Yesterday evening the Save Our Seas Foundation was proud to receive a Panda award at the Wildscren Film Festival in the category Best environmental Campaign for its short film "Save Our Sharks". Winning a Panda award is widely seen as the highest accolade for wildlife film makers. Watch the Save Our Sharks short film →
This years 3 finalists were: The Bottom Line produced by Greenpeace; Yao Ming: Shark Fin Soup PSA produced by Wildaid and Save Our Sharks produced by the Save Our Seas Foundation.
The Campaign award is given to the best production, not commissioned by a broadcaster, that covers an environmental campaign. This category includes campaign films which illustrate the wider issues of environmental concerns.
This award is especially significant as it was directed, filmed, produced and edited by our own in house team. Save Our Sharks is a 6 minute film which aims to educate the public about the barbaric practice of shark finning and it’s link to shark fin soup – a delicacy which threatens to push sharks to global extinction.
For the last 3 years SOSF has won the highest accolades for our conservation campaigns which is a testament to the team’s efforts and high standards. This is the Foundation’s second Panda award (the first we won in 2008 for the Rethink the Shark Advert). In 2009 we won the award for Best 360 campaign at the Jackson Hole Film festival for our multi faceted media approach to marine conservation awareness.
Congratulations to everyone involved in the production and especially the Founder who’s passion and commitment to help save the marine environment has made this all possible.