National Geographic Cinema Ventures & Atlantic Production’s film “Flying Monsters 3D” has been nominated for two Science Media awards by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival it was announced today. This is the inaugural year for the Science Media Awards Competition, which aim to recognize the outstanding media that best illustrates the wonders of science for a broad audience.
“Flying Monsters 3D” was nominated in the categories of “Earth and Environmental Science” and “Best Hosted or Presenter-Led Program.” National Geographic received several other award nominations for its television programming. For more information on the awards, visit http://jhfestival.org/sciencemedia/index.htm.
About “Flying Monsters 3D”
“Flying Monsters 3D” is a state-of-the-art adventure film that immerses audiences in the world of prehistoric pterosaurs, a mysterious group of winged vertebrates that ruled the skies while dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Applying the same state-of-the-art 3D CGI technology used in “Avatar,” “Flying Monsters” also employs pioneering scientific techniques that reveal new details about pterosaurs. The story is told from a series of stunning environments around the world, where discoveries have been made that help us understand the incredible evolution of pterosaurs and resolve mysteries that have intrigued scientists for more than two centuries. The film was written and narrated by world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough, and produced by award-winning Atlantic Productions in association with Sky 3D.
To date, “Flying Monsters 3D” has grossed more than $7 million worldwide since opening in 2011, playing in 70 theaters in 14 countries.