Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Dolphin videos win award

The series of Dolphin Adventure videos produced by Creative Street for the Indianapolis Zoo’s New Dolphin Adventure won both a Gold World Medal at the New York Film Festival in the Nature & Wildlife category, and a Golden Eagle from The CINE Golden Eagle Film and Video Competitions. Winners of this year's New York Film Festival were honored at an awards ceremony in New York on January 27th, 2006.

The 47th Annual CINE Awards Ceremony will be held on April 18th in Washington DC.The New York Festivals International Film & Video Awards recognize "The World's Best Work" in informational, educational and industrial film productions and corporate video. The competition also covers short film, feature-length film and home videos.

Now approaching its 50th anniversary, the Film & Video Awards sees entries from over 30 countries around the world. A Gold World Medal, won by the Indianapolis Zoo and Creative Street, is one of the very top awards in the entire competition. Renowned for the Golden Eagles it awards for excellence in documentary and other informational film and video production, CINE continues to recognize and foster the highest quality of non-theatrical film and video production through its semi-annual competitions.

Past recipients of CINE Golden Eagles include Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Lasseter, David Grubin, Barbara Kopple, Charles Guggenheim, Ken Burns, Albert Maysles, Debra Chasnoff, and many others distinguished for their work with the moving image.“The videos produced by Creative Street for our new Dolphin Adventure are proving to be remarkable tools that are empowering our visitors to start conversations about dolphins and our natural world, “reports Michael Crowther, President & CEO of The Indianapolis Zoo.

“These remarkable videos about these remarkable animals compliment our mission to inspire local and global communities to celebrate, protect, and preserve our natural world through conservation, education, and research, and by providing an enriching and wondrous environment for our visitors and the animals in our care.”

The videos play on flat screen monitors visible as Zoo visitors enter and exit the Underwater Dolphin Dome – the world’s first underwater dolphin viewing experience.According to Steve Katzenberger, Creative Street’s President, “these videos are great examples of what enthusiastic collaboration and teamwork can produce…everyone was focused on their individual aspect of the Dolphin Adventure, while at the same time all sharing the goal of making it an unforgettable experience.

All of us at Creative Street were truly honored to be able to use our international wildlife video and documentary experience in the production of these educational tools.”Added Creative Street Writer/Producer Susan Gee, “working with The Indianapolis Zoo staff was a shear delight…everyone we worked with, especially the dolphins themselves, were true professionals!”The Creative Street Media Group is a nationally recognized, fully integrated communications company serving clients in virtually every electronic, print and interactive category through Creative Street Corporate Communications, Webize Interactive Media, Creative Street Entertainment, Edit Pointe Digital Editing and StreetWise Promotions. Their award-wining wildlife series, Wildlife Journal, can be seen on Animal Planet.

For more information on the Creative Street Media Group, visit in White River State Park downtown, the Indianapolis Zoo is a world-class facility hosting a million plus visitors each year. The Zoo plays a major role in worldwide conservation and research, including accomplishing the world’s first successful artificial insemination of an African elephant. The Zoo also created the Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading conservation award for animal conservation, the first of which will be awarded in September 2006.

The Indianapolis Zoo was the first attraction triple accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) and the American association of Museums as a zoo, an aquarium and a botanic garden. For more information on the Indianapolis Zoo, visit

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