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Jackson Wild Festival unveils finalists for awards

It might wind up being a big year for octopuses at Jackson Wild. Moving from a biennial to an annual competition, the finalists for the Jackson Wild Media Awards include The ...
August 11, 2020

It might wind up being a big year for octopuses at Jackson Wild.

Moving from a biennial to an annual competition, the finalists for the Jackson Wild Media Awards include The Octopus in My House and My Octopus Teacher, both up for multiple awards. Apple original The Elephant Queen (pictured) is also up for multiple awards.

More than 150 international judges selected the finalists from 620 category entries from more than 30 countries, and the winners will be decided upon over the coming weeks.

This year, Jackson Wild is committed to elevating short form entries, and another new addition is the Impact Campaign category, highlighting projects that motivate people, organizations and policy makers to make change.

Nominees in the latter category include Peng Yu Sai from Malaika Vaz and Nitye Sood and Untamed Planet Films; Sea of Shadows from Terra Mater Factual Studios in association with Appian Way, Malaika Pictures, and The Wild Lens Collective for National Geographic Documentary Films; and The Elephant Queen, a Deeble, Stone & Oliff production for Apple Originals.

Winners will be announced during the Jackson Wild Media Awards first virtual ceremony on October 1.

To see the full list of finalists, click here.

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 HMV.com. 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.

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