AND FINALLY ...JACKSON HOLE ROUND-UP

AND FINALLY ...JACKSON HOLE ROUND-UP

2nd October 2017

Ben Morris French : Gala Dinner

With the delegates packed into Jackson’s Center for the Arts, welcome cocktails quaffed, and an electric atmosphere, the Gala was due to begin, drawing Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2017 to its end.

Congratulations to all the winnes and nominees who took part in this wonderful conservation inspired festival ! 

NHN Members were well represented amongst the award winners, with Terra Mater‘s The Ivory Game winning The Grand Teton Prize!


The Ivory Game also won Best Theatrical an Best Writing Awards and TMFS also snapped up te Jury Award for the brilliant Joubert film about the Masai Olymbpics; ‘Tribe versus Pride’

Best Host-Presenter-Led went to David Attenborough’s Light on Earth (TMFS/Ammonite), Conservation and Editing awards were collected by The Hunt (Silverback Films) , and BBC Studios – NHU’s Planet Earth II pulled off a hat trick of awards (Original Music Score, Audioscape, and Visualisation).

Legacy Awards were awarded to Kris Tompkins and Greg Carr, highlighting the importance of conservation work for the Festival. Chasing Coral won Impact and Poignant moments peppered the ceremony.

We remembered those lost since 2015, including veteran Kenyan Fixer Extraordinaire Jean Hartley of Viewfinders

Walter Kohler on collecting The Grand Teton Award for 'The Ivory Game' led the audience in a minute’s silence to remember a consultant on his team who was recently murdered in Africa whilst fighting the Ivory Trade. It was a sobering reminder of the risks being taken by individuals on the frontline of conservation and a call to arms for the media to support their efforts and help the fight. The ceremony closed with a key quote from the recently departed Alan Root.

2017 saw its first ever vegetarian menu at all sponsored Jackson Lake Lodge meals, and reusable water bottles for every delegate in the greenest festival to date. JHWFF 2017 was attended by the highest number of delegates than ever before, and had the most films submitted for competition.

NHN had a fantastic festival. We covered many of the sessions during the week and these were all posted up on NHN.

Our guest writers ( and talented freelancers) Ben Morris French and Emma Tyrell deserve a specail thanks for all their hard work.

If you missed a session or have lost your notes, or were not able to attend Jackson Hole this year, fear not! 

All the content that was covered by the NHN Buzz Track team during the festival is currently being loaded onto NHN - please follow the navigation bar at the top of the website - JHWFF2017.

 If you would like to join Natural History Network as an individual or company member please see the NHN website OR email us on info@naturalhistorynetwork.co.uk

see the full list of JHWFF 2017 winners here 

 

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