The mission of the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) is to inform, engage and inspire audiences about the need to protect global biodiversity which is critical to the survival of our planet. We do so by applying multiple uses of media platforms.
The WCFF wants to create public awareness that will facilitate inspiration into action so biodiversity will be permanently protected across the globe.
WHAT WE DO
The WCFF produce signature events that screen the finest independent films from around the world. We cover topics across the fields of natural history and the conservation of biodiversity. 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. 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 attracts a diverse audience that leaves our screenings inspired with renewed purpose to get involved in the projects and causes that individuals sometimes risk their lives to do so. The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival is a must-attend event for thought-leaders in biodiversity, film and major conservation organizations. We provide experts, filmmakers in a unique setting to interact directly and often via one-on-one conversation with the audience.
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.
WHO ATTENDS THE WCFF
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.