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Our mission is to inform, engage and inspire audiences about the upmost need and importance of the protection of global biodiversity.
We do this through the annual film festivals in New York, Los Angeles and Monterrey, Mexico. WCFF also hosts in partnership events in Brazil, China, Nigeria and other countries. Our educational outreach programs take place on college and university campuses across the globe. All education outreach events are free for students, staff, faculty and the public to attend.
People that attend and participate in our events are international wildlife conservationists, filmmakers, photographers, scientists and people across the globe that work toward the preservation of global biodiversity.
Putting together an international film festival and biodiversity conference is no small expense, especially in New York. Sponsorship in the form of fiscal & in-kind donations help make the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival possible. Your contribution will help preserve global biodiversity and make the world a better place now and for future generations.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
We can't wait for you to come join us at our film festivals, connect to our channel and become part of our growing community focused on sharing incredible stories about wildlife and conservation. Grab your tickets now to save your spot for one of our upcoming events!
Can't attend? Subscribe to the WCFF channel below and tap into our database of world-renowned independent films all in one place just for you. Are you also an aspiring independent filmmaker? We love hearing your stories and getting to know about your recent projects too! Connect with us to submit your films and join our inspiring circle of filmmakers that makes us who we are.
BECOME A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY
2022 WCFF is a virtual program this year due to a medical emergency.
November 20 - December 20
Festival Pass $14.99
24/7 access over thirty days to over 100 films
There will be live panel discussions with filmmakers and
scientists for the audience to watch and participate.
Thank you for your compassion and
understanding in this very difficult time.
2022 Award Winners
Best Feature Film
Golden Monkeys: braving the impossible
Florian Sax, Manuel Catteau & Patrick Morris, Producers
Best Short Film
A Pangolin's Tale
Best Ocean Feature
Best Ocean Short
Secrets of the Basking Sharks
Swimming Head Productions
Dr. Lawrence Eagling & Dr. Tasha Phillips, Producers & Directors
Best Student Film
Pantanal: A Charred Wetland
Laura Pennafort, Producer & Director
Best Ecosystem Film
Suzan L Satterfield, Producer & Director
Best Africa Feature Film
Mamody, Last Baobab Digger
Cyrille Cornu, Producer & Director
Best Africa Short
Gonarezhou, Return of the Rhino
Joanna Craig & Buck O'Donoghue, Producers & Directors
Best North America Feature
Chris Aikenhead, Director
Michael Chechik, Brian Hamilton, Gabriela Schonbach, Producers
Best North America Short
The Tree with Orange Rings
Kyle Dudgeon & Jake Hewitt, Producers & Directors
Best European Feature
Nature's Magic Moments
Light & Shadow Production
Christian Baumeister, Director
Petra Löttker, Producer
Best European Short
Path of the Bear
Chris Morgan & Alessio Bariviera, Producers
Paolo Sodi, Director
Best Asia Feature
Sri Lanka: Leopard Dynasty
Dr. Mahendra Perera, Producer
Best Asia Short
The Awakening of the Vietnamese Elephant
Alastair Lubbock, Producer
Teresa Carante, Director
Best Australia Feature
Tiger on the Rocks
Bower Bird Films
Pat Fiske, Producer
Cathryn Vasseleu, Director
Best Foreign Feature
Cult of Natural History of Mexico
Miguel Angel Sicilla & Monserrat Armenta, Producers
Best Foreign Short
La Voz del Mar: Hope for Hawksbill Turtles
Wild Earth Allies & Emic Films, Producers
Best Human & Nature
Marshall Corwin & David Casselman, Producers