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"#SIBIRSIBIR" (Russia)
SILVER SCREEN
CORPORATE: Specialty Productions

Entrant: LBL Production (FreeMotion Group) / Novosibirsk
Sponsor/Client: Denis Ivanov's Restaurants / Novosibirsk
Production Company: LBL Production (FreeMotion Group) / Novosibirsk
Producer: Sergey Murashikin; Director: Pavel Menyailo
Additional Credits: Cinematographers: Alexandr Savchenko, Artem Orlov;
Editor: Pavel Menyailo


#SibirSibir" is a gastronomically unique and iconic place in Novosibirsk, which conveys the local color, habits and life of the region. Combining traditional and modern food, it opens up its guests to real Siberian cuisine. This is a film about the art of mixing traditional and modern. About the attention to details, about the ability to talk about stereotypes with a smile. About unique atmosphere of comfort and sincerity. About the place you want to return to.


"1 YEAR IN 1 MINUTE" (Denmark)
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CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Kongshuag Production and vnr.TV / Hellerup
Sponsor/Client: Mogens Dahl Concerthall / Copenhagen
Production Company: Kongshuag Production and vnr.TV / Hellerup
Producer: Bolette Hvalsøe Boe Hansen; Director: Anders Garde Kongshaug
Additional Credits: Editor: Mathias Peter; Sound: The Time To Run / Song License


Mogens Dahl is a famous classical musician in Denmark, that got great rooms for small international chamber music concerts. However, he wanted to tell, that it also got room for meetings, congresses and events. To show the variation possibilities besides concerts, we set up 3 cameras for 2 weeks, that same place and created 100% time-lab film. We also set a year of fun & serious facts, like the number of floor cleanings, together with the number of receptions or concerts, to freely tell all, the client wanted to promote & brand. In a simple way it tells it all. The little film has been shared by thousands and boomed the orders for Mogens Dahl.


"88 HOURS: THE FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR MELTDOWN" (Japan)
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BEST OF FESTIVAL WINNER - DOCUMENTARY
DOCUMENTARY: Docudrama

Entrant: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / Tokyo
Production Company: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / Tokyo
Producers: Naofumi Nakamura,Takehiro Asai, Hisao Herai
Additional Credits: Directors: Akio Suzuki, Masahiro Fujikawa; Editor: Yoshinori Tajima
Cinematographer: Hirohisa Fujita;Sounds: Masanao Yamauchi, Katsuaki Suzuki


In March 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan suffered a nuclear accident of the highest severity. The processes that led to the crisis were so complex that media around the world were still unable to give an overall picture five years later. Then, NHK obtained a private record made by the plant manager, Masao Yoshida, in the hospital where he later died. NHK also interviewed 500 other people who had been involved in the crisis and obtained a huge amount of data. In this documentary, reenactments and computer graphics based on those findings give a complete picture of the nuclear accident.


"A BEAUTIFUL MIND EPISODE 3: VIGILANCE IN THE TIME OF PEACE"
(Hong Kong)
SILVER SCREEN
EDUCATIONAL: Personal Growth & Development

Entrant: Radio Television Hong Kong / Hong Kong
Production Company: Radio Television Hong Kong / Hong Kong
Producers: Lee Nga Yun, Shirley; Director: Kan Kui Hung;
Additional Credits: Cinematographers: Leung Chi Fung, Sin Wai Hung , Yung Ka Lok
Editor: Lam Kwok Kwan; Script Writer: Bowie Fung


As the old saying goes, “be vigilant in peacetime, as thinking is preparing, and preparation can avert calamities”. It means that even if we are in a pacific environment, we still have to ready ourselves for any threat or danger. Being prepared for everything is surely a good thing, but if one has to be vigilant around the clock and even worry about whether the ceiling may fall during his / her sleep, how could one possibly let his / her hair down and enjoy a peaceful mind?
See-see who excels in both conduct and learning; Mrs. LEE who handles her housework in a meticulously organised manner; Miss CHAN who cares for her students, they all have precautious character, which makes them an excellent student, an impeccable housewife and a great teacher in the eyes of others. However, every little thing triggers their mental alarms which then ensnare them in anxiety, and they even begin to show physical reactions in varying degrees. They may all be prone to generalised anxiety disorder.
Concerns about academic results, works and health are all thoughts which come up every day for everyone. Humans are intrinsically vulnerable to feeling anxious and worried as a natural response to potential threats, which is also an instinct integral to the survival of mankind as apt “anxiety” can drive us forward. If we do not wish to fall from a wise man who remains “vigilant in the time of peace” to a moron who fears that “the sky may fall”, we will need to adjust our “anxiety” and co-exist with our “worries”.


"A DUEL TALE" (Japan)
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ENTERTAINMENT: Feature Film

Entrant: Nihon Eiga Broadcasting CO,. LTD / Tokyo
Production Company: Producer: Tomoyuki Miyagawa; Director: Shigemichi Sugita;
Additional Credits: Advertising and PR Division: Hironori Takura


Sanosuke Shoji, has spent most of his life living in his elder brother’s family estate as a dependent samurai. His what people would call ‘a nuisance’. Even so, the only person who doesn’t see him as a nuisance is his nephew’s daughter, Miya. One day, Miya approached his grand uncle Sanosuke about her marriage proposal. She wants to marry someone she likes, but her parents are pushing her to marry a man from a well off family. In the end, she went against her parent’s proposal. Angered by her response, her marriage proposal partner challenged the man chosen by Miya to a duel. When Sanosuke heard this, in order to help Miya end her dilemma, he grabbed his katana...


"ACTIVELY SHAPING YOUR CAREER" (Switzerland)
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CORPORATE: Communication: Employee/Internal-Oriented

Entrant: Seed Audio-Visual Communication AG / Zurich
Sponsor/Client: Swiss Life / Zurich
Michael Preisig
Production Company: Seed Audio-Visual Communication AG / Zurich
Producer: Felix Courvoisier; Director/Editor/Sound: Adrian Wisard
Additional Credits: Cinematographer: Stephan Huwyler


A longer, self-determined life, that is Swiss Life's main topic. Not only for clients, also for its employees. The working life will change. With the initiative "Actively shaping your career" Swiss Life will help its employees to expose with the theme to find new ways in organizing the working life together.


"AN ALPINE SENSE OF LIFE" (Austria)
SILVER SCREEN
CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Austrian National Tourist Office / Vienna
Sponsor/Client: Austrian National Tourist Office / Vienna


“Old-fashioned and antiquated” – this is how some urbanites would describe life in the mountains. But far from it: young people in the Alps are cosmopolitan and outspoken, and they combine tradition and innovation with a casual ease. They live out the freedom that we secretly wish we had.


"AN EDEN FOR TWO" (Japan)
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BEST OF FESTIVAL NOMINEE - Entertainment
ENTERTAINMENT: Theater/Cinema

Entrant: Yamaguchi Broadcasting Co., Ltd. / Shunan
Additional Credits: Producers: Yukio Iwata, Kazunari Kubo; Director: Akira Sasaki;
Sound: Mai Watanabe


After World War 2, Japan experienced an economic boom, and became a wealthy society. One couple fought against the materialism, choosing otherwise to live deep in the mountains without electricity, a telephone, or plumbing. They are Torao Tanaka (Aged 77) and his wife Fusako(72). Soon after Torao returned home from the battlefields of World War 2, he and his wife bought a mountain near their home village. Together, they cultivated the rugged terrain in order to live their lives there. Torao proclaims, “We want to plant and raise enough rice and vegetables for ourselves.” They became self-sufficient. Even when Torao became serious ill, he persevered and they continued to live the mountain life. The mountain’s emotional importance far outweighed the effects of aging. Passing away, Torao’s daughters reflected on him and his wife’s lives: “We learned from them how to live good life for ourselves.” “We also want to live as our parents did.” With this, Torao and Fusako’s daughters look up to their parents as a model of how we should live.


"ANIMAL HOMES - NATURAL BORN ENGINEERS: EP01 - THE NEST
(HOSTED VERSION WITH CHRIS MORGA) (Austria)
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DOCUMENTARY: Nature, Wildlife

Entrant: Terra Mater Factual Studios / Vienna
Production Company: Terra Mater Factual Studios / Vienna
Producer/Director: Ann Johnson Prum; Sound Design: Stefan K. Fiedler
Additional Credits: Cinematographers: Michael Male, Mark Carroll, David Parer, Ann Johnson Prum,
Jacob Steinberg; Editors: Jim Isler, Nathan Punwar, Veronikah Sanford


Other Credits: A CO-PRODUCTION OF TERRA MATER FACTUAL STUDIOS AND THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC IN ASSOCIATION WITH WNET AND PBS PRODUCED BY CONEFLOWER PRODUCTIONS
"In Animal Homes Animal Homes – Natural Born Engineers - Episode 1, host Chris Morgan investigates how birds build their remarkably different nests all around the planet. We start with the smallest of all birds, Anna's hummingbird, and see a female playing the roles of surveyor, architect and builder. She begins her nest with a platform of soft, fluffy fibers plucked from nearby plants. After that, she uses a special thread to tie it all together - spider silk. As the nest grows around her, she works the inside of the bowl with her feet, compressing the resilient fibers into a thick wall. Finally, she shingles the outside wall with lichen, seeds, and moss - and, after weeks of work, the tiny nest is ready for the clutch to come. There are some 10,000 bird species in the world today - and each of their nests is a custom-made cradle of life. Inspired by these natural wonders, host Chris Morgan starts an attempt to build his very own bird nest, just with materials from nature, like branches, twigs and leaves. Although he tries really hard too put all these components together, it takes him a while to come up with something that's, well, quite similar to a bird nest. To verify if his creation can keep up with the real thing, Chris visits a special laboratory, where his nest is put to the test by Corey O'Hern, a structural engineer at Yale University. Furthermore, this film offers fascinating insights into the amazing abilities of other nest-building birds as well, like the Australian Brush turkey - in addition, it presents the intriguing behaviors and social interactions that take place in and around these ingenious natural homes. "


"ANIMAL HOMES - NATURAL BORN ENGINEERS: EP01 - THE NEST
(HOSTED VERSION WITH CHRIS MORGAN) (Austria)
SILVER SCREEN
DOCUMENTARY: Talent / Casting

Entrant: Terra Mater Factual Studios / Vienna
Production Company: Terra Mater Factual Studios / Vienna
Producer/Director: Ann Johnson Prum; Sound Design: Stefan K. Fiedler
Additional Credits: Cinematographers: Michael Male, Mark Carroll, David Parer, Ann Johnson Prum,
Jacob Steinberg; Editors: Jim Isler, Nathan Punwar, Veronikah Sanford


Other Credits: A CO-PRODUCTION OF TERRA MATER FACTUAL STUDIOS AND THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC IN ASSOCIATION WITH WNET AND PBS PRODUCED BY CONEFLOWER PRODUCTIONS
In Animal Homes Animal Homes – Natural Born Engineers - Episode 1, host Chris Morgan investigates how birds build their remarkably different nests all around the planet. We start with the smallest of all birds, Anna's hummingbird, and see a female playing the roles of surveyor, architect and builder. She begins her nest with a platform of soft, fluffy fibers plucked from nearby plants. After that, she uses a special thread to tie it all together - spider silk. As the nest grows around her, she works the inside of the bowl with her feet, compressing the resilient fibers into a thick wall. Finally, she shingles the outside wall with lichen, seeds, and moss - and, after weeks of work, the tiny nest is ready for the clutch to come. There are some 10,000 bird species in the world today - and each of their nests is a custom-made cradle of life. Inspired by these natural wonders, host Chris Morgan starts an attempt to build his very own bird nest, just with materials from nature, like branches, twigs and leaves. Although he tries really hard too put all these components together, it takes him a while to come up with something that's, well, quite similar to a bird nest. To verify if his creation can keep up with the real thing, Chris visits a special laboratory, where his nest is put to the test by Corey O'Hern, a structural engineer at Yale University. Furthermore, this film offers fascinating insights into the amazing abilities of other nest-building birds as well, like the Australian Brush turkey - in addition, it presents the intriguing behaviors and social interactions that take place in and around these ingenious natural homes.


"ANIMAL HOMES - NATURAL BORN ENGINEERS: EP02 - LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
(HOSTED WITH CHRIS MORGAN)" (Austria)
SILVER SCREEN
DOCUMENTARY: Nature, Wildlife

Entrant: Terra Mater Factual Studios / Vienna
Production Company: Terra Mater Factual Studios / Vienna
Producer/Director: Ann Johnson Prum; Sound Design: Stefan K. Fiedler
Additional Credits: Cinematographers: Michael Male, Mark Carroll, Ann Johnson Prum, Jeff Hogan;
Editors: Jim Isler, Nathan Punwar, Karl Dawson, Veronikah Sanford


Other Credits: A CO-PRODUCTION OF TERRA MATER FACTUAL STUDIOS AND THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC IN ASSOCIATION WITH WNET AND PBS PRODUCED BY CONEFLOWER PRODUCTIONS
In this part, we will plunge deeper into the topic of location. A place that is safe, where it is possible to hunt and gather food, and which offers a secure start for the offspring isn’t found easily. Series host Chris Morgan starts at the Snake River in Wyoming, where he investigates the homes of the most successful natural landscape architect – the Beaver. Beavers not only build very complex dens, but also unique transport canals and dams of great variety – this way changing their environment and creating a new landscape. For a bird nest, a tree seems a common location – but in the case of the Hooded merganser it’s not the treetop: we witness a mother, making her nest in a cave in a tree trunk that has been created, perhaps by squirrels or racoons – and shaped by generations of Hooded merganser moms. When the chicks have hatched, their mother leaves them. The young ducks’ only chance is to climb out of the hole – and jump to the ground, 15 meters below. Amazingly, the duck chicks somehow survive this jump start into life. Being a bear expert, Chris Morgan is keen to get insight into a bear’s den – this could be anything from a pile of tree trunks to a natural rock cave. Chris joins a group of scientists who are investigating the Black bear population in the Allegheny Mountains during the winter. In one cave, they find a hibernating bear mother with four small cubs, all of which are healthy and in perfect condition – a most memorable moment for Chris, as well as for this series…


"ASIA INSIGHT : HOME ALONE IN CHINA" (Japan)
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DOCUMENTARY: Social Issues

Entrant: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / Tokyo
Production Company: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / Tokyo
Producers: Hajime Yoda, Osamu Kaga, Takahito Kanegawa
Additional Credits: Director: Xie Ouhai; Cinematographer: Ao Wei
Sound: Osamu Echizenya


Children left in Chinese farming villages by parents who have gone to work in cities are said to number more than 60 million. These left-behind children suffer due to large disparities between rural and urban areas in terms of incomes and education, due to an increasingly pervasive love of money, and due to other strains on the social fabric that are occurring as China develops. Only when people see individual left-behind children can they appreciate the profound significance of the “60 million” statistic. We want this program to inspire lots of people to consider what true happiness is.
Two months before the start of filming, four left-behind siblings in southwest China killed themselves by swallowing an agricultural chemical. The area where our crew filmed was not far away from the scene of this tragedy, so it was not easy for the crew to get local people to let down their guard. The members of the crew were all Chinese. They conscientiously built relationships of trust with villagers before they started filming.


"ATEED ACB" (New Zealand)
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CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Omnicron Productions / Auckland
Production Company: Omnicron Productions / Auckland


To sell Auckland City as THE location for your next conference or convention. The challenge was to avoid a dry narrative because the audience may not always speak English. Auckland is also not as well-known as other large international cities, so we wanted to show that Auckland had the infrastructure, logistics and experience of holding conventions, from small to large. Finally, Auckland’s natural beauty, rich Polynesian culture, culinary experience, and abundant variety of leisure activities, hopefully delivers a very compelling film.


"BAREFOOT IN WASHINGTON" (United Kingdom)
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ENTERTAINMENT: Cooking

Entrant: Pacific Television / London
Sponsor/Client: Food Network / New York, NY
Production Company: Pacific Television / London
Executive Producer: Rachel Purnell; Director: Olivia Grove
Additional Credits: Producer: Bridget Lumley; Line Producer: Carl Green


Ina’s got a once in a lifetime invitation from the First Lady to join her for tea, cook with the White House Executive Chef and attend a major event to celebrate the Kitchen Garden at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. So she’s heading to Washington where her career began for an unforgettable visit. While she’s there she’s exploring the incredible food scene, having fun food adventures with old friends and having an unforgettable time. This might actually be the best day of Ina’s life.


"BREADWINNER" (Russia)
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BEST OF FESTIVAL WINNER - CORPORATE
CORPORATE: Communication: Dealer, Distributor, Franchisee

Entrant: LBL Production (FreeMotion Group) / Novosibirsk
Producers: Evgeny Barkovsky, Vyacheslav Goldfeld;
Sponsor/Client: Minsk Traktor Works / Minsk, Belarus
Production Company: LBL Production (FreeMotion Group) / Novosibirsk
Directors: Pavel Menyailo, Olesya Barkovskaya, Petr Pchelnikov, Yuli Ulianitski;
Additional Credits: Cinematographers: Artem Orlov, Alexandr Savchenko, Petr Pchelnikov, Vlad
Kolesnkov, Vitaly Les; Editor: Olesya Barkovskaya


This is a first-person film. The main character is tractor Belarus, which speaks all the languages of the world. He is not just a "tool" for work as we used to perceive it, but he is the main worker and a breadwinner, a reliable friend. He shares his story, experience and views on life with us. He teaches us to be hardworking. He shows us the whole world from his point of view.


"BRIGADA: ABO AT TUBIG (THE BRIGADE: BATHED IN ASHES)" (Philippines)
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DOCUMENTARY: News Programming: Magazine Format

Entrant: GMA News TV (GMA Network, Inc.) / Quezon City
Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores
Production Company: GMA News TV (GMA Network, Inc.) / Quezon City
Executive Producer: Harvey Bayona; Segment Producer: Bryan Kristoffer Brazil
Additional Credits: Researcher: Ronald Edcel Flor; Editors: Juden Casidsid, Ryan Guilas,
Albert Magcamit; Translator: Katherine Rosanne R. SyCip


ADDITIONAL ENTRANT CREDITS: First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa Valdellon; Senior Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs: Clyde Rolando A. Mercado; Program Manager: Joy Madrigal; Host: Jessica Soho; Correspondent: Victoria Tulad
A community in the village of Catmon, Malabon City – just 13 kilometers north of the country’s capital, Manila – is shrouded in smoke, making it hard to see and even breathe. Dotting the backyard of almost every home are pits where the residents burn wood to make charcoal. Most of the families living here rely on this backyard industry to make money that’s barely enough to make ends meet. Even worse, in the midst of the stifling heat, smoke, and ash, one can’t find relief as the community has no access to running potable water. The area was once a dumpsite, and therefore, has no water lines installed.
Imelda makes money by packing charcoal into sacks, for which she earns P20 ($0.40) at a time. She splits the amount to buy food for her family, and water, which is sold for one to two pesos a gallon. On the day Brigada correspondent Victoria Tulad was there, Imelda managed to buy 5 gallons of water, which she used to cook rice and reuse to wash the dishes, bathe her children, and wash their clothes. The water is not even enough for them to completely wash away the soot stuck to their skin and clothes. Water is a basic commodity…and this community is in dire need of it. Brigada brings their story to the forefront, in the hope that the authorities will be moved to act.


"DARE TO THINK!" GHENT UNIVERSITY (Belgium)
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CORPORATE: Writing, Concept

Entrant: Bozo Film Company / Rotselaar
Sponsor/Client: Ghent University / Ghent
Shaju Hendrikx, Leen Van Remortel
Production Company: Bozo Film Company / Rotselaar
Producers: Jo Goossens, Marc Van Eyken; Director: Peter Bostoen
Additional Credits: Cinematographers: Wim Le Compte, Wim Mijten, Arne Bergers,
Herman Wolfs, Koen Vrindts; Editing & Sound: EXIT 399


Ghent University's motto is 'Sapere Aude', loosely translated as 'dare to think'. This film evokes a journey into unknown territory, embarking on a road movie towards knowledge. As such, the film speaks to students and researchers, both engaged in a personal exploration of science, knowledge & experience. The film is a creative representation of the quest to figure out who you are & how the world works. Inciting you to ask yourself new questions, and come up with different answers. All in your own unique way. You'll never know for sure where this will lead you, but you know that Ghent University is the right place to start.


"DARE TO THINK!" GHENT UNIVERSITY (Belgium)
SILVER SCREEN
CORPORATE: Public Relations

Entrant: Bozo Film Company / Rotselaar
Sponsor/Client: Ghent University / Ghent
Shaju Hendrikx, Leen Van Remortel
Production Company: Bozo Film Company / Rotselaar
Producers: Jo Goossens, Marc Van Eyken; Director: Peter Bostoen
Additional Credits: Cinematographers: Wim Le Compte, Wim Mijten, Arne Bergers,
Herman Wolfs, Koen Vrindts; Editing & Sound: EXIT 399


Ghent University's motto is 'Sapere Aude', loosely translated as 'dare to think'. This film evokes a journey into unknown territory, embarking on a road movie towards knowledge. As such, the film speaks to students and researchers, both engaged in a personal exploration of science, knowledge & experience. The film is a creative representation of the quest to figure out who you are & how the world works. Inciting you to ask yourself new questions, and come up with different answers. All in your own unique way. You'll never know for sure where this will lead you, but you know that Ghent University is the right place to start.


"DAVID ATTENBOROUGH´S LIGHT ON EARTH" (Austria)
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DOCUMENTARY: Science, Research, Technology

Entrant: Terra Mater Factual Studios / Vienna
Production Company: Terra Mater Factual Studios / Vienna
Producers: Martin Dohrn, Joe Loncraine; Director: Joe Loncraine
Additional Credits: Edit & Camera Assistant: Matthew Kingdon; Editor: Rama Bowley;
Sound: Bill Rudolph


Other Credits: A TERRA MATER FACTUAL STUDIOS/ AMMONITE FILMS production in co-production with CURIOSITYSTREAM in association with BBC UKTV and ABC Australia
The spectacular and magical light produced by glowworms, fireflies and luminous plankton is known as bioluminescence - light made by living creatures. But those quite familiar glows and flashes are just a tiny, easily observed fragment of a previously unexplored, mysterious realm. The sea at night sparkles, as millions of luminous plankton reveal the shapes of dolphins in a truly magical light show. But why do animals produce light of their own? For centuries, we could only marvel at the beauty and the mystery. But now, for the first time we can begin to reveal the amazing truth about living lights. Sir David Attenborough will be our guide, as we venture into a world he describes as "utterly unlike our own". He and a team of the world’s leading scientists take us on a quest into the fascinating realm of living light. During the film, we discover that bioluminescence is everywhere: in the soil, on land and in the oceans. Astonishingly, the ability to make light may be the norm, not the exception. And it's not just a beautiful wonder of nature - every form of glowing light has a purpose. This can be seen in complex behaviour that is crucial to the survival of each species involved: it is used to lure potential mating partners, as a warning signal for fellow species, or as a defense strategy - a kind of burglar alarm, to reveal an attacking predator to its enemies, according to the proverb: The enemy of my enemy is my friend...


"DAVID ATTENBOROUGH´S LIGHT ON EARTH" (Austria)
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DOCUMENTARY: Cinematography

Entrant: Terra Mater Factual Studios / Vienna
Production Company: Terra Mater Factual Studios / Vienna
Producers: Martin Dohrn, Joe Loncraine; Director: Joe Loncraine
Additional Credits: Edit & Camera Assistant: Matthew Kingdon; Editor: Rama Bowley;
Sound: Bill Rudolph


Other Credits: A TERRA MATER FACTUAL STUDIOS/ AMMONITE FILMS production in co-production with CURIOSITYSTREAM in association with BBC UKTV and ABC Australia
The spectacular and magical light produced by glowworms, fireflies and luminous plankton is known as bioluminescence - light made by living creatures. But those quite familiar glows and flashes are just a tiny, easily observed fragment of a previously unexplored, mysterious realm. The sea at night sparkles, as millions of luminous plankton reveal the shapes of dolphins in a truly magical light show. But why do animals produce light of their own? For centuries, we could only marvel at the beauty and the mystery. But now, for the first time we can begin to reveal the amazing truth about living lights. Sir David Attenborough will be our guide, as we venture into a world he describes as "utterly unlike our own". He and a team of the world’s leading scientists take us on a quest into the fascinating realm of living light. During the film, we discover that bioluminescence is everywhere: in the soil, on land and in the oceans. Astonishingly, the ability to make light may be the norm, not the exception. And it's not just a beautiful wonder of nature - every form of glowing light has a purpose. This can be seen in complex behaviour that is crucial to the survival of each species involved: it is used to lure potential mating partners, as a warning signal for fellow species, or as a defense strategy - a kind of burglar alarm, to reveal an attacking predator to its enemies, according to the proverb: The enemy of my enemy is my friend…


"DESIGN AH! #109" (Japan)
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BEST OF FESTIVAL NOMINEE - Educational
EDUCATIONAL: Pre-School, Kindergarten

Entrant: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / Tokyo
Production Company: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / Tokyo
Producers: Taku Sato, Yugo Nakamura; Director: Takuya Hosogane
Additional Credits: NHK Educational Corporation


This program uses unique pictures and sounds to show everyday things from the perspective of design. It makes kids aware of the role played by design and helps them to see things from diverse viewpoints, discern the nature of things, and be creative.


"DISCOVER, ENJOY, REPEAT" (Croatia)
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CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Crikvenica Tourist Board / Crikvenica
Sponsor/Client: Crikvenica Tourist Board / Crikvenica
Production Company: Sound & Vision d.o.o. / Zagreb
Director: Marijana Biondi
Additional Credits: Song: “EPIC”, author AudioPizza; Song: “HIGH AS THE SKY“ & „IN THE MOMENT OF
INSPIRATION“,, author pinkzebra; Song: “QUEEN OF BLADES“, author Sky-Productions


"A short tourism film for Crikvenica Riviera made in 2015. It discovers the Riviera’s landscapes, natural beauties, local festivals and traditional events, sport & fun activities, gastronomy, health tourism, etc. It emphasises the various emotions and feelings visitors experience when enjoying the Riviera by calling tourists to: SEE IT, HEAR IT, FEEL IT, TRY IT, TASTE IT, REMEMBER IT, LOVE IT, LIVE IT. "


"DUBAI’S #BEMYGUEST WITH SHAH RUKH KHAN" (United Arab Emirates)
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CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Dubai Tourism Film / Dubai
Sponsor/Client: Dubai Tourism Film / Dubai


Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan invites you to Dubai, his ""home away from home"". With unparalleled beaches, unmatched shopping, rich cultural history and thrilling adventures, Dubai is a place like no other. Savour the delicacies, unlock new experiences and reconnect with your family, right here in Dubai.


"EASY TO REACH BUT HARD TO LEAVE - THAT'S BERN" (Switzerland)
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CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Bern Tourism / Bern
Production Company: Ruff Productions
Producer: Philippe Ruff


UNESCO World Heritage Site, legendary sporting town and a place of enjoyment and culture – that’s Bern. A new promotional film from Bern Tourism shows the best side of the Swiss capital. But that’s enough said – take a look for yourself.


"EUROPE´S LAST NOMADS" (Austria)
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DOCUMENTARY: Music - Adaptation or Original

Entrant: Interspot Film GmbH / Vienna
Sponsor/Client: ORF / Vienna
Production Company: Interspot Film GmbH / Vienna
Producer: Heinrich Mayer-Moroni; Director: Gernot Lercher
Additional Credits: Cinematographer: Klaus Achter; Editor: Raimund Sievetz
Sound: Roman Kariolou & Johannes Ratheiser


Romania's forest-covered Carpathians, Spain's sun-drenched steppes, the romantic islands off the coast of Wales, the Mediterranean mountain ranges in southern France and Tyrol's alpine landscapes: five natural European habitats, remote and untouched. The documentary "Europe's Last Nomads" brings these varied regions together in a film that investigates the one characteristic that ties them all together: transhumance, the seasonal migration of people and animals between grazing grounds. The lives of both humans and animals are determined by the rhythms of nature. Europe's last nomads are herdsmen who often travel hundreds of kilometres with their herds of sheep or cattle, on a journey from winter to summer pastures and back. They follow ancient trails, the changes of the seasons and the tracks left by generation after generation.


"EVERY DAY IS EXTRAORDINARY" (Finland)
STUDENT AWARD
STUDENT: Student Productions

Entrant: North Karelia University of Applied Sciences / Joensuu
Sponsor/Client: Rescue Department of North Karelia / Joensuu
Mr. Jani Nevalainen
Production Company: Karelia University of applied Sciences / Joensuu
Producer: Aleksi Keränen; Director: Jani Kauppinen
Additional Credits: Cinematographer: Jani Äijö; Editor: Miika Puurunen;
Sound: Onni Kauppinen


The film was made by 4th year students in Media department of North Karelia University of applied Sciences. It was to be trained to create video for real client. It was made without words so it will be understood like story told by pictures. Dialog in film is about emergency calling and answering on them, but nothing else.


"FOCUS - FEDERAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICE" (Switzerland)
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EDUCATIONAL: How-to, Instructional, Tutorials

Entrant: Centre of Electronic Media / Bern
Sponsor/Client: Federal Intelligence Service / Bern
Markus Kellenberger
Production Company: Centre of Electronic Media / Bern
Producer: Mike Lüscher; Director: Lukas Ramseyer
Additional Credits: Cinematogrpaher: Christoph Walther; Editor & Sound: Aron Nick;
Jakob Stoller


The film shows how a fictional Swiss firm becomes the target and victim of a foreign intelligence service that seeks at all costs to obtain information on a technological innovation that can also be applied in the armament industry.


"FOREVER YOUNG" (Canada)
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DOCUMENTARY: Health, Medical

Entrant: Tell Tale Entertainment Inc / Halifax, NS
Sponsor/Client: CBC / Halifax, NS


Forever Young travels to Sardinia and Okinawa, two of the world’s so-called “Blue Zones”, geographic areas where the number of people living past 100 years old is triple the global average. Researchers have spent the past few decades trying to unravel the secrets of why these centenarians seem to defy the aging process so that the rest of us might live longer as well. But for other visionaries in the longevity industry, increasing human life expectancy by a few more years every generation isn’t nearly ambitious enough. Their lofty goal is to redefine the very nature of human life, allowing us to live for hundreds or perhaps even thousands of years. “Not everyone thinks that living for hundreds of years is a good idea, even if it were theoretically possible,” says D’Eon. “But there’s no denying that this conversation has already begun. Science is working on it, whether we like it or not.” Forever Young was written and directed by multiple Gemini Award winner Geoff D’Eon and created and produced by award-winning producer Edward Peill and Erin Oakes from Halifax-based Tell Tale Productions Inc. The documentary is narrated by the endlessly energetic 80-year old Cape Breton actor Marguerite MacNeil (The Devine Ryans, Marion Bridge, Trailer Park Boys).


"FRONT ROW: BATA SA BINTANA (THE BOY BY THE WINDOW)" (Philippines)
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DOCUMENTARY: Health, Medical

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Exec. Producer: Joseph Conrad Rubio; Writer/Director: Ian Carlos Simbulan
Additional Credits: Researcher: John Eumer Yanga; Video Journalist: Marco Lopez;
Editors: Piah Luna, Kernan Gatbonton; DOP: Jed Regala


ADDITIONAL ENTRANT CREDITS: First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa Valdellon; Senior Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs: Neil Gumban; Program Manager: Jonathan Tam; Assistant Video Journalist: Rhadzmir Radjaie; Translator: Katherine Rosanne R. SyCip
This documentary was produced and aired to call the attention of the local government and the viewers to act on Zoren’s case. After its airing, the Department of Social Welfare and Development sent regional representatives to check on the child’s situation. A group of doctors and other individuals have also committed to extend help for Zoren until he gets proper rehabilitation. At present, Zoren is slowly gaining weight and can now stand on his own.


"FRONT ROW: MGA BARYA NI LOLA MARIA (COINS FOR GRANDMA MARIA)" (Philippines)
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DOCUMENTARY: Biography

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Exec. Producer: Joseph Conrad Rubio; Writer/Director: Ian Carlos Simbulan
Additional Credits: Researcher: John Eumer Yanga; Video Journalist: Francis Epino, Camilo Babatla;
Editors: Piah Luna, Kernan Gatbonton;


ADDITIONAL ENTRANT CREDITS: First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa Valdellon; Senior Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs: Neil Gumban; Program Manager: Jonathan Tam; Assistant Video Journalists: Johny Anito, Elgien Feliciano; Translator: Katherine Rosanne R. SyCip
This documentary was produced to show the sad plight of the indigenous peoples in the Philippines. It is made to call the attention of the government and viewers to act on the issues Maria and other indigenous people are facing.


"H2WOE" (Russia )
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DOCUMENTARY: Environment, Ecology

Entrant: RT / Moscow
Production Company: RT / Moscow
Producer: Marianna Dravnel; Director: Natalya Kadyrova;
Additional Credits: Editor: Ekaterina Lozovik


Today, the world faces a range of increasing ecological challenges. Apart from global warming, whose mechanisms and influence have yet to be thoroughly understood, many countries have already faced a more evident and real crisis - water deficiency. The film, through the example of one country, India, tells various stories of simple people who live under conditions of stringent water rationing. The most conspicuous cause of the crisis was the monsoons that came late two years in a row, in 2015 and 2016. Furthermore, they were not as abundant as usual. In certain regions and states of India (primarily Rajasthan and Maharashtra), water deficiency escalated into a full-blown crisis. This was recognised by the government, which sent special ‘water trains’ to the worst affected areas. But Mother Nature merely acted as the catastrophe’s trigger.
The film endeavours to get to the bottom of it and find the underlying causes of the crisis. A number of parts relate the stories of simple Indians who suffer, each in their own way, from water shortages. Traveling around the country, the film crew heard locals suggesting various theories regarding the cause of the disaster, which ranged from government inaction to some kind of divine punishment for the errors of the past. Many scientists, ecologists and climatologists estimate that in the coming decades potable water shortage will be one of the world’s most pressing problems.


"HATTA IS CALLING" (United Arab Emirates)
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CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Dubai Tourism Film / Dubai
Sponsor/Client: Dubai Tourism Film / Dubai
Production Company: Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing
Producer: Camille Mallat; Director: Gerry Blaksley


Professional mountain biker, Champion Nicholi Rogatkin, drives away from the urban centre of Dubai, and head towards Hatta. He and his friend ride their bikes on the rocky terrain where two hikers (Former Miss Britain Amy Kitchingham and adventurer Fadi Hachicho) start their climb to the top. A yoga practitioner wakes up and exits her tent, pitched by the Hatta Dam Lake. An Emirati father and son make their way up a hill to set up their telescope before night falls, they’re avid stargazers. The two hikers and the Emirati family wave at each other from opposing mountain tops. The hiker then repels down the mountain face, while the mountain bikers performs stunts. As night falls, the sky is filled with stars. The Emirati family builds a fire, around which the hikers, the bikers and the yoga practitioner gather. The sunrises over the panoramic view, all friends walk in file, on top a mountain crest. Hatta is Calling.


"HONG KONG CONNECTION: IN DEFENCE OF CONSCIENCE" (Hong Kong)
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DOCUMENTARY: News Programming: News Features/Segments

Entrant: Radio Television Hong Kong / Hong Kong
Production Company: Radio Television Hong Kong / Hong Kong
Executive Producer: Sit Yau Tak; Producer: Michelle Chan
Additional Credits: Cameraman: Jason Li; Soundman: Chiu Chi Ming; Editor: Wong Lap Hang


There is no lack of human rights lawyers and advocates in China, but as the crackdown on the 9th of July last year showed, challenging the authorities is a risky proposition.


"HONG KONG CONNECTION: THE GRAND OLD TEAHOUSE" (Hong Kong)
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DOCUMENTARY: News Programming: News Features/Segments

Entrant: Radio Television Hong Kong / Hong Kong
Production Company: Radio Television Hong Kong / Hong Kong
Executive Producer: Sit Yau Tak; Producer: Flora Yeung
Additional Credits: Cameraman: Kwok Yiu Wah Jason Li; Editor: Roy Ko


Enjoying tea and dim sum is very much a part of Hong Kong’s Cantonese culture. But few if any restaurant can last for 80 years like Shun Hing.


"I GOT RHYTHM: THE SCIENCE OF SONG" (Canada)
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DOCUMENTARY: Science, Research, Technology

Entrant: Souleado Entertainment / Edmonton, AB
Production Company: Musical Soul Productions / Edmonton, AB
Producer/Director: Connie Edwards; Cinematographer: Allan Leader CSC
Additional Credits: Editor: Glenn Sakatch; Sound: Larry MacDonald; Writer: Helen Metella


Ever since I was young I have always believed that music was an inherent part of being human. As a girl singer I saw and felt the effect that music had on people but I could never quantify it. This journey of scientific discovery about how music affects humans and how science is using music to discover more about humans captures and answers many questions and ultimately raises more. Music has moved my soul from the beginning, but it has only been in the last 15 years or so that science appears to have taken a serious interest in why we sing, hum, warble, pluck or blow into instruments. Our team literally travelled around the world to meet with some incredible scientists and researchers who are doing ground breaking scientific work using music. What was fascinating was how many of the scientists/researchers were also accomplished musicians.
Our goal was to shine a light on how music was helping scientists around the world learn more about human beings and what insights music could bring to the brain, to emotions and to physical aspects. We also wanted to show some of the mysteries of music and how scientists still don't know a lot about music impacts humans.


"I-WITNESS: BODY COLLECTOR" (Philippines)
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DOCUMENTARY: Current Affairs

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Exec Producer/Writer: Harvey Bayona; Director/Writer: Bryan Kristoffer Brazil
Additional Credits: Researcher: Nyorly Gail Montero; Editors: Gavian Llave, Wesley Lagdameo,
Joan Antenor; Translator: January Victoria


ADDITIONAL ENTRANT CREDITS: First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa Valdellon; Senior Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs: Clyde Rolando A. Mercado; Program Manager: Joy Madrigal; Host/Writer: Cesar Apolinario
Body Collector” was produced during the time when the issue on extrajudicial killings was already gaining traction in the local and international media. These killings, associated with President Duterte’s tough campaign against drugs, gained both support and criticisms from the Filipino public. Amid debates on the controversial war on drugs, the number of dead bodies killed during drug operations steadily increased. These deaths meant that more families lost loved ones, and more dead bodies were left unclaimed in funeral homes. “Body Collector” aimed to give viewers an insight on the bloody drug war through different perspectives. From a worker of a funeral home tasked to collect casualties from police operations, to a mother who never gave up in finding her missing loved one, and police operatives who also suffered casualties. It raised the question, who was winning in the drug war?


"I-WITNESS: BUSAL (MUZZLED)" (Philippines)
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DOCUMENTARY: News Programming: Public Affairs Programs

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Public Affairs Head: Nessa Valdellon; Program Mgr: Joy Madrigal
Additional Credits: Executive Producer/Writer: Criselda Caringal; Dir: Jazel Kristin Villamarin;
Writer/Translator: January Victoria; Researcher: Leonora Patricia De Guzman


ADDITIONAL ENTRANT CREDITS: First Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Nessa Valdellon; Senior Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs: Clyde Rolando A. Mercado; Program Manager: Joy Madrigal; Host/Writer: Howie Severino; Editors: Mark Antonio, Fredie Abril, Anna Isabelle Matutina, Josue Penilla
It is widely known that in the anti-drug campaign of the present administration in the Philippines, it is the poor that is mostly affected. Most of those who are killed comes from the poor segment of society. And as it happens, the voices of the poor remain unheard. This documentary was made to provide a platform for members of the urban poor to air their grievances and hopes. It gives a face on the direct consequences of the anti-drug campaign through the eyes of those who belong to this marginalized sector of society.


"IBILIB" (Philippines)
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ENTERTAINMENT: Children's

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Director: Rico Gutierrez; Cinematographer: Noli Tagle
Additional Credits: Producers: Lilybeth Rasonable, Marivin Arayata, Janine Nacar, Cecille de Guzman,
Cathy Soriano; Sound: Joey Santos, Allan Malabanan


Additional Credits: Editors: Froilan Manila, Adrian Monserrate; Joseph Balboa, Benjou Elgincolin, Mike Rivera, Liberty Costiniano
The program "iBilib" was created not only to entertain but to inspire and educate Filipino children by featuring scientific experiments, exploring different scientific facts and theories surrounding everyday events, challenges, life hacks, illusions and trivia presented in a fun, wacky and magical manner that is appealing to every member of the family.
Three episodes of "iBilib" are taped in the GMA Network Studios every 3 weeks using a set. Meanwhile, 15% of each episode is shot outside of the studio. This is usually the "Bilibabols" segment wherein celebrities or the man-on-the-street are given science-oriented challenges. On the other hand, 25% of each episode features foreign material from "Discover Science," a Japanese-produced TV show that analyzes scientific principles by building big rigs. The foreign material is re-voiced in the vernacular by the 3 mainstays, Chris Tiu and his assistants James and Roadfil.


"IDOL SA KUSINA" (Philippines)
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ENTERTAINMENT: Cooking

Entrant: GMA Network Inc. / Quezon City
SAVP, Alternative Productions: Gigi Santiago - Lara
Production Company: GMA Network Inc. / Quezon City
Program Manager: Ian Rica Roxas
Additional Credits: Executive Producer: Leilani Feliciano-Sandoval; Writer: Dexter Mantes;
Host : Chef Pablo "Boy" Logro


“Idol sa Kusina” was created to bring both international and local cuisine closer to every Filipino family’s table. The show aims to share valuable insights on food preparation and useful techniques. The program also aims to help the average Pinoy viewer have a better understanding of foreign cuisine while reinforcing appreciation of local dishes through Chef Boy Logro and Bettina Carlos’ fun and approachable cooking demonstrations. By sharing both practical and professional tips on how to prepare appetizing dishes, Idol sa Kusina empowers and encourages its viewers to become world-class cooks whether they are preparing food for their families at home or pursuing a career in culinary arts.


"INVESTCORP REAL ESTATE: BUILDING VALUE" (United Kingdom)
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CORPORATE: Communication: Investor Relations

Entrant: arcuro / London
Sponsor/Client: Investcorp / Manama, Bahrain
Managing Director, Corporate Communications: Firas El Amine
Production Company: arcuro / London
Producers: Nick McAlpine, Sara Tingström; Director: Gavin Knight
Additional Credits: Editors: Nick Guest, Nicodemos Pinto
Sound: Steve Robson, Nicodemos Pinto


Investcorp is a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, serving high-net-worth private and institutional clients. For more than two decades, the firm has operated a very successful real estate business line in North America. Under new leadership, this business line is at the heart of an ambitious firm-wide growth plan. This film explores the investment rationale that underpins Investcorp’s real estate business as it is today. Key executives from the firm describe not only the breadth of property asset classes in which they invest across North America – from residential and office buildings to retail parks and industrial sites and, more recently, student accommodation - but how they manage this portfolio and grow value for investors, illustrated with snapshot case studies drawn from across the US. And, with Europe as a new target market well-suited to Investcorp’s proven approach plus new and innovative deal structures in which clients can participate, this film aims to introduce investors to the opportunity of investing in real estate with Investcorp as their partner.


"IRON OVERLOAD" (United Kingdom)
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CORPORATE: Virtual Reality (VR)

Entrant: Random42 Scientific Communication / London
Sponsor/Client: Novartis
Production Company: Random42 Scientific Communication / London
Medical Director: Ben Ramsbottom; Creative Director: Matt Sugars;
Additional Credits: Senior Art Director: Uli Kilian; Art Director: Tom Gibson
3D Artists: Sam Biddle, Artur Pojo


This virtual reality animation takes the viewer inside the body to highlight the importance of iron maintenance, and shows the impact of iron build-up in at-risk patients. The flow of powerful visuals aims to educate on the cellular and molecular influence of iron in normal and disease settings, whilst also introducing the viewer to treatments that can restore iron balance. As an unbranded and purely educational animation, Novartis are now able to offer a fully immersive and fascinating insight into iron balance disorders.


"ISLANDS IN TIME - A WILDLIFE ODYSSEY: EP01 - BORN OF FIRE" (Austria)
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DOCUMENTARY: Nature, Wildlife

Entrant: Terra Mater Factual Studios / Vienna
Production Company: Terra Mater Factual Studios / Vienna
Producer/Director: Matt Hamilton; Editor: Martin Elsbury
Additional Credits: Sound Editor: Paul Cowgill


Other Credits: A TERRA MATER FACTUAL STUDIOS PRODUCTION IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH DOCLIGHTS/NDR-Naturfilm & NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
This is the story of how the violent power of the Earth has created a realm of unparalleled biodiversity and beauty. Southeast Asia’s islands are an extraordinary world of tree climbing kangaroos and boxing pigs, where birds hatch from the ash of erupting volcanoes. The region’s biological richness is the result of a violent collision between two different worlds, millions of years in the making. The islands of Southeast Asia are the most biologically diverse on our planet. They are home to the majestic, the beautiful and the downright bizarre. This is a realm where birds lay eggs on active volcanoes, where pigs box and kangaroos climb trees. However, most astonishing of all is that this extraordinary biodiversity is the result of nature’s most violent force: the power of the Earth. This film reveals the story of an immense collision between two different worlds, fuelling the evolution of countless species.


"ISLANDS IN TIME - A WILDLIFE ODYSSEY: EP02 - BEWITCHED BY THE MOON" (Austria)
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DOCUMENTARY: Cinematography

Entrant: Terra Mater Factual Studios / Vienna
Production Company: Terra Mater Factual Studios / Vienna
Producer/Director: Paul Reddish; Editor: Peter Brownlee
Additional Credits: Sound Editor: Paul Cowgill


Other Credits: A TERRA MATER FACTUAL STUDIOS PRODUCTION IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH DOCLIGHTS/NDR-Naturfilm & NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
Nature’s most powerful forces have combined to make the islands that lie between Asia and Australia the richest on our planet. The shallow seas and coasts are no less rich than the land. They are held in sway by the moon. Twice a month, on the full and new moons, the islands of South East Asia experience giant tides. On the days before the new moon fiddler crab males begin to perform line-dances in perfect synchrony. It’s a strange mating performance and a rarely seen wonder of the world. The high tides allow Archer Fish to swim into the mangrove branches where they can shoot down weaver ants. Fireflies can best show off In the darkness of the nights around the new Moon, lighting up whole mangrove trees as they too display in synchrony. On the most powerful tides of the full moon huge schools of snapper move to the edge of the reef and perform in an orgy of spawning, as they cast their eggs out to sea beyond the reef and its fish. The shallow seas, the mangroves, beaches and mud flats are the richest on earth; home to more species than anywhere else; and all because of the mysterious pull of the moon and the power of millions of years of evolution in the tropics.


"JOURNEY IN ABU DHABI - DESTINATION" (United Arab Emirates)
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CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: GSEC / Abu Dhabi


A big variety of locations, packed in a short span of time will form a rich, cinematic mosaic for non-linear storytelling. This film will flow as a set of memories in a fast-forward motion. Such a collage will paint the essence and spirit of Abu Dhabi as a collection of short impressions, sensory experiences, glances and vignettes. Rather than presenting Abu Dhabi in a conventional exposé of its landmarks, attractions and activities, the film will paint a visitor's personal reflection about the Emirate, like a travel album, amplified by a sense of awe and admiration. Abu Dhabi means adventure. Surprise. Voyage. Discovery.


"KNOWLEDGE - THE LMU-MOVIE" (Germany)
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CORPORATE: Public Relations

Entrant: al DENTE ENTERTAINMENT / Munich
Sponsor/Client: Ludwig Maximilians Universität München / Munich
Luise Dirscherl, Kathrin Bilgeri, Constanze Drewlo
Production Company: al DENTE ENTERTAINMENT / Munich
Producers: Clara Böhm, Matthias Kobia, David Meadows-Hertig
Additional Credits: Director: Peter Schels; Cinematographers: Billy Gropper, Tim Dehring;
Editor: Alex Gunser; Sound: Tim Dehring


The Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (Ludwig Maximilians University Munich) is a leading German and European university. It has been chosen one of very few excellence universities of Germany. Instead of talking about these issues or talking about the brand LMU the movie is intended to show the diversity of people and possibilities at the university and of Munich. In a nutshell, it is a great place to study and, also to live since the city of Munich and its surroundings offer a lot of life quality.


"LIBYA HEAT" (Russia )
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DOCUMENTARY: News Programming: Investigative/Special Reports

Entrant: RT / Moscow
Sponsor/Client: RT / Moscow
Additional Credits: Producers: Dinara Toktosunova, Andrey Kiyashko, Ekaterina Burova,
Ekaterina Bylkina, Albina Karyaeva


RT secured contacts with pro-government forces on the ground and managed to get unique access to the frontline.


"LIFE'S A PARTY WITH DAVID BURTKA" (United Kingdom)
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ENTERTAINMENT: Cooking

Entrant: Pacific Television / London
Sponsor/Client: Food Network / New York, NY
Production Company: Pacific Television / London
Executive Producers: Rachel Purnell and David Burtka; Director: Olivia Grove
Additional Credits: Producer: Bridget Lumley; Line Producer: Carl Green


There’s fabulous food and seriously great good times as super star chef and actor David Burtka throws a rooftop birthday bash for his best friend James Carpinello, complete with a big secret. David’s husband Neil Patrick Harris is making a surprise trip home. Shhh! Just don’t tell David. With help in the kitchen from his adorable twins Harper and Gideon, his A-list guests and a totally unexpected appearance from Neil who’s updating us on his progress via his phone, it’s a dazzling celebration of family, friends, fun and effortless easy delicious food.
There’s nothing David loves more than throwing a party, join him as he opens his home and shares a mix of incredible cooking, party tips and strategies. On the party menu, David’s cooking in the kitchen and firing up the grill on the roof, there’s amazing Tangerine Chicken Under A Brick, tangy Balsamic Grilled Asparagus, an amped-up classic Mint Pesto Pasta and decadent Chocolate Chunk Hazelnut Cookie Bars, all washed down with stunning Fresh Blueberry Fizz cocktails. It’s a huge hit with his glittering friends Kelly Ripa, Rachael Harris, James Carpinello, Amy Acker and their kids. Expect the unexpected as Food Network’s newest star David Burtka, cordon bleu trained chef and natural born entertainer invites you into his home where each meal is an incredible event and every day is extraordinary.


"LITTLE LUNCH - THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE GRADUATION" (Australia)
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ENTERTAINMENT: Children's

Entrant: Australian Children's Television Foundation / Melbourne, VIC
Production Company: Gristmill / Melbourne, VIC
Producers: Robyn Butler, Wayne Hope, Ben Grogan; Director: Robyn Butler


“Little Lunch” is filmed in a mockumentary style, which brilliantly suits these stories in which comedy and character are paramount. Each episode sees slices of action interspersed with the children variously addressing an unseen interviewer, in the readily recognized form of the faux documentary (Modern Family, The Office). The format lends itself brilliantly to Little Lunch as the simplicity and minutiae of each snack time story is given serious weight, and the characters’ truthful retelling of their version of events is what becomes funny. Or perhaps the not so truthful retelling is what becomes funny.
“Little Lunch” also features a small cast. Six children filled the lead roles, with just one adult character appearing as a beloved guest. The casting keeps the series grounded in the world of children and feeds into the close-knit nature of the group, which can be seen on screen in the close-knit friendship group the six lead characters share.
The entire series is filmed in one location; a local primary school. The team behind the camera were a small crew, led by producers and directors who have many years’ experience making comedy for older audiences and brought their humour on set.


"LIVE A DAY IN ALCÁCER" (Portugal)
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CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Ideias com Pernas / Matosinhos
Sponsor/Client: Câmara Municipal de Alcácer do Sal / Alcácer do Sal
Production Company: Ideias com Pernas / Matosinhos
Director: David Mendes


Alcácer do Sal is a Portuguese Municipality located in the Alentejo Region. In this film, we follow the point-of-view of a character as he spends a day in Alcácer. This journey is as unique and special as the person who takes it, in a Municipality that welcomes every guest as one of their own, inviting them to emerge on its history and culture, enjoy its food and flavors, and fall in love with it, as it will never leave their heart.


"MIRACLE BODY: RUSSIA'S GOLDEN MERMAIDS" (Japan)
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DOCUMENTARY: Sports, Recreation

Entrant: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / Tokyo
Production Company: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) / Tokyo
Producer: Yoshihisa Sakurai; Director: Yoriko Koizumi
Additional Credits: Cinematographers: Fumihiko Saito, Norio Nakanishi, Masaki Watanabe;
Editor: Mitsunori Morimoto; Sound: Koichi Shoji, Akihiro Suzuki


Synchronized swimming looks graceful, but a look below the surface of the water reveals that it’s an extremely harsh sport in which the swimmers must keep moving relentlessly without breathing. We made this program to depict the latent human physical capabilities that are stimulated when people are pushed through such hardship. We aired the program just before the Olympics. We aimed to convey the appeal of the sport and to show the dynamic, wondrous ways in which human potential expands.


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