Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

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Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
Location Jackson Hole, WY
Founded 1991 (1991)
Awards Grand Teton Award
Website http://www.jhfestival.org/index.html

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is a film festival founded in 1991, and based in Jackson Hole, WY. The event has traditionally been held within Grand Teton National Park at the Jackson Lake Lodge.

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is a biennial event concentrating on nature films that draws an audience of about 800 scientists, conservationists and media executives. Submissions to the 2015 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival included nearly 1,000 category entries - a record number - competing for 23 awards. The 2015 award winners are selected by a distinguished panel of international judges, who donate their expertise and thousands of hours to judge entries. The 2015 judges logged over 3200 hours. [1]

In addition to the Wildlife Film Festival, they also host a Science Media Awards and Summit for science communication professionals at WGBH Studios in Boston. The next conference will occur September 20-22, 2016 at WGBH Boston. Since 2012, the Summit has been held in conjunction with the Science Media Awards, a "prestigious competition to showcase the extraordinary films that illustrate the wonders of science and its far-reaching impact on our daily lives."[1]

2015 Festival[edit]

The Best of Festival "Grand Teton Award" was awarded to "Jago: A Life Underwater," from Underdog Films. Outstanding Achievement Awards were awarded to Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Cynthia Moss, Howard & Michele Hall and Joyce Pool. The Festival was preceded by the Elephant Conservation Summit, which gathered elephant conservationists and content creators from around the world to tackle the difficult issues surrounding elephant conservation. See highlights from the 2015 Festival here: http://www.jhfestival.org/2015-highlights.html

2013 Festival[edit]

The Best of Festival "Grand Teton Award" was awarded to "On a River in Ireland," from Crossing the Line Production for RTE. Keynote speakers included Jane Goodall, Michael T. Jones, Dame Daphne Sheldrick and Dereck and Beverly Joubert.

2011 Festival[edit]

The Best of Festival "Grand Teton Award" was awarded to Broken Tail from Crossing the Line Films. Lifetime Achievement awards were presented to Alan Rabinowitz, CEO of Panthera, and Clark Bunting of Discovery Communications. Over 500 films from 50+ different countries were entered in 23 categories.


  1. ^ a b "About Us". Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. 

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