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Y' Films Win National Golden Eagle Awards Two Brigham Young University films - "The Great Dinosaur Discovery" and "Coronary Counterattack" — have been chosen to receive the Golden Eagle Award Wednesday, the highest award given by the Council on International Nontheatrical Events (CINE). Darrell Stoddard, director of marketing for BYU Media Services, will receive the award in Washington D.C., for the University. As Golden Eagle Award winners, the two films will officially represent the United States in international film festivals and are representative of the finest in film making during the past year in the United States. Two years ago, the BYU film "Cipher in the Snow" won the same award. "The Great Dinosaur Discovery" is the drama of a paleontologist's dream come true — the discovery of the world's largest dinosaur. Dr. Jim Jensen and his crew found remains of a gigantic new saurapod estimated to have been more than 60 feet tall, 100 feet long, and weighing more than 100 tons. "The bulk of the animal may have been more than twice that of any dinosaur previously discovered," Mr Stoddard said. Filmed on the site as the actual discoveries were made, the motion picture was originally produced for a one - hour television documentary Directed and edited by John Linton, the TV documentary received the "Best of West" Telecommunications Award. Animation was added to the dinosaur film and re-edited to 25 minutes by Peter Czerny for better acceptability in classroom and shorter TV use. Portions of the movie were also used by the U.S. Information Agency Science News Report which will be seen by an estimated 20 million people in more than 100 foreign countries. "Coronary Counterattack" is a follow-up to the film "Run Dick, Run Jane" which is one of the best - selling films ever made on the subject of physical fitness and the prevention of heart disease. The Golden Eagle is the second national award won by "Coronary Counterattack" in two months. It was presented the Cindy Bronze Award at the Information Film Producers of America annual awards banquet at Palm Springs, Calif., this fall. Jesse Stay, director of production for Media Services received the award. "The award - winning film illustrates the risks involved in coronary artery disease and suggests measures that may be taken to prevent it," Mr. Stoddard said. The film opens with a Jieart attack scene on a 35 - year - old man, then cites statistics regarding heart disease, the number one killer in industrialized nations. "The movie also points out heart disease risk factors and explains the need for exercise, including the latest research by Kenneth Cooper. The film closes with footage showing Tarahaumara Indians of northern Mexico, who are considered to be the greatest distance runners in the world," Mr. Stoddard added. "It is an excellent motivational film for keenine physically fit." "Cipher in the Snow" has been the official representative of the United States in five international film festivals, winning the highest award at one of them — the Golden Delphan Award in the Tehran International Film Festival. It also represented the U.S. at an international film festival in Moscow last summer where it received high praise from the festival director and from the director of one of the largest motion picture studios in the Soviet Union.