Docs

“The Biggest Little Farm” takes top prize at Jackson Wild ’19

Jackson Wild has released the winners of its 2019 Media Awards, with John Chester’s feature-length documentary The Biggest Little Farm securing Best of Festival. The awards celebrate excellence and innovation in nature, ...
September 26, 2019

Jackson Wild has released the winners of its 2019 Media Awards, with John Chester’s feature-length documentary The Biggest Little Farm securing Best of Festival.

The awards celebrate excellence and innovation in nature, science and conservation storytelling. Winners of the more than 30 awards were unveiled at the gala celebration, held at the Center for the Arts in Jackson, Wyoming Sept. 26.

Chester’s The Biggest Little Farm (pictured), released in 2018, chronicles the filmmaker and his wife, Molly, over eight years as they create a sustainable family farm outside of Los Angeles, California.

This year’s submissions comprised more than 1,000 category entries across 30 countries. Some 150 preliminary judges screened more than 3,500 to select the finalists.

The Jackson Wild Media Awards celebration culminates the seven-day Jackson Wild Summit hosted at Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park from Sept. 21 to 27.

Below is a complete list of winners. For more information on all finalists, visit the Jackson Wild website.

CONTENT CATEGORIES

Animal Behavior

Long Form
Dynasties: Painted Wolves
BBC Studios Natural History Unit, BBC America, Tencent, France Télévisions, CCTV9

Short Form
The Great Pretender
A film by Nardine Groch, Produced as part of the UWE Masters of Wildlife Filmmaking

Ecosystem

Long Form
Our Planet: High Seas
A Silverback Films Production for Netflix

Earth & Sky

Long Form
Space’s Deepest Secrets: Cassini’s Grand Finale
BBC Worldwide and Science Channel

Conservation

Long Form
Kifaru
Vs. Goliath Visual, Ragtag Tribe Films

Short Form
Nigerians fight to protect the world’s most trafficked mammal
Katie Schuler, Mike Olcott, Dan Steinmetz, National Geographic Partners

People & Nature

Long Form
The Biggest Little Farm
NEON and LD Entertainment present a FarmLore Films production in association with Diamond Docs and Impact Partners & Artemis Rising

Short Form
Where Life Begins
Coral & Oak Studios

Changing Planet

Long Form
Our Planet: Frozen Worlds
A Silverback Films Production for Netflix

Short Form
How to Save Our Planet
Silverback Films, Netflix, WWF UK

Science in Nature

Long Form
The Serengeti Rules
Passion Planet/HHMI Tangled Bank Studios

Short Form
The Anomalies: Venom Race
Day’s Edge Productions for BioGraphic

Impact

Long Form
The Serengeti Rules
Passion Planet/HHMI Tangled Bank Studios

Short Form
Blood Island
Lindsey Parietti in association with the University of the West of England

PROGRAM CATEGORIES

Educational/Institutional

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
Elisabeth Tova Bailey

Limited Series – Long

Blue Planet II
BBC Studios Natural History Unit

Limited Series – Short

How to Save Our Planet
Silverback Films, Netflix, WWF UK

Engaging Youth

Great Bear Rainforest
Spirit Bear Entertainment

Host/Presenter-Led

Wild_Life : Resurrection Island
The Front for National Geographic, Host: Bertie Gregory

Micro-Movie

Finding Captain Nemo
Popular Science

Theatrical

Sea of Shadows
Terra Mater Factual Studios in association with Appian Way, Malaika Pictures, The Wild Lens Collective for National Geographic Documentary Films

Student & Emerging

A Voice Above Nature
Annie Moir in association with the University of the West of England

360° Storytelling

Polar Obsession
Black Dot Films VR for National Geographic

CRAFT CATEGORIES

Visualization

Blue Planet II: The Deep
BBC Studios Natural History Unit

Editing

The Biggest Little Farm
NEON and LD Entertainment present a FarmLore Films production in association with Diamond Docs and Impact Partners & Artemis Rising, Editor: Amy Overbeck

Writing

Sex, Lies and Butterflies
A Production of TERRA MATER FACTUAL STUDIOS and CONEFLOWER PRODUCTIONS in co-production with THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET, writer: Janet Hess

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

Special Jury

The River and the Wall
Rio Grande Film

Our Gorongosa
Gorongosa Media and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios

Special Jury: Conservation Hero

Andrea Crosta

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a staff writer at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

Menu

Search