JACKSON, Wyo( USA): The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival has announced the 2017 finalists for its 15th biennial film competition, an event that is considered to be the “Oscars of nature filmmaking.”
Winners will be revealed at the Grand Teton Awards Gala in Jackson, Wyo. on Thursday, 28 September 2017. The awards are just one part of the six-day industry conference hosted at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park from September 24-29. Those attending include innovative filmmakers, organizations, scientists, journalists and visionaries from across the globe; all engaged in conservation, nature, wildlife and media.
“My biggest takeaway this year, is how many deeply personal stories are being told,” said Lisa Samford, Executive Director of Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. “It speaks to the true power of the genre and importance of telling these stories.”
This year’s submissions in the prestigious competition include nearly 1,000 category entries – a record number – competing for 25 awards.
Finalists were selected by more than 150 international judges who viewed 3,500 hours of media. A distinguished panel of international judges immediately preceding the Festival will select the 2017 award winners. Audioscape finalists and special jury nominations will be announced soon.
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