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October 5, 2021—Congratulations to BBC Earth and SK Films on winning Best Cinematography for Antarctica at this year's Jackson Wild Media Awards! Cinematographers include Alexander Vail, Hugh Miller, John Aitchison, Rolf Steinmann, Mark MacEwen, John Brown, Bertie Gregory, Pete McCowen, Ted Giffords, Dan Beecham, Espen Rekdal, and Justin Hofman.
This year’s Jackson Wild award submissions included over 750 category entries from nearly 30 different countries. Finalists were selected by more than 150 international judges who together screened over 3,000 hours of media. A distinguished panel of final judges from around the globe selected the 2021 Jackson Wild Media Award Winners directly prior to the Summit. Winners were announced during the Jackson Wild Media Awards Ceremony on Sept. 30, 2021. Antarctica is produced by BBC Earth and distributed by SK Films. Click here for more information about Antarctica.
And click here for a full list of the Jackson Wild Media Award winners.
August 4, 2021—Congratulations to all the Jackson Wild Media Awards finalists! Included in this year’s finalists are giant screen productions from GSCA members BBC Studios Natural History Unit and SK Films for Antarctica
, nominated for Ecosystem-Long Form, Original Music Score, Cinematography, and Educational/informational; and Terra Mater Factual Studios and Cosmic Picture for The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness
, nominated for Educational/Informational.
March 5, 2021—Congratulations to Backyard Wilderness
on winning People & Forest: Long Form in the Jackson Wild World Wildlife Day Film Showcase. The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Jackson Wild, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) teamed up to organize an international film showcase focusing on the immense value of our planet’s forests, their extensive ecosystem services and the millions of human livelihoods they sustain. The festival featured over 275 films from all over the world. Backyard Wilderness
is produced by Archipelago Films, Arise Media, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, SK Films and Reconsider. The film is distributed by SK Films. See a list of all the winning films and nominees here
Benedict Cumberbatch to Narrate; Trailer Premiere Nov. 25
November 25, 2020—SK Films and BBC Earth Natural History Unit announce the release of their upcoming documentary, Antarctica
, which will be narrated by Academy Award® nominee actor, Benedict
Cumberbatch. The film is set to open in select giant screen theaters
and museums in 2021. Trailer premieres on November 25.
June 19, 2020—SK Films, Dorsey Pictures, Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation and Archipelago Films announced today that Wings Over Water
, narrated by award-winning actor Michael Keaton, will release in IMAX and giant screen theaters in the spring of 2021.
2019—BBC Studios are excited to
announce that SK Films has been appointed as the theatrical distributor for Antarctica:
Into the Unknown, BBC Earth’s next IMAX®/giant screen
film produced by the world-renowned BBC Studios Natural History Unit. SK Films
will distribute Antarctica in all formats.
January 31, 2019—SK
Films is thrilled to announce that Volcanoes:
The Fires of Creation
won Best 3D Documentary at the highly prestigious Advanced
Imaging Society’s Lumière Awards presentation
last night in Los Angeles. The Lumière Awards recognize
outstanding international achievement in the creation of immersive storytelling
using advanced visual technologies. Volcanoes
is an SK Films release of a Digital Crossing Films
production, in association with the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.
is with profound sadness that we share the news that illustrious
producer, distributor, industry leader, and GSCA board member Jonathan
Barker passed away, surrounded by family and friends, the morning of
July 5 from cancer. Jonathan
was the CEO of SK Films, which he founded 20 years ago with his wife
Wendy MacKeigan and Bob Kerr, co-founder of IMAX Corporation. Under his
leadership, SK established a presence as one of the stalwarts of the
industry, recognized with multiple GSCA awards.
June 18, 2018—Turtle Odyssey, a Definition Films production, will be narrated by Russell Crowe and released by SK Films this summer in select museums, science centers and IMAX® theaters worldwide. Turtle Odyssey tells the heartwarming story of one tiny sea turtle’s big adventure. Based in Australia, Crowe maintains a close association with Australia Zoo in the conservation and protection of sea turtles, creating a perfect synergy between the voice and messaging of this landmark film.