The Wildscreen Film Festival has named three NZ titles among those in contention for its Panda awards, the “Oscars of the wildlife television and film industry”.
Natasha Bishop’s Outlook for Someday winner Arboraceous competes for the Youth award in a field of four which also includes another NZ selection, Michelle Vergel de Dios’ 15 Ways.
After winning the 2012 Outlook for Someday, Arboraceous went on to compete at the Japan Wildlife Film Festival (JWFF) and play at Washington DC’s Environmental Film Festival earlier this year.
Ashwika Kapur’s Sirocco – How a Dud Became a Stud is the third NZ title to compete at wildscreen, nominated for the Newcomer Award.
Out of competition, Peter Young’s The Last Ocean was selected by the jury for a special screening, alongside Australian title Gaia from Erin Fowler & Nick Graalman.
Wildscreen runs 19 – 24 October in Bristol, England.