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Alan Root, wildlife film-making legend, dies aged 80

The wildlife film-making world lost one of its' greatest to brain cancer last week, the morning of August the 26th 2017... Alan Root "drifted away on calm oceans of love", according to his wife.

His good friend Mark Deeble has written a touching tribute:

Alan Root was a filmmaker’s filmmaker – he combined a sharp intellect and a need for adrenaline-fuelled adventure, with a knowledge of African natural history that was unparalleled. He was passionate and humorous – a quick-witted story-teller who revelled in his art. He loved to be the centre of attention and he didn’t suffer fools, but there was a sensitivity behind the public face, that expressed itself in his filmmaking.

In a world where natural history films have become increasingly formulaic, made by big teams with big budgets, backed by an army of researchers, scientific advisers, and camera-people, Alan was the original auteur. He filmed and wrote and ‘lived’ the films that he made together with Joan, his first wife. Their films were individual and visually arresting, but above all, they were stories. They combined natural history integrity with irreverence, and humour. They conveyed a knowledge of natural history and wildlife behaviour that few could equal.

Read more: markdeeble.wordpress.com/2017/08/28/alan-root

Also read:

Alan Root, Oft-Bitten Wildlife Filmmaker, Dies at 80: nytimes.com
Wildlife film-maker Alan Root dies in Nairobi: africasustainableconservation.com

Alan Root, celebrated and scar-ridden wildlife filmmaker, dies at 80: washingtonpost.com
Alan Root, wildlife film-maker – obituary: telegraph.co.uk
Kenyan wildlife filmmaker Alan Root dies at age 80: africatimes.com
Alan Root, wildlife filmmaker scarred by attacks from a hippo, an adder and a gorilla: smh.com.au
[TRIBUTE] Renowned wildlife filmmaker Alan Root dies aged 80: the-star.co.ke

See: www.wildfilmhistory.org/person/228/Alan+Root.html


We send our deepest condolences to Alan's family and friends... We know that he will be very much missed.

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Gorillas & Chimps in Uganda, 13-22 November 2017 - Join the Great Ape Adventure!

After our fabulous trip last year to see/film wild mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda, whilst learning about conservation projects, we are returning in November this year.

For many people this is on their lifetime wish-list - so grab the chance while you can! A unique itinerary is planned to give participants an incredible opportunity to see wild great apes and engage in their conservation.

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) and Piers Warren (Principal of Wildeye).

Participants on the last trip said:

"Quite simply a life-changing experience!" "What a wonderful time we had, all seems like a dream now. Thanks for organising our trip of a lifetime!"

More here: www.wildeye.co.uk/gorillas-chimpanzees-uganda Just one place now available!

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

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Kenyan Assistant Producer needed for LIVE wildlife broadcasts.

WildEarth are looking for a bright and ambitious Kenyan Assistant Producer to join our dynamic team of LIVE wildlife filmmakers.

You will be responsible for reviewing and developing our wildlife shows, sourcing footage from our archives, building narratives, helping with administration, creating short form content and you will be trained to direct LIVE shows online and eventually for TV.

The job will be based in the Masai Mara National Park.

Applicant MUST be a Kenyan National and therefore be qualified to live and work in Kenya.

This will be a two month contract but there is a great opportunity within the business to grow and also to travel after this.

Requirements:

  • A degree in a relevant field [e.g. film, media, communications, etc.]
  • Some former television experience.
  • A passion for wildlife and being in the wild.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Organised, self motivated and able to solve problems.

Job to commence on as soon as possible.

Submit CVs to jobs@wildearth.tvSalary $1200 per month.

wildearth.tv

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Wildscreen Manchester is Coming this October!
By Wildscreen
4 August 2017

Symbiotic Stories is an event for conservation organisations and visual storytellers.

For those who have stories that need to be told, and those who recognise their lens as one of the most powerful tools to tell them. Taking shape through keynote sessions and masterclasses, the day will explore creative examples and practical techniques in the crafting of natural world stories that reach diverse audiences and generate real change.

Curated for conservationists, photographers and filmmakers the programme will unearth how to make the most out of available resources and how joining forces can drive impact and maximise reach.

There will be ample opportunities for networking and cross-pollination between sessions and at the evening reception.

In keeping with the theme of the day, this event will be held in Manchester to open up Wildscreen and delegates to new and wider audiences.

We are pleased to welcome creator of 21 Icons and Beautiful News, keynote speaker Adrian Steirn is well versed at using powerful imagery to tell positive and engaging stories. Steirn’s work is defined by his commitment to using visual images as a means to stimulate discussion and action around key social issues. His films and photographs have been used for campaigns aimed at raising awareness and creating change in partnership with WWF and The Global Fund.

The day will also include a unique and privileged first look at an exciting new international project launching in October headed up by award winning photographer Britta Jaschinski. We will also be joined by Geospatial Technologist of Google Ed Parsons, Wildscreen Exchange and Panasonic who will be delivering a variety of masterclasses.

Julian Hector, head of the BBC Natural History Unit and Monica Hayes will outline how conservation organisations can amplify messaging around BBC landmark series.

Wildscreen Manchester will take place on Thursday 19 October at Victoria Warehouse.

Symbiotic Stories is a day-long event for conservation organisations and visual storytellers. For those who have stories that need to be told, and those who recognise their lens as the most powerful tools to tell them. Taking shape through keynote sessions and masterclasses, the day will explore creative examples and practical techniques in the crafting of natural world stories that reach diverse audiences and generate real change.

Find out more and buy your pass here: wildscreen.org/wildscreen-manchester

Visit: www.wildscreen.org ; find Wildscreen on Facebook, follow @wildscreen_org on Twitter.

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Extinction and Livestock Conference: 5 and 6 October 2017, London, UK – #extinction17

Are you involved or interested in issues relating to food? Then join us at the world’s first ever conference to explore the impact of livestock production on the future of life on Earth.

Our high-profile speakers will set the planetary scene, look at the impact of livestock production on wildlife, the environment and humanity, and we’ll involve participants in the exploration and development of practical global solutions.

The event will bring together diverse interests – such as conservation, biodiversity, agriculture, the UN SDGs, health and healthy eating, land and water use, the environment, climate change, ethics, food policy, food business and food security.

Find out more and book here: www.extinctionconference.com.
Facebook & Twitter.com/Extinction_17

Read:
New report on pollution caused by meat production in the US highlights urgent need for action
World Elephant Day warning – our daily food choices are pushing elephants to extinction
“The future of food is not safe in the hands of agribusiness companies,” says award-winning writer and food activist

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JHWFF 2017 Finalists Announced!
From Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
8th August 2017

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Recognises the Best Wildlife and Nature Media for 2017.

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival has announced the 2017 finalists for its 15th biennial film competition, an event that is considered to be the “Oscars of nature filmmaking.”

Winners will be revealed at the Grand Teton Awards Gala in Jackson, Wyo. on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. The awards are just one part of the six-day industry conference hosted at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park from September 24-29. Those attending include innovative filmmakers, organizations, scientists, journalists and visionaries from across the globe; all engaged in conservation, nature, wildlife and media.

“My biggest takeaway this year, is how many deeply personal stories are being told,” said Lisa Samford, Executive Director of Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. “It speaks to the true power of the genre and importance of telling these stories.”

This year’s submissions in the prestigious competition include nearly 1,000 category entries - a record number - competing for 25 awards. Finalists were selected by more than 150 international judges who viewed 3,500 hours of media. A distinguished panel of international judges immediately preceding the Festival will select the 2017 award winners. Audioscape finalists and special jury nominations will be announced soon.

See below for a full list of finalists:

Congratulations to the 2017 Finalists!

CONTENT CATEGORIES:

Animal Behavior
Sponsored by World Wildlife Fund

Planet Earth II: Islands
BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télévisions

Planet Earth II: Mountains
BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télévisions

Rise of the Warrior Apes
KEO Films for Discovery Networks International

The Hunt: The Hardest Challenge
A Silverback Films production, made in partnership with The Open University, for BBC, co-produced with BBC Worldwide, BBC America, CCTV9 and NDR Naturfilm

Ecosystem

Antarctica in the Footsteps of the Emperor
Paprika Films and Wildtouch

Paris: A Wild Story
Boréales, Winds, Terra Mater Factual Studios

Sea of Hope: America’s Underwater Treasures
True Blue Films for National Geographic Channels

Conservation
Sponsored by HHMI | Tangled Bank Studios

Jaguars: Brazil’s Super Cats
BBC Studios Natural History Unit, Nat Geo Wild

The Hunt: Living with Predators
A Silverback Films production, made in partnership with The Open University, for BBC, co-produced with BBC Worldwide, BBC America, CCTV9 and NDR Naturfilm

Tribe Versus Pride
Terra Mater Factual Studios and Wildlife Films

Yasuni Man
Pollywog Productions

People & Nature
Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy

Ghost of the Mountains
Brian Leith Productions with Disneynature Productions and Chuan Films

NOVA: Great Human Odyssey
NOVA, Clearwater Documentary Inc., CBC, Lawrence Klein Productions LLC for WGBH-Boston

Into the Amazon
An Ark Media and John Maggio Productions Film for American Experience, WGBH-Boston

Ranger and Leopard
Wildlife Pictures Institute for Jam-e Jam TV Network

Changing Planet
Sponsored by Sponsored by North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

BEARTREK
Wildlife Media

Before the Flood
National Geographic, RatPac Documentary Films, Insurgent Docs, Diamond Docs

Death by a Thousand Cuts
Participant and Documentales Univision present a Tarasios Production in association with Human Pictures

Mosquito
Yap Films for Discovery Channel

Science in Nature
Sponsored by Marco Polo Films

David Attenborough’s Light on Earth
Terra Mater Factual Studios, Ammonite Film Productions, Curiosity Stream, BBC, UKTV, ABC Australia

Rise of the Warrior Apes
KEO Films for Discovery Networks International

Sonic Sea
Discovery Channel presents a film by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Imaginary Forces in association with the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Diamond Docs

Spy in the Wild: Love
John Downer Productions for BBC, PBS and THIRTEEN Productions LLC

Impact
Sponsored by International Fund for Animal Welfare

Chasing Coral
A Netflix Documentary, Exposure Labs

Huntwatch
Produced by IFAW for Discovery

The Ivory Game
A Netflix Documentary, Terra Mater Film Studios and Vulcan Productions in association with Malaika Pictures in association with Appian Way

PROGRAM CATEGORIES:

Educational/Institutional
Sponsored by Terra Mater Factual Studios

Pavel: I Protect Tigers
WWF-UK

Sixteen Legs
Bookend Enterprises Pty. Ltd.

The Last Pig
Piggy Films, LLC - Argo Films

Toad People
Wilderness Committee

Limited Series - Long
Sponsored by ORF Universum

Ocean Warriors
A co-production between Animal Planet, Sundance Productions, Brick City TV and Vulcan Productions

Planet Earth II
BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télévisions

Savage Kingdom
Icon Films, Natural History Film Unit Botswana for Nat Geo Wild

The Hunt
A Silverback Films production, made in partnership with The Open University, for BBC, co-produced with BBC Worldwide, BBC America, CCTV9 and NDR Naturfilm

Limited Series - Short
Sponsored by ARRI

Animated Life
Sweet Fern Productions in association with Howard Hughes Medical Institute Biointeractive, and The New York Times Op-Docs

Deep Look
KQED, PBS Digital Studios

Lens of Time
Spine Films, California Academy of Sciences, bioGraphic

Shelf Life
American Museum of Natural History

Engaging Youth

Meet the Real Wolf
Grizzly Creek Films, Rocky Mountain Wolf Project

My Haggan Dream
Sisbro Studios, Open Boat Films

Water from the Mountain (Agua de El Yunque)
Freshwaters Illustrated

Wild Kratts: Spirit Bear
Kratt Brothers Company Ltd., 9 Story Media Group Inc.

Host/Presenter-Led

David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef: Builders
Atlantic Productions, BBC, Smithsonian Channel, ABC Australia, eOne

David Attenborough’s Light on Earth
Terra Mater Factual Studios, Ammonite Film Productions, Curiosity Stream, BBC, UKTV, ABC Australia

Tales by Light: Sacred Nature
Untitled Film Works

Wild Ireland, Edge of the World
A Crossing the Line Film in association with ORF, PBS, BBC, France TV, NDR and Media

Short

Big World in a Small Garden
Ammonite Films for CuriosityStream
Edited by Pinky Robinson

Pangolin
Coral & Oak Studios

Shark - A 4-D Experience®
BBC Earth, BBC Natural History Unit and SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment

Why the Lion Calls
Panthera, Nick Hall Productions, Lion Guardians

Micro-Movie

Explore your Backyard
Wilderness Archipelago Films, Arise Media

I am Ranger
Black Bean Productions, United for Wildlife, Ol Pejeta Conservancy

The Chorus of Colorado
Grizzly Creek Films, Rocky Mountain Wolf Project

Theatrical

From the Ashes
Radical Media, Bloomberg Philanthropies for National Geographic

The Ivory Game
A Netflix Documentary, Terra Mater Film Studios and Vulcan Productions in association with Malaika Pictures in association with Appian Way

Wild Africa
BBC Earth Productions, Reliance Entertainment, IM Global, Evergreen Studios

Student & Emerging Filmmaker
Sponsored by Disneynature

Between Two Lichens
Andy Johnson, Talia Yuki Moore, Chris A. Johns and Kate Furby

The Healing Lizard
Fernanda Prudencio, University of the West of England

Wild Expectations
Equilibrio films LLC, Nedo Producciones Ltda.

Interactive

David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef: An Interactive Journey
Atlantic Productions

Deforestation in the Amazon
Council on Foreign Relations, Shapeshifter, Inc.

Oculus Cat Flight
BBC Earth Productions

360 Storytellling

360 Climbing Giants
Black Dot Films VR, National Geographic Partners

Carnivorous Glow Worms
Black Dot Films VR, National Geographic Partners

David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive VR
Alchemy VR, Atlantic Productions

Fossil Hunting in the Gobi
American Museum of Natural History

Valen’s Reef
Here Be Dragons and Finch for Conservation International

CRAFT CATEGORIES

Audioscape
Sponsored by Dolby

Amazon Adventure
SK Films, Picture Projects, Aventuras Produções

Born in China
Disneynature, Brian Leith Productions, Chuan Films

Highlands - Scotland's Wild Heart: Summer - The Greatest Race
Maramedia LTD for BBC Scotland and ITV studios global entertainment

Planet Earth II: Jungles
BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télévisions.

Visualization
Sponsored by Fujinon Lenses

Brothers of the Wind
Terra Mater Film Studios
Oscar Duran and Otmar Penker, Cinematography

Planet Earth II: Cities
BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télévisions.

Wild Tales from the Village
BBC Studios Natural History Unit, France Télévisions and BBC worldwide
Jonathan Jones, Cinematography

Editing

The Hunt: Hide and Seek
A Silverback Films production, made in partnership with The Open University, for BBC, co-produced with BBC Worldwide, BBC America, CCTV9 and NDR Naturfilm
Nigel Buck, Editor

The Ivory Game
A Netflix Documentary, Terra Mater Film Studios and Vulcan Productions in association with Malaika Pictures in association with Appian Way
Verena Schoenauer, Editor

Wild Tales from the Village
BBC Studios Natural History Unit, France Télévisions and BBC worldwide
James Taggart, Editor

Original Music Score

Amazon Adventure
SK Films, Picture Projects, Aventuras Produções
Antonio Pinto, Composer

Planet Earth II: Grasslands
BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télévisions
Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe, Composers

Planet Earth II: Mountains
BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télévisions
Main Title: Hans Zimmer Original Music: Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe (for Bleeding Fingers Music)

Highlands - Scotland’s Wild Heart: Spring - Season of Extremes
Maramedia ltd for BBC Scotland and ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
Simon Ashdown and Donald Shaw, Composers

Writing
Sponsored by NHK

Paris: A Wild Story
Boréales, Winds, Terra Mater Factual Studios
Frédéric Fougea and Guillaume Poyet, Writers

Rats
Discovery presents RATS produced by Warrior Poets, Dakota Films Ltd., Submarine Entertainment
Morgan Spurlock and Jeremy Chilnick, Writers

Soul of the Elephant
Wildlife Films, Thirteen Productions LLC,Terra Mater Factual Studios
Dereck Joubert, Writer

The Ivory Game
A Netflix Documentary, Terra Mater Film Studios and Vulcan Productions in association with Malaika Pictures in association with Appian Way
Richard Ladkani and Kief Davidson, Writers

Special Jury

Bird of Prey
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

One Hundred Days of Solitude
Wanda Films

Tale of a Lake
MRP Matila Röhr Productions

The Last Animals
Atlas Films, for Foxtail Entertainment, The British Film Company, Diamond Docs

To Skin a Cat
Scholars & Gentlemen for Panthera

Wildlife-film.com congratulates all of the finalsists, especially those of our members that have made the list (in bold above). It's likely other members have worked on some of these productions... Let us know if you have!

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and gala takes place during a week of critical importance in the industry: the Festival, The Cat Summit and the Conservation Summit. The events of the JHWFF attract a world-class audience and participation from key influencers in the conservation community. Again this year, a series of community screenings in Jackson are planned.

For more information, tickets, sponsorship, or conference attendance, please call +1 307-733-7016 or visit www.jhfestival.org.

Visit/Like facebook.com/jhwff & follow twitter/jacksonholewild & instagram.com/jacksonholewild

Recognized as the premier event of its genre, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is an unparalleled biennial industry gathering. Hosted biennially in Grand Teton National Park, over 750 international delegates participate in an exceptional slate of leading-edge equipment presentations, seminars and state-of-the-art screenings.

The Festival’s international board members include: Animal Planet, BBC Studios Natural History Unit, Discovery Channel, Disneynature, FujiFilm Optical Devices/Fujinon Lenses, Gorongosa Foundation, HHMI/Tangled Bank Studios, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Nat Geo WILD, National Geographic Society, The Nature Conservancy, Nature, Thirteen/WNET, Off the Fence Productions, PBS, Sony Electronics, Terra Mater Factual Studios/Cinemater, The Science Channel, Swedish Television, UNIVERSUM/ORF, VER, Vulcan Productions, WGBH, and World Wildlife Fund..

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NY WILD Call For Entries!

We invite filmmakers from around the world to submit your work to the 5th annual New York WILDFilm Festival hosted by the Explorers Club, February 22-25, 2018. Submissions are accepted via FilmFreeway. Final call for entries ends Monday October 9, 2017.

Films eligible for the 2018 competition festival must be documentaries with a focus on the subjects of exploration, adventure, wildlife, conservation and the environment. NY WILD celebrates the filmmakers who, through the power of their images and storytelling, promote awareness, educate and inspire interest in exploring and protecting the natural world around us.

"The experience of screening at the NYWFF has been amazing... it provides a forum that, through the films it selects, is vitally important." JONATHAN DEMME, Director, "The Silence of The Lambs," "What’s Motivating Hayes"

With our new partnership with New York University, films selected have the chance to also screen at NYU and NYU Shanghai. If selected, you will have an opportunity to attend the screening in Shanghai. Your work will reach an international audience of students, faculty and the Shanghai community. To see more of the event, check out this video.

For those of you who have already submitted your film, thank you so much for your entry and please disregard this notice. For questions, please email nywildff@gmail.com with festival entry in the subject. Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to receiving your films!

Nancy Rosenthal 
Founder & Executive Director 
New York WILD Film Festival - www.nywildfilmfestival.comx
More HERE!

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28th Abbeville Bird and Nature Festival Call for Entries!

The 28th Bird and Nature Festival will be held from April 21st to 29th, 2018 in Abbeville and in the Bay of Somme – Picardie – FRANCE.

The call for entries opens this week... The competition is open to amateurs and professionals, enter your new film before the 3rd of November 2017! Download the professional category rules here.


Rétro 27ème Festival de l'Oiseau et de la Nature (2017)

Visit: festival-oiseau-nature.com & facebook.com/festivaloiseaunature

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7th Green-Go Short Film Contest - Call for Entries Open!

You care about nature? You want to be a part of a solution to challenges? You feel creative? Get inspired, find a story, do your research, get your team together, grab your camera and go outside to make your short film now! Deadline: 1 October 2017

This year we have 3 exciting topics:

  • #1 Build Green, Live Green (green infrastructure)
  • #2 The Last Day on Earth? (Earth Overshoot Day)
  • #3 Your Europe in 2050 (EU budget)

For more information, rules and how to enter, please visit www.greengofest.eu

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The 13th Annual Fall 2017 Film Series - An SOC Signature Series
Created and Hosted by Chris Palmer - AUCEF
8 September 2017

Free and Open to the Public - First come, first seated

  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 at 7pm
    Reception at 6:30pm with refreshments

    Drawing Inspiration with Cartoonist Jim Toomey
    Nationally syndicated cartoonist Jim Toomey, who has been drawing the newspaper comic strip "Sherman's Lagoon" for almost two decades, uses live drawing to demonstrate how he weaves an environmental message into his work, and how he has taken what he has learned in "old media" and applied it to creating short films and animations for an online audience.
  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10 at 7pm
    Reception at 6:30pm with refreshments
    Smithsonian Channel with David Royle – It’s Brighter Here
    At a time when most television channels have gone the reality route, the Smithsonian Channel has emerged as the source of some of the most exciting factual programming. Emmy award winning producer, David Royle, head of programming and production, tells how Smithsonian Channel launched as an HD, and now 4K, channel that embraces new digital platforms, and creates some of today's most wondrous and innovative natural history programs. From the largest aerial filming project in television history, to the world’s largest snake and the award-winning film about a young woman who swims with sharks, the presentation will combine amazing visual moments with the inside story of creating a new channel that combines entertainment with integrity and credibility.
  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 at 7pm
    Reception at 6:30pm with refreshments

    Birds and People that Inspire Conservation Storytelling with Aditi Desai
    As Director of Multimedia at American Bird Conservancy, Aditi Desai produces stories to promote bird conservation across the Western Hemisphere. From a ten second clip featuring the charismatic Lear's Macaw on Facebook to a short documentary about the impact of free-roaming cats on birds on YouTube, Aditi leverages visual media to take viewers on a journey and highlight interesting bird-related stories. Her work has taken her from young forests in Minnesota to the arid grasslands of Mexico to share stories that raise awareness of threats to birds and foster conservation action.
  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 at 7pm
    Reception at 6:30pm with refreshments
    Nat Geo Goes Wild – with Geoff Daniels
    Join Nat Geo WILD’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, Geoff Daniels, for a wild night of stories about what goes on behind-the-scenes at cable television’s #1 animal-focused network. From broadcasting live safaris from the middle of Kenya in Safari LIVE, to launching fun, new digital series like Untamed, Nat Geo WILD is pioneering new frontiers in a quickly evolving industry. Hear from Geoff about how Nat Geo WILD plans to captivate animal-lovers everywhere with exciting new shows featured on innovative platforms, as well as funny anecdotes about what goes on behind-the-scenes of your favorite shows like Snake City, Safari LIVE, the Incredible Dr. Pol, and more, and how he plans to stay one step ahead of the competition.
  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 at 7pm
    Classroom in the Wild – Film Screening Followed by Q&A
    Come and hear first-hand accounts from students about their extraordinary experiences during Classroom in the Wild in the Chesapeake Bay. Vanina Harel and Nick Zachar, who led the Chesapeake Bay course, will lead the presentation and Q&As. Through photos and videos by the students themselves, you will learn more about this unique experiential learning course, as well as future opportunities to practice environmental filmmaking in Classroom in the Wild in 2018.

Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater, 2nd Floor, McKinley Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8017
Directions: www.american.edu/aumaps
Metro: Tenleytown/AU, shuttle bus service to AU

For more information, please contact:
Chris Palmer (202) 885-3408 or palmer@american.edu
Or visit www.environmentalfilm.org
And www.facebook.com/AmericanU.CEF

Visit: american.edu/soc/cef/upcoming-events.cfm

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Steven Ballantyne launches new EPM-Asia Website

EPM Asia has a shiny new website to show off projects and services. Check it out: epm-asia.com

EPM Asia is Asia's leading Television and Wildlife Feature Film Location, Pre-production & Production Management service, with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and the Philippines.

EPM Asia provides a comprehensive pre-production and production management service specifically designed to support Factual, Documentary and Wildlife productions to film successfully in remote and challenging locations across Asia. We are headquartered in Hong Kong, with bases in Shanghai and the Philippines to meet the full scope of our client needs and expectations to film across Pacific, Central and East Asia. EPM's Shanghai office provides a dedicated service for companies filming in what has become the Orient's top location for wildlife and factual programming. We manage complex permit, permissions and logistics in China and Tibet with a 100% success rate.

With over 15 years experience of living and working in and exploring Asia, Steven Ballantyne and his team at EPM provide a trusted and dedicated unprecedented service in Production design, development, management and execution to a growing list of blue-chip production companies and commissioning broadcasters EPM is highly regarded by wildlife film professionals.

Recent projects have included BLP's Disney nature 'Born in China' and Tigress Productions BBC Two series 'Birds of Paradise; The Ultimate Quest’.

Steven said last week: "This has been a great week for EPM as the BBC series MOUNTAINS was launched on BBC, I was the location producer for sequences filmed in China and Tibet. The Disney Nature production 'Born in China' also finally went on DVD global release - it was a epic 2 year production for EPM as I was the Field Director and Location Producer for both the Chiru Antelope and Snow Leopard sequences. We are presently engaged in wildlife productions in Mongolia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea but now with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and the Philippines we are always ready for more."

So, make sure you get in touch with Steven next time you're planning a production in Asia: Email: steven.epm@gmail.com Visit: epm-asia.com

Wild Pages

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Postcard perfect... or so it seems, from Richard Brooks

The island atoll of Kayangel in the north of Palau looks like paradise. However it's not all as nice as it seems.


Pristine from Richard Brooks

Richard is an Experienced Underwater Cameraman, Time-lapser and UAV pilot, based in Palau, where he can also be your fixer! Visit: www.lightningstrikeproductions.co.uk

Wildlife Winners and Losers - Brock Initiative

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New Showreel from Richard Hughes

Watch the latest showreel from Shooting Director / DOP, CAA commercial drone pilot, Richard Hughes.


2017 Reel from Richard Hughes

Visit: www.richardshughes.co.uk

Conservation Film-making - How to make films that make a difference


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We think everyone should Watch This: Land of Hope and Glory – UK 'Earthlings' Documentary

"Through Land of Hope and Glory we aim to show the truth behind UK animal farming by featuring the most up to date investigations as well as never before seen undercover footage. The Truth Must Be Shared."


Land of Hope and Glory (UK 'Earthlings' Documentary) from Earthling Ed

Watch in HD. The hidden truth behind UK animal farming - featuring approximately 100 facilities across the UK and never before seen undercover footage.

Visit: www.landofhopeandglory.org/facts

Wildlife Film-making: Looking to the Future

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Welcome our new full members of August!

The Sound Room -The Sound Room Ltd (est. 2003) is based in Auckland, New Zealand and is run by composers/producers Tom Fox and Marshall Smith. The Sound Room writes and produces music and sound design for film and TV all around the world.


Big Pacific - Music From The Series from The Sound Room

Richard Mann - A Camera Operator/ Assistant/ Time-lapse specialist and DIT based in Bristol. Familiar with most major camera formats (Red, Arri, Canon, Sony etc..) and very capable handling commonly used steady and motion control rigs (DJI Ronin, Jimmy Jib etc..) and specialised in Time-lapse motion control.


Richard Mann - Showreel 2016 from Richard J Mann

Join them, become a full member here: Wildlife-film.com/freelancers or Wildlife-film.com/companies

Environmental Investigation Agency

Filmmakers For Conservation

Production Gear

See 'Kit For Sale' for items from members/subscribers!

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Welcome to Wildlife-film.com

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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