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Available Wildeye Course Places...

New dates for the Introduction to Wildlife Film-making course have been sheduled for next year... 22-24 April 2016... Why not book early and start your Wildeye journey! £295, book here.

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Brock Initiative


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Our members featured much on Springwatch 2015!

We think that BBC Springwatch was particularly brilliant this year. Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan, Martin Hughes-Games and Iolo Willams were on great form and RSPB Minsmere a perfect location with a fantastic diversity of habitat and wildlife. Spineless Si, the hapless stickleback that came good in the end, was clearly a huge story-line that went down incredibly well, capturing the imagination of the nation! Chris Packham did a fantastic job of jazzing up Springwatch Unsprung too, creating a great mix of wildlife, art, music and comedy.

Many of our members worked on the series, including great features from Jack Perks, Raymond Besant, Andy Jackson, Stephen Le Quesne, Adrian Cale & Dave Culley...

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Wild Pages


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You’ve got to dream it to live it!
By Danielle Ryan, Bluebottle Films
17 June 2015

If you told us a year ago that we would drive more than five thousand kilometers up and down the east coast of Australia and also fly to Tasmania and Western Australia to film documentaries on the ocean, we would have pinched ourselves with disbelief.

What started as a conversation in a pub over beers, turned into a life-fulfilling journey. It was James Sherwood’s childhood dream to film underwater, and he just so happened to share that dream with the right person.

Before he could blink an eye, he was sitting on the marlin board at the back of a manta ray research vessel, twisting his head over his shoulders waiting for researcher, Frazer McGregor, to call out ‘Go’.

And, off James went with a big smile on his face, lunging into the water, and filming his first ever manta ray.

Behind the Scenes: Filming Australia's Marine Parks from Bluebottle Films

See the full feature here...

British Wildlife Photography Awards


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NatureCast Call for New Content

We are looking to add high quality nature video content, 30 mins or longer, to our recently launched NatureCast Chromecast app. NatureCast lets consumers watch high quality nature videos on their big screen TV at home. We are interested in talking with you about using some of your nature footage in exchange for a revenue share and marketing within our Chromecast app.

The videos need to have nature background sound or music and are at minimum ~30 mins long (1080p). They can be a fixed scene or b-roll (i.e. ocean, forest, mountains, flowers, animals, sunsets, etc.). They do not have to tell a story, they are simply bringing the beauty of nature inside.

NatureCast which already has over 10,000 users are able to watch some of the video content in the app for free and others require in-app purchases. In lieu of paying licenses fees for the films, we are sharing the revenue on these in-app purchases. The NatureCast website has a clip on the homepage of the types of nature footage that are currently included.

Please send an email if you would like more information to


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North American Polar Bear Footage Wanted

A Canadian Production Company is producing a 12 part series on Polar Bears.

Please contact the visual researcher if you have either HD or SD footage of the following behavior: NB. North American locations only.

  • Predation/Polar bears hunting other animals
  • True fighting between bears, rather than just playful sparring
  • Denning/babies
  • Mating rituals
  • General behavior

Please contact: Gina Cali -

So You Want to Be a WIldlifre Photographer?


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Micro Drone 3.0: Flight in the Palm of Your Hand

It’s small, smart and streams HD footage to your phone, that’s just the beginning of Micro Drone 3.0

Get Micro Drone 3.0 for $150 for a limited time. Be the among the first to get it: (1) Micro Drone 3.0 with (1) HD Camera Module and (1) Virtual Reality Headset. This includes (1) battery, (1) charger and (1) professional handset remote control and a selection of CAD files to 3D Print custom frames. SAVE 25% or $50 OFF the retail for a limited time. Prices go up, next pricing level is $175.

Micro Drone 3 0 - Check it out on Indiegogo from Extreme Fliers

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Wildlife Film-making: Looking to the Future


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New York WILD Film Festival - Call For Entries Now Open!

We invite filmmakers from around the world to submit your work to the 3rd annual New York WILD Film Festival hosted by the Explorers Club, January 28-30, 2016.

Films eligible for the 2016 competition festival must be documentaries with a focus on the subjects of exploration, adventure, wildlife, conservation and the environment. We are accepting short films and features up to 90 minutes that are completed between January 1, 2014 and December 1, 2015.

Submissions are accepted at: FilmFreeway

Entry Deadlines
Earlybird: July 20, 2015
Regular: August 17, 2015
Late: September 14, 2015
Extended: October 1, 2015

Please visit for more information about the festival.

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to receiving your entry! For questions please contact
, with festival entry in the subject line.


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Sunny Side of the Doc 2015: a vintage year!

With more than 2000 delegates in attendance, the 26th edition of the international linear and interactive documentary market was a record-breaking year. The event gave awards to strong, international projects.

The 26th edition of Sunny Side of the Doc, the international marketplace for linear and interactive documentaries, which took place from 22 to 25 June 2015 at l’Espace Encan in La Rochelle, gathered more than 2000 delegates, including 260 international decision-makers, 515 exhibiting companies and 57 nationalities. This year, Sunny Side welcomed delegations of producers from countries as diverse as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Spain, Poland and South Africa among others. Highlighting innovation in writing, production or broadcasting, Sunny Side of the Doc has placed the documentary in a new era of digital content production, with international themes, from natural history and wildlife to science and history.

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Best EBU Science & Knowledge Project: Bugs : Nature’s Little Superheroes - a&o buero filmproduktion, Germany
Best Natural History & Wildlife Project: Hoopoe II – The Big Journey - Kubefilm GmbH, Austria

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The next edition of Sunny Side of the Doc will take place from 20 to 23 June 2016 at the Espace Encan in la Rochelle, France.

Were you at Sunny Side of the Doc? If so, you can get Full Membership – Half-Price for a Year here:


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The 5th Green-Go International Short Film Contest CALL FOR ENTRIES is open!

CEEweb for Biodiversity organizes the International Green-Go Short Film Contest for the 5th time to raise awareness about environmental problems and to celebrate our natural heritage, the European Nature.

The Contest is awaiting creative/shocking/funny/explicit eye-opener short films in the following three categories:

1. Our footprint on Earth
2. Two faces of exploitation
3. You are part of Nature. Live with it! (co-organisers of the category: Eurosite and ECNC)

Category winners are awarded with 700 Euros and the public award winner with 500 Euros.

Deadline for submissions: 15 September 2015

Be inspired by:

Uploads from Biodiversity CEEweb from Biodiversity CEEweb

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Green-Go Short Film Contest

Environmental Investigation Agency


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Wildscreen commissions its first conservation film with REGUA and Five Films

Just a few months ago, conservation organisation REGUA (Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu) asked Wildscreen for help to produce a short film to showcase this unique and beautiful reserve and encourage people to support their essential work. We are now very proud to show the world the resulting film. Narrated by REGUA patron Michael Palin and produced by Wildscreen’s friends, Five Films, you can now explore the incredible reserve for yourself.

REGUA-Wildscreen from REGUA

As mentioned in the film, REGUA are responsible for reforesting an extremely large degraded area of the Atlantic Forest in the upper Guapiaçu river basin in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REGUA’s immense success can be seen throughout the film and, amazingly, the reserve has brought a wide range of fauna and flora back to the area, including 37 reptile, 97 orchid, 377 butterfly, 158 moth, 61 mammal, 73 amphibian and 470 bird species, and additional species are regularly found in the reserve.

Please do watch and share the film to raise awareness about this amazing project.

If you think your conservation organisation could benefit from having a film about the work that you do or the conservation threat that you are trying to put a stop to, then please contact us and we can tell you how Wildscreen Exchange can help. In addition to the REGUA film, the Wildscreen Exchange team have been working on films with other conservation organisations which will be released over the coming months. Please follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep up with all of the exciting projects we are working on.

Read more HERE.

Filmmakers For Conservation


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Welcome to our newest full member, from June!

Matt Nicholson - British composer Matt Nicholson scores commercials, film, and television from his studios in Cape Town and London.

There's basic FREE membership for all here or for a much more comprehensive listing, Profile Page and additional benefits, become a full member: or

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