Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival is a must-attend event for thought-leaders in biodiversity, film and major conservation organizations.


Our mission is to inform, engage and inspire audiences about the importance of protecting global biodiversity.


We produce interactive events around the finest independent films that promote sustainability 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.

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. We honor the projects and causes that individuals sometimes risk their lives to pursue. Attracting a diverse international audience, we provide a unique setting to interact directly with conservation experts and filmmakers, often via one-on-one conversation.


The WCFF has an education outreach program that delivers content to thousands of secondary and post secondary institutions. Through media and live presentations from filmmakers, environmental scientists and expert wildlife conservationists, the WCFF creates public awareness that facilitates inspiration into action. Some of the institutions include: NYU, John Jay College, University of Miami, Swarthmore College, University of Pennsylvania, the Ross School and the Dalton School.


The WCFF attracts thousands of attendees from the conservation, education, and wildlife film and travel industries. They discuss current issues facing the global biodiversity and the wildlife film industry, negotiate business opportunities, showcase products and services and screen films. People attend from all over the world and have included representatives from NatGeoWild, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Discovery Communications, 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 documentary films
  • Open and private pitching opportunities
  • Networking events
  • Annual Awards Ceremony & Gala
  • Field trips to see wildlife in its natural habitat, up close and personal
  • 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


NYC Festival 2017

Ten days of films screenings, panel discussions, field trips, receptions, parties and a conference. Join us as we celebrate our seven year anniversary.


Cinema Village Theater
22 East 12th Street & University Place
New York, NY 10003

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