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We believe in the power of film to protect our planet. In need of a dose of inspiration for the possibilities of life and the wonders of the world? Plenty is promised to be on tap at this year’s New York WILD Film Festival January 29-31. This 2-minute trailer is heart-stopping alone.
Screenings of Oscar-nominated documentaries such as Virunga—an urgent ode to the brave individuals risking their lives to save the mountain gorillas of the Congo—will illuminate vital awareness of wild causes, and ignite the spirit of exploration, adventure, and imagination. We are jumping to view Nature is Speaking, narrated by our friend and fellow supporter of Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, Edward Norton; The Karsts of China to see, on the big screen, one of the destinations we return to again and again; and Shark Girl which revers a magnificent creature that is so often unjustly feared.
We couldn’t think of a better venue for such an undertaking than the iconic headquarters of our partners, The Explorers Club. Between films you’ll have the opportunity to wander the Club’s halls, past flags that have been to the bottom of the ocean and the top of Mount Everest, a segment of the Wright brother’s airplane, and even a piece of moon crater carried to Earth by Neil Armstrong.
The festival will surely sell out, Purchase your tickets here.
The line-up includes:
THURSDAY JANUARY 29TH, OPENING EVENING
Introduction by Richard Wiese
The Ridge Finalist (NY Premiere) (7m)
Delta Dawn Best Short Film (10m)
Q&A with Pete McBride, Producer, Director
The Batman of Mexico Best Exploration Film (US Premiere) (60m)
Q&A with Rodrigo Medellin, Professor of Ecology, University of Mexico, President, Society for Conservation Biology, “The Bat Man” and Tom Mustill, Director
FRIDAY JANUARY 30TH, EVENING PROGRAM
Introduction by Pete McBride
Nature is Speaking: The Soil Finalist (3m)
Icefall Finalist (NY Premiere) (4m)
How to Catch a Tiger Finalist (US Premiere) (12m)
DamNation Best Environmental Film (52m)
Q&A with Travis Rummel, Producer, Director
SATURDAY JANUARY 31ST, MORNING PROGRAM
Introduction by Rebecca Martin
14.c Finalist (9m)
Killer Whales – Fins of Change Best Wildlife Film (US Premiere) (60m)
Q&A with Ben Wallis, Director
The Karsts of China Finalist (8m)
Backyard Best Student Film (NY Premiere) (28m)
Q&A with Deia Schlosberg, Director
SATURDAY JANUARY 31ST, AFTERNOON PROGRAM
Introduction by Gaelin Rosenwaks
Nature is Speaking: The Rainforest Finalist (3m)
Sticky Finalist (20m)
Shark Girl Best Advocacy FIlm (60m)
Q&A with Madison Stewart, “Shark Girl”
And Then We Swam Best Adventure Film (US Premiere) (40m)
Q&A SKYPE w. James Adair and Ben Stenning, Talent
Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night Finalist (NY Premiere) (12m)
Q&A with Emily Driscoll, Director
An Elephant’s Tale: The Matriarch Finalist
96 Elephants: Take A Stand
Q&A with Natalie Cash, Director & John Calvelli, Senior VP Public Affairs, WCS
SATURDAY JANUARY 31ST, EVENING PROGRAM
Introduction by Richard Wiese
Touch Finalist (5m)
Nature is Speaking: Coral Reef Finalist (3m)
Virunga Best Conservation Film & Best in Festival (100m)
For those who can’t make it to WILD in January (or simply want more), mark your calendars for the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, September 28-October 2 2015. As the official travel partner of the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, we’ve witnessed their work firsthand and trust us, this is a not-to-missed event (bonus: you’ll get to explore the Grand Teton National Park for five days at the peak of Autumn).
Inspired to pursue your own wild adventure? Explore Absolute Awareness, our Explorers Club Trips to New Zealand, Montana, and Iran, or get in touch with one of our luxury travel specialists.
MISSION: The New York WILD Film Festival seeks to inspire appreciation for the planet and concern for its protection. The festival honors filmmakers who through the power of their images and storytelling, promote awareness, educate and foster interest in exploring and protecting the natural world around us. Through compelling, exhilarating films and conversations NY WILD presents an extraordinary opportunity to exchange ideas, affect vital change and celebrate the WILD.