“Where the Whales Sing” Wins In Croatia

September 20, 2011

Continuing to pick up accolades, the Bermuda-made documentary “Where the Whales Sing” has won two more awards, this time at a Croatian Film Festival.

The film won the Best Environmental Film Award and Special Audience Award at the International underwater film festival “Bijeli lav” held in Rovinj, Croatia this past weekend.

Filmmaker Andrew Stevenson worked on the film between February, 2007 and February, 2010. The 60-minute documentary shares his journey, told through the eyes of his six-year-old daughter, Elsa.

The 60-minute documentary is the culmination of Mr. Stevenson’s Humpback Whale Film & Research Project, intended to research and collect visual and acoustics data on the humpbacks as they migrate past Bermuda to broaden our knowledge of these magnificent animals.

This film was first shown at the Bermuda International Film Festival in March 2010. At its second film festival, the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in Monterey, California “Where the Whales Sing” was one of over 400 entries and one of 19 award winners. The film won “Best Emerging Underwater Filmmaker”.

In addition, it won High Honours at the Princeton Environmental Film Festival held in New Jersey and was named the 2011 Charman Prize Winner earlier this month.

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  1. Patricia says:

    Great documentary. I thoroughly enjoyed it despite the fact I am not an environment type person or a sea lover. It was very informative.

  2. Weldon Wade says:

    Awesome work, Andrew!

  3. WOWWOW says:

    Congrats on the Awards! anyone know where i can purchase a copy of this?

    • JCS says:

      His wife, Dr. Carter has copies at her office, 5th floor, International Centre, Bermudiana Road.

      • You can find copies at the bookstores, the dive shop, Sail On (downstairs), BUIE, the gift shop at the Aquarium, Dockyard Arts and Crafts…

  4. Pastor Syl says:

    Congratulations! Great movie! Magical Whale was fascinating and to learn that he showed up at Challenger Banks again this year for the first time since he was filmed put the icing on the cake for me. Almost felt as if I had been present myself. We must protect these incredible creatures.

  5. PEPPER says:

    I haved watched tis documentary three times..it was on citv ch 2

  6. sugra says:

    Congratulations on your well deserved recognition.

    Also gives voice to the co-star of the Family Man column… she did a fine job!

    Keep up the great work!

  7. Greetings,

    Thanks to everyone who’s watched (or otherwise obtained a copy of) “Where the Whales Sing”.

    The original score can be heard in isolation from my website, http://www.SteveGallant.com/film/wtws

    Thanks again, for listening!