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Some of Our Television Awards - 3

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4star.gif (18988 bytes) "OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CANADA", a  documentary travel series that tells stories of the Canadian experience in the outdoors,  has won 61 international television festival awards and honours in the past year and a half, for 15 different episodes (58% of its programs), including:  

6 First/GOLDS, 13 Second/SILVERS, 24 Third/BRONZES, 3 AWARDS OF MERIT, 10 FINALISTS, and 5 SELECTIONS FOR SHOW.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CANADA was one of ten television series selected for development funding by a committee from Life Network and the Canadian Independent Film & Video Fund,out of 251 proposals sent in for consideration from production companies across Canada. Of those ten, OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CANADA was one of the few subsequently selected for production.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CANADA was described by the Toronto Star's Henry Mietkiewicz as "programs on topics that neatly blend travel, history, nature, and human interest", and featuring "crisp cinematography and pinpoint editing". We sincerely thank the Canadian Television Fund for making this unabashedly Canadian series possible. The series has received terrific ratings and fantastic  response from viewers (see Viewer Response) across Canada. It aired on Life Network.

We are proud that shows made for a cable channel series, and entirely shot and produced in Canada, have won such an unprecedented number of medals for quality, in international competition with the best television programs from around the world.

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NEW YORK FESTIVALS TELEVISION PROGRAMMING AWARDS

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  • BRONZE WORLD MEDAL  for
         
    "IN SEARCH OF THE COLOSSAL FOSSIL"
                  (dinosaur Hunting in Alberta)

Goldi Productions has won 3 Finalist Nominations for Medals, 1 more than at last year's competition when Outdoor Adventure Canada was the only independently-produced Canadian television series to win double Finalists (out of 33 Canadian broadcasters and producers who received Finalist Nominations).

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  • FINALIST AWARD for
         
    "WESTWARD HO THE WAGONS"
                 (On the Trail of the North West Mounted Police)
  • FINALIST AWARD for
         
    "WHAT AN ICE CANOE!"
                  (A Canadian Winter Tradition on the St. Lawrence River)
  • FINALIST AWARD for
         
    "IN SEARCH OF THE COLOSSAL FOSSIL"
                  (dinosaur Hunting in Alberta)

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WORLDFEST HOUSTON (FLAGSTAFF) INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL, at Houston, TX,

flagdin3.gif (12103 bytes) Goldi Productions, has won 4 GOLD, 3 SILVER, 3 BRONZE and 1 Finalist Award of Merit for 11 programs.

We are pleased that "SAILING INTO THE PAST" (Sailing Tall Ships at Ontario's discovery Harbour), in its first competition at a film festival, has received a Gold Medal. This brings to 15, (58%) of the total number of programs from Outdoor Adventure Canada that have received international awards.
  • FINALIST AWARD OF MERIT for
               
    "IN SEARCH OF THE COLOSSAL FOSSIL"
                          (dinosaur Hunting in Alberta)
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MEDAL WINNERS:

GOLD STAR PLAQUE AWARD
        "SAILING INTO THE PAST"
                  (Sailing Tall Ships at Ontario's discovery Harbour)
GOLD STAR PLAQUE AWARD
        "THE FIELD BEHIND THE PLOW"
                  (The Ontario Plowing Match)

GOLD STAR PLAQUE AWARD
        "HO FOR THE KLONDIKE"
                  (Following Yukon's Chilkoot Trail of 98)

GOLD STAR PLAQUE AWARD
        "THE SASKATCHEWAN WILL NEVER DIE"
                  (New Life for an Old Ship as an Artificial Reef in BC)
SILVER STAR PLAQUE AWARD
         "GO FLY A KITE" (Kite Flying in Verdun, PQ)
SILVER STAR PLAQUE AWARD 
        "A WHALE OF A TAIL" (Whale Watching in Newfoundland)
SILVER STAR PLAQUE AWARD
        "COLD WATER: DEADLY KILLER"
BRONZE PLAQUE AWARD
        "HIGHLAND HEAVIES" (The Fergus Highland Games)
BRONZE PLAQUE AWARD
        "SPRING FEVER" (Spring Migration at Ontario's Presqu'ile Provincial Park
BRONZE PLAQUE AWARD
        "WIND, WATER, & WAVES" (Dinghy Sailing)

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We are pleased to announce that at the

COLUMBUS INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL, in Columbus, OH,

whose purpose is "the encouragement of the arts and sciences of film and video making .... the improvement of public education .... and to encourage and promote the use of film and videotape in all forms of education and communication, not only in the local community but throughout the world," 3 different juries selected our programs for 10 awards.

  • Over 800 entries from over 30 countries were sent by production companies and broadcasters such as PBS's WNET & WGBH, National Geographic Television, NBC, ABC, CBS, Home Box Office, etc. Over 250 entries, from some180 producers, came from Canada. Canadian participants included over 50 independent producers including Atlantis Films (1 Br, 1 HM), Alliance (1 Br, 3 HM), White Pine Pictures (1 Br, 2 HM), Barna-Alper (1 Br), Salter Street (1 HM), KEG (1 Br), Asterisk, Credo, Rhombus, etc., over 20 producers from the NFB and nearly 100 CBC producers from Witness, Venture, Market Place, 5th Estate, Man Alive, Undercurrents, Country Canada, The Health Show, Newswatch, On the Road Again, The National, and Adrienne Clarkson Presents.

Joan Goldi won more awards than any other producer at the festival, earning  two 2nd Place/Bronze Awards (both "second" in categories won by National Geographic Television specials), and eight 3rd Place/Honourable Mentions, winning honours for all ten shows she submitted.

Out of the more than 180 participating producers from Canada, only 6 won double medals (1st & 2nd Place), 3 from the CBC, 2 from the NFB, and 1, Joan Goldi from the private sector.

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  • 2nd PLACE/BRONZE AWARD (in Nature & Wildlife) for
    "SPRING FEVER"
    (Spring Migration at Ontario's Presqu'ile Provincial Park)
  • 2nd PLACE/BRONZE AWARD (in Earth Sciences) for
    "IN SEARCH OF THE COLOSSAL FOSSIL"
    (dinosaur Hunting in Alberta
  • 3rd PLACE/HONOURABLE MENTION  (in Nature & Wildlife) for
     "A WHALE OF A TAIL" (Whale Watching in Newfoundland)
  • 3rd PLACE/HONOURABLE MENTION  (in Travel Documentary) for
                "WESTWARD HO THE WAGONS" (On the Trail of the North West Mounted Police)
  • 3rd PLACE/HONOURABLE MENTION  (in Nature & Wildlife) for
                "FISH STORY" (The Return of Salmon & Trout to Lake Ontario)
  • 3rd PLACE/HONOURABLE MENTION  (in Television Sports) for
                "WIND, WATER, & WAVES" (Dinghy Sailing)
  • 3rd PLACE/HONOURABLE MENTION  (in Travel Documentary) for
                "HO FOR THE KLONDIKE" (Following Yukon's Chilkoot Trail of 98)
  • 3rd PLACE/HONOURABLE MENTION  (in Television Sports) for
                "WHAT AN ICE CANOE!" (A Canadian Winter Tradition on the St. Lawrence River)
  • 3rd PLACE/HONOURABLE MENTION  (in Environmental Issues) for
                "WILDERNESS PLAYGROUND" (The Niagara Escarpment)
  • 3rd PLACE/HONOURABLE MENTION  (in Safety) for
                "COLD WATER: DEADLY KILLER" (The Danger of Immersion Hypothermia)

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We are pleased to announce that at the

CARNEGIE WILD LIFE FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL , founded by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, in Pittsburgh, PA,

to showcase the "best outdoor films produced today" and the "winning films and other notable entries" from the North American Outdoor Film/Video Awards, our programs were included among 23 programs from 15 producers which were "Selected for Screening" (Canadian invitees included the NFB, CBC, and Great Canadian Parks), before audiences in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theatre, the Carnegie Museum Lecture Hall, and at a $200 a plate, 3 day, Preview Gala.

Wrote Ellen Maye, assistant to the director:

"The film committee here at the museum  really enjoyed watching all your films. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is dedicated to educating people about Earth-related issues like environmental change and biodiversity.  We feel that your work embodies the scope of our mission and we are delighted to be able to screen your films".

Goldi Productions had four programs "Selected for Show", more than any other participant.

They were:

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  • SELECTED FOR SHOW   (from Outdoor Adventure Canada)
    "GO FLY A KITE" - FIRST PLACE/4 STAR AWARD WINNER

  • SELECTED FOR SHOW  (from Outdoor Adventure Canada)
     "BIRDS, BIRDS, MORE BIRDS, OR BUST" - SECOND PLACE/3 STAR AWARD WINNER

  • SELECTED FOR SHOW  (from Outdoor Adventure Canada)
    "WILDERNESS PLAYGROUND: THE NIAGARA ESCARPMENT"

  • SELECTED FOR SHOW  (1 hour documentary)
    "IN TRUST FOR ALL THE WORLD: THE NIAGARA BIOSPHERE RESERVE"

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We are pleased to announce that two episodes of OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CANADA, have been nominated as "Selections for Show" by a pre-selection jury, from among  175 entries from 17 countries,  and one has been "Nominated as a Finalist" at the

9th FESTIVAL TÉLÉSCIENCE, presented by Radio-Canada Television, in Montreal, PQ,

and billed as "one of the largest scientific documentary festivals in the world," which is "primarily a competition to determine the best recent scientific documentaries."

teleshow.gif (17792 bytes) 71 programs were "Selected for Show" from the BBC, PBS's WNET, discovery Channel (USA), New Zealand's TV Natural History Unit, Australia Broadcasting TV Science Unit, Yorkshire Television, Channel Four, Survival Anglia, TV Suisse Romande, etc.; Canadian programs came from the NFB, TVO, TFO, CBC "Nature of Things", CBC "Witness".
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INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS FILM AND VIDEO COMPETITION (INTERCOM), operated by the Chicago International Film Festival in Chicago, IL, whose aim is to "celebrate excellence in the art of communication, and to honour the most original, technically superior and visionary independent film and video productions from around the world."

Goldi Productions was awarded more Gold & Silver Plaques than any other production company from any other country in the competition. Our total  awards were double those won by the company in second place.

Our new awards include:

  • SILVER PLAQUE (in Environment, Ecology, & Nature) for:
        "SPRING FEVER" (Spring Migration at Ontario's Presqu'ile Provincial Park)
  • SILVER PLAQUE (in Science, Research, & Technology) for:
         "IN SEARCH OF THE COLOSSAL FOSSIL" (dinosaur Hunting in Alberta)
  • SILVER PLAQUE (in Environment, Ecology, & Nature) for:
         "WHALE OF A TAIL" (Whale-watching in Newfoundland)
  • CERTIFICATES OF MERIT for:
         "THE FIELD BEHIND THE PLOW" (The Ontario Plowing Match)
         "HIGHLAND HEAVIES" (The Fergus Highland Games)
  • Also: GOLD PLAQUE (in Safety & First Aid) 
         "COLD WATER: DEADLY KILLER" (The Dangers of Immersion Hypothermia)
                       Produced in association with the Canadian Coast Guard.
 
 
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