Monday, August 6, 2012

JHWFF Science Media Awards finalists include To the Arctic 3D, Monsters of the Deep, Tornado Alley 3D, Cell! Cell! Cell!, The Changing Climate Show, Dynamic Earth and SeaWorld's Race for the Beach


The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is delighted to announce the finalists selected for its inaugural Science Media Awards Competition. This year's entries included 280 films entering more than 450 categories to compete for 18 special awards. More than 80 international judges screened an aggregated 1500+ hours in order to determine the finalists. 

The 2012 award winners will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges preceding the three-day JHWFF Symposium 2012, an industry conference hosted at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science September 5-7, and will be announced at a Gala celebration on Thursday, September 6th. 

CONTENT CATEGORIES: 
Earth & Environmental Sciences  
(Including Geology, Paleontology, Energy, Oceanography, Weather, and Climate)
  • Flying Monsters 3D (Atlantic Productions & SKY3D with National Geographic Entertainment)
  • Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey-Tilt (BBC London Factual)
  • Super Spider (ZED with Nova Media for ARTE, Ushuaia TV, National Geographic US, High Fidelity and TV5 Canada)   

Life Sciences 
(Including Biology, Bio-diversity, Ecology, Genetics, and Genetic Engineering) 
  • Antzilla (National Geographic Television)
  • Horizon: Playing God (BBC)   
  • Life Force: Madagascar  (NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.), Natural History New Zealand, Science Channel, Animal Planet and France Télévisions)
  • Primeval New Zealand  (Natural History New Zealand, Television New Zealand and New Zealand on Air)   

Medical Sciences   
(Including Clinical Science, Epidemiology, Pharmacology, and Stem Cell Research 
  • Immortal (December Films & Pemberton Films)
  • NOVA: Separating Twins (Presented by electricsky.com, A WTFN Production for NOVA)   
    Surviving :) the Teenage Brain  (Merit Motion Pictures) 

Physical Sciences 
(Including Astronomy, Cosmology, Physics, Chemistry, and Nanotechnology)   
  • The Fabric of the Cosmos with Brian Greene: What is Space? (A NOVA Production by 32-12 Media, with ARTE France and National Geographic Channel)
  • Wonders of the Universe: Children of the Stars (BBC and Science Channel)
  • Curiosity: Did God Create the Universe? (Darlow Smithson and Discovery Channel) 

Technological Sciences 
(Robotics, Computer & IT, Artificial Intelligence, Mechanical & Systems Engineering) 
  • Concorde: Flying Supersonic (Darlow Smithson and Smithsonian Channel)
  • From Waterwheels to MegaJets (Lion Television/All3Media with Words Make Pictures for National Geographic Channel)
  • NOVA: Making Stuff  (A NOVA Production by Powderhouse Productions for WGBH)
  • Titanic at 100: Mystery Solved  (Lone Wolf Documentary Group)  

Human & Social Sciences 
(Including Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Forensic Science, Social Culture & History) 
  • Bones of Turkana (National Geographic Television)
  • China's Ghost Army (A Natural History New Zealand & Shaanxi TV Production for National Geographic Channels with THIRTEEN and WNET.ORG)
  • The Grammar of Happiness  (Essential Media and Entertainment and Smithsonian Channel)

PROGRAM CATEGORIES:      
Best Series or Limited Series 
  • Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide (Essential Media and Entertainment)
    NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos with Brian Greene (A NOVA Production by 32-12 Media, The Film Posse, Spine Films, and Lone Wolf Documentary Group, with ARTE France and National Geographic Channel)
  • Through the Wormhole? with Morgan Freeman  (The Incubator, Revelations Entertainment and Science Channel)   

Best Short Program
  • CoCoRaHS Presents: The Water Cycle (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network and Noah Besser)
  • Monsters of the Deep  (nWave Pictures Distribution)
  • The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes  (Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Holt Productions)
  • The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans  (Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Holt Productions)

Best Theatrical Program 
  • To The Arctic, 3D  (Warner Bros. Pictures, IMAX Filmed Entertainment and MacGillivray Freeman Films)
  • Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond our Sun  (Charles Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Science, Boston)
  • Wings of Life/Hidden Beauty (Disneynature Productions & Blacklight Films)
 
Best Immersive Cinema - 3D
  • Space Junk, 3D (Melrae Pictures and Red Barn Productions)
  • To The Arctic, 3D (Warner Bros. Pictures, IMAX Filmed Entertainment and MacGillivray Freeman Films)
  • Tornado Alley, 3D (Graphic Films and Giant Screen Films)

Best Immersive Cinema - Fulldome   

  • Cell! Cell! Cell! (NSC Creative and INTECH Science Centre and Planetarium)
  • Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine (Spitz Creative Media, the Advanced Visualization Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (University of Illinois) , NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, Thomas Lucas Productions and Denver Museum of Nature & Science.)
  • Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond our Sun  (Charles Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Science, Boston)

Best Institutional Media Installation   
  • The Changing Climate Show (Science North)
  • Daily Planet Media Installation (Batwin + Robin Productions & North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences--Nature Research Center)
  • LOOP-Science on a Sphere (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Honeywell)
  • Scientists' Stories (Flacafilms & Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose)

Interactive and New Media    

  • Bear 71 (National Film Board of Canada)
  • Color Uncovered (Exploratorium) 
  • The Curiosity Machine (Iridescent) 
  • Race for the Beach at SeaWorld California's Turtle Reef (SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc.)

Best Nonprofessional     

  • Biofilm (Erik Rochner)
  • Growing up with Gadgets (Casey Kanode)
  • Material Marvels: Thermoelectrics WEB (Ainissa Ramirez, Yale University)

Best Hosted or Presenter-Led Program 
  • Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide, Episode 2 (Essential Media and Entertainment; 
  • Host/Presenter: Dr. Richard Smith)
  • Bones of Turkana (National Geographic Television; Host/Presenter: Dr. Richard Leaky)
  • The Fabric of the Cosmos with Brian Greene: What is Space? (A NOVA Production by 32-12 Media, with ARTE France and National Geographic Channel; Host/Presenter: Dr. Brian Greene)
  • Flying Monsters 3D (Atlantic Productions & SKY3D with National Geographic Entertainment; Host/Presenter: Sir David Attenborough)

CRAFT CATEGORIES: 
Best Writing 
  • The Fabric of the Cosmos with Brian Greene: Quantum Leap (A NOVA Production by Spine Films, with ARTE France and National Geographic Channel; Written by: Josh Rosen, Julia Cort and Joseph McMaster. Based on the book, The Fabric of the Cosmos, by Brian Greene)
  • The Fabric of the Cosmos with Brian Greene: What is Space? (A NOVA Production by 32-12 Media, with ARTE France and National Geographic Channel; Written by: Graham Judd, Sabin Streeter and Joseph McMaster. Based on the book, The Fabric of the Cosmos, by Brian Greene)
  • NOVA: Secrets Beneath the Ice; A NOVA Production by NET Television and Lone Wolf Documentary Group for WGBH / Boston; Written by: Steven Reich and Gary Hochman)

Best Editing 

  • Bones of Turkana (National Geographic Television; Edited by: Maggie Noble)
  • NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos with Brian Greene: The Illusion of Time (A NOVA Production by The Film Posse, with ARTE France & National Geographic Channel; Edited by: Steve Audette, Jonathan Sahula and Nathan Hendrie)
  • Immortal (December Films & Pemberton Films; Edited by: Wayne Hyett)

Best Visualization 
  • Curiosity: Can You Live Forever? (Dangerous Productions and Discovery Channel; Cinematography: Duane McClunie; Visual Effects and Animation: Jellyfish Studios - Will Rockall, Tom Brass)
  • Wonders of the Universe: Children of the Stars (BBC and Science Channel; Cinematography: Chris Openshaw and Kevin White; Visual Effects: Burrell Durrant Hifle and Nicola Kinghamr)  
  • Planet You (Terra Mater Factual Studios; Cinematography: Johannes Poetscher and Christoph Groppenberger)
  • The Fabric of the Cosmos with Brian Greene: What is Space? (A NOVA Production by 32-12 Media, with ARTE France and National Geographic Channel; Cinematography: Robert Humphreys and Mike Coles; Visual Effects: Pixeldust Studio - Ricardo Andrade, Richard Hawkins, Nick Jernigan and Jonathan Sahula)