Jackson Wild, in collaboration with Day's Edge Productions and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, is proud to announce the distinguished Fellows of the 2019 Jackson Wild Media Lab, which will be held this fall, September 18-27, in the Grand Teton National Park. The selection committee was blown away by the quality and passion of applicants. From over 650 global applicants, 17 fellows were accepted into this rigorous filmmaking fellowship, which covers all expenses associated with registration, travel, food, and lodging during the workshop and the 2019 Jackson Wild Summit (Sept. 21-27, 2019). The full list of these talented fellows can be found here.
Stories connect us to the planet and to each other. As our planet changes, itís critical to bring new voices that bear witness to the world through unique and authentic stories. Core to Jackson Wildís mission, the Media Lab will train and mentor emerging conservation and science storytellers in unique programs that directly engage them with the most influential content creators from around the globe.
The 2019 Fellows - a globally diverse group of 17 young scientists and media creators - will convene for this immersive, cross-disciplinary science film making workshop to learn the science of science communication from industry-leading mentors. They will gain hands-on intensive filmmaking experience using professional grade equipment from RED, Fujinon, Rhino, and others, while expanding their professional networks with peers and industry professionals.
For ten days, Fellows will be consumed with lessons, lectures and hands-on activities from the best in the industry. Throughout the week, they will also work in collaboration with four community research and conservation NGOs to create short films about science, nature and conservation. These mini-docs will premiere at a special event during the Jackson Wild Summit on Tuesday, September 24 at Jackson Lake Lodge. There will be another round of community Wild Fest screenings hosted by the Center of Wonder on September 27 and 28 at the Center for the Arts in Jackson, WY.
Jackson Wild believes in the power of media to inspire wonder for our living planet and action to restore and protect it through high-impact collaborations. Since 1991, Jackson Wild Summits have drawn together international leaders in science, conservation and cross-platform media. Through its initiatives, Jackson Wild catalyzes original voices and amplifies innovative global collaborations between science, conservation, corporate, public policy and storytelling partners who share its urgency of purpose.
HHMI Tangled Bank Studios is a mission-driven production company dedicated to crafting compelling, immersive films about science and scientists.
Days Edge Productions is a full-featured broadcast-ready production company based in the United States specializing in telling stories about science, nature, conservation and adventure. Day’s Edge team of Ph.D.-trained scientists and award-winning filmmakers are passionate about bringing cutting-edge science, inspiring stories and important messages to broad audiences. Day’s Edge projects range from broadcast documentaries, web-series and advocacy films, to classroom films and fundraising campaigns.