The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival & Biodiversity Conference is the premier event of its kind North America. More than 85 documentary films will be screened and many are world premieres.
The event starts off with a weekend retreat to the Catskills for donors, sponsors, visiting film producers and scientists. During the festival beginning on October 19, films representing more than 30 countries and more than 25 international filmmakers will be screened, and numerous scientists and conservationists will be in attendance. The Biodiversity Conference will take place during the day, while film screenings and receptions in the evenings and on weekends.
Reception and Awards Presentation will take place during the week. This culminating event, held at the Torch Club. Spend the evening among fellow conservationists and influential people in Manhattan society. World Premiere screenings of Speechless the Polar Realm, Angels of the Oceans and Bali Close Up, Music, open bar for wine and liquor, passed hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, gift bag great food and stimulating conversation with international film producers and scientists from over 30 countries. 2015 WCFF awards will be presented for Lifetime Achievement and film categories.
All screenings will be held at the Anthology Film Archives on 32nd Avenue (at the corner of 2nd Street) in New York City. You can purchase a film festival pass, which will give you access to all 16 two-hour film screenings and all biodiversity conference sessions, for $275. This ticket does not include entrance to the awards presentation.
The mission of the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) is to inform, engage and inspire audiences the need and importance for the protection of global biodiversity. The WCFF produces signature events around the finest independent films from around the world. It covers topics across the fields of natural history and the conservation of biodiversity. The films connect the dots between saving species from extinction and preserving the Earth’s precious resources of food, water and clean air. The WCFF is the first organization of its kind to present an issue that has widespread public support in a powerful visual forum, showing how wildlife preservation impacts our day-to-day lives.
The WCFF attracts international audiences of all ages and inspires viewers with renewed purpose. They honor the projects and causes that individuals sometimes risk their lives to pursue. The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival is a must-attend event for thought-leaders in biodiversity, film and major conservation organizations. They provide a unique setting to interact directly with conservation experts and filmmakers, often via one-on-one conversation.
WCFF brings together activists, experts filmmakers, non-governmental enthusiasts, representatives of the public and private sector, youth, scholars as well as wide audiences from all walks of life. The WCFF promotes programs and projects that contribute to the protection of biodiversity and sustainability. The WCFF creates public awareness that facilitates inspiration into action so biodiversity will be permanently protected across the globe.
The WCFF has an education outreach program that delivers content to thousands of secondary and post secondary institutions. This is achieved through the platform of media, live presentation from filmmakers, environmental scientists and expert wildlife conservationists.
The WCFF attracts thousands of attendees from the conservation, education, wildlife film and travel industries. They meet to discuss current issues facing the global biodiversity and the wildlife film industry, negotiate business opportunities, showcase products, services and screen films. People attend from all over the world and have included representatives from Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Discovery Communications, NATURE, National Geographic, PBS, Smithsonian Channel as well as wildlife filmmakers, distributors, producers and newcomers to the industry.