Since 1991, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival has produced a unique biennial industry conference that draws 650 media professionals, writers, leading scientists and conservationists to Jackson Hole. They converge from around the world to hone skills, explore emerging technologies and market opportunities, network with professional associates and honor notable achievements within the industry. Internationally recognized as the premier event of its genre, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is an unparalleled industry gathering. Its film competition—a nature film equivalent to the Oscars®—honors top films selected from over 800 category entries. This year, the festival will be held from October 3rd-7th in Grand Teton Park, Wyoming.
Panthera is thrilled to share that during this year’s Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz will receive the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award for Conservation and Science - the highest honor recognized by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. In addition, Panthera’s film ‘My Pantanal’ has been selected as one of three finalists in the Film Festival’s Best Children’s Program category. Told through the eyes of a little boy living in the Brazilian Pantanal, Panthera’s film shows what it is like to live and work in a landscape teeming with wildlife, including the jaguar, and shows how cowboys and Panthera's scientists are working together through the Pantanal Jaguar Project to show that ranching and jaguar conservation can coexist in this landscape.
My Pantanal is the first film project fully produced by Panthera, and is part of our conservation media efforts. Panthera aims to create cost effective, relevant, and inspired media that is rooted in conservation for local and wider audiences. My Pantanal is currently being produced in Portuguese so it can target its primary audience, people living in the Pantanal with jaguars.
Learn more about Dr. Rabinowitz’s decades-long career as one of the founding fathers of the wild cat conservation field here.
Learn more about the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.
Learn more about My Pantanal.