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.

Where:

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
Film screenings at Cinema Village Theater, 10/19-25
Virtual Reality Experience, 10/26
Purchase Pass

Schedule:

Opening Reception:
Thursday, October 18

Film Screenings
Friday, October 19-Thursday, October 25
12:00-2:00, 3:00-5:00, 6:00-8:00 and 8:30-10:30

Virtual Reality and Awards Reception
Friday, October 26

Field Trips:
Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28

 

List of Selected Films

(As of 1/25/18)

To Catch a Macaw
Angela Prochilo, Producer & Director
North America Premiere
Language: English & Portuguese
Country: Brazil

Escape to Costa Rica: The Jungle Story (Part of a trilogy)
Libor Spacek and Petra Dolezalova, Producers
World Premiere
Country: Czech Republic

Rivers of Australia: A journey along the Murray
Albany Asher, Producer & Director
World Premiere
Country: Australia

I Am Salmon
Peter Merias, Producer & Director
USA Premiere
Country: Canada

The Elephant Whisperer and Maya Memsaheb
Upma Bhatnagar and Manoj Narain, Producers
North America Premiere
Country: India

Darkhad Valley
Jeff Calhoun, Producer & Director
World Premiere
Language: Mongolian (English subtitled)
County: Mongolia

Drive Them Buffalo
Daniel Glick, Director & Mariah Ore, Producer
Thunderheart Films
Country: USA
World Premiere

The Firefox Guardian
Gunjan Menon, Producer & Director
Country: Nepal | Languages: English and Nepalese
North America Premiere

The Hundred-Year Old Whale
Tony Wosk & Mark Leiren-Young, Producers
Laura Vandervoort, Narrator
Country: Canada
East Coast Premiere

Wild Beijing
Dong Geng & Pengfei Shen, Directors
Zheng Cao & Jin Wang, Producers
Country: China | Language: Chinese (English Subtitled)
North America Premiere

Madagascar - Life on the Edge
Duncan Parker, Director & Producer
Alex Rae, Producer
Country: Madagascar
North America Premiere

Tigers of Scotland
Leanne Gater, Producer and Director | Wild Films Ltd
Country: Scotland
North America Premiere

Rancheros del Jaguar
Sara Matasick, Producer & Director
Country: Mexico | Languages: English & Spanish
North America Premiere

The Blind Man and the Elephant
Julia De Boeck, Producer & Director
Country: South Africa
World Premiere

The Island
Kadir Dabak, Producer & Director
Country: Turkey
World Premiere

Tainted Love
Eleanor Paish, Producer & Director
Country: Indonesia | Languages: English & Bahasa
World Premiere

Penguin Protectors
Jessie Ayles, Producer & Director
Country: South Africa
North America Premiere

Kamchatka Bears. Life Begins
Irina Zhuravleva, Producer & Director
Country: Russia
World Premiere

Vanishing Corals
Stephen Olsson, Producer & Director
Country: USA
World Premiere

The Green Heart of Guyana
Benjamin Driver, Producer & Director
World Premiere
Country: Guyana

Discovering Langkawi
Justin Wong Wee Hin, Director | SCM Asia SDN BHD Producers
World Premiere
Country: Malaysia

Remarkable Rwanda
Akin Esgin and Burak Dogansoysal, Producers
BBA Broadband Films
World Premiere
Country: Rwanda

Guardians of Anja
Robin Hoskyns, Producer & Director
North America Premiere
Country: Madagascar

A Gentle Giant
Mark Pearce, Producer & Director
North America Premiere
Country: Australia

Pride of Lion
Empowers Africa and Wildlands
Sam Suter and James Suter, Producers & Directors
North America Premiere
Country: South Africa

The Last Pangolins
Medienkontor Movie GmbH
Therese Engels, Director
World Premiere
Country: Vietnam

Dehorning a Rhino
Empowers Africa and Wildlands
Sam Suter and James Suter, Producers & Directors
North America Premiere
Country: South Africa

The End Game
Duane Sharman, Producer & Director
East Coast Premiere
Country: Canada

Eyes on the Mara
Elena Cisneros, and Lucas Gonzalez, Producers
World Premiere
Country: Kenya

Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit
Empowers Africa and Wildlands
Sam Suter and James Suter, Producers & Directors
North America Premiere
Country: South Africa

Leo80. The Story of His Life
Ekaterina Fedorova and Anna Korchagina, Producers
World Premiere
Country: Russia

Seeking Sanctuary
Louise Heren and Simon Blakeney, Producers
Nick Jones, Director
World Premiere
Country: Seychelles

Ithemba
Generation Awakening
Stephanie Hill and Christine Mulholland, Directors & Producers
Narrator: Ed Asner
New York Premiere

A Herd of Orphans
Kelly Bakos, Producer and Director
World Premiere
Country: Zambia

El Carpintero Gigante
Leandro Herrainz, Producer and Director
World Premiere
Country: Argentina

Person of the Forest
Emily O'Connell, Producer and Director | Roxy Rogan, Producer
North America Premiere
Country: Indonesia

Grizzly Encounters-The Private Lives of Bears
Annette & Klaus Scheurich, Marco Polo Films
Narrator, Chris Morgan
World Premiere
Country: USA

A Rainforest Reborn
Eilidh Munro, Producer and Director | Crees-Manu.org
Narrator, Colin Montgomery
World Premiere
Country: Peru

Namanu rruni - Albatross Island
Matthew Newton and Catherine Pettman, Producers
Would Premiere
Country: Australia

Last of the Ape
LAGA - Wildlife Law Enforcement
World Premiere
Country: Cameroon

The White-Throated Sparrow
Tiffany Deater, Producer and Director
World Premiere
Country: USA

Kayaktavists
Lynn Schlingemann. Producer and Director
World Premiere
Country: Albania

The Great Pretender
Nardine Groch, Producer and Director
North America Premiere
Country: United Kingdom

The Elephant in the Room
Philippa Wilkinson, Producer and Director
World Premiere
Country: Thailand

The Ancient People of Namibia
Akin Esgin and Burak Dogansoysal, Producers
BBA Broadband Films
World Premiere
Country: Namibia

Rhino Shield
Billy Ward, Producer and Director
New York Premiere
Country: South Africa

Monkey Menance
Javier Douglas, Producer and Director
World Premiere
Country: India | Languages: English and Hindi

Big Pygmies Little Giants
Dr. Audrey Low and Howard Jackson, Producer and Director
World Premiere
Country: Malaysia

Fighting for The Wild
Desislava Kadra, Producer and Director
World Premiere
Country: Peru

The Pangolin: No Time to Rest
Briony Jones, Producer and Director
North America Premiere
Country: Namibia

Speakers for Panel Discussion / Q&A

Albany Asher
Director & Producer
Lapstone, New South Wales | Australia

Tony Wosk
Producer, Middle Child Films
Vancouver, British Columbia | Canada

Felix Abayomi
Founder & CEO, Wildlife Africa
Lagos, Nigeria

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

Mark Leiren-Young
Creative Director, Perpetual Motion Pictures
Victoria, British Columbia | Canada

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

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

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

Ryan Tate
Co-founder and President, VETPAW
New York, NY

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