The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival (JHWFF), founded in 1991, is a biennial 6-day conference, which gathers more than 650 international leaders in science, broadcasting, conservation, and media. The festival is dedicated to helping filmmakers find their own audiences, providing acquisition, marketing and distribution services. It is supported by Jackson Hole Film Institute, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to empower filmmakers and audiences through film and new media.
The annual event gives opportunities for documentary film producers from all over the world to meet their peers and engage in seminars, interactive discussions and forums, all dedicated to the world of natural history filmmaking. JHWFF has offered filmmakers, broadcasters and other industry related people with a forum to accompany business, remain aware on developing market of technologies and opportunities, test new approaches, reorganize techniques of program production, and increase the role of media in understanding of wild nature and its dwellers.
We applaud JHWFF's mission giving filmmakers and scientists rich opportunities to interact and equally committed principals in multidisciplinary education and community enrichment opportunities year-round. As well as their efforts in raising awareness and empowering action through innovative use of media. Together, nonprofits, film festivals, science enthusiasts, scientists, community organizations, governmental entities, schoolsl and citizens collaborate to encourage science and conservation through media globally.
Imagine Science Films is also looking forward to JHWFF's alternating years as hosts for a new Symposium targeting 300+ technology and non-broadcast media professionals.
"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." Official August Press Release