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Jackson Wild Summit ’19 reveals Legacy Award, Special Jury nominees

The Jackson Wild Summit, the international natural history media conference formerly known as the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, has named Paul Hawken as its 2019 Legacy Award recipient. Hawken is ...
August 22, 2019

The Jackson Wild Summit, the international natural history media conference formerly known as the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, has named Paul Hawken as its 2019 Legacy Award recipient.

Hawken is the founder of Project Drawdown, an organization that brings together a collective of scholars, scientists, researchers, policy makers and activists to map and measure the full breadth of significant climate solutions that can reverse global warming by reducing and isolating greenhouse gases.

He has authored eight non-fiction books, including five New York Times best sellers: The Next Economy, Growing a Business, The Ecology of Commerce, Blessed Unrest and Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.

Hawken’s keynote conversation will take place Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. MT.

​Elsewhere, the Wyoming-set conference has also named Hostile Planet (pictured) and The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating among its nominees across the Audioscape and Special Jury categories.

Audioscape finalists are recognized for their efforts in sound editing, musical score, production mixing and post-production mixing. The Special Jury nominations, meanwhile, honor programs that “stood out to our preliminary judges as worthy of special recognition for some aspect or strength outside of the standard category criteria.”

The finalists will be competing for more than 30 awards at the wildlife film and media conference taking place from Sept. 21-27 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The selections were culled from a list of more than 1,000 entries, a Jackson Wild record, by over 250 international judges.

See the full list of finalists below:

BEST AUDIOSCAPE

Cuba’s Wild Revolution
A Crossing the Line Film for ORF Universum, PBS Nature, France Télévisions, BBC, SVT, RTÉ, ORF-Enterprise and WNET/Thirteen Productions LLC
Sound Mixer: Paul Finan, Original Music: Badhands

Epic Yellowstone: Life on the Wing
Grizzly Creek Films for Smithsonian Channel
Composer: David Majzlin
Sound Design: Brian Eimer

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Sound Recordists: JT Bullitt, Col Anderson, Lang Elliott, Steve Wilkes, The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and their individual recordists
Sound Design: Luke Dunn Gielmuda Sound Editors: Caleb Townsend, Rachel Wardell
Sound Mixer: Skip Lievsay

Wild Shetland: Scotland’s Viking Frontier
Maramedia
Sound Editors: Kate Hopkins, Owen Shirley, Mitch Dorf
Original Music: Fraser Purdie

SPECIAL JURY

Artifishal
Liars & Thieves

Disneynature Penguins
Disneynature / Silverback Films

Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy
The Film Crew, Inc.

Hostile Planet: Oceans
Plimsoll Productions for National Geographic Channels

Inventing Tomorrow
A Fishbowl Films Production in association with Motto Pictures, 19340 Productions, Shark Island Institute, HHMI | Tangled Bank Studios.

Our Gorongosa
Gorongosa Media and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios

The Most Unknown
Sandbox Films, VICE Media, Wicked Delicate

The River and The Wall
Rio Grande Film

SPECIAL JURY: FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Breathing Room
Daphne Wong

The Fisherman and the Forest
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

The River Gives
Liberty NPO, Untitled Entertainment

The Southern Right Whale
Lyra Films

Traces
Alchimie Productions

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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