Cornish wildlife film wins gold in New York

Thursday 12th April 2018

Cornish common and grey seals by Ian McCarthy

Cornish filmmaker Ian McCarthy has been awarded a gold world medal at the prestigious New York Festival for his film ‘Wild Cornwall – Out of the Edge’ in competition with the world’s top television and films from over 50 countries.

The film was entered in the documentary – nature and wildlife category. It had already been awarded a Silver Dolphin Award at Cannes.

The UK premiere and two shows earlier this year were sell-outs, but Cornwall Wildlife Trust who are hosting the event can now announce that due to the demand for tickets there will be a fourth showing at the Poly Arts Centre, Falmouth on Wednesday 25th April at 7.30pm.

Ian McCarthy will again be doing a Q and A session following the film which showcases Cornwall’s ‘wild heart’ – the dramatic lives of many species, including breeding peregrines and seabirds on the cliffs, dolphins, seals and basking sharks in the ocean, and bats and otters hunting in the streams which flow from moor to sea.

Ian is a long-term supporter of Cornwall Wildlife Trust, inspiring people’s interest in nature and has featured in their successful ‘My Wild Life’ campaign. Over the years Ian has won Emmy and BAFTA awards and has a reputation as one of the UK’s finest filmmakers, documenting spectacular natural scenes all over the world. He has been behind the lens of some of David Attenborough’s biggest landmark nature series and this personal account shows Cornwall’s wildlife as never seen before.

Ian McCarthy says,

“Cornwall with its long and rugged coast, high rocky cliffs, surf-battered beaches, sheltered inlets and tree-lined estuaries has a unique wild beauty. This is a film about the lives out on the edge where land, sea, and sky meet.”

An inspiring trailer for the film can be seen on the Trust’s website at www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildcornwallfilm Tickets are £10 and can be booked through the Poly Arts Centre, Falmouth www.thpoly.org or by phone on (01326) 319461