Lisa Samford

A seasoned documentary filmmaker specializing in difficult and remote expedition projects, Lisa has filmed across five continents on diverse topics ranging from violent crime, espionage, extreme weather, historical anthologies and ethnographic/archeological/scientific exploration. As Executive Director of the internationally renowned Jackson Wild (formerly the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival) since 2004, Lisa curates and oversees all programming, including its annual global Summit and film competition and the annual UN World Wildlife Day Film Showcase, as well as JW’s year-round professional development initiatives, global partnerships, media labs and strategic impact collaborations that extend the reach of media beyond the screen.