Jackson Hole Film Festival Announces Science Media Awards

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Wed, 03/28/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Science plays a profound role in our daily lives in ways that we can scarcely imagine from the infinitesimal to the infinite. This year to recognize media that best depicts the wonders of science to a broad audience the organizers of the Jackson Hole Film Festival have announced the inaugural Jackson Hole Science Media Awards. Encouraging the development of compelling media that best translate the complexities of science to the public the Awards will provide a forum to connect influential media professionals with leading scientists from around the world  and showcase finalists and award winners at the 2012 Symposium as well as other public and industry events. With 17 award categories for competition as well as Best of Festival and Special Jury awards eligible programs may be of any length may originate in any format (including animation) and be produced for theatrical television broadcast Internet institutional or public media distribution. Submissions must have been completed between June 1 2010 and May 31 2012 but need not have been broadcast or publicly exhibited. The deadline for submission is June 1. All submissions will be uploaded electronically to a secure and protected website to keep the competition as environmentally friendly as possible and ensure the broadest participation of international jurors during the preliminary judging phase. To nominate a preliminary judge contact [email protected]. Content Categories Earth & Environmental Sciences (Including Geology Paleontology Energy Oceanography Weather and Climate) Life Sciences (Including Biology Bio-diversity Ecology Genetics and Genetic Engineering) Medical Sciences (Including Clinical Science Epidemiology Pharmacology and Stem Cell Research) Physical Sciences (Including Astronomy Cosmology Physics Chemistry and Nanotechnology) Human & Social Sciences (Including Psychology Anthropology Sociology Forensic Science Social Culture and History) Technological Sciences (Including Robotics Computer & IT Artificial Intelligence Mechanical and Systems Engineering) Program Categories Incorporation of Science in a Dramatic or Theatrical Program Best Series or Limited Series Best Short Program Best Short Program Best Immersive Cinema (3D Fulldome Large Format) Best Institutional Media Installation Interactive and New Media Best Nonprofessionally Produced Program Craft Categories Best Writing Best Editing Best Visualization (Cinematography & CGI) Best Host or Presenter