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Jackson Hole Science Media Awards Announces 2014 Finalists
From Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
1st August 2014

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is delighted to announce the finalists selected for its second biennial 2014 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards. This year’s saw more than 480 entries competing for 21 special awards. More than 140 international judges screened an aggregated 3000+ hours in order to select the finalist films. Finalists in the peer-judged Craft Categories (Visualization, Editing, Writing and Audioscape) and Special Consideration nominations will be announced August 15 (NB. added below). The 2014 Science Media Award-winners will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges preceding the three-day Science Media Symposium, an industry conference hosted in partnership with WGBH in Boston, September 17-19, and will be announced at a gala Awards Celebration at the New England Aquarium, on September 17th.

JHWFF Science Media Awards 2014

CONTENT CATEGORIES:

Best Earth Sciences Program (Including Geology, Paleontology, Oceanography, and Meteorology)

Your Inner Fish: Your Inner Reptile
Tangled Bank Studios & Windfall Films, for PBS

The Day the Mesozoic Died
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D
Colossus Productions

Best Biological/Life Sciences Program (Including Botany, Zoology Genetics, Neuroscience and Evolution)

Your Inner Fish: Your Inner Fish
Tangled Bank Studios & Windfall Films, for PBS

Unnatural Selection
Sky Vision & Terra Mater Factual Studios, GmbH

Decoding Neanderthals
A NOVA Production by Arrow International Media, Ltd. for WGBH

Best Environmental & Conservation Sciences Program (Interdisciplinary Examination of the Environment and Ecosystems)

Earth a New Wild: Plains
National Geographic Television & Passion Planet for PBS

Battle for the Elephants
Everwild Media for National Geographic Television

Inside the Megastorm
Dragonfly Film & Television Productions, Ltd. for NOVA/WGBH in association with BBC

Killer Whales - Fins of Change
Terra Mater Factual Studios, GmbH, Brian Leith Productions, WNET/Thirteen & NDR Naturfilm Doclights

Best Medical Sciences Program (Including Clinical Science, Epidemiology, Pharmacology, Bioengineering, Stem Cell Research and Public Health)

American Experience: The Poisoner’s Handbook
An Apograph Productions, Inc. film for American Experience. American Experience is a production of WGBH

Jabbed: Love, Fear and Vaccines
Genepool Productions

Kids on Speed? Episode 1
Essential Media and Entertainment

Toxic Bees – Nature’s Mayday
Public Television Service, Taiwan

Best Physical Sciences Program (Including Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy and Nanoscience)

Particle Fever
PF Productions, LLC & Anthos Media, LLC

COSMOS: A Space Time Odyssey - Standing Up in the Milky Way
Fuzzy Doors Productions, Cosmos Studios, Inc. in association with FOX Broadcasting Company & National Geographic Channel

Eyes of Atacama
Terra Mater Factual Studios, GmbH

Best Technological Sciences Program (Including Robotics, Computer & IT, Artificial Intelligence, Mechanical & Systems Engineering)

The Incredible Bionic Man
Darlow Smithson Productions, Ltd. for Smithsonian Channel

Genius of Nature: Sensing
Terra Mater Factual Studios, GmbH, Oxford Scientific Films & BBC Zeppelin

Terror Attack
Windfall Films, Ltd. for NOVA/WGBH, Channel 4 & National Geographic Channel

Rise of the Drones
Pangloss Films, LLC for NOVA/WGBH

Best Human & Social Sciences Program (Including Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Linguistics and History of Science)

The Perfect Runner
Clearwater Documentary Inc. for Smithsonian Channel

The Ultimate Formula: What is the Universe Made of?
NHK

Enigma Man - A Stone Age Mystery
Electric Pictures


Jackson Hole Science Media Awards Trailer from JH Wildlife Film Festival

PROGRAM CATEGORIES:

Best Limited Series

COSMOS: A SpaceT ime Odyssey
Fuzzy Door Productions and Cosmos Studios, Inc. in association with FOX Broadcasting Company & National Geographic Channel

Your Inner Fish
Tangled Bank Studios & Windfall Films, for PBS

Years of Living Dangerously
Roaring Fork Films

Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature
Terra Mater Factual Studios, GmbH, Oxford Scientific Films & Hamster’s Wheel

Best Short Program

Your Inner Fish: We Hear with the Bones that Reptiles Eat With
Tangled Bank Studios & Windfall Films, for PBS

Snows of the Nile
Day’s Edge Productions

Invisible Ocean: Plankton & Plastic
Emily V. Driscol l/BonSci Films

Return of the Cicadas
Samuel Orr/www.MotionKicker.com

Best Short Series Program

Freaks of Nature
Off the Fence Productions

QUEST: The Science of Sustainability
KQED in collaboration with five partner stations

WildFIRE PIRE: Wildfires, Climate Change, & the Ecosystem
Dennis Aig and Daniel Schmidt, Montana State University, Department of Science and Natural History Filmmaking

Best Radio & Podcast Media

The STEM Story Project - The Poison Squad: A Chemist’s Quest for Pure Food
Sruthi Pinnamaneni

Desperate for a Cure: The Search for New Alzheimer’s Treatments
WCAI -
The Cape and Islands' NPR Station

Shared Planet
BBC Natural History Unit

Best Hosted or Presenter-led Program

COSMOS: A SpaceT ime Odyssey - Standing Up in the Milky Way
Fuzzy Doors Productions & Cosmos Studios, Inc. in association with FOX Broadcasting Company & National Geographic Channel

Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature - Super-Bodies
Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH

David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D
Colossus Productions

Best Children’s Education Program

Wild Kratts: When Fish Fly!
KrattBrothers Company, Ltd. & 9 Story Entertainment

Plum Landing
WGBH Educational Foundation & Global Mechanic

Watermelon Magic
Spring Garden Pictures

Survival of the Sexiest, Parts I & II
Animator: Baker & Hill
Developed by National Geographic & Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

Best Integrated/Cross Platform Media

Tales from the Poisoner’s Handbook
American Experience/WGBH Educational Foundation

Live from Space
Arrow Media, Channel 4 & National Geographic Channel

Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution
Developed by National Geographic & Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

Best Student and Emerging Science Filmmaker

Seizing the Unrecorded
Ingrid Pfau
Montana State University, MFA Science and Natural History Filmmaking Program

When the Peacock Sings: A Prequel to the Monsoons
Shaz Syed
University of Salford: Mediacity

Pride
Rosh Patel
Montana State University, MFA Science and Natural History Filmmaking Program

Best Immersive Cinema (3D/Large Format)

Flight of the Butterflies 3D
SK Films

Jerusalem 3D
A Cosmic Picture/Arcane Pictures Film, National Geographic Ventures

Mysteries of the Unseen World (IMAX)
National Geographic Entertainment & Day’s End Pictures

Best Immersive Cinema (Fulldome)

Moons: Worlds of Mystery
Charles Hayden Planetarium & Boston Museum of Science

Bella Gaia: Beautiful Earth
Remedy Arts, LLC & Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Dark Universe
American Museum of Natural History

Supervolcanoes
Spitz Creative Media, Mirage3D & Thomas Lucas Productions in association with Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Best Online and Interactive Media

Sound Uncovered: An Interactive Book for the iPad
Exploratorium

The RNA Lab
NOVA

David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive App
Colossus Productions

CRAFT CATEGORIES RESULTS:

Best Visualization

Battlefield Cell
A Wide Eyed Entertainment Production for BBC/Discovery Channel

COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey -- Standing Up in the Milky Way
Fuzzy Doors Productions, Cosmos Studios, Inc. in association with FOX Broadcasting Company & National Geographic Channel

David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D
Colossus Productions

Your Inner Fish: Your Inner Fish
Tangled Bank Studios & Windfall Films, for PBS

Best Audioscape

COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey -- Standing Up in the Milky Way
Fuzzy Doors Productions, Cosmos Studios, Inc. in association with FOX Broadcasting Company & National Geographic Channel
Sound Editors: Christopher Harvengt & Richard Steele
Sound Mixers: Mark Hensley & Joel Catalan
Production Mixer: Darryl L. Frank, C.A.S
ADR Mixer: Paul Aronoff
Foley Mixer: David Torres

Dark Universe
American Museum of Natural History
Sound Supervisor & Re-Recording Mixer: Peter Hylenski
Music: Robert Miller
Sound Designer, Sound Effects Editor, & Narration Editor: Brian Langman

Disneynature Bears
Disneynature (Silverback Films)
Sound Designers: Kate Hopkins & Tim Owens
Re-recording mixers: Andrew Wilson & Matthew Gough

Jungle Book Bear
Gulo Film Productions & NDR Naturfilm / Doclights; Co-Produced by BBC, ORF, ARTE & National Geographic WILD
Sound Recording: Ivo Nörenberg & Oliver Goetzl
Music: Jörg Magnus Pfeil & Siggi Mueller
Sound Mix: Jonathan Jenkins & Anton Hering

Best Writing

The Great Cathedral Mystery
A NOVA Production by National Geographic Television Production in association with Camera One Productions
Writer: David Murdock

Making Stuff II: Colder
A NOVA Production by Little Bay Pictures, LLC for WGBH/Boston
Writer: Vincent Liota

Your Inner Fish: Your Inner Fish
Tangled Bank Studios & Windfall Films, for PBS
Writer: David Dugan

Best Editing

COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey -- Standing Up in the Milky Way
Fuzzy Doors Productions, Cosmos Studios, Inc. in association with FOX Broadcasting Company & National Geographic Channel
Editors: John Duffy, Michael O'Halloran & Eric Lea

Jabbed: Love, Fear and Vaccines
Genepool Productions
Editor: Mark Atkin A.S.E.

Particle Fever
PF Productions, LLC & Anthos Media, LLC
Editor: Walter Murch

Your Inner Fish: Your Inner Reptile
Tangled Bank Studios & Windfall Films, for PBS
Editor: Garry Crystal
Online Editors: Tamer Osman & Stef Henley
Visual Effects: Jellyfish Pictures

Special Consideration

Google Glass Explorer Story: WWF's Sabita Malla
Anomaly & Logan East

Hawking
Darlow Smithson for PBS & Channel 4

Marshland Dreams
Mill Valley Film Group

Orbi
BBC Earth Productions

Untamed Science
Untamed Science

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


Jackson Hole Science Media Awards Trailer from JH Wildlife Film Festival

About JHWFF: Recognized as the premier event of its genre, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is an unparalleled industry gathering. Hosted biennially in Grand Teton National Park, over 650 international delegates participate in an exceptional slate of leading-edge equipment presentations, seminars and state-of the-art screenings. The Festival’s international board of directors is comprised o f some of the most well respected companies affiliated with conservation and natural history and science filmmaking and broadcasting. Current Board Members include: Animal Planet, BBC Natural History Unit, Discovery Channel, Disneynature, Fujinon, The Goro ngosa Project, Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Tangled Bank Studios, National Geographic Television and National Geographic Channel International/NatGeo WILD, Nature/WNET, National Parks Conservation Association, The Nature Conservancy, ORF/Austrian Broadc asting, Off the Fence Productions, PBS, Sony Electronics, Terra Mater Factual Studios, Vulcan Productions, WGBH/Boston and World Wildlife.

Visit: www.jhfestival.org/science-media-awards.html

JHWFF Media Awards and Science Symposium 2014

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