The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) is an academic organization. The WCFF MISSION is to inform, engage and inspire audiences about the need for and importance of the protection of global biodiversity.
The WCFF does this through the annual film festival in New York and Beijing, the annual biodiversity conference in New York. WCFF also engages in monthly programs in New York and other cites that include film screenings, business & social networking events, and presentations.
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, film directors & producers, non-governmental enthusiasts, representatives of the public and private sector, scientists, youth, and 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 education outreach program 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.
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 global biodiversity and the wildlife film industry, and to negotiate business opportunities, showcase products, services and screen films. People attend from all over the world and have including representatives from Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Discovery Communications, NATURE, New Tang Dynasty TV, 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 opportunity for the audience to interact with leading figures in the wildlife community and for possible collaboration on national and international programs that make a difference.