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Dear Friends and Colleagues, Once again this year we at the Terranova Nature Centre of the Kvarken Area

in Vaasa, Finland, have re-embarked on our fifth biennial journey around the world, to present our audiences a diverse and engaging arrays of nature and scientific programs which are produced during the last three years. This years Wildlife Vaasa Festival spotlights Nature and Wildlife in a very large diversity of settings within 210 films from 47 countries from around the world participating in our film competition. And that great score, thanks to the remarkable and creative work of hundreds of talented filmmakers, producers who are dedicated to document Nature on its own terms. As a result, our international competitions 5 award categories have been inundated with films, therefore, it is with reluctance that only 6-12 films per category have made it to the final stage. However, there will be plenty of non-finalists that have been nominated for special awards handed by public and private organizations and institutions of Vaasa City and the Ostrobothnian region. As the final stage of the competition will take place during the festival dates, it will certainly be a very hard task for our international Jury Members to select the best films of this years festival. We all look forward to the Award ceremony on Sat. November 20th at Vaasa Librarys Drama Hall. Finally, all films participating in the festival this year will be available at the festivals video library. Our screening venues: st - Terranova Auditorium at the Ostrobothnian museum screening from: Wed. 17 Nov. to Sun.21 Nov. - Vaasa Librarys Drama Hall screening from: Wed. 17 Nov - to Sun. 21. Nov - Vaasa Universitys Wolff Auditorium screening from: Wed. 17 Nov - to Fri. 19. Nov As in our previous festivals we have also included for a fourth time a Children and Youth Film Competition in 3 award categories. Such film competition aims to promote media education at schools on a local, regional, national and international level. This time, we are proudly presenting 47 nature films from 13 countries around the world. Almost half of these film projects are implemented in the Ostrobothnian region, thanks to the significant support we have received during the last year from the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Ostrobotnian Council, Child & Nature Foundation and The City of Vaasa. Therefore, for all these films we are going to dedicate a whole festival day (Sunday Nov- 21st.) including presentations, screenings and of course the Award Ceremony of this competition. The venue will be Vaasa City Librarys Drama Hall and its free for everyone to join that event. During the festival days, several delegates from around the world will join us this year, including many awarded filmmakers from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Germany, Canada, Ethiopia, Senegal, India and finally a 10 VIP-delegation from China representing the City of Yaan, Chinas Film Archive, and YD-Communication which organizes every year the foremost Chinas Animal & Nature Film Festival in the City of Yaan, at the Sichuan Province which is the land of the Giant Pandas! Therefore, journalists, media publishers and Television broadcasters will have a unique opportunity to attend our festival, check out the newest productions which are competing in our festival this year and interview the filmmakers during our press conferences which will be kept on a daily basis. Finally, the festival winners of the International competition will be published on Saturday during the award ceremony and will be all screened during the last festival day on st Sun.Nov. 21 at Ostrobothnian museums Terranova Auditorium.. Highlighting the vital connections between land and water within our environment, it always makes up a special theme for our festival, especially after year 2006, when Kvarken Area was proclaimed by UNESCO one of its foremost World Natural Heritage Sites for its unique landscapes combined with land uplift phenomena. Therefore, th an excursion to the Kvarken Area will be organized for our delegates on Sat Nov. 20 In addition, a Vaasa Cityth tour will be offered to our delegates and it will take place during Wed. Nov 17 Vaasa Citys delegates reception th will take place on Thu. Nov 18 at the Governors House near by the Ostrobothnian museum. Finally, night parties will take place every night as well with live music and a great friendly atmosphere. As delegates and audience participation is the key to any festivals success therefore, we cordially invite you to visit us to experience our festival, promote your work and your new film ideas, by making new valuable contacts and to get inspired from our international atmosphere here in Vaasa, the sunniest and one of Finlands most international cities. Welcome to Wildlife Vaasa Festival in 2010 On behalf of the Festival Team Vesa Heinonen Wildlife Vaasa festival producer Ilias Missyris Wildlife Vaasa festival project manager, artistic director

WILDLIFE VAASA 2010


INTERNATIONAL NATURE FILM COMPETITION LIST OF ENTRIES
Ref. nr 1. TITLE/ production year PRODUCTION COMP. COUNTRY mi n 52

ON THE HIGHWAY WITH BUTTERFLIES 2008

Bayerischer Rundfunk, Telepool Udo Zimmermann, Angela Graas

Germany

2.

VARTIJAN VUODET 2008

Elja Herva

Finland

17

3.

THE EAST INDIAMAN 2008

Stavro Filmproduction AB

Sweden

99

4.

THE FOREST-REALM OF SHADOWS 2008

Nauflilusfilm /Jan Haft for NDR,arte and ORF

Germany

45

5.

THE FOREST-THE FIGHT FOR LIGHT 2008

Nauflilusfilm /Jan Haft for NDR,arte and ORF

Germany

45

6.

THE CRAYFISH IN A JAM JAR 2008

Nauflilusfilm /Jan Haft Bayerischer Rundfunk

Germany

43

7.

VATTAJAN DYYNI-LIFE 2009

Oy Soveri Wildlife Films Ltd Meriter Oy

Finland

20

8.

THE GULF OF CORINTH 2008

Jiorgos Palamaris

Greece

43

9.

FARMING OUR FUTURE 2009

Vasile TV professionals

India

25

10.

BLUE REVOLUTION IN LAKSHDWEEP 2008

Vasile TV professionals

India

27

11.

STORIES OF LIFE ON EARTH1. FISH 2008 STORIES OF LIFE ON EARTH2. ARTHROPODS 2008 STORIES OF LIFE ON EARTH3. AMPHIBIANS 2008

Lx Films-Luis Correia

Portugal

25

12.

Lx Films-Luis Correia

Portugal

25

13.

Lx Films-Luis Correia

Portugal

25

14.

STORIES OF LIFE ON EARTH4. REPTILES 2008 STORIES OF LIFE ON EARTH5. BIRDS 2008 STORIES OF LIFE ON EARTH6. MAMMALS 2008 PERU-DOLPHINES IN DANGER 2009

Lx Films-Luis Correia

Portugal

25

15.

Lx Films-Luis Correia

Portugal

25

16.

Lx Films-Luis Correia

Portugal

25

17.

GILDE-film & TV production Uli Pfrtner

Germany -Peru

53

18.

THE STRAIT, THE GATEWAY TO THE WORLDS 2008 NOURA 2009

Articam Producciones Josep M Reix


Mohammad Tawfik

Spain

54

19.

Irak

11

20.

MEN, MACHINES AND GODS 2008

Eduardo Duwe

Brazil

49

21.

TRACKING THEIR SILENT VOICES 2009

Stefan Geier Ton und Film, Bayerischer Rundfunk

Germany

44

22.

UTOPIA 2008

Kaplan Producciones Lucho Iglesias, Alex Ruiz Mimbo Zil International Dan Osa International Nisvet Hrusti

Spain

78

23.

PEOPLE AND RUBBISH 2010

Nigeria Senegal

15

24.

DJEMO, GOAT AND BRUCELLOSIS 2009

Bosnia and Herzegovina

19

25.

A TREE AND A FLOWER 2010

Tomoko Oguchi

USA

26.

CATCHING 2009

Hannaleena Hauru

Finland/Argentina 12

27.

WALTER AND THE TIGERS 2009

Perry Productions Jason Perryman/Walter Bernardis

United Kingdom

23

28.

VILDMARKSR A YEAR IN THE ARCTIC WILD 2009

Svante Lysen

Sweden/ Greenland

58

29.

EMOTIONS IN WINTER 2009

Vigmantas Balevicius

Lithuania

30.

SAVING THE SLUMDOG DONKEYS 2009

Barron Productions Angie Vos, Andrew Barron

United Kingdom
China

51

31.

JIJI GRASS 2008

Huang Jian

35

32.

THE VANISHING VILLAGE 2008

Zhao Yanying

China

54

33.

BIRD WHISPER 2008 BIRD'S NEST 2008

Lv Bin

China

29

34.

Ning Jingwu

China

90

35.

IN THE NAME OF THE WATER 2008

Jiang Xiaoyu

China

90

36.

THE RETURN OF GRAIN WORMS 2009

Zheng Yiguang

China

12

37.

THE LEGEND OF AMBER 2009

Lei Xiaoyan Lei, Chen Jinxia

China

13

38.

TIBETAN MASTIFF 2009

Chen Xuejiao

China

33

39.

RHAPSODY FOR PANDA BASI 2009

Guo Wei

China

25

40.

A- ERH-CHIN MOUNTAINS 2008

Bai Cheng

China

42

41.

PIKA AND GRASSLAND 2008

Pan Meng

China

10

42.

LOST HEAVEN 2008

Chen Xi

China

43.

NIGHT SEARCH FOR BLACK-HEADED GULL 2008 HISTORY COVERED BY THE DUST 2008

Pan Meng

China

44.

Zhao Huaiyan

China

29

45.

BLOODY FOX 2009

Selfmade Films Jan de Ruiter & Niek Koppen Tijs Tinbergen & Jan Musch

The Netherlands

78

46.

WILD RUSSIA-THE URALS 2009

Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm for NDR, WDR/ S4C/ Animal Planet/ National Geographic Oliver Goetzl and Ivo Nrenberg (GULO FILM PRODUCTIONS), Jrn Rver. Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm for NDR/ WDR/ S4C/ Animal Planet/ National Geographic, Heiko de Groot, Jrn Rver

45 Germany

47.

WILD RUSSIA-THE ADVENTURE 2009

Germany

45

48.

VOIMAKONE 1 2008

Aranu Production House Ari & Anu Hkkinen

Finland

55

49.

VOIMAKONE 2 2009

Aranu Production House Ari & Anu Hkkinen

Finland

42

50.

HELP HAITI 2010

Cajuskii Holdings Inc Suarl Kingsley Owen, Jacob Okpus

Senegal

51.

STARRY SKY 2009

Bernd Prschold

Germany

61

52.

A KALAHARI TAIL 2008

NHU Africa Sophie Vartan

South Africa

52

53.

ANTARCTICA: A JOURNEY INTO THE WHITE DESERT 2009 ICEMAN: THE LEWIS GORDON PUGH STORY 2009

NHU Africa Sophie Vartan

South Africa

52

54.

NHU Africa Sophie Vartan

South Africa

52

55.

INTO THE DRAGONS LAIR 2010 GORILLAS: JOURNEY FOR SURVIVAL 2009 RAINBOW NATURE 2009

NHU Africa Sophie Vartan / Vyv Simson NHU Africa Sophie Vartan

South Africa

52

56.

South Africa

52

57.

NHU Africa Sophie Vartan

South Africa

52

58.

OUT OF AFRICA FROGS IN DEMAND 2009 THE SEARCH FOR THE KNYSNA ELEPHANTS 2009 NATURE OF LIFE 2009

NHU Africa Sophie Vartan / Jaco Loubser

South Africa

52

59.

NHU Africa Sophie Vartan

South Africa

48

60.

NHU Africa Sophie Vartan / Craig & Damon Foster

South Africa

52

61.

WATER COLOURS Episode1: FISHEYE ILLUSION 2009 WATER COLOURS Episode2: A COLOURFUL LANGUAGE, 2009 WATER COLOURS Episode3: A TOUCH OF FLUORESCENCE, 2009

LIQUID MOTION FILM National Geographic

Fiji-UK-France

50

62.

LIQUID MOTION FILM National Geographic

50

Fiji-UK-France
LIQUID MOTION FILM National Geographic 50

63.

Fiji-UK-France
64. POPPYS PROMISE 2010 Nautilusfilm GmbH, BR, arte Jan Haft 44

Germany
45 Austria 50 Austria 50 Austria

65.

THE VOYNICH CODE 2009

ORF, arte Klaus T. Steindl, Andreas Sulzer

66.

THE BIG PICTURE 2010

ORF, National Geographic Paul Reddish

67.

BOHEMIA A YEAR IN THE WETLANDS 2009

ScienceVision, ORF, BR Michael Schlamberger, Jiri Petr

68.

MOUNT ST. HELENS-LIFE FROM ZERO 2010

Jrg Daniel Hissen, Heinz Leger

Interspot Film, ORF, ZDF,ARTE


NOVA,WGBH, BMUKK Austria

50

69.

WILD BALKANS 2009

ScienceVision, ORF, BR Michael Schlamberger, Rolando Menardi

51 Austria

70.

RIFT VALLEY Ep1: The Animal Kindom 2009

ORF, Cosmos Factory,NDR,WDR ARTE, National Geographic Harald Pokieser, Walter Koehler

53 Austria

71.

RIFT VALLEY Ep2: Soda Lakes and Inland Seas 2009

ORF, Cosmos Factory,NDR,WDR ARTE, National Geographic Harald Pokieser, Richard Jones

53 Austria

72.

RIFT VALLEY Ep3: From Hell to the Holy Land 2009

ORF, Cosmos Factory,NDR,WDR ARTE, National Geographic Harald Pokieser, Paul Reddish

53 Austria

73.

LIGHTNING RELOADED 2010

ORF, ZDF, National Geographic Manfred Christ, Claus Achter

50 Austria

74.

THE LAST GIANTS-OCEANS IN DANGER 2009

Progress Film Daniele Grieco

Germany

90

75.

THE LAST LIONESS 2009

Aquavision TV Productions National Geographic Bronwyn Watkins Aquavision TV Productions National Geographic Nicole Annear Aquavision TV Productions National Geographic Billi-Jean Parker

South Africa

50

76.

PREDATOR BATTLEGROUND 2009

South Africa

50

77.

MOTHER WARTHOG 2009

South Africa

50

78.

BUTTERFLIES GO 2010

AB Wildlife Films Productions Josephine Hamming Boena and Jan Walencik TVP-Telewizja Polska Andrzej Zaski TVP- Telewizja Polska
Mob Productions Enrico Giordano, Elodie Franques

The Netherlands

53

79.

THE SAGA ON THE PRIMEVAL FORESTS 2008

Poland

52

80.

WAJRAK ON THE TRAIL 2009

Poland

25

81.

MASTER OF THE WORLD 2010

France

90

82.

YAK! 2009

Bayerischer Rundfunk Jan Kerckhoff, Udo Zimmermann

Germany / Nepal

44

83.

HUNTING THE HUNTERS 2009

Leykauf Film Angela Grass, Nicole Leykauf

Germany

88

84.

WINTER WARMER 2010

Lloyd Salomone, Jonathan Collicott

Canada

85.

ONE DEGREE MATTERS 2009

Ace and Ace Productions Eskil Hardt

Denmark

57

86.

PIV MERENKURKUSSA (A DAY AT THE KVARKEN AREA) 2008 TRACE OF GALA 2010

Vediamo tv & video production Jorma Hakala, Roland Wiik

Finland

37

87.

"Salname" documentary film studio Shamil Aliyev, Boyukadga Mammadov Neaniko Plano Nikos Theodosiou

Azerbaijan

29

88.

GRAMMOS, ILLUSIONS 2009

Greece

21

89.

GIMME A HUG 2008

Protect the Sharks Foundation Geert Droppers

Netherlands

13

90.

NATURES GREATEST DEFENDER 2009

The Really Interesting Picture Company, Ltd. Tom Veltre, National Geographic

U.S.A

50

91.

SURVIVORS 2010

Zsolt Sasdi

Hungary

92.

CATFISH MONSTER IN THE LAKE? 2009

ARTE/ARD Florian Guthknecht Udo Zimmermann


Imagofilm Lugano Villi Herman, Alberto Meroni

Germany

43

93.

THE ICE SCULPTOR 2010

Switzerland

40

94.

THE RICH FOREST 2010

Maor Lavi

Israel

95.

11 DEGREES 2009

Anna Ewert

Germany Scotland, UK

96.

BARK 2010 ALLIENS OF THE AMAZON Ep. 1: TREEHOPPERS 2009 ALLIENS OF THE AMAZON Ep. 2: SECRET ALLIANCE 2009 THE REVOLUTION OF THE THRONE 2008

Mark Larsson

USA

97.

Mona Lisa Production Thierry Berrod,Quincy Russel

France

45

98.

Mona Lisa Production Thierry Berrod,Quincy Russel

France

45

99.

Mona Lisa Production Thierry Berrod, Quincy Russel

France

52

100.

HOLY DUNG 2008

Mona Lisa Production Thierry Berrod, Quincy Russel

France

52

101.

BEES EXTINCTION, SOLVING THE MYSTERY 2008

Mona Lisa Production Thierry Berrod, Natacha Calestreme Mona Lisa Production Thierry Berrod, Kamel Kezardi

France

52

102.

SENTINEL ANIMALS-WARNING! EARTHQUAKE 2008 SENTINEL ANIMALS-WARNING! TSUNAMI 2008 SENTINEL ANIMALS-WARNING! AIR POLLUTION 2008 THE SOUL OF WATER 2008

France

52

103.

Mona Lisa Production Thierry Berrod, Kamel Kezardi

France

52

104.

Mona Lisa Production Thierry Berrod, Kamel Kezardi

France

52

105.

AV-Media Jmtlands Ln AB SVT.Sveriges Television Kurt Skoog Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm, Jrn Rver Ernst Sasse & Nicky Lankester

Sweden

57

106.

BAMA AND THE LOST GORILLAS 2010

Germany

45

107.

WILD JAPAN 2010

Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm, Arte, ORF, National Geographic, Parthenon Jrn Rver, Thoralf Grospitz & Jens Westphalen Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm, Jrn Rver Heiko de Groot & Christina Karliczek

Germany

90

108.

OCEAN STORIES THE GIANT & THE PHANTOM 2010

Germany

50

109.

WILD RUSSIA THE ARCTIC 2009

Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm, WDR/ S4C/ Animal Planet/ National Geographic Jrn Rver, Uwe Anders Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm, WDR/ S4C/ Animal Planet/ National Geographic, Henry M. Mix, Jrn Rver

Germany

45

110.

WILD RUSSIA THE FAR EAST (Ussuriland) 2009

Germany

45

111.

WILD RUSSIA KAMCHATKA 2009

Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm, WDR/ S4C/ Animal Planet/ National Geographic Christian Baumeister,Jrn Rver Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm, Jrn Rver WDR/ S4C/ Animal Planet/ National Geographic, Tobias Mennle

Germany

45

112.

WILD RUSSIA SIBERIA 2009

Germany

45

113.

METAMORPHOSIS PAPILIONUM 2010

Yves Lanceau & Nathalie Truchet

France

114.

100 YEARS OF BIRD RINGING 2009

Szabolcs Mosonyi

Hungary

26

115.

RETURNING TO BHARATRUP 2010

Szabolcs Mosonyi

Hungary

36

116.

FLYING ASH SOLUTION 2010

Yash Communication Jagdish Kulkarni

India

16

117.

NEIGHBOURS 2008

Siarhei Makhau

Belarus

118.

UNCERTAIN FATE

Santosh Deodhar, Abhijit Joshi

India

23

2010
119. THE FUTURE AT WHAT PRICE? 2010

Mcanos Productions Jean-Michel Rodrigo, David Martin

France

52

120.

FOREST POND HOMEOF THERED-THROATED DIVER 2009 THE JOURNEY TO THE SOURCE OF LENA 2010 OLD MAN AND THE MOOSE 2009

Blue Moment Media Sami Lehtoniemi

Finland

28

121.

OY Vesilind Riho Vstrik, Vasili Sarana OY Vesilind Riho Vstrik, Joosep Matjus

Estonia

45

122.

Estonia

36

123.

CROCKS OF KATUMA 2010 CHEETAHS; AGAINST ALL ODDS 2008

Nature Conservation Films Evert van den Bos, Marjolein Duermeijer, Jochem van Rijs Nature Conservation Films Marjolein Duermeijer, Jochem van Rijs Nature Conservation Films Evert van den Bos, Marjolein Duermeijer Nature Conservation Films Evert van den Bos, Marjolein Duermeijer Snball Film AS Hilde Holmesland & Pl Karlsen Nancy Sand

The Netherlands

47

124.

The Netherlands

50

125.

WILD DOG ISLAND 2008

The Netherlands

47

126.

SAVED BY THE LIONESS 2009

The Netherlands

50

127.

RAW MATERIAL IS RAW MATERIAL 2010

Norway

14

128.

RAVENS RASCALS OF THE SKIES 2010

corvusFilm Heribert Schller

Germany

52

129.

ESCAPING IN TO THE REAL LIFE 2008

Videosara Arttu Kotisara

Finland

98

130.

THE KINGDOM OF THE BEE HUMMINGBIRD 2009

Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) Monika Seiffert, Cornelia Volk

Germany

60

131.

VRANA LAKE NATURE PARK 2010

Public Institution Vrana Lake Nature Park Mihovil Gunjaa, Boris Poljak John Dunstan

Croatia

29

132.

THE SECRET LIFE OF MY SMALL URBAN BACKYARD 2010 EARTH 2009

USA

20

133.

Cubic Creaciones Audiovisuales Sl Txena Uribarri-Marco Matteus

Spain

12

134.

PENGUIN ISLAND Episode 1 Love is in the Air 2010

360 Degree Films for ABC/BBC/ARTE-France for National Geographic International Sally Ingleton, Simon Target

Australia

30

135.

PENGUIN ISLAND Episode 2 Danger in the Penguin Colony 2010

360 Degree Films for ABC/BBC/ARTE-France for National Geographic International Sally Ingleton, Simon Target 360 Degree Films for ABC/BBC/ARTE-France for National Geographic International Sally Ingleton, Simon Target 360 Degree Films for ABC/BBC/ARTE-France for National Geographic International Sally Ingleton, Simon Target 360 Degree Films for ABC/BBC/ARTE-France for National Geographic International Sally Ingleton, Simon Target 360 Degree Films for ABC/BBC/ARTE-France for National Geographic International Sally Ingleton, Simon Target WWF-Pakistan Muhammad Ali Ijaz TV-Production Petri Merta ky Petri Merta

Australia

30

136.

PENGUIN ISLAND Episode 3 Where have all the Fish Gone? 2010

Australia

30

137.

PENGUIN ISLAND Episode 4 A Heatwave hits the Colony 2010

Australia

30

138.

PENGUIN ISLAND Episode 5 Rocky Finds Love at Last 2010

Australia

30

139.

PENGUIN ISLAND Episode 6 Summer Ends on Phillip Island 2010

Australia

30

140.

MISSING VULTURES 2010 BIVRKEN (THE UNKNOWN HONEY BUZZARD) 2010

Pakistan

20

141.

Finland

27

142.

CHILIES TO THE RESCUE! EASING THE HUMAN-ELEPHANT CONFLICT 2010 DIPOLE 2009 GREAT LAKES OF EUROPE 2009

Marco Polo Film AG Annette Scheurich, Herbert Ostwald

Germany

50

143.

Submarines foundation Edward Snijders Production Center "Studio F" Sergei Popov and Olga Podolskya

The Netherlands

26

144.

Russia

52

145.

SPRINGBRINGER: Songs from the World of New Nature 2008 THE CORINTH CANAL 2009 ASOPOS RIVER Myth and Reality 2010 THE INVISIBLE BIRD PHOTOGRAPHER 2008

Synchronic Presentations Jukka Eronen

Finland

20

146.

Corinth Canal Ltd Co George Palamaris Asopos Follow up Committee George Palamaris

Greece

18

147.

Greece

13

148.

Filmjungle.eu Marcell Toth, Attila David Molnar

Hungary

26

149.

WHEN THE POLES MELT Antarctic Expedition 2010

Hoferichter & Jacobs GmbH RBB,ARTE Olaf Jacobs, Kai Voigtlnder

Germany

52

150.

AT THE FISH-BROOKS OF KVARKEN 2010 THE GREAT GREY SHRIKE 2009

Eero Murtomki, Juhani Koivusaari, Ari Valkola Chintis Lundgren

Finland

35

151.

Estonia

152.

THE BLOOD OF THE ROSE 2009 SPINNING TOWARD GREEN 2008 BIRD WITHOUT BORDERS Black Faced Spoonbills 2009

Dragonfly Film & TV Productions Ltd./ WDR,C4i distribution GEM Productions Gwendolyn Morgan Public Television Service Taiwan PTS & IFA Co-Production Selena Tsao, Dean Johnson

United Kingdom Germany Japan U.S.A

90

153.

27

154.

Taiwan

52

155.

SPIRIT OF ORCHID ISLAND 2008

Public Television Service Foundation-PTS Wen Cheng / Shuwa Chang Nick Upton Doc Art Tiina Saario, Petteri Saario

Taiwan

53

156.

RAJANKYNTI FRONTIER LIFE EP. 4: Hidden Paradise Of Russian Karelia 2009 THE CORE 2009 THE FIGHT FOR AMAZONIA Raids in the Rainforest 2010 VIVA LA CRISIS 2009

Finland

30

157.

Katia Roessel

France

16

158.

Filmquadrat.dok GmbH Thomas Wartmann For Arte, SWR Alexei Gubenco

Germany

52

159.

Romania

FILMS PARTICIPATING OUT OF COMPETITION


1. LOVERS OF ART 2010 KOUINTA PRODUCTIONS Christos N. Karakasis Greece, 45 2. JOS KAADUN (IF I FALL) 2007 Hanna Leena Hauru Finland 13 3. UNDER MY GARDEN 2007 Lobecafilm Andrea Lodoviccetti Italy, 18

WILDLIFE VAASA FESTIVAL 2010


CHILDREN & YOUTH FILM COMPETITION - LIST OF ENTRIES Ref.nr 1TITLE/ production year/CATEGORY THE RICH FOREST 2010/YOUTH ANIMATION PRODUCTION ORGANIZATIONS COUNTRY Israel min 5

Neri Bloomfield Academy of Design and Education Maor Lavi Edinburgh College of Arts
Anna Ewert

2.

11 DEGREES 2009/YOUTH FILM

Germany Scotland, UK

3.

A TREE AND A FLOWER 2010/YOUTH ANIMATION

Tomoko Oguchi

USA

4.

MUUTTUVA SATAMA-(THE MOVING HARBOUR) /YOUTH FILM 2009

Ostrobothnian museum-Terranova Vaasa Foreigners Office Koto Vaasa project Ilias Missyris Ostrobothnian museum-Terranova School of Onkilahti 5A&5B Ilias Missyris

Finland

28

VAELLUS RETKI RAIPPALUODOSSA (A RAMBLIN TRIP TO KVARKEN) 2009/CHILDREN FILM

Finland

10

6-

VIHRE LIPPU TEEMA PIV (A GREEN FLAG DAY) 2009/CHILDREN FILM

Ostrobothnian museum-Terranova School of Huutoniemi Ilias Missyris

Finland

22

7.

SUURPETOJA (GREAT PREDATORS) 2009/CHILDREN FILM

Ostrobothnian museum-Terranova School of Lnsimets 4K & 4M Ilias Missyris

Finland

37

8.

JTTILISTEN KUTSU (THE GIANTS CALL) 2010/ CHILDREN ANIMATION

Ostrobothnian museum-Terranova School of Alakyl 3A /Seinjoki Ilias Missyris

Finland

9.

HATTIVATTIEN HYKKYS (THE ATTACK OF THE GHOSTS) 2010/ CHILDREN ANIMATION

Ostrobothnian museum-Terranova School of Alakyl 4B /Seinjoki Ilias Missyris

Finland

10.

TAIKASAUVAN VALTA VAIHTUU (THE MAGIC WANDS AUTHORITYCHANGE) 2010/ CHILDREN ANIMATION

Ostrobothnian museum-Terranova School of Alakyl 4A /Seinjoki Ilias Missyris

Finland

11.

ELINTEN VUOSI (THE ANIMALS YEAR) 2010/ CHILDREN ANIMATION

Ostrobothnian museum-Terranova School of Alakyl 3B /Seinjoki Ilias Missyris

Finland

12.

KOULUNKYNTI ENNEN JA NYT (OUR SCHOOL; BEFORE AND NOW) 2010/ CHILDREN FILM

Ostrobothnian museum-Terranova School of Alakyl 5A /Seinjoki Ilias Missyris

Finland

20

13.

KAVERILLE (TO FRIENDSHIP) 2010/ CHILDREN FILM

Ostrobothnian museum-Terranova School of Alakyl 6A /Seinjoki Ilias Missyris

Finland

14.

KOTAKIVEN ARVOITUS (THE KOTA-STONE MYSTERY) 2010/CHILDREN ANIMATION

Ostrobothnian museum-Terranova School of Alakyl 5B /Seinjoki Ilias Missyris

Finland

11

15.

METSNHALTIOIDEN OPETUS (A LESSON FROM THE FOREST RULERS) 2010 CHILDREN FILM

Ostrobothnian museum-Terranova School of Alakyl 5B,2A /Seinjoki Ilias Missyris

Finland

16.

METSN RAUHA VAARASSA (FOREST PEACE IN DANGER) 2010/CHILDREN ANIMATION

Ostrobothnian museum-Terranova School of Alakyl 1B /Seinjoki Ilias Missyris

Finland

11

17.

HONEYMOON 2010 / YOUTH FILMS

Ostrobothnian museum-Terranova Vaasa Foreigners Office Ilias Missyris

Finland

30

18.

NR ORRMOAN STEG UR HAVET THE KORSNS MOVIE 2010 /CHILDREN FILM

Ostrobothnian museum-Terranova Korsns kby skola Ilias Missyris

Finland

22

19.

BACKWATER 2009/ YOUTH FILMS

Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) SunChild Eco-Club of Artashavan Saghmosavan students, Ruben

Armenia

10

Khachatryan
Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) SunChild Eco-Club of Gyumri students, Ruben Khachatryan

20.

GYUMRI: TWO STORIES


2009/ YOUTH FILMS

Armenia

18

21.

HEY 2009/YOUTH FILMS

Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) SunChild Eco-Club of Garni students,

Armenia

15

Ruben Khachatryan

22.

THE HOUSE, THE RIVER, THE MOUNTAIN 2009/YOUTH FILMS

Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) SunChild Eco-Club of Dilijan students, Ruben Khachatryan

Armenia

13

23.

LOST RIVER 2009/YOUTH FILMS

Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) SunChild Eco-Club of Yeghegnadzor students Ruben Khachatryan

Armenia

10

24.

MY RAVINE 2009/ YOUTH FILMS

Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) SunChild Eco-Club of Sisian students, Ruben Khachatryan

Armenia

10

25.

THE SUNSET OF ASTRAGALUS 2009/ YOUTH FILMS

Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) SunChild Eco-Club of Urtsadzor students, Ruben Khachatryan

Armenia

26.

THE WAY OF WATER 2009/ YOUTH FILMS

Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) SunChild Eco-Club of Noratus students, Ruben Khachatryan

Armenia

20

27.

CERRATTEPE 2010/ YOUTH FILMS

SUNY Fredonia, Atlantik Films Ceren Cebeci SUNY Fredonia, Atlantik Films
Cihat Bilen

Turkey

19

28.

NOW THERE IS, NOW THERE ISNT 2010/ YOUTH FILMS

Turkey

19

29.

SIRYA 2010/ YOUTH FILMS

SUNY Fredonia, Atlantik Films


Cengiz Duz

Turkey

19

SEIKKAILU KYRKSJRVELL 30.

(ADVENTURE AT LAKE KYRKSJRVI)


2010/ CHILDREN

Pentti Syrjl
School of Alakyl 6B

Finland

57

31.

BLUE MOON 2010 CHILDREN ANIMATION

Iiris Kakkuri

Finland

32.

THE GREAT GREY SHRIKE 2009/ ANIMATION THE THREE LITTLE PIGS 2009

Chintis Lundgren

Estonia

33.

EPAS-School of Aspropyrgos

Greece

34.

WINDOW ON NATURE 2009 TAKE A LEAP FASTER THAN DECAY 2010 THE MERMAID AND THE ICESTAR THAT FELL FROM THE SKY 2009 ALBERI/TREES 2009 CHILDREN ANIMATION RICICLA! 2009 CHILDREN ANIMATION

Lyceum of Karditsa

Greece

35.

Highschool of Preveza

Greece

36.

Camera Zizanio/ Nikos Repoulos

Greece

37.

Roncaglia primary school Raffaella Traniello Roncaglia primary school Raffaella Traniello

Italy

38.

Italy

39.

SHARK STORY 2010 CHILDREN ANIMATION

Pikku kasarmi kindergarden&Tokai University FuzokuHonda Benny Smulter & Kimie Tanaka

Finland/Japan

40.

THE TREE OF RECYCLING 2010


TREE, No. 73 2010

Special School of Ilion Stathis Markelos

Greece

41.

Beitou Elementary School Hui Chuan, Chiang

Taiwan

10

42.

DO YOU RECIRCLE? 2010

IESO Cuatro Villas 4o ESO class Enrique Freire, Fatima Zapata, Calurano,Manuel Martin Citta di Torino School and Workshop Immagine 2 ITER Citta di Torino School and Workshop Immagine 2 ITER Citta di Torino School and Workshop Immagine 2 ITER Citta di Torino School and Workshop Immagine 2 ITER Citta di Torino School and Workshop Immagine 2 ITER

Spain

43.

A STRANGE REALITY A PLATE IN TOUR IN THE CITY 2009 THE ADVENTURE OF THE MAN WITH THE MOUSTACHE 2008 ECOCITY AND THE RUBBISH MONSTER 2008

Italy

44.

Italy

45.

Italy

46.

A CARTOON TO EAT 2008

Italy

47.

THE FAMILY WITHOUT FEET 2009

Italy

WILDLIFE VAASA 2010 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 2008 may qualify.

AWARD PRIZES/ CATEGORY


1. NATURAL HISTORY Winner's prize: trophy + diploma Second runner up: diploma Third runner up: diploma Winner's prize: trophy + diploma Second runner up: diploma Third runner up: diploma Winner's prize: trophy + diploma Winner's prize: trophy + diploma

2. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

3. BEST NORDIC FILM BEST FINNISH FILM

4. BEST LOW-BUDGET BEST SHORT 5. BEST SCIENCE FILM

Winner's prize: trophy + diploma Winner's prize : trophy + diploma Winner's prize: trophy + diploma Second runner up: diploma Third runner up: diploma Winner's prize: trophy + diploma

THE JURYS SPECIAL AWARD:

WILDLIFE VAASA 2010: JURIES


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: (PRELIMINARY SELECTION, SPECIAL AWARD NOMINATIONS)

Vesa Heinonen, Ilias Missyris, Sonja sterholm-Granqvist, Fredrick Carlstrm


CHILDREN & YOUTH COMPETITON: (PRELIMINARY SELECTION, SELECTION OF THE WINNERS)

Groups of children and young people Child and Nature Foundation Finnish Cultural Foundation Council of Ostrobothnia

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBERS MR. NIK J. VAN-ECKMANN (South Africa-Finland) Chairman


More than 30 years experience in film and television production worldwide. Companies include: ORF Austria - Malaysian Television - ZDF Germany - Channel 9 Peru - NBC New York - RTL France -National Geographic Television and the BBC. His first discipline is in Sound Design but has expertise as cameraman - editor - writer - producer and director; other skills include: actor and narrator for television and the music industry. He has university degrees in Science, Education and the Arts and is currently researching, designing and developing new techniques for recording wildlife sound. This wealth of professional and academic knowledge means that he is in great demand as a lecturer, teaching the very young through to university level at establishments in Finland, Sweden, India and the UK. He has also been an important partner of our festival and a member of the International jury from 2002.

MRS. ULRIKE REETZ (Germany)


Living in Hamburg she did her jobs as a graphic designer, a teacher, a median expert on a scientific experience about the use of films in schools. Afterwards she joined her husband who was an independent documentary filmmaker. Their subjects: people and history. Her job: production management. Later on she switched over to various TV production companies such as Studio Hamburg. At least she succeeded in becoming a permanent part of the NDR Naturfilm team. As a freelancer now she is still responsible for entries in Wildlife Film Festivals worldwide. In 2008 she enjoyed festivals personally in Poland (WAGA Brothers) and in Estonia (Matsalu). Moreover she was asked to help the Jury of GreenScreen Nature Film Festival to select short films for the audience

MS. OKSANA LAZAREVA (Russia)


Representing the new generation of 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(Documentary Film Studio "FILM-TRANZIT"). Since 2005 she has been working at Studio "Nikola Film" editing full length and fictions movies. Since 2008 she works as film editor - freelancer with different film studios (Svarog-Afterburners Films (joint AmericanRussian film production company), "Pushkin Pictures", ''Green Film" and others. She has been participating and attending our festival from 2004.

MR. JUHANI KOIVUSAARI (Finland)


Phil.lic.(zoology), worked as a special researcher / for West Finlands Regional Environment Centre in Vaasa. An old-school biologist who has devoted his work and his life to the development of the conservation and the studying of the white-tailed sea-eagle. He has published a lot of research material in his fields of speciality and he has written a book as well. In addition, he has produced a TV film about white-tailed sea eagles together with his fellow researchers and filmmakers from Vaasa 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. He has been associated with Wildlife Vaasa festival from the time of its conception in 2001. Also a self-made humorist?

Wildlife Vaasa Festival 2010


V Terranova International Nature Film Festival LIST OF FINALISTS:
CATEGORY 1: NATURAL HISTORY
4. THE FOREST-REALM OF SHADOWS 2008 Nauflilusfilm /Jan Haft for NDR, Arte and ORF, Germany, 45 12. STORIES OF LIFE ON EARTH- Episode 2. ARTHROPODS, 2008 Lx Films-Luis Correia, Portugal, 25 39. RHAPSODY FOR PANDA BASI, 2009 Guo Wei, China, 25 46. WILD RUSSIA-THE URALS, 2009 Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm, Oliver Goetzl and Ivo Nrenberg, Jrn Rver, Germany 45 55. INTO THE DRAGONS LAIR, 2010 NHU Africa, Sophie Vartan / Vyv Simson, South Africa, 52 63. WATER COLOURS Episode3: A TOUCH OF FLUORESCENCE, 2009 LIQUID MOTION FILM, National Geographic Fiji-UK-France, 50 69. WILD BALKANS, 2009 ScienceVision, ORF, BR Michael Schlamberger, Rolando Menardi Austria, 51 76. PREDITOR BATTLEGROUND, 2009 Aquavision TV Productions, National Geographic, Nicole Annear South Africa, 50 92. CATFISH MONSTER IN THE LAKE? 2009, ARTE/ARD, Florian Guthknecht, Udo Zimmermann Germany 43 107. WILD JAPAN, 2010 Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm,Arte, ORF, National Geographic, Parthenon Jrn Rver, Thoralf Grospitz & Jens Westphalen Germany, 90 123. CROCS OF KATUMA, 2010 Nature Conservation Films, Evert van den Bos, Marjolein Duermeijer, Jochem van Rijs The Netherlands 47 134. PENGUIN ISLAND: Ep. 1 LOVE IS IN THE AIR, 2010, 360 Degree Films for: ABC/BBC/ ARTE-France National Geographic International, Sally Ingleton, Simon Target Australia 30

CATEGORY 2: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION


17. PERU-DOLPHINES IN DANGER 2009 GILDE-film & TV production Uli Pfrtner Germany -Peru 53 56. GORILLAS: JOURNEY FOR SURVIVAL 2009 NHU Africa, Sophie Vartan South Africa, 52 60. NATURE OF LIFE 2009 NHU Africa, Sophie Vartan / Craig & Damon Foster South Africa, 52 74. THE LAST GIANTS-OCEANS IN DANGER 2009 Progress Film Daniele Grieco Germany 90 90. NATURES GREATEST DEFENDER 2009 The Really Interesting Picture Company, Ltd. Tom Veltre, National Geographic U.S.A 50 108. OCEAN STORIES THE GIANT & THE PHANTOM 2010 Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm, Jrn Rver Heiko de Groot & Christina Karliczek Germany 50 130. THE KINGDOM OF THE BEE HUMMINGBIRD 2009 Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) Monika Seiffert, Cornelia Volk Germany 60 131. VRANA LAKE NATURE PARK 2010 Public Institution Vrana Lake Nature Park Mihovil Gunjaa, Boris Poljak, Croatia 29 142. CHILIES TO THE RESCUE! EASING THE HUMAN-ELEPHANT CONFLICT 2010 Marco Polo Film AG Annette Scheurich, Herbert Ostwald Germany 50 149. WHEN THE POLES MELT: ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 2010 Hoferichter & Jacobs GmbH RBB,ARTE, Olaf Jacobs, Kai Voigtlnder Germany 52 152. THE BLOOD OF THE ROSE 2009 Dragonfly Film & TV Productions Ltd. for: WDR,C4i distribution United Kingdom/Germany/Japan 90

158. THE FIGHT FOR AMAZONIA Raids in the Rainforest 2010 Filmquadrat.dok GmbH Thomas Wartmann for: Arte, SWR Germany 52

CATEGORY 3.1 FINNISH / FINNISH FINALISTS


48. VOIMAKONE 1 (Power Engine) 2008 Aranu Production House Ari & Anu Hkkinen Finland 55 86. PIV MERENKURKUSSA (A day at the Kvarken) 2008, Vediamo tv & video production Jorma Hakala, Roland Wiik Finland 37 120. FOREST POND-HOME OF THE RED-THROATED DIVER 2009 Blue Moment Media Sami Lehtoniemi, Finland 28 141. BIVRKEN (THE UNKNOWN HONEY BUZZARD) 2010 TV-Production Petri Merta ky Finland 27 150. AT THE FISH-BROOKS OF KVARKEN 2010 Eero Murtomki, Juhani Koivusaari, Ari Valkola Finland 35 156. RAJANKYNTI FRONTIER LIFE EPISODE 4: HIDDEN PARADISE OF RUSSIAN KARELIA 2009 Doc Art Tiina Saario, Petteri Saario Finland 30

CATEGORY 3.2 NORDIC NORDIC FINALISTS


3. THE EAST INDIAMAN 2008 Stavro Filmproduction AB Sweden 99 7. VATTAJAN DYYNI-LIFE 2009 Oy Soveri Wildlife Films Ltd, Meriter Oy Finland 20 28. VILDMARKSR-A YEAR IN THE ARCTIC WILD, 2009 Svante Lysen, Sweden/Greenland 58 85. ONE DEGREE MATTERS 2009 Ace and Ace Productions, Eskil Hardt Denmark 57 105. THE SOUL OF WATER 2008 AV-Media Jmtlands Ln AB SVT Sveriges Television, Kurt Skoog, Sweden 57 127. RAW MATERIAL IS RAW MATERIAL, 2010 The LOOP Foundation, Snball Film AS Hilde Holmesland & Pl Karlsen, Nancy Sand Norway 14

CATEGORY 4.1: LOW BUDGET


8. THE GULF OF CORINTH, 2008, Jiorgos Palamaris, Greece 43 9. FARMING OUR FUTURE, 2009 Vasile TV professionals India 25 27. WALTER AND THE TIGERS, 2009 Perry Productions Jason Perryman/Walter Bernardis United Kingdom 23 88. GRAMMOS, ILLUSIONS, 2009 Neaniko Plano, Nikos Theodosiou Greece 21 118. UNCERTAIN FATE, 2010 Santosh Deodhar, Abhijit Joshi India 23 132. THE SECRET LIFE OFMY SMALL URBAN BACKYARD, 2010 John Dunstan U.S.A 20 143. DIPOLE, 2009 Submarines foundation, Edward Snijders The Netherlands 26

CATEGORY 4.2: SHORT


23. PEOPLE AND RUBBISH, 2010 Mimbo Zil International/Dan Osa International Nigeria/Senegal 15 29. EMOTIONS IN WINTER, 2009 Vigmantas Balevicius Lithuania 4 84. WINTER WARMER, 2010 Lloyd Salomone, Jonathan Collicott Canada 6 89. GIMME A HUG, 2008 Protect the Sharks Foundation Geert Droppers The Netherlands 13 91. SURVIVORS, 2010 Zsolt Sasdi Hungary 5 113. METAMORPHOSIS PAPILIONUM, 2010 Yves Lanceau & Nathalie Truchet France 5 117. NEIGHBOURS, 2008 Siarhei Makhau Belarus 3 159. VIVA LA CRISIS!, 2009 Alexei Gubenco Romania 3

CATEGORY 5: SCIENCE FILMS


21. TRACKING THEIR SILENT VOICES 2009 Stefan Geier, Ton und Film, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Germany 44 54. ICEMAN: THE LEWIS GORDON PUGH STORY 2009 NHU Africa, Sophie Vartan South Africa 52 66. THE BIG PICTURE 2010 ORF, National Geographic Paul Reddish Austria 50 73. LIGHTNING RELOADED 2010 ORF, ZDF, National Geographic Manfred Christ, Claus Achter Austria 50 97. ALLIENS OF THE AMAZON Ep. 1: TREEHOPPERS 2009 Mona Lisa Production Thierry Berrod,Quincy Russel France 45 103. SENTINEL ANIMALS-WARNING! TSUNAMI 2008 Mona Lisa Production Thierry Berrod, Kamel Kezardi France 52

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


On the Highway of Butterflies
The journey of the monarchs
Country: Language: Length: Completion date: Germany English 52 2008

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Synopsis: The Souls of the Dead are back again, arriving in time for All Saints - El Dia de los Muertos-, like every year. So the traditional believe of the indigenous people in Michoacn in Mexico. Orange butterfly clouds dance around the indigenous making their pilgrimage to the cemetery. The Monarch butterflies have come to spend the winter here. It is many millions of them. They just have been through a long and dangerous journey. On the highway of winds they flew 3,000 miles straight across the USA. The story of their journey starts two months ago at the Great Lakes. On the road the American natural history writer and Monarch-scientist Robert Michael Pyle (Chasing Monarchs) is following their way to the South. But are the Souls of the Dead really immortal?

Production Organization(s): ARD, Bavarian Television Producer: Udo Zimmerann Director: Angela Graas Photographer: Christoph Castor Picture Editor: Dirk Ghler Sound: Bernd Schreiner Script Writer: Angela Graas Music Composer: Paul Wuthe Distributor: Telepool

Award category:

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS

CONTACT INFORMATION
Angela Graas Address: Floriansmhlstr. 60, 80939 Mnchen, Germany Phone: +49-89-3806-5155 Mobile: E-mail: a_graas@t-online.de

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


Vartijan Vuodet

Ref: 2

The Rangers Years


Country: Language: Length: Completion date: Finland Finnish 37 min 2008

Synopsis: The film tells about the Krunni conservation areas wild birds, its nature as well as about the rangers life. Situated in the middle of Bothnia at Kemi and Oulu, Krunni has a long history since 1936, including volunteer work by a war veteran as a ranger for over 50 years. The material of this film has been shot using 16mm black and white and color film as well as 35mm positive film for still pictures between year1970 to 2001. The story in Finnish has been told mainly by the ranger Erkki Reinil and it was recorded in 1987.

Production Organization(s): Producer: Director: Photographer: Picture Editor: Sound: Script Writer: Narrator: Effects Editor: Scientific Adviser: Music Composer:

Elja Herva Elja Herva Elja Herva Elja Herva Elja Herva Elja Herva Erkki Reinil, Elja Herva Markus Herva on the basis of Erkki Reinils melody

Award category:

FINNISH

CONTACT INFORMATION
Elja Herva Address:Pskystie 18, 90650 Oulu, Finland Phone: +358 8 53301005 Mobile: +358 40 7521352 E-mail: elja.herva@ktl.fi

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


The East Indiaman
Country: Language: Length: Completion date: Sweden Subtitled: English 99 2008

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Synopsis: Come aboard the East Indiaman Gotheborg on a historic sailing adventure. Over the big blue of the Atlantic and the Roaring forties of the Indian Ocean, through the pirate waters of the Far East and the intolerable heat of the Chinese Sea, until the spectacular welcome in China. On board the ship, far beyond modern society, the crew members expercience the journey of their lives. Will rig and hull manage with the enormous pressures from strong wind, waves and the birning sea?

Production Organization(s): Producer: Director: Photographer: Picture Editor: Script Writer: Sound: Composer: Distributor: Award category: NORDIC

Stavro Filmproduktion AB Patrik Axn Peder Jacobsson, Patrik Axn, Johan Lstedt Peder Jacobsson Johan Lstedt Peder Jacobsson, Patrik Axn, Johan Lstedt Robert Srling Immanu El Stavro Filmproduktion AB

CONTACT INFORMATION
Patrik Axn Address: vre Bursliden 10, 412 64 Gteborg, Sweden Phone: +46 31407579 Mobile: +46 704974747 E-mail: patrik@stavro.se

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


Part 1 Realm of Shadows
Country: Germany Language: English Length: 44 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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The Forest

The Central European Forest a secret place whose inhabitants live clandestine lives. How do innumerable organisms, large and small, live together? Are our forests truly natural or the result of mans intervention? Do they have anything in common with untouched wilderness? The denser the forest, the darker it becomes down on the ground. Only a few animals and plants have adapted to this lack of sunlight. Yet our forests were not always like this. Before man began to redesign earth as he saw fit, woods were more open, like parks

Production Organization(s): nautilusfilm GmbH, BR, Producers: Tom Synnatzschke for NDR-Studio Hamburg and Andrea Gastgeb for ORF Executive Producer: Jrn Rver Director: Jan Haft Photographers: Jan Haft, Kay Ziesenhenne Picture Editor: Robert Morgenstern, Kathrin Schrder Script Writer: Jan Haft, Gerwig Lawitzky Sound: Adrian Langenbach, Felix Pustal Narrator: David Kehoe Scientific Advisors: Gerwig Lawitzky Composer: Joerg Magnus Pfeil Production Manager Melanie Haft Original Format: HD Cam Distributor: nautilusfilm GmbH/ Melanie Haft Submitted by: nautilusfilm GmbH/Melanie Haft Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
nautilusfilm GmbH/Melanie Haft Address: Postfach 1314, D - 84403 Dorfen, Germany Tel.: (+49) 08081 / 959 661 Fax: (+49) 08081 / 959 662 Mob:(+49) 0179 / 788 9416 melanie.haft@nautilusfilm.de www.nautilusfilm.de

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


The Forest Part 2 The Fight for Light
Country: Germany Language: English Length: 44 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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There was plenty of light throughout the year. The landscape architects in those days were large herds of herbivores. It was their phenomenal appetite that had much to do with shaping forests. But over the last 30,000 years, man has eradicated almost all larger mammals. Several members of the elephant family, bison, wild horses, rhinoceros and giant deer disappearedOn the plains of Central Europe, it would otherwise be much like the Serengeti in Africa. The uncultivated forests, where herbivores roam freely, are a thing of the past. Yet experiments in conservation areas show that many larger mammals can still coexist with man and one fact that is finally being acknowledged is that a truly natural wood needs a play of forces that ensure that light and warmth are allowed to penetrate. Only then will the habitat become as rich in life as it once was. Production Organization(s): nautilusfilm GmbH, BR, Producers: Tom Synnatzschke for NDR-Studio Hamburg and Andrea Gastgeb for ORF Executive Producer: Jrn Rver Director: Jan Haft Photographers: Jan Haft, Kay Ziesenhenne Picture Editor: Robert Morgenstern, Kathrin Schrder Script Writer: Jan Haft, Gerwig Lawitzky Sound: Adrian Langenbach, Felix Pustal Narrator: David Kehoe Scientific Advisors: Gerwig Lawitzky Composer: Joerg Magnus Pfeil Production Manager Melanie Haft Original Format: HD Cam Distributor: nautilusfilm GmbH/ Melanie Haft Submitted by: nautilusfilm GmbH/Melanie Haft Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
nautilusfilm GmbH/Melanie Haft Adress: Postfach 1314, D - 84403 Dorfen, Germany Tel.: (+49) 08081 / 959 661 Fax: (+49) 08081 / 959 662 Mob:(+49) 0179 / 788 9416 melanie.haft@nautilusfilm.de www.nautilusfilm.de

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


The Crayfish in the Jam Jar
Country: Germany Language: English Length: 44 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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The 76 km long valley of the river Isen was formed by the glaciers of the last Ice Age. Small alluvial forests flank the river and its banks, which are home to many remarkable animals and plants; rare fishes such as the rifle minnow, the undermouth and the loach can be found in the Isens clear waters. The kingfisher loves to hunt here; the red-backed shrike builds his nest in the hedges that grow on the rivers sunny slopes and birds like bluethroats, sedge warblers, green sandpipers and an especially droll bird whose song compares to a creaky sewing machine the river warbler can still be found here. This Bavarian idyll is under pressure from an unexpected side. The idea of renewable energy is starting to change the countryside, more and more biomass power plants are built and they need fuel. To produce this fuel meadows are turned into corn- or rapeseed fields. Farmers are slowly becoming energy suppliers. Does this mean that the biodiversity of the Isen valley is in danger, endangered by eco-friendly energies? What does the future hold for our valley, what will the landscape along the Isen look like? Production Organization(s): nautilusfilm GmbH, BR, Production Manager Melanie Haft Producer: Jan Haft Executive Producer: Udo A. Zimmermann Director: Jan Haft Photographers: Jan Haft, Kay Ziesenhenne, Rolf Steinmann, Picture Editor: Kathrin Schrder Script Writer: Jan Haft Sound: Adrian Langenbach Narrator: David Ingram Composer: Joerg Magnus Pfeil Original Format: HD Cam Distributor: nautilusfilm GmbH/ Melanie Haft Submitted by: nautilusfilm GmbH/Melanie Haft Award category: Natural History, Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
nautilusfilm GmbH/Melanie Haft Adress: Postfach 1314, D - 84403 Dorfen, Germany Tel.: (+49) 08081 / 959 661 Fax: (+49) 08081 / 959 662 Mob:(+49) 0179 / 788 9416 melanie.haft@nautilusfilm.de www.nautilusfilm.de

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


Vattajan dyyni -Life
Country: Finland Language: English Length: 20 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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Cape Vattaja that is located in the Central Ostrobothnia is the largest known dyne area in a coniferous forest zone. Cape Vattaja belongs to the Natura 2000 Network. When the last ice are finished a large sand rage was formed in the area. Later the waves have leveled the ground. The area has become a characteristic sand area. Most of Cape Vattaja is a target practice area for the Finnish defense forces. In addition to that the area is important for recreation use and tourism. Inconsiderate use of the area can endanger the existence of Nature types. The most important threats of the area are the action of the defense forces, the actions of the forestry industry uncontrolled recreation use and the luck of information.

Production Organization(s): Soveri Wildlife Films Ltd, Meriter Oy, Metshallitus, EU Life Program Producer: Soveri Wildlife Films Ltd Director: Kari Hallantie, Kasper Koskela Photographer: Meri Rahkola, Marko Sievnen, Mika Sievnen Picture Editor: Kari Soveri Sound: Soveri Wildlife Films Ltd Script Writer: Meri Rahkola, Marko Sievnen, Narrator: Ann Albrecht

Award category: Finnish, Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Oy Soveri Wildlife Films Ltd / Kari Soveri Address: Lngrentie 42 D 42 01100 stersundom Helsinki, Finland Tel: +358 9 278 9484 Fax. +358 9 278 9484. Email. karisoveri@hotmail.com

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


THE GULF OF CORINTH
Country: Greece Language: English subtitles Length: 43 Completion date: 2008

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Synopsis This is the story of the Gulf of Corinth in Greece that separates mainland Greece from its south part of Peloponnesus. The sea is home to three kinds of dolphins and even whales have very rich diversity of marine life in its deep waters that can reach up to 900 m depth. The Gulf of Corinth is associated strongly with the Greece mythology and a history of more that 6 000 years. At the east side of the sea is the famous Corinth Canal, a 6 km long sea stripe connecting it by sea with the Aegean Sea On its west end a modern giant 2,5 km long bridge connects Peloponnesus by land with mainland Greece. Nowadays, there are many environmental concerns there due to a red mud pollution at the bottom of the sea caused by an aluminium factory operating on its mainland coast. The red mud seems to contaminate the sea and affects marine life in the Gulf, threatening also the health of the inhabitants around it. This film is depicting the beauty of the Gulf of Corinth including also a strong conservation message against its pollution. Production Organization(s): Lyssipian Culture Centre of Corinth, Culture Research Centre of North Peloponnese, Corinthian Environmental movement Producer: Lyssipian Culture Centre of Corinth Director: George Palamaris Photographer: George Palamaris, Fotis Horemis, Tsvetomir Tsankov Picture Editor: George Palamaris Sound: Nathalie Baumann Script Writer: George Palamaris, Maria Krondiri Narrator: George Palamaris Music Composer: Nathalie Baumann Award category: Environmental Conservation, Low budget

CONTACT INFORMATION
George Palamaris/ Tsvetomir Tsankov D.D. Pirgos- 20009-Derveni-Corinthias, Greece Tel. +30 2430 95428 Email. phototsetsi@gmail.com

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


Farming Our Future
Country: India Language: Sutitled in English Length: 25 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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The film Farming Our Future depicts the ill effects of chemical farming and the role of organic farming in the creation of a healthy world. As lifes pace accelerates, we tend to neglect our environment. This has led to the extent of poisoning even the mothers milk; the baby inside the womb has not been spared, either. The chemicals applied in agriculture are really compositions which have deleterious effect on human body. As a result, the quantity of these toxic substances in the food we consume is also large. The frantic efforts to step up food production to match the fast growth in world population have resulted in very serious consequences. Our ancestors had acquired a deep insight into the environment surrounding them. When they cleared the woods to get living space, they preserved certain regions as kaavu (Sacred groves) which is a small evergreen patch in the courtyard from where even a twig is not taken away for human use. One sees here the beginnings of organic farming. Organic farming, which is beneficial in social, economic and environmental aspects, has a solid scientific support, too. Use of locally available resources is the highlight of organic farming. Healthy soil means healthy food; healthy food means healthy people. Production Organization(s): Visile TV Professionals Producer: Venu Nair Director: Venu Nair Photographer: Lalu, Sidharthan Picture Editor: Rajesh Krishnan Sound: Rajesh Krishnan Script Writer: DR. N. Ajith Kumar Narrator: Uttam Joy Effects Editor: NIL Scientific Adviser: Dr. V.S. Vijayan Music Composer: Stock Music Distributor: Visile TV Professionals Award category: Environmental Conservation, Low Budget, Science

CONTACT INFORMATION
Visile Tv Professionals Address: Shankaramangalam, Gra 777/A, Gowrisapattom, Trivandrum-695 004, Kerala, IndiaPhone: +91- 471- 2557555, Cell +91 94473 88613, +91 96459 88613 Fax: +91- 471- 2557555 E-Mail: venunairin@gmail.com Website: www.visiletv.com

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


Blue Revolution in Lakshadweep
Country: India Language: English Length: 28 Completion date: 2008

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Synopsis The tiniest and single-district Union Territory of India, Lakshadweep is an archipelago consisting of 12 atolls, three reefs and five submerged banks. It comprises 10 inhabited and 17 uninhabited islands, attached islets, 4 newly formed islets and 5 submerged reefs spread over 32 sq. km in all. It is located approximately between 8 - 12 North latitude and 71 -74 East longitude. It is in the emerald Arabian sea 220 - 440 km away from the coastal city of Kochi in Kerala. In Lakshadweep, drinking water is a serious problem and people heavily depend on the scarce ground water which is far from sufficient for their requirements. Technologies like desalination and reverse osmosis have been tried to get fresh water which, however, proved economically unviable. This serious drinking water problem of the islanders was overcome, jointly by the Center for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM) and India Canada Environment Facility (ICEF), by means of rainwater harvesting. This film is about the resounding success achieved in solving drinking water problem in the remote Lakshdweep Islands through rainwater harvesting using structures based on ferro-cement technology.

Production Organization(s): Visile TV Professionals Producer: Venu Nair Director: Venu Nair Photographer: Sidharthan Picture Editor: John Kutty Sound: Suresh Script Writer: DR. N. Ajith Kumar Narrator: Uttam Joy Effects Editor: NIL Scientific Adviser: Dr. E.J. James Music Composer: Stock Music Distributor: Visile TV Professionals Award category: Environmental Conservation, Low Budget

CONTACT INFORMATION
Visile Tv Professionals Address: Shankaramangalam, Gra 777/A, Gowrisapattom, Trivandrum-695 004, Kerala, IndiaPhone: +91- 471- 2557555, Cell +91 94473 88613, +91 96459 88613 Fax: +91- 471- 2557555 E-Mail: venunairin@gmail.com Website: www.visiletv.com

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Stories of Life on Earth
E p i s o d e 1: FISH
Country: Portugal Language: English subtitles Length: 25 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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This is the first episode of the first Portuguese documentary 6-episode series on the history of evolution. How did fishes, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals evolve and conquer the planets different environments? Using real wildlife images, colorful illustrations, 2D and 3D computer animation, these are the questions we wish to answer

Production Organization(s): Lx Filmes Producer: Luis Correia Co-production: ICAM/MC, RTP Director: Luis Correia Photographer: Luis Correia, Leonardo Simes Sound: Andr Carrilho Narrator: Rita Moreira Effects Editor: Rui Braz, Rui Del-Negro Scientific Adviser: Rui Rebelo, Jose Filipe Costa Distributor: Lx Filmes Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Lx Filmes Address: Travessa do Corpo Santo, 29, 2., 1200-131, Lisboa - Portugal Tel. +351 21 865 04 90 Fax. +351 21 865 04 99 Email: lxlilmes@lxfilmes.com Web: www.lxfilmes.com

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Stories of Life on Earth
E p i s o d e 2: ARTHROPODS
Country: Portugal Language: English subtitles Length: 25* Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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This is the 2nd episode of the first Portuguese documentary 6-episode series on the history of evolution. How did fishes, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals evolve and conquer the planets different environments? Using real wildlife images, colorful illustrations, 2D and 3D computer animation, these are the questions we wish to answer

Production Organization(s): Lx Filmes Producer: Luis Correia Co-production: ICAM/MC, RTP Director: Luis Correia Photographer: Luis Correia, Leonardo Simes Sound: Andr Carrilho Narrator: Rita Moreira Effects Editor: Rui Braz, Rui Del-Negro Scientific Adviser: Rui Rebelo, Jose Filipe Costa Distributor: Lx Filmes Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Lx Filmes Address: Travessa do Corpo Santo, 29, 2., 1200-131, Lisboa - Portugal Tel. +351 21 865 04 90 Fax. +351 21 865 04 99 Email: lxlilmes@lxfilmes.com Web: www.lxfilmes.com

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Stories of Life on Earth
E p i s o d e 3: AMPHIBIANS
Country: Portugal Language: English subtitles Length: 25* Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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This is the 3d episode of the first Portuguese documentary 6-episode series on the history of evolution. How did fishes, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals evolve and conquer the planets different environments? Using real wildlife images, colorful illustrations, 2D and 3D computer animation, these are the questions we wish to answer

Production Organization(s): Lx Filmes Producer: Luis Correia Co-production: ICAM/MC, RTP Director: Luis Correia Photographer: Luis Correia, Leonardo Simes Sound: Andr Carrilho Narrator: Rita Moreira Effects Editor: Rui Braz, Rui Del-Negro Scientific Adviser: Rui Rebelo, Jose Filipe Costa Distributor: Lx Filmes Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Lx Filmes Address: Travessa do Corpo Santo, 29, 2., 1200-131, Lisboa - Portugal Tel. +351 21 865 04 90 Fax. +351 21 865 04 99 Email: lxlilmes@lxfilmes.com Web: www.lxfilmes.com

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


Stories of Life on Earth
E p i s o d e 4: REPTILES
Country: Portugal Language: English subtitles Length: 25* Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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This is the 4th episode of the first Portuguese documentary 6-episode series on the history of evolution. How did fishes, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals evolve and conquer the planets different environments? Using real wildlife images, colorful illustrations, 2D and 3D computer animation, these are the questions we wish to answer

Production Organization(s): Lx Filmes Producer: Luis Correia Co-production: ICAM/MC, RTP Director: Luis Correia Photographer: Luis Correia, Leonardo Simes Sound: Andr Carrilho Narrator: Rita Moreira Effects Editor: Rui Braz, Rui Del-Negro Scientific Adviser: Rui Rebelo, Jose Filipe Costa Distributor: Lx Filmes Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Lx Filmes Address: Travessa do Corpo Santo, 29, 2., 1200-131, Lisboa - Portugal Tel. +351 21 865 04 90 Fax. +351 21 865 04 99 Email: lxlilmes@lxfilmes.com Web: www.lxfilmes.com

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Stories of Life on Earth
E p i s o d e 5: BIRDS
Country: Portugal Language: English subtitles Length: 25 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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This is the 5th episode of the first Portuguese documentary 6-episode series on the history of evolution. How did fishes, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals evolve and conquer the planets different environments? Using real wildlife images, colorful illustrations, 2D and 3D computer animation, these are the questions we wish to answer

Production Organization(s): Lx Filmes Producer: Luis Correia Co-production: ICAM/MC, RTP Director: Luis Correia Photographer: Luis Correia, Leonardo Simes Sound: Andr Carrilho Narrator: Rita Moreira Effects Editor: Rui Braz, Rui Del-Negro Scientific Adviser: Rui Rebelo, Jose Filipe Costa Distributor: Lx Filmes Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Lx Filmes Address: Travessa do Corpo Santo, 29, 2., 1200-131, Lisboa - Portugal Tel. +351 21 865 04 90 Fax. +351 21 865 04 99 Email: lxlilmes@lxfilmes.com Web: www.lxfilmes.com

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Stories of Life on Earth
E p i s o d e 6: MAMMALS
Country: Portugal Language: English subtitles Length: 25 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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This is the 6th episode of the first Portuguese documentary 6-episode series on the history of evolution. How did fishes, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals evolve and conquer the planets different environments? Using real wildlife images, colorful illustrations, 2D and 3D computer animation, these are the questions we wish to answer

Production Organization(s): Lx Filmes Producer: Luis Correia Co-production: ICAM/MC, RTP Director: Luis Correia Photographer: Luis Correia, Leonardo Simes Sound: Andr Carrilho Narrator: Rita Moreira Effects Editor: Rui Braz, Rui Del-Negro Scientific Adviser: Rui Rebelo, Jose Filipe Costa Distributor: Lx Filmes Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Lx Filmes Address: Travessa do Corpo Santo, 29, 2., 1200-131, Lisboa - Portugal Tel. +351 21 865 04 90 Fax. +351 21 865 04 99 Email: lxlilmes@lxfilmes.com Web: www.lxfilmes.com

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Peru - Dolphins in Danger
Country: Germany/ Peru Language: English subtitles Length: 53 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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In Peru every year minimum 15.000 Dolphins die illegal by the hand of poor people. The fishermen sell the meat as Sea-Pig on the markets. This documentary is on dolphins and Peruvian people along the coast and the Amazon river where they in a special way are communities of destiny. The German biologist Stefan Austermuehle and his Peruvian wife Nina Pardo fight a tremendous battle against the dolphin slaughter. They work with unusual and sustainable solutions as undercover-researches, police-operations and trainings for the fishermen to tourist guides as alternative to the killing. Only the fishermen prosperity also imply the dolphins survival.

Production Organization(s):medienkontor FFP / GILDE - film & tv Producer: Kerstin Meyer Director: Uli Pfoertner Photographer: Gerald Fritzen, Uli Pfoertner Picture Editor: John Toft Sound: Christian Schoerling Script Writer: Uli Pfoertner Narrator: Max Volkert Martens Scientific Adviser: Stefan Austermuehle Music Composer: Peter Gabriel, Uli Pfoertner Distributor: GILDE - film & tv Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
GILDE - film & tv production/ Uli Pfoertner Address: Im Weizen 1 Phone: +49 6472 911636 Fax: +49 6472 911635 E-mail: info@gildefilm.de Website: www.gildefilm.de

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The Strait, The Gateway to the Worlds
Country: Spain Language: English subtitles Length: 54 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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This is the story of a major journey of a place that old legend has cast its spell on. A magical place where even today the air echoes ancient stories of Gods, sea monsters and storms that would sink vessels that ventured from this very spot. A cursed place that seems to have a soul of its own. Its waters have taken more lives than any other place on Earth. This small stretch of sea is at the nearest point between two different continents; hence, it is a necessary part of the journey for all animal migration that has taken place between four worlds that only merge here: Africa, Europe, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.Year upon year, this setting portrays an epic in which thousands of forms of life face the fury of nature in order to cross the threshold from one world to another: This is the Strait of Gibraltar.

Production Organization: Articam Producciones Producer: Josep M Reix Director: Alberto Gmez Latorre Photographer: Alejandro Diaz Picture Editor: Lorena Hernndez Tudela Sound: Salvador Suano Script Writer: Alberto Gmez Latorre Narrator: Alfonso Valles Effects Editor: Lorena Hernndez Tudela Scientific Adviser: Miguel Ferrer Music Composer: Emilio Alquezar Distributor: Articam Producciones Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organization: Articam producciones Address: Mendez Nuez 3 08003 barcelona spain Phone: 34 933150033 E-mail: articamproducciones@gmail.com Website: www.articam.es

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Noura
Country: Irak Language: Subtitled in English Length: 10 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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This short film is about the social behavior of a mid-eastern divorced woman who lives in Europe

Production Organization(s): Rania Production Producer: Mohammad Tawfik Director: Mohammad Tawfik Photographer: Mohammad Tawfik, Kameran Ibrahim Picture Editor: Mohammad Tawfik Sound: Mohammad Tawfik Script Writer: Mohammad Tawfik Narrator: Midya Begard Award category: Detrucked from categories (ethnographic documentary)

CONTACT INFORMATION
Rania Production/ Mohammad Tawfik Address: Nobis Mlle 38, 3460 Birkerd, Denmark Tel +45 50 57 4889 Email: tawfik@webspeed.dk

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Men, Machines and Gods
Country: Brazil Language: Subtitled in English Length: 49 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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Is the essence of technology technological? This question has brought together In the Amazon area, an indigenous leader, a shaman and a group of scientists. On one hand, the building of a cultural centre linked to the internet and the preservation of indigenous traditions. On the other hand, a scientific research project with robots, identifying the richness of the local biodiversity, as well as setting up a system of an environmental monitoring

Producer: Luis Duva Director: Eduardo Duwe Photographer: Eduardo Duwe Picture Editor: Guta Pacheco Sound: Amilcar Farina Script Writer: Eduardo Duwe Composer: Amilcar Farina Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Eduardo Duwe Address: Rua Pedro Doll 400 APTO 42 San Paolo-SP 02404-001 Brazil Tel. 5511 22 833755 /25077770 Email: edduwe@gmail.com

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Tracking their silent voices
Country: Germany Language: Subtitled in English Length: 44 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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As British marine biologist Oliver Boisseau starts his expedition on a research sailing boat in spring, he doesnt know that it will take 7 months of endurance, hard work at the open sea, adventurous lifestyle and courage to fulfil his scientific dream: a closer look on a mysterious but highly endangered group of whales, that live in the deep ocean - an unexplored species beaked whales.

Production Organization(s): Ton und Film, BR (Bayerischer Rundfunk) Producer: Stefan Geier Director: Stefan Geier Photographer: Andreas Kerle Picture Editor: Sebastian Bhm Sound: Lars Kurz Script Writer: Stefan Geier Narrator: Christoph Jablonka Effects Editor: Stefan Scheider Scientific Adviser: Oliver Boisseau Distributor: Ton und Film, Preysingstrae 10, Munich Award category: Science

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organization: Ton und Film, Production Company/ Stefan Geier Address: Preysingstrae 10, 81667 Munich, Germany Phone: +49-163-2878756 Fax: +49- 3212-1105369 E-mail: stefangeier@tonundfilm.com; info@tonundfilm.com Website: www.tonundfilm.com

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Utopia
Country: Spain Language: Subtitled in English Length: 78 Completion date: 2008

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Synopsis Throughout history, human beings have surprised us by creating ingenious solutions to overcome conflicts, to encourage solidarity and to guide us through chaotic situations. UTOPIA is a documentary film focusing on certain contributions which have proved irreplaceable tools in overcoming environmental, social and spiritual crisis. In this documentary film, journalists, agriculturists, businessmen, retired people, bankers, scientists, lawyers, doctors, housewives and teachers, among others, show us different ways to reach a seemingly uneatable utopia. Each testimony will show us an example that to live in harmony with our environment is not just possible, creative and joyful, but that it increases our capacity to connect with life and people. When we work for life, life works for us.

Producer: Patricia Roda/Salomn Shang Director: Lucho Iglesias & Alex Ruiz Photographer: Alex Ruiz Picture Editor: Alex Ruiz Script writer: Lucho Iglesias Scientific advisor: Various Sound: Alex Ruiz Narrators: Pilar Olona Effects editor: La Freskera Composer: Luis Paniagua Original Format: HD Distributor: Producciones Kaplan Submitted by: Producciones Kaplan Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Production Organization(s): Producciones Kaplan Address: Paseo de Gracia 115, Bajos, 08008 Barcelona. Spain Phone: + 93 218 43 45 Fax: + 93 218 43 45 E-mail: prodkaplan@gmail.com info@kaplanproducciones.com Web: www.kaplanproducciones.com

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People and Rubbish
Country: Nigeria/ Senegal Language: English Length: 15 Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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Every hour, a hundred African children die from diarrhea. Most of these lives can be saved through better access to sanitation and improved basic hygiene. What would make an educated man, in a suit, buy banana on the roadside and throw the peel from a balcony to the ground when he is done? That behavior is indicative of the level of contempt we have for public health and our environment. The magnitude of public health problems in Africa is evident from the heaps of filth on which we sit and eat and do business. Our cities, streets, our backyards, our living rooms, our hospitals, our restaurants and our so-called five stars hotels are marked with little pyramids of filth, including industrial effluents. It is amazing how we share our territory with outrageous heap garbage and waste matter and still maintain good health. Production Organization(s): Mimbo Zil International / Dan Osa International Producer: Amin Aimuamwosa Director: Sunday Dolph Christopher Photographer: Sunday Dolph Christopher Picture Editor: Nosa Osakue Sound: Ndoffene Faye Script Writer: Sunday Dolph Christopher Narrator: Sunday Dolph Christopher Award category: Short, Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
MIMBO ZIL INTERNATIONAL Address: N 2 Ighodaro Close, Off Sapele Road Benin City E-mail: mimbozil@gmail.com

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Djemo, Goat And Brucellosis
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina Language: Subtitled in English Length: 19 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Brucellosis is a very dangerous disease that affects sheep, goats and other animals. It, also, gets transferred to people and it is very hard to treat. About 500.000 people get affected every year, worldwide. Until year 2004 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, brucellosis was not significantly present. But, with uncontrolled import of live stock, that started this year, brucellosis became highly increased disease in this country. In 2007. 500 people got affected. In first half of 2008, 12.500 sheep and goats were euthanized, when brucellosis got epidemic proportions.

Producer: Nisvet Hrusti Director: Nisvet Hrusti Photographer: Nisvet Hrusti, Teo Agaevi Picture Editor: Nisvet Hrusti, Rrof. Sead Hrusti Script writer: Nisvet Hrusti, Scientific advisor: Rrof. Sead Hrusti Sound: Amer ehi Narrators: Draenka Latro; Nisvet Hrusti Effects editor: Nisvet Hrusti Composer: Amer ehi Original Format: DV-CAM (PAL) Distributor: Nisvet Hrusti Submitted by: Nisvet Hrusti Award category:

CONTACT INFORMATION
Nisvet Hrusti Address: Podgradina b.b. 72250 VITEZ, Bosnia and Herzegovina Phone: 00387 61 372 370 E-mail: nisvet.hrustic@tel.net.ba Website: http://www.nisvet-hrustic.com

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A Tree and a Flower
Country: USA Language: English Length: 6 Completion date: 2010 Synopsis The tree was lonely, but one day he found a flower growing on his shoulder

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Amination Artist: Tomoko Oguchi Director: Tomoko Oguchi Script writer: Tomoko Oguchi Composer: Zbigniew Slesicki Narrator: Paul Savior Submitted by: Tomoko Oguchi Award category: Short, Animation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Address: 330 EAST 100TH STREETH 6B, NEW YORK, NY 10029, USA Phone: +1 212 360 1721 E-mail: contact@tomokooguchi.com Website: www.tomokooguchi.com

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Catching
Country: Finland /Argentina Language: English subtitles Length: 12 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Kaarina (actress Tanja Heinnen) is an unemployed Finnish sawmill worker, who travels to Argentina to work after having enough of the short term jobs back up North. The film is a personal statement about the ongoing global transformation of the forest industry. Catching continues from the themes of the sawmill related short film If I Fall, by Hannaleena Hauru, 2007. The film is opening a universal aspect to the issues about forest industry work, environment and the search of love. Catching is combining everyday work to a poetic context with a dramaturgic structure following a cross-section of a tree.

Producer: Director: Cinematographer: Editor: Scriptwriter: Distributor:

Hannaleena Hauru Hannaleena Hauru Hannaleena Hauru Andrea Zapata Girau Hannaleena Hauru and Tanja Heinnen Hannaleena Hauru

Award category: Low Budget, Short, Finnish

CONTACT INFORMATION
Hannaleena Hauru Address: Hmeentie 152 c 71, 00560 Helsinki, Finland Phone: +358 50 37 40 655 E-mail: hhauru@gmail.com Website: http://aboutcatching.wordpress.com

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Walter and the Tigers
Country: United Kindom Language: English Length: 23 Completion date: 2009

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Synopsis Free-diving with Tiger Sharks in South Africa with Walter Bernardis, showing that Tigers are not as dangerous as we think, and investigates their behavior further. Were left with a feeling of safety and affection for them. Then we see these Sharks killed in the local beach nets of the Natal Sharks Board, and their dissections in front of an audience by this organization. We see the damage done to the Tiger Shark population and other Sharks and marine species too. Tigers are not a danger to humans, humans are a danger to the Tigers and its humans like Walter that can save them.

Production Organization(s): Perry Productions Producer: Jason Perryman Director: Jason Perryman Photographer: Jason Perryman, Walter Bernardis Picture Editor: Jason Perryman Script writer: Jason Perryman Sound: Steve Bond Narrator: Anil Desai Scientific Adviser: Walter Bernardis Effects Editor: Liam O Connor Composer: Garry Johnston Original Format: DV PAL Distributor: Perry Productions Submitted by: Perry Productions/ Jason Perryman Award category: Environmental Conservation, Low Budget

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organization: Perry Productions/ Jason Perryman Address: 15 Greenwich High Road, London, se10 8jl, UK Phone: +44 (0) 7782 300 545 E-Mail: jason_perryman@hotmail.com Website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1542019/

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A Year In The Arctic Wild
Country: Greenland/ Sweden Language: Swedish Length: 58 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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The film A Year In The Arctic Wild is about two men who leave civilization for over a year to settle in the inner parts of the giant Scoresbysundsfjorden in eastern Greenland. We follow how they create their lives in the wilderness. We also take part in their fantastic experiences in the arctic nature which includes impressive meetings with the wildlife during the four seasons.

Production Organization(s): Svante Lysen Naturbild Producer: Svante Lysen Naturbild Director: Svante Lysen Naturbild Photographer: Oscar Andersson, Svante Lysen Naturbild Picture Editor: Svante Lysen Naturbild, Karolyi Film Script writer: Svante Lysen Naturbild Sound: Svante Lysen Naturbild Effects editor: Art H Bilder Composer: Harald Svensson Original Format: HD Distributor: Svante Lysen Naturbild Submitted by: Svante Lysen Award category: NORDIC

CONTACT INFORMATION
Svante Lysen Naturbild Phone: +46 303-22 22 23 Tel: +46 303-22 22 23 Mob: +46 733-14 28 37 E-post: natura@svantelysen.se Website: http://www.svantelysen.se

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Emotions in Winter
Country: Lithuania Language: music Length: 4 Completion date: 2009

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Synopsis This short film is a musical sensitivity about winter nature in Lithuania.

Production Organization(s): Vigmantas Balevicious Producer: Vigmantas Balevicious Director: Vigmantas Balevicious Photographer: Vigmantas Balevicious Picture Editor: Vigmantas Balevicious Script writer: Vigmantas Balevicious Sound: Vigmantas Balevicious Composer: Vigmantas Balevicious Original Format: mini DV Distributor: Vigmantas Balevicious Submitted by: Vigmantas Balevicious Award category: Short, Low Budget

CONTACT INFORMATION
Vigmantas Balevicious Address: 50111, Kelmu 7-1, Kaunas, Lithuania Tel: +370 61017942 Fax: +370 61017942 Email: vigmandas@takas.lt Web: www.kardas.lt

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Saving the Slumdog Donkeys
Country: United Kingdom Language: English Length: 51 Completion date: 2009

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Synopsis: Pensioners Jean and Bob Harrison are determined to save the working donkeys of Delhi. These slumdog donkeys are being worked to death, seldom reaching their 5th birthday. With no veterinary skills of their own, they enlist the help of a local vet. Together they visit donkey sites dispensing medicine and tending to horrific injuries. But for every donkey they save there are hundreds more dying and the Harrisons quickly find themselves overwhelmed. They planned to stay for a year in India but their money soon runs out. More devastating news comes when their vet decides to leave. And when their local animal shelter closes its doors, they are forced to face the painful decision as to whether they can carry on

Production Organization(s): Barron Productions Producer: Angie Vos Director: Andrew Barron Photographer: Angie Vos Picture Editor: Andrew Barron Script writer: Andrew Barron Sound: Angie Vos Narrator: Tim Graham Composer: Audio Networks Plc Original Format: Digibeta Distributor: TVF International Submitted by: Barron Productions Award category: Low Budget

CONTACT INFORMATION
Barron Productions Address: 6 Ferndale Road, London, SW4 7SF, UK Tel: +44 (0) 777 6376 168 Fax: +44 (0) 705 065 2191 Email: angie@barrontv.co.uk Web: www.andrewbarron.com

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Jiji Grass
Country: China Language: English subtitles Length: 35 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis:

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Growing within Gobi Desert along Chinas HeXiZouLang, Ji Ji Grass is almost everywhere in the region. A group of people has lived for 500 years in this village with their farm land and sheep. Together with the ancient castle which they are now living in, and the Great Wall that their ancestors had guarded, these people nearly distinct now years after years. Ji Ji Grass, seven roots, taking deep, cant be frozen, cant be dried. Nowadays, villagers in Xia Kou ancient castle have already forgot how prosperous the Silk Road had brought this land to be. Huge amounts of fertile land, which had been great proud of their ancestors, are now annihilated. People in the castle, are spending a whole life only with their sheep. Are they waiting, or already numb?

Director: Huang Jian Bio: Huang Jian graduated from China National Academy of Fine Arts in 1986. Throughout the following ten years, HUANG involved in various fine arts projects and art education. His paintings have been presented and awarded at many national exhibitions throughout China. HUANG started his video production in 1995 when he joined Zhejiang Television. Since 2000 hes been producing Western Geography, a ground-breaking major television documentary series to record the life, culture and history of western parts of China. As the producer and director of this production, HUANG traveled extensively in Chinas western regions with his production team and studio. The major documentary films in this highly claimed series include Face Painting Face Tattooed Women From Du-Long-Jiang Valley, Tales of Zhong-Dian Horse Race, The Last Primeval Worship, etc.. The documentary Gate created by Huang in 2005 was selected to participate in FIPA 2006 France, and it got the nomination award for top 10 Chinese documentaries in 2005. Distributor: China International Animal & Nature Film Festival Submitted by: Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival Award category: Short, Natural History, Environmental Concervation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival / Jennifer Ai Address: A2202, A2-3, Zhaowei Huadeng Mansion, No.14, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, 100015, China Tel: +86-10-8456-2171 Fax: +86-10-8456-2061 Email: animalandnature@gmail.com Web: http://www.film-yaan.com

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The Vanishing Village
Country: China Language: English subtitles Length: 54 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis:

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The Vanishing Village is one segment in the documentary series The Spirit of the Shennongjia Mountains. There was an old village - Yinyu River Village in the Shennongjia mountain area In Chinas Hu Bei province. In the fall of 1997, a TV crew of Beijing television station set out through the 55 kilometer long Yinyu River gorge for seeing how people live in this remote mountain village, inaccessible by road and with no electric lights or power. Unfortunately, a fall on the steep mountain trails left the director with a broken ankle, and the crew had to cut our filming short after only one week. Three years later, the village has been demolished by the local government for environmental protection reasons. People who have lived here for generations had moved away from their beloved home, giving the land back to nature. The wild lives that will continue to flourish in the mountains. However, they will never know what a high price these villagers have paid for their sustainable survival. Director: Zhao Yanying Bio: Ms. Zhao Yanying, born on June 1st, 1954, China Beijing Television documentary film producer, director. She started working in Beijing TV Station since 1983. She was the director and anchor of life channel, Chief Editor, Director of English channel, Director of large competition program. She started making documentary films since 1985. Distributor: China International Animal & Nature Film Festival Submitted by: Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival Award category: Short, Natural History, Environmental Concervation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival / Jennifer Ai Address: A2202, A2-3, Zhaowei Huadeng Mansion, No.14, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, 100015, China Tel: +86-10-8456-2171 Fax: +86-10-8456-2061 Email: animalandnature@gmail.com Web: http://www.film-yaan.com

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Bird Whisper
Country: China Language: English subtitles Length: 29 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis:

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Ju Tashi Sanglhuo, Khenpo of Baiyu Monastery in Qinghai, started bird watching at his age of 13, and so far has more than 400 pieces of hand drawing works of local wild birds. He is quite familiar with the folktales about bird in Amdo Tibetan Area and the bird culture in Tibetan Buddhism, and he is enthusiastic about environmental protection. Since 2000, he has begun to observe and record the birds of Tibetan plateau area, and discovered more than 400 kinds of bird, many of which are only distributed there. Every year, Tashi Sanglhuo, who is respectfully called Bird-watching Lama, works in the field for 9 months. In 2007, as the president, he launched Nyainbo Yuze Ecological Protected Association.

Director: Lv Bin Bio Lv Bin is a video facilitator for the Shan Shui Conservation Center, He has worked continuously in the field of community film projects, including the animated film Ahka New Year, which he completed with a Hani director, Meilan, in 2003. In 2007, he completed the Eyes of the Village-Nature and Culture Documentation Project training program. As a filmmaker, his works mostly focus on themes of traditional cultures and nature conservation. His works include Red Lotus in Bloom, Eyes of Shangri-La, and Bird Whisper. Distributor: China International Animal & Nature Film Festival Submitted by: Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival Award category: Short, Natural History, Environmental Concervation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival / Jennifer Ai Address: A2202, A2-3, Zhaowei Huadeng Mansion, No.14, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, 100015, China Tel: +86-10-8456-2171 Fax: +86-10-8456-2061 Email: animalandnature@gmail.com

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Birds Nest
Country: China Language: English subtitles Length: 90 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis:

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The film takes place in a Miao Village in Guizhou Province with a beautiful natural landscape. A letter breaks the quiet lives of the children there. Jia Xiangmas father says in the letter that he is busy building the Birds Nest in Beijing, but his friends dont believe him. The villagers even dont know what the Birds Nest is used for. The elderly people are busy showing off, while the businessmen connect it with coffee advertising. How can he make his own miracles to reach his dream?

Director: Ning Jingwu Bio: In 1996, Ning Jingwu graduated with a master degree in directing from Beijing Film Academy. He is well-known for discovering poetry in ordinary life and exquisite relationships between people. During the years, he has been working as a screenplay writer, film director and sometimes, film producer. His new film <Lalas Gun> was one of the competition films in the Generation Program of the 59th Berlin International film festival. Distributor: China International Animal & Nature Film Festival Submitted by: Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival Award category: Short, Natural History, Environmental Concervation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival / Jennifer Ai Address: A2202, A2-3, Zhaowei Huadeng Mansion, No.14, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, 100015, China Tel: +86-10-8456-2171 Fax: +86-10-8456-2061 Email: animalandnature@gmail.com Web: http://www.film-yaan.com

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In The Name Of The Water
Country: China Language: English subtitles Length: 90 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis:

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The film includes three sub-filmsThe Revenge, Weird Water and Recording Environment, which are exteriorly irrelated to each other and alternate one after another on the screen. In doing so, the striking images are shown in a dramatic as well as faithful way so as to unveil the full range of creatures reactions to the global environment crisis. We are feeling the emotions of desperation, panic, hopelessness, numbness and also self-mockery. Via interpreting how human beings cause the water crisis, it is to alert people to reflect the relationship between human beings and the nature and arouse more attention to the environment issues while involving spectators in such lifelike and extreme debating as well as weepy laughing. Director: Jiang Xiaoyu Bio: Academic Degrees: Nanjing University, Beijing Film Academy Professional Appointments: Film Director, Screenwriter, Film Critic, Music Critic and Writer. Works: Screening Butterfly; In the Name of the Water; Red; Approaching Storm etc. Honors and Rewards: 1, Best Director of Environmental ConsciousnessThe First China International Environmental Film Week In the Name of the Water 2, Best Film The First China International Environmental Film Week In the Name of the Water Other Activity: Promote Environment-friendly Film Campaign in China with Director Feng Xiaogang Distributor: China International Animal & Nature Film Festival Submitted by: Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival Award category: Short, Natural History, Environmental Concervation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival / Jennifer Ai Address: A2202, A2-3, Zhaowei Huadeng Mansion, No.14, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, 100015, China Tel: +86-10-8456-2171 Fax: +86-10-8456-2061 Email: animalandnature@gmail.com Web: http://www.film-yaan.com

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The Return of Grain worms
Country: China Language: English subtitles Length: 12 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis:

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The Return of Grain worms is a programme that tells viewers how villagers in Zhupaisha protect the habitats of tylorrhynchus for the last ten years. Zhupaisha, a fertile delta deposited by the West River, is famous for its tylorrhynchus a kind of marine worm that is better known as He Chong in China. In every spring tide and autumn tide, tylorrhynchus would emerge from mud and swim on water surface. In Chinese this is called the Chu Zao of tylorrhynchus. We started following the tylorrhynchus habitats ten years ago and have recorded many rare scenes of Chu Zao. However, these scenes are gradually disappearing as a result of industrialization. For the last several years, the rapid industrial development near Zhupaisha and the worsening pollution in upstream West River have been damaging the tylorrhynchus habitats and caused a year-by-year decrease in tylorrhynchus production. Villagers of Zhupaisha are using their wisdom to protect the environment and take care of the only tylorrhynchus habitats they have left. Now the number of tylorrhynchus begins to increase, and scenes of their Chu Zao can again be captured by cameras.

Directors: Zheng Yiguang Bio: Mr. Zheng Yiguang, born in 1969, is a native of Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province. He has been in the television business for sixteen years. Distributor: China International Animal & Nature Film Festival Submitted by: Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival Award category: Short, Natural History, Environmental Concervation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival / Jennifer Ai Address: A2202, A2-3, Zhaowei Huadeng Mansion, No.14, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, 100015, China Tel: +86-10-8456-2171 Fax: +86-10-8456-2061 Email: animalandnature@gmail.com Web: http://www.film-yaan.com

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The Legend of Amber
Country: China Language: English subtitles Length: 14 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis:

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This is a story of how a deserted shipyard becomes the first theme park in China. In GuangDong province of South China, by the QiJiang riverside of ZhongShan city, the beautiful QiJiang Park, sealed and solidified the old shipyard of last century, a beautiful amber derived from this story. QiJiang Park was honored the Award from the Landscape Designer Association of America, it has changed the history of Chinese landscape design. Beautiful pictures, delicate expressions, as well as participants wonderful presentation, has delivered the audience incomparable beauty of QiJiang Park. Directors: Lei Xiaoyan Lei, Chen Jinxia Bio: Lei Xiaoyan Lei: Senior Director of ZhongShan Television and Broadcasting Station, Guang Dong ,China, has been working as journalist editor and director since 1987. Main works includes Trademark, Protector of Enterprise, Reflect on Rush of Registration of Trademark, Seeking Brightness in the Dark. Chen Jinxia: Journalist of Press Department Senior Director, Deputy director in previous ZhongShan Cable Television Station between 1994 and 1999; Deputy director of Press Department, director Assistant minister of Broadcasting in previous ZhongShan Television Station between 1999 and 2005; Assistant minister of Broadcasting in ZhongShan Broadcast and Television Station since 2005. Distributor: China International Animal & Nature Film Festival Submitted by: Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival Award category: Short

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival / Jennifer Ai Address: A2202, A2-3, Zhaowei Huadeng Mansion, No.14, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, 100015, China Tel: +86-10-8456-2171 Fax: +86-10-8456-2061 Email: animalandnature@gmail.com Web: http://www.film-yaan.com

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Tibetan Mastiff
Country: China Language: English subtitles Length: 33 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis:

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Tibetan mastiff is the great helper of herdsmen in Tibetan Plateau. There are three puppy mastiffs in Luoya, a nomad in Yushu Grassland. The puppies parents both died in a fight with wolves after they gave birth less one month. To memory those died mastiffs, Luoya decided to donate one of the puppies to a monastery. Luoya also made a decision to sell one to cure his wifes disease. At last, only one is left at home. One year later, the mastiff sold to a cultivation field is the sign of it. The one in the monastery is a favourite of the monks. The one left in grassland grows up too.Through recording three Tibetan mastiffs different experience in grassland, monastery and cultivation field, this film reveals close relations between Tibetan mastiff and herdsmen in plateau and between Tibetan mastiff and grassland, displays unknown loyalty, courage and wildness in Tibetan mastiffs. Director: Chen Xuejiao Bio: Chen Xuejiao, graduated in Asian Studies of University of Hawaii in the end of 2006, is a director of Film Department of Qinghai Television now. Amacha, the documentary he directed, was won the third prize of China News Award in 2003. Distributor: China International Animal & Nature Film Festival Submitted by: Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival / Jennifer Ai Address: A2202, A2-3, Zhaowei Huadeng Mansion, No.14, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, 100015, China Tel: +86-10-8456-2171 Fax: +86-10-8456-2061 Email: animalandnature@gmail.com Web: http://www.film-yaan.com

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Rhapsody for Panda Basi

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Country: China Language: English subtitles Length: 25 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis: The documentary tells a story of the Fuzhou Panda bear who was away for her summer holidays in a high mountain. Guess the worry of panda Basi who famous nationwide from the humanities by a university student, treated the question of the existence of animal and the relationship between the human being and the animal.

Director: Guo Wei Bio: Guo Wei, documentary director of Fuzhou TV Station, senior editorShe graduated from Fujian Teachers University and worked as a documentary director from 1997Her major documentary film works includesThe Ancient Bridges of Fuzhou Lin Shu Life- saving Temple Distributor: China International Animal & Nature Film Festival Submitted by: Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival / Jennifer Ai Address: A2202, A2-3, Zhaowei Huadeng Mansion, No.14, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, 100015, China Tel: +86-10-8456-2171 Fax: +86-10-8456-2061 Email: animalandnature@gmail.com Web: http://www.film-yaan.com

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A- ERH-CHIN MOUNTAINS

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Country: China Language: English subtitles Length: 42 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis: The film includes three sub-filmsThe Revenge, Weird Water and Recording Environment, which are exteriorly related to each other and alternate one after another on the screen. In doing so, the striking images are shown in a dramatic as well as faithful way so as to unveil the full range of creatures reactions to the global environment crisis. We are feeling the emotions of desperation, panic, hopelessness, numbness and also self-mockery. Via interpreting how human beings cause the water crisis, it is to alert people to reflect the relationship between human beings and the nature and arouse more attention to the environment issues while involving spectators in such lifelike and extreme debating as well as weepy laughing. Director: Bai Cheng Bio: Bai Cheng, the Han nationality, member of Xinjiang Social Science Association and China Televised Documentary Academy, son of Xinjiang builders from Sichuan, worked as an announcer at broadcasting and radio stations from 1988 and host for TV programs from 1992. In 2003 Mr. Bai set up his own workshop: TV Professionals Media Workshop. Many of his works have been broadcasted on local, provincial or national media, with part of that won honors for him in different competitions. Distributor: China International Animal & Nature Film Festival Submitted by: Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival / Jennifer Ai Address: A2202, A2-3, Zhaowei Huadeng Mansion, No.14, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, 100015, China Tel: +86-10-8456-2171 Fax: +86-10-8456-2061 Email: animalandnature@gmail.com Web: http://www.film-yaan.com

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Pika and Grassland
Country: China Language: English subtitles Length: 10 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis:

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In Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in our country and its adjacent districts lives a kind of mammals named plateau pika. It is as small as the mouse, with pointed nose and short tail, very cute. However, since 1950s, the plateau pika has been regarded as the harmful animal on the grassland and they have suffered the large-scale poisoning of human beings constantly, with the largest poisoning area once reaching 13 million hectares. In the places where human beings dispense the poisoned baits, the probability for the pika to survive is very little. How does the little animal offend human beings? Can human beings protect their own benefit only by slaughtering.

Director: Pan Meng Bio: Pan Meng graduated from Communication University of China in 2005, and has worked as an editor and director of TV programs since 2006. Distributor: China International Animal & Nature Film Festival Submitted by: Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival Award category: Natural History / Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival / Jennifer Ai Address: A2202, A2-3, Zhaowei Huadeng Mansion, No.14, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, 100015, China Tel: +86-10-8456-2171 Fax: +86-10-8456-2061 Email: animalandnature@gmail.com Web: http://www.film-yaan.com

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Lost Heaven
Country: China Language: English subtitles Length: 7 Completion date: 2008

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Synopsis: In the middle of the 1950s, a Tibetan child named Suobao moved to the Eling Lake, the headwater of Huanghe River together with his family. It was a place of daunting beauty, a Heaven to him. They settled there ever since then. However, due to reasons like climate change, the eco-environment in the Eling Lake area deteriorated since the middle of 1980s. Suobao lost his Heaven unconsciously. In the meanwhile, climate changes also influenced Alimaqing Snow Mountain, a sacred mountain to the Tibetan people. From 2004 to 2007, large scales of ice avalanche took place successively in this area, and glaciers were melting faster and faster. Is Alimaqing Snow Mountain, the heaven to Tibetan People walking to its end now? Director: Chen Xi Bio: Chen Xi graduated from NanJin Institute of Meteorology in 1986 and engaged in meteorological video producer since 2002.Before that time, she has been worked at Qinghai Meteorological Observatory as a weather forecaster for many years, and which enriched her professional background and working experience. Besides that, she has been worked as an editor of the journal of Qinghai Meteorology, and she developed an excellent writing skills. She is interested in traveling and leaves her footprints all over the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in past 20 years. As a result, she has a profound experience and better understanding on the issue of climate change Distributor: China International Animal & Nature Film Festival Submitted by: Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival Award category: Environmental Conservation / Short

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival / Jennifer Ai Address: A2202, A2-3, Zhaowei Huadeng Mansion, No.14, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, 100015, China Tel: +86-10-8456-2171 Fax: +86-10-8456-2061 Email: animalandnature@gmail.com Web: http://www.film-yaan.com

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Night Search for black-headed gull
Country: China Language: English subtitles Length: 5 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis:

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In 2006, from the end of June to the beginning of July, researchers from Kunming Birds Institute betook Baikal in Siberia, Russia and started scientific exploration there. This is the first time of its kind in 22 years. Researchers discovered that without human interference in Baikal district, Black-headed Gull eat, drink, excrete, and sleep all in one place, which is quite different from the living habits of black-headed gulls in Kunming. In Kunming, they gathered in the water area of the city, looking for food and playing games. While at night they leave the city for Dianchi Lake. Where indeed are they heading for? How do they sleep? And who lead the flock to the city in the dawn? To answer these questions, we will pay a visit to the Dianchi Lake in the southern suburban of Kunming at night, where we will uncover the living habits of those black-headed gulls. Director: Pan Meng Bio: Pan Meng graduated from Communication University of China in 2005, and has worked as an editor and director of TV programs since 2006. Distributor: China International Animal & Nature Film Festival Submitted by: Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival Award category: Natural History / Short

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival / Jennifer Ai Address: A2202, A2-3, Zhaowei Huadeng Mansion, No.14, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, 100015, China Tel: +86-10-8456-2171 Fax: +86-10-8456-2061 Email: animalandnature@gmail.com Web: http://www.film-yaan.com

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History covered by the dust
Country: China Language: English subtitles Length: 29 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis:

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We can research the paleoclimate to figure out the character of climate in the future, so paleoclimate is the important method to research climate change. Prof. Zhang Deer from Nation Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration is the one of paleoclimate experts who make use of ancient document and data to study climate change. In one occasional situation 20 years ago, Zhang Deer discovered a large amount of historical records of sand and dust weather in the ancient data. Through the deep study, she found the ancient dust weather was not only frequent, but of great harmful power. After arranging of much information, the historical distribution map drawn by Zhang Deer is very similar to the loess distribution map. It became the powerful evidence for the theory of the Eolian Origin of Loess. Director: Zhao Huaiyan Bio: Graduated from Communication University of China and is documentary director and producer in Documentary Department of Beijing Huafeng Group. Hes mainly responsible for scientific natural documentary creation and scheming. Distributor: China International Animal & Nature Film Festival Submitted by: Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival Award category: Science

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organizing Committee of China Animal & Nature Film Festival / Jennifer Ai Address: A2202, A2-3, Zhaowei Huadeng Mansion, No.14, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, 100015, China Tel: +86-10-8456-2171 Fax: +86-10-8456-2061 Email: animalandnature@gmail.com Web: http://www.film-yaan.com

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Bloody Fox
Country: The Netherlands Language: Subtitled in English Length: 78 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis:

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When Holland banned shooting foxes in 2002, these canines seized their chance. The foxes used to be curbed by hunters, but now appear in more and more places they were never seen before. This led to consternation among farmers and hunters, but also among many conservationists. They were enthusiastic about the success of the fox but also saw how this carnivore threatened other protected species such as waders. In the spring of 2006, the Dutch government gave way to pressure from the hunting lobby: now its open season for foxes again. This film examines the battle between man and fox. Can this animal - a native of the low countries - decide whether it can maintain itself here or will we shape its fate from the drawing board? Nature seems stronger than people can suspect. And conservationists are becoming increasingly divided... Production Organization(s): Selfmade Films Producer: Jan de Ruiter & Niek Koppen Co-producer: NCRV Director: Jan Musch & Tijs Tinbergen Photographer: Jan Musch Sound: Erik Landhout Effects Editor: Jan Musch Composer:Erik Landhout Distributor: Cinema Delicatessen Submitted by: Selfmade Films Award category: Environmental Conservation Films

CONTACT INFORMATION
Selfmade Films/ Niek Koppen Nieuwpoortkade 2A Postvak D.010, 1055 RX Amsterdam The Netherlands Tel: +31 - 20 - 6060789 Fax : +31 - 20 6885899 Email: mail@selfmadefilms.nl Web:http://www.selfmadefilms.nl/

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Wild Russia-The Urals
Country: Germany Language: English Length: 45 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Mysterious stone monuments mark the border between Europe and Asia: On a plateau in the Northern Ural Mountains the Seven Strong Men loom 50 meters high into the sky. The indigenous people regard Manpupuner as a place where ghosts gather. Hungry wolves roam the forests in search of prey, always wary of the larger solitary bears. Herds of elk swim through broad rivers in late winter to find new feeding grounds. The rare European minks are skilled fishers, while the Russian desman, a relative of the mole, mainly dives for snails, using its long nose as a snorkel. Wild Russia shows the unique landscapes and species richness of the largest state in the world in breathtaking HD-quality

Production Organization(s): Gulo Film Productions for Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm Co-Production Partners: NDR, WDR, S4C, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, ANIMAL PLANET Producer: Tom Synnatzschke Executive Producer: Jrn Rver Director: Oliver Goetzl Photographer: Ivo Nrenberg Picture Editor: Oliver Goetzl Sound: Oliver Goetzl / Ivo Nrenberg Script Writer: Oliver Goetzl Narrator: Clifford Wells Effects Editor: Christian Reimann Scientific Adviser: Nikolai Gordeyuk, Maria Onufrenya, Andrei Kupriyanov Music Composer: Kolja Erdmann Distributor: Parthenon Entertainment Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organization: Gulo Film Productions/ Oliver Goetzl Address: Simrockstr. 111 Phone: +49 40-87082567 Fax: +49 40-8701446 E-mail: oliver@gulofilm.com Website: http://www.gulofilm.com

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Wild Russia-The Adventure
Country: Germany Language: English Length: 45 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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This is a making-of film that tells and shows the adventures of 10 German wildlife film making groups spread into the vast Russian landscape. Their mission was to film, spent time and effort and even to put their lives on a risk during the filming of NDR-Studio Hamburg series Wild Russia.

Production Organization(S): Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm for NDR, WDR, S4C, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, ANIMAL PLANET Director: Heiko de Groot Executive Producer: Jrn Rver Submitted by: Gulo Film Productions/ Oliver Goetzl

Award category: Special Jury Award

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organization: Gulo Film Productions/ Oliver Goetzl Address: Simrockstr. 111 Phone: +49 40-87082567 Fax: +49 40-8701446 E-mail: oliver@gulofilm.com Website: http://www.gulofilm.com

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Ep.1 Varhaisia Voimakoneita

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Voimakone 1

Country: Finland Language: Finnish Length: 55 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis Voimakone on jnnittv aikamatka tekniikan historiaan ja sen kehittymiseen. Matka alkaa kivikaudesta ja jatkuu ihmisen kehittmn ensimmiseen oikeaan voimakoneeseen saakka. Kyky hydynt erilaisia apuvlineit on kuulunut ihmisen ominaisuuksiin jo kehityshistoriamme alkuhetkist lhtien ja ihminen onkin ajan saatossa onnistunut valjastamaan kyttns kesyttmiens villielinten lisksi mys luonnonvoimat. Ohjelma valloita mielenkiintoisella tavalla kuinka jo hyvin varhaiset keksinnt ovat olleet trke lenkki siin kehityksen ketjussa, jonka tuloksena syntyivt kaikki nykyisin kytssmme olevat voimakoneet

Production Organization(s): Aranu Oy Production House Producer: Ari Hkkinen Director: Anu Hkkinen Photographer: Ari Hkkinen. Anu Hkkinen Picture Editor: Ari Hkkinen, Anu Hkkinen Script writer: Anu Hkkinen Sound: Annu Hkkinen Distributor: Aranu Oy Production House Submitted by: Aranu Oy Production House Award category: Finnish

CONTACT INFORMATION
Aranu Oy Production House/ Anu Hkkinen Address: Vartiotie 3 45100 Kouvola, Finland Tel: +358 5 211 27 55 , +358 50 3092083 Email: anu.hakkinen@aranu.inet.fi

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Ep:2 Tytt Hyry!

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Voimakone 2

Country: Finland Language: Finnish Length: 42 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis Aikamatkalla ihmiskunnan tekniseen kehitykseen vauhti kiihtyy, kun voimakone ohjelmasarjan toisessa osassa mennn jo tytt hyry! Tuuli- ja Vesivoima vaihtuvat uusiin polttoaineisiin ja uuden aikakauden koneet, hyrykone ja polttomoottori pyrittvt pian pyri junissa, autoissa ja traktoreissa. Miss on savua ja tulta, siell on mys energiaa: Ohjelmassa kerrotaan monipuolisesti erilaisista energialhteist, joiden voimalla koneet kyvt. Vauhdin kiihtyess ihmiseen on kuitenkin pyshdyttv miettimn miten polttoaineet tulevaisuudessa riittvt

Production Organization(s): Aranu Oy Production House Producer: Ari Hkkinen Director: Anu Hkkinen Photographer: Ari Hkkinen. Anu Hkkinen Picture Editor: Ari Hkkinen, Anu Hkkinen Script writer: Anu Hkkinen Sound: Annu Hkkinen Distributor: Aranu Oy Production House Submitted by: Aranu Oy Production House Award category: Finnish

CONTACT INFORMATION
Aranu Oy Production House/ Anu Hkkinen Address: Vartiotie 3 45100 Kouvola, Finland Tel: +358 5 211 27 55 , +358 50 3092083 Email: anu.hakkinen@aranu.inet.fi

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Help Haiti
Country: Senegal Language: English, French, Wolof Length: 5 Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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The word Wahala means sudden problems or situation that happens surprisingly. Planet Earth is our home and where there is sudden change or situations beyond our control, we, the human race should do what we can to help ourselves. Thus, we came together united to show our little contribution by doing a music video clip titled HELP HAITI. This work is been used to send messages to people of all walks of life to show interest and care about Haitis people after the disastrous earthquake there.

Production Organization(s): CAJUSKii Holdings Inc SUARL Producer: Kingsley E.M.OWEN Director: Jacob Okpus Photographer: Bruno Folloy Kuoive Picture Editor: Jah Pollo Script writer: Sidb Sound: Sidb Composer: Jacob Okpus Original Format: DVD Distributor: CAJUSKii Holdings Inc SUARL Submitted by: Kingsley E.M.OWEN Award category: Short & Low Budget

CONTACT INFORMATION
CAJUSKii Holdings Inc SUARL Kingsley E.M.OWEN, CEO / President Address : 215, Libert VI Nord, Porte 103 BP 35302 Dakar Colobane Sngal, West Africa. Tel: +221-77630-8188, Fax:00221-33867-6695 Email:cajuskiiholdings@yahoo.com

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Starry Sky
Country: Germany Language: Length: 61 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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For several years the astrophotographer Bernd Prschold has been travelling to the remotest landscapes of earth. Under dark skies he has captured the cosmic scenery in time lapse sequences lasting up to 24 hours. The results are unique sequences of cosmic phenomena over archaic landscapes. Completely without words the pictures are telling an epic story about the uniqueness of the cosmic creation. Prscholds works have found entrance into numerous TV productions and exhibitions in Germany and abroad.

Production Organization(s): Bernd Prschold Producers: Bernd Prschold Director: Bernd Prschold Photographer: Bernd Prschold Picture Editor: Bernd Prschold Composer: Bernd Prschold Original Format: DVD Distributor: Polyband Medien GmbH Submitted by: Bernd Prschold Award category: Science

CONTACT INFORMATION
Bernd Prschold Address: Gymnicher Str. 4, 50937 Kln, Germany Tel: +49 221 4600345 Fax:+49 221 4600345 Email: info@sternstunden.net Web : www.sternstunden.net

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A Kalahari Tail
Country: South Africa Language: English Length: 52 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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Small, cheeky, endearing, low down on the food-chain, and incredibly tough, the Ground Squirrels have had to adapt more than most in order to survive in the Kalahari. In this documentary we follow the fortunes of a small sisterhood of Squirrels, led by Scarlet, a shrewd, tough little creature who is very adept at surviving in the harsh Kalahari conditions. The other characters include Lucinda, a feisty, determined little creature; Rosy, always first in line for a feed and Molly, one of Scarlets daughters who has an insatiable curiosity that often lands her in trouble. They live in a network of burrows deep in the heart of the Kalahari and every day is a fight for survival. The constant threat from snakes, birds of prey, not to mention larger predators, means that ground Squirrels need to be constantly alert

Production Organization(s): NHU AFRICA Producers: Sophie Vartan Director: N/A-Original Concept by Johan Vermeulen Photographer: Johan Vermeulen Picture Editor: Caroline Pryce Sound: Craig Ormond Script writer: Bruce Young Narrator: Michaela Strachan Composer: Kevin Smuts Original Format: DVC Pro HD Distributor: NHU AFRICA Submitted by: NHU AFRICA Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
NHU AFRICA / Sophie Vartan
Longkloof Studios/ Block A Darters Road, Gardens 8001 Cape Town, South Africa Tel. +27 (0)21 422 0154 Fax +27 (0)21 422 0012 Email: info@nhuafrica.com , geta@nhuafrica.com Web: www.nhuafrica.com

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Antarctica Journey into the White Desert
Country: South Africa Language: English Length: 52 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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A vast white wilderness that stretches across the south of our planet; a giant natural laboratory that has long occupied the human psyche. Antarctica is a continent of remote natural wonder. For brief moments each year this hauntingly beautiful landscape opens up, beckoning scientists and explorers from around the world to investigate its frozen secrets. Journey into the White Desert takes us on a mesmerizing visual adventure into this mysterious continent, introducing us to a team of South African scientists, researchers and explorers who have braved the inhospitable continent in the quest to learn its secrets. The film explores South Africas role in the greatest wilderness on earth and showcases some of the groundbreaking research that could make the difference to our survival on this planet.Millions of years ago Africa was connected to the Antarctica in a land mass known as Gondwanaland. Once again, through the power of film, the vast freezing land of Antarctic will be connected to the mother continent.

Production Organization(s): NHU AFRICA Producers: Sophie Vartan Director: Damon Foster Photographer: Damon Foster Picture Editor: Damon Foster & Caroline Pryce Sound: Stef Albertyn Script writer: Trisha Birkett Narrator: Nkuli Kgotsitsisle Composer: Grant Mclachlan Original Format: HDCam Distributor: NHU AFRICA Submitted by: NHU AFRICA Award category: Environmental Concervation

CONTACT INFORMATION
NHU AFRICA / Sophie Vartan
Longkloof Studios/ Block A Darters Road, Gardens 8001 Cape Town, South Africa Tel. +27 (0)21 422 0154 Fax +27 (0)21 422 0012 Email: info@nhuafrica.com , geta@nhuafrica.com Web: www.nhuafrica.com

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Ice Man - The Lewis Gordon Pugh Story

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Country: South Africa Language: English Length: 52 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis Lewis Pugh has 10 seconds before he plunges into the freezing Arctic Ocean, where he swims a kilometre across Antarctica, wearing nothing but a Speedo and a swim cap, a feat never thought possible. Ordinary humans would probably die within minutes in this icy water! How can his naked body cope with these conditions for so long? And why on earth would anyone want to do such a crazy thing? This documentary provides a visual experience of Lewis as he swims to draw attention to the oceans and raise awareness about climate change. Ice Man documents the extraordinary physiological and psychological journey of Lewiss long distance swims in the freezing waters of both the south and the North Pole. With the support of cutting edge science and an incredible ability to believe in himself he hopes to unify the potential of mind and body. He has gone where no one has gone before and achieved a new understanding of the human body.

Production Organization(s): NHU AFRICA Producers: Sophie Vartan Director: Craig & Damon Foster Photographer: Chris Lots Picture Editor: Damon Foster & Caroline Pryce Sound: Barry Donelly Script writer: Trisha Birkett Scientific Adviser: Prof. Tim Noakes Composer: Kevin Smuts Original Format: HDCam Distributor: NHU AFRICA Submitted by: NHU AFRICA Award category: Environmental Concervation

CONTACT INFORMATION
NHU AFRICA / Sophie Vartan
Longkloof Studios/ Block A Darters Road, Gardens 8001 Cape Town, South Africa Tel. +27 (0)21 422 0154 Fax +27 (0)21 422 0012 Email: info@nhuafrica.com , geta@nhuafrica.com Web: www.nhuafrica.com

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Into the Dragons Lair

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Country: South Africa Language: English Length: 52 Completion date: 2010 Synopsis A terrifying journey into the darkest underwaters of the Okavango Delta marine photographer Roger Horrocks along with veteran diver Didier Noirot follow the giant Nile crocodile into what most would consider a death-trap. His almost obsessive drive to connect with this ancient creature will mean facing a host of dangerous encounters. Roger joins Didier and the two encounter terrifying black outs, deadly hippos, and crocodiles who attempt to eat them. They then discover, deep in the darkest lair, a 14 foot crocodile that accepts their presence, allowing them to bring back footage that defies belief. These men use the strength of their beliefs and their intimate knowledge of animals to bridge the ancient interface between man and reptile.

Production Organization(s): NHU AFRICA Producers: Sophie Vartan/ Vyv Simson Director: Craig & Damon Foster Photographer: Didier Noirot, Damon Foster, Roger Horrocks Picture Editor: Damon Foster Sound: Barry Donelly Script writer: Roger Horrocks Narrator: Roger Horrocks Composer: Kevin Smuts Original Format: HDCam Distributor: NHU AFRICA Submitted by: NHU AFRICA Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
NHU AFRICA / Sophie Vartan
Longkloof Studios/ Block A Darters Road, Gardens 8001 Cape Town, South Africa Tel. +27 (0)21 422 0154 Fax +27 (0)21 422 0012 Email: info@nhuafrica.com , geta@nhuafrica.com Web: www.nhuafrica.com

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Gorillas: Journey for Survival
Country: South Africa Language: English Length: 52 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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In late 2001, from the rain forests of Cameroon, four helpless baby western lowlands gorillas were taken away after their mothers had been killed by poachers. The infant gorillas were later taken to Nigeria and kept in the Ibadan zoo. Documents were forged certifying that the four gorillas were born in the Ibadan zoo, thus making it possible for the four gorillas to be smuggled through South Africa to Malaysia. After several years they mysteriously ended up in South Africa at the National Zoological Gardens. However this was not meant to be their final destination. This film chronicles the excitement of returning the Taiping Four home. It features the Gorillas emotional and intensive journey from South Africa into the Limbe Wildlife Centre in Cameroon. Footage of hunters and ex-hunters reveal the truths and myths about the bush meat trade and explain the world of poachers and gorilla hunters in the Cameroon.

Production Organization(s): NHU AFRICA Executive Producer: Sophie Vartan Producers: Sofie Vartan Director: Lianne Slegh Photographer: Falk Eggert Picture Editor: Jo Higgs Sound: Daniel Eppel Script writer: Lianne Slegh Narrator: Nick Plummer Composer: Daniel Eppel Original Format: DVC Pro HD Distributor: NHU AFRICA Submitted by: NHU AFRICA Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
NHU AFRICA / Sophie Vartan
Longkloof Studios/ Block A Darters Road, Gardens 8001 Cape Town, South Africa Tel. +27 (0)21 422 0154 Fax +27 (0)21 422 0012 Email: info@nhuafrica.com , geta@nhuafrica.com Web: www.nhuafrica.com

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Rainbow Nature
Country: South Africa Language: English Length: 52 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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The Orange River in South Africa is an oasis in an arid land. Amongst its most interesting creatures is the Augrabies Flat Lizard, locally known as the Rainbow Lizard. The name is derived from the vibrant colours of the male and reflected in the spectacular rainbow that guards over the majestic waters of the river. The males sport a rainbow of colours - an ultra-violet throat, a turquoise-blue head, yellow legs and a vivid orange abdomen - most conspicuous against the earthy colours of its surroundings, but still camouflaged from a birds perspective. In Rainbow Nature, we discover how remarkable these little lizards are

Production Organization(s): NHU AFRICA Executive Producer: Sophie Vartan Producers: Marikke Bekker Director: Marikke Bekker Photographer: Marc Degenaar Picture Editor: Joanna Higgs Sound: Daniel Eppel Script writer: Marikke Bekker Narrator: Allan Barnard Composer: Audio Network Production Library Original Format: DVC Pro HD Distributor: NHU AFRICA Submitted by: NHU AFRICA Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
NHU AFRICA / Sophie Vartan
Longkloof Studios/ Block A Darters Road, Gardens 8001 Cape Town, South Africa Tel. +27 (0)21 422 0154 Fax +27 (0)21 422 0012 Email: info@nhuafrica.com , geta@nhuafrica.com Web: www.nhuafrica.com

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Out of Africa Frogs in Demand
Country: South Africa Language: English Length: 52 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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The joy of knowing that you are pregnant and that your genetic material will live on in your newborn baby is an emotion to be shared and celebrated. In the late 1920s it was discovered that if urine from a pregnant woman was injected subcutaneously into a female clawed frog, the frog will spawn. This developed into the first commercial pregnancy test and from the early 1930s until the early 1960s, large numbers of clawed frogs were exported from South Africa to various destinations worldwide for this purpose. In recent times frogs from every continent around the world have suffered from unexplained high death rates, resulting in various species undergoing severe population reductions and pushing others to the brink of extinction. Could it be that this pregnancy test was also responsible for the global decline of amphibians? Herpetologists from South Africa believe they might have found the answer Production Organization(s): NHU AFRICA Executive Producer: Sophie Vartan Producers: Jaco Loubser Director: Jaco Loubser Photographer: Peter Seyffert & Shamiel Albertyn Picture Editor: Jaco Loubser & Noel Cloete Sound: Sound Suite Productions Narrator: Adrian Gally Composer: Library music Original Format: DVC Pro HD Distributor: NHU AFRICA Submitted by: NHU AFRICA Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
NHU AFRICA / Sophie Vartan
Longkloof Studios/ Block A Darters Road, Gardens 8001 Cape Town, South Africa Tel. +27 (0)21 422 0154 Fax +27 (0)21 422 0012 Email: info@nhuafrica.com , geta@nhuafrica.com Web: www.nhuafrica.com

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The Search for the Knysna Elephants
Country: South Africa Language: English Length: 48 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Very little is known about the elephants of the Knysna Forest. It is difficult to study an animal that you cannot find; some even doubt their existence. Hunted almost to extinction by the early 20th century, the last remaining members of the massive herds that roamed the southernmost areas of Africa instinctively knew that they had to adapt in order to survive. Within a generation or two, they had developed specialized skills to enable them to live in the kind of vegetation where they could avoid the hunters gun

Production Organization(s): NHU AFRICA Executive Producer: Sophie Vartan Producers: Sofie Vartan Director: Mark van Wijk Photographer: Mark van Wijk Picture Editor: Mark van Wijk & Alice Clarke Script Writer: Mark van Wijk & Alice Clarke Sound: The Workroom Composer: Francois le Roux Original Format: DVC Pro HD Distributor: NHU AFRICA Submitted by: NHU AFRICA Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
NHU AFRICA / Sophie Vartan
Longkloof Studios/ Block A Darters Road, Gardens 8001 Cape Town, South Africa Tel. +27 (0)21 422 0154 Fax +27 (0)21 422 0012 Email: info@nhuafrica.com , geta@nhuafrica.com Web: www.nhuafrica.com

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Nature of Life
Country: South Africa Language: English Length: 52 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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The Nature of Life is an epic documentary feature film that will provide solutions to humanitys greatest challenge yet - Global Climate Change. So far all we have heard is that climate change is the biggest ever environmental crisis and that it has been caused by our unsustainable approach to living. The Nature of Life, however, sets out as a great inspired clarion call to humanity, telling us that there is hope and that there are ways to adapt to and overcome this crisis. This documentary encapsulates a vision of hope that stems from the heart of Africa and expands globally, highlighting ground-breaking examples of sustainable development all over the world, inspired by the examples of Africa and the natural world.

Production Organization(s): NHU AFRICA Executive Producer: Sophie Vartan Producers: Craig & Damon Foster Director: Damon Foster Photographer: Craig & Damon Foster Picture Editor: Damon Foster, Charlie Brittz Script Writer: Trisha Birkett Sound: Donelly & Mark Shehan Composer: Kevin Smuts& Grant McLachlan Original Format: HD Cam Distributor: NHU AFRICA Submitted by: NHU AFRICA Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
NHU AFRICA / Sophie Vartan
Longkloof Studios/ Block A Darters Road, Gardens 8001 Cape Town, South Africa Tel. +27 (0)21 422 0154 Fax +27 (0)21 422 0012 Email: info@nhuafrica.com , geta@nhuafrica.com Web: www.nhuafrica.com

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Episode 1: Fisheye Illusion
Country: Fiji Islands/ UK/France Language: English Length: 50 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Water Colours

In association with the worlds leading Research Scientists, Water Colours series is an epic exploration of underwater colour, bringing the revolutionary discovery that colour is the language of the fish... In a world where communication is ruled by colour display, marine animals have adapted to the underwater blues, by changing colour themselves - and, by changing colour, itself! Why fish have such incredible colours? Crypsis, camouflage, mimicry and masquerade - discover colour as an integral part of marine animals social behavior. Invisible wavelengths, eye metamorphosis, polarization and vision beyond what we perceive - discover a world of illusion, in which we humans are blind..... Production Organization(s): Liquid Motion Film Producer: Anita Chaumette Director: Guy Chaumette Photographer: Anita Chaumette, Guy Chaumette Picture Editor: Guy Chaumette Effects Editor : Guy Chaumette Script Writer: Anita Chaumette, Guy Chaumette Sound: Guy Chaumette Narrator: John Mc Intyre Composer: Luciano Storti Scientific Adviser: Prof. Justin Marshall (AUS), Prof. Shaun Collin AUS),Dr. Charles Mazel (USA) Prof. Roy Caldwell (USA), Prof Mikhael Matz (USA) Original Format: DV, HDV Distributor: National Geographic Television Submitted by: Liquid Motion Film Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Liquid Motion Film/ Anita Chaumette Address: c/o 23 Brookfield, Hampsthwaite, Harrogate, HG32EF, England, UK E-mail: production@liquidmotionfilm.com Web: www.liquidmotionfilm.com

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Episode 2: A Colourful Language
Country: Fiji Islands/ UK/France Language: English Length: 50 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Water Colours

In association with the worlds leading Research Scientists, Water Colours series is an epic exploration of underwater colour, bringing the revolutionary discovery that colour is the language of the fish... In a world where communication is ruled by colour display, marine animals have adapted to the underwater blues, by changing colour themselves - and, by changing colour, itself! Bringing the revolutionary discovery that colour is the prime cryptic language of the fish, used for attracting mates, avoiding predation and fooling potential prey, this is a timely and unique portrayal of the fascinating and virtually unknown world of underwater colour communication.

Production Organization(s): Liquid Motion Film Producer: Anita Chaumette Director: Guy Chaumette Photographer: Anita Chaumette, Guy Chaumette Picture Editor: Guy Chaumette Effects Editor : Guy Chaumette Script Writer: Anita Chaumette, Guy Chaumette Sound: Guy Chaumette Narrator: John Mc Intyre Composer: Luciano Storti Scientific Adviser: Prof. Justin Marshall (AUS), Prof. Shaun Collin AUS),Dr. Charles Mazel (USA) Prof. Roy Caldwell (USA), Prof Mikhael Matz (USA) Original Format: DV, HDV Distributor: National Geographic Television Submitted by: Liquid Motion Film Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Liquid Motion Film/ Anita Chaumette Address: c/o 23 Brookfield, Hampsthwaite, Harrogate, HG32EF, England, UK E-mail: production@liquidmotionfilm.com Web: www.liquidmotionfilm.com

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Episode 3: A Touch of Fluorescence
Country: Fiji Islands/ UK/France Language: English Length: 50 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Water Colours

In association with the worlds leading Research Scientists, WATER COLOURS series is an epic exploration of underwater colour, bringing the revolutionary discovery that colour is the language of the fish... In a world where communication is ruled by colour display, marine animals have adapted to the underwater blues, by changing colour themselves - and, by changing colour, itself! Revealing mind-blowing behavior never filmed before and astonishing images new to science, this is a pioneering breakthrough in marine animals use of fluorescence for communication and a landmark step towards improving our understanding in this field. This is a pioneering breakthrough in underwater communication and landmark step towards improving our understanding in this field Production Organization(s): Liquid Motion Film Producer: Anita Chaumette Director: Guy Chaumette Photographer: Anita Chaumette, Guy Chaumette Picture Editor: Guy Chaumette Effects Editor : Guy Chaumette Script Writer: Anita Chaumette, Guy Chaumette Sound: Guy Chaumette Narrator: John Mc Intyre Composer: Luciano Storti Scientific Adviser: Prof. Justin Marshall (AUS), Prof. Shaun Collin AUS),Dr. Charles Mazel (USA) Prof. Roy Caldwell (USA), Prof Mikhael Matz (USA) Original Format: DV, HDV Distributor: National Geographic Television Submitted by: Liquid Motion Film Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Liquid Motion Film/ Anita Chaumette Address: c/o 23 Brookfield, Hampsthwaite, Harrogate, HG32EF, England, UK E-mail: production@liquidmotionfilm.com Web: www.liquidmotionfilm.com

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Poppys Promise
Country: Germany Language: English Length: 44 Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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An organic cornfield, is a truly wild, species rich wonderland where wild dramas, tragedies and even a few comedies take place on this stage of life created by humans. In summer, our farmer raises a sea of waving heads of rye; in winter he sows grasses and clover for hungry cattle. Then in spring, corn is planted. As seed germinates, the field changes, as if by magic, into a Garden of Eden, populated by the most varied and eccentric life forms.

Production Organization(s): nautilusfilm GmbH, BR, ARTE Producer: Jan Haft Director: Jan Haft Photographer: Kay Ziesenhenne, Jan Haft, Felix Pustal Picture Editor: Stephan Berthold, Jan Haft Script Writer: Thassilo Franke, Gerwig Lawitzky Sound: Jan Haft Narrator: David Kehoe Composer: Joerg Magnus Pfeil Scientific Adviser: Thassilo Franke, Gerwig Lawitzky Original Format: HD Distributor: nautilusfilm GmbH Submitted by: nautilusfilm GmbH/Melanie Haft Award category: Special Awards

CONTACT INFORMATION
nautilusfilm GmbH/Melanie Haft Postfach 1314, D - 84403 Dorfen Tel.: (+49) 08081 / 959 661 Fax: (+49) 08081 / 959 662 Mob:(+49) 0179 / 788 9416 melanie.haft@nautilusfilm.de www.nautilusfilm.de

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THE VOYNICH CODE
Country: Austria Language: English Length: 50 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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A manuscript written by an unknown author in a language the most ingenious cryptographers have yet failed to decipher. Is it the secret knowledge of a genius? Or a modern forgery? For the first time the ink, pigments and parchment of the manuscript are analysed. Can science crack the Voynich Code?

Production Organization(s): ORF-UNIVERSUM Executive Producer: Walter Koehler Co-producer: ARTE, BMUKK Director: Klaus T. Steindl, Andreas Sulzer Photographer: Hubert Doppler AAC Film Editor: Michaela MllnerScript Writer: Klaus Feichtenberger, Martin Mszros Sound: Michael Ploederl, Bernd Dormayer,Thomas Kathriner Narrator: David Williamson Composer: Markus Pchinger Distributor: ORF-UNIVERSUM Submitted by: ORF-UNIVERSUM

Award category: Science Films

CONTACT INFORMATION
ORF Program Sales, Wrzburggasse 30, A-1136 Vienna, Austria Tel. +43-1-87878-13311 Fax +43-1-87878-14884 Email:nhu@orf.at Web: http://tv.orf.at/tv.sales

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The Big Picture
Country: Austria Language: English Length: 50 Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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Life on Earth captured through satellite technology a unique picture from space that offers an extraordinary and different view of our planet. Our space detectives create precise satellite pictures and spot potential problems. Floods and fires can be tracked daily and movements of ocean currents and snow cover can be followed throughout the season. Big Picture opens the skies to let us peak as an outsider into a palette of discoveries on earth.

Production Organization(s): ORF-UNIVERSUM Executive Producer: Walter Koehler Co-producer: Cosmos Factory and National Geographic Channel in association with Fremantle Media Director: Paul Reddish Photographer: Harald Mittermuller Film Editor: Martin Elsbury Script Writer: Paul Reddish Sound: Hermann Winklhofer, Manuela Horny Narrator: Howard Nightingall Composer: Andy Baum Distributor: ORF-UNIVERSUM Submitted by: ORF-UNIVERSUM Award category: Science Films

CONTACT INFORMATION
ORF Program Sales, Wrzburggasse 30, A-1136 Vienna, Austria Tel. +43-1-87878-13311 Fax +43-1-87878-14884 Email:nhu@orf.at Web: http://tv.orf.at/tv.sales

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Bohemia A Year in the Wetlands
Country: Austria Language: English Length: 50 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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In Bohemia, at the very heart of Europe, south of the Golden City of Prague and guarded by medieval castles, lies a hidden mosaic of lakes and gently flowing rivers, of misty forests and mysterious peat bogs. This important wetland, shaped both by nature and centuries of influence by man, is a magnet for huge flocks of birds and home to an amazing diversity of plant and animal life. In spring there is an explosion of life as the trees are weighed down with nests of cormorants, egrets, herons and storks. With the arrival of winter the landscape becomes silent and desolate. Otters are hunting fish under the ice of frozen lakes while White-tailed Eagles soar over gaps in the ice, targeting fish and birds. Since his early childhood wildlife cinematographer Jiri Petr has spent much of his time in this wildlife paradise. Together with him, we will explore this remarkable habitat and observe the changing faces of nature during the course of one year that inspired many artists and writers alike. Production Organization(s): ORF-UNIVERSUM Executive Producer: Walter Koehler Co-producer: BR, and ScienceVision Director: Michael Schlamberger, Jiri Petr Photographer: Jiri Petr Film Editor: Andrew Naylor Script Writer: Michael Schlamberger, Jiri Petr Sound: Raimund Sivetz, Martin Rohrmoser Narrator: Howard Nightingall Composer: Alexander Bresgen Distributor: ORF-UNIVERSUM Submitted by: ORF-UNIVERSUM Award category: Natural History

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Mount St. Helens Life from Zero
Country: Austria Language: English Length: 51 Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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In 1980 Mount St. Helens exploded in one of the most powerful eruptions on American soil in modern times. Everything living was buried beneath 300 feet of avalanche debris, covered with steaming mud, topped with a superheated layer of frothy rock. It seemed as though Mount St. Helens might remain wasteland forever. Will nature be able to re-colonise this lost territory? Finding the answers has become the life-long quest of one man - biologist Charlie Crisafulli who has spent almost 30 years on the site. This is the story of natures astonishing comeback to Mount St. Helens - a story of life from zero

Production Organization(s): Interspot, ORF-UNIVERSUM Executive Producer: Walter Koehler, Rudolf Klingohr Co-producer: Interspot, ZDF/ARTE, NOVA/WGBH Boston, BMUKK in association with Fremantle Media Producer: Heinrich Mayer Director: Jrg Daniel Hissen, Heinz Leger Photographer: Josef Neuper, Erich Prll (underwater) Film Editor: Sebastian Wurger Script Writer: Klaus Feichtenberger Sound: Michael Plderl, Bernd Dormayer, Thomas Kathriner Narrator: Howard Nightingall Composer: Roman Kariolou Distributor: ORF-UNIVERSUM Submitted by: ORF-UNIVERSUM Award category: Natural History

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Wild Balkans
Country: Austria Language: English Length: 51 Completion date: 2009

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Synopsis Wolves hunt their prey in the valleys between high-ranging dunes, bears and lynxes wander through dense primeval forest, and the big lakes are a magnet for hundreds of bird species. That is the so-called Balkan. Today the Balkans stand for a Europe that hardly exists elsewhere. The mountains of Montenegro harbor one of Europes last primeval forests with trees that over 400 years of age. In the difficultly accessible hinterland we find the Tara National Park with the deepest gorge in the Karst Mountains the 1.300 meters deep Tara gorge. Nearby Lake Skadar is home for 270 species of birds; no other lake in Europe can claim such diversity. Europes last coastal forest area can be found in Albania and in Bulgaria and Romania huge bat colonies live in the cave-dotted mountains. In Serbia one can cross the European Sahara, a desert covering a surface of 30.000 hectares. This documentary takes us on the journey through untouched wilderness in a region that has disreputably been called a powder keg and where conflicts have drawn attention away from its hidden treasures. Production Organization(s): ORF-UNIVERSUM Executive Producer: Walter Koehler Co-producer: BR, ARTE and ScienceVision Producer: Rita Schlamberger Director: Michael Schlamberger Photographer: Michael Schlamberger, Rolando Menardi, Jiri Petr, Thomas Emrich, Gerhard
Pock

Film Editor: Andrew Naylor Script Writer: Michael Schlamberger, Sound: Andreas Fabianek Narrator: Howard Nightingall Composer: Alexander Bresgen Distributor: ORF-UNIVERSUM Submitted by: ORF-UNIVERSUM Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
ORF Program Sales, Wrzburggasse 30, A-1136 Vienna, Austria Tel. +43-1-87878-13311 Fax +43-1-87878-14884 Email:nhu@orf.at Web: http://tv.orf.at/tv.sales

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Episode 1: The Animal Kingdom
Country: Austria Language: English Length: 53 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Rift Valley

Emerging 35 million years ago as a mysterious rift along the surface of the Earth a 6000 kilometres long fault line between eastern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula has created not only a unique geological phenomenon but also landscapes of immense beauty.Today, among the coral reefs of the Red Sea, the rain forests of Rwanda, and the steppes of the Serengeti and Masai Mara the crown jewels of creation whale sharks and stingrays, mountain gorillas and forest elephants, rhinos, giraffes and lions can be found. The savannahs and jungles, the lakes and volcanoes of Tanzania and Kenya are like film sets, the source of western myths about Africa and a magnet for tourists. Yet most of these regions remained untouched and are still full of mysteries and wilderness. Visit the paradise of animals beyond hotels and lodges that is as untamed as the fire-spewing volcano which created it millions of years ago. Production Organization(s): ORF-UNIVERSUM Executive Producer: Walter Koehler Co-producer: Cosmos Factory, NDR, WDR, ARTE, BMUKK National Geographic Channels International Producer: Harald Pokieser Director: Harald Pokieser Photographer: Richard Jones, Peter Kasperak, Marc Szeglat, Warren Samuels, Simon Werry (aerial) Film Editor: Jrg Achatz Script Writer: Harald Pokieser Sound: Herman Winklhofer, Jutta Wirth, Klaus Kellermann Narrator: Paul Hollingdale Composer: Andy Baum Distributor: ORF-UNIVERSUM Submitted by: ORF-UNIVERSUM Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
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Episode 2: Soda Lakes and Inland Seas
Country: Austria Language: English Length: 53 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Rift Valley

Emerging 35 million years ago as a mysterious rift along the surface of the Earth a 6000 kilometres long fault line between eastern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula has created not only a unique geological phenomenon but also landscapes of immense beauty.Today, among the coral reefs of the Red Sea, the rain forests of Rwanda, and the steppes of the Serengeti and Masai Mara the crown jewels of creation whale sharks and stingrays, mountain gorillas and forest elephants, rhinos, giraffes and lions can be found. After crossing the Rub al-Khali
desert in Arabia we dive into the paradise of the Red Sea visiting the magic gardens of collar reefs and its inhabitants only to continue our journey to the salt flats of Dallol and the mighty Erta`Ale volcano in northern Ethopia where the oldest hominids were found.

Production Organization(s): ORF-UNIVERSUM Executive Producer: Walter Koehler Co-producer: Cosmos Factory, NDR, WDR, ARTE, BMUKK National Geographic Channels International Producer: Harald Pokieser Director: Harald Pokieser Photographer: Richard Jones, Erich Proell, Simon Werry (aerial) Film Editor: Jrg Achatz Script Writer: Harald Pokieser Sound: Herman Winklhofer, Jutta Wirth, Klaus Kellermann Narrator: Paul Hollingdale Composer: Andy Baum Distributor: ORF-UNIVERSUM Submitted by: ORF-UNIVERSUM Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
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Episode 3: From Hell to the Holly Land
Country: Austria Language: English Length: 53 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Rift Valley

Emerging 35 million years ago as a mysterious rift along the surface of the Earth a 6000 kilometres long fault line between eastern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula has created not only a unique geological phenomenon but also landscapes of immense beauty.Today, among the coral reefs of the Red Sea, the rain forests of Rwanda, and the steppes of the Serengeti and Masai Mara the crown jewels of creation whale sharks and stingrays, mountain gorillas and forest elephants, rhinos, giraffes and lions can be found. In this final part we travel from the dry east to the fertile mountain ranges of Uganda only to be introduced to the majestic mountain range of Kilimanjaro with Africas highest peaks. Its volcanoes stand as solitary giants among grasslands and together with Lake Nakuru they make up one of the most remarkable natural parks in the world. Production Organization(s): ORF-UNIVERSUM Executive Producer: Walter Koehler Co-producer: Cosmos Factory, NDR, WDR, ARTE, BMUKK National Geographic Channels International Producer: Harald Pokieser Director: Harald Pokieser, Paul Redish Photographer: Richard Jones, Peter Kasperak, Harald Mittermuller,Erich Proell, Marc Szeglat Film Editor: Jrg Achatz Script Writer: Harald Pokieser Sound: Herman Winklhofer, Jutta Wirth, Klaus Kellermann Narrator: Paul Hollingdale Composer: Andy Baum Distributor: ORF-UNIVERSUM Submitted by: ORF-UNIVERSUM Award category: Natural History

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Lightning Reloaded

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Country: Austria Language: English Length: 50 Completion date: 2010 Synopsis These tremendous forces of nature are beautiful and frightening alike and more than just heavy weather. Recent research data indicate that heavy storms and lightning in Africa are generating the notorious Atlantic hurricanes which hit the Caribbean and the US coast every summer. The bolts are even connected to climate change and obviously influence earths magnetic field. However, up to the present day we dont know exactly were these lightning strikes come from and how they are created. These topics are all part of this documentary that will focus on the current state of lightning and thunder storm research using latest digital video technology. It will trace the myth of ball lightning and go into detail of a lightning strikes anatomy as well as provide answers to sprites, lightning bolts that explode into the depth of space. Production Organization(s): ORF-UNIVERSUM Executive Producer: Walter Koehler Co-producer: National Geographic Channels International, ZDF, Cosmos Factory Director: Manfred Christ and Harald Pokieser Photographer: Claus Achter Script Writer: Paul Redish Sound: Roland Mittermuller, Martin Stoni, Herman Winklhofer Narrator: Stewart Freeman Composer: Andy Baum Original Format: Distributor: ORF Submitted by: ORF Award category: Science Film

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The Last Giants - Oceans in Danger
Country: Germany Language: Subtitles in English Length: 90 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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The existence of whales in the Strait of Gibraltar is a very recent discovery, but their survival is now critically threatened. The uninterrupted traffic of more than 300 container ships per day is blocking the path to their age-old feeding and breeding grounds. It has become a battle no inhabitant of the deep can win. The world has become dependent on the products that traffic through the Strait delivers: fruits, vegetables, household goods and oil. The relentless demand for consumable products, which are transported through Gibraltar results inevitably in an everincreasing number of collisions between ships and sea mammals. THE LAST GIANTS is the story of how human intervention could turn the tide against a global tragedy.

Production Organization(s): Stella Maris Produktion Producer: Daniele Grieco Director: Daniele Grieco Photography: Gerd Hgele, Kathleen Herbst, Michael Weyhers, Turmares, Herwarth Voigtmann Assistant Director Kyra-Isabelle Hartig Sound Recording Oliver Lumpe Film Editor Achim Schunck Sound Design and Original Music Stefan Mohr, Mohrmusic 5.1 Mix Ingo Schnorrenberg Postproduction qatsi.tv Color Grading CinePostproduction Composer: Stefan Mohr Original Format: HD Distributor: Progress Film-Verleih GmbH Submitted by: Progress Film-Verleih GmbH Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
PROGRESS Film-Verleih GmbH/ Kristin Ahlfeld Address: Immanuelkirchstr. 14b Tel: +49 3024 003 225 Fax: +49 30 24003 222 Email: sales@progress-film.de Web : www.progress-film.de

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The Last Lioness
Country: South Africa Language: English Length: 50 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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A haunting roar echoes across the Liuwa Plain. There is no answer, there hasnt been for years. She has no pride, no support she alone must safeguard her own survival. She is Lady Liuwa, the Last Lioness. In the early nineties, a scourge of illegal poaching and trophy hunting tore through Liuwa Plain. Many species were lost. Liuwas lions, once famous for their size and beauty, were reduced to one resilient survivor. Shes become known as Lady Liuwa, and today she is the only known resident lion on Zambias Liuwa Plain. Each day is a new test of survival for her. Hunting alone is difficult and often unsuccessful. Since the lions disappeared, hordes of hyenas have come to dominate the plain, threatening to steal every kill she makes.

Production Organization(s): Aquavision TV Productions for National Geographic Channel Producer: Bronwyn Watkins Executive Producer: Peter Lamberti Director: Bronwyn Watkins Photographer: Herbert Brauer, Fergus Clark, Riaan Venter Picture Editor: Elmien Fourie Script Writer: Bronwyn Watkins Sound: Martin Ferreira, Anna Pankova, Ron & Val Nel Composer: Benjamin Willem Narrator: Hermione Gulliford Distributor: Aquavision TV Productions Submitted by: Aquavision TV Productions Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Aquavision TV Productions 144 Western Service Road, Woodmead, Gauteng, 2191, South Africa Tel: +27 11 275-0900/1/2/3 Fax: +27 11 656-2700/1 Email: marianne@aquavision.co.za Web: http://www.aquavision.co.za/

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Predator Battleground
Country: South Africa Language: English Length: 50 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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On Botswanas Savuti Channel, predators - lions, hyenas, wild dogs and jackals use the dry riverbed as a hunting ground. To survive they must strategise the best way to hunt and scavenge, rear their offspring and adapt to the changes nature might bring. Its the dry season and prey struggle to survive deprivation and predation, crossing the gauntlet of hungry predators to reach the disappearing waterholes. Desperate times for prey animals are a predators delight. For Savutis predators, meals are easier to make than to keep. Victory is never certain, especially when a black-backed jackal alerts rival predators to a kill.

Production Organization(s): Aquavision TV Productions for National Geographic Channel Producer: Nicole Annear Executive Producer: Kathryn Pasternak, Peter Lamberti Director: Nathan Pilcher Photographer: Herbert Brauer, Riaan Venter Picture Editor: Est Nortje (S.A.G.E.) Script Writer: Percy Hugget Sound: Martin Ferreira, Anna Pankova, Ron & Val Nel Composer: Benjamin Willem Narrator: Dominic Frisby Effects Editor: Red Pepper Pictures Scientific Adviser: Tamsyn van Gelderen Distributor: Aquavision TV Productions Submitted by: Aquavision TV Productions Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Aquavision TV Productions 144 Western Service Road, Woodmead, Gauteng, 2191, South Africa Tel: +27 11 275-0900/1/2/3 Fax: +27 11 656-2700/1 Email: marianne@aquavision.co.za Web: http://www.aquavision.co.za/

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Mother Warthog
Country: South Africa Language: English Length: 50 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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In Africa, the warthog is a constant target for hungry predators. Cheetah, Lion and Leopard actively hunt this prized delicacy. Fewer than 40% of piglets ever see their first birthday. But this year a warthog mother will face these terrible odds and try to raise her family to adulthood. She must learn from the lessons of her past and face her enemies with intelligence and determination. These are the challenges of: Mother Warthog.

Production Organization(s): Aquavision TV Productions for National Geographic Channel Producer: Billi-Jean Parker Executive Producer: Peter Lamberti Director: Billi-Jean Parker Photographer: Herbert Brauer, Nathan Pilcher, Riaan Venter Picture Editor: Susan Scott Script Writer: Billi-Jean Parker Sound: Martin Ferreira, Ron & val Nel, Anna Pankova, Susan Scott Composer: Lenny Williams Narrator: Rosie Cavaliero Effects Editor: Red Pepper Pictures Scientific Adviser: Tamsyn van Gelderen Distributor: Aquavision TV Productions Submitted by: Aquavision TV Productions Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Aquavision TV Productions 144 Western Service Road, Woodmead, Gauteng, 2191, South Africa Tel: +27 11 275-0900/1/2/3 Fax: +27 11 656-2700/1 Email: marianne@aquavision.co.za Web: http://www.aquavision.co.za/

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Butterflies Go
Country: The Netherlands Language: English Length: 53 Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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The perilous journey of the red admiral and gamma moth from St. Petersburg, Russia to Casablanca, Morocco and back crosses natural, cultural and political barriers, illustrating the difficult mission of these migratory butterflies. Paying special attention to cultural and historical places en route, the film connects the butterflys way of life to human life. The butterflies reproduce during their journey and it is by migrating that they manage to hibernate in the warmer regions and spend summer in the cooler regions

Production Organization(s): ABWildlife Films Productions b.v. Producer: Josephine Hamming Director: Josephine Hamming Photographer: Josephine Hamming Picture Editor: Josephine Hamming Script Writer: Josephine Hamming Sound: Bert Barten + Rico IJntema Effects Editor: Marchel Daalhuizen (3D) Scientific Adviser: Gerrit Jan de Bruyn, Kars Veling, Rob de Vos Distributor: ABWildlife Films Productions b.v. Submitted by: ABWildlife Films Productions b.v. Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
ABWildlife Films Productions b.v./ Josephine Hamming Address: Van Diemenstraat 410-412, 1013 CR Amsterdam The Netherlands Phone: +31 (0) 20 625 80 34 Fax: +31 (0) 20 638 61 19 E-mail: wildlifefilm@wildlifefilm.eu Website: www.wildlifefilm.eu

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THE SAGA ON THE PRIMEVAL FOREST
Country: Poland Language: Subtitles English Length: 52 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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The first in TVPs history series of such a prestigious character, featuring the wild nature in Central and Eastern Europe. The subject of the ten-part SAGA is the nature of the Biaowiea Forest, the last remaining of the lowland ones that, once, used to cover nearly the entire continent of Europe. In the area between Poland and Belarus, everyone may find his roots and see an exclusively nature-made primeval forest, the home of the forefathers. A roe deer and a lynx become mothers at roughly the same time. The motherhood of the former is easy sailing. The life of the other, however, is put to a test. This sick lynx, despite mans help is hardly able to feed her young. The trials and tribulations of both the mothers progenies are dramatically intertwined. What becomes tragedy to one is salvation to the other.

Production Organization(s): Telewizja Polska SA Producer: Krzysztof Komar Director: Boena and Jan Walencik Photographer: Jan Walencik Picture Editor: Jan Walencik Script Writer: Boena and Jan Walencik Sound: Boena and Jan Walencik Narrator: Krzysztof Gosztya Composer: Micha Lorenc Distributor: TVP S.A Submitted by: Telewizja Polska SA

Award category: Natural History, Environmental Concervation

CONTACT INFORMATION
TVP S.A. 17, J.P. Woronicza Street 00-999 Warsaw, Poland tel: /48 22/ 547 6139, fax: /48 22/ 547 7583. sales@tvp.pl www.international.tvp.pl

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Wajrak on the Trail
Country: Poland Language: Subtitles English Length: 25 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Famous reporter of the biggest Polish newspaper - Adam Wajrak - wanders across the country in search of environmental phenomena that could be observed in the most popular places. He investigates customs and behavior of numerous animals that peacefully co-exist with a man, making them more familiar to the wide audiences.

Production Organization(s): Telewizja Polska SA Producer: Witold Bdkowski Executive producer: Andrzej Horubaa, Janusz Marzec Rewolta Sp. Z o.o. Director: Andrzej Zaski Presenter: Adam Wajrak Photographer: Krzysztof Skrok Picture Editor: Jacek Tarasiuk Script Writer: Adam Wajrak, Andrzej Zaski Sound: Grzegorz Kucharski Composer: Pavel Fajt, Maciej Bczyk, Sawomir Sierzputowski, Andrzej Zaski Distributor: TVP S.A Submitted by: Telewizja Polska SA

Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
TVP S.A. 17, J.P. Woronicza Street 00-999 Warsaw, Poland tel: /48 22/ 547 6139, fax: /48 22/ 547 7583. sales@tvp.pl www.international.tvp.pl

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Master of the World
Country: France Language: English Subtitles Length: 90 Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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Richard Cruzot, 40 years old, has built a fortune by speculating on the most volatile markets. But intoxicated by the heights of his own success, Richard is blinded by the global financial crisis and knocked from his pedestal. With a new found idealism he turns his back on a society that no longer holds an attraction for him and sets off on a search for redemption from his past. Here in the mountains, far from the possessions that defined that part of his life, Richard experiences a confrontation that he has long feared and evaded. This journey leads him to the limits of his sanity and forces him to question the value of his life on Earth.

Production Organization(s): Mob Productions Producer: Elodie Franques Director: Enrico Giordano Photographer: Dan Brouwer Picture Editor: Mob Productions Script Writer: Enrico Giordano Sound: Antoine Brochu Composer: Brahms, Massenet, Orlando Trio Distributor: Mob Productions Submitted by: Mob Productions Award category: Not mentioned

CONTACT INFORMATION
Mob Productions 19 passage Gustave Lepeu, 75011 Paris, France Tel : +33 1 43 58 55 78 mobprod@hotmail.fr

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Yak!
Country: Nepal/Germany Language: German (English Script) Length: 44 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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They have to climb three passes, each 5000 metres high. They have to stand snow and ice, to cross raging Lamba and his rival Lamjung. Both are Yak, the wild and shaggy haired Himalayan cattle. There, in one of the remotest areas of the world, they have to cross the mountains as members of a caravan whose leaders are dealing with salt, rice and grain. On their way they risk to get caught by the mysterious and even dangerous snow-leopard. And later crossing the dry cold deserts of Tibet their feed is finished. And at the Khang-La, one of highest passes of the world, almost a catastrophe happens. Production Organization(s): Bayerischer Rundfunk Producer: Udo Zimmermann Director: Jan Kerckhoff Photographer: Alexander Kraeft, Matthias Hlous, Jan Kerckhoff Picture Editor: Jan Kruger Script Writer: Jan Kerckhoff Sound: Matthias Hlous, Klaus Peintner Narrator: Gert Heidenreich Effects Editor: Reinhold Kocaurek Composer: Rainer Fabich Distributor: Telepool Submitted by: Jan Kerckhoff

Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Jan Kerckhoff Jakob-Klar-Strae 3, 80796 Mnchen Tel:+49 89 2738 9887 Email: kerckhoff2@aol.com

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Hunting the Hunters
Country: Germany Language: English Length: 89 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Many people dream of fighting for their ideals and for a better world. Few have the courage to actually do it, as it entails high risks. Relationships, survival and wellbeing might be at stake, and the fight could even turn out to be in vain...There are 37 idealists aboard the Greenpeace vessel Esperanza. They travel to the southernmost stretches of the globe, trying to track down the Japanese whaling fleet in Antarctica. Japan plans to kill more than 1,000 of the peaceful marine mammals in a whale sanctuary in the Southern Ocean. They claim this is for the sake of science, but the truth is that the dead whales will end up in Japanese restaurants. The Esperanza team tries to prevent this from happening. The activists want to use inflatables to form a shield between whale and harpoon Production Organization(s): Leykauf Film, Arte, BR Producer: Nicole Leykauf Co-producer: Greenpeace Director: Angela Graas Photographer: Alberto Venzago Picture Editor: Marc Heannecke Script Writer: Angela Graas Sound: Thomas Bastian Composer: Sebastian Pille Distributor: Telepool Submitted by: Angela Graas Award category: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS, SPECIAL AWARDS

CONTACT INFORMATION
Leykauf Film Address: Tengstr. 43, 80796 Mnchen, Germany Tel: +49 89 27272164 E-mail: a_graas@t-online.de, Nicleykauf@aol.com Website: www.jagdzeit-film.de

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Winter Warmer
Country: Canada Language: No dialogue, English Credits Length: 6 Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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There is a stereotypical notion that a Canadian winter is too cold, inconvenient and isolated. Winter Warmer is a short 5 minute film, shot on Super 16mm film, that will juxtapose this negative notion of a Canadian winter against a season where snow offers humanity a unique opportunity to engage with nature from the perspective of promoting peace, joy and happiness if people would only take the time to slow down their busy lives and seek out the meditative and restorative healing properties that only winter can provide to the human spirit. Filmed in small, rural communities throughout the province of New Brunswick, Winter Warmer positively and harmoniously captures the natural essence and tranquility of a Canadian winter. Production Organization(s): Flower Power Production Inc. Producer: Lloyd Salomone Director: Johnathan Collicott Photographer: Johnathan Collicott Picture Editor: Johnathan Collicott and Keith Bradley Script Writer: Lloyd Salomone, Johnathan Collicott Sound: Starsky Stewart Effects Editor: Keith Bradley Composer: Matte Robinson, Cora Woolsey Original Format: Super 16mm Film Distributor: Flower Power Production Inc. Submitted by: Lloyd Salomone Award category: Environmental Concervation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Lloyd Salomone Goodhearted.ca PO Box 431Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada, E3B 4Z9 Email: inquiries@goodhearted.ca http://goodhearted.ca/

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One Degree Matters
Country: Denmark Language: English Length: 57 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Presenting the latest science on climate change, this is an informative and inspirational documentary which offers realistic solutions and gives the reality of global warming a human face, showcasing amazing examples of individuals and communities tackling the worlds environmental problems. The film has been dubbed An Inconvenient Truth, Part 2 by The New York Times. One Degree Matters traces the impact of temperature increases, measuring the slippage of the Greenland ice cap into the Arctic Ocean. The film takes its title from the fact that every degree increase in temperature matters

Production Organization(s): Ace & Ace Productions Producer: Eskil Hardt Director: Eskil Hardt Photographer: Eskil Hardt, Esben Hardt and Finn Noer Picture Editor: Adrian Beard Narrator: Richard Derrington Submitted by: Eskil Hardt Distributor: TVF International

Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Ace & Ace Productions/ Eskil Hardt Address: Store Kannikestrade 5, 2nd floor 1169 Copenhagen, Denmark Tel: +45 33110544 ace@acephotos.dk www.acephotos.dk

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Piv Merenkurkussa A day at The Kvarken Area
Country: Finland Language: Finnish Length: 37 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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Nature educator Vesa Heinonen guides us through the landscape, the geology and the history of the core area of the UNESCO World heritage site of Kvarken Archipelago. The film displays the fast land uplift phenomena of the Kvarken Archipelago and the effect of the land uplift on the daily life in the area. The footage is made in the village of Bjrkby 40 km northwest of Vaasa during one sunny summer day in July 2008.

Production Organization(s): Vediamo Producer: Roland Wiik Director: Jorma Hakala Photographer: Roland Wiik Picture Editor: Roland Wiik Script Writer: Roland Wiik Sound: Roland Wiik Narrator: Jorma Hakala Submitted by: Roland Wiik, Jorma Hakala Distributor: Vediamo

Award category: Finnish-Nordic, Low Budget

CONTACT INFORMATION
Vediamo Production Roland Wiik Wolffskavgen 36 B F 10 Tel. 358 500 269640 E-mail: roland.wiik@netikka.fi

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Trace of Gala
Country: Azerbaijan Language: English Length: 21 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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The film tells about the original ethnic culture village Gala on its dawn and disappearances There were more than forty fortresses in the villages surrounding Baku area, but only one, located 25 kilometers to the north-east, was named Fortress (or Gala in Azeribaijani). Why is Gala different from the other villages? Archaeological excavations carried out in the village of Gala show that people lived there even 5 thousand years ago. If we take into account that the Gala is the highest point around Baku and it was frequently attacked by foreign invaders, the name can be understood as a castle and a story that is still alive Production Organization(s): Salname Film Studio Producer: Boyukagha Mammadov Director: Shamil Aliyev Photographer: Elshan Hasanoghlu Picture Editor: Elmir Hasanov Script Writer: Nadir Badalov Sound: Rauf Aliyev Composer: Elmir Mirzoyev Submitted by: Shamil Aliyev Distributor: Nurfilm Producer Centre, Shamil Aliyev

Award category: Low Budget

CONTACT INFORMATION
Salname Film Studio Address: Moscow ave, 1, AZ1012, Baku, AZERBAIJAN Phone: +994124310507 Fax: +994124310507 E-mail: aliyevsh@yahoo.com

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Grammos, Illusions
Country: Greece Language: English Length: 21 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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This film is an itinerancy in Grammos mountain -with the astonishing natural beauty- 60 years after the end of the Greek civil war, where the history is still alive. It crosses the gnarled roads that lead to the ruined villages and reveals how ecology is related to politics. the destroyed
villages and a story that is still alive

Production Organization(s): Neaniko Plano Producer: Nikos Theodosiou Director: Nikos Theodosiou Photographer: Nikos Theodosiou Picture Editor: Nikos Theodosiou Script Writer: Nikos Theodosiou Sound: Nikos Theodosiou Composer: Chara Argyropoulou Submitted by: Nikos Theodosiou Distributor: Neaniko Plano

Award category: Low Budget

CONTACT INFORMATION
Neaniko Plano/Nikos Theodosiou

18 Rodos st, 11252 Athens, Greece Tel. +30 210 8664470 Fax: +30 210 8662344 Email:nikos.theodosiou@gmail.com Web: http://theodosiou.wordpress.com

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Gimmie a Hug
Country: The Netherlands Language: English Length: 13 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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Sharks are one of the most important top-predators in our oceans, yet there is still so much we dont understand, or even know, about these fascinating animals.This short documentary shows one of the most mysterious phenomena in the animal world; amazing animals, showing a totally different behaviour than most people would expect.

Production Organization(s): Protect the Sharks Foundation Producer: Geert Droppers Director: Geert Droppers Photographer: Geert Droppers Picture Editor: Geert Droppers Script Writer: Geert Droppers Sound: Geert Droppers Narrator: Cristina Zenato Composer: Mark Putz Submitted by: Geert Droppers Distributor: Protect the Sharks Foundation Award category: Environmental Conservation, Low Budget, Science

CONTACT INFORMATION
Protect the Sharks Foundation/ Geert Droppers

Bosmanslaan 90 Tel. +31 6 53324359 Email: protectthesharks@planet.nl Web: www.protect-the-sharks.org

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Natures Greatest Defender

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Country: USA Language: English Length: 50 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis Natures Greatest Defender tells the story about one mans passionate fight to save our world. Its a film about his unwavering dedication to the incredible wildlife that we must continually struggle to protect. George Schaller returns to the sites of some of his iconic studies to see what has happened to some of these extraordinary animals and their habitats. Along the way, we will meet some of the people he influenced and see how they have managed to carry the torch Schaller lit.

Production Organization(s): The Really Interesting Picture Company, Ltd Producer: Thomas Veltre & Cathe Neukum Director: Cathe Neukum Photographer: Ian Kellett, Adrian Warren, Thomas Veltre Picture Editor: Thomas Veltre Script Writer: Thomas Veltre & Cathe Neukum Sound: Thomas Veltre Narrator: Glenn Close Scientific Adviser: George Schaller Composer: Aaron Symonds Distributor: National Geographic Television International Submitted by: Thomas Veltre Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Thomas Veltre Organization: The Really Interesting Picture Company, Ltd. Address: 33-21 163rd Street, Flushing NY 11358 Phone: +1 (646) 797-3171 E-mail: tom.veltre@thereallyinterestingpicturecompany.com Website: www.thereallyinterestingpicturecompany.com

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Survivors
Country: Hungary Language: English Length: 5 Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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In this fiction film the Earth has suffered huge distruction and only the oceans survived. The underwater scenes tell us the secret how to survive...

Production Organization(s): Zsolt Sasdi Producer: Zsolt Sasdi Director: Zsolt Sasdi Photographer: Zsolt Sasdi Picture Editor: Zsolt Sasdi Effects Editor: Zsolt Sasdi Script Writer: Diana Erdosi Sasdi Narrator: John Iron Submitted by: Zsolt Sasdi Award category: Low Budget

CONTACT INFORMATION
Zsolt Sasdi Faludi F. u 20, Szombathely 9700, Hungary Tel. +36 30 9399465 Email: zsoltsasdi@gmail.com

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Catfish - Monster in the lake?
Country: Germany Language: English Length: 43 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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In 1761, a giant monster is pulled from the Oder River: an 820-pound Wels Catfish, the largest sweet-water fish in Europe. Not just any old fish: Until this day, the Wels Catfish remains a curse, a legend, a myth as well as a tasty dish and prized catch. In 1979, two river policemen observed a Wels Catfish that was almost as long as their 5 m long vessel. But how much of the stories are fact and how much fancy? There are two men who have devoted their lives to studying the catfish, Europes leading expert, Oliver Portrat, and prizewinning underwater cameraman Sigi Braun. To get to the bottom of this mystery, they take us with on a trip from Bavaria to the farthest reaches of Eurasia. The largest animals of its species are found in the pristine Ili Delta in Kazakhstan. But it is also a study in people, the inhabitants of the Wels lakes, the habitants of this giant. Wherever the giants appear, myths, legends and tall tales arise, spinning a web of story and mystery. Production Organization(s): ARTE/ARD Producer: Udo Zimmermann Director: Florian Guthknecht Photographer: Volker Tittel, Sigi Braun, Florian Guthknecht, Cristoph Castor Picture Editor: Xenja Kupin Script Writer: Florian Guthknecht Sound: Michael Heumann Narrator: Gert Heidenreich Scientific Adviser: Knut Eichstdt Composer: Sebastian Pobot Distributor: Telepool, Munich Submitted by: Florian Guthknecht Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Florian Guthknecht Baaderstrasse 25, 80469 Mnchen, Germany Phone: 0049 171 838 23 63 Fax: 0049 89 20 20 6338 E-mail: floguthknecht@t-online.de Website: www.br-online.de

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The Ice Sculptor
Country: Switzerland Language: English Length: 40 Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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The glacier is dying. Like so many others throughout the world, seventy years has seen it lose a third of its majesty. A death throe lasting millennia which wipes away an entire world drop by drop, and leaves a new one in its place. These drops have been carving out the world which surrounds us since time began. They created the Alps, and all the mountain ranges on the planet. They gave us the waterfalls and the caves. They are the springs of life which provide our most essential resource: water. But they are also a source of death and destruction. Their power causes landslides of uncontrollable force.

Production Organization(s): Imagofilm Lugano Producer: Villi Hermann Co-producer: RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera, Luisella Realini Director: Alberto Meroni Photographer: Ely Riva, Alberto Meroni, Daniele Crimella, Alessandro Barisano, Marvin Martinuzzi Picture Editor: Zeno Gabaglio Script Writer: Alberto Meroni, Mario Fabio Sound: Riccardo Studer, Narrator: Norman Hewitt Effects Editor: Riccardo Studer Composer: Zeno Gabaglio Submitted by: Imagofilm Lugano Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Imagofilm SA Viale Cassarate 4 6900 Lugano, Switzerland +41 (0)91 922 68 31 www.imagofilm.ch info@imagofilm.ch

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The Rich Forest
Country: Israel Language: English Length: 5 Completion date: 2010

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Synopsis A animated story of an Eurasian Lynx living in the Black Forest, taking place before and during civilization, the instinct of survival, and how one girl handles an unimaginable lost

Production Organization(s): The Neri Bloomfield Academy of Design & Education Producer: Maor Lavi Director: Maor Lavi Picture Editor: Maor Lavi Script Writer: Maor Lavi Sound: Maor Lavi Narrator: Evan Bellin Effects Editor: Maor Lavi Composer: Evan Bellin Submitted by: Maor Lavi Award category: Short, Low budget, Animation (in Youth film competition)

CONTACT INFORMATION
The Neri Bloomfield Academy of Design and Education/ Maor Lavi Address: Halivne 4, POB78, Timart, ISRAEL, 36576 Phone: +972.(0)54.625469 E-mail: maorlavi@yahoo.com Web: http://www.behance.net/gallery/The-Rich-Forest/623395

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11 Degrees
Country: Germany / Scotland, UK Language: English Length: 8 Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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The documentary follows the development of a skiing season in a Scottish ski resort. It explores the effects the climate change has on the Scottish winters and consequently on the ski resort. Narrated by one of the lift operators, we are introduced to this old fashioned place with its slow pace of life, dominated by the rhythms of the lifts and the machines. Starting at the height of the winter season, the film depicts idyllic scenery which suddenly takes a shift when the temperature rises to 11 Degrees over night. Due to less snowfall and more rain, skiing has become more difficult in Scotland. As such, the documentary focuses on visual metaphors which tell the story of the struggling resort and also explores the peoples passion and enthusiasm to keep skiing alive no matter how difficult the conditions are. The characters love for skiing and his optimism are intertwined with the images of a changing world. Embedded in the transition of the scenery, the film slowly reveals the challenges and economical problems the communities are facing in these times. Organization: Edinburgh College of Arts Producer: Anna Ewert Director: Anna Ewert Photographer: Julian Krubasik Picture Editor: Cate Cambell Script Writer: Anna Ewert Sound: Julian Krubasik, Anna Ewert Composer: Andreas Horn Submitted by: Anna Ewert Award category: Low Budget Big Impact, (also in Youth Film Competition)

CONTACT INFORMATION
Anna Ewert Address: Bozener Strasse 23, 78052 Villingen, Germany Tel: + 49 772163256 Email: anna_frances@gmx.de

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Bark
Country: USA Language: English Length: 3 Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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Bark is a film made for children and their parents, encouraging all to take time to observe a brief moment within the unfolding history of the natural world. In this particular film, the rich contours and textures found in the bark of a plum tree are on display.

Organization: chance films Producer: Mark Larsson Director: Mark Larsson Photographer: Mark Larsson Picture Editor: Mark Larsson Script Writer: Mark Larsson Sound: Bill Mike, Mark Larsson Composer: Bill Mike Submitted by: Bill Mike Award category: Short

CONTACT INFORMATION
chance films/ Mark Larsson 969 Patricia Way, San Jose, CA 95125 USA Tel.408-952-4525 Email: thechancefilm@gmail.com Web: http://fateofinsects.blogspot.com

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Alliens of the Amazon- Ep. 1: Treehoppers
Country: France Language: English Length: 45 Completion date: 2009

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Synopsis The Membracide insect family is roughly unknown to us. However, these neotropical treehoppers are probably the most astonishing creatures ever concocted by Nature! Some people view them as nothing more than miniature aliens; others consider them to be true masterpieces of biodiversity. In either case, with their weird and wonderful shapes, they are a source of bewilderment for the scientific community. Be it a whim of Nature or an extreme case of mimicry, with their impressive forehead protrusions, they look like living sculptures. They resemble something straight out of a Sci-Fi movie, and yet they are well and truly real tactile inhabitants of the treetops and the various strata of the tropical rainforests. The Aliens of the Amazon team has sought out these mysterious insects, accomplishing the first ever scientific documentary dedicated to them. Equipped with state-of-the-art imagery gear, a group of researchers embarking on an expedition in Ecuador has revealed the infinitely strange, observed the hitherto unseen, listened to the most outlandish of sounds and elucidated previously-unexplained entomological mysteries. Production Organization(s): Mona Lisa Production, Break Through Films / CBC, Arte, Sciene Channel Producer: Thierry Berrod Director: Quincy Russell Photographer: Quincy Russell Picture Editor: Quincy Russell Script Writer: Thierry Berrod, Patrick Landmann, Yves Paccalet, Quincy Russell Sound: Thomas Guytard Narrator: Molly Mc Daniel Effects Editor: Damien Steck Scientific Adviser: Stuart Mc Kamey Composer: Gilbert Grilli/ Cadesky Dyer Music Distributor: Mona Lisa Production Submitted by: Mona Lisa Production/Pierre Cressent Award category: Science

CONTACT INFORMATION
Mona Lisa Production/Pierre Cressent Address : 3 et 4 Place Chazette 69001 Lyon FRANCE Tl : +33 4 78 39 04 04 Fax : +33 4 78 29 09 47 Email : pcressent@monalisa-prod.com Web: http://www.monalisa-prod.com

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Alliens of the Amazon- Ep. 2: Secret Alliance
Country: France Language: English Length: 45 Completion date: 2009

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Synopsis The Membracide insect family is roughly unknown to us. However, these neotropical treehoppers are probably the most astonishing creatures ever concocted by Nature! Some people view them as nothing more than miniature aliens; others consider them to be true masterpieces of biodiversity. In either case, with their weird and wonderful shapes, they are a source of bewilderment for the scientific community. Be it a whim of Nature or an extreme case of mimicry, with their impressive forehead protrusions, they look like living sculptures. They resemble something straight out of a Sci-Fi movie, and yet they are well and truly real tactile inhabitants of the treetops and the various strata of the tropical rainforests. The Aliens of the Amazon team has sought out these mysterious insects, accomplishing the first ever scientific documentary dedicated to them. Equipped with state-of-the-art imagery gear, a group of researchers embarking on an expedition in Ecuador has revealed the infinitely strange, observed the hitherto unseen, listened to the most outlandish of sounds and elucidated previously-unexplained entomological mysteries. Production Organization(s): Mona Lisa Production, Break Through Films / CBC, Arte, Sciene Channel Producer: Thierry Berrod Director: Quincy Russell Photographer: Quincy Russell Picture Editor: Quincy Russell Script Writer: Thierry Berrod, Patrick Landmann, Yves Paccalet, Quincy Russell Sound: Thomas Guytard Narrator: Molly Mc Daniel Effects Editor: Damien Steck Scientific Adviser: Stuart Mc Kamey Composer: Gilbert Grilli/ Cadesky Dyer Music Distributor: Mona Lisa Production Submitted by: Mona Lisa Production/Pierre Cressent Award category: Science

CONTACT INFORMATION
Mona Lisa Production/Pierre Cressent Address : 3 et 4 Place Chazette 69001 Lyon FRANCE Tl : +33 4 78 39 04 04 Fax : +33 4 78 29 09 47 Email : pcressent@monalisa-prod.com Web: http://www.monalisa-prod.com

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The Revolution of the Throne
Country: France Language: English Length: 52 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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The average 70 year old person will have spent approximately 6 months on the toilet. Double if theyre constipated. But despite its importance, toilets and what goes in them remain taboo !So for those of a delicate disposition well adopt code names The toilet is the Throne, its fragrant contents, the Rose.Our journey begins with the seats of the Roman Empire, followed by royal thrones and state of the art Japanese creations. Although London is the birthplace of the modern throne, today the flushing toilet is an ecological time bomb. In India, new modern sewers abound. And the untouchables, the humble rose gathering caste, are re-training. Another revolution of the throne is taking place. Where will you leave your roses in the future?

Production Organization(s): Mona Lisa Production Producer: Thierry Berrod Director: Quincy Russell Photographer: Quincy Russell, Jean-Pierre Rivalain Picture Editor: Quincy Russell Script Writer: Thierry Berrod, Quincy Russell Sound: Quincy Russell Narrator: Alexander Laube Effects Editor: Stephane Lefort Composer: Gilbert Grilli Distributor: Mona Lisa Production Submitted by: Mona Lisa Production/Pierre Cressent Award category: Science

CONTACT INFORMATION
Mona Lisa Production/Pierre Cressent Address : 3 et 4 Place Chazette 69001 Lyon FRANCE Tl : +33 4 78 39 04 04 Fax : +33 4 78 29 09 47 Email : pcressent@monalisa-prod.com Web: http://www.monalisa-prod.com

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Holy Dung

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Country: France Language: English Length: 52 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis A single cow can eliminate 65,000 liters of dung every year. It shows just how important pooping is in the life of a cow. Dung, poop, manure, droppings, crap, turd Despite this colorful vocabulary, animal faces are a rather icky, not a popular topic of conversationSo whenever possible, we will use a perfumed code name: the Rose. In the animal world, the rose is not just a floral tribute to yesterdays lunch. It can attract food, and even tells you whos in townBut humans too have a good nose for using this precious substance. And humans have discovered a multitude of functions for our floral friends. Fertilizers, building material, soap, beauty products, coffee, there seems to be no limit to their use. So join us on this trip to discover their bouquet Production Organization(s): Mona Lisa Production Producer: Thierry Berrod Director: Quincy Russell Photographer: Quincy Russell, Jean-Pierre Rivalain Picture Editor: Quincy Russell Script Writer: Thierry Berrod, Quincy Russell Sound: Quincy Russell Narrator: Alexander Laube Effects Editor: Stephane Lefort, Damien Steck Composer: Gilbert Grilli Distributor: Mona Lisa Production Submitted by: Mona Lisa Production/Pierre Cressent

Award category: Science

CONTACT INFORMATION
Mona Lisa Production/Pierre Cressent Address : 3 et 4 Place Chazette 69001 Lyon FRANCE Tl : +33 4 78 39 04 04 Fax : +33 4 78 29 09 47 Email : pcressent@monalisa-prod.com Web: http://www.monalisa-prod.com

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BEES EXTINCION, SOLVING THE MYSTERY

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Country: France Language: English Length: 52 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis An acute analysis of an international alarming phenomenon, this gripping film is conceived like a police investigation, aiming at unfolding a criminal mystery. Here, the inquiry is about the bees that are vanishing from the face of the planet. It is a spreading disaster, first spotted November 2006 in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Poland, UK and France. Losses sometimes reach 90% of a beehive population. In a world where a 153 billion dollars share of agriculture depends on bees to pollinate, the food industry is starting to worry. From witness to witness, viewers collect and assemble the first pieces of information. Every scenario is examined in an attempt at understanding the phenomenon. Is it the Varroa (an acarid), the Nosema (a fungus), a virus, the pesticides, the impoverishment of the floral areas, the beekeepers methods, the magnetic waves? As the investigation continues, renowned scientists from all around the world (USA, Switzerland, France and Germany) are invited to answer these questions and clarify this obscure situation.

Production Organization(s): Mona Lisa Production Producer: Thierry Berrod Director: Natacha Calestreme Photographer: Serge Pirodeau, Vincent Fooy, Quincy Russell Picture Editor: Michel Pignard Script Writer: Natacha Calestreme / Gilles Luneau Sound: Christophe Foulon, Florent Blanchard Narrator: Alexander Laube Composer: Jackson Mackay Distributor: Mona Lisa Production Submitted by: Mona Lisa Production/Pierre Cressent

Award category: Science

CONTACT INFORMATION
Mona Lisa Production/Pierre Cressent Address : 3 et 4 Place Chazette 69001 Lyon FRANCE Tl : +33 4 78 39 04 04 Fax : +33 4 78 29 09 47 Email : pcressent@monalisa-prod.com Web: http://www.monalisa-prod.com

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Sentinel Animals- Warning! Earthquake

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Country: France Language: English Length: 52 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis Certain species of animals have astonishing physiological responses to pollution or to the announcement of an imminent natural disaster. Their instincts and physiologies, their proximity to nature, make them our allies in the prevention of natural and industrial risks that threaten our Earth. In Japan, people are convinced that the great Kanto earthquake that ravaged Tokyo in 1923 causing 140,000 deaths will soon be repeated. So, in addition to the regular training sessions offered to the public, certain scientists are hoping that their studies of animal behaviors will result in lives being saved. Preventing the disaster is impossible, but knowing how to decipher the signals given by animals remains one possible means of warning the population of an imminent earthquake. From Professor Ohtas dog-cloning project to the EQ-sign, the first earthquake detector directly inspired by animal behavior, not forgetting Professor Nagaos studies of the catfish, all potential solutions are examined. In China, the warning signals that animals can transmit before an earthquake are well recognized. Production Organization(s): Mona Lisa Production Producer: Thierry Berrod Director: Kamel Kezadri Photographer: Vincent Fooy, Jean-Pierre Rivalain Picture Editor: Ann-Sophie de Brauer Script Writer: Thierry Berrod, Cyrille Harpet, Kamel Kezadri Sound: Kamel Kezadri Narrator: Alexander Laube Effects Editor: Gerard Bernasconi Scientific Adviser: Cyrille Harpet Composer: Gilbert Grilli Distributor: Mona Lisa Production Submitted by: Mona Lisa Production/Pierre Cressent

Award category: Science

CONTACT INFORMATION
Mona Lisa Production/Pierre Cressent Address : 3 et 4 Place Chazette 69001 Lyon FRANCE Tl : +33 4 78 39 04 04 Fax : +33 4 78 29 09 47 Email : pcressent@monalisa-prod.com Web: http://www.monalisa-prod.com

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Sentinel Animals- Warning! Tsunami

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Country: France Language: English Length: 52 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis With 175,000 dead and 125,000 missing, the tsunami of 26 December 2004 in the Indian Ocean is engraved in human memories. But after the disaster, very few animal victims were found. What happened before the tsunami? Were the animals able to sense the arrival of the killer wave? In that case, why were humans so unaware of the signals? Deep-sea fish seen in shallow waters; elephants that felt the vibrations several hours before the arrival of the wave; tourists saved by elephants in Thailand, visitors alerted by birds in the Yala National Park in Sri Lanka; hundreds of witnesses in Thailand and Sri Lanka who reported disturbing animals behaviors before the tsunami. Did the animals really sense the impending disaster? Why then were certain marine species such as turtles trapped and swept inland? Why did elephants being tracked by satellite at the same moment on the south coast of Sri Lanka not react?

Production Organization(s): Mona Lisa Production Producer: Thierry Berrod Director: Kamel Kezadri Photographer: Jean-Pierre Rivalain, Vincent Fooy Picture Editor: Ann-Sophie de Brauer Script Writer: Thierry Berrod, Cyrille Harpet, Kamel Kezadri Sound: Kamel Kezadri Narrator: Alexander Laube Effects Editor: Gerard Bernasconi Scientific Adviser: Cyrille Harpet Composer: Gilbert Grilli Distributor: Mona Lisa Production Submitted by: Mona Lisa Production/Pierre Cressent Award category: Science

CONTACT INFORMATION
Mona Lisa Production/Pierre Cressent Address : 3 et 4 Place Chazette 69001 Lyon FRANCE Tl : +33 4 78 39 04 04 Fax : +33 4 78 29 09 47 Email : pcressent@monalisa-prod.com Web: http://www.monalisa-prod.com

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Sentinel Animals- Warning! Air Pollution
Country: France Language: English Length: 52 Completion date: 2008

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Synopsis From plants to animals, a multitude of living organisms are being studied by scientists trying to gain a better understanding of atmospheric pollution. More than a century ago, the canary, used by miners, demonstrated its extreme sensitivity to gas in coal mines. Today, lichens, mosses, birds of prey and cattle are the focus of highly advanced research projects being carried out by the scientific community worldwide. But the effects on ecosystems and human health are already dramatic. In the Netherlands, researchers such as Professor Marcel Visser emphasize the impact of global warming, which is disrupting food web cohesion and contributing to the imminent extinction of migratory birds such as the flycatcher. In France, researchers at the French national research agencies, INRA and CNRS, are using bees as sentinels for urban pollution; in Spain, Dr. Marta Lopez Alonso has proven, through her experiments with cows and dogs, the extreme toxicity of coal-burning thermal power plants. In the United States, homing pigeons equipped with GPS systems and cameras transmit information to scientists on the level of air pollution in major Californian cities. Found in the natural biotope or used as a means of monitoring, sentinel organisms for air pollution contribute to the evaluation and prevention of toxic risks. Production Organization(s): Mona Lisa Production Producer: Thierry Berrod Director: Kamel Kezadri Photographer: Jean-Pierre Rivalain, Vincent Fooy Picture Editor: Stephane Lefort Script Writer: Thierry Berrod, Cyrille Harpet, Kamel Kezadri Sound: Kamel Kezadri Narrator: Alexander Laube Effects Editor: Stephane Lefort, Gerard Bernasconi Scientific Adviser: Cyrille Harpet Composer: Gilbert Grilli Distributor: Mona Lisa Production Submitted by: Mona Lisa Production/Pierre Cressent Award category: Science

CONTACT INFORMATION
Mona Lisa Production/Pierre Cressent Address : 3 et 4 Place Chazette 69001 Lyon FRANCE Tl : +33 4 78 39 04 04 Fax : +33 4 78 29 09 47 Email : pcressent@monalisa-prod.com Web: http://www.monalisa-prod.com

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The Soul of Water
Country: Sweden Language: English Length: 57 Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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We live on a water planet and each single drop of water bellies a world of remarkable abilities. Water is a very simple substance but the small water molecule carries properties that seem designed to fit perfectly into the requirements of life. And water never rests, it has an ongoing movement. From a very personal point of view the film deals with water from different perspectives; From the structure of the water molecule to waterways in the landscape, from micro cosmos to macro cosmos, from the scientific perspective to an emotional, poetic perspective.

Production Organization(s): Dynamo Film AB Producer: Kurt Skoog Director: Kurt Skoog Photographer: Kurt Skoog Picture Editor: Kurt Skoog Script Writer: Kurt Skoog Sound: Kurt Skoog Narrator: Jonathan Mair Composer: Mats Sundin Distributor: Dynamo Film AB Submitted by: Dynamo Film AB

Award category: Science, Nordic

CONTACT INFORMATION
Dynamo Film AB san 130, 830 22 Fker Sweden Tel. +46 63 7010755, +46 70 324 3083 Email: kurt@dynamofilm.se Web: www.dynamofilm.se

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Bama and the lost Gorillas

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Country: Germany Language: English Length: 45 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis Alfred Bama, an animal keeper from Cameroon, has an extraordinary connection with gorillas. He takes care of them at the Limbe Wildlife Centre, a sanctuary for orphaned primates. Loved and respected by all of his gorillas, he has a close relationship to Nyango, a Cross River gorilla, the worlds most endangered great ape. The film follows Bama on his quest to the last of Nyangos wild relatives. It tells the story about an outstanding friendship and shows the first TV pictures of Cross River gorillas ever taken in the wild.

Production Organization: Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm Producer: Jrn Rver Director: Ernst Sasse & Nicky Lankester Photographer: Hans-Peter Kuttler, Ernst Sasse Picture Editor: Klaus Mller Script Writer: Ernst Sasse & Nicky Lankester Narrator: Rob Quirk Composer: Klaus Hillebrecht Distributor: Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm Submitted by: Kaja Galonska

Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm/Jrn Rver Address: Jenfelder Allee 80, 22039 Hamburg, Germany Phone:+49 40 6688 5147 Fax: +49 40 6688 5166 E-mail:kgalonska@studio-hamburg.de Web: http://www.studio-hamburg.de

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Wild Japan
Country: Germany Language: English Length: 90 min Completion date: 2010

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Synopsis Japan a land of extremes in the shadow of mighty volcanos - extends over more than 3000 kilometres from the icy world of Hokkaido in the North to the subtropical islands of Okinawa in the South. Crowded cities collide with surprisingly unspoiled nature. Animals have adapted to these conditions: Snow monkeys use hot springs, brown bears show their offspring how to hunt for salmon. Japan is also home to many rare creatures such as the giant salamander, the Manchurian crane and the Blakistons Fish-owl. Unique wildlife, some behaviour has never been filmed before, makes Wild Japan an unforgettable journey.

Production Organization: Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm Producer: Jrn Rver Co-Producer(s): Arte/ ORF/National Geographic International /Parthenon Director: Thoralf Grospitz & Jens Westphalen Photographer: Thoralf Grospitz & Jens Westphalen Picture Editor: Mario Schppler Script Writer: Thoralf Grospitz & Jens Westphalen Narrator: Rob Quirk Composer: Klaus Hillebrecht Distributor: Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm Submitted by: Kaja Galonska

Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm/Jrn Rver Address: Jenfelder Allee 80, 22039 Hamburg, Germany Phone:+49 40 6688 5147 Fax: +49 40 6688 5166 E-mail:kgalonska@studio-hamburg.de Web: http://www.studio-hamburg.de

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Ocean Stories The Giant & The Phantom

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Country: Germany Language: English Length: 50 min Completion date: 2010

Synopsis Sperm whales are the largest carnivores on earth, hunters of the oceans. Although ancient Greeks knew about their existence, sperm whales in the Mediterranean were forgotten for more than two thousand years. Only in the 1990ies they were rediscovered. The Greek scientist Alexandros Frantzis has monitored the isolated population for more than ten years. The Mediterranean monk seal is one of the most endangered mammals on Earth. Very little is known about the elusive seals - Greek scientist Vassilis Kouroutos is one of the few who knows the way to the hidden caves where the monk seals give birth.

Production Organization: Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm Producer: Jrn Rver Director: Heiko de Groot & Christina Karliczek Photographers:Christina Karliczek, Thomas Behrend, Tobias Kaufmann, Alexandros Frantzis, Yiannis Issaris, Hans Fischer Picture Editor: Christina Karliczek, Iryna Tietje, Mario Schppler Script Writer: Thomas Behrend, Heiko de Groot, Hilmar Rathjen Narrator: Ben Posener Composer: Vince Bahrdt, Andreas Dicke & Thomas Onderka Distributor: Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm Submitted by: Kaja Galonska Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm/Jrn Rver Address: Jenfelder Allee 80, 22039 Hamburg, Germany Phone:+49 40 6688 5147 Fax: +49 40 6688 5166 E-mail:kgalonska@studio-hamburg.de Web: http://www.studio-hamburg.de

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Wild Russia The Arctic
Country: Germany Language: English Length: 45 min Completion date: 2009

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Synopsis In the series Wild Russia we take you on a journey which explores the nature of the mighty state between the Black Sea and Pacific Ocean. This episode leads us to the Russian Arctic. Russia has more Arctic areas than any other country - the endless Ice deserts and tundra lead from the White Sea on the border to Finland right over to Chukotka in the far northeast close to the Bering passage, just a stone throw away from Alaska. It is here where the Wrangel Island lies. Great groups of Polar bears assemble in summer to await the arrival of the Walruses.

Production Organization: Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm Co-Producer(s): WDR/ S4C/ Animal Planet/ National Geographic Producer: Jrn Rver Director: Uwe Anders Photographers: Uwe Anders, Tobias Mennle, Thomas Behrend Picture Editor: Mario Schppler Script Writer: Uwe Anders Narrator: Clifford Wells Composer: Kolja Erdmann Distributor: Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm Submitted by: Kaja Galonska Award category: Natural History, Nordic

CONTACT INFORMATION
Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm/Jrn Rver Address: Jenfelder Allee 80, 22039 Hamburg, Germany Phone:+49 40 6688 5147 Fax: +49 40 6688 5166 E-mail:kgalonska@studio-hamburg.de Web: http://www.studio-hamburg.de

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Wild Russia The Far East (Ussuriland)
Country: Germany Language: English Length: 45 min Completion date: 2009

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Synopsis In the series Wild Russia we take you on a journey which explores the nature of the mighty state between the Black Sea and Pacific Ocean. This episode leads us to Russias far East. A craggy land of water and ice, with soft, forest-covered slopes and a rugged steep coast - this is Ussuriland, the territory of the Amur tiger. Here, in Russias far East, the greatest landmass of the world borders on the Pacific Ocean. The coastal landscape presents itself in an exotic, Asian splendor. The Khanka lake is the worlds largest biotope of the aquatic plant and it is home to an extraordinary reptile - the Chinese soft-shelled turtle.

Production Organization: Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm Co-Producer(s):WDR/ S4C/ Animal Planet/ National Geographic Producer: Jrn Rver Director: Henry M. Mix Photographers: Henry M. Mix, Anatoly Ryzhov, Aleksandr Ratnikoy, Uwe Anders, Ivo Nrenberg, Vasily Solkin,Norbert Schneeweiss Picture Editor: Maria Hemmleb Script Writer: Henry M. Mix Narrator: Clifford Wells Composer: Kolja Erdmann Distributor: Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm Submitted by: Kaja Galonska Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm/Jrn Rver Address: Jenfelder Allee 80, 22039 Hamburg, Germany Phone:+49 40 6688 5147 Fax: +49 40 6688 5166 E-mail:kgalonska@studio-hamburg.de Web: http://www.studio-hamburg.de

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Wild Russia - Kamchatka
Country: Germany Language: English Length: 45 min Completion date: 2009

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Synopsis In the series Wild Russia we take you on a journey which explores the nature of the mighty state between the Black Sea and Pacific Ocean. This episode introduces the viewer to the peninsula Kamchatka, where fire-spitting volcanoes reign over Heaven and Earth. Here, the earth is still young and unsure of itself, and nature, like an unsatisfied artist, constantly destroys and remakes its canvas again and again in a dramatic circle of creation and destruction. 20 different climatic zones blend into each other: Volcanic vents smoke next to glaciers, meters high snowdrifts lie side by side with boiling hot geysers.

Production Organization: Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm Co-Producer(s): WDR/ S4C/ Animal Planet/ National Geographic Producer: Jrn Rver Director: Christian Baumeister Photographers: Christian Baumeister Picture Editor: Klaus Mller, Katrin Dcker Script Writer: Christian Baumeister Sound: Yann Sochaczewski Narrator: Clifford Wells Composer: Kolja Erdmann Distributor: Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm Submitted by: Kaja Galonska Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm/Jrn Rver Address: Jenfelder Allee 80, 22039 Hamburg, Germany Phone:+49 40 6688 5147 Fax: +49 40 6688 5166 E-mail:kgalonska@studio-hamburg.de Web: http://www.studio-hamburg.de

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Wild Russia Siberia
Country: Germany Language: English Length: 45 min Completion date: 2009

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Synopsis In the series Wild Russia we take you on a journey which explores the nature of the mighty state between the Black Sea and Pacific Ocean. This episode leads the viewer into an expansive wilderness in the heart of Russia, where the cold rules with a chilly hand - this is Siberia. Lying beyond the Ural Mountains, Siberia encompasses roughly ten percent of our planets landmass. There is no doubt that this is a land of superlatives: huge fluctuations in temperatures - about 80 degrees, the worlds biggest lake and probably the most resilient animals on Earth.

Production Organization: Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm Co-Producer(s):WDR/ S4C/ Animal Planet/ National Geographic Producer: Jrn Rver Director: Tobias Mennle Photographer: Tobias Mennle Picture Editor: Maria Hemmleb, Ulrich Skalicky Script Writer: Tobias Mennle Sound: Tobias Mennle Narrator: Clifford Wells Composer: Kolja Erdmann Distributor: Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm Submitted by: Kaja Galonska Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm/Jrn Rver Address: Jenfelder Allee 80, 22039 Hamburg, Germany Phone:+49 40 6688 5147 Fax: +49 40 6688 5166 E-mail:kgalonska@studio-hamburg.de Web: http://www.studio-hamburg.de

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Metamorphosis Papilionum
Country: France Language: English Length: 5 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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This short film, Metamorphosis papilionum, is about European butterflies and moths which are smaller than tropical butterflies and moths, but equally beautiful in color. This is the story of their lives from the egg to the final stage of the metamorphosis. The butterflies play a very important role in the pollination of flowers. Caterpillars, butterflies and moths are a part of the food chain. Their special existence is very important in the balance of nature. Hopefully this film will portray the importance of this extraordinary expression of nature which has such an ephemeral life.

Production Organization(s): Yves Lanceau & Nathalie Truchet Producer: Yves Lanceau & Nathalie Truchet Director: Yves Lanceau & Nathalie Truchet Photographer: Yves Lanceau & Nathalie Truchet Picture Editor: Benjamin Fatras Sound: Matthieu Ribun Script Writer: Catherine Thoraval Narrator: Tony Pagano Scientific Adviser: Yves Lanceau Music Composer: Tony (Anthony James) Pagano Award category: Short

CONTACT INFORMATION
Yves Lanceau & Nathalie Truchet Address: Les Hauts De Gauchere 41210 Montrieux En Sologne - France Phone: + 33 254837148 E-mail: yves@lanceau.com Website: http://www.lanceau.com

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100 Year of Bird Ringing
Country: Hungary Language: English subtitles Length: 26 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Bird migration, one of the most spectacular natural phenomena, has always intrigued people. During human history, several accurate observations and often mistaken conclusions have been written down about the migration of birds.Some believed that cuckoos transformed into sparrow-hawks and redstarts turned into robins in the autumn. Others reasoned that birds spent the winter on the Moon. Where do migratory birds disappear in the autumn so that they can reappear in the spring just as fast as they left? Hungary was the first country in the world where bird ringing took place on a national scale in 1908

Production Organization(s): Szabolcs Mosonyi Producer: Szabolcs Mosonyi Director: Szabolcs Mosonyi Photographer: Szabolcs Mosonyi Picture Editor: Szabolcs Mosonyi Narrator: Gabor Vass Music Composer: Szabolcs Mosonyi Award category: Science

CONTACT INFORMATION
Szabolcs Mosonyi Address: 2464 Gyr, Petfi S. u. 64. Hungary Telephon: +36-30-8554018 E-mail: szmosonyi@mailbox.hu Web: www.szmosonyi.hu

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Returning to Bharatpur
Country: Hungary Language: English subtitles Length: 36 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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There is a place in India, where man and nature created a unique treasure. The former hunting ground of the maharaja of Bharatpur has become a birds paradise in a mere 100 years. However, it has turned out recently that this treasure is more fragile than it was previously thought. Szabolcs Mosonyi -Hungarian wildlife filmakker- visits the area to show us what has been changed in the last two decades since his first visit in 1992.

Production Organization(s): Szabolcs Mosonyi Producer: Szabolcs Mosonyi Director: Szabolcs Mosonyi Photographer: Szabolcs Mosonyi Picture Editor: Szabolcs Mosonyi Narrator: Gabor Vass Music Composer: Szabolcs Mosonyi Award category: Natural History, Low budget

CONTACT INFORMATION
Szabolcs Mosonyi Address: 2464 Gyr, Petfi S. u. 64. Hungary Telephon: +36-30-8554018 E-mail: szmosonyi@mailbox.hu Web: www.szmosonyi.hu

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The Fly Ash Solution
Country: India Language: English Length: 16min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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Thermal power is the most common form of electricity production all over the world. In this way, coal is burnt to generate steam to drive turbine producing electricity in return. This process however produces the fly ash which is responsible for air and water pollution. But the same FLY ASH is a great resource for construction material if it is properly recycled. The use of fly ash in construction industry reduces cement use, reduces construction cost increases durability and strength of the structure and recycles fly ash that is waste put to best use. The film describes a Fly Ash recycling solution. Dirk India (Fly ash recycling plant in Nashik) is considered as an example.

Production Organization(s): Yash Communication Producer: Jagdish Kulkarni Director: Jagdish Kulkarni Photographer: Jagdish Kulkarni Picture Editor: Sheshgiri Chikerur Sound: Prashant Panchbhai Script Writer: Prafulla Chikerur, Jagdish Kulkarni Narrator: Shilpa Bhende Effects Editor: Sheshgiri Chikerur Scientific Adviser: Georg Dirk Music Composer: Prashant Panchbhai Award category: Science, Environmenral Conservation, Low budget

CONTACT INFORMATION
Yash Communication Address: 7, Vishvanath Park, C Ayodhya colony, Nashik 422013, INDIA Phone: +91-9890961576 Fax: +91-253-2583158 E-mail: environmentjagdish@gmail.com Web: www.sanskrutivaibhav.org

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Neighbours
Country: Belarus Language: Music Length: 3 min Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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This music clip depicts the acquaintance and relationship between the inhabitants of the Belarusian forests and their wonderful neighbours.

Production Organization(s): Siarhei Makhau Producer: Siarhei Makhau Director: Siarhei Makhau Photographer: Siarhei Makhau, Gennadiy Shceglov, Konstantin Knutov, Vyacheslav Soloviev Picture Editor: Siarhei Makhau Sound: Siarhei Makhau Script Writer: Siarhei Makhau Music Composer: B. Potiomkin Award category: Short, Low budget, Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Siarhei Makhau Smolenskaya 5-3-17, Vitebsk, Republic of Belarus Tel. +375297100507 E-mail: yamahov@mail.ru , ecology_tv@tut.by

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Uncertain Fate
Country: India Language: English Length: 23 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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Sahyadri mountain ranges are life line supporters for about 200 million Indians along southern India. People depend for natural resources for survival, But the ecological distress arising out of human intervention like desertification, loss of bio diversity, exceeding dependency, all are creating chaotic situation. However, few dedicated individuals are putting organized efforts to survive Sahyadri mountain ranges.

Production Organization(s): Santosh Deodhar, Abhijit Joshi Producer: Santosh Deodhar, Abhijit Joshi Director: Santosh Deodhar Photographer: Santosh Deodhar, Abhijit Joshi Picture Editor: Santosh Deodhar Sound: Prabha Studio, Dombivali Script Writer: Madhuwanti Gadgil Narrator: Sandesh Mhatre Effects Editor: Santosh Deodhar, Abhijit Joshi Scientific Adviser: Dr Madhukar Bachulkar Music Composer: Jagdish Patil, Abhijit Joshi Distributor: Santosh Deodhar, Abhijit Joshi Award category: Short, Low budget, Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Santosh Deodhar Address: Archana 105 B, Ambika Nagar, M G Road, Dombivali[West] 421202 India Phone: +91 9820932248 E-mail: deodharsp@rediffmail.com

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The Future, at What Price?
Country: France Language: English subtitles Length: 52 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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If we want to avoid the climate catastrophe, we need to urgently cut planetary CO2 emissions by half. Unfortunately the experts are predicting that global energy consumption will double in 2050. Reasonable energy consumption is the only concrete solution. All other options are nothing but illusions for those blinded by reality. Can the carbon trading market give rise to this environmental revolution or is it an ideal opportunity for greening reckless speculators. Can fiscal constraints such as the carbon tax put the brakes on the aberrant growth in global trade provoked by trend for labor outsourcing and the nearly free cost of transporting goods? The price that we give to carbon is that of our future Our childrens future.

Production Organization(s): Mcanos Productions Producer: Jean-Michel Rodrigo Director: David Martin Photographer: Maxime Soulard Picture Editor: Franck Leplat Sound: Alexandre Assadourian Music Composer: Alexandre Assadourian Distributor: Achille Coenegracht, achille@auxdocks.com Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Mcanos Productions Address: 40 rue des Blancs Manteaux 75004 Paris Phone: 33 1 42 76 00 46 Fax: 33 1 42 76 00 68 E-mail: emmanuelle.productions@mecanos.fr Website: www.mecanosprod.com

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Forest Pond-Home of the red-throated diver
Country: Finland Language: English subtitles Length: 28 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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There are two spieces of the diver bird family nexting in Finland and the red-throated diver is the smaller of the two. The red-throated diver as well as the black throated diver has always been associated with powerful legends and beliefs as often as the common golden-eye of the Kalevala epic of the raven. The red-throated diver has even been considered as harbinger of death..Remote and quiet forest ponds are an essential requirement for the red-throated divers succesful nesting. These habitats also provide a home to many other animals and plants, thus promoting the natural diversity in an important way. Should forest ponds eventually disappear, a unique slice of Finnish nature and traditional scenery will be lost.

Production Organization(s): Blue Moment Media Producer: Sami Lehtoniemi Director: Sami Lehtoniemi Photographer: Sami Lehtoniemi Picture Editor: Sami Lehtoniemi Script writer: Sami Lehtoniemi Sound: Panu Lehtoniemi Music Composer: Sami Lehtoniemi Distributor: Blue Moment Media Award category: Low Budget, Natural History, Finnish

CONTACT INFORMATION
Blue Moment Media/Sami Lehtoniemi Address: Kuorttilantie, 37830 Viiala, Finland Tel +358 44 270 8434 E-mail: sami.lehtoniemi@kotikone.fi

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The Journey to the Source of Lena
Country: Estonia Language: English Length: 45 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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Deep in the taiga, where humans are rare sight lies the begining of Siberias giant river, the Lena. The taiga surrounding the Lenaa source is like an ocean-endless, immeasurable and dangerous. But its also a habitat to many forest dwellers, who go around with their lives and call it home. The taiga also opens itself up to people who know and respect the laws of the forest. This film is about the mysterious beginning of the Lena River, its rapids and dark ancient woods.

Production Organization(s): OY Vesilind Producer: Riho Vstrik Director: Vasili Sarana Photographer: Vasili Sarana, Arvo Vilu, Joosep Matjus Picture Editor: Liina Trishkina Effects Editor: Renee Kelomees Script writer: Vasili Sarana Sound: Seppo Vanhatalo Narrator: Scott Diel Music Composer: Seppo Vanhatalo Distributor: OY Vesilind Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
OY Vesilind/Riho Vstrik Tartu mnt. 51-17 10115 Tallinn Estonia ph. +372-5078067 fax:+372-6009975 e-mail: riho.vastrik@vesilind.ee Web: www.vesilind.ee

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Old Man and The Moose

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Country: Estonia Language: English subtitles Length: 36 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis Seventy seven years old Harri Pldsam has been studying the moose and its inner nature for more than 30 years. Through all this time, a particular wetland has caught his attention more than all the others - thats the one where the moose gather annually for their courtship rituals. The moose man knows this sedge meadow like the back of his own hand and for Harri moving around with the moose on the wetland, where he converses with them in the moose language, has become a ritual of sorts.

Production Organization(s): OY Vesilind Producer: Riho Vstrik Director: Joosep Matjus Photographer: Joosep Matjus Picture Editor: Katri Rannastu Script writer: Joosep Matjus Sound: Horret Kuus Narrator: Aarne Ukskula Scientific Adviser: Harri Pldsam Music Composer: Sven Grunberg Distributor: OY Vesilind Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
OY Vesilind/Riho Vstrik Tartu mnt. 51-17 10115 Tallinn Estonia ph. +372-5078067 fax:+372-6009975 e-mail: riho.vastrik@vesilind.ee Web: www.vesilind.ee

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Crocs of Katuma
Country: The Netherlands/Tanzania Language: English Length: 47 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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The remote floodplains of Katavi National Park in the far west corner of Tanzania teem with incredible numbers of wildlife. All the animals in the park depend on the Katuma River and its flood plains for their survival. But during the dry season the Katuma River dries out and pools of mud are the only visible evidence that a river once filled the dry riverbeds. In the quickly disappearing mud pools catfish, hippos and crocodiles compete for the last space to escape the heat of the equator sun.

Production Organization(s): Nature Conservation Films (NCF) Producer: Evert van den Bos, Marjolein Duermeijer Director: Jochem van Rijs Picture Editor: Alan Miller Script writer: Gary Parker Sound: Basil Kessy Narrator: Simon Shrimpton Smith Music Composer: Audio Network Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Nature Conservation Films World Wide Address: Torenlaan 1c, 1251 HE Laren (close to Hilversum) The Netherlands Tel.: +31(0) 35 - 646.93.94 Fax: +31(0) 35 - 683.98.31 Email: mail@ncf-nl.com Web: www. ncf-nl.com

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Cheetahs; against all odds

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Country: The Netherlands/Tanzania Language: English Length: 50 min Completion date: 2008 Synopsis In the Serengeti, cheetahs live uneasy lives. Females with cubs must hunt. Left alone, their offspring are exposed to the savagery of more powerful predators. Even scavengers can gain the upper hand over this slender feline built for speed. Cheetahs are the fastest-but also the most vulnerable of the big cats. In this film we follow two cheetah mothers, both with varying fortunes that raise their families against all the odds. Does experience count or are they both at the mercy of Lady Luck

Production Organization(s): Nature Conservation Films (NCF) Producer: Marjolein Duermeijer, Jochem van Rijs Director: Alan Miller Picture Editor: Alan Miller Script writer: Gary Parker Narrator: Simon Shrimpton Smith Music Composer: Audio Network Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Nature Conservation Films World Wide Address: Torenlaan 1c, 1251 HE Laren (close to Hilversum) The Netherlands Tel.: +31(0) 35 - 646.93.94 Fax: +31(0) 35 - 683.98.31 Email: mail@ncf-nl.com

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Wild Dog Island
Country: The Netherlands/Zimbabwe Language: English Length: 47 min Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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Wild Dog Island is a story featuring large-than-life characters, both human and animal. Its set on an island paradise in a far off country and stars a number of hungry hunters who will stop at nothing. Located in the baking Zimbabwean bushland it follows the footsteps of two researchers united by their passion to save one of the least known animals in the world, the African wild dog. Peter and Jealous are going to set up a unique experiment. They want to give six orphaned dogs a chance to experience paradise

Production Organization(s): Nature Conservation Films (NCF) Producer: Evert van der Bos, Marjolein Duermeijer Director: Marjolein Duermeijer Sound: Audio Network PLC Picture Editor: Alan Miller Script writer: Alan Miller, Marjolein Duermeijer Narrator: Simon Shrimpton Smith Award category: Natural History, Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Nature Conservation Films World Wide Address: Torenlaan 1c, 1251 HE Laren (close to Hilversum) The Netherlands Tel.: +31(0) 35 - 646.93.94 Fax: +31(0) 35 - 683.98.31 Email: mail@ncf-nl.com Web: www. ncf-nl.com

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Saved by the Lioness
Country: The Netherlands Language: English Length: 50 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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The great wildebeest migration throughout Tanzanias famous Serengeti national park is a phenomenal event and one of all time natural greats. In this film we will follow a young wildebeest growing up in this stunning African scenery. Immediately after birth she has lost her mother and wanders alone. Like a miracle she is adopted by two lionesses. They stay with the young and look after her until she finds her motherA story about trust, luck, desperation and survival. An unforgettable adventure.

Production Organization(s): Nature Conservation Films (NCF) Producer: Evert van der Bos Director: Marjolein Duermeijer Picture Editor: Alan Miller Script writer: Gary Parker Narrator: Simon Shrimpton Smith Music Composer: Audio-PLC

Award category: Natural History, Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Nature Conservation Films World Wide Address: Torenlaan 1c, 1251 HE Laren (close to Hilversum) The Netherlands Tel.: +31(0) 35 - 646.93.94 Fax: +31(0) 35 - 683.98.31 Email: mail@ncf-nl.com Web: www. ncf-nl.com

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Raw material is raw material
Country: Norway Language: English subtitles Length: 14 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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What happens when plastic, metal, cardboard and paper has served their purpose as packaging and wrappings for different goods? Should they just go to be disposed on a waste tip? The main characters in Raw material is raw material are flying milk cartons, lurking butter containers, rolling jam jars and mackerel-in-tomatoes tin boxes that knows what they want. We follow them on their strenuous journey from packaging product to new raw material, ready for a new life as a new product.

Production Organization(s): Producer: Director: Photographer: Picture Editor: Script Writer: Effects Editor: Scientific Adviser: Music Composer: Distributor:

The Loop Foundation, Snball Film AS Hilde Holmesland & Pl Karlsen Br Tyrmi Joachim Foss Rnning Dag Mykland Br Tyrmi Rune Seljetun Nancy Sand (Music Library) The Loop Foundation (www.loop.no)

Award category: Short, Environmental Conservation, Nordic

CONTACT INFORMATION
The Loop Foundation/ Nancy Sand Address: Karenslyst all 9A, N-0278 Oslo, Norway Phone: +47 2327 2232 / 047 916 01 901 E-mail: nancy@loop.no Website: www.loop.no

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Ravens - Rascals Of The Skies
Country: Germany Language: English Length: 52 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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Hardly any other group of birds has been the source of such intense and contradictory interest to humans as the members of the raven family. That interest has continued from long ago, back when the Germanic tribes were at their strongest, to the present day. The film immerses us in the world of the indigenous ravens and sets off on a journey through time, traveling from the Alps to the North Sea. The birds are all unusually curious and intelligent, ravens being the only birds that not only use tools, but produce them themselves. Many of them live in fixed social structures and remain faithful to their partners for life. They all make particularly good parents.The film offers new and fascinating insights to the world of these birds.In HD format, this production takes viewers on a colorful journey through the world of these highly intelligent, and all too frequently misunderstood and misinterpreted, family of indigenous birds. Production Organization(s): ARTE, HR & corvusFilm Producer: corvusFilm Director: Heribert Schller Photographer: Heribert Schller Picture Editor: Julie Wang Sound: Heribert Schller Script Writer: Heribert Schller Narrator: Josef Tratnik (german); Jo Rippier (english) Effects Editor: Chiara Mller Scientific Adviser: div. scientists in Germany and Austria Music Composer: Hannes Gill Distributor: Studio Hamburg Distributions & Marketing Submitted by: corvusFilm/Heribert Schller Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
corvusFilm/ Dr. Heribert Schller Address: Am Burgberg 6,Braunfels, 35619, Germany Phone: +49 170 5519172 and +49 6442 954058 E-mail: info@corvusFilm.de Website: www.corvusFilm.de

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Escaping in to the real life (Pako elmn)
Country: Finland Language: Finnish Length: 98min Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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A voice of collective conscience wakes up a Finnish artist living in Paris; even a single person can have an effect on the future of the world. The distressed artist looses his creativity and makes the ultimate personal decision. He moves in to the wilderness of Inari for a year and learns simple life, getting along on the terms of nature. The circle of the year in the wilderness gives an internal peace to his restless soul. And man has found his way way home.

Production Organization(s): Videosara Tmi Producer: Arttu Kotisara Director: Arttu Kotisara Photographer: Arttu Kotisara, Rauno Sahimaa Picture Editor: Arttu Kotisara Sound: Arttu Kotisara Script Writer: Arttu Kotisara Narrator: Rudolf Pajatie (in Finnish version) Effects Editor: Arttu Kotisara Music Composer: Riitta Kotisara Distributor: Videosara and FatBird Oy Submitted by: Arttu Kotisara Award category:

CONTACT INFORMATION
Videosara Tmi/ Arttu Kotisara Address: Salmenkuja 53 44610 Krn, Finland Phone: +358 400-229739 E-mail: arttu@vidoesara.fi Website: www.videosara.fi

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The Kingdom of the Bee Hummingbird Cubas Eastern Nature Preserve: The Humboldt National Park
Country: Germany/Cuba Language: English Length: 60 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Cubas fauna has many dwarfs and few giants. The bee hummingbird only 2.25 inches long is the smallest bird in the world. In spring the male twitters incessantly from the uppermost branch of his territory: he wants to impress the females and keep away rivals. Before the Cuban Revolution only 14 per cent of the island was covered with trees. Today around 25 per cent is dedicated to forests. More than 80 nature preserves have been created since 1959. The Humboldt National Park in Cubas East has unique mountainous cloud forests, plateaus, rivers, mangrove swamps, coastal forests and coral reefs.

Production Organization(s): Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) Producer: Monika Seiffert Director: Cornelia Volk Photographer: Oliver Jhnel Picture Editor: Dietmar Kfert Sound: Frank Scheufler Script Writer: Cornelia Volk Narrator:Hans Hendrik Whler Distributor: Telepool GmbH Mnchen Submitted by: Cornelia Volk Award category: Environmental conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk/ Monika Seiffert Address: Kantstrae 71-73, 04360 Leipzig, Germany Phone: +49-341-3004339 Fax: +49-341-3004365 E-mail: Monika.Seiffert@mdr.de Website: www.mdr.de/tiere

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Vrana Lake Nature Park
Country: Croatia Language: English Length: 29 Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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Vrana Lake Nature Park is the biggest natural lake in Croatia. The lake with its surroundings is distinguished by extraordinary diversity of habitats and species. 249 bird species have been recorded here. NW part of the Park has been protected as Special Ornithological Reserve since 1983. Its the only stabile breeding site of Pygmy Cormorant in Croatia and the only breeding site of the Purple Heron in the Mediterranean part of Croatia. Visitors come here to enjoy rich and plentiful natural and cultural heritage, walks, bicycle rides, bird watching, sport fishing, spectacular views and much more.

Production Organization(s): Public Institution Vrana Lake Nature Park Producer: Public Institution Vrana Lake Nature Park Director: Mihovil Gunjaa Photographer: Boris Poljak Picture Editor: Boris Poljak Sound: Damir ui Script Writer: Mihovil Gunjaa Narrator: eljko Tomac Effects Editor: Tina Zlobec Scientific Adviser: Ivica Prtenjaa Music Composer: Vedran Maurani and G. trbac Distributor: Public Institution Vrana Lake Nature Park Award category: Natural History, Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Organization: Public Institution Vrana Lake Nature Park Address: K. Petra Svacica 2, 23210 Biograd n/M, Croatia Phone: +38523383181 Fax: +38523386453 E-mail: pp-vransko-jezero@zd.t-com.hr Website: www.vransko-jezero.hr

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The Secret Life Of My Small Urban Backyard
Country: USA Language: English Length: 20 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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A bull-dog (Tommy) goes out of the house via a dog door finding unattended food. As he scoffs this up, crumbs fall to the ground, inspected by ants who lead us into the macro world of the garden featuring segments of metamorphosis, eating and been eaten, sex and farting insects

Production Organization(s): John Dunstan Producer: John Dunstan Director: John Dunstan Photographer: John Dunstan Picture Editor: John Dunstan Sound: John Dunstan Music: Kevin MacLeod Script Writer: John Dunstan Narrator: John Dunstan Distributor: John Dunstan Submitted by: John Dunstan Award category: Natural History, Low budget

CONTACT INFORMATION
John Dunstan 646 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304 USA Tel. +1 201-9884986 Email: dunstannz@comcast.net

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Terra (Earth)
Country: Spain Language: English subtitles Length: 12 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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An old woman explains how she changed the course of her life while she describes the process of planting an orange tree and the unexpected events that followed...

Production Organization(s): Cubic Creaciones Audiovisuales SL Producer: Marco Mateus Director: Txema Uribarri, Marco Mateus Photographer: Maria Escudero Picture Editor: Maria Escudero Sound: Diego Golbert Script Writer: Txema Uribarri Submitted by: Cubic Creaciones Audiovisuales SL Award category: Low budget

CONTACT INFORMATION
Cubic Creaciones Audiovisuales SL C/ Benito J. Feijoo 11 ED Formentera 1 5o A, 07181 Costa den Blanes, I Balears, Spain Tel. +34 6548 95150 Email: info@cubiccreaciones.com Web: www. cubiccreaciones.com/terra

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Penguin Island Ep1. Love is in the Air
Country: Australia Language: English Length: 30 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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The world famous Little Penguins of Australias Phillip Island entertain half a million tourists a year with a sunset parade from the surf to their burrows. But behind the scenes, the penguins lives are even more interesting. Over six 30-minute episodes, Penguin Island follows the penguins as a dedicated team of rangers and scientists monitor and protect them through the hottest summer on record. Filmed over a year by some of Australias best documentary filmmakers, Penguin Island offers a rewarding insight into the lives of the stars of Phillip Islands internationally renowned Penguin Parade. In episode one of Penguin Island we meet Bluey and Sheila, one of the 13,000 little penguin couples who live on Phillip Island, as they begin their annual breeding cycle, and the dedicated team of rangers and scientists who will monitor and protect them through the hottest summer on record. Production Organization(s): 360 Degree Films Producer: Sally Ingleton Director: Simon Target Photographer: David Parer Picture Editor: Tony Stevens Sound: Tristan Meredith Script Writer: Simon Target Narrator: Rolf Harris Effects Editor: None Scientific Adviser: Various scientists Phillip Island Nature Park Music Composer: Dale Cornelius Distributor: National Geographic Television International Submitted by: 360 Degree Films /Shelley Dresden Award category: Natural History Films

CONTACT INFORMATION
360 Degree Films /Shelley Dresden Address: PO Box 418, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia Phone: + 61 3 9948 1922 Fax: + 61 3 9948 1920 E-mail: info@360degreefilms.com.au Web: www.360degreefilms.com.au

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Ep. 2 Danger in the Penguin Colony
Country: Australia Language: English Length: 30 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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Penguin Island

The world famous Little Penguins of Australias Phillip Island entertain half a million tourists a year with a sunset parade from the surf to their burrows. But behind the scenes, the penguins lives are even more interesting. Over six 30-minute episodes, Penguin Island follows the penguins as a dedicated team of rangers and scientists monitor and protect them through the hottest summer on record. Filmed over a year by some of Australias best documentary filmmakers, Penguin Island offers a rewarding insight into the lives of the stars of Phillip Islands internationally renowned Penguin Parade. In episode two, long-time penguin couple Bluey and Sheila are struggling to feed their hungry chicks, Sammy and Tom and protect them from predatory gulls, domestic pets and a feral fox, which is stalking the colony. Production Organization(s): 360 Degree Films Producer: Sally Ingleton Director: Simon Target Photographer: David Parer Picture Editor: Tony Stevens Sound: Tristan Meredith Script Writer: Simon Target Narrator: Rolf Harris Effects Editor: None Scientific Adviser: Various scientists Phillip Island Nature Park Music Composer: Dale Cornelius Distributor: National Geographic Television International Submitted by: 360 Degree Films /Shelley Dresden Award category: Natural History Films

CONTACT INFORMATION
360 Degree Films /Shelley Dresden Address: PO Box 418, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia Phone: + 61 3 9948 1922 Fax: + 61 3 9948 1920 E-mail: info@360degreefilms.com.au Web: www.360degreefilms.com.au

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Ep. 3 Where Have all the Fish Gone?
Country: Australia Language: English Length: 30 min Completion date: 2010

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Penguin Island

Synopsis The world famous Little Penguins of Australias Phillip Island entertain half a million tourists a year with a sunset parade from the surf to their burrows. But behind the scenes, the penguins lives are even more interesting. Over six 30-minute episodes, Penguin Island follows the penguins as a dedicated team of rangers and scientists monitor and protect them through the hottest summer on record. Filmed over a year by some of Australias best documentary filmmakers, Penguin Island offers a rewarding insight into the lives of the stars of Phillip Islands internationally renowned Penguin Parade. In episode three, time is running out for hungry penguin chicks Sammy and Tom, whose parents Bluey and Sheila must swim further and further to sea in a desperate attempt to find fish. As the weather heats up, chicks are dying of starvation throughout the colony and the harsh reality of nature is revealed. Production Organization(s): 360 Degree Films Producer: Sally Ingleton Director: Simon Target Photographer: David Parer Picture Editor: Tony Stevens Sound: Tristan Meredith Script Writer: Simon Target Narrator: Rolf Harris Effects Editor: None Scientific Adviser: Various scientists Phillip Island Nature Park Music Composer: Dale Cornelius Distributor: National Geographic Television International Submitted by: 360 Degree Films /Shelley Dresden Award category: Natural History Films

CONTACT INFORMATION
360 Degree Films /Shelley Dresden Address: PO Box 418, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia Phone: + 61 3 9948 1922 Fax: + 61 3 9948 1920 E-mail: info@360degreefilms.com.au Web: www.360degreefilms.com.au

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Ep. 4 A Heat wave hits the Colony
Country: Australia Language: English Length: 30 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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Penguin Island

The world famous Little Penguins of Australias Phillip Island entertain half a million tourists a year with a sunset parade from the surf to their burrows. But behind the scenes, the penguins lives are even more interesting. Over six 30-minute episodes, Penguin Island follows the penguins as a dedicated team of rangers and scientists monitor and protect them through the hottest summer on record. Filmed over a year by some of Australias best documentary filmmakers, Penguin Island offers a rewarding insight into the lives of the stars of Phillip Islands internationally renowned Penguin Parade. In episode four, A punishing heatwave hits the island, bushfires are raging around the state and penguins are collapsing from heat, hunger and exhaustion. As the animal hospital fills with overheated wildlife, rangers work to re-hydrate and cool the Little Penguins in a battle to save their lives. Production Organization(s): 360 Degree Films Producer: Sally Ingleton Director: Simon Target Photographer: David Parer Picture Editor: Tony Stevens Sound: Tristan Meredith Script Writer: Simon Target Narrator: Rolf Harris Effects Editor: None Scientific Adviser: Various scientists Phillip Island Nature Park Music Composer: Dale Cornelius Distributor: National Geographic Television International Submitted by: 360 Degree Films /Shelley Dresden Award category: Natural History Films

CONTACT INFORMATION
360 Degree Films /Shelley Dresden Address: PO Box 418, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia Phone: + 61 3 9948 1922 Fax: + 61 3 9948 1920 E-mail: info@360degreefilms.com.au Web: www.360degreefilms.com.au

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Ep. 5 Rocky Finds Love at Last
Country: Australia Language: English Length: 30 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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Penguin Island

The world famous Little Penguins of Australias Phillip Island entertain half a million tourists a year with a sunset parade from the surf to their burrows. But behind the scenes, the penguins lives are even more interesting. Over six 30-minute episodes, Penguin Island follows the penguins as a dedicated team of rangers and scientists monitor and protect them through the hottest summer on record. Filmed over a year by some of Australias best documentary filmmakers, Penguin Island offers a rewarding insight into the lives of the stars of Phillip Islands internationally renowned Penguin Parade. In episode five, unlucky-in-love Rocky finally finds a mate in Jess, whose previous clutch of chicks has died. But it is very late in the season to be raising chicks before the Little Penguins annual moult prevents them going to sea. And new technology reveals just what Little Penguins get up to underwater. Production Organization(s): 360 Degree Films Producer: Sally Ingleton Director: Simon Target Photographer: David Parer Picture Editor: Tony Stevens Sound: Tristan Meredith Script Writer: Simon Target Narrator: Rolf Harris Effects Editor: None Scientific Adviser: Various scientists Phillip Island Nature Park Music Composer: Dale Cornelius Distributor: National Geographic Television International Submitted by: 360 Degree Films /Shelley Dresden Award category: Natural History Films

CONTACT INFORMATION
360 Degree Films /Shelley Dresden Address: PO Box 418, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia Phone: + 61 3 9948 1922 Fax: + 61 3 9948 1920 E-mail: info@360degreefilms.com.au Web: www.360degreefilms.com.au

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Ep. 6 Summer Ends on Phillip Island
Country: Australia Language: English Length: 30 min Completion date: 2010

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Penguin Island

Synopsis The world famous Little Penguins of Australias Phillip Island entertain half a million tourists a year with a sunset parade from the surf to their burrows. But behind the scenes, the penguins lives are even more interesting. Over six 30-minute episodes, Penguin Island follows the penguins as a dedicated team of rangers and scientists monitor and protect them through the hottest summer on record. Filmed over a year by some of Australias best documentary filmmakers, Penguin Island offers a rewarding insight into the lives of the stars of Phillip Islands internationally renowned Penguin Parade. In the final episode of Penguin Island, Rocky and Jesss surviving chick Tilda is not yet big enough to feed herself and is anxiously awaiting the return of her parents. But time is running out as penguins around the island begin to moult. Production Organization(s): 360 Degree Films Producer: Sally Ingleton Director: Simon Target Photographer: David Parer Picture Editor: Tony Stevens Sound: Tristan Meredith Script Writer: Simon Target Narrator: Rolf Harris Effects Editor: None Scientific Adviser: Various scientists Phillip Island Nature Park Music Composer: Dale Cornelius Distributor: National Geographic Television International Submitted by: 360 Degree Films /Shelley Dresden Award category: Natural History Films

CONTACT INFORMATION
360 Degree Films /Shelley Dresden Address: PO Box 418, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia Phone: + 61 3 9948 1922 Fax: + 61 3 9948 1920 E-mail: info@360degreefilms.com.au Web: www.360degreefilms.com.au

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Missing Vultures
Country: Pakistan Language: English subtitles Length: 20 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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Missing Vultures is a documentary that highlights the causes behind the sudden and rapid decline in the vulture populations in Pakistan. Once found in the millions through out the country, they have now almost disappeared. This documentary explores the negative consequences of losing this important scavenger species to extinction. It also highlights the efforts by WWF-Pakistan to save the magnificent vulture from extinction.

Production Organization(s): WWF-Pakistan Producer: Muhammad Ali Ijaz Director: Muhammad Ali Ijaz Photographer: Shah Zaman Baloch Picture Editor: Sohali Azad Sound: Riaz Ahmed Script Writer: Muhammad Ali Ijaz Scientific Adviser: WWF-Pakistan Music Composer: Hassan Ashraf Submitted by: Muhammad Ali Ijaz Award category: Natural History, Environmental Conservation, Low Budget

CONTACT INFORMATION
Muhammad Ali Ijaz 597-J, Johar Town,Lahore,Pakistan Tel. +92 300 4389079 E-mail: alileo888@hotmail.com

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Chilies to the Rescue! Easing the Human-Elephant Conflict
Country: Germany Language: English Length: 50 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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Africa is reporting a rise in elephant numbers. At the same time the population of humans is growing. Man and elephant require space. Conflicts between both are unavoidable and the battle between humans and elephants is getting more grisly and costlier. Conservationists and gamekeepers of Africa are researching new methods to manage the jumbos: especially chili peppers seem very promising as the elephants long trunks are very sensitive to the hot spice. But the question remains: Is there any chance for a permanent and peaceful coexistence of humans and elephants? How many elephants can the African continent handle?

Production Organization(s): Marco Polo Film AG Producer: Annette Scheurich Director: Herbert Ostwald Photographer: Roland Gockel, Peter Glaub Picture Editor: Jan Wilm Schmlling Sound: Dirk Schamuhn, Florian Kaltenegger Script Writer: Herbert Ostwald Narrator: Susan Tackenberg Music Composer: Stefan Dring Distributor: Albatross World Sales Submitted by: Marco Polo Film AG Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Marco Polo Film AG Address: Handschuhsheimer Landstrae 73 Phone: +49 (0)6221 400780 Fax: +49 (0)6221 400884 E-mail: annette@marco-polo-film.de Website: www.marco-polo-film.de

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Dipole
Country: The Netherlands Language: English Length: 26 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Dipole is an an intriguing real life nature conservation story from the Pulau Banyak Archipelago, which passed the worlds attention unnoticed. The 100 island+ archipelago had to deal with the 2005 tsunami, and were hit 3 months later by the Nias earthquake. On Bangkaru, one of the islands, you find the largest turtle nesting beach in the whole of Aceh and Sumatra where Yayasan Pulay Banyak takes care of the turtle protection.

Production Organization(s): Submarines foundation Producer: Edward Snijders Director: Edward Snijders Photographer: Edward Snijders Picture Editor: Edward Snijders Sound: Highland Musik Script Writer: Edward Snijders Narrator: Kirsteen Easdale Effects Editor: Scientific Adviser:Dr Nerilie Abram, Oxford, UK, Dr Walter Starck, Townsville, Australia Distributor: Submarines foundation Submitted by: Submarines foundation Award category: Low Budget, Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Submarines foundation/ Edward Snijders Address: Grijzegrubben 83, Phone: +31 6 4910 9030 E-mail: edward.snijders@gmail.com Website: www.submarines.nl

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Great Lakes of Europe

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Country: Russia Language: Russian (English Script) Length: 52 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis Great lakes of Europe is a Russian film that tells the story about the 5 biggest lakes in North Western Russia starting with The Lake Saimaa (4400 2), The Lake Onega (9890 2), The Lake Ilmen (1100 2), The Lake Ladoga (18135 2) and The Lake Pskov-Tchudskoye (3550 2), These great lakes are connected with drainages but also with a long history and culture created by the people who lived there throughout time

Production Organization(s): Production Center Studio F Producer: Sergei Popov Director: Sergei Popov and Olga Podolskya Photographer: Sergei Popov and Harri Ekholm Picture Editor: Sergei Popov Sound: Sergei Popov Script Writer: Sergei Submitted by: Sergei Popov Distributor: Sergei Popov Award category:

CONTACT INFORMATION
Production Center Studio F Address: RUSSIA, 194017, St. -Petersburg, Kostromskoi prospect, 24 /of. 132 Phone/Fax: + 7. 812. 400-74-41 Mobil. Phone: +7. 921. 756-88-52 / 51 E-Mail:stydiof.popov.s@mail.ru

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


Kevntuoja: Uuden Luonnon lauluja
Springbringer:Songs from the World of New Nature

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Country: Finland Language: English Length: 20 min Completion date: 2008 Synopsis Springbringer is a poetic dream-like fantasy movie. It is a captivating journey to the world of New Nature which is full of wonders, swans, animals and spirits of Nature. The movie was filmed in Hanko, Finland and the production took four years. Every aspect of the film was made by one man. A seed falls from the sky to a pond. The seed begins to sprout. A sprite is born. Swans gather around the sprite which sends the swans on a voyage to the Moon. They must fly there before the sky is freezing over

Production Organization(s): Synchronic Presentations Producer: Jukka Eronen Director: Jukka Eronen Photographer: Jukka Eronen Picture Editor: Jukka Eronen Sound: Jukka Eronen Script Writer: Jukka Eronen Effects Editor: Jukka Eronen Music Composer: Jukka Eronen Submitted by: Jukka Eronen Award category: Low Budget, Finnish

CONTACT INFORMATION
Synchronic Presentations Narvikinkatu 20, 10900 Hanko, Finland Tel. +358 40 7407980 Email: jto.eronen@gmail.com Web: http://www.springbringer.com

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


The Corinth Canal

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Country: Greece Language: English subtitles Length: 18 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis More than a century ago, after 2453 years of hardship from all occasionally leading world powers through out history, after uncountable deaths and infinite other barriers on the way, 2 500 workers finally accomplished during 11 years time the unimaginable until then task to finally dig the way through 6 km of land that separated the Aegean Sea from the Gulf of Corinth creating thus the world famous Corinth Canal following the example of the Suez Canal. This 18 min film tells us the epic story of this monumental construction project, using all available evidence and rare archive pictures.

Production Organization: Corinth Canal LTD Co Producer: George Palamaris Director: George Palamaris Photographer: Tsvetomir Tsankov, George Palamaris Picture Editor: Tsvetomir Tsankov Sound: Pavlos Giannakakos Script Writer: George Palamaris, Maria Krondiri Narrator: George Palamaris Submitted by: George Palamaris Award category: Low Budget

CONTACT INFORMATION
George Palamaris/ Tsvetomir Tsankov D.D. Pirgos20009-Derveni-Corinthias Greece Tel. +30 2430 95428 Email. phototsetsi@gmail.com

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


The river of Asopos: Myth and Reality
Country: Greece Language: English subtitles Length: 13 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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Following the reach genealogical references of Greek mythology about the river of Asopos-which is situated near by the City of Corinth in North Peloponnesus- we find out that it was considered the place of origin of Hercules and therefore the river was more than divine to Ancient Greeks. On the contrary, today the same river is abandoned and of course full of rubbish This film tells the story of a group of people who try to change that intolerable situation

Producer: George Palamaris Director: George Palamaris Photographer: George Palamaris Picture Editor: Tsvetomir Tsankov Sound: Tsvetomir Tsankov Script Writer: Maria Krontiri Narrator: George Palamaris Scientific Adviser: George Kostouros Submitted by: George Palamaris Award category: Low Budget, Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
George Palamaris/ Tsvetomir Tsankov D.D. Pirgos20009-Derveni-Corinthias Greece Tel. +30 2430 95428 Email. phototsetsi@gmail.com

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The Invisible Bird Photographer
Country: Hungary Language: English subtitles Length: 26 min Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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To take a good picture about a bird is hard and difficult. To take the perfect picture about a bird doing things youve never seen before - is nearly impossible. Professional equipment, experience and intimate knowledge of birds are surely needed but by far isnt enough to succeed. Bence Mts pictures are telling everything about the secret lives of birds - but telling nothing about the secrets of cutting-edge bird-photography. If you want to know how this young and obsessed young man won every imaginable prize worldwide, how he was/is awarded time after time on BBCs prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, you just have go and ask. Thats exactly what we did when filming The Invisible Bird Photographer. We worked together with him for years on this project but never stopped admiring the way he lives and works in nature. Come and meet Bence Mt and see how he becomes invisible - to the birds eye view, at least. Production Organization(s): Filmjungle.eu Producer: Zsolt Marcell Toth Director: Attila David Molnar, Zsolt Marcell Toth Photographer: : Attila David Molnar, Zsolt Marcell Toth Picture Editor: : Attila David Molnar, Zsolt Marcell Toth Sound: Sndor Faludi Script Writer: Attila Dvd Molnar Narrator: Tamas Dunai Distributor: Filmjungle.eu Submitted by: Filmjungle.eu

Award category: Natural History

CONTACT INFORMATION
Filmjungle.eu Address: 1031, Budapest, Nnsi t 2/A, Hungary Phone: +36704668690 E-mail: info@termeszetfilm.hu Website: www.filmjungle.eu

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


When the poles melt - Antarctic Expedition
Country: Germany Language: English Length: 52min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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On the Ice-Edge is a filmic journey to a region that no-one has seen before an expedition in to Antarcticas past. This film dispels the myth of the eternal ice. For in Pine Island Bay, everything is in flux. Nothing is eternal except change.

Production Organization(s): Hoferichter & Jacobs GmbH Producer: Olaf Jacobs Director: Kai Voigtlnder Photographer: Guido Kilbert Editor: Anne Berrini Sound: Sven Piesker Script Writer: Kai Voigtlnder Music Composer: Eike Hosenfeld, Moritz Denis, Tim Stanzel Distributor: Telepool GmbH

Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Hoferichter & Jacobs GmbH Address: Alte Schnhauser Strae 9 Phone: +49 30 30874560 Fax: +49 30 30874566 E-mail: a.brueckner@hoferichterjacobs.de Website: www.hoferichterjacobs.de

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Merenkurkun kalapuroilla (At the Fish-Brooks of Merenkurkku/Kvarken)
Country: Finland Language: Finnish/English Length: 35 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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Brooks and brooklets that flow from a peculiar kind of enclosed natural pools called kluuvi and lakes into the sea, are typical for the eastern coast of Merenkurkku/Kvarken and its archipelago. Upstream the brooks filled with water from the melting snow, pike, perch and roach move to spawn in the freshwater of the kluuvi-pools and lakes. During the springtime when the sea still is ice-covered and the food supply especially in April is scarce, the open brook-mouths and the soon uncovered brook beds with freely and swiftly flowing water, offer both local sea eagles and the gulls and goosanders returning from their migration possibilities to catch fish. Also a crane-couple are early visitors at the fish-brooks fishers as they are in the archipelago. The abundance of fishes and the numerous greedily eating birds, entice both foxes and raccoon dogs to come to the brooks. At one of the brooks even a wolf has been observed. The migration of the fishes upstream to the freshwaters and back again into the sea, goes on from April to June. At the latest around Midsummer the brooks go dry and the gorge on fishes is finished. Producer: Eero Murtomki Director: Eero Murtomki Photographer: Eero Murtomki, Juhani Koivusaari, Ari Valkola Editor: Eero Murtomki, Juhani Koivusaari Sound: Gari Saarimki Script Writer: Eero Murtomki Narrator (English): Gerald Porter Narrator (Finnish): Eero Murtomki, Juhani Koivusaari, Ari Valkola Submitted by: Eero Murtomki

Award category: Low Budget, Finnish

CONTACT INFORMATION
Eero Murtomki Koulukatu 16 A6 65100 Vaasa, Finland Phone: +358 40 5602228 Email: eero.murtomaki@lumi.fi

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


The Great Grey Shrike
Country: Estonia Language: English subtitles Length: 7 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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The Great Grey Shrike is a strange animated wildlife story about the very peculiar manners of the great grey shrike, the common cuckoo, starlings and many other birds.

Animation Artist: Chintis Lundgren Producer: Chintis Lundgren Director: Chintis Lundgren Photographer: Chintis Lundgren Editor: Chintis Lundgren Sound: Christjan Raidna Script Writer: Chintis Lundgren Narrator: Inge Ting Music Composer: Christjan Raidna

Award category: low budget /animation films by youth

CONTACT INFORMATION
Ruubiku kuubiku osakond teatab/Chintis Lundgren Address: Moora 11,Tallinn 11625 Estonia Phone: +372 51930739 Email: chintis14@yahoo.com Web : www.chintislundgren.com

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The Blood of The Rose
Country: UK/ Germany / Japan Language: English Length: 90 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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The extraordinary life and brutal death of filmmaker-turned-conservationist Joan Root and her campaign to save Kenyas Lake Naivasha. Who killed Root? Through investigating the story, the film opens a window onto the simmering tensions in an Africa still emerging from colonialism and anxious to join the global economy. For it is the Kenyan rose, which is exported by the millions from Naivasha to the rest of the world, that has brought not just jobs and foreign exchange earnings but the environmental destruction that Root worked so hard to stop and which may have ultimately cost her life...

Production Organization(s): Dragonfly Film and Television Productions Ltd, BBC Producer: Henry Singer Director: Henry Singer Photographer: Jonathan Partridge Picture Editor: Ben Stark Sound: Paul Paragon Script Writer: Henry Singer Narrator: Sam West Music Composer: Andy Cowton Distributor: C4i Distribution, London UK Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)/ Hans-Peter Metzler Address: Appellhofplatz 1, D-50667 Cologne, Germany Phone: +49 (0)221 2202789 Fax: +49 (0)221 2203955 E-mail: buero.metzler@t-online.de Website: www.wdr.de

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


Spinning Toward Green
Country: USA Language: English Length: 27 min Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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Spinning Toward Green is a documentary film that explores the impact that wind energy is having on

wildlife. Wind energy is a clean and renewable resource that may reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Unfortunately, this new technology has some hidden negative impacts. Recent studies indicate that at some wind energy facilities in North America bats are being struck and killed by turbine blades. With the development of new wind energy facilities, bat mortality will continue to increase. Scientists are working together with the wind industry to address this problem. Spinning Toward Green explores the issue at wind energy facilities. Will scientists be able to solve this problem before bat populations are unable to recover?

Production Organization(s): GEM Productions Producer: Gwendolyn Morgan Director: Gwendolyn Morgan Photographer: Stewart Brown, William Iverson Picture Editor: Ryan Pratzel Sound: Gwendolyn Morgan Script Writer: Gwendolyn Morgan Narrator: Adam Schreck Music Composer: Charlene Lockwood Distributor: None yet Submitted by: GEM Productions/ Gwendolyn Morgan Award category: Low Budget/ Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
GEM Productions/ Gwendolyn Morgan Address: 2001 Columbia Pike, 510 Arlington, 22204 Virginia, USA Tel. +1 703-966-5839 Email: spinningtowardgreen@gmail.com and gm1219a@gmail.com Web: www.spinningtowardgreen.com

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


Bird Without Borders Black-faced Spoonbills
Country: Taiwan Language: English Length: 52 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Found nowhere else but on wetlands in Asia, Black-Faced Spoonbill is the only spoonbill currently endangered. Its migration is captured for the first time on HD, and we reveal dedicated individuals divided by borders, but share one common goal conservation and protection of this endangered species and their remaining habitats.

Production Organization(s): PTS & IFA Co-production Producer: Selena Tsao Director: Dean Johnson Photographer: Chieh-te Liang / Dean Johnson Script Writer: Dean Johnson Narrator: Jinny Chang Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Public Television Service, Taiwan Address: No.100, Lane 75, Sec. 3, Kang Ning Rd., Taipei 114, Taiwan, R.O.C. Phone: 00 886 2 2633-8037 Fax: 00 886 2 2630-1895 E-mail: ptsfestival@gmail.com Website: http://eng.pts.org.tw/

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Spirits of Orchid Island
Country: Taiwan Language: English Length: 53 min Completion date: 2008 Synopsis

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Over a thousand kinds of fish and numerous sea snakes cruise Orchid Islands reefs while lush jungles teem with rare butterflies, reptiles and rare birds, such as the Lanyu Scops Owl. The islands wild nature has long been preserved by the Tao people who have a deep respect for all living things as Syaman Rapongan, a highly-respected Tao writer, reveals.

Production Organization(s): Public Television Service Foundation PTS Producer: Wen Cheng / Shuwa Chang Director: Nick Upton Photographer: Picture Editor: Script Writer: Nick Upton Narrator: Matthew Lien Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Public Television Service, Taiwan Address: No.100, Lane 75, Sec. 3, Kang Ning Rd., Taipei 114, Taiwan, R.O.C. Phone: 00 886 2 2633-8037 Fax: 00 886 2 2630-1895 E-mail: ptsfestival@gmail.com Website: http://eng.pts.org.tw/

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


Rajankynti (Frontier Life) Rajaseudun villi luonto (Hidden Paradise of Russian Karelia)
Country: Finland Language: English subtitles Length: 30 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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In the fourth episode of the series Frontier Life documentary filmmaker Petteri Saario visits the Oulanka National Park in Finland as well as the Paanajrvi National Park on the Russian side of the border.The green belt of Fennoscandia stretches through several vegetation zones, from the Gulf of Finland up to the woodless tundra of northern Lapland. Northern Europes most beautiful natural forests and vast untouched areas can be found here.

Production Organization(s): DocArt Producer: Tiina Saario & Petteri Saario Director: Petteri Saario & Jan Henriksson Photographer: Petteri Saario Picture Editor: Petteri Saario Sound: Joonatan Hietanen & Petteri Saario Script Writer: Petteri Saario Narrator: Petteri Saario Music Composer: Perttu Hietanen Distributor: DocArt/ Tiina Saario Award category: Finnish

CONTACT INFORMATION
DocArt/Tiina Saario Address: Vanha Hmeenlinnantie 11, 06100 Porvoo Phone: 040 733 9300 Fax:019 5232910 E-mail:tiina.saario@wildfin.com Website:www.wildfin.com

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


The Core
Country: France Language: English Length: 16 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Two friends overcome the isolation of a dark exile. Thoughts and words were forced to be mute. Everything seemed to be coloured by clinking noise and smoke-filled beam. Together they wave into a space where only a mirror was splitting between them.

Production Organization(s): Katia Roessel Producer: Katia Roessel Director: Katia Roessel Photographer: Marion Boutin Picture Editor: Katia Roessel Sound: Jean-Philippe Boinot Script Writer: Katia Roessel Narrator: Ivan Sellier Scientific Adviser: Mareike Engelhardt Music Composer: Pengfei Lu Distributor: Katia Roessel Award category: Low Budget

CONTACT INFORMATION
Katia Roessel Address: 4 Villa Jocelyn Phone: +33 (0)6 79 08 69 39 E-mail: katia.roessel@ensba.fr Website: http://catherineroessel.blogspot.com

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


The Fight for Amazonia - Raids in the Rainforest
Country: Germany Language: English Length: 52 min Completion date: 2010 Synopsis

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Ana Rafaela D Amico is the youngest national park director in Brazil. In order to save the rainforest, the 27 year old has declared war on the drags gangs, logging mafia and illegal fishing in the Campos Amazonicos National Park. Her enemies are invisible. Its a straggle of dangers and bitterly fought successes. The small players she can catch; and has to take away their livelihood, but there is often little she can do against the big players. Still, Rafaela believes that it is possible to save Amazonia if everyone does their bit. She will not give up-this is the only way she knows.

Production Organization(s): Filmquadrat.dok GmbH Producer: Thomas Wartmann Director: Thomas Wartmann Photographer: Nikolaus Torouquella Picture Editor: Verena Schnauer Sound: Paulo Munhoz Music Composer: Nils Kacirek Script Writer: Thomas Wartmann Narrator: Tom Zahner Scientific Adviser: Nikolaus Torouquella Distributor: Filmquadrat.dok GmbH Submitted by: Filmquadrat.dok GmbH Award category: Environmental Conservation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Filmquadrat.dok GmbH Address: Viktoriastr. 34, 808003 Munchen Germany Tel. +49 89 38329820 Fax. +49 89 38329821 Email. carolin@filmquadrat.de Web. www. filmquadrat-dok.de

Wildlife Vaasa 2010


Viva La Crisis!
Country: Romania Language: Length: 3 min Completion date: 2009 Synopsis

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Deforestation, property development, pollution, money and a lot of food all this is going to change The economic crisis has come! Bicycle is the best vehicle now. Fat people start to losing weight and the world is changing

Producer: Alexei Gubenco Director: Alexei Gubenco Sound: Cosmin Mirza Script Writer: Alexei Gubenco Music Composer: Cosmin Mirza Submitted by: Alexei Gubenco Award category: Short/Animation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Alexei Gubenco Bd. Lutatorilor 62-64 ap. 14, Bucharest, Romania Tel. +40 723197535 Email:gubenale@yahoo.com