PRESS RELEASE — Thursday, April 24, 2013
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Idaho Public Television Captures 12 WorldFest Awards

Idaho Public Television collected 12 Remi Awards during the recent 46th annual WorldFest Houston Independent International Film Festival, including three first-place Platinum Remi Awards and a Special Jury Award.

OUTDOOR IDAHO “Idaho’s Salmon” was chosen for a Special Jury Award for creative excellence in the Nature and Wildlife category. All Special Jury Awards are also eligible for consideration in the Grand Remi competition, the festival’s highest award.

    Other IdahoPTV winners are:
  • OUTDOOR IDAHO “Winter Grit,” Platinum Remi, Leisure/Recreation category;
  • OUTDOOR IDAHO “Salmon River Lodges & Legacies,” Platinum Remi, Travel/Tourism category;
  • OUTDOOR IDAHO “Idaho Geology, A Convergence of Wonders,” Platinum Remi, Educational/Instructional/Adult category;
  • HYMNS OF THANKSGIVING, Platinum Remi, Performance/Music category;
  • OUTDOOR IDAHO “Climbing Idaho,” Gold Remi, Sports category;
  • OUTDOOR IDAHO “The People’s Land,” Gold Remi, Ecology/Environment/Conservation category;
  • IDAHO REPORTS, Gold Remi, Political/Commentary category;
  • OUTDOOR IDAHO “The Foothills,” Silver Remi, Information, Cultural or Historical category;
  • D4K “Galaxies,” Silver Remi, Educational/Children category;
  • DIALOGUE “Governor Cecil Andrus,” Silver Remi, Interviews category;
  • OUTDOOR IDAHO “Writers at Harriman,” Bronze Remi, Education category.

WorldFest is the third-oldest international film festival in North America and the oldest independent film festival in the world. The contest features 10 major categories with 200 competition sub-categories.

IdahoPTV is a statewide public television system with transmitters in Coeur d’Alene, Moscow, Boise, Twin Falls and Pocatello-Idaho Falls, plus a network of 43 translators that extend the signal beyond the transmitter areas.