Conservation Media

Jackson Wild Film Festival

Formerly the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival & Conservation Summit, the Jackson Wild Summit is an extraordinary convening where collaboration and innovation thrive, ideas are launched, and strategic partnerships are forged. Cross-discipline conversations on the critical issues facing our planet set the stage for strategic partnerships that happen nowhere else, as participants work together to address critical conservation and environmental challenges.

Code Blue was a sponsor and participated of the 2019 Jackson Wild Summit which was focused on ocean issues, you can see videos of the conference panels and information on the upcoming 2020 Wild Summit in Austria on their website.

Sundance Institute

Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance is a global, nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and theater, and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and audiences. Code Blue Foundation prioritizes the communication of critical environmental issues and funds the Institute’s ability to promote independent storytelling to unite, inform and inspire. Funding to the Documentary Film Program allows Sundance to conduct focused outreach and assemble a docket of active projects that align with Code Blue’s mission to illuminate issues around conservation and the ocean. Code Blue supports the Program’s year-round work to identify and cultivate high quality independent storytelling about these globally relevant topics.

Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival and its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America.


The Sant Ocean Hall is the National Museum of Natural History’s largest exhibit, providing visitors with a unique and breathtaking introduction to the majesty of the ocean. The hall’s combination of 674 marine specimens and models, high-definition video, and the newest technology allows visitors to explore the ocean’s past, present, and future. The hall, which opened in 2008, is founded on the museum’s unparalleled collection, which is the largest marine collection in the world with more than 80 million specimens, allowing the Smithsonian to offer the most comprehensive exhibition in the country devoted to a global view of the ocean. The Sant Ocean Hall was created in partnership with NOAA, and private funders such as Code Blue and the Sant Family, to show the ocean as a global system that is essential to all life on Earth. The exhibition refers to ocean in the singular because the ocean is one huge, interconnected body of water that spans several basins.

The Redford Center

Co-founded in 2005 by Robert Redford and his son and board chair, James Redford, The Redford Center harnesses the power of film, video and new media to engage people through inspiring stories that galvanize environmental action. Drawing on the family’s multi-generational expertise in filmmaking and activism, the Redford Center produces, funds and fiscally sponsors impact-driven productions that showcase stories of individuals taking action to protect and restore the planet.

Code Blue supports the Redford Center and also works with them as fiscal sponsors for films we are producing. We are now working on “Deep Rising”  about the risk of deep sea bed mining for rare earth minerals to produce batteries,

Media Impact Funders

Media Impact Funders is a membership organization that advances the work of a broad range of funders committed to effective use and support of media in the public interest. Code Blue uses our membership in MIF to collaborate with partners and learn best practices using storytelling to advance our mission of environmental conservation. In 2020 MIF has focused on the issue of climate change, holding multiple summits for philanthropists on this topic.