2009 IWFF Best of Festival Awards

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					2009 IWFF Best of Festival Awards
32nd IWFF May 9-16, 2009
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Best of Festival                                   Best Animal Behavior
The Legend of Pale Male                            Eye of the Leopard
Producers: Frederic Lilien & Janet Hess            Wildlife Films
                                                   Producers: Beverly & Dereck Joubert
Sapphire Award, Second Place
Green                                              Best Cinematography
Producer: Moez                                     Yellowstone - Episode 1 "Winter"
                                                   BBC Natural History Unit
Special Jury Award                                 Executive Producer: Mike Gunton
The Riddle In a Bottle                             Producer: Andrew Murray
Sisbro Studios, LLC
The Save Our Seas Foundation                       Best Sound Design, tie
Producers: Robert Sams & Laura Sams                Amba The Russian Tiger
                                                   Animal Planet International
Best Narration                                     Executive Producer: Mark Wild
Feral Peril                                        Producer: Mike Birkhead
Magic Real Picture Company, Screen Australia,      Sound Editor: Graham Wild
Screen Tasmania
Writers: Andrew Sully, Ian Walker and Alex Barry   Best Sound Design, tie
Producer: Gina Twyble                              Green
Executive Producers: Ian Walker & Penny Robins     Producer: Moez

Best Use of Music                                  Best Editing
Amba The Russian Tiger                             Green
Animal Planet International                        Producer: Moez
Executive Producer: Mark Wild
Producer: Mike Birkhead                            Best Script
Sound Editor: Graham Wild                          Charles Darwin and The Tree of Life
                                                   BBC Natural History Unit
Best Educational Value                             Executive Producer: Brian Leith
Charles Darwin and The Tree of Life                Producer: Sacha Mirzoeff
BBC Natural History Unit                           Script Writer: Sir David Attenborough
Executive Producer: Brian Leith
Producer: Sacha Mirzoeff                           Best Conservation Message
                                                   The Loneliest Animals
Best Scientific Content                            NATURE
Nature Tech - Magic of Motion & The Material       THIRTEEN / WNET.ORG & Partisan Pictures
World                                              Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman
Smithsonian Channel & ORF                          Series Producer: Bill Murphy
Executive Producer: Walter Kohler                  Producers: Doug Shultz, Peter Schnall & Whitney
Writer & Director: Alfred Vendl                    Johnson
Writer & Director: Steve Nicholls
Best Underwater Cinematography            Best Government Agency
Superfish                                 Wyoming: Predators, Prey and People
NATURE                                    Wyoming Game and Fish Department
THIRTEEN / WNET.ORG & Wild Logic Film     Executive Producer: Chris Dorsey & Eric Keszler
Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman          Producer: Nathan Charlan & Ed George
Series Producer: Bill Murphy
Producer: Katya Shirokow                  Best Music Video
Director of Photography: Rick Rosenthal   Life by the Tide
                                          Producer: Joshua Cassidy
Best Aerial Cinematography
Nature’s Great Events                     Best Newcomer
BBC Natural History Unit                  Frog, Chemical, Water You
Series Producer: Karen Bass               Executive Producer: Dr. Shirlee Tan & Dr.
                                          Christiana Grim
~ Best of Category Awards ~               Producer: Jennifer Grace

Best Advertising/PSA/Promo                Best News
Rethink the Shark                         Vanishing Frogs
The Save Our Seas Foundation              Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Producer: Caroline Brett                  Executive Producer: Jonathan Whitten
                                          Producer: Kelly Crowe
Best Amateur
Life By The Tide                          Best Non Broadcast
Producer: Joshua Cassidy                  Insects of the Sea
                                          Rosiers Gino
Best Children’s Program                   Executive Producers: IIse De Gendt & Gino Rosiers
The Riddle In a Bottle                    Producer: Gino Rosiers
Sisbro Studios, LLC
The Save Our Seas Foundation              Best Presenter/Host
Producers: Robert Sams & Laura Sams       Charles Darwin and The Tree of Life
                                          BBC Natural History Unit
Best Conservation & Environmental Issue   Executive Producer: Brian Leith
Green                                     Producer: Sacha Mirzoeff
Producer: Moez
                                          Best TV Program Between $250,000 - $500,000
Best Ecosystem                            Budget
Yellowstone - Episode 1 "Winter"          Charles Darwin and The Tree of Life
BBC Natural History Unit                  BBC Natural History Unit
Executive Producer: Mike Gunton           Executive Producer: Brian Leith
Producer: Andrew Murray                   Producer: Sacha Mirzoeff

Best Human-Wildlife Interaction           Best TV Program Over $500,000 Budget
The Legend of Pale Male                   The Wolf That Changed America
Producers: Frederic Lilien & Janet Hess   NATURE
                                          THIRTEEN / WNET.ORG, Brian Leith Productions
Best Independent                          & BBC
The Deadline                              Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman
Wishbone Productions                      Series Producer: Bill Murphy
Producer: Philip Stebbing                 Producer: Brian Leith
Best TV Series Between $250,000 - $500,000
Budget
Nature Tech: Magic of Motion & The Material
World
Smithsonian Channel & ORF
Executive Producer: Walter Kohler
Writer & Director: Alfred Vendl
Writer & Director: Steve Nicholls

Best TV Series Over $500,000 Budget
Nature’s Great Events – The Great Melt & The
Great Salmon Run
BBC Natural History Unit
Series Producer: Karen Bass
Producer: Justin Anderson, The Great Melt
Producer: Jeff Turner, The Great Salmon Run

Best Theatrically Released
Earth
BBC Worldwide & Disney Nature
Director: Alastair Fothergill
Co-Director: Mark Linfield


Merit Awards

50|50 2008 Highlights Program                  American Eagle
Clive Morris Productions                       NATURE
Producer: Johann Botha                         THIRTEEN / WNET.ORG, John Rubin Productions
Merit Award for Investigative Reporting        & Neil Rettig Productions
                                               Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman
A Kalahari Tail                                Series Producer: Bill Murphy
NHU AFRICA in association with Skekek          Producers: James Donald, Neil Rettig & John Rubin
Productions                                    Merit Award for Animal Behavior
Producer: Sophie Vartan
Merit Award for Animal Behavior                Discovering the Great Tree of Life
                                               Coneflower Productions
Amba The Russian Tiger                         Executive Producer: Yale Peabody Museum
Animal Planet International                    Producers: Ann Prum & Jonathon Robinson
Executive Producer: Mark Wild                  Merit Award for Educational Value
Producer: Mike Birkhead
Merit Award for Editing                        Disturbance
                                               Paintbrush Films
                                               Producer: Jeremy Roberts
                                               Merit Award for Artistic Approach
Earth                                                Into The Cool: The Living
BBC Worldwide & Disney Nature                        Producer: Ed Watkins
Director: Alastair Fothergill                        Merit Award for Educational Value
Co-Director: Mark Linfield
Merit Award for Sound Design                         Introducing the Emerald Ash Borer
Merit Award for Animal Behavior                      www.dontmovefirewood.org
                                                     Executive Producer: Martin Hamburger
Eco-Crimes: Fishing Pirates                          Producer: Kelly Gibson
WDR Cologne, ARTE                                    Merit Award for Creative Approach
Executive Producer: Thomas Weidenbach
Merit Award for Conservation Message                 Loose at the Zoo
                                                     Smithsonian Channel
Extravaganza 2008: Journey to the Soul               Supervising Producer: Kate Sweeney
Producers: Jennifer Bell, Caleb Moore, Than Morin,   Merit Award for Scientific Content
Jordan English, Angela Morasco & Hayden Murray
Merit Award for Wildlife Appreciation                Lost Land of the Jaguar
                                                     BBC Natural History Unit
Eye of the Leopard                                   Executive Producer: Tim Martin
Wildlife Films                                       Series Producer: Steve Greenwood
Producers: Beverly & Dereck Joubert                  Merit Award for Conservation Message
Merit Award for Cinematography
                                                     Nature’s Great Events - The Great Melt
Feral Peril                                          BBC Natural History Unit
Magic Real Picture Company, Screen Australia,        Series Producer: Karen Bass
Screen Tasmania                                      Producer: Justin Anderson
Producer: Gina Twyble                                Merit Award for Cinematography
Executive Producers: Ian Walker & Penny Robins       Merit Award for Sound Design
Editor: Henry Dangar
Writers: Andrew Sully, Ian Walker & Alex Barry       Nature’s Great Events - The Great Salmon Run
Merit Award for Editing                              BBC Natural History Unit
Merit Award for Script                               Series Producer: Karen Bass
                                                     Producer: Jeff Turner
In Search of the California Condor                   Merit Award for Cinematography
Executive Producer: Martine Jozan Work
Producer: "Zumarama Friends"                         Nature’s Great Events - The Great Tide
Merit Award for Editing                              Series Producer: Karen Bass
                                                     Producer: Hugh Pearson
Inches from Extinction                               Merit Award for Cinematography
Producers: Erin McCarter, Mackenzie Enich and        Merit Award for Sound Design
Indigo Ryan                                          Merit Award for Use of Music
Merit Award for Conservation Message                 Merit Award for Underwater Cinematography


Insects of the Sea                                   Nature Tech - Magic of Motion & Material World
Rosiers Gino                                         Smithsonian Channel & ORF
Executive Producers: IIse De Gendt & Gino Rosiers    Executive Producer: Walter Kohler
Producer: Gino Rosiers                               Writer & Director: Alfred Vendl
Merit Award for Scientific Content                   Writer & Director: Steve Nicholls
Merit Award for Underwater Cinematography            Merit Award for Educational Value
                                                     Merit Award for Use of Music
Mountains of the Monsoon                          The Legend of Pale Male
Icon Films & BBC Worldwide                        Producers: Frederic Lilien & Janet Hess
Executive Producer: Laura Marshall                Merit Award for Script
Producer: Harry Marshall
Merit Award for New Talent, Sandesh Kadur         The Loneliest Animals
                                                  NATURE
Natural World - Cork: Forest in a Bottle          THIRTEEN / WNET.ORG & Partisan Pictures
BBC Natural History Unit                          Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman
Series Producer: Tim Martin                       Series Producer: Bill Murphy
Producers: Mike Salisbury & Paul Morrison         Producers: Doug Shultz, Peter Schnall & Whitney
Merit Award for Conservation Message              Johnson
                                                  Merit Award for Educational Value
Orangutan Island – Cheating Extinction
Animal Planet                                     The Riddle in a Bottle
Merit Award for Conservation Initiative           Sisbro Studios, LLC
                                                  The Save Our Seas Foundation
Return to the Wild: A Modern Tale of Wolf & Man   Producers: Robert Sams & Laura Sams
Mofilms                                           Merit Award for Script
Producer: Martin O’Brien
Merit Award for Presentation of Information       The Wolf That Changed America
                                                  NATURE
Superfish                                         THIRTEEN / WNET.ORG, Brian Leith Productions
NATURE                                            & BBC
THIRTEEN / WNET.ORG & Wild Logic Film             Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman
Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman                  Series Producer: Bill Murphy
Series Producer: Bill Murphy                      Producer: Brian Leith
Producer: Katya Shirokow                          Editor: Pip Heywood
Merit Award for Animal Behavior                   Merit Award for Editing
                                                  Merit Award for Script
The Dolphin Dealer
Omni Film Productions Limited                     Wetlands and Wonder: Reconnecting Children
Executive Producer: Gabriela Schonbach            with Nearby Nature
Producers: Leigh Badgley & Brad Quenville         U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ECOS
Merit Award for Storytelling                      Communications & Tamarack Media
Merit Award for Presentation of Information       Producer: Gene Reetz & Darcy Campbell of US
                                                  EPA
The Forest                                        Merit Award for Message
nautilus GmbH
Executive Producer: Jörn Röver                    Whale Wars –
Producer: Tom Synnatzschke                        Episode 102 "Nothing's Ideal" & 103
Merit Award for Cinematography                    Animal Planet
Merit Award for Music
                                                  Executive Producers: Dee Bagwell Haslam, Robert
                                                  B. Lundgren, Liz Bronstein & Dan Stone
The Invisible Bird Photographer
                                                  Co-Executive Producer: Lori Golden-Stryer
TERMÉSZETFILM.HU / FILMJUNGLE.EU
                                                  Producers: Monica Ramone, Craig Miller & Claire
PRODUCTIONS.
                                                  Kosloff
Producer: Zsolt Marcell Toth                      Merit Award for Storytelling
Merit Award for Creative Approach
                                                  Merit Award for Conservation Initiative
                                                  Merit Award for Script
Why Don't We Ride Zebras?
SmithWalker Productions
Producer: Hannah Smith Walker
Merit Award for Educational Value

Yellowstone - Episode 1 "Winter"
BBC Natural History Unit
Executive Producer: Lisanne O'Keefe
Producer: Andrew Murray
Merit Award for Sound Design
Merit Award for Editing