Dubai: In front of a glittering audience of movie makers and media personnel gathered at Grand Habtoor Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai on Monday, ‘The Turtle’ won the award for Best HD movie of 2012.
The 14-minute film was produced by the UAE National Media Council for its pavilion at EXPO 2012, Yeosu, Korea.
Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister and Chairman of the National Media Council, welcomed the recognition of the film by the distinguished international panel of judges.
“I am delighted that The Turtle continues to win public and professional recognition,” he said. “It is a strong story that sheds light on an issue that the UAE is serious about tackling. There is no doubt that it will inspire many young people to respect our environment,” he added.
The Turtle was also a recent recipient of the Golden Dolphin Award at the Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards in Cannes, France and was instrumental in the UAE Pavilion being granted a Silver Medal at EXPO 2012 Yeosu, Korea, where it was narrowly beaten by China for the top award.
The award ceremony was organised by BroadcastPro Middle East in conjunction with ASBU — a reputed and innovative non-profit broadcast organisation in the pan Arab world and an IBC award winner.