Northern Pictures wins media conservation award
ABC doco After the Fires wins a prestigious nature film award -even beating Sir David Attenborough.
Northern Pictures recently won the global Jackson Wild Media award for ‘Conservation – Long Form’ for its 2020 ABC Documentary After the Fires profiling the progress following the Black Summer.
The awards are considered “Nature film’s equivalent to the Oscars” and Northern Pictures managed a win over Sir David Attenborough’s A Life on our Planet -no small feat.
Head of Factual, Karina Holden (pictured) told TV Tonight, “Winning a Jackson Wild Media Award is an incredibly proud moment for us all, especially with our film up against David Attenborough. But it is testament to the global relevance of After the Fires, which gave viewers a real perspective on the impact Black Summer had on our living ecosystem. As a small, yet nimble team, we were on the ground immediately during the fires, documenting real scenes on-the-ground and highlighting the emerging heroes protecting our wilderness and wildlife.
“Unlike the news crews, we were committed to documenting the ecological story as it unfolded over the 12 months after the fires, and the stories that emerged reflect the urgent need for Australia to put in place real action on climate change and environmental protection. We hope films like this are able to galvanise the call for action.”
The doco has previously won at the Cannes World Film Festival, Jackson Hole World Wildlife Day Film 2021, Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, International Wildlife Film Festival and was selected for the Matsalu Nature Film Festival.