BBC’s Planet Earth 2 Jungles Episode, produced by Emma Napper, has been nominated in the category “LIVING FORESTS: Long Form” for the 2021 World Wildlife Day Film Showcase: Forest
In this episode there are two sequences that Michael Sanderson of Ateles Films filmed, spider monkeys in Guatemala and river dolphins in Brazil. At the end in the making of section Michael also features using his drones to film the dolphins in the flooded Amazon.
WWD2021 Film Showcase is organised by Jackson Wild, the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) The winners will be announced during the first-ever global virtual World Wildlife Day celebration on March 3, 2021. Stay tuned.
WWD2020, last year’s edition, was a special event as it was the last event Ateles Films could attend in person since the COVID-19 crisis. In the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, they received a special honorable mention for their Micro movie “Spider Monkey for Sale
“. This year’s event will be virtual.