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Special Venue Cinema: Bugs! a Finalist in the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Competition


SK Films and Principal Large Format are very pleased to announce that “Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure” has been selected as a finalist in the Best Film – Special Venue Category of the 2009 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival (JHWFF).

The JHWFF began in 1991 with a dedicated mission to raise awareness and expand the role of the media in the understanding of wild creatures and their habitats.  The 5 day festival allows television and film industry professionals from the around the world to showcase their work and be rewarded for excellence in natural history filmmaking.  The prestigious awards given at the festival are considered the highest honour of the “nature and environment” film genre.

The Best Special Venue category was created for Large Format theaters and 3D screens.  Our nomination in this category reflects the great natural history storytelling and totally awe-inspiring and  unique 3D that was created and used in the production of this film.  Director Mike Slee wanted the movie to show the world from a bug’s eye view.  To do this, Specialist Photographer  Peter Parks created a new way of photographing 3D, which allowed cinematographer Sean Phillips to get incredibly close to the insects (in some cases subjects were magnified 250, 000 times on the screen) and immerse audiences in the world of bugs on giant and special venue screens in 3D and 2D, giving them the feeling of being a part of the insect world rather than scientific observers.

Bugs has now played on over 200 Giant and Special Venue screens worldwide, has won virtually every Giant Screen industry award and continues to excite and educate audiences.  The film is available in 15/70 (3D or 2D), 8/70, Digital (25 min. version or full length).

For more information on Bugs, visit

or contact SK Films at or 416-367-0440

See also:
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