Entry 22-248 | Germany | 2021 | 51’ | Language: English | Subtitles: Estonian

Bee Wild!

Metsikud mesilased

They’re some of our most effective pollinators. Living in bright wooden huts, producing honey and wax. Busy, beneficial and closely tied to human needs. But how do bees live in the wild? And why did they disappear from our forests? This film portrays the wild life of the honey bee in our forests and it shows the important role of this creature in nature.

Original title: Ziemlich wilde Bienen

Details

Director
Jan Haft
Cinematography
Kay Ziesenhenne, Alexandra Sailer, Jonas Blaha, Jonathan Wirth, Steffen Sailer, Jan Haft
Editing
Eva Becker
Composer
Dominik Eulberg, Hannes Kretzer
Producer
Melanie Haft, Britta Kiesewetter, Jörn Röver
Production Company
nautilusfilm GmbH for doclights GmbH/NDR Naturfilm
Contact of presenter / Director

Awards

Best Cinematography
There were many films that had great cinematography in the competition this year and so this was a difficult call. Bee Wild pipped the others to the post however, due to its great variety of shots, including wide, expansive shots, intimate nest cameras, all the way down to perfect, immersive macro. And other techniques. ... use of tracking, slow-mo, timelapse, aerials, thermal etc all working harmoniously together. All telling the story of where wild honey bees once were, and that maybe they will come back. If their challenges can be overcome.

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