JHWFF
240 S. Glenwood, Suite 112
PO Box 3940
Jackson, WY 83001
307-200-3286

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is dedicated to promoting public awareness and stewardship of wildlife and wildlife habitat through the innovative use of media. The JHWFF encourages the production of natural history programming around the world by providing non-fiction media industry stakeholders with an international film forum in which to conduct business, test new equipment, refine production techniques and celebrate the world's finest nature and science programming.

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We inhabit a place of transcendent beauty, in a world facing unprecedented global environmental threats. We believe in the power of ideas and the power of media to inspire wonder and catalyze change through personal action.

Presented by Jackson Hole WILD and WGBH
SMASH16
September 20-22 2016, Boston

 

The 2016 finalists have been announced

The winners will be revealed on 21 September 2106 at the Science Medial Awards and Summit. Over 500 entries are competing for 23 awards in 2016! And, 120+ preliminary judges screened more than 2,100 hours to select the finalists - no mean feat!

Competing in the Earth and Sky category are

Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough: Episode 1 Builders Atlantic Productions;

Inside the Mega Twister National Geographic Studios for National Geographic Channel;

Making North America: Origins A NOVA Production by Windfall Films for WGBH Boston

While in the  Science of Life category the following are competeing for first place:

David Attenborough's Light on Earth Terra Mater Factual Studios/Ammonite Films, CuriosityStream, with BBC, UKTV, ABC Australia;

Islands of Creation Produced by Day's Edge Productions and Smithsonian Channel;

Mind of a Giant Vulcan Productions, Off The Fence in partnership with Nat Geo WILD;

Sonic Sea Discovery Channel presents a Natural Resources Defense Council, Imaginary Forces, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Diamond Docs film .

And, going head-to-head in the Changing Planet category we see:

Lethal Seas 360 Degree Films Pty Ltd. for NOVA/WGBH Boston in association with ARTE and Unité Découverte Et Connaissance,

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, Insurgent Docs

Sonic Sea Discovery Channel presents a Natural Resources Defense Council, Imaginary Forces, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Diamond Docs film.

For a full list of finalists please follow this link: http://www.sciencemediasummit.org/2016-media-competition.html

 

 

SESSIONS ANNOUNCED!

Keynotes to be announced next week!

At this explosive time of scientific discovery and tech innovation, the need to elevate scientific understanding in public audiences is crucial. Jackson Hole WILD and WGBH/Boston have joined to convene 300 science leaders & media innovators for three stimulating days of provocative exchange. Join us as we explore new ways of communicating the wonders of science to a global audience in a rapidly-changing media landscape.

Early-bird Registration closes June 30.

Science Media Awards & Summit in the Hub 2016

September 20 - 22, 2016 at WGBH, Boston

Once again, Jackson Hole WILD and WGBH join forces to bring​ ​SMASH16 (Science Media Awards & Summit in the Hub) to Boston, a global center for scientific research and technological innovation. Fro​m ​September 20 - 22, 2016, more than 300 science media stakeholders will gather to celebrate exceptional media, cutting-edge discoveries and explore new ways of communicating the wonders of science to a global audience in a rapidly-changing media landscape.

 

 

Senior Team​

​Lisa Samford, Executive Director; Christie Quinn, Operations Director; Dana Grant: Film Competition; Kathryn Jeffords: Marketing; Melanie Judd: Development

 

SMASH Fellowship

Jackson Hole WILD and WGBH are pleased to announce that they are offering an enriching Fellowship Program for young science storytellers for the SMASH16 conference.

The SMASH16 Conference is a unique event because of its emphasis on the intersection of science and storytelling.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATES: SMASH is a unique event because of its emphasis on the intersection of science and storytelling. SMASH16 fellows may be graduate students or early career professionals looking to elevate their careers through structured networking opportunities with leading scientists and science communicators from around the world. SMASH places significant value on recruiting fellows with diverse backgrounds and experience. Both international and domestic fellows are encouraged to apply. Approximately half of the fellowship positions will be awarded to scientists engaged in any STEM discipline, and half will be awarded to burgeoning media makers hailing from film, radio or online media. All SMASH16 fellows should share a passion for storytelling and a common goal of elevating science literacy across the globe.

Deadline: May 16, 2016

 

   

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Do you have an awesome science media project or film? Do you want prestige and recognition from the top professionals in the ‪#‎scicomm‬ world? Consider submitting to the Science Media Awards & Summit. Categories include Earth & Sky, Health & Medicine, Emerging Filmmaker and Interactive Media. All the info here: http://www.sciencemediasummit.org/media-awards.html

International Elephant Film Festival Screenings

Would you like to host a free educational screening of an elephant film from our Festival? We are very interested in coordinating international screenings! Contact melanie@jhfestival.org 

INTERNATIONAL ELEPHANT ​FILM FESTIV​AL

International Elephant Film Festival Celebrates World’s Best Elephant Films
Finalists announced today.

Winners!

Asian Elephants - Awarded to the film that most effectively communicates the unique challenges facing Asian Elephants.

WINNER: Manas: Return of the Giants, Ammonite Limited, Kosmik Global

Science & Elephants - Awarded to the film that most effectively demonstrates the impact of science and technology on understanding elephants and advancing elephant conservation.

WINNER: Minds of Giants, Vulcan Productions in association with Off the Fence

African Voices - Recognizing excellence in elephant films produced by citizens of African nations.

WINNER: Elephants Without Borders, Afriscreen Films, BBC & Animal Planet

Micro-Movie - Awarded to the PSA, music video, media artwork or advocacy film that most effectively communicates an appreciation or understanding of elephants or elephant conservation. Limited to media 5 minutes in length or less.

WINNER: War of Space, Mays Entertainment

Issues & Solutions - Awarded to the film that most effectively reveals current issues and challenges--most notably the ivory poaching crisis--and communicates solutions to the environmental,  social-economic and sustainability issues facing elephant conservation including reducing the demand for illegal ivory in the destination countries.

WINNER: Explorer: Warlords of Ivory, National Geographic Studios for National Geographic Channel

Elephant Hero - Awarded to the film that most effectively celebrates noteworthy achievements including the work of individuals or groups committed to elephant protection & conservation.

WINNER: Gardeners of Eden: Village Beat

People & Elephants - Awarded to the film that most effectively conveys the complex relationship between elephants and humans.

WINNER: Naledi: Every Elephant Counts, Vulcan Productions in association with Off The Fence

Special Consideration to:

Mike Birkhead Associates

IEFF would also like to acknowledge Echo, the Elephants of Amboseli - researchers who studied her family, filmmakers who told their story, forever changed how the world would see these remarkable animals.