In its first participation in this film festival, sponsored by BBVA foundation, ASECIC (Spanish scientific filmakers network) and the Sanlúcar de Barrameda city council, thejury has selected “Elephants: The Twilight of the Giants” (direted by Fernando González Sitges) to the final competition.
The festival will take place from the 30th to the 6th of October 2013 and will bring together a sample of high quality wildlife and nature documentaries. Explora Films has been nominated for a film produced in 2010, with a still valid conservationist message: The importance of protecting the elephant, one of the most endangered species worldwide.
“Elephants, the Twilight of the Giants” (1 x 52’) approach us a creatures who appeared on the Earth 50 million years ago, long before humans emerged as a species, and they spread all over the world, to the very edges of the permafrost regions. But, more than anything, their evolutionary success can be traced to their extraordinary family ties. The peculiar story about one of the most fascinating animals on the planet.
This production by Explora Films has been previously awarded in several Wildlife Festivals, such as Telenatura Festival 2010 (Best Spanish production), l’Oiseau de la Nature Festival and the renowned International Wildlife Film Festival in Montana, both in 2011, and, more recently at the Stambecco D’Oro Festival in 2012.
This latest nomination emphasizes Explora Films, once again, as the producer’s reference in the wildlife and nature documentary sector. The excellent work of the Spanish filmmaker Fernando González Sitges in favour of the nature conservationism and the environmental protection is also highlighted one more time.