Wildlife Conservation Film Festivals (WCFF) produce signature key events across the United States that screen some of the finest wildlife, conservation and natural history films from around the world.
The mission of Wildlife Conservation Film Festivals is to inform, engage, and empower audiences about the protection of species and habitat, which is critical to the survival of humanity. Reduced biodiversity compromises the Earthʼs precious resources of food, water, and clean air upon which we rely on. WCFF recognizes that it is essential to support local communities through their cultural identity and economy, which is an integral piece in conserving the health of our planet.
The WCFF are a unique cultural, conservation and educational series of events held in key markets across the United States (New York, Miami, Washington, D.C. and the Hamptons) that bring together innovative minds and leaders from film, media and science. WCFF is more than a film festival, it is also a conference which creates a platform for facilitating inspiration into action. In the future, the WCFF aims to host conferences and film festivals globally.
Who Attends the WCFF:
The WCFF New York Festival attracts over 1,000 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.
The WCFF offers:
- 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 promotes programs and projects that contribute to the protection of biodiversity and sustainability.