Friday, September 27 13:29:08
Wicklow production company Crossing the Line has won three awards at The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival for 'On a River in Ireland', a film version of their highly-acclaimed nature documentary series The Secret Life of the Shannon.
The festival considered the 'oscars' of wildlife filming awarded the film the overall Grand Teton Best of Festival Award along with awards for Best Editing and Best Wildlife Habitat Program.
The two-part series The Secret Life of the Shannon aired on RTE One this May as part of the RTE Goes Wild Season. This is the second festival in a row in which the Wicklow based production company has taken home the best-in-show award, winning the Grand Teton, Best Presenter and best Conservation Program in the 2011 festival.
Seeing off competition from over 540 films including the BBC's Africa and Frozen Planet series and Disney's Chimpanzee feature, the Irish filmmakers took home the three top awards at this prestigious festival. The biannual festival brings together the world's best natural history broadcasters, producers and filmmakers and has grown to be the largest and most highly-regarded competition of the natural history genre.
RTE Commissioning Editor for Regional, Diversity and Wildlife programmes Ray McCarthy said: 'We would like to congratulate Crossing the Line on their wonderful achievement. These awards highlight the world-class experience and talent of Irish filmmakers. RTE is delighted to continue its support for ambitious Irish natural history and wildlife documentaries.'