NYC Festival 2019

Ten days of films screenings, panel discussions, field trips, receptions, parties and a conference. Join us as we celebrate our eight year anniversary.


Cinema Village Theater
22 East 12th Street & University Place
New York, NY 10003

Individual Tickets
For each film series & panel discussion
$18 in advance or $25 at the door
On Sale August 5

All Access Festival Pass
All two-hour film screenings and panel discussions, opening and closing receptions. Over 30 events between October 17-27.
Current Discount $295
Regular: $395

Festival Schedule

Thursday, October 17
Welcome Reception

Friday, October 18 - Thursday, October 24
Cinema Village Theater
Films screenings, Panel discussion, Q&A
12:00 -2:00 pm
3:00-5:00 pm
6:00-8:00 pm
8:30-10:30 pm
Reception 10:45- ?

Friday, October 25
Location: TBA
Films screenings, Panel discussion, Q&A
Reception to follow

Saturday, October 26
Field Trip - Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Weather Depending

Sunday, October 27
Field Trip - American Museum of Natural History
Bon Voyage reception

Selected Films

(As of 6/05/19)

Legends of Hollongapar
Udayan Borthakur, Director
Country: India | World Premiere

Uncaged: Saving China's Songbirds from the Poachers
Sean Gallagher, Producer & Director
Country: China | World Premiere

Keepers of the Forest
Roxy Rogam Producer & Director
Country: Australia | World Premiere

Birth of a Pride
Dereck and Beverly Joubert
Country: Botswana | World Premiere

Forgotten Forests of Malaysia
Oliver Page, Producer & Director
Country: Malaysia | World Premiere

The Secret Life of Frogs
Vijay Bedi and Ajay Bedi, Producers & Directors
Country: India | World Premiere

Sudan: The Last Male Standing
Zenith Adventure Media
Country: Mexico | World Premiere

Passage of Silt and Shell
James McDonald, Producer & Director
Country: USA | World Premiere

Great Meadow
Yakiv Antypenko
Country: Ukraine | World Premiere

Sides of a Horn
Toby Wiskow, Producer and Director
Country: USA | North America Premiere

Desert Wetlands-Pulse of the Outback
Geoff Spanner, Producer & Director
Country: Australia | World Premiere

Maybe just a Fairytale
Geoff Spanner, Producer & Director
Country: Australia | World Premiere

Welcome to the Sixtinction
Chiara Cant, Director | The Magic Collective
Country: Italy | World Premiere

Simple Flow of Water
Hadi Ghazanfari, Producer
Country: Iran | World Premiere

A Place for Penguins
Tom Parry, Producer and Director
Country: South Africa | North America Premiere

Shark Addicts
Eilish M. Nobes, Producer and Director
Country: USA | World Premiere

Magical Land of Oz- Human Shift
Northern Pictures | Tosca Looby, Director
Karina Holden, Sue Cothier, Caroline Hawkins & Clare Birks, Producers
Country: Australia | World Premiere

Colorado's Moose
Sean Ender, Producer and Director
Country: USA | World Premiere

Land of the Outcast
Catalina Aristizabal, Producer & Director
Country: Colombia | World Premiere

Rodolfo Juarez, Producer & Director  | M31 Medios
Country: Mexico | World Premiere

Owls on the Line
Cesar Puechmarin, Producer & Director | Blue Shroom Studios
Country: Australia | World Premiere

Horse Rich and Dirt Poor
Katy Baldock, Producer & Director
Fin and Fur Films
Country: USA | World Premiere

Stolen Apes
Colin Sytsma, Producer & Director | Wood Grain Media
Country: Thailand | World Premiere

How Mass Die-Offs and Poaching Threaten Rare Asian Antelopes
John Wendle and Jennifer Murphy, Producers & Directors
Country: Senegal | World Premiere

Mointal Ranger
Weina Kong and Lulu Zheng, Producers | Ansiqi Li, Director
Country: Kazakhstan | World Premiere

The Final Breach
Jess Webster, Producer & Director
Country: Canada | USA Premiere

INDICIT - Marine litter impact on sea turtles
Raffaella Piermarini, Producer | Marco Pisapia, Director
Country: Italy | World Premiere

Rooted: The Hollow Heart
Dereck & Beverly Joubert, Executive Producers
Barend van der Watt, Producer & Director
Country: Zimbabwe | East Coast Premiere

Voces De La Selva
Jorge Ramos Luna, Producer & Director
Country: Mexico | World Premiere
Spanish | English Sub-titled

Beyond The Gun
Danielle Da Silva & Jeffrey Garriock, Directors
Photographers Without Borders
Country: South Africa | World Premiere

Love The Oceans
Danielle Da Silva & Jeffrey Garriock, Directors
Photographers Without Borders
Country: Mozambique | World Premiere
Language English & Portuguese

Passions for the Mammoth
Olga Vershinina, Producer
Sergey Yastrzhembskiy, Director
Country: Russia | World Premiere
Language: Russian (English subtitles)

Now Or Never
Matt Senior, Producer & Director
Country: Indonesia | World Premiere

Violet is Blue, A Tale of Gibbons and Gaurdians
Michael Thau and Dan Watt, Producers
Dr. Alex Azmi, Director
Country: USA | World Premiere

Rare Species and Nature Conservation
Burak Dogansoysal, Producer
Country: Turkey | World Premiere

Keeper of the Call
Billy Clapham, Producer
Country: United Kingdom | World Premiere

Uncle Elephant
Jon Bougher, Director | Wild Earth Allies
Country: Cambodia | World Premiere

Realm of the Robber - Christmas Island
Moritz Katz, Producer & Director
Country: Germany | World Premiere

The Queen of Taru
Rani Sridhar, Producer
Aishwarya Sridhar, Director
Country: India | World Premiere

Secrets of the Pangolin
Feng Cheng Lung, Producer & Director
Country: Taiwan | World Premiere

The Bat and the Agave
Director: Jodolfo Jaurez | M31 Medios
Producers: Margarita Flores and Rodolfo Jaurez
Country: Mexico | World Premiere

Saving Son Tra
Ryan Deboodt, Producer & Director
Country: Vietnam | World Premiere

Lost Kings of Bioko
Oliver Goetzl and Ivo Nörenberg, Producers
Country: Equatorial Guinea | East Coast Premiere

Split Oak
Vince Marucci, Producer & Director
Country: USA | World Premiere

The Rhino Cup
Myles Pizzey, Producer & Director
Countries: Mozambique & South Africa
World Premiere

The Last Turtle
Richard Sidey, Producer & Director
Country: Dominica | World Premiere

Following the Polar Bear
Olga Vershinina, Producer & Director
Sergey Yastrzhembskiy, Executive Producer
Country: Russia | North America Premiere
Language: Russian (English subtitles)

Disappearing Souls
Jayaprakash Bojan, Producer & Director
Sarah Tebea Sammel, Producer
Country: Singapore | World Premiere

Fish Act | Fighting Illegal Fishing
Tom Vierus, Proucer & Director
Country: Fiji | World Premiere

Breathing Room
Daphne Wong, Producer & Director
Country: China | East Coast Premiere

Cairngorm Reflections
Mat Larkin, Producer & Director
Country: United Kingdom | World Premiere

The View South: Pumas in Patagonia
Richard Szkiler, Director | Manuela Iglesias, Producer
Country: Argentina | World Premiere

At the Edge of Light
Luc Hardy, Producer
Country: Curacao | World Premiere

Laikipia Wild Dogs
Wildlife Direct, Dr. Paula Kahumbu
Country: Kenya | World Premiere

Amboseli Elephants
Wildlife Direct, Dr. Paula Kahumbu
Country: Kenya | World Premiere

Rhinos in the Freezer
Cintia Garal and Zsolt Marcell Toth, Producers
David Attila Molnar, Director
Country: Hungary | North America Premiere

River of Raptors
Erendira Hernandez, Producer & Director
Rodolfo Juarez & Erick Higuera, Executive Producers
Country: Mexico | World Premiere

African Drivers - Lion Light Story
Dime Cositas Films
Hector Salgado, Producer & Director
Country: Kenya | World Premiere

Saving Shadows
Pacific Rim Productions, Stephanie Campbell
Country: Australia | World Premiere

Walking Thunder
Cyril Christo & Marie Wilkinson, Producer & Director
Country: Tanzania | East Coast Premiere

In Praise of Slow
Philippe Mac Gaw, Pronto Productions
Country: France | North America Premiere

The Wild Andes: Life in the Clouds
Christian Baumeister, Producer & Director
Shadow & Light Productions
Country: Germany

Panel Speakers

Dr. Craig O'Connell
Founder and Executive Director,
OSeas Conservation Foundation, Inc
Host of Discovery Channel's Shark Week

Geoff Spanner, Filmmaker
Atherton, Queensland

James McDonald | Filmmaker
New School
New York, NY

Felix Aboyami | Founder & CEO
Wildlife of Africa Conservation Initiative
Lagos, Nigeria

Eilish M. Nobes | Filmmaker
Fat Panda Productions, LLC
Savannah, GA

Samantha Gargour | Founder
Wild Conversations
Nicosia, Cyprus

Chira Cant | Filmmaker
The Magic Collective
Vicenza, Italy

Sean Ender | Filmmaker
EnderPost, Inc.
Evergreen, CO

Keith Williams | Author, Filmmaker & Executive Director
NorthBay Conservancy
North East, MD

Dr. Nadia Rubio
Marine Biologist
Merida, Yucatan | Mexico

Matt Senior | Filmmaker
National Film and Television School
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Dr. Alex Azmi
Emmy-Award Winner Filmmaker
Los Angeles, CA

Peter Balunek | Filmmaker
Chagrin Falls, OH

Tuy Sereivathana (Vathana)
Cambodia Program Director, Wild Earth Allies

Benjamin Zenith | Filmmaker
Founder & Co-owner Zenith Adventures Media
Mexico City, Mexico

Tobal Cristobal | Filmmaker
Founder & Co-owner Zenith Adventures Media
Mexico City, Mexico

Aishwarya Sridhar
Film Director
Navi Mumbai City, India

Rodolfo Jaurez | Film Producer & Director
Founder, M31 Medios
Mexico City, Mexico

Colin Systma | Film Producer
Wood Grain Media
Milwaukee, WI

Matt Bracken | Anti-Poaching Ranger/Filmmaker
Wild & Free Foundation
Pittsburgh, PA

Myles Pizzey
Film Producer & Director
Lausanne, Switzerland

Hector Salgado, Director & Producer
Dime Cositas Films
Mexico City, Mexico

Cesar L. Leite
Biologist & Wildlife Filmmaker
São Paulo, Brazil

Richard Szkiler, Director
The View South, LTD
England, United Kingdom

Manuela Iglesias, Producer
The View South, LTD
England, United Kingdom

Jayaprakash Bojan, Producer & Director

Sarah-Tabea Sammel
Founder of Social Enterprise for Creative Media, Education & Arts

Eréndira Hernández, Producer & Director
Macholina Films
Mexico City, Mexico

Cyril Christo & Marie Wilkinson
Sante Fe, NM



(As of 5/5/19)