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The Jackson Hole Film Festival is a biennial 6-day conference, well-known and the most prestigious media event of the year devoted to the nature conservation, which gathers more than 650 international leaders in science, broadcasting, conservation, and media. That festival is dedicated to helping filmmakers find their own audiences, providing acquisition, marketing and distribution services. Also Jackson Hole Film Festival is a very exciting, social and educational event devoted to the Wild Nature, its problems and forecasts. It is supported by Jackson Hole Film Institute, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to empower filmmakers and audiences through film and new media.

It is an annual event that gives an opportunity for documentary film producers from all over the world to combine their peers and engage in seminars, interactive discussions and forums, all dedicated to the world of natural history filmmaking. Since its beginning in 1991, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival organization (JHWFF) has offered filmmakers, broadcasters and other industry related people with a forum to accompany business, remain aware on developing market of technologies and opportunities, test new approaches, reorganize techniques of program production, and increase the role of media in understanding of wild nature and its dwellers.

Provocative forum discussions and lively evening events enrich the Festival and give festival goers the opportunity to interact with filmmakers in a casual setting. Besides its industry and professional directions, JHWFF is equally committed to founding multidisciplinary education and community enrichment opportunities. The organization’s strong, year-round community initiatives integrate photography and digital media with art, literature and nature. Equally committed to a path of education and outreach, the Festival is dedicated to raising awareness and empowering action, through the innovative use of media. Toward this end, the organization fosters innovative collaborations with local nonprofits, community organizations, governmental entities and schools. JHWFF offers special screenings, lectures, and in-school education programs year-round.

In alternating years, JHWFF hosts a Symposium targeting 300+ technology and non-broadcast media professionals.

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