“Particle Fever” rules at Jackson Hole awards

Director Mark Levinson's physics doc feature Particle Fever (pictured) and PBS miniseries Your Inner Fish were the top winners at this year's Jackson Hole Science Media Awards.
September 18, 2014

Director Mark Levinson’s Particle Fever (pictured) won the top prize at the 2014 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards.

The documentary, which is about the group of scientists that used the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to discover the Higgs boson particle, claimed the Grand Helix Award as well as Best Physical Sciences Program and Best Editing honors for editor Walter Murch.

The wins follow the film’s nomination for a Grierson Trust’s 2014 British Documentary Award in the science and natural history category.

Another multiple Jackson Hole winner was Tangled Bank Studios and Windfall Films’ PBS miniseries Your Inner Fish, which won Best Biological/Life Sciences Program, Best Limited Program and Best Writing.

This year’s winners were selected by a panel of more than 140 judges from upwards of 480 entries across 23 awards categories. The awards were handed out during a gala ceremony at Boston’s New England Aquarium last night (September 17). The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival continues through September 19.

Check out the complete list of winners below:

Grand Helix Award
Particle Fever, PF Productions, LLC & Anthos Media, LLC

Special Jury Awards
Hawking, Darlow Smithson for PBS and Channel 4
Orbi, BBC Earth Productions
Untamed Science, Untamed Science
Years of Living Dangerously, Roaring Fork Films

Best Earth Sciences Program
David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D, Colossus Productions

Best Biological/Life Sciences Program
Your Inner Fish: Your Inner Fish, Tangled Bank Studios and Windfall Films for PBS

Best Environmental & Conservation Sciences Program
Battle for the Elephants, Everwild Media for National Geographic Television

Best Medical Science Program
Jabbed: Love, Fear and Vaccines, Genepool Productions

Best Physical Sciences Program
Particle Fever,PF Productions, LLC and Anthos Media, LLC

Best Technological Sciences Program
Zeppelin Terror Attack,Windfall Films, Ltd. for NOVA/WGBH, Channel 4 and National Geographic Channel

Best Human and Social Sciences Program
The Perfect Runner, Clearwater Documentary Inc. for Smithsonian Channel

Best Limited Series
Your Inner Fish, Tangled Bank Studios and Windfall Films for PBS

Best Short Program
Return of the Cicadas, Samuel Orr

Best Short Series Program
Freaks of Nature, Off the Fence Productions

Best Radio and Podcast Media
The STEM Story Project – The Poison Squad: A Chemist’s Quest for Pure Food, Sruthi Pinnamaneni

Best Hosted or Presenter-led Program
Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature – Super-Bodies, Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH

Best Children’s Education Program
Wild Kratts: When Fish Fly!, KrattBrothers Company, Ltd. and 9 Story Entertainment

Best Integrated/Cross-Platform Media
Live from Space, Arrow Media, Channel 4 and National Geographic Channel

Best Student/Emerging Science Filmmaker
Seizing the Unrecorded, Ingrid Pfau, Montana State University, MFA Science and Natural History Filmmaking Program

Best Immersive Cinema (3D/Large Format)
Mysteries of the Unseen World (IMAX),National Geographic Entertainment and Day’s End Pictures

Best Immersive Cinema (Fulldome)
Dark Universe, American Museum of Natural History

Best Online and Interactive Media
Sound Uncovered: An Interactive Book for the iPad, Exploratorium

Best Visualization
Battlefield Cell,A Wide Eyed Entertainment Production for BBC/Discovery Channel

Best Writing
Your Inner Fish: Your Inner Fish, Tangled Bank Studios and Windfall Films for PBS
Writer: David Dugan

Best Editing
Particle Fever, PF Productions, LLC & Anthos Media, LLC
Editor: Walter Murch

Best Audioscape
Disneynature Bears, Disneynature
Sound Designers: Tim Owens and Kate Hopkins
Re-recording Mixers: Andrew Wilson and Matthew Gough

Special Consideration Finalists
Google Glass Explorer Story: WWF’s Sabita Malla, Anomaly and Logan East
Marshland Dreams, Mill Valley Film Group

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.