The Amazon Aid Foundation, in association with Americas Business Council Foundation, is very excited to announce that our film Amazon Gold has been nominated for Best Conservation Program at the 2013 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival!
Hundreds of films entered to compete for 23 special awards, and more than 100 international judges screened an aggregated 2500+ hours in order to select the finalist films. AAF is honored to be one of three films selected in this prestigious category, and we hope that this recognition will serve to further our mission of raising awareness of the threats to the Amazon rainforest. We’re very grateful to everyone who worked on the film and contributed to its success, and look forward to further dialogue on this important issue.
The screening will be held on September 25, 2013 in the heart of Grand Teton National Park, and award winners will be announced on September 26th, following deliberations by a distinguished panel of judges. Sarah duPont, the producer of the film and the director of the Amazon Aid Foundation, will be attending the screening, as well as director Ruben Aaronson.
Internationally recognized as the premier event of its genre, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is an unparalleled industry gathering of more than 600 broadcast and media stakeholders, writers, leading scientists and conservationists. The Grand Teton Awards are considered the nature film equivalent of the Oscars, honoring top films selected from over 900 categories.