Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival finalists announced

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival has announced the 2017 finalists for its 15th biennial film competition, an event that is considered to be the “Oscars of nature filmmaking.”

Winners will be revealed at the Grand Teton Awards Gala in Jackson, WY on Thursday, September 28th, 2017. The awards are just one part of the six-day industry conference hosted at the Jackson Lake Lodge in the Grand Teton National Park from September 24-29th, 2017. Those attending include innovative filmmakers, organizations, scientists, journalists and visionaries from all across the globe; all engaged in conservation, nature, wildlife and media.

This year’s submissions in the prestigious competition include nearly 1,000 category entries, a record number, competing for 25 special awards. Finalists were selected by over 150 international judges who viewed 3500 hours of media. A distinguished panel of international judges immediately preceding the Festival will select the 2017 award winners.

Finalists in the ‘Visualization’ category – sponsored by Fujinon Lenses – are:

Brothers of the Wind
(Terra Mater Film Studios / Oscar Duran and Otmar Penker, Cinematography)

Planet Earth II: Cities
(BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télévisions)

Wild Tales from the Village
(BBC Natural History Unit, France Télévisions and BBC worldwide / Jonathan Jones, Cinematography)

Find out more about the festival here

Issue 83 – September 2017

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