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Award Categories

The International Jury Committee is not bound by the selected category and may present special awards to deserving films.


Best of Festival Grand Award
Awarded to the best overall production chosen by the International Jury which may be given to a film that has already won a different award. (You cannot enter this category.)
Best Underwater Award
Awarded to the best underwater production that is outstanding in content and presentation.

Best Underwater Cinematography
Awarded to the production that reveals previously unfilmed behavior of underwater species or presents new information about their relationships with others.
Best Environmental Conservation Award
Awarded to the best production featuring the theme of environmental conservation, either unveiling a new issue or offering a new approach to an existing one.
Best Animation Award
Awarded to the best 100% animation production with a natural world or conservation theme. It can be for any age group.

Best Asia - Oceania Award
Awarded to the best production entered from Asia - Oceanic countries. (You cannot enter this category.)
Best Animal Behavior Award
Awarded to the production that provides the best insight into animal behavior, throwing new light on some aspect of it, including in an individual species or the way one species interacts with others.
Best Cinematography Award
Awarded to the production with the most outstanding cinematography, regardless of subject.
Best Nature and People Award
Awarded to the best production that portrays the relationship between nature and people, which can be either positive or negative, revealing perhaps a new perspective or world view.
Best Educational Award
The winning production in this category may or may not have been made for broadcast. Awarded to the best production that gives an instructional approach to a particular topic.
Best Children's Award
Awarded to the production most suitable for children aged 12 and under which will ideally stimulate their interest in the natural world and its conservation.
Toyama Ptarmigan Award
Awarded to the production chosen as best of Festival by the JWFF audience poll. (You cannot enter this category.)

JWFF Trophy
JWFF Trophoy