Irish wildlife film triumphs over Planet Earth to win documentary award
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Irish wildlife film triumphs over Planet Earth to win documentary award

YOU can't beat the Irish scenery. Literally!

A documentary film exhibiting the beauty of the Irish landscape has beaten David Attenborough's Planet Earth 2 to win Best Natural History Documentary at the prestigious Grierson Awards.

Wild Ireland: The Edge of the World was filmed by Irish production company Crossing The Line, and broadcast by both TG4 and BBC Two during the year.

The film displays the beauty of the Atlantic Coast and the magic of the Wild Atlantic Way.

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Directors John Murray and Cepa Giblin said they were stunned and humbled in equal measure to bring home the award and paid tribute to the team behind the series, amongst them principal cameraman Domenico Pontillo from Kerry and series host Colin Stafford Johnson.

The success of Wild Ireland follows on from the global acclaim for The Farthest, another Crossing the Line production that has been included on the longlist for Best Documentary Feature at the 2018 Academy Awards.

If you still haven't seen the breathtaking film, you can watch it here.