Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

River Shannon Film Nominated for Award

14th August 2013
River Shannon Film Nominated for Award

#waterwaysireland – The highly acclaimed nature documentary The Secret Life of the Shannon has been nominated for awards for Best Wildlife Habitat Program, Best Presenter-Led Program and Best Editing for at the world's leading Wildlife Film Festival - Jackson Hole in Wyoming USA.

The Irish documentary by Crossing the Line Films saw off competition from over 500 of the best international wildlife films to receive nominations at this prestigious festival and is nominated alongside the biggest names in the Industry - Disney for their feature film on Chimpanzees, BBC for their Africa & Frozen Planet Series.

The biannual festival brings together the world's best natural history broadcasters, producers and filmmakers and has grown to be the largest and most highly regarded competition of the natural history genre. This year's festival received a record number of submissions competing for their highly coveted awards.
The Shannon documentary brings viewers on a wonderful journey along Ireland's great river, revealing its secretive wild inhabitants in intimate detail. Beautifully filmed, and accompanied by atmospheric score, the film sees presenter Colin Stafford Johnson travel the 340km-long river in his canoe, revealing the beauty of its varied habitats, flora and fauna.

Filmed over two years, it features extraordinary animal behaviour captured with the very latest camera technologies and brings a number of firsts to Irish natural history filmmaking – Daubenton's bats filmed hunting in slow motion; whooper swans filmed in extreme close-up as they fly over the river's great lakes; and a kingfisher fishing underwater, filmed at over 1,000 frames per second. Breathtaking footage reveal the natural world of Ireland as never before.

The Secret Life of the Shannon (titled internationally 'On a River in Ireland') was produced by Crossing the Line in association with RTÉ, with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, ESB, Waterways Ireland, the Heritage Council and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Published in Inland Waterways
Afloat.ie Team

About The Author

Afloat.ie Team

Email The Author

Afloat.ie is Ireland's dedicated marine journalism team.

Have you got a story for our reporters? Email us here.

We've got a favour to ask

More people are reading Afloat.ie than ever thanks to the power of the internet but we're in stormy seas because advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news sites, we haven’t put up a paywall because we want to keep our marine journalism open.

Afloat.ie is Ireland's only full–time marine journalism team and it takes time, money and hard work to produce our content.

So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

If everyone chipped in, we can enhance our coverage and our future would be more secure. You can help us through a small donation. Thank you.

Direct Donation to Afloat button

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Car Brands

subaru sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events 2020

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating