Park City Film Music Festival organizers last week announced that music composed and performed by Athens area singer/songwriter Bruce Dalzell has earned the "Best Impact of Music in a Documentary - Jury Choice" in the Bronze category, according to a press release, for his original soundtrack created for the video documentary "A Forest Returns: The Success Story of Ohio's Only National Forest as Told by Ora E. Anderson." (www.parkcityfilmmusicfestival.com)
Released in 2005 and produced by Athens area residents Jean Andrews and Steve Fetsch, "A Forest Returns" chronicles the return of the forests of Appalachian Ohio after a century of clear-cutting.
The film has received numerous national awards since its release, including "Best Non-Broadcast Film" at the 2005 Montana CINE International Film Festival and "Best Documentary" at the 2005 Appalachian Film Festival in West Virginia. The video is distributed by Ohio Landscape Productions, Inc., a non-profit corporation that produces documentaries and public programs on the history and culture of the region.