Thursday, November 30, 2023

Jackson Hole Wild, CITES, and UN Development Programme announce winners of World Wildlife Day Film Showcase: Living Oceans

Jackson Hole Wild, the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are excited to announce the winners of the World Wildlife Day Film Showcase: Living Oceans.

The final jury included Felipe Calderón Hinojosa  (Former president of Mexico, President of the Sustainable Human Development Foundation), Tom Dillon (Vice President, The Pew Charitable Trusts), Sylvia Earle (Founder of Mission Blue/Sylvia Earle Alliance), Adrian Grenier (Actor, Filmmaker, Philanthropist, co-founder of the Lonely Whale Foundation), Lynn Hirshfield (Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Participant Media) and Ivonne Higuero (Secretary-General of CITES).

Winners were announced at UN Headquarters in New York at a high-level event on Friday, March 1 to observe World Wildlife Day.



Mission Blue – A Netflix Original Documentary-Insurgent Media-True Blue Films- Diamond Docs


A Feather to Kill – BlueVoice in association with Mundo Azul and OceanCare

Chasing the Thunder – Brick City TV and Vulcan Productions, Discovery

Shark Girl – Kaufmann Productions Pty Ltd



Ghost Fleet – Seahorse Productions, Vulcan Productions


Humpback Whales: A Detective Story – Gripping Films for BBC Natural World and PBS Nature

Jago: A Life Underwater – Produced by James Reed for Underdog Films In association with James Morgan Films, Fantomline Films and Vistaar Productions 



Sonic Sea – Discovery Channel presents a film by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Imaginary Forces in association with the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Diamond Docs


Huntwatch – Produced by IFAW

Racing Extinction – Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea and Discovery Channel present an Oceanic Preservation Society Film In association with Vulcan Productions, the Li Ka Shing Foundation, Earth Day Texas, JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, Diamond Docs, and Insurgent Docs



Blue Planet II – One Ocean – BBC Studios Natural History Unit 


My Octopus Teacher – Sea Change Project & Off the Fence – A ZDFE company

SHARK – Episode 1 – BBC, BBC Worldwide, Discovery

Whale Wisdom – A TERRA MATER FACTUAL STUDIOS production in co-production with DOCLIGHTS / NDR NATURFILM in association with ARTE FRANCE / Unité Découverte et Connaissance produced by WILD LOGIC



A Voice Above Nature – Annie Moir in association with the University of the West of England

The Southern Right Whale – Lyra Films


A Place for Penguins – Tom Parry in association with the University of the West of England

Treasures from the Tides – Catherine Brookes in association with the University of the West of England

The Secret Life of Plankton – Parafilms, Tara Expeditions Foundation, TEDed



The Deepest Dive in Antarctica Reveals a Sea Floor Teeming With Life – OceanX, BBC Earth


Into the Deep Unknown – Novus Select / bioGraphic

Our Underwater States of America – OceanX, Bloomberg Philanthropies 

Radio Free Orca – Great Big Story

The Edge – Steer Films / 333 Productions

The Snail-Smashing, Fish-Spearing, Eye-Popping Mantis Shrimp | 
​Deep Look – 
KQED, PBS Digital Studios


Anote’s Ark –EyeSteelFilm

Becoming Visible –Vanishing Present Productions 

Blue Planet II: Our Blue Planet –BBC Studios Natural History Unit

Coastal Fisheries Initiative – Peru and Ecuador –PNUD Perú

Gwala Rising –Conservation International, Eco-Custodian Advocates, PNG

Perempuan –Conservation International

Revolution –Diatribe Pictures, Revolutionary Films, Inc.

The End of Sushi –The Water Brothers, SK Films

The Canary Islands – World of the Fire Mountains –ScienceVision Filmproduction, ORF, NDR/doclights, ORF Enterprise, SVT, DR

Toxic Puzzle –Scandinature Films USA Inc, ​Sveriges Television SVT

Vey nou Lagon –Vey nou Lagon Ltd

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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