The Best Things to See at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

Footage of a lion and cub at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film FestivalDid you know that the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival (JHWFF) is one of the most celebrated international events in the world? Held each September, the festival showcases nature films and programs that focus on protecting wildlife. JHWFF also promotes environmental education throughout the year – from film screenings and lectures to school projects. If you’re planning a trip to Wyoming this fall, set some time aside and check it out! Here are some the things you’ll see at the 2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.

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Experience the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

Film Competition

The JHWFF film competition is a nature film equivalent to the Oscars. Here, over 700 filmmakers, writers, and producers join leading scientists and conservationists to exchange ideas, explore new technology, and celebrate filmmaking. Each film is evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges, and awards are given in categories like Best Animal Behavior Program, Best Wildlife Habitat Program, Best Conservation Program, and more. Here are the finalist and winners from 2015.

Can’t make it to the festival this year? No need to worry! Jackson Hole WILD On Tour shares wildlife, nature, and science films with audiences across the globe. Check the event website to see when WILD On Tour will be coming to a museum, university, or theater near you.

Educational Programs

In addition to movie screenings, the JHWFF offers a variety of fun events like sunset happy hours, workshops, presentations, and dinners. These programs explore the connection between human life and the natural world. It’s no secret that our environment faces many threats today, and the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival helps to encourage and inspire change through personal action.

Cat Summit Day

One of the most anticipated events of this year’s festival is Cat Summit Day on September 24. During a series of conservation-focused sessions, researchers will work with media industry delegates to discuss the future of these animals and their habitats. Wild cats are among the most beautiful and graceful animals on the planet, and exploring the species’ issues can help impact their conservation.

Tickets & Admission

The 2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival takes place from September 24 – 29. Single and multi-day passes are available on their website.

Practice Sustainable Tourism at the Bentwood Inn

When it’s time to book your lodging for the festival, look no further than our bed and breakfast. Our lodge is dedicated to sustainable tourism and implements green initiatives to reduce our footprint. We even offer access to a variety of eco-friendly activities, including wildlife safaris, whitewater rafting trips, and gas-free sleigh rides. With comfortable guest rooms and environmentally conscious efforts, you’ll experience a wonderful stay that you can feel good about. We look forward to seeing you in the Wild West!

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