Country: Poland
Language: Polish (English subtitles)
Length: 10
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Winter the world covered by fuffy snow. A wonderful season for
people who can indulge in snow frenzy. For the animals winter is neither enjoyable
nor charming.
Winter a Harsh Time for Animals is a flm for primary school children. The
characters Jola, Tomek and Natalia take their peers for a journey into the world
of animals during the cold season.Mr Remember enriches the narration with many
interesting facts and summarises the freshly gained knowledge. The flm teaches
and makes children sensitive to animals lives and needs in a friendly and amusing
way.
Production Organization(s): Wydawnictwo Pedagogiczne OPERON Sp.z.o.o.
Producer: Andrzej Makowski
Director: Janusz Komorowski
Photographer: Krzysztof Kowalski
Picture Editor: Krzysztof Kowalski
Script Writer: wona Rokiciska, Janusz Komorowski
Sound: Ireneusz Wrosz
Narrator: Grzegorz Pawlak
Effects Editor: Piotr Lacucki
Composer: Paris Music
Scientic Adviser: wona Rokiciska
Original Format: DV
Distributor: OPERON
Submitted by: Harpoon Films
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS,
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Harpoon Films,
Wydawnictwo Pedagogiczne OPERON Sp.z.o.o., Hutnicza 3, Gdynia Poland
Phone/Fax +48 509-774-441 058-679-00-06
E-mail: ibieszk@operon.pl
Web: www.operon.pl
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Reindeer Girls
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: The frozen wilderness of northern Norway is home to one of Europes
last indigenous peoples the Smi. For thousands of years they have made a
living in this extreme climate, helped by their close relationship with reindeer. In
modern Europe it would be easy for this demanding lifestyle to fall out of fashion.
What can a life following the reindeer offer the young Smi? Two teenagers faced
with this choice are Elle and Inga cousins who both belong to reindeer herding
families. As they follow their herds through the seasonal migrations we see the
highs and lows of their year.
Production Organization(s): Burning Gold Productions for
the BBC Natural history Unit
Producer: Steve Nicholls & John Capener
Photographer: Kevin Flay
Picture Editor: Martin Elsbury
Script Writer: Victoria Coules
Narrator: Stuart McQuarrie
Composer: Steven Faux
Distributor: BBC Worldwide
Submitted by: Burning Gold Productions
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS,
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Burning Gold Productions,
103 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2PB, United Kingdom
Phone/Fax +44 117 923 7774 +44 117 23 9700
E-mail: john@burning-gold.co.uk
Web: www.burning-gold.co.uk
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The Lodgers
Country: Germany
Language: English
Length: 43
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: We tend to think that our homes are ours alone, but in fact we have
billions of subtenants: golden spider beetles, daddy long-legs spiders, drugstore
beetles, book scorpions and many more. Countless species even live on our
skins, like demodex. Immediately after birth they move on from the mother to the
baby. We hardly know anything about these organisms: Where and how do they
live? What do they eat? Are they harmful or just tedious? The documentary The
Lodgers enters this mysterious microcosm. And presents creatures that never
have been shown on TV before.
Production Organization(s): ARTE/ARD
Producer: Astrid Harms, Christine Peters
Director: Florian Guthknecht
Photographer: Frank Lorbieki, Richard Albrecht
Picture Editor: Bjrn Kessler
Script Writer: Florian Guthknecht
Sound: Michael Heumann
Narrator: Gert Heidenreich
Effects Editor: Thomas Muhrmann
Scientic Adviser: Hydra Institut Mnchen
Original Format: Beta Digi
Distributor: Telepool, Munich
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
ARTE/ARD,
Baaderstrasse 25, 80469 Mnchen, Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 171 838 23 63 +49 89 20 20 6338
Web: br-online.de
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RevoIution on the Reef
Country: Germany
Language: English
Length: 43
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet
and continuously get severely damaged by climate change, natural disasters
and human beings. By declaring the Great Barrier Reef a national park with huge
notake- and no-enter-zones, Australia has taken a dramatic decision. Kathleen
Swalling, a young biologist and member of the park authority, takes up the fght
against the dying against pollution, bad diving habits, political failures and ignorant
fshermen. While trying to avert an ecological disaster at the Great Barrier Reef
she experiences a very personal dream coming true
Production Organization(s): ARTE/ARD
Producer: Udo A. Zimmermann
Director: Florian Guthknecht
Photographer: Richard Fitzpatrick, Christian Lott
Picture Editor: Vera von Appeldorn
Script Writer: Florian Guthknecht
Sound: Nanni Dursun
Narrator: Donald Arthur
Scientic Adviser: Hydra Institut Mnchen
Original Format: HD 16:9
Distributor: ARTE, ARD
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
ARTE/ARD,
Baaderstrasse 25, 80469 Mnchen, Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 171 838 23 63 +49 89 20 20 6338
Web: br-online.de
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Another way
of Doing Things
Country: Norway / Mexico
Language: English
Length: 34
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: In Veracruz, Mexico we meet a group of people from different countries,
who negotiate the construction of common identity based on the concern of
environmental issues. These people they re-defne their culture as a whole, to
develop, implement and transmit alternative practices which can protect and
conserve their natural resources while generating a fair and reasonable income
to construct an enduring and socially justifed development in the area
Production Organization(s): University of Troms
Producer: Visual Culture studies
Director: Carmen Castrejon
Photographer: Carmen Castrejon
Picture Editor: Carmen Castrejon
Submitted by: Carmen Castrejon
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Carmen Castrejon,
Hgdaveien 26B 0680 Oslo, Norway
Phone/Fax +47 974 29685
E-mail: carmen.castrejon@gmail.com
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Waterlands
Country: UK
Language: English
Length: 48
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: 'Waterlands' is a lyrical flm that captures the majesty of some of the
UK's most dramatic wildlife spectacles, flmed at some of Britain's most beautiful
wetland reserves. But, there is also intimate footage of some of Britains rarest
wetland birds, like bitterns and black-tailed godwits, threatened with extinction in
the UK, unless we make rapid changes to the way we think about water and water
use. Filmed over three years, the flm demonstrates that predictions of climate
chaos in the future do not have to mean bad news for people or the wildlife with
which we share these wetland landscapes
Production Organization(s): RSPB FILM UNIT
Producer: Mark Percival
Photographer: Toby Hough, Ian McCarthy
Picture Editor: Paul Endacott
Script Writer: Jo Stewart-Smith
Sound: Nigel Tucker
Narrator: TomConti
Composer: David Mitcham
Original Format: 16mm/Digital Betacam Distributor:
Submitted by: Lesley Norman, Film Production Co-ordinator,
RSPB Film Unit
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
RSPB Film Unit stands for Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in Britain
(RSPB),
The Lodge Sandy Bedfordshire SG19 2DL, UK
Phone/Fax: +44 (0)1767 680551 +44 (0) 1767 680551
E-mail: lesley.norman@rspb.org.uk
Web: www.rspb.org.uk
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Ladoga
Country: Russia
Language: Russian
Length: 29
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: The Ladoga lake or simple Ladoga, is familiar to every man living in
the Northwest of Russia. It is included into a system of Great lakes in Europe.
Ladoga has a rich world of fora ad fauna. The flm shows the high variety of the
animals and fauna at lake Ladoga.
Production Organization(s): Production Center Studio F
Producer: Sergei Popov
Director: Sergei Popov, Olga Podolskya
Photographer: Sergei Popov
Original Format: Betacam SP/PAL,DVam, DVD
Distributor: Production Center Studio F
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Production Center Studio F,
RUSSIA, 194017, St. -Petersburg, Kostromskoi prospect, 24 /of. 132
Phone/Fax: +7. 812. 400-74-41
Mobile: +7. 921. 756-88-52 / 51
E-mail: stydiof.popov.s@mail.ru
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Bride of a Wind
Country: Russia
Language: Russian
Length: 26
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Butterfies are wonderful creatures. The flm will show the transformation
from egg to an adult butterfy. The butterfies somehow stay in the center of all
life processes in the world symbolizing the eternity and adaptability of life merely
through their existence and transformations. Finally they are simply beautiful and
adorn our life with heir presence. The poems by V.Nabokov quoted in the flm are
devoted to these airy creatures, the brides of the breeze.
Production Organization(s): Production Center Studio F
Producer: Sergei Popov
Director: Sergei Popov,
Photographer: Sergei Popov
Original Format: Betacam SP/PAL,DVam, DVD
Distributor: Production Center Studio F
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Production Center Studio F,
RUSSIA, 194017, St. -Petersburg, Kostromskoi prospect, 24 /of. 132
Phone/Fax: +7. 812. 400-74-41
Mobile: +7. 921. 756-88-52 / 51
E-mail: stydiof.popov.s@mail.ru
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Cliffhanger
Country: UK
Language: English
Length: 15
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: What would you do if your home was about to fall off a cliff? The
Norfolk coastline in the UK is under threat from erosion and the government will
no longer protect it. This means that villages will fall into the sea, with devastating
consequences for the people there and the wider community.
Diana Wrightsons home and caf are about to fall over the cliff in the villageof
Happisburgh. She will lose everything she has worked for all her life. In Cliffhanger
she tells the story of her fght to save her home and business from destruction.
Production Organization(s): Silver City Films
Producer: David Grey
Director: Anne OConnell,
Photographer: David Grey
Picture Editor: Anne OConnell
Sound: David Grey
Composer: Nathan Ariss
Original Format: Mini DV
Distributor: Silver City Films
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Silver City Films, 15 Radnor Gardens, Twickham, TW1 4NA, UK
Phone/Fax: +44 20 891 3694
E-mail: aoholly@yahoo.co.uk
Web: www.silvercityflms.co.uk
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So Far so Close
Country: France
Language: French (English subtitles)
Length: 24
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Why is it so important to preserve biodiversity? The invertebrate
represent 95% of the living world. Across the example of the spiders and their silk
son in amazing ownership, they realize that every day, resolutions that offer us
nature to resolve our problems disappear for forever.
Production Organization(s): Solarprod
Producer: Barbier Olivier
Director: Barbier Olivier
Photographer: Barbier Olivier
Picture Editor: Barbier Olivier
Script Writer: Barbier Olivier, Anne Holzer
Sound: Barbier Olivier
Narrator: Christian Pacher
Effects Editor: Barbier Olivier
Composer: JC Masson
Original Format: DV Cam
Distributor: Solarprod
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
Solarprod, 3 rue du general Margueritte 35000 Rennes, France
Phone/Fax: +33 6110 23593
E-mail: ol.solarprod@free.fr
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The Intestines
of the Earth
Country: France
Language: French (English subtitles)
Length: 13
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: The earth symbolizes the life, it regenerates thanks to the alternation
production/recycling of organic matters. Earthworms are an essential link of
this cycle. They are animals the most spread on the planet. Their action in the
reconstruction and the aeration of grounds is essential. They are also a gigantic
reservoir of food for numerous animals. The mechanization of the work of the earth
and the custom usage of massive fertilizer affect very seriously the population of
earthworms, with negative effects on the environment. The consequence is that
the desert progresses.
Production Organization(s): Solarprod
Producer: Barbier Olivier
Director: Barbier Olivier
Photographer: Barbier Olivier
Picture Editor: Barbier Olivier
Script Writer: Barbier Olivier, Anne Holzer
Sound: M. Barraton
Narrator: Camille Kerdellant
Effects Editor: Barbier Olivier
Composer: JC Masson
Original Format: DV Cam
Distributor: Solarprod
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
Solarprod, 3 rue du general Margueritte 35000 Rennes, France
Phone/Fax: +33 6110 23593
E-mail: ol.solarprod@free.fr
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The Call of Baikal
Country: Russia
Language: Russian (English subtitles)
Length: 29
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: It was the greatest show on the ice of the Siberian Baikal in its history.
About 500 people responded to Baikals call and gathered under the roof of the
big tent, which was put above the abyss. They wanted to feel the contact with the
saint lake, to hear its sleepy breath and dive into deep rhythms of the time.
Production Organization(s): SGU TV (all-Russian satellite educational TV)
Producer: Mikle Sivergin
Director: Vladimir Zaytsev, Eugenie Usov
Photographer: Vladimir Zaytsev, Eugenie Usov
Picture Editor: Artiom Boev, Eugenie Usov
Script Writer: Vladimir Zaytsev
Sound: Oleg Kleymenov
Narrator: Vladimir Zaytsev
Effects Editor: Artiom Boev
Composer: The State song&dance ensemble Tunes of
the Steppe David Arkenstone, Shamans Dmitry
Melekhin, GREENPEACE Russia, Baikal
Distributor: Mikle Sivergin
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
SGU TV, 32/4 bld., Nizhegorodskaya str., Moscow, 109029, Russia
Phone/Fax: +7 (495)7271292 +7 (495)7271234
E-mail: vzaitsev@sgutv.ru
Web: www.sgutv.ru
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Chameleon Beach
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: The flm follows two chameleons out of a threatened population of only
300, living by a lagoon in Greece. The aim is to experience what a chameleon life
is and to explore never before flmed behaviour such as a swimming chameleon.
But living on this beautiful Greek beach, which is also a growing tourist destination,
is not without risks. Natural enemies are snakes, birds, scorpions and the climate;
low winter temperatures and devastating sandstorms. But the real danger is the
confrontation with man, their waste attracting rats, the 4x4 wheelers riding the
dunes and even regular thieves steeling chameleons.
Production Organization(s): Loke Film
Producer: Adam Schmedes
Director: Adam Schmedes
Photographer: Adam Schmedes, Frej Schmedes, Toby Strong
Picture Editor: Jes Paul
Script Writer: Peter I. Lauridsen
Sound: Jes Paul
Narrator: Linford Brown
Composer: Nicklas Schmidt, Jes Paul, Morten Hirup
Scientic Adviser: Benny Trapp, Morten Andersen, Nicol Lutzmann,
Wolfgang Bhme
Original Format: HD DVC Pro
Distributor: National Geographic
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS, NORDIC FILMS,
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Loke Film, Forbindelsesvej 5, 2100 Copenhagen , Denmark,
Contact: Dorthe Rosenrn
Phone/Fax: +45 35265454 +45 35265196
E-mail: dorthe@lokeflm.dk
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Tardigrades
Country: USA
Language: English
Length: 21
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Under the microscope, eight-legged water bears are revealed crawling
amongst the mosses. In this 20-minute documentary tardigrades, along side
rotifers, nematodes, and a cast of other microscopic specimens are uncovered,
bared, observed, and celebrated.
Producer: Julie Mink
Director: Julie Mink
Script Writer: Julie Mink
Sound: Julie Mink
Narrator: Alexa Casciato
Effects Editor: Julie Mink
Composer: Alexa Casciato
Scientic Adviser: Dr. Mary Kostalos, Dr. TJ Meehan,
Dr. Roxanne Fisher
Original Format: DVD or miniDV
Submitted by: Julie Mink
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS, SCIENCE FILMS
Julie Mink, 176 Little Deer Creek Road, Cheswick, PA 15024, USA
Phone/Fax: +1-412-956-4745 +1-724-265-9958
E-mail: minkju053@gmail.com
Web: www.withjulie.com
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Kuurankukat
Country: Finland
Language:
Length: 4
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Kun vesi, pakkanen, ja valo leikkivt ikkunassa, voi kaupunkikin olla
kaunis.
Producer: Jorma Hakala
Director: Jorma Hakala
Photographer: Jorma Hakala
Picture Editor: Jorma Hakala
Submitted by: Jorma Hakala
Award category: FINNISH FILMS
Jorma Hakala,
Pitkkatu 5, 65100 Vaasa, Finland
Phone/Fax: 0440 669349
E-mail: jorma.hakala@pp.sonera.net
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Kiireet ne on oravaIIakin
Country: Finland
Language:
Length: 8
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Kiireinen piv oravan elmss, kun koti kuntoon pit saada.
Producer: Jorma Hakala
Director: Jorma Hakala
Photographer: Jorma Hakala
Picture Editor: Jorma Hakala
Submitted by: Jorma Hakala
Award category: FINNISH FILMS
Jorma Hakala,
Pitkkatu 5, 65100 Vaasa, Finland
Phone/Fax: 0440 669349
E-mail: jorma.hakala@pp.sonera.net
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Gordos Journey to
the End of the World
Country: Germany
Language: English
Length: 83
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Gordo the fat one lives as a pampered dog in a rich mans house
in Buenos Aires. He got a save place to stay, an everytime flled feedbowl - but no
ones devote. So Gordo escapes and arrives by accident in an argentinian smalltown
at the end of the world, where 16.000 dogs live. He got his real life experiences
here, whether in the rich mens district or in the slums or in the wilderness.
Production Organization(s): CAPRICORNUM FILM
Producer: Uwe Mller
Director: Uwe Mller
Photographer: Uwe Mller
Picture Editor: Roland Mayer, Uwe Mller
Script Writer: Uwe Mller
Sound: Oliver Vogel, Dietrich von Staden
Narrator: Ben Posener, Tom Strauss
Effects Editor: Mario Bergmann
Composer: Jrg Magnus Pfeil
Scientic Adviser: Walter Reulecke
Original Format: 35mm/ Digi Beta SP
Distributor: Uwe Mller
Submitted by: Uwe Mller
Award category: DETRUCKED FROM CATEGORIES,
(FEATURE ENTERTAINING)
CAPRICORNUM FILM,Celler Str. 10, 28205 Bremen, Germany
Phone/Fax: +49-421-459887 +49-421-4608188
E-mail: capricornum@gmx.com
Web: www.capricornum.de www.gordo-derflm.de
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Koskikaran
eImnvirrassa
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish
Length: 27
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Tunturin rinteill pulppuavista lhteist saa alkunsa vehress
laaksossa virtaava joki, joka on synnyttnyt ymprilleen monimuotoisen elmn.
Ers joen asukeista on koskikara ja tm dokumentti seuraa sen elm alkaen
poikasen ensihypyst kuohuvaan koskeen, itsenistymisest ja muutosta eteln,
selviytymisest ankarasta talvesta ja paluusta kumppanin kanssa pohjoisen
kotijoelle. Kaiken kehyksen on suomalainen joki ja sen monipuolinen elm eri
vuodenaikoina.
Production Organization(s): Raija ja Ossi Muuaisen Sti
Producer: Artvision OY
Director: Kari Hautanen
Photographer: Kari Hautanen
Picture Editor: Kari Hautanen
Script Writer: Kari Hautanen
Sound: Jari Innanen
Narrator: Tuuaas Holopainen
Composer: Sani Saesrauta
Original Format: Mini DV
Distributor: Artvision OY
Submitted by: Kari Hautanen
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
ARTVISION OY/ Kari Hautanen, Spntie 2, 33450 Siivikkala
Phone/Fax: 040 8236162
E-mail: kari.hautanen@elisanet.f
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Kaakkuri
Huuto lammelta
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish
Length: 28
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: This is a documentary of one summer at the isolated pond deep in
the forest, which has been a home for the Red-Throated diver couple for many
summers. There are about a thousand couples of Red-Throated divers nesting in
Finland. The bird is also associated with many beliefs its cry is said to predict
the rain, at times to bring luck and at others misfortune. Hearing the Red-Throated
divers call, that primeval song, in the quiet wilderness is an astounding nature
experience.
Production Organization(s): Luonto-Opastus Botaurus
Producer: Jenni Siitonen
Director: Pekka Mandart
Photographer: Hannu Siitonen, Mikko Pllnen
Picture Editor: Liisa Vartiainen
Script Writer: Pekka Mandart, Hannu Siitonen, Jenni Siitonen
Sound: Antero Honkanen
Original Format: DigiBeta
Distributor: Yle TV 1
Submitted by: Jenni Siitonen
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS,
BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Jenni Siitonen, Melkoniementie 1016, 59210 Melkoniemi
Phone/Fax: +358 40 8412849
E-mail: jenni.siitonen@gmail.com
Web: http://web.mac.com/hannu.siitonen
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Liliputian Mimicri
Country: Hungary
Language: English
Length: 30
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Of all marine creatures the smallest are the hardest to flm. Due to
their size and their amazing ability to hide, they are almost invisible to the human
eye. By applying special camera techniques and using the help of experienced
critter hunters these sea critters are at last brought to the screen. Special sounds
and visual effects, funny animations and fantastic wildlife stories. A joyful, happy
documentary suitable for all ages.
Production Organization(s): Termszetflm.hu
Producer: Zsolt Tth Marcell, Tibor Dombovri
Director: Dvid Attila Molnr
Photographer: Dvid Attila Molnr, Zsolt Tth Marcell
Picture Editor: Dvid Attila Molnr, Zsolt Tth Marcell
Script Writer: Dvid Attila Molnr
Sound: Andrs Mez
Narrator: Nick Thorpe
Effects Editor: Szabolcs Plf ,Zsolt Tth Marcell
Composer: Attila Mtys Merkaba
Original Format: DVCAM
Distributor: Termszetflm.hu
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Termszetflm.hu, 1039 Lukcs Gy. U. 13. /3.
Phone/Fax: +36 30 655 77 22
E-mail: info@termeszetflm.hu
Web: www.termeszetflm.hu
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Budapest Wild
Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian (English subtitles)
Length: 30
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: How it feels like, to live in Budapest? The answer to this question is
very hard to fnd. But only askingpeople! When considering every creature, all
inhabitants - large andsmall - of this beautiful city, you will fnd that human population
represents only a small minority. Like it or not, peoples numbers are exceeded
by other creatures. There are hundreds of secretive mammals,thousands of timid
birds, millions of adaptive invertebrates, evergreen plants and billions of mysterious
microbes of all kinds also living in
this city. They too, profess themselves budapestians. And to your question theyll
all answer as one: Man, were having fun! Hope youll have fun, too...
Production Organization(s): T.ZS.M. Film Production,
Termszetflm.hu Egyeslet
Producer: Zsolt Tth Marcell
Director: Zsolt Marcell Toth
Photographer: Zsolt Marcell Toth
Picture Editor: Zsolt Tth Marcell
Script Writer: Attila Dvid Mornr
Sound: Attila Mtys Merkaba
Narrator: Pl Sztarenki
Composer: Attila Mtys Merkaba
Scientic Adviser: Gerg Szvnyi, Mria Tth
Original Format: HDV
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
T.ZS.M. Film Production and Trmeszetflm.hu Egyeslet, 1039 Budapest, Holls
K.l. utca 9., Hungary
Phone/Fax: +36306646574 +3612434349
E-mail: tzsm@termeszetflm.hu
Web: www.termeszetflm.hu
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The Baltic Sea
Country: Germany
Language: Germany
Length: 44
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: There is a sea with a boundless wealth in forms, colours and life, born
at the end of the ice age the biggest brackwater sea of the world: the Baltic Sea.
In the south the coastline of Germany where water and land mingles, rest area
for thousands of cranes and other migratory birds. In the east the huge dunes of
Lithuania a Sahara in the middle of Europe. In the North between Finland and
Sweden the tiny granite islands of the Schren archipelago nursery of the grey
seals. n the west fnally the white cliffs of the island of Mn in Denmark.
Production Organization(s): Studio Hamburg Produktion / NDR Naturflm
Producer: Jrn Rver
Director: Thomas Willers
Photographer: Thomas Willers
Composer: Mark Joggerst
Original Format: 16:9
Distributor: Studio Hamburg Produktion / NDR Naturflm
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Studio Hamburg Produktion / NDR Naturflm, Jenfelder Allee 80, 22043 Hamburg,
Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 40 6688 5141 +49 40 6688 5166
E-mail: sknoll@studio-hamburg.de
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Wild Estonia
WoIves, Beavers, Bears
Country: Germany
Language: Germany
Length: 44
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: The world renown scriptwriter and singer Jaan Ttte never lost its love
for the nature of his homeland. Every spare minute he is outdoors observing animals
and trying to fnd inspiration for lyrics and theatre plays. The German-Latvian
coproduction of NDR Naturflm and Vides Filmu Studija directed by the flmmaker
Urmas Eero Liiv accompanies Jaan Ttte and his son over the course of one year
and combines in outstanding pictures the wildlife and nature of Estonia.
Production Organization(s): Studio Hamburg Produktion / NDR Naturflm
Producer: Jrn Rver
Director: Urmas Eero Liiv
Photographer: Maris Maskalans
Picture Editor: Urmas Eero Liiv, Raimonds Spakovskis
Script Writer: Valdis Abols
Composer: Ardo Ran Varres
Original Format: 16:9
Distributor: Studio Hamburg Produktion / NDR Naturflm
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Studio Hamburg Produktion / NDR Naturflm, Jenfelder Allee 80, 22043 Hamburg,
Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 40 6688 5141 +49 40 6688 5166
E-mail: sknoll@studio-hamburg.de
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The Humpback Code
Country: Germany
Language: English
Length: 45
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Meet aliens that are living right here on Earth. Creatures whose lives
are so remote from our own, living in an environment which is less discovered
than the surface of the moon. These aliens are Humpback Whales. The deep
ocean is their domain, fulflled by their magical sounds, a highly complex form of
communication which still has to be discovered. For the frst time in flmmaking
history the Humpback Whales tell us their story, a story that is 35 million years in
the making. We enter their fascinating world.
Production Organization(s): Studio Hamburg Produktion / NDR Naturflm
Producer: Jrn Rver
Director: Daniel Opitz
Photographer: Jason Sturgis / Florian Melzer / Daniel Opitz
Picture Editor: Stefan Canham
Script Writer: Daniel Opitz
Sound: Torsten Silbermann
Narrator: Rob Quirk
Composer: Felix Halbe & Lars Jebsen
Original Format: 16:9
Distributor: Studio Hamburg Produktion / NDR Naturflm
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Studio Hamburg Produktion / NDR Naturflm, Jenfelder Allee 80, 22043 Hamburg,
Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 40 6688 5141 +49 40 6688 5166
E-mail: sknoll@studio-hamburg.de
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Megafalls of the Iguacu
Country: Germany
Language: English
Length: 45
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: They lie imbedded like a precious jewel in the deep rainforest along
the border of Argentina and Brazil: The Falls of Iguau. The cascades are the
biggest in the world, wider than the enormous Victoria Falls and higher than the
famous Niagara Falls. Over a distance of 2.700 meters the waters fell down with
deafening noise about 80 meters deep. Day by day countless drops of water raise
over the wuthering spectacle. Sunlight and dazzling rainbows give the scenery a
surreal light.
Production Organization(s): Studio Hamburg Produktion / NDR Naturflm
Producer: Jrn Rver
Director: Christian Baumeister
Photographer: Christian Baumeister
Picture Editor: Stefan Canham
Script Writer: Christian Baumeister
Sound: Torsten Silbermann
Narrator: Jeremy Northam
Composer: Oliver Heuss
Original Format: 16:9
Distributor: Parthenon Entertainment
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Studio Hamburg Produktion / NDR Naturflm, Jenfelder Allee 80, 22043 Hamburg,
Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 40 6688 5141 +49 40 6688 5166
E-mail: sknoll@studio-hamburg.de
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Mara
Africa's River of Destiny
Country: Germany
Language: English
Length: 50
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: The river Mara in East Africa runs through two of Africas most important
nature reserves: Masai Mara in Kenya and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
Home to Africa's fnest wildlife. Along the Mara the biggest wild herds of the world
can be observed, and the river plays a crucial role in the famous migration of the
wildebeest. When the animals cross the river, hungry crocodiles already lie in
wait for them. The images of the crossing are breathtaking and world-famous. But
only few people are familiar with the rest of the Mara. The documentary portrays
the Mara in its entire length for the frst time.
Production Organization(s): Studio Hamburg Produktion / NDR Naturflm
Producer: Jrn Rver
Director: Peter Glaub
Photographer: Peter Glaub
Picture Editor: Renate Ober
Script Writer: Peter Glaub
Narrator: Rob Quirk
Composer: Kolja Erdmann
Original Format: 16:9
Distributor: Studio Hamburg Produktion / NDR Naturflm
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Studio Hamburg Produktion / NDR Naturflm, Jenfelder Allee 80, 22043
Hamburg, Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 40 6688 5141 : +49 40 6688 5166
E-mail: sknoll@studio-hamburg.de
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Polar Bears
Living on Thin Ice
Country: Germany
Language: English
Length:
Completion date: 2008
Production Organization(s): Studio Hamburg Produktion / NDR Naturflm
Producer: Jrn Rver
Director: Thomas Behrend
Photographer: Thomas Behrend, Uwe Anders,
Roland Gockel, Christina Karliczek
Picture Editor: Patrick Wolters
Script Writer: Thomas Behrend
Narrator: Rob Quirk
Composer: Mark Joggerst
Original Format: 16:9
Distributor: Studio Hamburg Produktion / NDR Naturflm
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Studio Hamburg Produktion / NDR Naturflm, Jenfelder Allee 80, 22043
Hamburg, Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 40 6688 5141 +49 40 6688 5166
E-mail: sknoll@studio-hamburg.de
Synopsis: With a weight of almost a ton and a height of 2.5 metres, it is the
biggest land-based predator of our planet: the polar bear. Its hunting grounds
are the region around the North Pole not frm ground, but a world of ice. n this
seemingly endless biosphere, the polar bear rules undisputed. No other animal is
able to stand up to this huge bear, which without a doubt is the King of the Arctic.
This fact and its well-defned social life make the polar bear a natural choice to
star in a nature documentary.
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Carpa Diem
Country: Italy
Language:
Length: 2
Completion date: 2006
Producer: Amap
Director: Sergio Cannella
Photographer: Roberta Allegrini
Picture Editor: Ivan Monterosso
Script Writer: Sergio Cannella
Composer: Ivan Monterosso
Original Format: miniDV
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Synopsis: An apartment. Bedtime. A little girl lovingly watches a fsh (a carp)
swimming an an aquarium, while her younger brother is playing in the bathroom,
listening to music and letting the water run in the sink. A waste of water that could
turn ino tragedy..
Sergio Cannella, Via Notarbartolo 54, Italy
Phone/Fax: +39 3474574146
E-mail: info@sergiocannella.it
Web: www.sergiocannella.it
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Watershed DeveIopment -
on Farm Interventions
Country: India
Language: Indian (english subtitles)
Length: 33
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Agriculture is all about getting water on time in sync with the needs of
the crop at different stages of its growth. There are several days in the monsoon
when there is no rain. Such prolonged dry spells can ruin the kharif crop. This
flm describes simple methods that can help farmers overcome this problem as
well as the damage of soil erosion in the farm felds. When rain falls untended
and unchecked, it takes away precious topsoil of the farm. These simple, low-cost
measures can mean the difference between drought and prosperity for farmers
in India.
Samaj Pragati Sahayog, Bagli Tehsil, District Dewas, Madhya Pradesh 455227,
India
Phone/Fax: +91 727127577 +917271275500
E-mail: baokhunguri@gmail.com core@samprag.org
Production Organization(s): Samaj Pragati Sahayog
Producer: Samaj Pragati Sahayog
Director: Pinky Brahma Choudhury, Shobhit Jain
Photographer: Rabindra Kumar Barik
Picture Editor: Pinky Brahma Choudhury
Script Writer: Mihir Shah
Sound: Laxmi Narayan Deora
Narrator: Mihir Shah
Effects Editor: Shobhit Jain
Composer: Arjun Sen, Shobhit Jain
Scientic Adviser: P.S. Vijay Shankar, Rangu Rao, Nivedita Banerji
Original Format: DVCam
Distributor: Samaj Pragati Sahayog
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
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A pearl in the Baltic Sea
Country: Finland
Language:
Length: 15
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: An short introduction of the island Stora Karls which is located on the
Swedis coast. Its a wide but short presentation of the animals, history and the
ringmarkling of the Common Guillemots.
Director: Atte Henriksson & Olli Nyholm
Photographer: Atte Henriksson
Picture Editor: Atte Henriksson
Script Writer: Atte Henriksson
Sound: Atte Henriksson
Narrator: Malcolm Dixelius
Composer: Rozovian / Andreas Grnroos
Original Format: Anamorphic 16:9 PAL
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Atte Henriksson, Rovastintie 12, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 505313452
E-mail: kagehige@gmail.com
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Seed Hunter
Country: Australia
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Our planet is heating up and one of the frst casualties will be our
food. Scientists are working overtime to fnd solutions including going back to the
ancestral origins of our staple foods.
Seed Hunter will take you on a remarkable journey from the drought ravaged farms
of Australia, to the heart of the Middle East, to the mountains of Tajikistan where
Aussie scientist Dr.Ken Street and his team of gene detectives hunt for plant
genes that will help withstand the impact of 21
st
century global warming.
Production Organization(s): 360 Degree Films
Producer: Sally Ingleton
Director: Sally Ingleton
Photographer: Phil Bull ASC
Picture Editor: Tony Stevens ASE
Script Writer: Sally Ingleton, Mark Lewis, David Tiley
Sound: Dan Miau, Jim Graham, Jonothan Wilson
Narrator: Tara Morice
Composer: Felicity Fox
Scientic Adviser: Dr. Ken Street
Original Format: DVCam
Distributor: National Geographic Television International
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
360 Degree Films, PO Box 418, Brunswick, 3056 Australia
Phone/Fax: +61 3 9948 1922 +61 3 9948 1920
E-mail: sally@360degreeflms.com.au
Web: www.360degreeflms.com.au
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Watershed DeveIopment -
Ridge Area Treatment
Country: India
Language: Indian (english subtitles)
Length: 30
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: The flm describes very simple, low-cost methods to address the
problem of water methods that can easily be used by local people, utilising
locally available natural resources.It illustrates the creativity and meticulousness
involved in fne-tuning the interventions to match the immense diversity of nature.
This approach constitutes a new paradigm of development that does not seek
mastery over nature but grows organicaly from the soil, achieving environmnetal
regeneration, livelihood security and peoples empowerment, all in one stroke.
Production Organization(s): Samaj Pragati Sahayog
Producer: Samaj Pragati Sahayog
Director: Pinky Brahma Choudhury, Shobhit Jain
Photographer: Rabindra Kumar Barik
Picture Editor: Pinky Brahma Choudhury
Script Writer: Mihir Shah
Sound: Laxmi Narayan Deora
Narrator: Mihir Shah
Effects Editor: Shobhit Jain
Composer: Arjun Sen, Shobhit Jain
Scientic Adviser: P.S. Vijay Shankar, Rangu Rao, Nivedita Banerji
Original Format: DVCam
Distributor: Samaj Pragati Sahayog
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
Samaj Pragati Sahayog, Bagli Tehsil, District Dewas, Madhya Pradesh 455227,
India
Phone/Fax: +91 727127577 +917271275500
E-mail: baokhunguri@gmail.com core@samprag.org
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Watershed DeveIopment -
Boulder Checks
Country: India
Language: Indian (english subtitles)
Length: 24
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: The flm describes very simple, low-cost methods to address the
problem of water methods that can easily be used by local people, utilising locally
available natural resources.It illustrates the creativity and meticulousness involved
in fne-tuning the interventions to match the immense diversity of nature.
This approach constitutes a new paradigm of development that does not seek
mastery over nature but grows organicaly from the soil, achieving environmnetal
regeneration, livelihood security and peoples empowerment, all in one stroke.
Production Organization(s): Samaj Pragati Sahayog
Producer: Samaj Pragati Sahayog
Director: Pinky Brahma Choudhury, Shobhit Jain
Photographer: Rabindra Kumar Barik
Picture Editor: Pinky Brahma Choudhury
Script Writer: Mihir Shah
Sound: Laxmi Narayan Deora
Narrator: Mihir Shah
Effects Editor: Shobhit Jain
Composer: Arjun Sen, Shobhit Jain
Scientic Adviser: P.S. Vijay Shankar, Rangu Rao, Nivedita Banerji
Original Format: DVCam
Distributor: Samaj Pragati Sahayog
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
Samaj Pragati Sahayog, Bagli Tehsil, District Dewas, Madhya Pradesh 455227,
India
Phone/Fax: +91 727127577 +917271275500
E-mail: baokhunguri@gmail.com core@samprag.org
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Watershed DeveIopment -
Gabion Structures
Country: India
Language: Indian (english subtitles)
Length: 34
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: The flm describes very simple, low-cost methods to address the
problem of water methods that can easily be used by local people, utilising
locally available natural resources. t demystifes the seemingly complex technical
details of location, design and construction of earthern dam, the most important
of watershed structures. It illustrates the creativity and meticulousness involved in
fne-tuning the interventions to match the immense diversity of nature.
This approach constitutes a new paradigm of development that does not seek
mastery over nature but grows organicaly from the soil, achieving environmnetal
regeneration, livelihood security and peoples empowerment, all in one stroke.
Production Organization(s): Samaj Pragati Sahayog
Producer: Samaj Pragati Sahayog
Director: Pinky Brahma Choudhury, Shobhit Jain
Photographer: Rabindra Kumar Barik
Picture Editor: Pinky Brahma Choudhury
Script Writer: Mihir Shah
Sound: Laxmi Narayan Deora
Narrator: Mihir Shah
Effects Editor: Shobhit Jain
Composer: Arjun Sen, Shobhit Jain
Scientic Adviser: P.S. Vijay Shankar, Rangu Rao, Nivedita Banerji
Original Format: DVCam
Distributor: Samaj Pragati Sahayog
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
Samaj Pragati Sahayog, Bagli Tehsil, District Dewas, Madhya Pradesh 455227,
India
Phone/Fax: +91 727127577 +917271275500
E-mail: baokhunguri@gmail.com core@samprag.org
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Watershed DeveIopment -
Earthen Dams
Country: India
Language: Indian (english subtitles)
Length: 38
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: The flm describes very simple, low-cost methods to address the
problem of water methods that can easily be used by local people, utilising
locally available natural resources. t demystifes the seemingly complex technical
details of location, design and construction of earthern dam, the most important
of watershed structures. It illustrates the creativity and meticulousness involved in
fne-tuning the interventions to match the immense diversity of nature.
This approach constitutes a new paradigm of development that does not seek
mastery over nature but grows organicaly from the soil, achieving environmnetal
regeneration, livelihood security and peoples empowerment, all in one stroke.
Production Organization(s): Samaj Pragati Sahayog
Producer: Samaj Pragati Sahayog
Director: Pinky Brahma Choudhury, Shobhit Jain
Photographer: Rabindra Kumar Barik
Picture Editor: Pinky Brahma Choudhury
Script Writer: Mihir Shah
Sound: Laxmi Narayan Deora
Narrator: Mihir Shah
Effects Editor: Shobhit Jain
Composer: Arjun Sen, Shobhit Jain
Scientic Adviser: P.S. Vijay Shankar, Rangu Rao, Nivedita Banerji
Original Format: DVCam
Distributor: Samaj Pragati Sahayog
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
Samaj Pragati Sahayog, Bagli Tehsil, District Dewas, Madhya Pradesh 455227,
India
Phone/Fax: +91 727127577 +917271275500
E-mail: baokhunguri@gmail.com core@samprag.org
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Crude
Country: Australia
Language: English
Length: 90
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Crude a timely and enthralling guide to oil. Where does it come
from? When will it run out? Where is it driving us? This extraordinary documentary
sweeps through the ages: from birth of oil deep in the dinosaur-inhabited past, to
its ascendancy as the indispensable ingredient of modern life. Now, as we crest the
peak of production, Crude reveals a disturbing irony: the latest scientifc evidence
suggests that our headlong rush to exploit the remaining resource will lead us down
a dangerous road to the future. A road the planet has travelled before
Production Organization(s): Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Producer: Richard Smith
Director: Richard Smith
Photographer: Richard Smith, Julian Mather
Picture Editor: Lile Judickas
Script Writer: Richard Smith
Sound: Mark Walker, Richard Smith, Paul Freeman
Narrator: Richard Smith
Effects Editor: Matt Drummond, Hive Studios
Composer: Pete Drummond
Original Format: DVCam
Distributor: ABC Commercial (attention Karen Dacey)
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS,
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
SCIENCE FILMS
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, GPO BOX 9994, Sydney, 2001, Australia
Phone/Fax: +61 419 242 749 +61 2 9949 2814
E-mail: smith.richard@abc.net.au
Web: www.abc.net.au/science/crude
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Synopsis: In the Gate of the Birds documentary we are following the Barn
swallows summer nesting habits in a certain small Finnish farmyard and their
wintering habitats in South Africa. Along flming the wildlife, the documentary is
a story about the special relationship between humans and the swallows and its
refection in different kinds of beliefs and folklore
The Gate of the Birds
Country: Finland
Language: English
Length: 49
Completion date: 2008
Production Organization(s): Tuotantoyhti Aranu Oy
Producer: Anu Hakkinen
Director: Ari Hakkinen
Photographer: Ari Hakkinen, Markku Tissarinen
Picture Editor: Ari Hakkinen
Script Writer: Ari Hakkinen
Sound: Joonas Hakkinen
Narrator: Jonathan Hutchings
Effects Editor: Joonas Hakkinen
Composer: Alexander Vygotsky
Original Format: DVCam
Submitted by: Anu & Ari Hkkinen
Award category: BEST FINNISH FILMS, BEST NORDIC FILMS
Tuotantoyhti Aranu Oy, Vartiotie 3, 45100 Kouvola, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 50 3092083
E-mail: anu.hakkinen@aranu.inet.f
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The Honey Buzzard
Country: UK
Language: English
Length: 15
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: A harrowing 15 minutes short The Honey Buzzard is an observational
piece showing the distressing effects of illegal hunting activities on birds of prey
in Malta.
The flm follows an injured Honey Buzzard, illegally shot by poachers on Malta,
as it is examined by a vet and then, due to the nature of its injuries, humanely put
to sleep.
Here, the viewer is invited to bare witnesses to the real suffering cause by illegal
hunting activities on Malta. Some people may fnd this material upsetting.
Producer: Stephen Cummings
Director: Stephen Cummings
Photographer: Stephen Cummings
Picture Editor: Stephen Cummings
Sound: Stephen Cummings
Effects Editor: Stephen Cummings
Composer: Stephen Cummings
Original Format: DVCam Pal 16x9 Stereo
Submitted by: Stephen Cummings
Award category: SHORT FILMS
Stephen Cummings, 5 Bracewell Grove, Halifax, West Yorkshire,HX3 5HP, UK
Phone/Fax: +44(0)1422360548 +44(0)7717615518
E-mail: Cummings@Arqa2.Freeserve.Co.UK
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Birds, Bins & Bullets
Country: UK
Language: English
Length: 90
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Malta is well known in bird-watching circles for its annual slaughter
of birds of prey and illegal spring hunting, and conservationists from all over the
world attend camps there in an effort to combat this traditional pastime and to
wrestle the countryside from the grip of 15,000 hunters and return it to the Maltese
people.
Birds, Bins & Bullets follows such a group as they work alongside the Malta
Police Force and Birdlife Malta.
Aggressive hunters, cars blown up, forest rangers and conservationists shot at,
loaded weapons seized by police: this is conservation at the sharp end.
Producer: Stephen Cummings
Director: Stephen Cummings
Photographer: Stephen Cummings
Picture Editor: Stephen Cummings
Sound: Stephen Cummings
Effects Editor: Stephen Cummings
Composer: Stephen Cummings except end title;
Timeshift" by J.Offen
Original Format: DVCam Pal 16x9 Stereo
Submitted by: Stephen Cummings
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Stephen Cummings, 5 Bracewell Grove, Halifax, West Yorkshire,HX3 5HP, UK
Phone/Fax: +44(0)1422360548 +44(0)7717615518
E-mail: Cummings@Arqa2.Freeserve.Co.UK
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Country: Norway
Language: English
Length: 46
Completion date: 2007
University of Bergen, Allegaten 41, 5007 Bergen, Norway
Phone/Fax: +47 99236182 +47 55589667
E-mail: knut.krzywinski@uib.no
Web: http://feldsofdemeter.org
Fields of Demeter,
Seasons in the European
Landscape of Culture
Synopsis: For thousands of years traditional agriculture has shaped the landscapes
diversity of Europe. Fields of Demeter is a voyage through the visible and invisible
European cultural landscape.
The challenge for the future is to maintain the felds of Demeter and the people
who sensitively work the land. The landscape and its wonders belong to future
generations.
Production Organization(s): UNIFOB Natural science
Producer: Knut Krzywinski
Director: Knut Krzywinski and Graham Townsley
Photographer: Chris Cox
Picture Editor: Sergio Ramirez and Mike Barrett
Script Writer: Knut Krzywinski and Graham Townsley
Sound: Paul Langwade
Narrator: Tom Jackson and Ellie Piercy
Effects Editor: Chris Radcliffe
Composer: Scanner & Max de Wardener
Scientic Adviser: University of: Bergen, Vienna , Natural
Resources and Applied Life Sciences,
Austria, National University of Ireland,
Genova, Instituto da Conservaco da
Natureza,University of Santiago de
Compostela,The Swedish Biodiversity Centre
Original Format: HD
Distributor: UNIFOB Natural science
Submitted by: Knut Krzywinski
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS, SCIENCE FILMS
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Crane Migration
of the Hortobgyon
Country: Hungary
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: One of the greatest treasures of the Hortobgys special fauna is beyond
doubt the water avifauna, which is admired and surveyed by ornithologists from
all over the whole world. It is mainly at the time of the birds migration in spring
and autumn that the wetlands of the park spring into commotion, wild geese and
mallards arrive in their thousands, but the greatest spectacle is to be provided
by the frst crane focks appearing on the horizon with futelike calls. The autumn
migration of the cranes has begun.
Production Organization(s): Camera in the Backpack Production
Producer: Zsolt Cske
Director: Zsolt Cske
Photographer: Zsolt Cske, Attila Linzenbold, Pter Kry
Picture Editor: Lszl Csords
Script Writer: Zsolt Cske
Sound: Lszl Csords
Narrator: Jonathan Wild
Effects Editor: Lszl Csords
Scientic Adviser: D. Zsolt Vghvry
Original Format: DVCam
Distributor: Camera in the Backpack Production
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
Camera in the Backpack Production, 4032 Debrecen, Illys Gy. U. 148;
Hungary
Phone/Fax: +36 70 245 3945
E-mail: csekezsolt@freemail.hu
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OnIy BeIieve the Wind -
Chernobyl, 20 years after
Country: Belarus
Language: Russian ( English subtitles)
Length: 31
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: The flm is about the contemporary situation in the zone polluted by
the accident at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the attitude of scientists to
nuclear energy in general.
n the flm one character calmly speaks and shows the radiation levels that exceed
the norm hundreds and thousands times, and crops are grown nearby.
Another character speaks of the terrible statistics of cancer illnesses, lies of the
offcial scientists of nuclear physics and deprivation of the catastrophe's victims.
The flm makes people think about the dangerous 'games' the humankind plays
with the enormous powers of the nuclear energy and the responsibility before the
descendents.
Production Organization(s): VivaFutura Studio
Producer: Kasia Kamockaja
Director: Viktar Korzoun
Photographer: Jury Haruliou, Aliaksandar Lavysh,
Uladzimier Kaspiarovich
Picture Editor: Dmitriy Sushchev
Script Writer: Viktar Korzoun
Sound: Siarhiej Labandzievski
Composer: Kasia Kamockaja
Scientic Adviser: Jury Bandazevsky, Ivan Nikitchanka
Original Format: Betacam SP
Distributor: Viktar Korzoun
Submitted by: Viktar Korzoun
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
VivaFutura Studio, Miarzynskaha Str. 6-16, Minsk, 220012, Belarus
Phone/Fax: +375 297 564110 +375 173 310844
E-mail: v_korzoun1966@yahoo.co.uk
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Cassowaries
Country: Australia
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Cassowaries tells the action-packed, heartfelt stories of the cassowaries
of Northern Australia struggling to survive after a one in 50 year cyclone destroyed
their rainforest homes, while revealing for the frst time the natural history of the
wild, endangered Southern Cassowary.
A prehistoric, six-foot creature moves stealthily through the rainforest... a blazing
multi-coloured neck fashes as one of the world's most bizarre and deadly birds
appears. Cassowaries takes you on an intimate journey inside the world of these
fightless giants. Weighing up to 85kg, they swim rivers and run at 40 kph. these
are no ordinary birds!
BK Films Pty Ltd, 12 Northwood Court, Buderim QLD 4556, Australia
Phone/Fax: +1 646 202 1808 +1 646 416 1047
E-mail: blueeyesbk@yahoo.com.au
Production Organization(s): BK Films Pty Ltd in association with Australian
Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), British
Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Screen
Australia, ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE)
Producer: Bianca Keeley, Dione Gilmour
Director: Bianca Keeley, David Wright
Picture Editor: Efstratios Psyridis
Script Writer: Bill Garner
Sound: Cameron McGrath & David Tofer
Narrator: William McInnes
Effects Editor: Lynne Butler & Mark Street
Composer: Dale Cornelius
Scientic Adviser: Dr Leslie Moore
Original Format: HD
Distributor: National Geographic Television International
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
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Time
Country: Latvia, Estonia
Language: Saami (english subtitles)
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: A reindeer herdsmans life ia as gently monotonous as the tundra
land scape itself. t fows in synchrony with the life of the reindeer herd from one
migration to the other. The whole time span between these two points belongs
entirely to the herdsman. Its igi, the herdmans time.
Production Organization(s): Vides Filmu Studija, Vesilind
Producer: Uldis Cekulis, Riho Vstrik
Director: Dainis Klava
Photographer: Valdis Celmins, Uldis Cekulis
Sound: Riho Vstrik, Jri Soor, Egons Kronbergs
Original Format: DigiBeta
Distributor: Vides Filmu Studija, Vesilind
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS,
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Vides Filmu Studija, Lapu Str.17, Riga LV-1002,Latvia
Phone/Fax: +371 67503588 +371 67503589
E-mail: vfs@vfs.lv
Web: www.vfs.lv
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Synopsis: In North-Western Estonia there are three bigger nature conservation areas:
landscape protection areas of Osmussaar and Vormsi islands and Silma nature
reserve. In 2003 the European Union Life-Nature project was launched in these
areas for habitat restoration. The aim of the project was to restore and maintain
the semi-natural coastal grasslands to create suitable habitats for rare and
endangered species. The flm concentrates on the cooperation with local people
within the project.
Balance Between Man
and Nature
Country: Estonia
Language: Estonian (English subtitles)
Length: 33
Completion date: 2006
Production Organization(s): Proflm
Producer: Ago Ruus
Director: Ago Ruus
Photographer: Ago Ruus
Picture Editor: Kadri Kanter
Script Writer: Elle Puurmann, Ago Ruus
Sound: Mart Kessel-Otsa
Distributor: Proflm
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Proflm, P.O. Box 3181, 10505 Tallinn, Estonia
Phone/Fax: +372 505 6691
E-mail: agoruus@hot.ee
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The Return of the Musk ox
Country: Estonia
Language: Russia, Russian (english subtitles)
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Production Organization(s): O Vesilind
Producer: Riho Vstrik
Director: Vassili Sarana
Photographer: Vassili Sarana
Script Writer: Vassili Sarana
Sound: Tiina Andreas
Original Format: DigiBeta
Distributor: O Vesilind
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Synopsis: The experiment of repopulating the Taimyr Peninsula with the musk
ox, which began thirty years ago, has enriched Arctic biodiversity. Fifty oxen taken
from Northern America have by now formed a population of several thousand
head, providing population material for other Arctic areas as well. The flm crew
sets ut to search for musk oxen in their new home at the northern tip of he Taimyr
Peninsula in order to thoroughly get to know these bisons. The crew also meets
other inhabitants of these areas.
Riho Vstrik, Tartu mnt. 51-17, 10115 Talinn, Estonia
Phone/Fax: +372 5078067
E-mail: riho.vastrik@vesilind.ee
Web: www.vesilind.ee
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12 Years of Solitude
Country: India
Language:
Length: 24
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) is a shrub that used to grow
abundantly in the shola grasslands of Western Ghats in India. The Nilgiris, which
literally means the blue mountains, got its name from the purplish blue fowers
of Neelakurinji that blossoms gregariously once in 12 years. When the Western
Ghats of India turn blue, the tribesmen add 12 years to their lives. Neelakurinji is
a leitmotif in the culture of the mountain tribes. Kurinji is the fower of Lord Muruga
(Murukan). The Muthuva tribe believes that their god Muruga married Valli, a Veda
(tribal hunter) girl, by weaving a garland of kurinji fowers (kurinji malar) around
her neck. For them, kurinji is the symbol of love and romance.
Production Organization(s): Renaisense Films
Producer: Anil Kottapparambil
Director: Sabu Thankappan
Photographer: Ajith Pavoor
Picture Editor: Giri
Script Writer: Don Sebastian
Narrator: K B Venu
Composer: Pappadam
Award category: DETRUCKTED RELEGIOUS DOC
Renaisense Films
Sabu Thankappan, India
Tel. +9 4478 24135
Email: sabuthankappan@gmail.com
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Wild Quarry
Country: Channel Islands
Language: English
Length: 25
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: The west coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands is a wild and wonderful
mixture of dunes, heathland and reedbed, much of which is protected for the
fabulous variety of wildlife that lives there. Yet at its heart lies a quarry where
thousands of tonnes of sand are extracted every year. How can such destructive
activity be allowed in an area so important for wildlife and what fora and fauna
could possibly survive alongside this industrial digging? Wild Quarry follows the life
of the sand quarry through the seasons and discovers an unoffcial nature reserve
teeming with wildlife, thanks to the careful management of its owners.
Production Organization(s): Sue Daly Productions
Producer: Sue Daly
Director: Sue Daly
Photographer: Sue Daly
Picture Editor: Sue Daly
Script Writer: Sue Daly
Sound: Sue Daly
Narrator: Sue Daly
Composer: Marc Mitchell
Scientic Adviser: National Trust for Jersey
Original Format: Digi Beta
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Sue Daly Productions, La Vieille Maison, la Seigneurie, Sark, Channel Islands,
GY9 0SF
Phone/Fax: 00 44 1481 832175
E-mail: sue@suedalyproductions.com
Web: www.suedalyproductions.com
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Wild West Jersey
Country: Channel Islands
Language: English
Length: 36
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: In the 1970s large areas of Jerseys west coast were used as a rubbish
dump and people pressure caused terrible damage to the dunes and grassland.
After years of conservation work the area is now home to a wealth of wildlife yet
is still popular with the general public. Much of the land is owned and managed by
the National Trust for Jersey who commissioned this flm as part of their Coastline
Campaign. It shows the bay through the seasons for the wildlife which thrives here
and the many people who work, live and play in Wild West Jersey.
Production Organization(s): Sue Daly Productions
Producer: Sue Daly
Director: Sue Daly
Photographer: Sue Daly
Picture Editor: Sue Daly
Script Writer: Sue Daly
Sound: Sue Daly
Narrator: Sue Daly
Composer: Marc Mitchell
Scientic Adviser: National Trust for Jersey
Original Format: Digi Beta
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Sue Daly Productions, La Vieille Maison, la Seigneurie, Sark, Channel Islands,
GY9 0SF
Phone/Fax: 00 44 1481 832175
E-mail: sue@suedalyproductions.com
Web: www.suedalyproductions.com
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MirasIava
Country: Canada
Language: English
Length: 8
Completion date: 2007
Production Organization(s): Fato A Mano
Producer: Roberto Santaguida
Director: Roberto Santaguida
Photographer: Roberto Santaguida
Picture Editor: Roberto Santaguida
Script Writer: Roberto Santaguida
Sound: Roberto Santaguida
Narrator: Roberto Santaguida
Composer: Various
Distributor: Roberto Santaguida / Fato A Mano
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Synopsis: A young man, his life in tatters, seeks redemption by feeing the city.
Fato A Mano, 95 Girouard, Dorval, Quebec, Canada H9S 3R1
Phone/Fax: +1 514 636 4210 +1 514 633 6401
E-mail: rob.santaguida@gmail.com
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The Spruce
Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish
Length: 54
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: An old spruce, at the edge of the local wood turns out to be the perfect
hideout for a young wildlife flm-maker.
Producer: Johan Karlsson
Director: Johan Karlsson
Photographer: Johan Karlsson
Picture Editor: Johan Karlsson
Script Writer: Johan Karlsson
Sound: Johan Karlsson
Narrator: Johan Karlsson
Effects Editor: Johan Karlsson
Original Format: Mini-DV
Distributor: Johan Karlsson
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
Johan Karlsson, Bondorlunda 114, 59691 Sknninge, Sweden
Phone/Fax: +46 70 235 9745 +46 143 30128
E-mail: huggormprod@gmail.com
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Wild Dog Diaries
Country: India
Language: English
Length: 47
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Wildlife flmmaker Krupakar is on the verge of abandoning his study
of wild dogs in south India. He turns to a tribal, Bomma, for help. A rare synergy
follows, where native wisdom complements, modern learning, culminating in
unveiling one of the most mysterious predators in the Indian forest the Dhole.
The action that follows is such as has never been flmed in an ndian forest.
Wild dodgs diary depicts a Dhole mothers struggle to keep her family together,
raise her pups and elude dangers. In the end, Krupakar bags the ultimate reward:
trust of a wild dog and her family.
Producer: Senani Hegde
Director: Senani Hegde
Photographer: Senani Hegde, Krupakar
Picture Editor: Saravanakumar
Script Writer: N. Bhanutej
Sound: Ravish K.P.
Scientic Adviser: Ajay A. Desai
Original Format: Beta Sp
Distributor: National Geographic Channel
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Krupakar Senani Features, No.1, 12
th
cross, V.V. Mohalla, Mysore-S70002, India
Phone/Fax: +91 98807 07177
E-mail: ks.features@gmail.com krupakar_senani@yahoo.com
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Forest The landscape
of the Finnish Soul
Country: Finland
Language: English
Length: 7
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Purpose is to tell the main facts about good forestry in Finland. Behind
the message are all organizations of the Finnish forest sector. Wood is a versatile
raw material: papers, boards, the style and quality of wood in building and interior
decoration. The entire global population can take part in this referendum through
thei everyday buying decisions. Forestry in Finland is a sustainable and proftable
venture that underscores natural values.
Production Organization(s): Smile Audiovisual Oy
Producer: Pirkko Tiiri
Director: Jukka Oulasvirta
Photographer: Jukka Oulasvirta, Olli-Matti Lehtoranta
Picture Editor: Olli-Matti Lehtoranta
Script Writer: Hannes Mntyranta, Ari Turunen,
Seppo Palminen
Sound: Roni Kamras
Distributor: Finnish Forest Industries Federation
Submitted by: Seppo Palminen
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Smile Audiovisual Oy, Tehtaankatu 29A, Helsinki, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 50 552 1360
E-mail: seppo.palminen@smileaudiovisual.f
Web: www.smileaudiovisual.f
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Finns Tend their Forests
Country: Finland
Language: English
Length: 4
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Purpose is to tell the main facts about good forestry in Finland. Behind
the message are all organizations of the Finnish forest sector. Wood is a versatile
raw material: papers, boards, the style and quality of wood in building and interior
decoration. The entire global population can take part in this referendum through
thei everyday buying decisions. Forestry in Finland is a sustainable and proftable
venture that underscores natural values.
Production Organization(s): Smile Audiovisual Oy
Producer: Pirkko Tiiri
Director: Jukka Oulasvirta
Photographer: Jukka Oulasvirta, Olli-Matti Lehtoranta
Picture Editor: Olli-Matti Lehtoranta
Script Writer: Hannes Mntyranta, Ari Turunen,
Seppo Palminen
Sound: Roni Kamras
Distributor: Finnish Forest Industries Federation
Submitted by: Seppo Palminen
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Smile Audiovisual Oy, Tehtaankatu 29A, Helsinki, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 50 552 1360
E-mail: seppo.palminen@smileaudiovisual.f
Web: www.smileaudiovisual.f
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FinIand makes versatiIe
use of its Forests
Country: Finland
Language: English
Length: 4
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Purpose is to tell the main facts about good forestry in Finland. Behind
the message are all organizations of the Finnish forest sector. Wood is a versatile
raw material: papers, boards, the style and quality of wood in building and interior
decoration. The entire global population can take part in this referendum through
thei everyday buying decisions. Forestry in Finland is a sustainable and proftable
venture that underscores natural values.
Production Organization(s): Smile Audiovisual Oy
Producer: Pirkko Tiiri
Director: Jukka Oulasvirta
Photographer: Jukka Oulasvirta, Olli-Matti Lehtoranta
Picture Editor: Olli-Matti Lehtoranta
Script Writer: Hannes Mntyranta, Ari Turunen,
Seppo Palminen
Sound: Roni Kamras
Distributor: Finnish Forest Industries Federation
Submitted by: Seppo Palminen
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Smile Audiovisual Oy, Tehtaankatu 29A, Helsinki, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 50 552 1360
E-mail: seppo.palminen@smileaudiovisual.f
Web: www.smileaudiovisual.f
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Finns are weII-versed
in their Forests
Country: Finland
Language: English
Length: 5
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Purpose is to tell the main facts about good forestry in Finland. Behind
the message are all organizations of the Finnish forest sector. Wood is a versatile
raw material: papers, boards, the style and quality of wood in building and interior
decoration. The entire global population can take part in this referendum through
thei everyday buying decisions. Forestry in Finland is a sustainable and proftable
venture that underscores natural values.
Production Organization(s): Smile Audiovisual Oy
Producer: Pirkko Tiiri
Director: Jukka Oulasvirta
Photographer: Jukka Oulasvirta, Olli-Matti Lehtoranta
Picture Editor: Olli-Matti Lehtoranta
Script Writer: Hannes Mntyranta, Ari Turunen,
Seppo Palminen
Sound: Roni Kamras
Distributor: Finnish Forest Industries Federation
Submitted by: Seppo Palminen
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Smile Audiovisual Oy, Tehtaankatu 29A, Helsinki, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 50 552 1360
E-mail: seppo.palminen@smileaudiovisual.f
Web: www.smileaudiovisual.f
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Androgynous
Country: Hungary
Language: English
Length: 11
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Snails, generally acknowledged as slow and lazy, have a vivid sex life:
each of the slippery hermaphroditic mollusks stick a sharp lime thorn into each
other on the climax of the act, while exchanging sperm. We even get to know what
all this has to do with the son of Hermes and Aphrodite.
Production Organization(s): Dunatj Alaptvny/Foundation Dunatj
Producer: Sndor Buglya
Director: Ildik Kormos
Photographer: Jzsef Rk
Picture Editor: Jnos Buda
Sound: Jnos Buda
Narrator: Andrs Mrton
Effects Editor: Jnos Buda
Composer: Mria Bak
Scientic Adviser: Jzsef Rakonczay, Gyrgy Szollt
Original Format: DV Cam
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Dunatj Foundation, 1016 Budapest, Mszros utca 48. Hungary
Phone/Fax: + 36/20-956-2054 +36/1-489-1574
E-mail: kmazsi@freemail.hu, gantner_v@dunatv.hu
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Lunaria and the Alchimists
Country: Hungary
Language: English
Length: 11
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Judas chucked the entire fee of his sin on the ground. One of the coins
rolled far away, and thus the satin-fower or lunaria with its violet petals was born.
The fower evolves into a transparent husk. Alchimists were hoping to fnd a way
to turn its iridescent, flmlike membrane back into silver.
Production Organization(s): Dunatj Alaptvny/Foundation Dunatj
Producer: Sndor Buglya
Director: Ildik Kormos
Photographer: Jzsef Rk
Picture Editor: Gyula P.Kovcs
Sound: Balzs Balogh
Narrator: Andrs Mrton
Effects Editor: Eszter Rk
Composer: Mria Bak, gnes Szigethy
Scientic Adviser: Jzsef Rakonczay, Gyrgy Szollt,
Lszl Magyar
Original Format: DV Cam
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Dunatj Foundation, 1016 Budapest, Mszros utca 48. Hungary
Phone/Fax: + 36/20-956-2054 +36/1-489-1574
E-mail: kmazsi@freemail.hu, gantner_v@dunatv.hu
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Wild Poppy Seeds
Country: Hungary
Language: English
Length: 12
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Sword blades and poppy seed do we ever think of the tiny black
dots in the poppy head as representing a muse for painters, a piece of weed by
the road and a beautiful cure all in one?
Production Organization(s): Dunatj Alaptvny/Foundation Dunatj
Producer: Sndor Buglya
Director: Ildik Kormos
Photographer: Jzsef Rk
Picture Editor: Janos Buda
Sound: Janos Buda
Narrator: Erzsebet Kutvlgyi, Barnabas Szab Sipos
Effects Editor: Janos Buda
Composer: Mria Bak
Scientic Adviser: Jzsef Rakonczay, Gyrgy Szollt
Original Format: DV Cam
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Dunatj Foundation, 1016 Budapest, Mszros utca 48. Hungary
Phone/Fax: + 36/20-956-2054 +36/1-489-1574
E-mail: kmazsi@freemail.hu, gantner_v@dunatv.hu
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IVO, the Unauthorized
Biography of a zoo Gorilla
Country: The Netherlands
Language: Netherlandian (English subtitles)
Length: 53
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Ivo is a zoo-gorilla and a very well known one. Today he lives in
Berlin but he has lived in zoos throughout Europe (Germany, Holland, Spain). In
each country he has been a star: people (especially women) woo his beauty and
intelligence. But above all, Ivo is loved for his special bond to people. Everywhere
he lived, he touched peoples hearts. Womens hearts
Despite his popularity, Ivos life has not been all succesfull. He has a bigger task
in life: to make gorillababies. But he hasnt been able to do so. Berlin is his last
chance for succes.
Production Organization(s): Nat Zand
Producer: Saskia Kluit
Director: Annick van Wijk
Photographer: Rogier Timmermans
Picture Editor: Peter van Houten
Script Writer: Annick van Wijk
Sound: Marco van Zelst, Jeroen Goeijers
Composer: Jeroen Goeijers
Original Format: HDV
Distributor: NPO Sales, The Netherlands
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS,
Nat Zand,Kloveniersburgwal 47, 1011 JX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone/Fax: +31 20 4289585
Mobile: +31 624768274
E-mail: annick@natzand.nl
Web: www.natzand.nl
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Tanka on Sandskr island
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish (English subtitles)
Length: 20
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: The movie is based on the poetbook Tankija saarelta Sandskr.
Its a story of seasons on an ascetic beautiful island. The movie aims to import
the importance of nature conservation with tanka-style poets, strong narration
and sophisticated music. This year nuclear power plant was being built in this
area. Luckily the project turned down. Silent remote places have much to give to
modern,hectic people.
Producer: Pentti Olavi Syrjl
Director: Pentti Olavi Syrjl
Photographer: Pentti Olavi Syrjl
Picture Editor: Pentti Olavi Syrjl
Script Writer: Pentti Olavi Syrjl
Sound: Pentti Olavi Syrjl
Narrator: Tane Jontikka
Composer: Wasted Desing (Ilkka Syrjl)
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Pentti Olavi Syrjl,Kanteleenkatu 4A20, 60100 Seinjoki, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 40 7654657
E-mail: tankaman@gmail.com
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Land
Country: Finland
Language: English
Length: 6
Completion date: 2008
Producer: Joakim Hansson
Director: Joakim Hansson
Photographer: Joakim Hansson
Picture Editor: Joakim Hansson
Script Writer: Joakim Hansson
Sound: Joakim Hansson
Submitted by: Joakim Hansson
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Synopsis: To show a view of todays situation in the world and everyday life at the
same time. Close surroundings in contrast with the surrounding world. Picture and
sound recorded in the same day- a mind teaser.
Joakim Hansson, Topeliusesplandaden 21, 66900 Nykarleby, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 44 934 1003
E-mail: joakim.hansson@novia.f
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Fled Moments
Country: Finland
Language:
Length: 6
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: To compress one month impressions to the shape of 1 day, shortenend
to a few minutes. To show mankinds infuence on and powerlesness to nature- we
are nothing but guests in time.
Producer: Joakim Hansson
Director: Joakim Hansson
Photographer: Joakim Hansson
Picture Editor: Joakim Hansson
Script Writer: Joakim Hansson
Sound: Joakim Hansson
Submitted by: Joakim Hansson
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Joakim Hansson, Topeliusesplandaden 21, 66900 Nykarleby, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 44 934 1003
E-mail: joakim.hansson@novia.f
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The Original Whale Riders
Country: France
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Laurent Soulier is a parasitologist and thinks he can save entire
populations of whales by studying their lice! Even if he fnally approaches these
sea giants, Laurent will still have to fgure out a way to collect 1cm parasites from
their skin. With the help of a local fsherman and an underwater feld expert, Laurent
must achieve something that no one has tried before! From his laboratory to the
waters of New Caledonia and Polynesia, Laurent takes us to the other side of the
world for an exceptional adventure, along with a discovery that could very well
save the last humpback whales on the planet.
Production Organization(s): Kwanza
Producer: Benjamin Ternynck
Director: Jean-Michel Corillion
Photographer: Yann Hubert
Script Writer: Jean-Michel Corillion/ Hlne
Sound: Jean-Yves Munch
Narrator: Paul Bandey
Effects Editor: Bertrand Collard
Composer: Bruno Alexiu/ KWANZA WIMBO
Scientic Adviser: Laurent Soulier
Original Format: Digital HD
Distributor: Kwanza
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
KWANZA,18 boulevard de la Rpublique , 92100 Boulogne, Billancourt, France
Phone/Fax: + 33 1 55 20 05 25 + 33 1 46 21 98 26
E-mail:mwallaert@kwanza.fr
Web: www.kwanza.fr
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Boreal Forest Expedition
Country: Canada
Language: English
Length: 14
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Pat Bradford teaches his daughter and infant granddaughter abou his
life in the forests of Saskatchewan, Canada. Leading them down rivers and through
trees, he explains fur-trapping techniques and what brings him to the land. Shot
entirely on Super 8, this documentary roves over the Saskatchewan landscapes
and delves into the family relationship that motivates the aging trapper.
Producer: Nick and Lindsay Bradford-Ewart
Director: Nick and Lindsay Bradford-Ewart
Photographer: Nick Bradford-Ewart
Picture Editor: Nick and Lindsay Bradford-Ewart
Script Writer: Lindsay Bradford-Ewart
Sound: Marc Griebel
Composer: Julie Duggan
Original Format: Super 8
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Nick Bradford-Ewart, 4027 St. George St., Canada
Phone/Fax: 604 677 7752
E-mail: bradfordewart@gmail.com
Web: www.borealforestexpedition.blogspot.com
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Pannonian Desert
Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian (English subttles)
Length: 29
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: The forests of Central Europe are facing a great challenge. Nobody
knows for sure, how much time they have been left for acclimatization. The changing
climate can alter wildlife evolution into a still unpredictable direction. However signs
are clear; more frequent droughts and foods, storms and fres causing enormous
damages.
Production Organization(s): Szabolcs Mosonyi Productions
Producer: Szabolcs Mosonyi
Director: Szabolcs Mosonyi
Photographer: Szabolcs Mosonyi
Picture Editor: Szabolcs Mosonyi
Script Writer: Erika Bagladi
Narrator: Gbor Vass
EComposer: Vincent Varco, Pierre Langer
Scientic Adviser: Dr. Gyrgy Cska, Dr. Szilrd Czbel
Original Format: DVCPRO HD 1080p
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT), SCIENCE FILMS
Szabolcs Mosonyi Productions, H- 2464 Gyr, Petf t 64., Hungary
Phone/Fax: +36 30 8554018
E-mail: szmosonyi@mailbox.hu
Web: www.szmosonyi.hu
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When the Tisa
is in Flower
Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian (English subttles)
Length: 15
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Since the year dot, the river prepares itself during a year for showing
the secret on a certain day of the year, which is hidding in its deep. These strangers
beings emerge from the nothing and they cover the sky in a glance, then they
disappear as fast as they came
Production Organization(s): Szabolcs Mosonyi Productions
Producer: Szabolcs Mosonyi
Director: Szabolcs Mosonyi
Photographer: Szabolcs Mosonyi
Picture Editor: Szabolcs Mosonyi
Script Writer: Erika Bagladi
Narrator: Erika Szrdi
Original Format: DV
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS,
LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Szabolcs Mosonyi Productions, H- 2464 Gyr, Petf t 64., Hungary
Phone/Fax: +36 30 8554018
E-mail: szmosonyi@mailbox.hu
Web: www.szmosonyi.hu
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A Horse called Palladium
Country: Estonia
Language: Estonian (English subtitles)
Length: 50
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: The hero of our flm is a proud back stallion called Palladium. The
Trakehner breed, whose representative he was, used to be among the most prized
in Europe. By today other horse breeds have conquered the world, and only old
flms remind us of the glorious days of the Trakehners. But the victiries won by
one of them Palladium are spoken about far beyond Estonia.
In July 2006 Palladium was put down after breaking his leg at his home stable.
Palladium became a legend.
Production Organization(s): Proflm
Producer: Ago Ruus
Director: Ago Ruus
Photographer: Ago Ruus
Picture Editor: Sirje Haagel
Script Writer: Raigo Kollom, Madis Jrgen
Sound: Mart Kessel-Otsa
Narrator: Raivo E. Tamm
Distributor: Proflm
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Proflm,P.O. Box 3181, 10505 Tallinn, Estonia
Phone/Fax: +372 505 6691
E-mail: agoruus@hot.ee
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Eau de Bretagne
Country: The Netherlands
Language: English
Length: 20
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: The flm shows the unexpected bauty of the cold Atlantic waters of
Bretagne, featuring some unexpectetd encounters. A dedicated musical soundtrack
suports the images strongly.
Production Organization(s): Submarines foundation
Producer: Edward Snijders
Director: Edward Snijders
Photographer: Edward Snijders
Picture Editor: Edward Snijders
Script Writer: Edward Snijders
Sound: Roy Bemelmans
Narrator: Kirsteen Easdale
Composer: Roy Bemelmans
Scientic Adviser: Felice de Zwart
Original Format: HDV
Distributor: Submarines foundation
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Submarines foundation, Grijzegrubben 83, 6361GL Nuth, The Netherlands
Phone/Fax: +31 6 4910 9030
E-mail: esnyders@home.nl
Web: www.submarines.nl
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One
Country: The Netherlands
Language: English
Length: 4
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: The Harry Nilsson song One is flled in with the approprite images.
Production Organization(s): Submarines foundation
Producer: Edward Snijders
Director: Edward Snijders
Photographer: Edward Snijders
Picture Editor: Edward Snijders
Script Writer: Edward Snijders
Composer: Harry Nilsson
Original Format: HDV
Distributor: Submarines foundation
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Submarines foundation, Grijzegrubben 83, 6361GL Nuth, The Netherlands
Phone/Fax: +31 6 4910 9030
E-mail: esnyders@home.nl
Web: www.submarines.nl
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Under the Northern Sky
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish (English subtitles)
Length: 11
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Under the Northern sky is a musical video flm about Finlands original
nature. The flm is divided into three parts according to the main elements of fnnish
environment. The waters, swamps and forests with their animals and plants are
presented in the circle of seasons.
Producer: Arttu Kotisara
Director: Arttu Kotisara
Photographer: Arttu Kotisara
Picture Editor: Arttu Kotisara
Script Writer: Arttu Kotisara
Sound: Harri Pekkarinen
Composer: Riitta Kotisara
Original Format: Mini-dv
Distributor: Videosara
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS),
LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Videosara, Salmenkuja 53, 44610 Krn, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 400 229739
E-mail: arttu@videosara.f
Web: www.videosara.f
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The Deer Family
in the Trafc
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish (English subtitles)
Length: 11
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: The deer family in the traffc is a flm which gives information how the
deer family acts in the traffc and guides how to prevent the cillision with an elk.
Producer: Arttu Kotisara
Director: Arttu Kotisara
Photographer: Arttu Kotisara
Picture Editor: Arttu Kotisara
Script Writer: Hirvielintietoa Liikenteeseen-
Hankkeen Ohjausrhym
Sound: Martti Takalo, Artu Kotisara
Narrator: Martti Takalo
Composer: Martti Takalo
Original Format: HDV Mini-dv
Distributor: Metsstjin Keskus Jrjest, Videosara
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Videosara, Salmenkuja 53, 44610 Krn, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 400 229739
E-mail: arttu@videosara.f
Web: videosara.f
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Best Before
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish
Length: 26
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Top Finnish scientists are today focusing on issues related to biodiversity,
climate change, nature in cities and energy solutions, from the perspectives of their
own disciplines. The personal views and thoughts of leading scientists on these
issues are revealed in a series of interviews conducted by upper secondary school
students. The flm also examines related issues from the angle of an ordinary
upper secondary school student, who starts her day by putting on her make-up.
During the day she is faced with many choices related to her desires, her food,
her interests and how she travels from place to place. Are these choices merely
small private matters, or bigger choices with wider implications for society?
Production Organization(s): The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters,
The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE),
University of Helsinki
Producer: The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Director: Kirsi Norros, Katri Haatainen
Photographer: Ari Aalto, Tuula Alanko, Reija Jokipii, Kirsi Norros,
Katri Haatainen
Picture Editor: Pekka Pulkkila
Script Writer: Kirsi Norros, Katri Haatainen
Sound: Pentti Leppaho, Sakari Heikka
Effects Editor: Pekka Pulkkila
Composer: Laszlo Bencker
Scientic Adviser: Marja Sorsa
Original Format: DVD
Distributor: The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, Mechelininkatu 34a, P.O.Box 140,
00251 Helsinki, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 40 740 1693 +358 9 5490 2190
E-mail: kirsi.norros@ymparisto.f
Web: www.environment.f/syke
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Sergei the Healer
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish (English subtitles)
Length: 103
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Sergei the Healer is a touching and warm depiction of the life in a small
Russian Karelian village, where young Sergei grows up in the middle of the most
fabulous primeval forests in North Europe. He learns the skills needed for survival
from his father Santeri and from the villages grand old man: boat builder, Sulo.
The documentary follows Sergei as he grows up and the struggle of Venehjrvis
existence over a fve year period. Sergei will learn how to build a suitable rowing
boat, how to hunt a capercaillie and how to carry on the other ancient traditions
of the village.
Production Organization(s): Taiga Films, in co-operation with
YLE Co-productions, NDR
Producer: Petteri Saario
Director: Juha Taskinen, Petteri Saario
Photographer: Juha Taskinen, Petteri Saario
Picture Editor: Juha Taskinen, Petteri Saario
Script Writer: Juha Taskinen, Petteri Saario
Sound: Juha Taskinen, Petteri Saario, Joonatan Hietanen
Composer: Perttu Hietanen
Scientic Adviser: Marja Sorsa
Original Format: Super 16mm
Distributor: Taiga Films Ltd
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS), SCIENCE FILMS
Taiga Films Ltd, Vanha Hmeenlinnantie 11, 06100 Porvoo, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 40 733 9300 +358 195232910
E-mail: tiina.saario@wildfn.com
Web: www.wildfn.com
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Finest Rivers of FinIand -
Porvoonjoki
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish
Length: 30
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: This series of six documentaries depict Finlands most beautiful rivers
with the rich nature and culture that line their banks. Documentarian Petteri Saario
set out with his 11-year-old son to flm the gems of the fnnish rivers. The river
currents carry them from the magnifcent fells of Lapland to the rugged wilderness
country between Finland and Russia, from crystal clear source streams on to bird
paradise river deltas. They paddle along the Teno River, one of the worlds most
valuable salmon rivers, and they ride the rapids of the Baltic Seas only large free
fowing river the Tornio River..They encounter bears and lynxes, wolverines and
wolves. Finally they end their long and rewarding journey in the Artic Ocean.
Production Organization(s): DocArt, YLE TV2
Producer: Petteri Saario
Director: Petteri Saario
Photographer: Petteri Saario, Jan Henriksson
Picture Editor: Petteri Saario, Raimo Raitahila
Script Writer: Petteri Saario
Sound: Raimo Raitahila, Petteri Saario,
Joonatan Hietanen
Narrator: Petteri Saario
Composer: Perttu Hietanen
Original Format: Super 16mm, Digital betacam
Distributor: DocArt
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
DocArt, Vanha Hmeenlinnantie 11, 06100 Porvoo, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 40 733 9300 +358 195232910
E-mail: tiina.saario@wildfn.com
Web: www.wildfn.com/jokiemmehelmet
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Ref:157
Finest Rivers of FinIand -
OuIankajoki ja Kitkajoki
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish
Length: 30
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: This series of six documentaries depict Finlands most beautiful rivers
with the rich nature and culture that line their banks. Documentarian Petteri Saario
set out with his 11-year-old son to flm the gems of the fnnish rivers. The river
currents carry them from the magnifcent fells of Lapland to the rugged wilderness
country between Finland and Russia, from crystal clear source streams on to bird
paradise river deltas. They paddle along the Teno River, one of the worlds most
valuable salmon rivers, and they ride the rapids of the Baltic Seas only large free
fowing river the Tornio River..They encounter bears and lynxes, wolverines and
wolves. Finally they end their long and rewarding journey in the Artic Ocean.
Production Organization(s): DocArt, YLE TV2
Producer: Petteri Saario
Director: Petteri Saario
Photographer: Petteri Saario, Jan Henriksson
Picture Editor: Petteri Saario, Raimo Raitahila
Script Writer: Petteri Saario
Sound: Raimo Raitahila, Petteri Saario,
Joonatan Hietanen
Narrator: Petteri Saario
Composer: Perttu Hietanen
Original Format: Super 16mm, Digital betacam
Distributor: DocArt
Award category: (INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
DocArt, Vanha Hmeenlinnantie 11, 06100 Porvoo, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 40 733 9300 +358 195232910
E-mail: tiina.saario@wildfn.com
Web: www.wildfn.com/jokiemmehelmet
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Finest Rivers of FinIand -
Kymijoki
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish
Length: 30
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: This series of six documentaries depict Finlands most beautiful rivers
with the rich nature and culture that line their banks. Documentarian Petteri Saario
set out with his 11-year-old son to flm the gems of the fnnish rivers. The river
currents carry them from the magnifcent fells of Lapland to the rugged wilderness
country between Finland and Russia, from crystal clear source streams on to bird
paradise river deltas. They paddle along the Teno River, one of the worlds most
valuable salmon rivers, and they ride the rapids of the Baltic Seas only large free
fowing river the Tornio River..They encounter bears and lynxes, wolverines and
wolves. Finally they end their long and rewarding journey in the Artic Ocean.
Production Organization(s): DocArt, YLE TV2
Producer: Petteri Saario
Director: Petteri Saario
Photographer: Petteri Saario, Jan Henriksson
Picture Editor: Petteri Saario, Raimo Raitahila
Script Writer: Petteri Saario
Sound: Raimo Raitahila, Petteri Saario,
Joonatan Hietanen
Narrator: Petteri Saario
Composer: Perttu Hietanen
Original Format: Super 16mm, Digital betacam
Distributor: DocArt
Award category: (INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
DocArt, Vanha Hmeenlinnantie 11, 06100 Porvoo, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 40 733 9300 +358 195232910
E-mail: tiina.saario@wildfn.com
Web: www.wildfn.com/jokiemmehelmet
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Finest Rivers of FinIand -
Tornionjoki
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish
Length: 30
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: This series of six documentaries depict Finlands most beautiful rivers
with the rich nature and culture that line their banks. Documentarian Petteri Saario
set out with his 11-year-old son to flm the gems of the fnnish rivers. The river
currents carry them from the magnifcent fells of Lapland to the rugged wilderness
country between Finland and Russia, from crystal clear source streams on to bird
paradise river deltas. They paddle along the Teno River, one of the worlds most
valuable salmon rivers, and they ride the rapids of the Baltic Seas only large free
fowing river the Tornio River..They encounter bears and lynxes, wolverines and
wolves. Finally they end their long and rewarding journey in the Artic Ocean.
Production Organization(s): DocArt, YLE TV2
Producer: Petteri Saario
Director: Petteri Saario
Photographer: Petteri Saario, Jan Henriksson
Picture Editor: Petteri Saario, Raimo Raitahila
Script Writer: Petteri Saario
Sound: Raimo Raitahila, Petteri Saario,
Joonatan Hietanen
Narrator: Petteri Saario
Composer: Perttu Hietanen
Original Format: Super 16mm, Digital betacam
Distributor: DocArt
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
DocArt, Vanha Hmeenlinnantie 11, 06100 Porvoo, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 40 733 9300 +358 195232910
E-mail: tiina.saario@wildfn.com
Web: www.wildfn.com/jokiemmehelmet
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Finest Rivers of FinIand -
Kyrnjoki
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish
Length: 30
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: This series of six documentaries depict Finlands most beautiful rivers
with the rich nature and culture that line their banks. Documentarian Petteri Saario
set out with his 11-year-old son to flm the gems of the fnnish rivers. The river
currents carry them from the magnifcent fells of Lapland to the rugged wilderness
country between Finland and Russia, from crystal clear source streams on to bird
paradise river deltas. They paddle along the Teno River, one of the worlds most
valuable salmon rivers, and they ride the rapids of the Baltic Seas only large free
fowing river the Tornio River..They encounter bears and lynxes, wolverines and
wolves. Finally they end their long and rewarding journey in the Artic Ocean.
Production Organization(s): DocArt, YLE TV2
Producer: Petteri Saario
Director: Petteri Saario
Photographer: Petteri Saario, Jan Henriksson
Picture Editor: Petteri Saario, Raimo Raitahila
Script Writer: Petteri Saario
Sound: Raimo Raitahila, Petteri Saario,
Joonatan Hietanen
Narrator: Petteri Saario
Composer: Perttu Hietanen
Original Format: Super 16mm, Digital betacam
Distributor: DocArt
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
DocArt, Vanha Hmeenlinnantie 11, 06100 Porvoo, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 40 733 9300 +358 195232910
E-mail: tiina.saario@wildfn.com
Web: www.wildfn.com/jokiemmehelmet
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Finest Rivers of FinIand -
Tenojoki ja Kevojoki
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish
Length: 30
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: This series of six documentaries depict Finlands most beautiful rivers
with the rich nature and culture that line their banks. Documentarian Petteri Saario
set out with his 11-year-old son to flm the gems of the fnnish rivers. The river
currents carry them from the magnifcent fells of Lapland to the rugged wilderness
country between Finland and Russia, from crystal clear source streams on to bird
paradise river deltas. They paddle along the Teno River, one of the worlds most
valuable salmon rivers, and they ride the rapids of the Baltic Seas only large free
fowing river the Tornio River..They encounter bears and lynxes, wolverines and
wolves. Finally they end their long and rewarding journey in the Artic Ocean.
Production Organization(s): DocArt, YLE TV2
Producer: Petteri Saario
Director: Petteri Saario
Photographer: Petteri Saario, Jan Henriksson
Picture Editor: Petteri Saario, Raimo Raitahila
Script Writer: Petteri Saario
Sound: Raimo Raitahila, Petteri Saario,
Joonatan Hietanen
Narrator: Petteri Saario
Composer: Perttu Hietanen
Original Format: Super 16mm, Digital betacam
Distributor: DocArt
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
DocArt, Vanha Hmeenlinnantie 11, 06100 Porvoo, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 40 733 9300 +358 195232910
E-mail: tiina.saario@wildfn.com
Web: www.wildfn.com/jokiemmehelmet
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Life between
the Elbe Dikes
Country: Germany
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: The river Elbe in Germany. One of the most original European
landscapes did once spread wide as the Elbe foodplains. But, what we know
today as the nature of this region has little in common with its original form. Dense
foodplain forests and old gnarled oak trees are disappeared. Broad marsh areas
developed, dikes dominate the scenery. But now the people at the Elbe revise their
treatment of the river: Aurochs, Przewalski horses and other, once disapperad wild
animals return to the riverbanks. Can the original river wilderness be revived?
Production Organization(s): Hoferichter & Jacobs GmbH
Producer: Olaf Jacobs
Director: Anne Mesecke
Photographer: Heribert Schller, Guido Kilbert
Picture Editor: Klaus Eichler
Script Writer: Anne Mesecke
Sound: Sven Piesker
Narrator: David Nathan
Composer: Andreas Kuse
Scientic Adviser: Heribert Schller
Distributor: Telepool GmbH
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Hoferichter & Jacobs GmbH,Scheffelstr. 31a, 04277 Leipzig, Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 341 2413 850 +49 341 2413 851
E-mail: r.roesener@hoferichterjacobs.de
Web: www.hoferichterjacobs.de
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Life at the Sava
Floodplains
Country: Germany
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: The Sava riverbanks are among the least modernised in europe.
Nowhere else could such a large and cohesive area of riverside woodland be
preserved. For centuries the Slavonian farmers graze their cattle here and thereby
created a unique landscape. Some shepherds live this old tradition up till today
and drive hundreds of droll Turopolje pigs or wild horses over the foodplains. With
modernization though, this original form of farming is in danger of extinction. Will
the peasants favor modern stock farming over their old pact with the river Sava?
Production Organization(s): Hoferichter & Jacobs GmbH
Producer: Olaf Jacobs
Director: Anne Mesecke
Photographer: Heribert Schller, Guido Kilbert
Picture Editor: Klaus Eichler
Script Writer: Anne Mesecke
Sound: Sven Piesker
Narrator: David Nathan
Composer: Andreas Kuse
Scientic Adviser: Heribert Schller
Distributor: Telepool GmbH
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Hoferichter & Jacobs GmbH,Scheffelstr. 31a, 04277 Leipzig, Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 341 2413 850 +49 341 2413 851
E-mail: r.roesener@hoferichterjacobs.de
Web: www.hoferichterjacobs.de
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Sand, Wind, Water
Country: The Netherlands
Language: English
Length: 27
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Before 1874, the dune areas of The Hague in the Netherlands,
contained many rare plant species. When the dune water was used as drinking
water, the valleys dried out. Around 1950, water from the rivers was infltrated
with too many fertilizing compounds, causing rare plant species to dissappear.
To restore the former wet dune slacks , the natural processes had to be retraced
and set into motion again. Only after that could the natural play of sand, wind and
water be regained. Now slowly rare plants and animals return.
Production Organization(s): Filmproductie van den Ende c.v.
Producer: Jan C. van den Ende
Director: Monique M. van den Broek
Photographer: Jan C. van den Ende
Picture Editor: Jan C. van den Ende, Monique M. van den Broek
Script Writer: Jan C. van den Ende, Monique M. van den Broek
Sound: BKS studio
Narrator: Tony Maples
Composer: Library Music
Scientic Adviser: Prof. Eddy van der Meijden
Distributor: Filmproductie van den Ende c.v.
Submitted by: Monique van den Broek
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Filmproductie van den Ende c.v.,Bezuidenhoutseweg 265 A, 2594 AN DEN HAAG,
The Netherlands
Phone/Fax: +31 (0)70 385 86 76
E-mail: natuur@natuurflm.com
Website: www.natuurflm.com
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The Wild sheep,
the Fox and Love
Country: Norway
Language: English
Length: 28
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Hilde quit her well-paid job, sold everything she had and moved with her
daughter and new boyfriend to the ebautiful island of Grneng on the west coast
of Norway. Here, they started running a farm and tending wild sheep. But seven
months later her boyfriend died, and Hilde sat heartbroken on an isolated island
with her daughter, 300 wild sheep, two cats, a dog, two horses and a cunning fox
that killed many of the new-born lambs.
Production Organization(s): Embla Film AS
Producer: Anne Magnussen
Director: Anne Magnussen
Photographer: Gvidas Kovera, Anne Magnussen
Picture Editor: Skule Eriksen
Script Writer: Jan C. van den Ende, Monique M. van den Broek
Sound: Pl Terje Nygrd, Kristian Stangebye
Composer: Anne-Regina Kayser
Original Format: Digibeta
Distributor: Embla Film AS
Submitted by: The Norwegian Film Institute
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
Embla Film AS, Bergenhus 13, 5003 Bergen, Norway
Phone/Fax: +47 9901 2370
Website: www.emblaflm.no
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Breaking the Ice-
Arctic Style
Country: Norway
Language: English
Length: 53
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: This flm portrays the researcher and scientist Fridtjof Nansen. n
the course of his expeditions, he carried out extensive gathering and measuring
of meteorological and geophysical data in the Arctic Ocean. Nansens ground-
breaking ideas are still valid today, and the measurements he carried out over 100
years ago still constitute the foundation for most of todays climate research.
Production Organization(s): Video Respecto
Producer: Kurt Salo
Director: Kurt Salo
Picture Editor: Frank Ludvigsen
Composer: Nils P. Johansen
Original Format: Digibeta
Distributor: Embla Film AS
Submitted by: The Norwegian Film Institute
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
Video Respecto, Hornsundveien 21 , 9013 Troms, Norway
E-mail: vires-as@online.no
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A Bat Mystery
Country: Norway
Language: English
Length: 24
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: This flm portrays the researcher and scientist Fridtjof Nansen. n
the course of his expeditions, he carried out extensive gathering and measuring
of meteorological and geophysical data in the Arctic Ocean. Nansens ground-
breaking ideas are still valid today, and the measurements he carried out over 100
years ago still constitute the foundation for most of todays climate research.
Production Organization(s): Pilskog Film
Producer: Are Pilskog
Director: Are Pilskog
Photographer: Are Pilskog
Picture Editor: Are Pilskog
Script Writer: Are Pilskog
Sound: Are Pilskog
Composer: Tonje Unstad, Petter Carlsen
Original Format: DVcam
Submitted by: The Norwegian Film Institute
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
Pilskog Film, 6063Hjrungavg, Norway
Phone/Fax: +47 97766471
E-mail: are@pilskogflm.com
Website: www.pilskogfm.com
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The Convenient Truth?
Country: India
Language: English
Length: 9
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Todays environmental problems have reached to its peak. Many people,
scientists and environmentalists are struggling hard to fnd out green solutions..
But unfortunately all this effort is From the point of view of Human...if we look at
it from the point of view of Nature the answers Could be different.... We take every
thing for granted and assume that all this natural wealth belongs to us! Indian
philosophy gives some directions and ways to overcome this mind set.
The flm tries to trigger thought process.
Production Organization(s): Nirmiti Video Film
Producer: Jagdish Kulkarni
Director: Jagdish Kulkarni
Photographer: Sandip Avdhani
Picture Editor: Sheshgiri
Script Writer: Prafulla Chikerur
Sound: Ilias Missyris
Narrator: Nik Van Eckmann
Scientic Adviser: Ilias Missyris
Original Format: Betacam
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Individual (Nirmiti Video Films),7, Vishvanath park C, Ayodhya colony, Nashik
422013, INDIA
Phone/Fax: +91 9890961576 +91-253-2583158
E-mail: jagdishrasika@hotmail.com
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Eco Foot print:
Think of Creative footprints
Country: India
Language: English
Length: 2
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: This is quickie. Today mankind is consuming more that the Earth can
Earn. Our rate of consumption has exceeded the rate of reproduction of resources.
We should be serious about our ECO FOOTPRINTS. If great care is not taken at
this stage, our sustainability is in danger!
Instead of leaving ecological footprints we can think of creative footprints...
Production Organization(s): Nirmiti Video Film
Producer: Jagdish Kulkarni
Director: Jagdish Kulkarni
Photographer: Sandip Avdhani
Picture Editor: Sheshgiri
Script Writer: Prafulla Chikerur
Sound: Sheshgiri
Narrator: Reena Thakar
Scientic Adviser: Dr. Pradeep Wagh
Original Format: Betacam
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Individual (Nirmiti Video Films),7, Vishvanath park C, Ayodhya colony, Nashik
422013, INDIA
Phone/Fax: +91 9890961576 +91-253-2583158
E-mail: jagdishrasika@hotmail.com
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Eco Foot print?
Go for Eco Relief
Country: India
Language: English
Length: 2
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: This is quickie. Today mankind is consuming more that the Earth can
Earn. Our rate of consumption has exceeded the rate of reproduction of resources.
We should be serious about our ECO FOOTPRINTS. If great care is not taken at
this stage, our sustainability is in danger!
Instead of leaving ecological footprints we can think of less consumerism and
green businesses. We can also fnd out ways to fulfll the consumed resources.
Production Organization(s): Nirmiti Video Film
Producer: Jagdish Kulkarni
Director: Jagdish Kulkarni
Photographer: Sandip Avdhani
Picture Editor: Sheshgiri
Script Writer: Prafulla Chikerur
Sound: Sheshgiri
Narrator: Reena Thakar
Scientic Adviser: Dr. Pradeep Wagh
Original Format: Betacam
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Individual (Nirmiti Video Films),7, Vishvanath park C, Ayodhya colony, Nashik
422013, INDIA
Phone/Fax: +91 9890961576 +91-253-2583158
E-mail: jagdishrasika@hotmail.com
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Economics of Ecology
Country: India
Language: English
Length: 2
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: This is quickie. Today mankind is consuming more that the Earth can
Earn. Our rate of consumption has exceeded the rate of reproduction of resources.
We should be serious about our ECO FOOTPRINTS. If great care is not taken at
this stage, our sustainability is in danger!
Production Organization(s): Nirmiti Video Film
Producer: Jagdish Kulkarni
Director: Jagdish Kulkarni
Photographer: Sandip Avdhani
Picture Editor: Sheshgiri
Script Writer: Prafulla Chikerur
Sound: Sheshgiri
Narrator: Reena Thakar
Scientic Adviser: Dr. Pradeep Wagh
Original Format: Betacam
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Individual (Nirmiti Video Films),7, Vishvanath park C, Ayodhya colony, Nashik
422013, INDIA
Phone/Fax: +91 9890961576 +91-253-2583158
E-mail: jagdishrasika@hotmail.com
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Space TV News
Country: India
Language: English
Length: 2
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: This is quickie. Somewhere in the space ...on some other planet....
There is TV and news are going on...the news are translated in English....There
is a commercial from residents of Earth....The commercial says that the people
on earth need a new planet.. Just like Earth!
Production Organization(s): Nirmiti Video Film
Producer: Jagdish Kulkarni
Director: Jagdish Kulkarni
Photographer: Sandip Avdhani
Picture Editor: Sheshgiri
Script Writer: Prafulla Chikerur
Sound: Sheshgiri
Narrator: Reena Thakar
Scientic Adviser: Dr. Pradeep Wagh
Original Format: Betacam
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Individual (Nirmiti Video Films),7, Vishvanath park C, Ayodhya colony, Nashik
422013, INDIA
Phone/Fax: +91 9890961576 +91-253-2583158
E-mail: jagdishrasika@hotmail.com
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Who is Wild
Country: India
Language: English
Length: 2
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Animals in the jungle are often termed as wild animals. If you see the
defnition of Wild it
Says 'Universally dangerous to Humans'....This is just because this defnition
is written by humans...What would happen if animals write this defnition. While
calling them wild...what are we doing with Earth-Nature and Environment. This is
more Wild...!
Production Organization(s): Nirmiti Video Film
Producer: Jagdish Kulkarni
Director: Jagdish Kulkarni
Photographer: Sandip Avdhani
Picture Editor: Sheshgiri
Script Writer: Prafulla Chikerur
Sound: Sheshgiri
Narrator: Reena Thakar
Scientic Adviser: Dr. Pradeep Wagh
Original Format: Betacam
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Individual (Nirmiti Video Films),7, Vishvanath park C, Ayodhya colony, Nashik
422013, INDIA
Phone/Fax: +91 9890961576 +91-253-2583158
E-mail: jagdishrasika@hotmail.com
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In the Name of Roses
Country: France
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Over the course of a lifetime, a single human being can produce over
6 tonnes of excrement. But despite its importance, it emains a subject of great
taboo. So for those with a delicate disposition, whenever we refer to our number
twos or faeces, stool, turds, shit, crap, dropings and poo-poos well be using a
more fragarnt code name: the rose. We will be facing our greatest taboo head
on as we examine our roses in more detail than ever before. Picking apart their
petals one by one.
Production Organization(s): Mona Lisa Production
Producer: Thierry Berrod
Director: Thierry Berrod
Photographer: Quincy Russell, Jean-Pierre Rivalain
Picture Editor: Thierry Berrod
Script Writer: Thierry Berrod
Sound: Thierry Berrod
Narrator: Alexander Laube
Effects Editor: Damien Steck, Pierre-Loic Precausta
Composer: Gilbert Grilli
Scientic Adviser: Cyrille Harpet, Emmanuel Adler
Original Format: Digi Beta
Distributor: Mona Lisa Production
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
Mona Lisa Production, 3 & 4 Place Chazette, 69001 Lyon, France
Phone/Fax: +33 4 78 39 04 04 + 33 4 78 29 09 47
E-mail: pcressent@monalisa-prod.com
Website: www.monalisa-prod.com
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Spider Game
Country: France
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Habitually associated with the colour black, with death, the spider
fgures among the list of the animal world's most hated creatures. The spider
inspires repulsion, to the point of phobia in certain individuals. Its dark velvety
appearance, its rapidity and the unpredictable nature of its movements are often
cited as reasons for this repulsion. This judgement is hasty, irrational and unjust,
since out of the 35.000 recorded species, only a hundred or so can actually cause
reaction in humans and only a dozen are really dangerous. Yet our view of the
spider is always tainted with disgust or fear.
Mona Lisa Production, 3 & 4 Place Chazette, 69001 Lyon, France
Phone/Fax: +33 4 78 39 04 04 + 33 4 78 29 09 47
E-mail: pcressent@monalisa-prod.com
Website: www.monalisa-prod.com
Production Organization(s): Mona Lisa Production
Producer: Thierry Berrod
Director: Thierry Berrod
Photographer: Quincy Russell, Jean-Pierre Rivalain,
Gerard Sergent
Picture Editor: Thierry Berrod
Script Writer: Thierry Berrod
Sound: Thierry Berrod
Narrator: Mike Andrews
Effects Editor: Damien Steck, Pierre-Loic Precausta,
Stephane Lefort
Composer: Gilbert Grilli
Original Format: Digi Beta
Distributor: Mona Lisa Production
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
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Sentinel Animals
Warning! Soil Pollution
Country: France
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Certain animal species have astonishing physiological reactions when
faced with pollution or the signs of an impending natural disaster. Their instincts
or physilogies, their proximity to natur, make them the best allies of humans for
reducing the natural and industrial risks that threaten Earth.
Production Organization(s): Mona Lisa Production
Producer: Thierry Berrod
Director: Kamel Kezadri
Photographer: Vincent Fooy
Picture Editor: Anne-Sophie de Brauer, Pierre-Loic Precausta
Script Writer: Kamel Kezadri ,Thierry Berrod, Cyrille Harpet
Sound: Kamel Kezadri
Narrator: Alexander Laube
Effects Editor: Damien Steck, Pierre-Loic Precausta
Composer: Gilbert Grilli
Original Format: Digi Beta
Distributor: Mona Lisa Production
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
Mona Lisa Production, 3 & 4 Place Chazette, 69001 Lyon, France
Phone/Fax: +33 4 78 39 04 04 + 33 4 78 29 09 47
E-mail: pcressent@monalisa-prod.com
Website: www.monalisa-prod.com
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Sentinel Animals
Warning! Water Pollution
Country: France
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Certain animal species have astonishing physiological reactions when
faced with pollution or the signs of an impending natural disaster. Their instincts
or physilogies, their proximity to natur, make them the best allies of humans for
reducing the natural and industrial risks that threaten Earth.
Production Organization(s): Mona Lisa Production
Producer: Thierry Berrod
Director: Vincent Amouroux
Photographer: Jean-Pierre Rivalain
Picture Editor: Vincent Amouroux
Script Writer: Vincent Amouroux,Thierry Berrod, Cyrille Harpet
Sound: Vincent Amouroux
Narrator: Alexander Laube
Composer: Gilbert Grilli
Scientic Adviser: Cyrille Harpet
Original Format: Digi Beta
Distributor: Mona Lisa Production
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
Mona Lisa Production, 3 & 4 Place Chazette, 69001 Lyon, France
Phone/Fax: +33 4 78 39 04 04 + 33 4 78 29 09 47
E-mail: pcressent@monalisa-prod.com
Website: www.monalisa-prod.com
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Vanuatu, The Pig Islands
Country: France
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: n the middle of the Pacifc Ocean, on the islands of Vanuatu, humans
have a fascintion for a particular animal. Sacred stones honour its memory, drums
announce its presence, dances and chants celebrate its glory, it embodies wealth,
it is at the center of their traditions. For centuries, the people of Vanuatu have
venerated it the pig.
Production Organization(s): Mona Lisa Production
Producer: Thierry Berrod
Director: Jean-Pierre Rivalain
Photographer: Jean-Pierre Rivalain
Picture Editor: Jean-Pierre Rivalain
Script Writer: Jean-Pierre Rivalain,Thierry Berrod
Sound: Kate Stoney
Narrator: Alexander Laubee
Effects Editor: Damien Steck
Composer: Gilbert Grilli
Scientic Adviser: Kirk Huffman
Original Format: Digi Beta
Distributor: Mona Lisa Production
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Mona Lisa Production, 3 & 4 Place Chazette, 69001 Lyon, France
Phone/Fax: +33 4 78 39 04 04 + 33 4 78 29 09 47
E-mail: pcressent@monalisa-prod.com
Website: www.monalisa-prod.com
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In the Beginning
was the Mud
Country: France
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Mud has a quality unique on Earth: in mud are concentrated all the
building blocks necessary for the construction of life; in mud, the link between
the infnitely large and the infnitely small is made possible. Daniel Guiral, aquatic
ecology specialist, takes us to the Kaw River estuary, near the border between
Brazil and French Guyana, and in the immediate vicinity of an immense mud bank.
This region is like an open laboratory enabling us to observe the behaviour of the
muds strange and fragile inhabitants.
Production Organization(s): Mona Lisa Production
Producer: Thierry Berrod
Director: Luc Riolon
Photographer: Luc Riolon, Gerard Sergent, Jean-Marie Cornuel
Picture Editor: Francois-Philippe Gallois
Script Writer: Luc Riolon
Sound: Luc Riolon
Narrator: Alexander Laube
Effects Editor: Damien Steck
Composer: Felix Sabal-Lecco
Scientic Adviser: Daniel Guiral
Original Format: Digi Beta
Distributor: Mona Lisa Production
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
Mona Lisa Production, 3 & 4 Place Chazette, 69001 Lyon, France
Phone/Fax: +33 4 78 39 04 04 + 33 4 78 29 09 47
E-mail: pcressent@monalisa-prod.com
Website: www.monalisa-prod.com
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Living and Dying
in the Swamp
Country: France
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: There was once a swamp, that no human had ever penetrated. And for
good reason: it was totally inaccessible, located in the heart of an immense wetland
on the border between Brazil and Guyana. A small paradise of sorts, where life
appeared to run its course in perfect harmony. A variety of inhabitants, astonishing
and rare, had chosen to live there: birds, reptiles and plants found nowhere else
on Earth. A type of sanctuary for rare species and certainly, the last sanctuary of
the black caiman. This swamp was soon to reveal its most intimate secrets.
Production Organization(s): Mona Lisa Production
Producer: Thierry Berrod
Director: Luc Riolonse
Photographer: Luc Riolon, Gerard Sergent, Jean-Marie Cornuel
Picture Editor: Francois-Philippe Gallois
Script Writer: Luc Riolon
Sound: Luc Riolon
Narrator: Alexander Laube
Composer: Felix Sabal-Lecco
Scientic Adviser: Daniel Guiral
Original Format: Digi Beta
Distributor: Mona Lisa Production
Award category: SCIENCE FILMS
Mona Lisa Production, 3 & 4 Place Chazette, 69001 Lyon, France
Phone/Fax: +33 4 78 39 04 04 + 33 4 78 29 09 47
E-mail: pcressent@monalisa-prod.com
Website: www.monalisa-prod.com
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Last Yoik in Saami Forests?
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish (English subtitles)
Length: 58
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Made for the United Nations, this documentary chronicles the logging
damage that has taken place in the forests of Finnish Lapland over the past 50
years. Home to the indigenous Saami peoples, these Northern old growth forests
are essential to Saami reindeer herding, a traditional way of life that the Saami
hope to continue into future generations. Population growth in Finland has created
economic pressure - prompting migration to the Saami lands in the North. The
resulting forest cutting severely depletes the lichen necessary for free reindeer
grazing, and logging infrastructure disrupts the entire forest ecosystem.
Production Organization(s): Cultural Cooperative Signs of Life, Saami Council
Producer: Hannu Hyvnen
Director: Hannu Hyvnen
Photographer: Maarten van Royveay, Rikhard Saukko,
Hannu Hyvnen, Ossi Kakko
Picture Editor: Ossi Kakko, Hannu Hyvnen, Rikhard Saukko
Script Writer: Hannu Hyvnen, Pauliina Feodoroff
Sound: Ossi Kakko
Narrator: Rita Thomassen
Composer: Nils-Aslak Valkeap, Wimme Saari,
Ulla Pirttijrvi, Niilas Somby
Original Format: DV
Distributor: Documentary Educational Resource
www.der.org
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS,
BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS),
LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Cultural Cooperative Signs of Life, Kihmulankatu 41 74130 Iisalmi, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 408317733
E-mail: hannu@elonmerkki.net
Website: http://elonmerkki.net/en
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Europes Last
Spotted Eagles
Country: Finland
Language: English
Length: 29
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Made for the United Nations, this documentary chronicles the logging
damage that has taken place in the forests of Finnish Lapland over the past 50
years. Home to the indigenous Saami peoples, these Northern old growth forests
are essential to Saami reindeer herding, a traditional way of life that the Saami
hope to continue into future generations. Population growth in Finland has created
economic pressure - prompting migration to the Saami lands in the North. The
resulting forest cutting severely depletes the lichen necessary for free reindeer
grazing, and logging infrastructure disrupts the entire forest ecosystem.
Production Organization(s): Yle FST5 & TV-Production Petri Merta ky
Producer: Gran Plam (Yle),
Petri Merta (TV-Production Petri Merta ky)
Director: Petri Merta
Photographer: Petri Merta
Picture Editor: Petri Merta
Script Writer: Petri Merta
Sound: Petri Merta
Narrator: Mike Davies
Composer: Olli Perttula
Original Format: Digi Beta
Distributor: TV-Production Petri Merta ky
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
TV-Production Petri Merta ky, Villilnniemi 8 D 14, 33300 Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 400 625381 +358 32125066
E-mail: petri.merta@kolumbus.f
Website: www.mertavisio.com
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KAZA A Megapark
for Elephants
Country: Germany
Language: English
Length: 58
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Over the past century borders and fences have blocked the annual
migration of elephants and large ungulates all over Africa. Now, to ebsure that they
can once more migrate along their ancient routes, fve countries in southern Africa
are establishing a gigantic conservation zone: The Kavango/Zambezi Transfrontier
Conservation Area, or KAZA. By means of green corridors national game reserves
are linked into one megapark, where elephants move freely and people have a
chance at a beter life, and a future without war or poverty. KAZA is a hope and a
good news from Africa for the world.
Production Organization(s): Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR)
Producer: Monika Seiffert
Director: Cornelia Volk
Photographer: Jrgen Jozefowicz
Picture Editor: Dietmar Kfert
Script Writer: Cornelia Volk
Narrator: Volker Lechtenbrink, Thomas Dehler
Original Format: Digi Beta
Distributor: Telepool GmbH Leipzig
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), Kantstr. 71-73, 04275 Leipzig, Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 341 3004339 +49 341 3004365
E-mail: Monika.Seiffert@mdr.de
Website: www.mdr.de/tiere
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The Weather Prophets
Country: Germany/Switzerland
Language: German (English subtitles)
Length: 62
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: The Muotathal is based near the Gotthard/Suisse. Here the weather
changes very fast. The farmers have to react immediately to these changes.
Therefore they have learned to forecast the weathersituation. They are the
weatherprophets. Depending on their long experience with nature, they have
learned to forecast weather depending on little changes in nature.
Production Organization(s): CFF
Producer: Christoph Felder
Director: Christoph Felder
Photographer: Christoph Felder
Sound: Andreas Lambert
Award category: DETRUCKED FROM CATEGORIES,
(ETHNOGRAPHICAL DOC)
CFF, Marienstr. 5, 51491 Overath, Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 220 4987716
E-mail: c.felder@web.de
Website: www.cff-online.de
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The Last Bus
Country: Germany, Austria
Language: German
Length: 12
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Three lonely travelers, a stranded woman from the sea, a tired man
from Asia and a last bus driver from Lisbon meet on the abyss of life. The care for
each other connects their journey into the night.
Production Organization(s): Abadon Production
Producer: Maria Hengge
Director: Maria Hengge
Photographer: Filip Hirschegger, Clemens Seiz
Picture Editor: Clemens Seiz
Script Writer: Maria Hengge
Sound: Luca Winkler
Narrator: Maria Hengge
Composer: Alexandre Soares
Original Format: 35mm
Distributor: Maria Hengge
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Maria Hengge, Chodowieckistr. 34, 10405 Berlin, Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 163 8294145
E-mail: mariahengge@yahoo.de
Website: www.thelastbus.de
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Roads of the Sea
Country: Finland/Sweden
Language: Swedish
Length: 27
Completion date: 2008
Production Organization(s): Quetzalcoatl Production
Producer: Heikki Timonen
Director: Boris Ersson
Photographer: Boris Ersson
Picture Editor: Boris Ersson
Script Writer: Boris Ersson
Sound: Boris Ersson
Narrator: Boris Ersson
Effects Editor: Boris Ersson
Original Format: DV
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Quetzalcoatl Production, Frejagatan 15 , 97437 Lule, Sweden
Phone/Fax: +46 920255258 +46 703587711
E-mail: boris.ersson@marebotnicum.com
Website: www.marebotnicum.com
Synopsis: Del 1:Msen vaknar och seglar ut i Europas norra skrgrd
Den 72 r gamla kostern Msen rustas p varvet i Lule. Miljn p varvet och
Msens egen historia skildras medan vi arbetar med att snickra, skrapa och mla.
Efter sjsttningen p vren seglar vi ut i Lule och Pite skrgrdar som tillhr
Europas fnaste, men som r nstan oknda sderut. Vi skildrar ngra starka
personligheter bland fskare, bnder, btbyggare p arna - och srskilt ngra
kvinnor som har levt sina liv ute i skrgrden. Den frsta delen avslutas med en
segling ner till Bjurklubb, en av Bottenvikens mest intressanta platser med historia
kring fske, sjfart, sljakt och smuggling sedan tidig medeltid.
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The last Hunters and
Fishermen of the North?
Country: Finland/Sweden
Language: Swedish
Length: 27
Completion date: 2008
Production Organization(s): Quetzalcoatl Production
Producer: Heikki Timonen
Director: Boris Ersson
Photographer: Boris Ersson
Picture Editor: Boris Ersson
Script Writer: Boris Ersson
Sound: Boris Ersson
Narrator: Boris Ersson
Effects Editor: Boris Ersson
Original Format: DV
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Quetzalcoatl Production, Frejagatan 15 , 97437 Lule, Sweden
Phone/Fax: +46 920255258 +46 703587711
E-mail: boris.ersson@marebotnicum.com
Website: www.marebotnicum.com
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Synopsis: Del 2: Kvarken - en bro av sten och vatten
Den andra delen brjar vid Vsterbottens kust med den skyddade hamnen Ratan
dr segelskeppen som byggdes i gamla tider mttes och registrerades. Flera
hundra segelskepp byggdes p varven i Bottenvikens norra delar under 17- och
1800-talen, och alla registrerades hr. Ratan stod ett blodigt slag 1809 d den
ryska krigsmakten anfll Sverige. Vi skildrar ett svensk och ett ryskt soldatde
utifrn gravstenar, efterlmnade klder, brev och andra freml.
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Coast of the Boatbuilders
Country: Finland/Sweden
Language: Swedish
Length: 27
Completion date: 2008
Production Organization(s): Quetzalcoatl Production
Producer: Heikki Timonen
Director: Boris Ersson
Photographer: Boris Ersson
Picture Editor: Boris Ersson
Script Writer: Boris Ersson
Sound: Boris Ersson
Narrator: Boris Ersson
Effects Editor: Boris Ersson
Original Format: DV
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Quetzalcoatl Production, Frejagatan 15 , 97437 Lule, Sweden
Phone/Fax: +46 920255258 +46 703587711
E-mail: boris.ersson@marebotnicum.com
Website: www.marebotnicum.com
Synopsis: Del 3: Jtten Finn tappade sin stora sck med sten i havet - och en
hel skrgrd blev till
Del tre handlar om den svensksprkiga skrgrden i sterbotten: Vi flmar livet
i Bjrkby och arna intill med jordbruk, fske, skola och det fna stt som man
har bevarat Bjrks gamla traditioner. Personliga portrtt av ldermannen Anton
Bjrkman, fskaren och mekanikern Walther Nissas som svetsade en vedspis till
Msen och sljgaren Evald Geust. Vi flmar det 200-riga btvarvet i Jakobstad
dr Jan Backman bygger fantastiska trbtar, och kanske byggandet av de
vrldsbermda Swanbtarna. Jakobstads vapen, en rekonstruktion av ett gammalt
segelskepp skildras.
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Encounters at the Sea
Country: Finland/Sweden
Language: Swedish
Length: 27
Completion date: 2008
Production Organization(s): Quetzalcoatl Production
Producer: Heikki Timonen
Director: Boris Ersson
Photographer: Boris Ersson
Picture Editor: Boris Ersson
Script Writer: Boris Ersson
Sound: Boris Ersson
Narrator: Boris Ersson
Effects Editor: Boris Ersson
Original Format: DV
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS,
BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Quetzalcoatl Production, Frejagatan 15 , 97437 Lule, Sweden
Phone/Fax: +46 920255258 +46 703587711
E-mail: boris.ersson@marebotnicum.com
Website: www.marebotnicum.com
Synopsis: Del 4: Bottenvikens strsta , och smugglarnas skrgrd
Den sista delen i serien handlar om den fnsksprkiga delen av kusten i norr.
Vi stannar vid tvillingarna Ulkokalla och Maakalla dr alla talar fnska. Och vi
fortstter upp till Bottenvikens strsta Hailuoto som r en egen kommun ute i
havet med drygt 900 innevnare. Hr fnns en levande skrgrdsmilj med jordbruk,
fske, skolor, butiker och mycket annat.
En av Finlands stora folklivsskildrare, Samuli Paulaharju, skrev en fn bok om
Hailuoto i brjan av 1900-talet. Med hans bok reser vi i tiden och skildrar livet p
n i dag, bland annat hamnen och fyrplatsen Marjaniemi med fske, verkstder,
lotsar och ett hamncaf dr folk trffas.
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Tremplkawe,
Giants of Sea
Country: Chile, Argentina
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
Length: 33
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: According to the indigenous myth from Tremplkawe, four mapuche
women who were magically turned into whales carry the souls of the dead to the
island of Mocha. From there they set sail in a funeral raft to an unknown region
in the west.
Aboard the Octobasse, a group of young men sail to the Corcovado coast in the
south of Chile in the hopes of fnding the largest mammal in the world and following
its slow return along the coast of the South Pacifc
Production Organization(s): Antartica Films, Universidad del Cine
Producer: Antonio Molina Montecinos
Director: Antonio Molina Montecinos
Photographer: Gaspar Citoler , Antonio Molina Montecinos
Picture Editor: Cristoph Behl
Script Writer: Antonio Molina Montecinos
Sound: Damian Turkieh
Narrator: Yanko Gonzales
Composer: Ulises Conti
Scientic Adviser: Alejandro Perez Matus
Original Format: DV
Distributor: Premium Media - Argentina
Submitted by: Antonio Molina Montecinos
Award category: UNAVAILABLE
(PREVIEW dvd DID NOT ARRIVE)
Antartica Films, Univesridad del Cine de Buenos Aires, Salguero 1417 1 3 Buenos
Aires, Argentina
Phone/Fax: +34665103081
E-mail: antarticaflms@gmail.com
Website: www.trempulkawe.org
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Rebirth
Country: Estonia
Language: Estonian (English subtitles)
Length: 18
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: n this flm the Nature is suffering under fever, cramps and balance
disorder. It happens every spring: the Rebirth.
Production Organization(s): Gaviaflm
Producer: Rein Maran
Director: Joosep Matjus
Photographer: Joosep Matjus
Picture Editor: Katri Rannastu
Script Writer: Joosep Matjus
Sound: Horret Kuus
Narrator: Joosep Matjus
Scientic Adviser: Joosep Matjus, Harry Pldsam
Submitted by: Gaviaflm
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Joosep Matjus, Vlja 42, Kohila, Raplamaa 79804; Estonia
Phone/Fax: +327 5216949
E-mail: poeet.poetess@gmail.com
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Summer Documentary
Country: Estonia
Language: Estonian (English subtitles)
Length: 9
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: A wildlife flm about the most important time of the year for the roe
deer: the mating season.
Production Organization(s): Baltic Film and Media School
Producer: Joosep Matjus
Director: Joosep Matjus
Photographer: Joosep Matjus
Picture Editor: Joosep Matjus
Script Writer: Joosep Matjus
Sound: Juhani Juurik
Narrator: Joosep Matjus
Scientic Adviser: Joosep Matjus, Harry Pldsam
Submitted by: Baltic Film and Media School
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Joosep Matjus, Vlja 42, Kohila, Raplamaa 79804; Estonia
Phone/Fax: +327 5216949
E-mail: poeet.poetess@gmail.com
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Dear Earth Part 1:
Splendid Earth
Country: South Africa
Language: Dutch
Length: 24
Completion date: 2008
Production Organization(s): Homebrew Films
Producer: Joco Loubser
Director: Willie Steenkamp
Photographer: Jorrie van der Walt, Pieter Seyffert, Tim Wege,
Falk Eggert, Len Fletcher
Picture Editor: Noel Cloete
Script Writer: Willie Steenkamp, Jeannie Hayward,
Dave Pepler
Sound: Stef Albertyn
Narrator: Dave Pepler
Effects Editor: Noel Cloete
Scientic Adviser: Dave Pepler
Original Format: DVcam
Distributor: Hemebrew Films
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Hemebrew Films, 46 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
Phone/Fax: +27 21 4223452 +27 214223425
E-mail: jeannie@homebrewflms.co.za
Web: www.groen.co.za www.homebrewflms.co.za
Synopsis: Groen is a weekly environmental show produced by a small team of
naturalsts for television broadcast. The four-part Liewe Aarde series was produced
in conjunction with the WWF-SA Consumer Campaign around World Environment
Month 2008. During the month of June, the Broadcaster (kykNET and Mnet), as
offcial partners with the WWF-SA and GROEN, broadcastet WWF advertisements
on how to lower your carbon fotprint, and included several inserts during contnuity
links on hoe to save energy. The Liewwe Aaarde series was also accompanied
by two interactive websites for the duration of the broadcast month including www.
groen.co.za and http://bethehero.wwf.org.za
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Dear Earth Part 2:
Hourglass of our Planet
Country: South Africa
Language: Dutch
Length: 24
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Groen is a weekly environmental show produced by a small team of
naturalsts for television broadcast. The four-part Liewe Aarde series was produced
in conjunction with the WWF-SA Consumer Campaign around World Environment
Month 2008. During the month of June, the Broadcaster (kykNET and Mnet), as
offcial partners with the WWF-SA and GROEN, broadcastet WWF advertisements
on how to lower your carbon fotprint, and included several inserts during contnuity
links on hoe to save energy. The Liewwe Aaarde series was also accompanied
by two interactive websites for the duration of the broadcast month including www.
groen.co.za and http://bethehero.wwf.org.za
Production Organization(s): Homebrew Films
Producer: Joco Loubser
Director: Willie Steenkamp
Photographer: Jorrie van der Walt, Pieter Seyffert, Tim Wege,
Falk Eggert, Len Fletcher
Picture Editor: Noel Cloete
Script Writer: Willie Steenkamp, Jeannie Hayward,
Dave Pepler
Sound: Stef Albertyn
Narrator: Dave Pepler
Effects Editor: Noel Cloete
Scientic Adviser: Dave Pepler
Original Format: DVcam
Distributor: Hemebrew Films
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Hemebrew Films, 46 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
Phone/Fax: +27 21 4223452 +27 214223425
E-mail: jeannie@homebrewflms.co.za
Web: www.groen.co.za www.homebrewflms.co.za
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Dear Earth Part 3: The True
Cost of Bread and Wine
Country: South Africa
Language: Dutch
Length: 24
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Groen is a weekly environmental show produced by a small team of
naturalsts for television broadcast. The four-part Liewe Aarde series was produced
in conjunction with the WWF-SA Consumer Campaign around World Environment
Month 2008. During the month of June, the Broadcaster (kykNET and Mnet), as
offcial partners with the WWF-SA and GROEN, broadcastet WWF advertisements
on how to lower your carbon fotprint, and included several inserts during contnuity
links on hoe to save energy. The Liewwe Aaarde series was also accompanied
by two interactive websites for the duration of the broadcast month including www.
groen.co.za and http://bethehero.wwf.org.za
Production Organization(s): Homebrew Films
Producer: Joco Loubser
Director: Willie Steenkamp
Photographer: Jorrie van der Walt, Pieter Seyffert, Tim Wege,
Falk Eggert, Len Fletcher
Picture Editor: Noel Cloete
Script Writer: Willie Steenkamp, Jeannie Hayward,
Dave Pepler
Sound: Stef Albertyn
Narrator: Dave Pepler
Effects Editor: Noel Cloete
Scientic Adviser: Dave Pepler
Original Format: DVcam
Distributor: Hemebrew Films
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Hemebrew Films, 46 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
Phone/Fax: +27 21 4223452 +27 214223425
E-mail: jeannie@homebrewflms.co.za
Web: www.groen.co.za www.homebrewflms.co.za
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Dear Earth Part 4:
Fragile Paradise
Country: South Africa
Language: Dutch
Length: 24
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Groen is a weekly environmental show produced by a small team of
naturalsts for television broadcast. The four-part Liewe Aarde series was produced
in conjunction with the WWF-SA Consumer Campaign around World Environment
Month 2008. During the month of June, the Broadcaster (kykNET and Mnet), as
offcial partners with the WWF-SA and GROEN, broadcastet WWF advertisements
on how to lower your carbon fotprint, and included several inserts during contnuity
links on hoe to save energy. The Liewwe Aaarde series was also accompanied
by two interactive websites for the duration of the broadcast month including www.
groen.co.za and http://bethehero.wwf.org.za
Production Organization(s): Homebrew Films
Producer: Joco Loubser
Director: Willie Steenkamp
Photographer: Jorrie van der Walt, Pieter Seyffert, Tim Wege,
Falk Eggert, Len Fletcher
Picture Editor: Noel Cloete
Script Writer: Willie Steenkamp, Jeannie Hayward,
Dave Pepler
Sound: Stef Albertyn
Narrator: Dave Pepler
Effects Editor: Noel Cloete
Scientic Adviser: Dave Pepler
Original Format: DVcam
Distributor: Hemebrew Films
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Hemebrew Films, 46 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
Phone/Fax: +27 21 4223452 +27 214223425
E-mail: jeannie@homebrewflms.co.za
Web: www.groen.co.za www.homebrewflms.co.za
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Friends from Madagascar
Country: South Africa
Language: Dutch (English Subtitles)
Length: 24
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Groen is a weekly environmental show produced by a small team of
naturalists for television broadcast. With a limited budget, the crew work closely with
offcial conservation partners, tourism authorities nd academic research institutions.
The main aim of the show is to instil viewers with sense of natural wonder. GROEN
has been on air every week since 204 and has become a household name in South
Africa. Herpetologist presenter Marius Berger has sincere passion for wildlife, and
a dynamic and eccentric approach to presenting. In this episode, Marius takes
viewers to explore the magnifcient herpefauna of Madagascar
Production Organization(s): Homebrew Films
Producer: Joco Loubser
Director: Willie Steenkamp
Photographer: Pieter Seyffert
Picture Editor: Joco Loubser
Sound: Stef Albertyn
Narrator: Marius Burger
Effects Editor: Joco Loubser
Original Format: HD
Distributor: Hemebrew Films
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Hemebrew Films, 46 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
Phone/Fax: +27 21 4223452 +27 214223425
E-mail: jeannie@homebrewflms.co.za
Web: www.groen.co.za www.homebrewflms.co.za
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Rocherpan
Country: South Africa
Language: Dutch (English Subtitles)
Length: 24
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Groen is a weekly environmental show produced by a small team of
naturalists for television broadcast. With a limited budget, the crew work closely with
offcial conservation partners, tourism authorities nd academic research institutions.
The main aim of the show is to instil viewers with sense of natural wonder. Scientist
and naturalist presenter Dave Pepler has been presenting GrOEN since 2004,
and after almost 200 episodes hes become a household name in South Africa.
In this episode he takes viewers to explore the Rocherpan wetland area and the
colourful birdlife of this jewel close Cape Town.
Production Organization(s): Homebrew Films
Producer: Joco Loubser
Director: Willie Steenkamp
Photographer: Len Fletcher
Picture Editor: Noel Cloete
Sound: Stef Albertyn
Narrator: Dave Pepler
Effects Editor: Joco Loubser
Original Format: DVCam
Distributor: Hemebrew Films
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Hemebrew Films, 46 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
Phone/Fax: +27 21 4223452 +27 214223425
E-mail: jeannie@homebrewflms.co.za
Web: www.groen.co.za www.homebrewflms.co.za
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Nine-and-a-Half: Water-
Where does it come from?
Country: Germany
Language: German (English Subtitles)
Length: 10
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Nineand-a-half explains every Saturday morning the latest news in
a way even adults understand. Presenter Gesa Dankwerth picks one topic and
takes a closer lokk at it. Why is AIDS so dangerous? Who was Mozart? Or what
is the inter-generation contract?
There wouldnt be any life without water. But in some countries drinking water is so
short, that is almost of the same values as gold. At the World Water Week experts
discuss this problem. Bacause: Its all about water!
Production Organization(s): WDR- Westdeutsche Rundfunk Kln
Producer: Tvision GmbH for Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Director: Katja Engelhardt, Sarah Winkenstette
Photographer: Stefan Lemanski
Script Writer: Anta Martinez-Amor, Gesa Dankwerth
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Appellhofplatz 1, 50600 Kln, Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 221 220 6046 +49 221 20 6185
E-mail: matthias.koernich@wdr.de
Web: www.9einhalb.de
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Countdown on the
Yangtze
Country: Germany
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: A journey along the Yangtze the most important and most historical
river in China will provide answers to a number of questions hidden behind the
shining faade that is China. More than 2000km away from the capital, on the course
of the Yangtze, building has been underway since the mid 1990s on a structure
of unimaginble size: The worlds largest dam. It not only provides ten percent of
the countrys electricity, but also makes it possible for sea-faring ships to venture
far into the interior of China. The price of this progres: at least two million people
were forced to relocate; hundreds of villages were foded, major monuments were
threatened by the fodwaters. The entire project is to be completetd in 2009.
Production Organization(s): Lngengrad Filmproduktion
Producer: Oliver Gontram
Director: Thomas Weidenbach, Shi Ming
Photographer: Michael Kern
Picture Editor: Jan Wilm Schmlling
Script Writer: Thomas Weidenbach, Shi Ming
Sound: Georg Brodegger, Stefan Nowak
Composer: Stefan Dring
Distributor: United Docs/GUD
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Appellhofplatz 1, 50600 Kln, Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 221 220 6046 +49 221 20 6185
E-mail: christiane.hinz@wdr.de
Web: www.wdr.de
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Area 34
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish
Length: 30
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: In January 2006 the life of the Stenbck family in Askola (Southern
Finland) is shattered. They learn that the land they thought they own, the very soil
on which their home stands on, can be taken away from them. A French energy
company Areva is planning to mine uranium in Askola and the inhabitants are
told that their opinions, homes and lives just have to yield. The Stenbck family
among other inhabitants in the area, decide not to accept this outrageous claim
and commence a battle.
Producer: Petteri Saario
Director: Sari Orkomies
Photographer: Sari Orkomies
Picture Editor: Petteri Saario, Joonatan Hietanen
Script Writer: Sari Orkomies
Sound: Joonatan Hietanen
Effects Editor: Petteri Saario
Composer: Joonatan Hietanen, Perttu Hietanen
Original Format: HDV
Distributor: United Docs/GUD
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Sari Orkomies, Mehilistie 6, 06100 Porvoo, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 50 377 1292
E-mail: sariorkomies@hotmail.com
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The Bay of the Mont-
Saint-Michel, A Balance in
Movement
Country: France
Language: French
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: As one reaches the calm heights of the Mount-Saint-Michel for a brief
stay, one is struck straight away by the ambigous strength of the bay surrounding
it. This infnite horiontal space where nothing catches the eye seems to be the
domain of emptiness, set forever in an apparent immobility. However this is not
the case because it is submitted to a vertiginous juxtaposition of movements and
rhythms. The cosmic rhythm of the tides the strongest on Earth which through
their mixing impulse an extraordinary biological productivity.
Production Organization(s): Bleu Krystal media , ARTE France
Producer: Suzanne Masson
Director: Philippe Muller
Photographer: Rmy Revellin, Philippe Muller, Olivier Chasle
Picture Editor: Matthieu Lambourion
Sound: Sylvain Delecroix
Narrator: Matthieu Dahan
Composer: Flix Sabal-Lecco
Original Format: HD
Submitted by: European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Bleu Krystal media, 88,rue La Fayette, 75009 Paris, France
Phone/Fax: +33 1 53 34 15 90 +33 1 44 79 06 76
E-mail: info@bkm.fr
Website: www.bkm.fr
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The Netherlands,
Sacriced PoIders
Country: France
Language: French
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Among the wealthiest and most industrialized countries of old Europe,
Netherlands strives to contain one of the densest populations in the world on
land gained from the sea. This national philosophy of polder is being partially
questioned because the coastal struggle against the rise of the sea and climatic
changes has reached its limits. The developments in preparation will lead to
the creation of dynamic zones around the estuaries, combining waters natural
habitat and agriculture. This fexibility in the management of hydrology in the
Netherlands has been made possible because of a collective acknowledgement
of said problems.
Production Organization(s): Bleu Krystal media , ARTE France
Producer: Suzanne Masson
Director: Jean-Marie Cornuel
Photographer: Jean-Marie Cornuel,
Mathieu Rivoli/ Xavier Istasse
Picture Editor: Didier Touchette
Sound: Jean-Marie Cornuel
Narrator: Franois Cognard
Composer: Flix Sabal-Lecco
Original Format: HD
Submitted by: European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Bleu Krystal media, 88,rue La Fayette, 75009 Paris, France
Phone/Fax: +33 1 53 34 15 90 +33 1 44 79 06 76
E-mail: info@bkm.fr
Website: www.bkm.fr
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The Nile Delta,
the End of the Miracle
Country: France
Language: French
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: A heavy threat hangs over the Egyptians: they will be among the
frst to be subjected to the consequences of global warming. A large part of the
overcrowded Delta will be fooded before 2100 by a more and more aggressive
Mediterranean Sea. Almost 40 million human beings live less than two metres
above the sea level. The Egyptians study the phenomenon: Dr. Mohamed Bahnassi,
scientist at the University of Alexandria, brought to the fore the overhang of the
sea: 100 metres per year for the last 14 years. At the Rosetta Point. Apart from
that the Delta is naturally sinking under its weight through gravity, 10mm per year
for the last 10 years of the 20
th
century.
Production Organization(s): Bleu Krystal media , ARTE France
Producer: Suzanne Masson
Director: Luc Riolon
Photographer: Grard Sergent, Christian Fienga, Luc Riolon
Picture Editor: Luc Riolon
Narrator: Luc Riolon
Composer: Flix Sabal-Lecco
Original Format: HD
Submitted by: European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Bleu Krystal media, 88,rue La Fayette, 75009 Paris, France
Phone/Fax: +33 1 53 34 15 90 +33 1 44 79 06 76
E-mail: info@bkm.fr
Website: www.bkm.fr
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Its Bio in Germany, but
Death for the Orang Utans
in Indonesia
Country: Germany
Language: German
Length: 44
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: An Orang Utan baby is lost on a palm oil plantation in Kalimantan,
Indonesia. It belongs to the IOI company, a supplier for palm oil in Europe. The
apes are nothing but pests here, because they eat the young palm oil palms. And
the world needs palm oil, if its for nutrition, cosmetics, energy or gas. But for palm
oil plantations the habitat of the Orang Utan, the unique Indonesian rainforest
is converted into a palm oil desert. Its not only the animal who suffers, but also
mankind. European governments are well involved in this desaster.
Production Organization(s): Altemeier & Hornung Film Production
Producer: Altemeier & Hornung Film Production
Director: Inge Altemeier
Photographer: Birgit Handke, Reinhard Hornung
Picture Editor: Reinhard Hornungs
Script Writer: Inge Altemeier
Narrator: Dorothea Reinicke
Original Format: DVCam
Distributor: Altemeier & Hornung Film Production
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Altemeier & Hornung Film Production, Arnoldstr. 62, 22763 Hamburg, Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 40 392234 +49 40 3903736
E-mail: info@globalflm.de
Website: www.globalflm.de
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The Biofuel Trap
Country: Germany
Language: German
Length: 30
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: The hunger for biofuel threatens the life of the indegenous people in
West Papua the indoneasian Part of Papua New Guinea. Kasimirus Sanggara the
chief of the Kanume people believes that his natural power will prevent the palmoil
companies from chopping down the forest. But the Kanumees land is already
designed to be convented into palmoil monocultures. The master plan of the
indonesian government sees the future for the Kanumees in Reservation. People
like Kasimures Sanggara who have been wise enough to prevent the rain forest
for the world are not listened to because the demand for fuel is too strong.
Production Organization(s): Altemeier & Hornung Film Production
Director: Inge Altemeier
Photographer: Birgit Handke, Reinhard Hornung
Picture Editor: Reinhard Hornungs
Script Writer: Inge Altemeier
Original Format: DVCam
Distributor: Altemeier & Hornung Film Production
Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Altemeier & Hornung Film Production, Arnoldstr. 62, 22763 Hamburg, Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 40 392234 +49 40 3903736
E-mail: info@globalflm.de
Website: www.globalflm.de
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Anbafey
Country: France
Language:
Length: 7
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Guadeloupe, French West Indies. A man throws a can in the middle
of the forest. Eager for vengeance, a leaf starts hunting him.
Production Organization(s): Les flms du requin
Producer: Jean des Frets
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Les flms du requin, 7 rue Ganneron, France
Phone/Fax: +33 143 87 15 62 + 33 143 87 34 72
E-mail: info@lesflmsdurequin.com
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Supersh
Country: USA
Language: English
Length: 52
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Wild Logics travels the oceans of the world to reveal the secrets of
billfsh. Renowned for their formidable spears and sword-like bills, the species
includes the spectacular marlin, swordfsh, spearfsh and sailfsh. Our guide to
these magnifcent predators is Emmy award-winning flmmaker, Rick Rosenthal.
With him, we embark on an extraordinary quest through some of the planets most
beautiful aquatic environments in search of an elusive and increasing endangered
500kg, 5-meter long marlin, a highly-prized giant known as a grander
Production Organization(s): Wild Logic, L.L.C.
Producer: Katya Shirokow
Director: Rick Rosenthal
Photographer: Rick Rosenthal
Picture Editor: Chris Aikenhead
Script Writer: Kate Younedahl
Sound: Santa Barbara Sound Design
Narrator: Sir David Attenborough
Effects Editor: Scott Simmons
Composer: Lenny Williams
Scientic Adviser: Dr. Barbara Block, Dr. Eric Prince
Original Format: HD Cam, Super 16mm
Distributor: Wild Logic, L.L.C.
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS,
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
Wild Logic, L.L.C., 1482 East Valley Road, Suite 625, Santa Barbara 93108,
California, USA
Phone/Fax: +1 805 969 1699
E-mail: Katya.Shirokow@wildlogic.net
Website: www.wildlogic.net
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Reading the Water
Country: USA
Language: English
Length: 40
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: Reading the water: Lectures on home video ecology from the Gulf of
Mexico is a shot at emotional intimacy with my photographer-naturalist father via
a really expensive camera
Producer: Niklas Sven Vollmer
Director: Niklas Sven Vollmer
Photographer: Niklas Sven Vollmer
Picture Editor: Niklas Sven Vollmer
Sound: Niklas Sven Vollmer
Scientic Adviser: Douglas Vollmer
Original Format: HD Cam
Distributor: Vtape Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Niklas Sven Vollmer, Georgia State University, Department of Communication,
P.O.Box 4000, Atlanta, GA 30302-4000, USA
Phone/Fax: +1 404 378 1278 +1 404 413 5634
E-mail: niklas@gsu.edu
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The Isle of Chatter
Country: Finland
Language:
Length: 20
Completion date: 2006
Synopsis: Vaasa regions Kvarken archipelago and its diverse wildlife as depicted
by local wildlife flmmakers. Eero Murtomki, Juhani Koivusaari and Ari Valkola.
Producer: Eero Murtomki, Juhani Koivusaari, Ari Valkola
Director: Eero Murtomki, Juhani Koivusaari, Ari Valkola
Photographer: Eero Murtomki, Juhani Koivusaari, Ari Valkola
Original Format: DVCam
Award category: LOW BUDGET-BIG IMPACT FILMS
(INCLUDING SHORT)
Eero Murtomki, Lntinen Pitkkatu 4-6, 65380 Vaasa, Finland
Phone/Fax: +358 40 5602228
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Force and Weak
Country: Georgia
Language:
Length: 25
Completion date: 2006
Production Organization(s): Contemporary Art Club(CAC) and Swiss Agency
for Development and cooperation
Producer: Maka Batiashvili
Director: Maka Batiashvili
Photographer: Natela Grigalashvili
Script Writer: Maka Batiashvili
Sound: Maka Batiashvili
Submitted by: Sunchild Festival Armenia/Barbara Siebert
Award category: DETRUCKTED (Documentary)
Phone/Fax: Maka Batiashvili
E-mail: maka@batiashvili.net
Synopsis: n frames of this project four artists were chosen to shoot flms in four
regions of Georgia. This flm tells about the Eastern village Gurdjaani. The flm
tells about lives of simple people in the village; these are short sad stories about
values and passions in the Georgian village life.
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The Old man of Hara
Country: Iran
Language:
Length: 26
Completion date: 2007
Synopsis: The old shimmer in Qeshm Island in Harra region works with a natural
ace in a rushed world.
Production Organization(s): Iranian Young Cinema Society (IYCS)
Director: Mahvash Sheikholeslami
Photographer: Morteza Poursamadi
Script Writer: Mahvash Sheikholeslami
Sound: Ali Akbar Yaghobi
Submitted by: Sunchild Festival Armenia/Barbara Siebert
Award category: DETRUCKTED (Documentary)
IYCS
Gandhi Ave., 19 St., #20
15178 Tehran, Iran
P.O.Box: 15875/9544
Tel: +98 21 88 77 31 14
info@iycs.ir
www.iycs.ir
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Engure
Country: Latvia
Language: English
Length: 49
Completion date: 2006
ELM MEDIA
Address: Ganibu dambis 15-47, Riga, LV 1045, Latvia
Phone: +371 29477888
E-mail: elmmedia@elmmedia.lv
Website: www.elmmedia.lv
Producer: Kaspars Goba, Ieva Ubele
Director: Karpars Goba
Photographer: Ainars Aunins, Andris Prieditis
Script Writer: Karpars Goba, Guntars Dagis
Sound: Mihails Medvejevs, Klavs Silins, Oskars Doma
Submitted by: Sunchild Festival Armenia/Barbara Siebert
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
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Synopsis: The flm is a story of Latvia's largest coastal lake and the lives of the
people living by it and refects the formation of the lake, beginning with its separation
from the sea in ancient times. The lakes wonderful natural scenery and the
depiction of birds and animals blend with accounts of the daily lives of fshermen,
farmers, hunters and nature park employees. Peoples colorful stories about the
lake and the efforts to maintain its natural qualities provide with an extraordinary
opportunity to get to know one of Latvias most unique places.
Wildlife Vaasa 2008
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The Shore of Life
Country: Turkey
Language: Turkish(English subtitles)
Length: 30
Completion date: 2007
DogaBel Society
Kilicaslan Mah. Silvas Cad. No:58/2 Kayseri / Turkey
Tel/Fax: + 90 352 233 53 95
info@dogabel.org.tr, www.dogabel.org.tr
Synopsis: Yumurtalk is an important place for the reproduction of turtles, fsh,
birds, frogs and so many other living species. It is the birthing shore of the
Mediterranean, which for the thousands of years has so generously given of himself
to the civilizations that have lived on its surrounding lands.
Usages of felds that are away from the balance of protection-use leads the
biological diversity and natural sources of Yumurtalk, which is one of the most
important areas for natural life of the Mediterranean sea to the point of annihilation.
This fertile land where lions, hyenas, and gazelles had lived on once upon a time
is looking for its lost children now.
Production Organization(s): DogaBel Society
Producer: Serkan Yilmaz
Director: Behiye Yilmaz
Photographer: Serkan Yilmaz, A. Gemal Gucu
Script Writer: Serkan Yilmaz
Submitted by: Sunchild Festival Armenia/Barbara Siebert
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS,
CONSERVATION FILMS
Wildlife Vaasa 2008
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Women of Dorfak
Country: Iran
Language:
Length: 19
Completion date: 2007
Neshneh-Rooz
No: 287, 3rd foor West Nosrat st, Tohid sq,Tehran, ran
tel: +98(0)21 -66931513;
fax:+98(0)21-669112648;
raha_hos@yahoo.com
www.neshnehrooz.com
Production Organization(s): Neshneh-Rooz
Producer: Peymar Hosseini Nami, Kamal Farhang
Director: Mohammad Nami
Photographer: Vahid Najafzadeh, Liman Khalili Poor
Script Writer: Mohammad Nami
Sound: Mohammad Hassan Damanzan
Submitted by: Sunchild Festival Armenia/Barbara Siebert
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Synopsis: Dorfak with 2705 meter height is the largest crater of IRAN and is
located in east of ROODBAR.
The slope of the Dorfak volcano is suitable summer quarter for the people who
come from humid villages and jungles for animal husbandry. On the top of the
mountain there is no spring to be drunk, so...
Wildlife Vaasa 2008
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Myrkoira HirvimetsII
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish (English subtitles)
Length: 2
Completion date: 2008
Synopsis: Juttu kertoo hirvenmetsstyksest johon osallistuu, mm myrkoira.
Photographer: Esa Siltaloppi
Picture Editor: Esa Siltaloppi
Narrator: Erkki Valtamki
Original Format: DVCam
Award category: BEST NORDIC FILMS
(INCLUDING FINNISH FILMS)
Siltaloppi Productions, Rantakatu 2A, 65100 Vaasa
Phone/Fax: +358 500 662146
E-mail: esa.siltaloppi@siltaloppi.f
Website: www.siltaloppi.f
Wildlife Vaasa 2008
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DeviIs' Land
Country: Germany
Language: Various (English subtitles)
Length: 90
Completion date: 2008
Production Organization(s): Springer Film, ZDF, ARTE
Producer: Kathrin Springer
Director: Gisa Schleelein
Photographer: Lars Barthel
Picture Editor: Katalin Pazmandy
Original Format: DIGI Beta
Award category: NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
Synopsis: Following the werewolf myth, the flm travels through legendary Latvia
and Estonia, where the werewolf till seems to roam today. Throughout the post-
communist countryside we meet extraordinary people and discover relicts of
religious wars while gaining respect for the wolf. The journey interweaves a second
narrative the research of historians, trying to unearth the history of the myth. A
sort of mind-map slowly begins to emerge.
ZDF/Arte, Otto-Schott-Strasse 13
Phone/Fax: +49 6131 706447 +49 6131 703411
E-mail: kuhns.s@zdf.de
Website: www.zdf.de www.arte-tv.com