Bushwhacked! wins science award in Chicago

Bushwhacked! has won the science award at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.

The award, by the special jury, was given to Mark Bellamy, who directed series two of Bushwhacked!

Founded in 1983, the Chicago festival recognises excellence in children’s film-making.

It is the latest in a slew of awards that the Mint Pictures kids format has won around the world – from the silver plaque at Prix Jeunesse in Munich to the Gold Remi at Worldfest in Houston.

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Bushwhacked! is a kids TV series that welds Indigenous culture, wildlife and science in half-hour episodes. Mint has produced three series – 39 episodes – since 2012, the latest season airing on ABC3 in 2015.

It has aired in over 40 countries worldwide.

Bushwhacked! is distributed internationally by the Australian Children’s TV Foundation, and is funded by ABC, ACTF, Screen NSW and Screen Queensland.

To see the full awards list click here:

http://www.facets.org/children+youth/festival/awards.php

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