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The mission of the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) is to inform, engage and inspire audiences. We advance awareness of the need to protect global biodiversity, which is critical to the survival of our planet.


The WCFF wants to create public awareness that will facilitate inspiration into action so biodiversity will be permanently protected across the globe.



The WCFF produces signature events around the finest independent films from around the world. We cover topics across the fields of natural history and the conservation of biodiversity. Our 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. We 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. We provide a unique setting to interact directly with conservation experts and filmmakers, often via one-on-one conversation.



The WCFF is launching an education outreach program that will deliver content to thousands of secondary and post secondary institutions. This will be achieved through the platform of media, live presentation from filmmakers, environmental scientists and expert wildlife conservationists.



The WCFF New York Festival attracts over 4,000 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 include representatives from NATURE, National Geographic, PBS, Smithsonian Channel as well as wildlife filmmakers, distributors, producers and newcomers to the industry.



  •  Inspiring day seminars and workshops
  • Screenings of award winning and world-class wildlife films
  • Open and private pitching opportunities
  • Networking events

The Festival offers ample opportunities for the audience to interact with leading figures in the wildlife community and possibly collaborate on national and international programs that make a difference.

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 Festivals promote programs and projects that contribute to the protection of biodiversity and sustainability.