Festival Year: 2020
Candice Odgers is a producer, editor, sound editor and colorist. But above all, a story teller. Candice Graduated from AFDA (South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance) after receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Motion Picture Medium (Film). Majoring in Editing and sub majoring in Sound Design and Production Design. She has gone on to spend 16 years crafting natural history films with a deep passion for wildlife and the preservation the planets great wilderness’. This is what excites her. Getting outdoors as much as possible is imperative to keep her in balance. Candice spent time honing her craft at Briteside Television, Aquavision Productions and Earth Touch then went on to spend a decade at Wildlife Films with Dereck and Beverly Joubert as Senior Editor and Head of Post Production later going freelance but remaining part of their resource pool. Candice enjoys giving back to the industry she loves being part of. She has presented on numerous panels and contributed to talks on editing as well as navigating the extensive deliverables given out by international broadcasters, presented editing Master classes and written articles for various publications on the craft of editing. She was granted the esteemed honor of being awarded the SAGE acronym. The use of the S.A.G.E. acronym indicates peer recognition of excellence in the field of editing. It is the highest honor that SAGE (The South African Guild of Editors) can bestow on an editor. Candice has been recognized both in South Africa as well as internationally for various awards. Being nominated three times and then receiving the coveted SAFTA award for Best Editing. She was part of the Editing team that won the prestigious Best Editing Award at the Jackson Hole wildlife film festival, as well as the IWFF award for Best Editing. Many films she has worked on have gone on to achieve various awards including a nomination in the Outstanding Nature Programming Category at the 2016 Emmy Awards. Candice has served three times as a judge for the SAFTA’S (South African Film and Television Awards) as well serving as a Final judge. Also serving as a judge in the ROSCAR awards at the Wildlife Conference Wild Talk Africa. Serving twice as a judge for the prestigious Jackson Hole wildlife film festival and serving as a judge for the Jackson Hole Living Oceans World Wildlife day showcase and judging again in this year’s Jackson Wild media awards. Judging with filmmakers from around the world allows her to adapt her skill set tenfold. She has worked on many films and delivered them to some of the finest broadcasters in the world, namely National Geographic, PBS Nature, Terra Mater Factual Studios, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Channel Five, ZDF, CuriosityStream and Canal Plus to name a few.
Festival Year: 2020