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the loop for a while, so the Commissioner Clinics and sessions like ‘Who is Watching Where?’ and ‘Beyond the TV Screen: Innovation in Natural World Storytelling’ were very useful.” As a distributor, Cornwall says: “The highlight was the strong buzz and energy from being back face-to-face and hearing pitches directly, with a passion that had been pent up for two years. Also, seeing the great work that people have been doing during the pandemic – quietly working on their projects and finally being able to show something at the festival,” he adds. “There were some amazing pitches and the camerawork continues to astound me every year.” JUST REWARDS Speaking at the 2022 Panda Awards, Jeff Wilson, chair of the Wildscreen Festival Advisory Board (FAB), said that the outstanding achievement award was dedicated to production management (PM) personnel worldwide, in recognition

of their work behind the scenes during the Covid-19 pandemic. Karen Meehan, COO of Off the Fence, says: “The act felt very forward-thinking and progressive. It’s a much overlooked role that’s fundamental to all productions. It was wonderful that this was recognised and a light shone on all the fantastic production management teams out there. I started off as a production secretary; I know firsthand, great things can be achieved in that career path. I’m always going to wax lyrical about PMs.” Wildscreen will return in 2024

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT This esteemed award was dedicated to production management teams around the world

GREEN OSCARS The coveted Wildscreen Panda Awards are very much the Oscars of the international wildlife filmmaking industry

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