Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

Monday, Sep 23, 2019 at 7:00am

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Schedule of Events:

Social/Networking Event:

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Mountain Yoga - Trappers

Relaxing morning yoga with a beautiful Tetons view! Instructor Kira Brazinski an avid athlete and well-known yoga teacher in the valley. Some yoga mats will be provided.
 
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Oceans Working Breakfast: All Hands on Deck
Explorers Room
Sponsored and hosted by World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, National Geographic Society and International Fund for Animal Welfare. One of the can't miss sessions during the Summit designed to lay the groundwork and frame out collaborations that ensure we maximize our impact. Bring your ideas to the table and moderators will lead a discussion designed to brainstorm strategies that have potential to move the needle on Oceans conservation. Table moderators will facilitate brainstorming followed by a full group discussion of the ideas that emerge. Made possible in part through support from the National Science Foundation.

Exhibitors:

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM: Exhibitor Showcase - Exhibit Floor

Commissioners & Pitching:

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: 30 Minutes with ARTE - Osprey

Spend 30 minutes of “quality time” to learn where specific programming priorities lie so you can fine-tune the project you want them to love. Sage advice from those who sell: know your buyer!

Session:

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Rapid Fire: New Technology, Inspired Solutions - Explorers Room

Sponsored by WGBH.

From climate change to food shortages, pandemics to mass extinction and extreme weather, our news feeds are flooded with disaster meet a handful of innovators working on disruptive breakthroughs that will (hopefully) forestall the impending Apocalypse. Earth Avengers: ASSEMBLE. Made possible in part through support from the National Science Foundation. Session produced and moderated by Rosh Patel, Media Producer at Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.

Speakers: Mary Hagedorn, David Kroodsma, Sheila Hemami, Roshan Patel, Eric Meyer

Screening:

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy | Screening and Q&A - Antelope 2

Film screening, followed by Q&A with Mimi deGruy. Film synopsis: Known as much for his storytelling as stunning cinematography, Mike deGruy filmed the oceans from the shallows to the very deep sea. In 2010 when the BP Oil Spill dumped 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, where Mike grew up, he became an enraged warrior. Tragically, he died in an accident just as he was about to do his most important work so his wife and filmmaking partner returned to the edit room to make a film that both celebrates his career but also inspires others to pick up what he was not able to finish.

Exhibitors:

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM: VR Demos - Exhibit Floor

Commissioners & Pitching:

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: 30 Minutes with Nat Geo WILD - Osprey

Spend 30 minutes of “quality time” to learn where specific programming priorities lie so you can fine-tune the project you want them to love. Sage advice from those who sell: know your buyer!

Speakers: Janet Vissering

Workshop:

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Your Inner Bullseye - Antelope 1

You’re powerful at what you do. You stay up on the latest technology. You master production details with precision, creativity and clarity. Yet, how often do you take a step back to ensure that your time and energy is taking you where you actually want to go as you work toward catalyzing change in the world and manifesting who you want to be? We'll take one hour to clarify and re-ignite the “why and who” in you — allowing the synergy of mission, passion and expertise within to unite and unfold in powerful new ways and discuss simple daily accountability practices that keep you creating and collaborating in profound new ways.

Speakers: Sandy Hessler

Screening:

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM: Lunch and a Movie: Disneynature's Dolphin Reef - Explorers Room

Sponsored by Disneynature. In “Dolphin Reef,” Disneynature dives under the sea to frolic with some of the planet’s most engaging animals: dolphins. Echo is a young bottlenose dolphin who can’t quite decide if it’s time to grow up and take on new responsibilities—or give in to his silly side and just have fun. Dolphin society is tricky, and the coral reef that Echo and his family call home depends on all of its inhabitants to keep it healthy. But with humpback whales, orcas, sea turtles and cuttlefish seemingly begging for his attention, Echo has a tough time resisting all that the ocean has to offer.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Blue Planet II – One Ocean | Screening - Wapiti 2

For more info from behind-the-scenes, go to the Blue Planet II case study, Monday from 3:00 - 4:00. Film Synopsis: In recent years, our knowledge of life beneath the waves has been transformed. Using cutting-edge technology, One Ocean takes us on a journey from the intense heat of the tropics to our planet's frozen poles to reveal new worlds and extraordinary never-before-seen animal behaviours.

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM: Cute Little Killers | Screening and Q&A - Antelope 2

Screening followed by Q&A with EP Susanne Lummer and Director Ruth Berry.

Film synopsis: It was a dreadful case of mistaken identity. European explorers confused them for ravenous cats, rats, wolves and weasels. But they were something completely unknown … a curious band of marsupials with a taste for blood, bone and meat. Scores of different little predators with pouches live all across Australia. The lives of many are at risk. Introducing three of the strangest; the numbat, the northern quoll, the dibbler; and the strangers who want to keep them safe.

Workshop:

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Polish Your Pitch - Grizzly

Come prepared to present! You will get feedback to create a contract-winning pitch. Be ready for that unexpected moment when you find yourself chatting with a commissioner on the bus or in the food line!

Speakers: Janet Vissering, Gavin Boyland

Commissioners & Pitching:

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM: 30 Minutes with PBS International - Osprey

Spend 30 minutes of “quality time” to learn where specific programming priorities lie so you can fine-tune the project you want them to love. PBS International is the worldwide co-production and distribution arm of PBS Distribution, a joint venture of PBS and WGBH. PBSd is widely recognized for its diverse catalog of the best documentary programming developed by PBS, WETA, WGBH (NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE), and WNET, as well as high quality acquisitions and coproductions from independent producers around the world.

Workshop:

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Photography Portfolio Review - Antelope 1

Sponsored by National Geographic.

Bring 15-20 photos to review, pre-loaded on your laptop or tablet. Select five of these photos to discuss as an edited selection that best represents your body of work and get a personal, one-on-one critique from some of the most talented visual storytellers. Sign-up required, and will be open in early September.

Speakers: Ronan Donovan, Charlie Hamilton James, Sandesh Kadur

Screening:

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: STROOP - journey into the rhino horn war | Screening and Q&A - Antelope 2

Screening followed by Q&A with filmmakers Susan Scott and Bonné de Bod. Synopsis: In this roller-coaster ride between continents, two first time filmmakers embed themselves on the front-lines of the rhino genocide where they are witness to the war unfolding.  Carving out six months to film, the women quickly find themselves immersed in a world far larger and more dangerous than they’d imagined, only emerging from their odyssey four years later.  Gaining unprecedented access to the rangers, vets, prosecutors and orphan rehabbers in Africa and with extraordinary undercover footage showing how the horn is processed, packaged and sold in Asia, they capture the panorama of the global trade in rhino horn.

Commissioners & Pitching:

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: 30 Minutes with Off the Fence - Osprey

Spend 30 minutes of “quality time” to learn where specific programming priorities lie so you can fine-tune the project you want them to love. Sage advice from those who sell: know your buyer!

Speakers: Ellen Windemuth, Allison Bean

Workshop:

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Science & Story Roundtables - Explorers Room

Scientists and conservationists at the cutting edge of their respective fields will share the latest and biggest breakthroughs, in 8 minutes or less. Attendees will be seated at roundtables for an intimate discussion, led by some of the leading producers in the industry. After 8 minutes, each scientist will move on to the next table! Made possible in part through support from the National Science Foundation.

Session:

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Case Study: The Blue Planet II Effect — Impact on a global scale - Grizzly

Not only was Blue Planet II a huge ratings success it uniquely converted those audience into genuine positive impact. The series got everyone talking and everyone acting. What was the true global impact? How did blue chip natural history turn into a positive force for change? How can you scale these strategies, for films and organizations large and small?

Speakers: Orla Doherty, Mark Brownlow, Monica Hayes

Commissioners & Pitching:

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM: 30 Minutes with Vulcan Productions - Osprey

Spend 30 minutes of “quality time” to learn where specific programming priorities lie so you can fine-tune the project you want them to love. Sage advice from those who sell: know your buyer!

Speakers: Rocky Collins, Ruth Johnston

Session:

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Impact Media At Its Best - Explorers Room

Simply caring is no longer enough to save the planet. Media today has to inspire personal and political engagement. Where are the engaging media projects that transcend entertainment and inspire active commitments? How can conservationists leverage storytelling to create impact? And what does that actually look like? Made possible in part through support from the National Science Foundation. This session is produced by Doug Bailey, Senior Director of Impact Media at National Geographic Society.

Speakers: Kalee Kreider, Megha Agrawal Sood, Ted Richane, Ellen Nodine

Commissioners & Pitching:

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: 30 minutes with Doclights/NDR Naturfilm - Osprey

Spend 30 minutes of “quality time” to learn where specific programming priorities lie so you can fine-tune the project you want them to love. Sage advice from those who sell: know your buyer!

Speakers: Tom Synnatzschke, Jörn Röver

Social/Networking Event:

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Exhibitor Happy Hour - Exhibit Floor

Sponsored by Sony. Enjoy a drink and some tasty appetizers while you check out the latest gear and tools with the pros who know them the best!

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Vibrant Reefs: Oceans Happy Hour - Trappers

Sponsored by One Reef and Nia Tero. Grab a drink and appetizer while you enjoy stories of and networking with Pacific Islanders protecting globally-significant coral reefs! Across the Pacific, coastal communities and stewards are leading efforts to increase the resilience of their reefs in the face of global threats - and improving the prospects of thousands of people whose cultures and livelihoods depend on them. Join us to experience the value of science in the hands of communities and hear their powerful vision for the future.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Sunset Reception - Terrace

Sponsored by National Geographic and Terra Mater Factual Studios. Networking, with a splash of Teton inspiration. Conservation—and conversation—to match the landscape!

Screening:

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Sea of Shadows | Screening and Q&A - Explorers Room

Jackson Hole Premiere. In Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, a group of brilliant scientists, high-tech activists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents attempt to rescue the most endangered and elusive whale on Earth while battling the vicious Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers whose destructive poaching methods are threatening the region’s marine life. Followed by Q&A with filmmakers.

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