JACKSON, Wyo. The prestigious Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival hosts an unparalleled film competition, celebrating the world’s finest examples of media on nature and environment themes. With more than 20 program, content and craft award categories, entries are invited from around the world. Submitted programs may be of any length, may originate in any format (including animation) and produced for theatrical, television broadcast, internet, institutional or public media distribution. All films are eligible for the Grand Teton “Best of Festival” Award. Programs must be completed between June 1, 2009 & May 31, 2011, but need not have been broadcast or publicly exhibited. The deadline for entry is June 1, 2011.
JHWFF anticipates over 500 entries into this year’s competition. Finalists are announced in July. Final Judging is conducted the week before the Festival by a jury of experts. Winners are announced and honored at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Celebration during the Festival in Jackson Hole, October 3-7. Film competition details & entry are available on the Festival website, http://www.jhfestival.org.
The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, founded in 1991, is the premier festival in its genre. JHWFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting appreciation of the natural world through the innovative use of media.
The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is sponsored by more than 20 global organizations. They range from major broadcasting corporations and independent production companies to equipment providers and conservation organizations. The Festival’s Board of Directors includes: Animal Planet, Arete Media, BBC Natural History Unit, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Discovery Channel, Disneynature, Feodor Pitcairn Productions, Fujinon, Fusion Spark Media, National Geographic Television, Natural History New Zealand, Nature/WNET, NHK/Japanese Broadcasting, Off the Fence Productions, ORF/Austrian Television, Panasonic Broadcast, Principal Large Format, Sony Electronics, Terra Mater Factual and The Nature Conservancy.