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: $325
All film screenings and panel discussions, opening and closing receptions. Over 30 events between October 18-26.
Purchase Pass

Schedule:

Thursday, October 18
Opening Reception: TBA

Friday, October 19 - Thursday, October 25
Film Screenings & Panel Discussions | Cinema Village Theater
12:00-2:00, 3:00-5:00, 6:00-8:00 and 8:30-10:30

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

 

List of Selected Films

** FINAL SELECTION of FILMS TBA in AUGUST **

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

Escape to Costa Rica: The Jungle Story
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 Colhoun, 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 & Vladislav Grishin, Director
LesFilm Producion Company
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

Introducing physioshark | Baby sharks & climate change
Tom Vierus, Producer and Director
World Premiere
Moorea, French Polynesia

GYAMO - Queen of the Mountains
Gautam Pandey & Doel Trivedy, Directors
Riverbank Studios
Country: India

Porpoises at the Edge
Andrew Wegst, Producer & Director | WildAid
World Premiere
Country: China | Languages: Madarin and English

Wild Lives - Sri Lanka
Dr. Mahendra Perera, Producer | Thivanka Perera, Director
World Premiere
Country: Sri Lanka

The Moon and Lake of Stars
Lawrence Luhanga, Producer & Director
World Premiere
Country: Malawi

The Patterns of the Ocean - Protecting Indonesia's Manta Rays
Claudia & Hendrik Schmitt, Producers | The JetLagged
North America Premiere
Country: Germany

In the Footsteps of Giants
Dave Taylor, Producer & Director
World Premiere
Country: Kenya

Looking for Sultan
Gautam Pandey & Doel Trivedy, Directors
Riverbank Studios
Country: India

Africas Vanishing Giants
Andrew Wegst, Producer & Director | WildAid
World Premiere
Country: Kenya

Swimming with Sharks
Andrew Wegst, Producer & Director | WildAid
World Premiere
Country: Bahamas

Boda Boda
David Leonard Kabambo, Producer
Brooke Bierhaus, Director
World Premiere
Country: Tanzania

Ranger and Leopard
Fathollah Amiri and Nima Asgari, Producers & Directors
Wildlife Pictures Institute | Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB)
North America Premiere
Country: Iran

White Wolves Ghosts of the Arctic
Oliver Goetzl, Director | Tom Synnatzschke, Producer
North America Premiere
Country: Germany

The Angel's Secrets
Elodie Turpin, Producer and director
World Premiere
Country: Spain

Working Together for Grizzly Bears
Mike Short, Producer and Director
World Premiere
Country: Canada

Haiti, my love
Adam Brown and Aaron Straight, Producers
World Premiere
Country: Haiti

Catching Giants
Ashley Scott Davison, Producer and Director
World Premiere
Country: USA

Harbinger
Sam Sheline, Producer and Director
New York Premiere
Country: Panama

Conserving Ibera'
Justin & Andreea Lotak, Producers | Conservation Atlas
World Premiere
Country: Argentina

A Cambodian Nature Film: The Kingdom of Nature
Daniel Roper-Jones, Producer | Fauna in Focus
North America Premiere
Country: Cambodia

 

 

 

Speakers for Panel Discussion / Q&A

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brooke Bierhaus
Investigative journalist & photographer
Apollo Beach, USA