Flight of the Butterflies wins Best 3D Film Award and presents award to Sir David Attenborough
JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING. September 27, 2013. SK Films is delighted to announce that
Flight of the Butterflies 3D won the Grand Teton Award in the category of Best Immersive
3D/Large Format at last night’s Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival awards ceremony.
This prestigious festival, considered to be the natural history film equivalent to the Oscars®,
honours top films from around the world, with over 540 films entered this year.
SK Films CEO Jonathan Barker states, “We are very pleased to have received this special
recognition from the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. We are extremely proud of this film and
the overwhelmingly positive response from audiences around the world, many of who have been
inspired to help with the conservation of the monarch butterfly and its magnificent migration.
Portions of the film’s proceeds are being used to help fund conservation efforts in Mexico and
almost half a million milkweed seeds have been distributed as part of our educational outreach.”
Because of SK Films’ commitment to conservation efforts, the company sponsored the
Conservation Hero Award. Mr. Barker was honoured that the winner of this year’s award was Sir
David Attenborough for the documentary series Attenborough 60 Years in the Wild: Our Fragile
Planet. “We were particularly pleased that David and this series won the award, he is aweinspiring
to us all. I had the great pleasure of making an IMAX film with him and Chris Parsons
who was the first Head of the BBC Natural History Unit,” remarked Jonathan.
The award for Flight of the Butterflies 3D is in addition to the record-breaking number of awards it
picked up at the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) Achievement Awards earlier this
month. The film is currently playing at IMAX©/Giant Screen theatres across North America,
Europe and Asia.
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About SK Films
SK Films Inc. is a Toronto-based, multi-platform entertainment content provider and a leader in
3D film production and distribution, with an emphasis on the natural world. The company was
founded in 1998 together with the late Robert Kerr, the visionary co-founder of Imax Corporation.
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