And the winners of the 2023 SkeenaWild Film and Photo Festival are...

After two sold-out events in Terrace and multiple screenings in communities across Northwest B.C. – Kitimat, Smithers, Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii, the festival is now online. 

Screening attendees voted on their favourite films and photos, and subsequently, voting opened up to the general public for a week. Now, voting has closed, the votes have been counted and we can now reveal that the winners of each category are as follows; 

Film Winners

Photo Winners

This year, one photo, in particular,  across all categories, grabbed the panel of independent judges’ attention and was awarded a Special Judges Choice Award for the first time. So we are very pleased to announce that the winner is… 

Into The Void – Kai Jazen


Prizes for the winners are as follows: 


  • Short – $200 + Aquabatics Smithers $100 Gift Card
  • Feature – $200 + Aquabatics Smithers $100 Gift Card
  • Youth  – $200 + Aquabatics Smithers $100 Gift Card


  • Wild Places – $150
  • Wild People – $150
  • Wild Things – $150
  • Youth – $150


  • $250 Unbound Gear & Apparel Voucher (donated by our community, who wished to remain anonymous).

A huge thank you to our sponsors who made this festival possible:

Visit Terrace, Nature’s Pantry, CFNR Network, Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse Ltd., Wendy Hadley PREC – REMAX Coast Mountains, Unbound Gear & Apparel, The Fix Cafe and Cyclery, Wild Bike, Aquabatics Smithers and Terrace Standard. 


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