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Visual Effects and Cinematography Award

Honors the film that demonstrates the highest level of visual craftsmanship through cinematography or animation. Moreover, the effects go beyond the aesthetic by serving an educational purpose. Scientific principles or processes are explained clearly and engagingly through the visual effects.

Visual Effects and Cinematography Award

The Kingdom - How Fungi Made Our World

This is the incredible story of how fungi made life on land possible. Neither plants nor animals—fungi represent a third mode of life and belong to their own kingdom. By looking at fungi in the context of evolution and natural history, scientists are making discoveries that will change our lives. Some fungi will save us, others will threaten us and we are just beginning to understand which is which. The film showcases outstanding cinematography and offers a fascinating exploration of a spectacular yet little-known world with a series of pay-offs that can change our lives and future for better. This is natural history that matters.

  • Categories Natural Science, Life Science & Technology

  • Director Annamaria Talas, Simon Nasht
  • Produced by Canadian Media Fund, CBC, CuriosityStream, Create NSW, Screen Australia, SVT, Telefilm, ZDF/ARTE
  • Running Time 52:13 minutes
  • Country Australia, Canada
  • Year 2018