THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK
Film Info
Director:Brian Davis
Film Category:Animal Tales
Running Time:72 min.
Country:USA
Year of Release:2016
Premiere:West Coast Premiere
Description
Dive into the strange and wonderful world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest – the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government. The Duck Stamp is among the most successful conservation tools ever created. It has also spawned a uniquely American subculture of talent, ego, art, controversy, big money, and migratory waterfowl. The film explores the history and challenges facing this successful conservation program, while delving into the eccentric nature of six wildlife artists as they competitively paint waterfowl in their obsessive quests to win the “Olympics of wildlife art.” -Chris Metzler

Winner of the Jury Award and Audience Award for Documentary Feature at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival .