Firefly Photographer Captures The Magic of Fireflies - A Short Movie

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 09:00:00 AM CST

Firefly photographer, Radim Schreiber, has collaborated with students and staff at The Cinematic Arts and New Media Department at Maharishi International University in Fairfield Iowa to produce a short film about Radim's passion for lightning bugs and his award-winning firefly photography.

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Interview with Radim Schreiber by Frances Figart from Great Smoky Mountains Association.

Film credits:
Cinematographer / Editor - Abdul Mokhtar
Producer - Amine Kouider
Drone Operator - Nina Ziv
Music - Michael Vignola


Radim Schreiber is an internationally recognized award-winning photographer and cinematographer, specializing in photographing fireflies. Radim has exhibited his firefly photographs in the USA, UK, Brazil, Czech Republic, Hungary and has exhibited at some of the most prestigious art festivals in the USA such as Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, CO (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016), MAIN St. Fort Worth Arts Festival, Fort Worth, TX (2019, 2017), Old Town Art Fair in Chicago, IL (2016, 2017).

Radim has won prizes in major photography contests, most notably:

2016 - 1st place, Smithsonian Magazine 13th Annual Photo Contest
2011 - 1st place, National Wildlife Federation 41st annual Photo Contest
2011 - 1st place, Smithsonian Magazine 8th Annual Photo Contest

Radim's firefly photographs and videos have been published by numerous printed and online publications, such as Smithsonian Magazine, National Wildlife Federation Magazine, Defenders of Wildlife Magazine, Sierra Magazine, Smokies Life, Washington Post; TV and broadcast such as National Geographic, CBS Sunday Morning, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet; BBC, Weather Channel; and commercials such as Asus, Jeep and Phillips.

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