Seed Hunter has been busy travelling the world collecting top awards along the way. In August Seed Hunter won Best Education Film at the Japanese Wildlife Film Festival. It was nominated for a Banff Rocky Award in June and received both the ROSCAR Award for the Best Environmental Film with a Conservation Message at the Wild Talk South Africa Film Festival and the Silver Dragon Award in the Nature Science Category at China’s Science and History Conference held in Nanjing in April. In March it received the Excellence Prize at the Earth Vision Festival in Tokyo Japan.
360 Degree Films is pleased to announce Josephine Wright as their new Development Producer, a position made possible through Film Victoria’s Internship with a Company Grant.
As the new Development Producer Jo will be responsible for the company’s development slate, working closely with producers John Moore and Sally Ingleton. She is keen to work with filmmakers who have innovative ideas in development that could potentially become documentaries (one-offs and series), digital media productions or low-budget features for 360 Degree Films.
Menzies and Churchill at War has been nominated in the top category ‘Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production’ for the Focal International Awards to be held in London on the 5th of May, 2009.
Selected from over 60 programs from around the world Menzies and Churchill at War joins an impressive list of nine world-class programs that have been nominated for the prestigious award.
SBS have agreed to a presale for The Trial – the inside story of Australia’s biggest terrorism trial. The one hour documentary is being directed by Joan Robinson and produced by John Moore who have been following the story since 2008, when twelve Muslim men went to court in Melbourne for terrorism offences.
On March 8, Seed Hunter was awarded the Excellence Prize (Yen100,000) at the 17th Earth Vision Environmental Film Festival in Japan. Producer/Director Sally Ingleton was invited to the Festival and attended the screening and Awards night. The film was commended for its ability to weave the important themes of food security, climate change and loss of biodiversity into one story about the power of ancient seeds.
Seed Hunter is a Finalist in the Best Environment Conservation Documentary – Wild Africa Roscar, South Africa. Announced 19-23 April 2009.