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DULUM ZEMLJE DOCUMENTARY SERIES FROM CROATIA RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF AGRICULTURAL JOURNALISTS’ STAR PRIZE FOR VIDEO
OLDS, ALBERTA, Canada (July 2, 2023)—Croatian producer Tamara Buban and her team received the 2023 Star Prize for Video from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) for their Dulum zemlje sustainable agriculture documentary series, which is available on YouTube. The award was announced at the IFAJ World Congress in Olds, Alberta, Canada on July 2, 2023.
One of the judges on the international review panel wrote that the video series—aimed at young viewers with dreams of sustainable farming— was a “beautifully filmed and edited documentary with strong charismatic talent.” Another described an episode as a “wonderfully engaging and entertaining story told with some self-deprecating humor and appealing to a wide audience” and added that it was “beautifully shot with an excellent soundtrack.”
Also recognized in the award application were director/screenwriter Filip Filković Philatz, director of photography/screenwriter Tomislav Kmić, and editor Ivana Rogić.
The Star Prize award recognizes excellence in reporting on agricultural topics around the world.
“Dulum zemlje is a wonderful example of the connection between agriculture, food, beauty and the human experience,” noted Adalberto Rossi, IFAJ secretary-general. “As winner of the IFAJ Star Prize, the team that created this beautiful series can truly say that their work is the best in the world.”
Judging of the IFAJ Star Prize for Video competition was coordinated by Leigh Radford, a long-time veteran of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and the panel included Ian Petrie of Canada, Prue Adams of Australia, and Ken Rundle of the U.K. The judges awarded a runner-up prize to Halina Baczkowski of Australia for “Ability Agriculture” on ABC’s Landline, which one judge applauded as “great work—worthy of second place in a tight field.”
The judging panel also recognized Planet Agriculture: Bread Made With Local Cereals by Jeremie Overdraogo from Burkina Faso as “highly commended.”
“Jeremie Overdraogo produced an outstanding piece that deserves recognition—with more resources, it could have been the winner,” noted one of the judges.
Click here to watch an episode of Dulum zemlje.
Click here to watch “Ability Agriculture.”
Click here to watch Planet Agriculture: Bread Made With Local Cereals.
For information on the other 2023 IFAJ Star Prize awards, visit ifaj.org.
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