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Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2015

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And the JHWFF 2015 Winners are....
From Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
October 2015

October 2, JACKSON, WY. The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, (JHWFF) the premier event of its genre, has announced the 2015 winners for its 13th biennial Festival. Winners were unveiled in Jackson, Wy at the Grand Teton Awards Gala on Thursday, October 1st, 2015. The awards are one part of a five-day industry conference hosted at the Jackson Lake Lodge in the Grand Teton National Park, September 28-October 2, 2015, that attracts the leading filmmakers, organizations, scientists, broadcasters, and visionaries engaged in conservation and wildlife media.

This year’s submissions in the prestigious competition included nearly 1,000 category entries, a record number, competing for 23 special awards. This year’s winners were selected by a distinguished panel of international judges.

Congratulations to the 2015 Winners!

Grand Teton Award Winner (sponsored by BBC Earth & Sony Electronics)

Jago: A Life Underwater
Underdog Films Production in association with James Morgan Films, Fantomline Pictures and Vistaar Productions.


Best Animal Behavior Program (sponsored by Vulcan Productions)

Life Story – First Steps
BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Discovery, France TV and The Open University

Best Wildlife Habitat Program (sponsored by NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Congo- Deep and Dangerous (Ep. 1)
Doclights GmbH/NDR Naturfilm; Blue Planet Film, NDR, ARTE, ORF, WDR and National Geographic WILD

Best Conservation Program (sponsored by HHMI/Tangled bank Studios)

The Messenger
Songbirdsos Productions Inc. and Films À Cinq/ARTE France

Best People & Nature Program (sponsored by The Nature Conservancy)

Natural World: The Bat Man of Mexico
Windfall Films / Directed by Tom Mustill

Best Science and Nature Program (Sponsored by Marco Polo Films)

License to Krill
DOX Productions Ltd, Films á Cinq, Arte France in association with NOVA/WGBH

Conservation Hero (Sponsored by World Wildlife Fund)

E.O. Wilson—Of Ants and Men
Shining Red Productions, Inc. for PBS


Best Educational/Institutional Program (Sponsored by North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences)

Great Transitions: The Origin of Tetrapods
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Best Limited Series—Long Form (Sponsored by Universum/ORF)

Life Story
BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Discovery, France TV and The Open University

Best Limited Series—Short Form (Sponsored by Discovery)

Deep Look
KQED, PBS Digital Studios

Best Children’s Program (Sponsored by Boréales)

Secrets of Bumblebees
A co-production by ORF and Power of Earth Productions in association with ORF- Enterprise, bm:ukk and Kultur NÖ

Best Hosted or Presenter-led Program (Sponsored by National Geographic Studios)

David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D
Colossus Productions, Sky and Atlantic Productions
Host: David Attenborough

Best Short Program (Sponsored by MFA in Science & Natural History Filmmaking, Montana State University)

Return of the Cicadas
Samuel Orr Best

Short Short (Sponsored by Conservation Media Group)

Power of Nature: Elephants
BBC Earth Productions

Best Theatrical Program (Sponsored by Terra Mater Factual Studios)

Racing Extinction
Oceanic Preservation Society, Presented by Okeanos - Foundation for the Sea and the Discovery Channel. In association with Vulcan Productions, Earth Day Texas, JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, Diamond Docs, and Insurgent Media

Best Immersive (Sponsored by Sky-Skan)

Tiny Giants 3D
BBC Earth Productions Marian Zunz - Camerawork by Jonathan Jones/Ember Films

Newcomer (Sponsored by Disneynature)

Return of the River
Elwafilm LLC

Best Interactive Media (Sponsored by BBC Earth)

David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D
App Atlantic Productions


Best Sound (Sponsored by Dolby Laboratories)

Disneynature Monkey Kingdom
Sound Recordist: Andrew Yarme, Sound Editor: Kate Hopkins, AMPS. Tim Owens
Sound Mixers: Andrew Wilson, AMPS. David E. Fluhr, CAS, Johnathan Rush
Produced by
Silverback Films

Best Cinematography (Sponsored by Sony Electronics)

Wild Yellowstone—Frozen Frontier
Brain Farm Digital Cinema for Nat Geo Wild and Terra Mater Factual Studios
Cinematography: John Shier, Dawson Dunning, Curt Morgan. Aerial Cinematography: Nel Boshoff, Richard Burton, Greg Wheeler, Nick Wolcott; Additional Cinematography: Howard Bourne, Jeff Hogan, Theo Jebb

Best Editing (Sponsored by Panasonic)

Wild Yellowstone—Frozen Frontier
Brain Farm Digital Cinema for Nat Geo WILD and Terra Mater Factual Studios
Editor: James Taggart

Best Original Musical Score (Sponsored by PBS)

David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D
Colossus Productions, Sky and Atlantic Productions
Composer: Ilan Eshkeri

Best Writing (Sponsored by Nat Geo WILD)

E.O. Wilson—Of Ants and Men
Shining Red Productions, Inc. for PBS
Writer: Graham Townsley

Special Consideration/Special Jury Awards:

Shark Girl
Kaufmann Productions Pty Ltd. In association with ABC Australia, Screen Australia, Smithsonian Channel & Terra Mater Factual Studios

The Secret Life of Your House
The Garden Productions / Produced by Tony Lee

The Secret Garden: Spring Awakening
Doclights GmbH/NDR Naturfilm, nautilusfilm GMbH, NDR, NDR/ARTE, ORF

Project Impact Award
Sponsored by Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders
Films nominated for the identifiable conservation impact of the projects or initiatives they portray.

2015 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Trailer from JH Wildlife Film Festival

Wildlife-film.com congratulates all of the winners, especially members Tom Mustill, Jonathan Jones/Ember Films, Silverback Films and Tony Lee - Well done all involved!

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More at www.jhfestival.org/2015-film-competition.html

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