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GREEN SCREEN Internationales Naturfilmfestival Eckernförde is looking for amazing wildlife films from all over the world for its 2018 edition. Submission starts now!!

Wildlife films are welcome to be submitted from December 15th 2017 until March, 15th 2018.

Earlybird discount (25 % on the total entry fees) applies for submissions before February, 15th.
Submission deadline: March, 15th 2018

Regulations, submission forms and descriptions: www.greenscreen-festival.de/en/submission

Contact: film@greenscreen-festival.de

More information about the festival: www.greenscreen-festival.de/en

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Join a Wildeye Course/Trip in 2018!!

Introduction to Wildlife Film-making – Our longest running course: 17-19 August 2018

One of of our most popular wildlife film-making courses, the introductory weekend offers you your first insight into the world of wildlife film-making.  From pre-production to delivery, we’ll guide you through the many stages of the process from your first idea, research, scripting, travel, filming, editing, delivering as well as importantly selling and distributing your completed film.

This course is broken down into bite-sized modules presented over two days including time spent filming at Pensthorpe, former home of BBC Springwatch.  The wildlife film-making weekend is suitable for anyone including beginners, hobbyists, keen enthusiasts, those looking to undertake wildlife film-making degrees or apprenticeships all the way through to camera operators looking to diversify into wildlife film-making.  As well as educating, inspiring and providing practical hands on experience its a great addition to any CV. Visit/book: www.wildeye.co.uk/introduction-to-wildlife-film-making

Gorillas and Chimpanzees in Uganda - The Great Ape Adventure: 5-14 November 2018

Trek to see/film wild mountian gorillas and chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda, whilst learning about and participating in conservation projects to protect our close relatives... A Wildeye / GAFI Project.

A unique itinerary is planned to give participants an incredible opportunity to see wild great apes and engage in their conservation – see full itinerary below – highlights include: mountain gorilla and chimpanzee trekking, visiting the Ngamba Chimp Island Sanctuary, several game drives featuring lions, elephants, monkeys, buffaloes and more, learning about and participating in conservation projects such as tree-planting, teaching local people about the value of wildlife, and the Pedal Powered Cinema Project, staying at Dian Fossey Lodge.

As well as local guides and specialists you will be accompanied throughout by Madelaine Westwood (founder of GAFI (The Great Apes Film Initiative) and the Pedal Powered Cinema Project). Visit/book: www.wildeye.co.uk/gorillas-chimpanzees-uganda

Check out the homepage for up-to-date availability: www.wildeye.co.uk

For the past five years, I have been the Course Co-ordinator at Wildeye, working with Piers Warren and his team of tutors, which has been a real pleasure... It's been a great job but has come to an end for me as of the end of 2017! I will still be working on Wildlife-film.com but am looking for other oportunities... So, please do get in touch with any offers/enquiries... All things considered!! jason@wildlife-film.com :)

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New Brock Initiative website live and the focus is firmly on Wildlife Winners & Losers!!

Richard Brock says "Use these films to help save the planet."

And the Wildlife Winners are… I’m wildlife filmmaker and producer Richard Brock. For many years I worked for the BBC’s prestigious Natural History Unit alongside David Attenborough. My series “Wildlife Winners and Losers” looks carefully with well-documented evidence at these changes – past, present and particularly the future.

Using previously unseen footage from the recent past we bring the story right up to date and try to look forward as to the winners and the losers we might expect – and why. As far as I know, no one has done this so deliberately around the world with so many species and places. In the 80+ shortish films recently finished in 2017 we find many examples of winners, or, at least those trying not to be losers!

The natural world is changing very quickly now. The clock is ticking faster and faster. Some species are winning, some are losing.

So, here FOR FREE are films to use as AMMUNITION to help save the planet. Be the change that you wish to see in the world...

Wildlife Winners and Losers - Brock Initiative


Examples of huge corporations hit by bad publicity e.g. in Dubai, SeaWorld, Coca Cola, John Lewis, Unilever, Volkswagen, Shell. Every win for conservation adds to the power of film-makers in the future:


How To Beat The Big Boys - PROMO from brockinitiative

If you would like to see more of this story please watch the full film. Thank you RB.

Much more here: brockinitiative.org/use-these-films-to-help-save-the-planet

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Wildscreen Festival 2018: World’s most prestigious wildlife TV and film awards open for entries.

Diary dates:
Wednesday 21 March 2018 - Official submission deadline for entries to Wildscreen Panda Awards 2018
July 2018 - Wildscreen Panda Award nominations announced
Monday 15 to Friday 19 October 2018 - Wildscreen Festival – the world’s biggest celebration of natural world storytelling – and the Panda Awards ceremony, takes place in Bristol, UK

The ‘Green Oscars’ of the international wildlife film and TV industry, the Wildscreen Panda Awards opens for entries today (Wednesday 1 November).

Wildlife and environmental filmmakers from around the world can submit their productions to be in with a chance of winning the most coveted awards in the genre when the world’s biggest festival of natural world storytelling returns to Bristol, UK, from the 15-19 October 2018. Launching the Festival’s latest call for entries, Lucie Muir, CEO of the charity behind the biennial event, said: “The Panda Awards have sat at the heart of the Wildscreen Festival since they were presented at the first Festival back in 1982 and they remain the highest honour in the international wildlife film and TV industry.

And we’re thrilled to launch our 2018 competition on the same day when our home city, Bristol, has been announced as a UNESCO City of Film. A staggering 40 percent of all natural history productions come through Bristol and today’s announcement really cements our global reputation as a world-leading centre for film.”

Entries must be submitted by Wednesday 21 March 2018, via the online submission portal on the Wildscreen website, available at: www.wildscreen.org/panda-awards

The Wildscreen Festival is a not-for-profit initiative by the UK-based charity Wildscreen, which is also behind Arkive, a free-to-access online encyclopaedia about the natural world, and Wildscreen Exchange, a global hub giving conservation organisations access to imagery, footage and expertise which helps them to tell the most pertinent conservation stories of our time.

Check out the Wildscreen Festival 2018 Trailer

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Save the Date for New York WILD Film Festival 2018!

We're looking forward to celebrating 5 WILD years of our film festival this February 22-25 at the Explorers Club! Watch what people have said about New York WILD over the years here.


5 WILD years from New York WILD

We received over 250 films from 50 countries.The jury recently decided the program and the awards. Many thanks to the talented jury of filmmakers, conservationists, professors and explorers who watched over 50 hours of films to select the dynamic festival we have coming up.

We'll be announcing the 2018 program soon! Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for program and ticket updates.

If you have a New York WILD Film Festival water bottle or reusable bag there’s still time to enter the #whereisyourwild photo contest. Details here.

We look forward to seeing you in February. Cheers, Nancy
Nancy Rosenthal, Founder & Executive Director New York WILD Film Festival www.nywildfilmfestival.com

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Enter the 41st IWFF... Call For Entries Open!

The International Wildlife Film Festival is the longest running wildlife film festival in the world. Filmmakers from all over the world flock to Missoula, Montana to celebrate excellence in films that highlight our interactions with nature. A week-long film festival held every spring in the heart of the magnificent Northern Rockies, IWFF is both a major international event that brings people to Missoula from around the world, as well as a community event, with public film screenings that provide filmmakers with a unique opportunity for immediate feedback and audience reaction.

Dates:

  • January 6, 2018 Regular Deadline
  • January 27, 2018 Late Deadline
  • February 9, 2018 Extended Deadline
  • February 19, 2018 Notification Date
  • April 14 – 22, 2018 Event Date

Enter here and visit: wildlifefilms.org

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'A Coming Home' with Craig Foster

"These animals are so incredible and so entertaining that they make our most extraordinary science fiction seem dull in comparison." - Craig Foster.

For the past 6 years, Craig has swum in the cold Atlantic Ocean (without a wetsuit), every day. The kelp forest has completely transformed his life..


A Coming Home from Green Renaissance

"We, Green Renaissance, make these short films as passion projects, to share inspiration. You can help us make more films like this by making a tiny donation, so we can continue this journey with you - www.patreon.com/greenrenaissance Who is Green Renaissance? We are a tiny collective of 4 passionate filmmakers (Warren, Jacky, Michael and Justine). We live off-grid and dedicate our time to making films that we hope will inspire and share ideas." See: facebook.com/greenrenaissance


Brock Initiative

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The BBC Natural History Unit at 60

Back in October 2017, queues of people spilled out of Cabot Circus’ Cinema De Lux, through the double doors and past the posters advertising the premiere of Blue Planet II, the BBC Natural History Unit’s latest flagship programme. More than 105,000 people had entered the ballot for just 200 seats in the cinema. “You were 50 times more likely to get tickets to Glastonbury,” current director of the Natural History Unit (NHU) Julian Hector told a crowd that included Sir David Attenborough.

As the credits closed to a thunderous round of applause, Tony Hall, director general of the BBC, took to the stage to call the series “inspirational”. “There are things that make you so proud to be part of the BBC, and the Natural History Unit and films like that are them,” he said. “It’s the ingenuity, dedication and scale of ambition that is one of the great wonders of the BBC, and that makes the Natural History Unit stand out. The series will be showcased and admired the world over, but it’s great to see it here, in the heart of Bristol, because this is where it all began.”

Since its inception in 1957, the NHU has been based on Whiteladies Road, despite several attempts over the years to move production to London. “It all came down to a chap called Desmond Hawkins, who was a radio producer just after the Second World War,” explains John Sparks, who worked at the NHU for 38 years and ran it from 1983–1988.

More here: bristol247.com/news-and-features/features/bbc-natural-history-unit-60

Wild Pages

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Team Candiru are creating amazing wildlife documentaries... Please consider supporting them!

We have set up a Patreon where we will be hosting special 'behind the scenes, making-of' mini documentaries explaining how we film the things that we do. If you like our films and you have the means please do consider supporting us. It will only cost you one dollar!


Beautiful Wasp Zombifies Cockroach (BTS) from Team Candiru

Find out more and support here: www.patreon.com/teamcandiru

Wildlife Winners and Losers - Brock Initiative

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Coming Soon: Indonesia From Below from SZtv

We are so excited to announce the release of our newest underwater series, "Indonesia from Below" on January 11th, 2018! Stay tuned for an underwater adventure to the heart of the coral triangle.

Home to more than 17,000 islands and 85% of the world’s coral species, Indonesia is regarded as the world’s best diving destination. It’s easy to sea the allure. Every year visitors flock to these remote and rustic dive destination to catch a glimpse of WWII wrecks and whale sharks, hammerheads and hairy frogfish, manta and mola mola.

This series will showcase amazing dive sites, awesome marine life, fascinating people and highlight the pressing environmental issues facing our oceans today.


Coming Soon: Indonesia From Below from SZtv


Indonesia from Below | Official Trailer | [UHD/4K] from SZtv

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Watch: VEGAN 2017 – The Film

Plant Based News' end of year film Vegan 2017 is here... Wildlife-film.com is a proud vegan company and recommends that you take the time to watch this film and then make up your own mind on the growing movement.


VEGAN 2017 - The Film from PLANT BASED NEWS

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David Attenborough Warns Great Barrier Reef Will be Dead by 2100, But Could Veganism Save It?

David Attenborough’s Blue Planet IIvoted the best TV programme of the year, has dived into our worsening ocean states, revealing that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef will be dead by 2100.

Attenborough disclosed that our oceans are “under threat now as never before”. Sadly, the causes areman-made beyond question”. Climate change, pollution and over-fishing were all identified as major drivers of the destruction of our oceans.

Researchers say active changes must be made to save the reef. But what could possibly be done to impact the largest living structure on the planet?

The answer may be in what we eat.

Read more: livekindly.co/david-attenborough-great-barrier-reef

Why not try Veganuary this year... It's not too late: veganuary.com

Veganuary is a charity inspiring people to try vegan for January and throughout the rest of the year...

Wildlife Film-making: Looking to the Future

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January 2018 Sale!
Get 50% off Full Membership during January 2018!!

Since it was founded in the late 1990s, Wildlife-film.com has been the leading source of information for the wildlife filmmaking industry worldwide. For over seventeen years the site has been Google's number one ranking site for 'wildlife film' and related searches. The site is viewed in over 180 countries and our newsletter, Wildlife Film News, is read every month by thousands of people involved in wildlife filmmaking - from broadcasters and producers, to cameramen - we encourage readers to submit their news. We also serve as an online resource for industry professionals and services. Anyone can find producers, editors, presenters and more in our Freelancer section, and find out about festivals, training and conservation in Organisations. We encourage amateur and professional freelancers to join our network and welcome all wildlife-film related organisations to join our team.

As ever, we are keen to improve and expand the resource, so if you are a freelancer working or wanting to work in the wildlife film industry or are an organisation offering wildlife film services, please accept a 50% discount on your first year here: wildlife-film.com/discountedmembership-Jan18offer

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Since the late 1990s Wildlife-film.com has been the leading source of information for the wildlife filmmaking industry worldwide. For over fifteen years the site has been Google's number one ranking site for 'wildlife film' and related searches. Our site is viewed in over 175 countries. Our newsletter, Wildlife Film News, is read every month by thousands of people involved in wildlife filmmaking - from broadcasters and producers, to cameramen - we encourage readers to submit their news. We also serve as an online resource for industry professionals and services. Find producers, editors, presenters and more in our Freelancer section, and find out about festivals, training and conservation in Organisations. We encourage amateur and professional freelancers to join our network and welcome all wildlife-film related organisations to join our team.


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