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Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Fest announces competition finalists

Message from JHWFF:

“The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is delighted to announce finalists in the Content and Program Categories of its Film Competition. Internationally renowned as the largest and most prestigious competition of the nature genre, this year’s Festival competition included 510 films from more than 30 countries entering 800 categories-a record number of submissions competing for 22 special category awards.More than sixty judges from North America, Europe, Asia and Africa participated in the preliminary selections.

“Finalists for Best Limited Series and Conservation Hero as well as the Craft and special Peer-Judged Categories, including Sound, Cinematography, Editing, Original Score, Writing, Earth Sciences, Interactive/New Media and Children’s programs will be announced on August 15th. The 2011 award winners will be selected by a distinguished panel in Jackson Hole preceding the five-day industry conference held in Grand Teton Park at the Jackson Lake Lodge October 3-7, and will be announced at a Gala celebration on Thursday, October 6th.”


CONTENT CATEGORIES:
BEST ANIMAL BEHAVIOR PROGRAM
WINGS OF LIFE – Disneynature and Blacklight Films
LEOPARD QUEEN – Aquavision TV Productions
LIFE: REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS – BBC Natural History Unit, Discovery Channel, SKAI Open University & BBC Worldwide

BEST CONSERVATION PROGRAM
BROKEN TAIL – Crossing the Line Films
POWERING THE FUTURE: LEADING THE CHARGE – Discovery Studios for Discovery Channel
PROJECT MANTA – Kaufmann Productions Pty, Ltd., WDR & ARTE in association with National Geographic Channel & Australian Broadcasting Corporation
SNAKE MAN (L’HOMME AUX SERPENTS) – Reco Films & TS Productions
 

BEST PEOPLE & NATURE PROGRAM
HUMAN PLANET–RIVERS: FRIEND AND FOE – BBC Wales, BBC Natural History Unit and Discovery Channel
LION WARRIORS – Original Godal Productions
THERE ONCE WAS AN ISLAND: TE HENUA E NNOHO – On The Level Productions

BEST SCIENCE & NATURE PROGRAM

AMAZING PLANTS – Von Matthey Films, Smithsonian Networks & Parthenon Entertainment
DECODING IMMORTALITY – National Geographic Television International and Smithsonian Networks
WORM HUNTERS – Gulliver Media Australia Pty, Ltd.


BEST WILDLIFE HABITAT PROGRAM
MADAGASCAR: ISLAND OF MARVELS – BBC Natural History Unit, Animal Planet & BBC Worldwide
RADIOACTIVE WOLVES – EPO Film for ORF/Universum, WNET & NDR
WILD HUNGARY: A WATER WONDERLAND – Azara Film in association with NDR Naturfilm Studio; Hamburg DocLights


PROGRAM CATEGORIES:
BEST 3D PROGRAM
BORN TO BE WILD 3D – Animal Orphans 3D Ltd. (a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation) and Warner Brothers
FLYING MONSTERS 3D – National Geographic and Atlantic Entertainment for SKY 3D
MEERKATS 3D – Oxford Scientific Films and Principal Large Format for SKY 3D

BEST CULTURAL INSTITUTION MEDIA INSTALLATION  
NATURAL SELECTION GAME – Denver Museum of Nature & Science
SEEING DEATH VALLEY – Death Valley National Park
WHALES TO WINDMILLS: INVENTIONS INSPIRED BY THE SEA – Monterey Bay Aquarium

BEST FULLDOME PROGRAM
ALL WE ARE – Norrkopings Visualiseringscenter & Norrkoping
LIFE: A COSMIC STORY – California Academy of Sciences
WE ARE ASTRONOMERS – NSC Creative

BEST HOSTED OR PRESENTER-LED PROGRAM
BROKEN TAIL – Crossing the Line Films
ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT – Mike Birkhead Associates & THIRTEEN/WNET New York Public Media
IN THE DRAGON’S LAIR – Foster Brothers Film for NHU Africa
 
MARIAN ZUNZ NEWCOMER AWARD
ALBATROCITY – Edward Saltau & Iain Frengley
FEEDING THE PROBLEM – Danny Schmidt, ColorBURN Productions, LLC
HELGOLAND : ISLAND IN THE STORM – Robert Morgenstern, Studio Hamburg DocLights Naturfilm
A WEDGED TALE – Adam Perou Hermans & Simon Cherriman, AT Films & iNSiGHT Ornithology

BEST SHORT PROGRAM

GLOOP – Bee Productions

IN THE WAKE OF GIANTS – Akua Films
FINNED – Mill Valley Film Group

BEST SHORT SHORT PROGRAM
ANIMAL BEATBOX – Damon Gameau, RGM Artists Group
CHANGE FOR THE OCEANS – Monterey Bay Aquarium and Free Range Studios
MANATEES ECOFACT – Untamed Science and Save our Seas Foundation
MENSCH WALD/INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FORESTS: INSPIRATION – Traffic Konzept & Film GmbH

BEST THEATRICAL PROGRAM
AFRICAN CATS – Disneynature Productions
THE LAST LIONS – Wildlife Films and National Geographic
ONE LIFE – Magic Light Pictures and BBC Earth Films
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SPONSORS

American University – Center for Environmental Filmmaking
Animal Planet
Arete Media
ARKive
BBC Natural History Unit
Cameron Pace Group
Canon, USA
Carbon XL
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Discovery Channel
Discovery Retreats
Disneynature
Dolby Laboratories
FujiFilm Optical Devices
FootageBank HD
FootageSearch
Global Immersion
IMERSA
MSU Bozeman Grad Program
National Geographic
Panasonic Solutions
Spring Creek Ranch
TERRA MATER Factual Studios
Nature/THIRTEEN
The Nature Conservancy
NHK Japanese Broadcasting
NHNZ, Ltd.
NHU Africa
nWave Picture Distribution
Off the Fence
Panasonic Solutions
Principal Large Format
Sony Electronics
UNIVERSUM/ORF
Natural History Unit


Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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