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And the 2013 Finalists are....
From Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
2nd August 2013

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is delighted to announce the outstanding finalists selected for the 11th biennial 2013 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. This year’s entries included 540 films entering more than 900 categories to compete for 23 special awards. More than 100 international judges screened an aggregated 2500+ hours in order to select the finalist films. Finalists in the Sound Category, as well as programs that will move forward for “Special Consideration,” will be announced on August 12, 2013. The 2013 award winners will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges immediately preceding the five-day industry conference hosted at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park, September 23-27, and will be announced at the Grand Teton Awards Gala on Thursday, September 26th.

JHWFF 2013

Congratulations to the 2013 Finalists!

CONTENT CATEGORIES:

Best Animal Behavior Program (sponsored by Tangled Bank Studios)
Africa: Kalahari BBC Natural History Unit, Discovery, BBC Worldwide, France TV & CCTV
Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo River Road Films, THIRTEEN Productions LLC & Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Frozen Planet: Spring BBC Natural History Unit, Discovery, BBC Worldwide, Open University, & ZDF Enterprises, GmbH, Antena 3, SKAI & Discovery Canada
Jungle Book Bear A production by Gulo Film Productions and NDR Naturfilm / Doclights GmbH in co-production with NDR, NDR ARTE, ORF, BBC, National Geographic Wild in cooperation with ZDF Enterprises (Germany)

Best Wildlife Habitat Program
Danube – Europe's Amazon, Episode 1 Directed by Michael and Rita Schlamberger ORF & Science Vision
The Green Universe nautilusfilm GmbH, DocLights, GmbH & polyband Medien, GmbH
Legends of the Deep: The Giant Squid NHK, NHK Enterprises, Discovery Channel US, ZDF & ARTE
On a River in Ireland RTÉ

Best Conservation Program (sponsored by The Nature Conservancy)
Amazon Gold Uber Content
Battle for Elephants National Geographic Television
Saving Rhino Phila NHU Africa & Triosphere

Best People & Nature Program (sponsored by NHK Japanese Broadcasting)
Kangaroo Dundee, Episode 1 AGB Films for Natural World (BBC2) (Directed by Andrew Graham-Brown and Tom Mustill)
Soul in the Sea Abyss Films
War Elephants National Geographic Television

Best Science and Nature Program (Sponsored by Marco Polo Films)
Bird Brain Terra Mater Factual Studios & Parthenon Entertainment Productions
The Grammar of Happiness Essential Media and Entertainment & Smithsonian Channel
Killer in the Caves Taglicht Media TV and Film, Smithsonian Channel & WDR
Operation Iceberg: Birth of a 'Berg BBC Science & Discovery

Conservation Hero (Sponsored by SK Films)
Africa: The Future BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Discovery Channel & France TV
Minds in the Water Saltwater Collective & Evergreen Oasis Entertainment
Attenborough 60 Years in the Wild: Our Fragile Planet BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide & NATURE for WNET New York Public Media

PROGRAM CATEGORIES:

Best Limited Series
Africa BBC Natural History Unit, Discovery, BBC Worldwide & France TV
Frozen Planet BBC Natural History Unit, Discovery, BBC Worldwide, Open University, Atena, ZDF, SKAI & Discovery Canada
Richard Hammond's Miracles of Nature Oxford Scientific Films, Hamster’s Wheel & Terra Mater Factual Studios

Best Children’s Program
How I Became An Elephant Rattle The Cage Productions & Sea Fox Productions
Deadly Mission Madagascar BBC Natural History Unit, CBBC & BBC Worldwide
Tarsier Tails: New Beginnings Artists in Motion Ltd, Channel Five & BBC WorldWide (Adrian Cale)

Best Hosted or Presenter-led Program
Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero: Wallace in the Spice Islands BBC Natural History Unit, Glassbox Productions, BBC Worldwide & Science Channel: Discovery Communications Host: Bill Bailey
On a River in Ireland RTÉ Host: Colin Stafford-Johnson
Richard Hammond's Miracles of Nature: Super-bodies Oxford Scientific Films, Hamster’s Wheel & Terra Mater Factual Studios Host: Richard Hammond

Best Educational Program
The Ends of the Earth Katmai National Park and Alaska Geographic
Field Chronicles: Chingaza - The Water's Journey Conservation International
One Breath - A Monterey Bay Experience Talbot Films Inc.

Best Short Program
Amazing Grace Makhulu Productions
Fish Tale: My Secret Life as Plankton Parafilms and Tierney Thys, Noe Sardet, Sharif Mirshak, Christian Sardet and Anna Fitch
Snows of the Nile Day's Edge Productions

Best Short Shorts
The Elephant in the Room Filmontage Productions & Wildize Foundation
Path of the Pronghorn Still Life Projects
Snakes in a Cave Day's Edge Productions

Best Theatrical Program (Sponsored by Terra Mater Factual Studios)
Disneynature Chimpanzee Disneynature (Silverback Films)
Druid Peak One Small Thing Productions
Flight of the Butterflies SK Films Inc.
Titans of the Ice Age Giant Screen Films & D3D Cinema

Best Immersive 3D/Large Format (Sponsored by GoPro)
Flight of the Butterflies SK Films Inc.
Kingdom of Plants Atlantic Productions
The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea Giant Screen Films, Yes/No Productions & Liquid Pictures

Best Immersive Fulldome
Lamps of Atlantis Evans & Sutherland and Eugenides Foundation Planetarium
Moons: Worlds Of Mystery Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science, Boston
Supervolcanoes Spitz Creative Media, Mirage3D & Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc, in associations with Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Marian Zunz Newcomer (Sponsored by Center for Environmental Filmmaking)
Africa: Sahara Matthew Wright
Amazing Grace Rowan Pybus
River of No Return A production by Hobbit Hill Films LLC & THIRTEEN Productions LLC for the PBS NATURE series Isaac Babcock & Bjornen Babcock
A Year in the Wild: Snowdonia Jeff Wilson

Best Media Installation
Daily Planet Media Installation The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Andy Merriell & Assocs, Batwin + Robin Productions, David Weiner Design, Electrosonic Inc., SH Acoustics, Smart Monkeys, Inc. & 7th Sense
LOOP NASA Goddard Space Flight Center & Honeywell
National Park 360° ScienceVision Filmproduction
Rapid Inventory Theater The Field Museum

Best Interactive and New Media (Sponsored by BBC Earth/NHU)
The Aatsinki Season Myriapod Productions and Murmur
America the Wild: Kinect Nat Geo TV Grizzly Creek Films, Microsoft Xbox Studios, Relentless Studios and Nat Geo Wild
theBlu WemoLab
WWF Together AKQA

CRAFT CATEGORIES:

Best Sound (Sponsored by Dolby Laboratories)
Disneynature Chimpanzee Disneynature Sound Supervisor: Kate Hopkins; Sound Designer: Tim Owens;
Re-Recording Mixers: Andrew Wilson & Matthew Gough
Hot Tuna Wild Logic LLC, NHK and NDR Sound Design: Dom Camardella
Life in the Desert: Lake Mead National Recreational Area National Park Service & Harpers Ferry Center Sound: David Hurley & Ray Day

Best Cinematography (Sponsored by National Geographic WILD & National Geographic Television)
Africa: Kalahari BBC Natural History Unit, Discovery, BBC Worldwide, France TV & CCTV Cinematography: Africa Series Camera Team
Frozen Planet: Winter BBC Natural History Unit, Discovery Communcations, BBC Worldwide, the Open University, Antena 3, ZDF. Skai, & Discovery Canada Cinematography: Frozen Planet Camera Team
Namibia’s Desert Kingdom Mike Birkhead Associates & Terra Mater Factual Studios Cinematography: Martyn Colbeck Aerial Photography: Richard Matthews

Best Editing (Sponsored by Sony Electronics)
Africa: Kalahari BBC Natural History Unit, Discovery, BBC Worldwide, France TV & CCTV Editors: Matt Meech & James Taggart
Disneynature Chimpanzee Disneynature Editor: Andy Netley
The Green Universe nautilusfilm GmbH, DocLights, GmbH & polyband Medien, GmbH Editor: Carla Braun-Elwert
On a River in Ireland RTÉ Editor: Emer Reynolds

Best Original Musical Score
Hebrides - Islands on the Edge: Summer Maramedia & Otter Films Composers: Donald Shaw & Simon Ashdown
The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea Giant Screen Films, Yes/No Productions & Liquid Pictures Composers: Luke Cresswell & Steve McNicholas
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle: The Journey John Downer Productions Composer: Will Gregory

Best Writing
Australia's First Four Billion Years: Awakening An Essential Media and Entertainment Film Production for NOVA/WGBH in association with Eden. Developed and produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Co-financed by Screen Queensland, Principal Investor Screen Australia. Writer: Richard Smith
Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero: Wallace in the Spice Islands BBC Natural History Unit, Glassbox Productions, BBC Worldwide & Science Channel: Discovery Communications Writer: Bill Bailey
An Original DUCKumentary A production by Coneflower Productions & THIRTEEN Productions LLC for the PBS NATURE series Writer: Janet Hess

Wildlife-film.com congratulates all of the finalsists, especially those of our members that have made the list (in bold above!).

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

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