Her film The Vale of Belvoir has received an Honorable Mention for Educational Value at the 32nd International Wildlife Film Festival in Montana, USA.

The Vale of Belvoir also has been nominated for the Best Short Documentary at the Reel Earth Aotearoa Environmental Film Festival in New Zealand.

“It is very encouraging to be recognized by the international film community”, said Douglas.

Douglas directed The Vale of Belvoir for the Tasmanian Land Conservancy to help with crucial fundraising to match federal government funding to buy and manage an area of high conservation value land near Cradle Mountain.

The Vale of Belvoir is home to the largest number of carnivorous marsupials in the world and provides important habitat for twelve threatened species.

“The securing of this Valley would be Tasmanian conservation triumph of the 21st century” said Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick from the University of Tasmania.

“Pure myrtle rainforest flank the sides of this grassland valley whilst a karst limestone river meanders up its centre.

I’ve never seen so many wombats in one place”, Douglas said.
A short version of the film is currently playing at Hobart’s State Cinema prior to feature films and can also be viewed on the Tasmanian Land Conservancy website, at HYPERLINK “http://www.tasland.org.au” http://www.tasland.org.au.

Full length copies of the film are also available from the Tasmanian Land Conservancy.

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TASMANIAN filmmaker Heidi Douglas received good news this week from two international film festivals.