„THE HONEY HUNTERS” AWARDED WITH ECO-OSCAR

The nature documentary „Łowcy miodu. Na ratunek pszczołom” („The Honey Hunters. Rescuing honeybees”) has been awarded with a “green Oscar” – Panda Award. The film was made with a support of the State Forests.
29.07.2017 | ROMAN ROGOZIŃSKI, AUGUSTÓW FOREST DISTRICT

The nature documentary „Łowcy miodu. Na ratunek pszczołom” („The Honey Hunters. Rescuing honeybees”) has been awarded with a “green Oscar” – Panda Award. The film was made with a support of the State Forests.

The award ceremony took place on October 13 during The International Nature Documentary Festival Wildscreen in Bristol. The ceremony, transmitted by BBC, was opened by Sir David Attenborrough, world famous nature documentary host and BBC Earth star.

“The Honey hunters” won the award in the People and Nature category. Jury, in a written justification described the film as captivating in its uniqueness: “The Honey Hunters” is a wonderful humane film, which stems from film tradition different from many other films about nature and ecology”.

The award has been collected by the film’s producer Dorota Roszkowska and film’s director and photographer Krystian Matysek. Regional Directorate of the State Forests in Białystok along with Augustów, Brosk, Maskulińskie and Supraślforest districts supported the production of the film. Screen debuts of two foresters: Adam Kolator and Adam Sieńkahad a recognized impact on the film. An important point is the fact that the film, whose photographs are of unquestionable educational values, was shot not only in distant parts of the world like: far Nepal and forests of Bashkiria, but also by wild beehives of the Augustów Forest District. Arkana Studio is the producer of “The Honey Hunters”.

The Panda Awards are awarded in 20 categories, a/o for Best Cinematography, Script, Campaign, Presenter, People and Nature (“The Honey Hunters was awarded in this category), and Golden Panda – for the best Picture of the Festival.

Each category consists of approximately 5 nominated films and programmes, chosen from 900 that were sent from all around the world, mainly from Great Britain and English-speaking countries. Never in the history of the festival has the Polish film been among nominees.

The Wildscreen Festival has been held since 1982 and is one of the most important events in the word connected with media industry connected with nature.

-      Our aim is to enable the best photographers, filmmakers and creative professionals to meet with the most dedicated nature protection activists, so that they could create convincing stories about natural environment. Stories that would inspire wide audience to experience and protect nature, and to feel as a part of it – say organizers of the festival.   

Among festival sponsors are: BBC EARTH, Disneynature, Nat Geo Wild, ORF, RED. Sir David Attenborough is Wildscreen Festival Patron.