The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) returned to New York for its 7th year, hosting 10 days of film screenings, panel discussions, field trips receptions and more from October 19th to October 29th. Film screenings took place at the Cinema Village Theater with an opening reception at AYZA Wine & Chocolate bar the evening of October 19. A virtual reality program was held at Infor in the Flatiron district. Field trip to Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge and a guided tour of the American Museum of Natural History were offered to festival attendees.
The 2017 festival screened over 100 films, representing over 35 nations including Australia, Botswana, Costa Rica and more. Screenings range from full-length features chronicling the impact of plastic pollution on marine life, to animated shorts illustrating the dangers faced by elephants. Many of the films were complemented by talkbacks and panel discussions. The festival provides a transformative cultural and educational experience.
Virginia McKenna, founder of the Born Free Foundation, describes the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival as “absolutely unique and hugely important as the power of visual message told on film is fantastic… Those of us who cannot travel abroad and go to these places are indeed brought there by the fantastic films screened at the WCFF.”
Founded in 2010, the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival mission is inform, engage and inspire audiences about the necessity to protect global biodiversity and wildlife conservation through the power of film. The festival returns to New York, NY for its eight year anniversary, October 18-28, 2018. The festival is planning an event in Los Angeles, CA in April 2018 and travels to China, November 20-26 of this year. For inquires regarding sponsorship, advertising and other opportunities contact: firstname.lastname@example.org