Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide and The Grammar of Happiness are winners!

EQ Media & Entertainment won three awards from three nominations at the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards in Denver today. Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide won best series and best presenter-led program and The Grammar of Happiness won best Human and Social Sciences program.

EQ congratulates Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide presenter (and writer/director) Dr Richard Smith who beat out a prestigious field including Sir David Attenborough, Richard Leakey and Dr Brian Greene.

EQ Media and Entertainment CEO Chris Hilton says: “To win in such in illustrious company is very satisfying. High quality science films will continue to be a cornerstone of EQ’s work.”

Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide is a four-hour epic road trip through the history of the Earth as revealed by the unique wildlife and ancient landscape of Australia.

Congratulations also to the film makers of The Grammar of Happiness. This single documentary explores whether one man’s journey into the heart of the Amazon can redefine our understanding of human language. The 52′ documentary was produced, co-directed and co-written by EQ Media’s Michael O’Neill, co-directed by Randall Wood and executive produced by Chris Hilton for ABC Australia, Smithsonian Channel (US) and Arte France.

The Science Media Awards were launched this year by the Jackson Hole Film Festival to recognize the outstanding media that best illustrates the wonders of science to a broad audience. This year’s entries included 280 films entering more than 450 categories to compete for 18 special awards. More than 80 international judges screened an aggregated 1500+ hours in order to determine the finalists. The 2012 award winners were selected by a distinguished panel of judges preceding the three-day industry conference hosted at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science September 5-7.