Series 5 | 12:00-2:00 pm
Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants
Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest
Sphere of Life
Faraji The Elephant
Panel discussion, Q&A with Rodolfo Juarez and Francesca Cook
Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants | 60 minutes
Everyone loves giraffes, but what do we really know about them? Dr Julian Fennessy starts to reveal their secrets - the most important being that they are disappearing. WATCH TRAILER >
The Last Stand: Vanishing Caribou Rainforest
| 34 minutes
Hidden in the interior of the Pacific Northwest is the largest remaining inland temperate rainforest on earth. This magnificent landscape is home to numerous First Nations communities, thousand year old trees and critical habitat for endangered species like mountain caribou. However, industrial development has pushed this ecosystem to the tipping point. The forthcoming documentary “Last Stand” puts the Caribou Rainforest on the map before it’s too late.
Sphere of Life | 8 minutes
This short film offers an introspective view of the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve in Mexico, a region that has witnessed transcendental and dramatic changes in its territorial dimension. WATCH TRAILER >
Faraji The Elephant | 3 minutes
A stop motion short film intending to raise awareness of the under-rated issues surrounding the war on ivory and animal abuse in the tourism industry.
Condenado | 5 minutes
A short animated film that explores the dangers of deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon.
Series 6 | 2:30-4:30 pm
Saving Sirga: Journey Into the Heart of a Lion
The Healing Lizard
The Macaw Project
Panel discussion, Q&A with Fernanda Prudencio, Carla Fraser
Saving Sirga: Journey Into the Heart of a Lion | 52 minutes
"Saving Sirga" is the story of an extraordinary journey shared by Val Gruener and a lioness called Sirga. Sirga has won the right to a hunting ground of her own, and a free life. But like the futures of all the lions of Africa, hers too will ultimately depend on the goodwill of humans. WATCH TRAILER >
Grey Future | 6 minutes
Our next dinosaurs? Only if we do nothing.
So do something...
The Healing Lizard | 12 minutes
In the heart of South America lies a land of contrasts and ancient traditions – Bolivia. High up in its mountains, lives a tiny lizard. A whole culture is about to be revealed through this incredible reptile. WATCH TRAILER >
The Macaw Project | 27 minutes
Producer: George Olah
Country: Hungary | World premiere
In the Peruvian Amazon, biologists, veterinarians, and geneticists work tirelessly to study the enigmatic macaws in their natural habitat. This scientific documentary presents a sustainable and internationally applicable model for biodiversity conservation, incorporating scientific research and eco-tourism with strong involvement of the local communities. WATCH TRAILER >
Series 7 | 5:00-7:00 pm
Wolverine: Ghost of the Northern Forest
Temple of the Ghost Owl
Forgotten but not Gone: The Pacific Fisher
Life of the Sengi
Panel discussion with Carlos Andres Toro,
Tiffany Deater and other guests
Wolverine: Ghost of the Northern Forest | 52 minutes
Wolverine: Ghost of the Northern Forest tells the story of Canadian wildlife filmmaker Andrew Manske’s relentless, five-year quest to film one of the most legendary and elusive creatures on the planet, the wolverine. WATCH TRAILER >
Temple of the Ghost Owl | 22 minutes
Producer: Justin Myhre
Country: USA | World Premiere
A story of survival and political corruption that entangles one of the most elusive, sought-after birds in America. WATCH TRAILER >
Forgotten but not Gone: The Pacific Fisher | 8 minutes
Facing new threats—including toxins from illegal marijuana grows—the fate of this little-known mammal hangs in the balance.
Life of the Sengi | 9 minutes
Life of the Sengi pieces together images of the savanna community in Namibia, highlighting on the everyday existence of the Sengi (elephant shrews). WATCH TRAILER >
The Edge | 5 minutes
Carlos Toro and Joe Romeiro, Producers
New York Premiere
Sharks have fascinated many since childhood. Scuba diving is a tool to experience sharks first hand. Sharks are beautiful and awe inspiring creatures that are a critical element of our oceans eco-system.
Series 8 | 8:00-10:00 pm
Elephants in the Coffee
Chronicles of a Wildlifer
Panel discussion, Q&A with Dr. Thomas Grant, D.K. Bhaskar and Amit Goswamy
Elephants in the Coffee | 60 minutes
Must India build a cage around the entire public forest to separate farmer and elephant? Or can coffee farmers and elephants learn to co-exist? India struggles to find an answer. WATCH TRAILER >
Chronicles of a Wildlifer | 28 minutes
This film is a story from the perspective of a wildlife biologist as he studies and experiences the wildlife up close during field research. WATCH TRAILER >
Daroji | 15 minutes
Bindu, a female Indian Sloth Bear, tells the story of different families, including her own, and shares a friendly note with her audience, suggesting that man and animal can co-exist in harmony.