|6 Oct 2020
|ODs in the News
My Octopus Teacher has secured the top prize at the 2020 Jackson Wild Media Awards.
The documentary, if you somehow have not been able to watch it, follows Craig as he swims every day over the course of one year with a wild octopus off the coast of South Africa. The Netflix Original film was produced in partnership with the Sea Change Project by Off the Fence and ZDF Enterprises.
The awards celebrate excellence and innovation in nature, science and conservation storytelling. Winners of the more than 30 awards were unveiled during a live-streamed awards ceremony as a finale to the first-ever Jackson Wild Virtual Summit.
More than 700 filmmakers, conservationists, photographers, scientists, journalists and visionaries participated in this year’s virtual event, which moved online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, to engage in conversations surrounding the future of nature, science and conservation media, impact, and filmmaking.
“As an industry, we are reimagining the role media plays in our shared world, inspiring engagement and igniting the changes that will allow us to survive and thrive on our planet,” said Lisa Samford, executive director of Jackson Wild, in a statement.
My Octopus Teacher has been in the limelight ever since the documentary dropped on the international streaming service. Pippa Ehrlich, the film’s director, spoke with Expresso giving a small insight into what went into making the unique film (see below).
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