University of Texas, Austin @ Glen Maloney Room (SSB G1.310)
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The WCFF mission is to inform, engage and inspire wildlife conservation through the power of film. In doing so we host programs at high schools, colleges and universities across the globe. These events are usually two hours long with 90 minutes of film, 30 minutes for panel discussion and Q&A. Programs are free for students, staff, faculty and the public to attend.

Thursday, April 25
The University of Texas, Austin
6:00-8:00 pm

Student Services Building
Glen Maloney Room (SSB G1.310)
100 West Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78712

Asia Environment Conference @ Vassar College
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day

Vassar College is pleased to announce our first Student Research Conferences in Asia and the Environment.

Call for Papers

Asia is home to over 60% of the world population and is facing many profound environmental challenges. Scholars and students inside and outside Asia have done research to understand these environmental problems and their implications to the local communities and for the world.  Environmental dynamics may emerge in the physical environment, but are embedded and mediated by the economic, social, political, and cultural institution, both specific to the region and connected with the larger world. Through interdisciplinary and cross-cultural conversations, we will learn about the holistic nature of environmental problems and stimulate possible solutions both in Asia and beyond.

With the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, specifically Luce Initiative on Asia and the Environment, Vassar College is sponsoring the student research conference, by providing a venue for students to present undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. level research at the intersection of these critical issues.  We are open to studies on environmental related issues across Asia, including but not limit to East, Southeast, and South Asia, in the natural sciences, social science, and humanity.  Works that address transnational, transregional and cross-border concerns are encouraged. In addition to analytic papers, we will also consider artist and curator presentations, reports from involved parties, and discussions of pedagogical strategies for teaching on Asia and the Environment.

One of the conference keynote speakers is Shi Lihong(史立红), a prominent environmentalist, journalist, and filmmaker as one of the keynote speakers (the director of Waking the Green Tiger and Searching for Sacred Mountain, and others).  She will speak in the evening of April 26.  The second keynote speaker is professor Prakash Kashwan, professor of Political Science at University of Connecticut. Professor Kashwan’s research and teaching focus on climate justice, global climate and environmental governance, and the political economy of development.  We are looking forward to a vibrant discussion from the conference participants.

In conjunction with the conference, Vassar also has the privilege to display the wildlife photography by China’s most prominent wildlife photographer and environmental activist-Xi Zhinong (奚志农).  Mr. Xi has won many international awards for his beautiful photography of wildlife, and lifelong commitment for conservation in China.

Attendance Information

The conference will be held on the campus of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, on April 26-27 2019.  Vassar College is easily accessible by train from New York City. Registration is $60 which cover all meal expenses for participants (detail will follow). Participants are also invited to tour Vassar Ecological Preserve and Poughkeepsie Farm Project (a thriving local Community Supported Agriculture community) on Friday, April 26 afternoon.

Lodging is available in the various establishments in the local area. A number of standard and King-bed Rooms have been reserved at a deep discount $89/night rate at DaysInn at a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact the hotel directly and mention Vassar Earthscience and Geography Group to receive the rate before March 26 2019.

Fieldtripto Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve is available for the participants at 2:30pm on April 26.  We will tour the historical ecological preserve and Vassar Farm Project—a highly successful community supported agriculture project.

World Horseshoe Crab Day @ Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm





In celebration of World Horseshoe Crab Day, the WCFF partners with the National Park Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service and the Jamaica Bay Rockaway Parks Conservancy. A morning hike at 09:00 with NPS guides to look for, photograph, film and study horseshoe crabs. Afternoon screening at 2:00 pm of films related to horseshoe crabs and other native wildlife of the refuge, followed by panel discussion with Q&A.

Please meet at the Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center in Broad Channel at
Cross Bay Blvd, New York, NY 11693

The WCFF in partnership with each organization announces a short film (under 5 minutes) competition, open to residents of New York City and the surrounding region.  Up to 25 short films will be screened at the 9th annual WCFF, taking place October 17-27, 2019 at the Cinema Village Theater in the West Village. Each selected filmmaker will have the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion and Q&A with the audience. For more information to enter a short film and qualifications, contact:

Temple University @ Student Center 219M
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The WCFF mission is to inform, engage and inspire wildlife conservation through the power of film. In doing so we host programs at high schools, colleges and universities across the globe. These events are usually two hours long with 90 minutes of film, 30 minutes for panel discussion and Q&A. Programs are free for students, staff, faculty and the public to attend.

Wednesday, September 25
Student Center
Room 219M
1755 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Halifax, Nova Scotia @ Halifax Central Library
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In celebration of World Rivers Day, the WCFF is partnering with the Halifax Central Library and the Ocean Tracking Network.

More information TBA

9th Annual WCFF @ Cinema Village Theater
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm

Join the WCFF for our 9th year anniversary, October 17-27, 2019. Over 100 wildlife documentary films, representing over 40 nations. Many North America and World Premiers. Filmmakers and scientists in attendance from over 30 countries. Most screenings at the Cinema Village Theater, located between Union and Washington Squares in the Village.Ten days of film screenings, panel discussions, receptions, networking, field trips and more.

Tickets range from $18.00  for a screening to $300.00 for an all access festival pass.

Purchase festival pass:

WCFF – China @ Dali Photography Museum
Nov 18 – Nov 28 all-day

WCFF returns to China for a second year in a row to partner with the Dali Art Center and the Dali Photography Museum. The Wildlife Conservation Exhibition is a week long event to include film screenings, panel discussions, receptions, networking and field trips. Documentary films are both in English and Mandarin. Filmmakers and scientists will be attendance from china, United States and other countries.

Also included, a three month 150+ international wildlife photography exhibition. The exhibition will represent photographers from across the globe and have multiple themes including: Oceans, Rain-forest, Deserts, Endangered Species, Wildlife Crime, Polar Regions and more.

To participate, advertise and showcase your brand during the film screenings and three month photograph exhibition, please contact:


Peruvian Amazon Eco Lodge @ Ayaymama Eco Lodge
Dec 5 – Dec 12 all-day







Join the WCFF for a 8 day, 7 night, all inclusive  trip to Ayaymama Eco Lodge in the upper Peruvian Amazon. Our group will stay in Area de Conservacion Regional Comunal Pampa Caño, a private reserve on the Pampa Caño Creek, a tributary of the Amazon River. The reserve is located 72 miles from Iquitos, where our trip begins and ends.

The lodge is adjacent to the Pacaya and Samiria National Reserve. Each day our group will have the opportunity to explore canopy walkways to see dozens of species of birds, sloths, howler monkeys. Explore by boat and on foot to see the Amazon basin to see palm swamps, black water basins, one of the most unique biodiversity regions on the planet. We will see the Amazon rainforest and explore the habitat, wildlife and visit native peoples in their villages. Opportunity to snorkel with pink river dolphins, fishing and camping outside one evening if you desire.

The trip includes all transportation, excursions, accommodation, three meals daily, guiding. Not included is alcoholic beverages and international airfare.

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