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Jackson Wild Announces Winners of 2022 Media Awards and Special Jury
From Jackson Wild
29th September 2022

Jackson Wild has announced the winners of the 2022 Jackson Wild Media Awards and Special Jury. Considered the highest bar of achievement in natural history filmmaking, the Jackson Wild Media Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in nature, science, and conservation storytelling.

Jackson Wild 2022 Winners Announced!

This year’s competition saw over 600 film entries from 26 different countries, competing for 24 content, craft, program and special jury awards, as well as the Grand Teton Award, recognizing the overall best film in competition.

“Personal, innovative, and purpose-driven global stories inspire a deep connection to the species and places that surround us. Equally important, they amplify the urgency of our need to restore and protect our planet while the opportunity still exists,” said Executive Director of Jackson Wild, Lisa Samford.

Winners were announced at the Grand Teton Awards Gala during the Jackson Wild Summit in Burgenland, Austria. For more information, visit www.jacksonwild.org.


2022 Jackson Wild Media Awards Finalist Trailer

2022 Jackson Wild Media Awards Winners:

Jackson Wild 2022 Winners Announced!

Grand Teton Award
Sponsored by Land Burgenland

The Territory
National Geographic Documentary Films, Protozoa Pictures, Passion Pictures, Real Lava, Documist and Associação Jupaú. In association with Time Studios, XTR Doc Society Climate Story Fund

CONTENT CATEGORIES

Animal Behavior Film

Awarded to the film that most effectively examines animal behavior in an innovative and illuminating way.

Long Form – Sponsored by Love Nature

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Titans of the Sea: A Family Affair

Les Films en Vrac, Label Bleu Production, in association with France Télévisions. International distribution: KWANZA

Short Form – Sponsored by National Geographic Content

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

How Sperm Whales Learned to Outsmart their Hunters

Terra Mater Studios GmbH

Ecosystem

Awarded to the film that most effectively explores a habitat and the interconnectivity of its unique ecosystem.

Long Form – Sponsored by Nationalpark Neusiedlersee - Seewinkel

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Path of the Panther

Grizzly Creek Films, Wildpath & Common Pictures

Short Form – Sponsored by ORF Universum

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Eco-Hack!

Speculative Films

Conservation

Awarded to the film that most effectively relates conservation issues and/or solutions and the individuals, groups or projects dedicated to the protection of a species, ecosystem, resource or any other aspect of the natural world.

Long Form – Sponsored by San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

The Territory

National Geographic Documentary Films, Protozoa Pictures, Passion Pictures, Real Lava, Documist and Associação Jupaú. In association with Time Studios, XTR Doc Society Climate Story Fund

Short Form – Sponsored by Global Conservation

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

sym-bee-o-sis

A Day’s Edge Productions and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios production

Changing Planet

Awarded to the film that most effectively illuminates the forces affecting both our planet in the face of catastrophic climate change and biodiversity collapse, including social and environmental issues, equity and justice, public policy, community conservation and sustainability.

Long Form – Sponsored by Marco Polo Film AG

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Into The Ice

Hansen Og Pedersen, Kloos & Co. Nort

Short Form – Sponsored by Land Burgenland

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Adaptation: Coral Reefs of Vanuatu

Terra Carrère, PBS, Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), The Front

Human Planet

Awarded to the film that best encompasses the role of humanity as an interdependent part of nature, and how our relationship with nature is critical to our spiritual, social, cultural and personal identity as well as our health and prosperity.

Long Form – Sponsored by GBH

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

The Green Planet: Human Worlds

BBC Studios production for BBC, PBS, bilibili, ZDF, China Media Group CCTV9, France Télévisions & The Open University

Short Form – Sponsored by EcoAlf

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Kumu Niu

QuickActCasual Productions for The National Association of State Foresters

PROGRAM CATEGORIES

Breakthrough FilmSponsored by PBS

For outstanding achievement in nature related filmmaking in the face of adversity or limitations. Prioritizing films that are non-commissioned and not currently in commercial distribution, judging will be based on ingenuity, imagination, passion, and overall quality of the work. There is no fee for entry but along with the film, entrants must submit an essay (500 words or less) detailing the experiences confronted during the creation of the film including but not limited to: budgetary restraints, traditional, political, or cultural barriers, physical, technological and regional limitations. etc.

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Exposure

PowderKeg Studios and Blumhouse in association with The Redford Center and Fieldhouse Productions

Limited SeriesSponsored by Doclights

Awarded to the limited series that most effectively advances a natural history theme. Individual episodes may be entered into other categories. Entrants submit two episodes that best represent the series.

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

The Green Planet

BBC Studios production for BBC, PBS, bilibili, ZDF, China Media Group CCTV9, France Télévisions & The Open University

Global Voices Sponsored by African Wildlife Foundation

For excellence in wildlife, conservation, science, social or cultural storytelling from less represented geographical and cultural perspectives. Prioritizing productions led by media makers in non-Western regions including but not limited to Asia, Africa, Central and South America, the Middle East, Micronesia and Indigenous communities around the world.

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Planting Coral Forests

Vivid Features Ltd, WildlifeDirect

On-screen Personality Sponsored by National Geographic Society

Awarded to the host, presenter, onscreen investigative journalist or collection of expert onscreen commentators that best engage the viewer while communicating the knowledge, message, mission and spirit of a film related to our natural world. Judging will be based not only on excellence and clarity in communication but also on tenacity, originality and ability to engage with new audiences.

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

My Garden of a Thousand Bees

A production of Passion Planet, The WNET Group, and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios in association with Ammonite Films, featuring Martin Dohrn

Micro-Movie Sponsored by Waterbear

Awarded to the most effective and compelling film under five minutes in runtime that best advances an understanding or appreciation of the natural world.

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Deep Look: Barnacles Go To Unbelievable Lengths To Hook Up

KQED, PBS Digital Studios

FeatureSponsored by ARRI

Awarded to the feature-length film, 75 minutes or longer in runtime, factual or narrative, that best advances an understanding or appreciation of the natural world.

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

All That Breathes

A Kiterabbit Films and Rise Films production in collaboration with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios

StudentSponsored by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios

For outstanding wildlife, environmental or natural science focused film produced by a student currently enrolled or no more than two years out of an academic program.

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Growing Underground

Kate Colley, University of the West of England

CRAFT CATEGORIES

Cinematography

Awarded for the cinematography that most enhances the nature related film of which it is a part.

Long Form – Sponsored by American Society of Cinematographers

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

My Garden of a Thousand Bees Cinematography: Martin Dohrn

A production of Passion Planet, The WNET Group, and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios in association with Ammonite Films

Short Form – Sponsored by American Society of Cinematographers

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Beavers About Town – Cinematography: Yaz Ellis, Jack Mifflin

Yaz Ellis, Jack Mifflin

Editing Sponsored by Swarovski Optik

Awarded for the editing that most enhances the nature related film of which it is a part of.

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

All That Breathes Editor: Charlotte Munch Bengtsen, Co-Editor: Vedant Joshi

A Kiterabbit Films and Rise Films production in collaboration with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios

Original Music ScoreSponsored by Burgenland Tourism

Awarded for the original musical score that most enhances the natural history story of which it is a part.

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Miami Wild Days – Original Music: CLEOD9 Music

Edge Productions for Smithsonian Channel and Terra Mater Factual Studios

WritingSponsored by Smithsonian Channel

Awarded for the writing that most enhances the natural history story of which it is a part through the union of imagery, storyline, dialog and narration.

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

The Elephant and the Termite – Writer: Mark Deeble

A Deeble, Stone & Oliff Production with the WNET Group, Terra Mater Factual Studios in association with NHK

Sound Sponsored by Television Academy Sound Peer Group

Awarded for the writing that most enhances the natural history story of which it is a part through the union of imagery, storyline, dialog and narration.

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Welcome to Earth: The Silent Roar – Sound Recordists: Phil Bax, Sean Millar, Parker Brown, Connor Birch, Ryan Brooks – Sound Editors: Jay Price, Tom Foster – Sound Mixer: Sam Castleton

Protozoa Pictures, Westbrook Studios, and Nutopia for Disney+ and National Geographic

SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITIONS

Legacy Award in Media Sponsored by Terra Mater Studios

Jackson Wild 2022 - Winners

Brian Leith

Legacy Award in Conservation Sponsored by Conservation International

Jackson Wild 2022 - Winners

Dr. Paula Kahumbu

Rising Star Award Sponsored by Off the Fence Productions

Jackson Wild 2022 - Winners

Faith Musembi

Grand Prismatic Sponsored by St. Martins Therme & Lodge

Jackson Wild 2022 - Winners

Juma Xipaia

Impact Campaign Sponsored by Terra Mater Studios

Jackson Wild recognizes innovative approaches to active impact campaigns that extend conservation beyond the screen to inspire measurable on-the-ground change through education, policy change and engagement and outreach.

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Can You Hear Us? Campaign (I Am Greta, Humanity Has Not Yet Failed Us)

Exposure Labs, DocSociety, B-Reels Films and YEA! Impact

Innovation in Green Production Sponsored by ORF Universum

For implementation of sustainable best practices to reduce the environmental impact through the entire lifecycle of a production.

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Surviving Paradise - A Family Tale

Netflix, Wild Space Productions, Natural History Film Unit Botswana and Freeborne Media

Engaging Platforms Sponsored by cWave labs

This recognition honors content that best integrates the interactive potential of digital media and technology that engage awareness and understanding of the natural world, including but not limited to apps, games, social media content, podcasts, extended reality, mobile and web-based experiences.

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Into the Depths

Podcast by National Geographic.

Honorable Mentions

A special honor for entries that were not selected as category finalists, but stood out to our jury for a unique or important aspect outside the standard category criteria.

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Colonies in Conflict

Elephant Corridor Films

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Going Circular

An Off the Fence production for Curiosity Studios, ZDF Studios, Arte

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Hargila

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Odrina the Lynx

Miguel Anton

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Outsiders

Jehan Jeffrie, National Film and Television School

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Pili Ka Mo’o

The Reciprocity Project

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

The Awakening of the Vietnamese Elephant

Animals Asia, Olsen Animal Trust

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

The Marvelous Wild World of the Vegetable Garden

Längengrad Filmproduktion GmbH, Grenouilles Productions, Commissioned by SWR in cooperation with ARTE, Distributor: Albatross World Sales

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

RHINO MAN

Global Conservation Corps, Friendly Human

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Where the Butterflies Go

Fraser Jones

Jackson Wild 2022 - Finalists

Wrought

Joel Penner & Anna Sigrithur, Biofilm Productions 2022, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Arts Council, the National Film Board of Canada, Manitoba Film & Music & Winnipeg Film Group

Congratulations to all of the winners!!

See all the Finalists here: wildlife-film.com/features/Jackson-Wild-Media-Awards-2022-Finalists-Announced.html

About Jackson Wild

For over 30 years, Jackson Wild has been a catalyst for accelerating and elevating impactful storytelling at the nexus of nature, science, and conservation. Through innovative and collaborative community gatherings, skill-building initiatives, and mentorship programs, Jackson Wild creates an inclusive forum for storytellers to more deeply illuminate connections to the natural world and our collective responsibility to the wild.

Jackson Wild’s international board members include: African Wildlife Foundation, ARTE France, BBC Studios, Blue Ant Media / Love Nature, Borealés, Conservation International, Discovery, Doclights, GBH, Gorongosa Restoration Project, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, Humane Society International, International Fund for Animal Welfare, National Geographic Partners, National Geographic Society, Nature/WNET, Netflix, NEWF (Nature, Environment, Wildlife, Filmmaking), Off the Fence Productions, ORF Universum, PBS, Saint Thomas Productions, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, Seeker, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Electronics, The Nature Conservancy, Terra Mater Studios, Wanda Films, and World Wildlife Fund US.

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