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Nature Wins Grand Teton Award at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

By Michelle Michalos
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
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Nature has been awarded a Grand Teton Award for Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey, presented at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Festival at Grand Teton Park on Thursday, October 6, 2011.  This is Nature’s first time receiving the Festival’s top prize, considered one of the wildlife industry’s highest honors.

In total, Nature received six of 22 awards at the Festival. Two of the winning films will premiere this fall on THIRTEEN, including the season opener Radioactive Wolves and My Life as a Turkey.

Launched in 1991, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Festival‘s biennial conference is an unmatched international industry event drawing over 650 international leaders in science,conservation, broadcasting and media.  Internationally renowned as one of the largest and most prestigious competitions of the nature genre, this year’s competition included 510 films from more than 30 countries.

Nature’s six 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Festival awards include:

Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey (Premiere date: February 20, 2011)
Crossing the Line Films and Nature for WNET New York Public Media.
Produced in association with RTÉ, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, SWR, ZDF, Arte and
ZDF Enterprises.
• Best of Festival “Grand Teton Award”
• Best Hosted or Presenter-Led Program
• Best Conservation Program

Elsa’s Legacy: The Born Free Story
(Premiere date: January 9, 2011)
Brian Leith Productions, BBC and Nature for WNET New York Public Media
• Conservation Hero Award (for Virginia McKenna)

Radioactive Wolves (Premiere date: October 19, 2011)
EPO Film for ORF/Universum, NDR and Nature for WNET New York Public Media
• Best Wildlife Habitat Program

My Life as a Turkey (Premiere date: November 16, 2011)
Passion Pictures, Nature for WNET New York Public Media and BBC
• Best Writing (for Joe Hutto & David Allen)

Watch a preview of what’s coping up on Nature’s 30th season:

  • Helen Egan

    Congratulations! Nature has been a favorite of mine for years and I never miss an episode. I do find the Sunday -Wednesday scheduling confusing, The Nature – Nova (also a favorite) combination’s length on Wednesday is inconsistent and makes programming and recording them difficult, or if viewing them, a long night of TV watching. I preferred haviing Nature and Nova scheduled on separate nights.. Hoeever, I’m delighted that Nature is receiving the prestigious recognition it deserves.

  • Joanne Theodorou

    Congratulations on your well deserved award for “Broken Tail” …. “Nature” is always so interesting and informative, beautifully filmed….a class act … glad to see you receive the accolades you deserve. Especially loved your “Dog” episodes.
    Looking forward to an intelligent, thoughtful, beautiful new season. Thank you for such fine work.