The mission of the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) is to inform, engage and inspire audiences the need and importance for the protection of global biodiversity.
WHAT WE DO
The WCFF produces signature events around the finest independent films from around the world. We cover topics across the fields of natural history and the conservation of biodiversity. Our films connect the dots between saving species from extinction and preserving the Earth’s precious resources of food, water and clean air. The WCFF is the first organization of its kind to present an issue that has widespread public support in a powerful visual forum, showing how wildlife preservation impacts our day-to-day lives.
The WCFF attracts international audiences of all ages and inspires viewers with renewed purpose. We honor the projects and causes that individuals sometimes risk their lives to pursue. The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival is a must-attend event for thought-leaders in biodiversity, film and major conservation organizations. We provide a unique setting to interact directly with conservation experts and filmmakers, often via one-on-one conversation.
WCFF brings together activists, experts filmmakers, non-governmental enthusiasts, representatives of the public and private sector, youth, scholars as well as wide audiences from all walks of life. The WCFF promotes programs and projects that contribute to the protection of biodiversity and sustainability. The WCFF creates public awareness that facilitates inspiration into action so biodiversity will be permanently protected across the globe.
The WCFF has an education outreach program that delivers content to thousands of secondary and post secondary institutions. This is achieved through the platform of media, live presentation from filmmakers, environmental scientists and expert wildlife conservationists. Some of the institutions include: NYU, John Jay College, University of Miami, Swarthmore College, University of Pennsylvania, the Ross School and the Dalton School.
WHO ATTENDS THE WCFF
The WCFF attracts thousands of attendees from the conservation, education, wildlife film and travel industries. They meet to discuss current issues facing the global biodiversity and the wildlife film industry, negotiate business opportunities, showcase products, services and screen films. People attend from all over the world and have included representatives from NatGeoWild, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Discovery Communications, NATURE, National Geographic, PBS, Smithsonian Channel as well as wildlife filmmakers, distributors, producers and newcomers to the industry.
- Inspiring day seminars and workshops
- Screenings of award winning and world-class wildlife documentary films
- Open and private pitching opportunities
- Networking events
- Annual Awards Ceremony & Gala
- Field trips to see wildlife in its natural habitat, up close and personal
- The Festival offers ample opportunities for the audience to interact with leading figures in the wildlife community and possibly collaborate on national and international programs that make a difference.