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2008 Awards

NOTE: Although the dates of the Wildlife Asia Film Festival have been postponed, we still welcome entries to the Lion Awards

The Lion Awards

Celebrating the very best in wildlife and environmental fimmaking in Asia and throughout the World

The Lion Awards reward the best films, and the production teams, conservationists and broadcasters behind them. There will be dedicated awards for conservation and environmental films - particularly encouraging productions that creatively bring the conservation message to new audiences. There will also be awards for new media production and locally produced films (i.e. those produced/shot in Singapore).

The actual award itself is in the form of a special print designed specially for Wildlife Asia by Singapore's celebrated Artist Mr Tan Khim Ser. We are indebted to Mr Tan for generously designing and painting this work of art.
The characters “shi zi” is the Chinese word for Lion; the bamboo in the background denotes peace and longevity; and finally, bamboo in Chinese is “zhu”, which also closely sounds like the Chinese word for pig – and according to the Chinese calendar, this is the year of the Golden Pig. It all comes together!
All Lion Award winners will be presented with a special print as their trophy.
Mr. Tan is one of Singapore’s best loved artist, having pursued his artistic endeavor since graduating from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1966, mastering both the Chinese and Western art and developing his own unique and distinctive style. His first art exhibition was held in 1967 and his work is widely acclaimed. He specializes in water-colour and Chinese brush paintings. The execution of his strokes, lively and skillful, honed and tempered through years of experience, is a hallmark of a true artist.

See the Lion Awards section for more information about the individual awards.

To view the 2007 Lion Awards winners, CLICK HERE




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