Launched in 1991, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival has become an unparalleled international event recognized as premier in its genre. For one week every other fall, some 700 filmmakers, writers and producers join leading scientists and conservationists in the heart of Grand Teton National Park to exchange and challenge ideas, explore new technology and celebrate the world's finest examples of natural history and wildlife filmmaking through the Festival's film competition.
In addition to the fall festival, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival presents environmental education programs in Jackson throughout the year. Collaborating with the school district and local nonprofit groups, the Festival hosts a number of programs featuring community film screenings, educational curriculum, and lectures by distinguished filmmakers.
For the past four years, second grade students throughout the Valley are visiting the Elk Refuge for a variety of art and science projects over the course of the 2010-11 school year, to develop an enduring kinship and awareness of this unique environment through art, literature, film and science.