NYC Festival 2018

Ten days of films screenings, panel discussions, field trips, receptions, parties and a conference. Join us as we celebrate our seven year anniversary.


Cinema Village Theater
22 East 12th Street & University Place
New York, NY 10003

Individual tickets for each film series & panel discussion are $18 in advance or $25 at the door. (Tickets will be for sale in July)

All Access Film Festival Pass: $295
All two-hour film screenings and panel discussions, opening and closing receptions. Over 30 events between October 18-26.
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Thursday, October 18
Film Series 1 | 7:90-10:30 PM
Opening Reception | Wildlife Photography Exhibition

The Hundred Year old Whale
El Carpintero Gigante
The Last Wild Tigers

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Friday, October 19

Series 2
The Tigers of Scotland
Desolation Follows
* Panel discussion with Lynn Schlingemann, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and WCFF founder, Christopher J. Gervais

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Series 3
The Moon and Lake of Stars
The Story of a Forest
Panel discussion with Producer/Professor Ilana Lapid and other guests

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Series 4

Series 5

Saturday, October 20

Sunday, October 21

Monday, October 22

Tuesday, October 23

Wednesday, October 24

Thursday, October 25

Friday, October 26
Closing screening, awards ceremony and reception
Rockefeller University | Caspary Auditorium and Abby Lounge
7:00-11:00 pm

Saturday, October 27
Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Informal Reception | 7:00 pm

Sunday, October 28
American Museum of Natural History (Guided Tour)
11:00 am -3:00 pm



Speakers for Panel Discussion / Q&A

Albany Asher
Director & Producer
Lapstone, New South Wales

Dr. Sadye Paez
Project Manager, Genome Project
Rockefeller University
New York, NY

Dr. Jinfeng Zhou
General Secretary
China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF)
Beijing, China

Felix Abayomi
Founder & CEO, Wildlife Africa
Lagos, Nigeria

Jim Costopulos
Founder & CEO, Global Oceans
New York, NY

Libor Spacek and Petra Dolezalova
Film Producers, Escape to Nature
Prague, Czech Republic 

Pengfei Shen
Film Director, NeoMedia, Ltd
Beijing, China

Prince Harris Taga
Founder & CEO, Friends of Maasai Mara
Nairobi, Kenya

Therese A. Engels
Film producer and journalist
Linz, Austria

Kelly Bakos
FauneVoyage Films and Media
Petersburg, Alaska | USA

Majid Mohammad Doost
Wildlife Pictures Institute
Tehran, Iran

Roxana Rogan
Founder, Wild Education
Syndey, NSW | Australia

Matthew Newton
Rummin Productions
Hobart, Tasmania | Australia

Lynn Schlingemann
United National Environment Program (UNEP)
Vienna, Switzerland

Tiffany Lynn Deater
PhD candidate in Environmental Biology
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Syracuse, New York | USA

Thivanka Rukshan Perera
Film director and producer
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

Philippa Wilkinson
Film producer, Founder & Director
Responsible Wildlife Travelers
Melbourne, NSW | Australia

Billy Ward
Film Producer and Director
Las Vegas, NV | USA

Trevor Almeida
Producer & Director
Victoria, NSW | Australia

Michael Aw
Director of Ocean Geographic Society
Author, explorer and conservation photographer

Mallory Lindsay
"The Curious Conservationist"
Wildlife Filmmaker and Photographer
San Diego, CA

Dr. Christina P. Colon
Department of Biology Sciences
Kingsborough College, CUNY
New York, NY

Andrew Wegst
Emmy Award Winning Cinematographer
Senior Video Producer, WildAid
San Francisco, CA

Irina Zhuravleva
Film producer and director
Moscow, Russia

Camilla H. Fox
Founder & Executive Director,
Larkspur, CA

Brooke Bierhaus
Investigative journalist & photographer
Apollo Beach, USA

Justin and Andreea Lotak
Film Producers & photographers
Craiova, Romania

Collin Monda
Film Producer & Director
New York, NY

Hyatt Mamoun
Producer & Director
Marietta, GA

Ilana Lapid
Associate Professor & Film Producer
New Mexico State University
La Cruces, NM

Ashley Scott Davison
Director & Producer, Iniosante Films
New Braunfels, TX

Catherine Land
Austin, TX

Caitlin Starowicz
Grand Passage Media Inc.
New York, NY

Dave Taylor

Cool Brick Studios
Aspen, CO

Virginia (Gina) Kelly, Esq.
Climb for Conservation,
Founder & Executive Director
Norfolk, VA