Why do film festivals like to name their awards after animals? There’s the Golden Bear at Berlin, Vancouver has Dragons & Tigers, Locarno, the Leopards, Leipzig, the Silver Dove… Animals and awards. The list goes on.
Our new favourite is the Golden Panda. We’re not entirely sure who entered us, but Aki Ra’s Boys has been nominated for one of these. We’re honoured but have one little question: Do they hand out bear-shaped trophies?