Film Festivals & Photo Competitions/Symposiums
Abbeville Bird and Nature Festival
20 rue du Chevalier de la Barre
Abbeville Cedex 80142
Director: Marie-Agnès Boche
Phone: +33 3 22 24 02 02
The Bird and Nature Festival (or Festival de l'Oiseau et de la Nature as it is known among French-speakers) is based in Abbeville, Bay of Somme in the North of France.
We are proud to have developed around our international film competition, open to amateurs and professionals, many other activities among which are the photo competition and exhibitions and activities for children. But what makes our event really special is that it offers the unique opportunity to discover the Bay of Somme (a member of 'The Most Beautiful Bays in the World's Club' as well as Vietnamese Ha Long Bay) and the whole area with guides specialized in ornithology or flora. In 2012, around 400 walks, rides, boat crossings were available during the 9 days of the Festival.
The film competition offers an overall amount of €13,500 prizes (€4,000 to the Grand Prix). Films can be entered free of charge in either one of the 4 categories:
- Environment (no length limit)
- Amateur (maximum 13 minutes duration).
British Wildlife Photography Awards
Director: Maggie Gowan
The British Wildlife Photography Awards were established to recognise the talents of wildlife photographers of all nationalities practising in Britain, whilst at the same time highlighting the great wealth and diversity of Britain's natural history. The driving motivation to set up the Awards evolved through the nation's growing awareness of the local environment and the need for its protection.
Now in its fifth year, this highly acclaimed and unique wildlife photography competition has captivated the nation with outstanding and beautiful imagery. It is a celebration of British wildlife as well as a showcase for nature photographers, both amateur and professional.
With twelve separate categories the subject matter covers everything from marine life and animal behaviour to creepy crawlies and urban wildlife.
Wildlife in HD is a special new Award for HD Video and will be awarded to the most inspirational and dynamic film, which clearly illustrates the unique power of moving images as a medium for capturing British Wildlife.
The 2013 winners will be announced in September and the competition is open until May 4th 2013. www.bwpawards.org
2012 HD Video winners
EcoTales Film Festival
2 Heron Rd
Directors: Louise Purnell & Joanne Churchman
Phone: +44 (0)7766 815 974
The first EcoTales Film Festival will be held in Richmond Upon Thames, London on May 5th 2013.
This one day, family festival will screen a program of entertaining and informative environmental films all shown on solar or pedal powered screens.
The films will explore a range of environmental topics including food, energy, recycling, conservation, biodiversity and wildlife preservation.
Alongside the main programme Young filmmakers aged between 7 and 16 are invited to enter their own environmentally themed, short film and be part of the festival.
Festival de Ménigoute
16 bis rue de Saint-Maixent
Secrétaire in charge of international relations: Marie-Dominique Couturier
Phone: +33 (0)5 49 69 90 09
The 29th International Ménigoute Festival (29th October to 3rd November 2013) will propose about 40 wildlife documentaries in French premieres.
Eight Awards for a total amount of 17000 euros will be offered at the end of the competition.
Entries are free of fees.
Many other activities are sheduled as photograph initiation, conferences, exhibitions of arts, guided visits to sites in the close area for their landscape and wildlife interest.
Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival
777 N. Canyon Terrace Drive
Director: Ron Tuckman
Phone: +1 928 600 6572
The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival highlights
a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking social, environmental, outdoor-adventure and indigenous films from around the world.
For the past nine years, outdoor and film enthusiasts from across the state, region and world have enjoyed a high-quality film experience while soaking up the breathtaking fall beauty of Northern Arizona.
The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival is a volunteer run effort - any profits from the event are reinvested into future festivals and our Emerging Filmmaker Program; a free weekly documentary film workshop offered to area high school students.
$10/session $5/session student price. VIP price of $80 (this includes all sessions, panel discussions, awards program on Sunday and VIP reception on Saturday, October 13). advance VIP tickets through the last day of September discounted to only $65. Student VIP pass $40 at all times but has to be purchased at ticket center or door with ID.
International Wildlife Film Festival
27 Fort Missoula Road, Suite 2,
Missoula, MT 59804
Phone: +1 406 728 9380
Fax: +1 406 728 2881
International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF), created
and based in Missoula, Montana, hosts a wide-ranging line-up
of special events, public screenings, seminars and panel discussions
and evening receptions.
Festival is not a trade show or marketplace; it is a forum
for people to teach and learn about the natural history filmmaking
business and wildlife issues.
Our Festival is an eclectic
collection of people who have a great concern for wildlife
and wildlands, and how television, film and video play important
roles in understanding and protecting creatures and habitat
The mission of the International Wildlife Film Festival is
to foster knowledge and understanding of wildlife and habitat
through excellent, honest wildlife films and other media.
The IWFF was the first juried wildlife film competition in
NaturVision Film Festival
Festival Director: Ralph Thoms
Phone: +49 (0)85 5897 390
18-21 July 2013: Take 2 for NaturVision Film Festival Ludwigsburg
Our fantastic new start in the media city of Ludwigsburg in 2012 has inspired us and our partners to come up with new plans and ideas for Germany's oldest wildlife and environmental film festival!
As well as using not only the Caligari cinema but also the Central cinemas in 2013, we will also be showing more films and offering an extended supporting programme.
In the restructuring of our competition categories, we will incorporate various ideas from filmmakers and the public and in the background we are busy working on a new website!
So in our 12th year we are both continuing the best aspects of our tradition and taking the festival in an exciting new direction!
With this in mind we are already looking forward to meeting the public and filmmakers in 2013!
Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
240 South Glenwood Street
Phone: +1 307 733 7376
Marketing and Design: Kori Price
Now in its third decade, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival's biennial 6-day conference is an unmatched international industry event drawing 650+ leaders in science, conservation, broadcasting and media to celebrate the world's finest nature films. The 2013 Festival is slated for the last week in September.
In alternating years, JHWFF hosts a Symposium targeting 300+ technology and non-broadcast media professionals.The next conference is slated for September 5-7, 2012 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. This year we will launch the Science Media Awards, a prestigious competition to showcase the extraordinary films that illustrate the wonders of science and its far-reaching impact on our daily lives.
Beyond its industry & professional focus, JHWFF is equally committed to creating multidisciplinary education and community enrichment opportunities through exciting year-round programs that integrate photography and digital media with art, science and nature.
Japan Wildlife Film Festival
Phone: +81 (0)3 5261 9908
+81 (0)3 5261 9760
Holding its first festival in 1993, JWFF started in the hope that by screening moving images of the wonders of wildlife and the co-existence of nature and people, we could help to increase understanding and awareness of the urgent need to protect and care for the natural world.
With the raising of environmental awareness, it has become the largest event of its kind in Asia and Pacific Rims.
The festival receives over 400 film entries from over 52 countries and is attended by some 30 thousand members of the public who come from all over Japan.
CINE International Film Festival
Wildlife Media Center
718 S Higgins Avenue
Missoula, Montana 59801
Phone: +1 406 728 9380
CINE is a new cultural and environmental film festival that
brings our world closer to home. It celebrates and explores
the cultures and issues that affect our world, our environment,
and human relationships in the natural world..
with the annual International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF)
Montana CINE (Cultures and Issues of Nature & the Environment)
is an annual film festival held every fall in Missoula, Montana
featuring award-winning films, seminars, receptions and workshops.
This film festival completes a global picture of why and how
we live in our world and interact with our environment.
the wildlife film festival has a special focus with wildlife
as the central theme, the film subjects of Montana CINE are
broad, featuring topics and issues that explore the human
experience and peoples' relationships with nature and their
WildPhotos is an annual two-day event aimed at industry experts, professional, amateur and budding photographers from the world of wildlife and conservation photography.
Playing host to the world’s top wildlife and environmental photographers – including winners of the prestigious Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – the event offers delegates the opportunity to learn from industry experts, hear the stories behind spectacular images, find out about the latest technologies and join the debate on topical issues.
Wildscreen Film Festival
Wildscreen Festival is one of the most influential and inspirational events in the wildlife and environmental filmmaking calendar.
Every two years, hundreds of international delegates from the wildlife media industry and thousands of wildlife enthusiasts descend on Bristol for a week of thought-provoking workshops, talks, debates and free public film screenings.
Rounding the week off is the glittering Wildscreen Panda Awards - dubbed the ‘Green Oscars’ – which celebrates the very best in natural history filmmaking.
Wild Shots Wildlife Photography Symposium
Contact - Harriet Nimmo
Phone: +27 (0)79 437 6079
Wild Shots - South Africa's new wildlife photography symposium.
Saturday 30th November 2013 at the Iziko Museum, Cape Town.
Wild Shots is bringing together amateurs and professionals alike, to learn from and be inspired by the best in the business. It features a packed showcase of high-profile speakers presenting their very latest photographic work, telling tales of experiences in the field, and debating hot industry topics. The stellar line-up of speakers includes Africa's very best nature photographers and top industry practitioners.
Wild Shots' aim is to explore the power of nature photography and how it helps to promote a greater public appreciation of biodiversity and the conservation of nature in Africa. The event is open to everyone with an interest in wildlife and nature photography.
For further info & delegate registration see www.wildshotsevent.com
Wild Talk Africa
Block A, Longkloof Studios
Cape Town 8001
Festival Manager - Shani van Straaten
Phone: +27 (0)21 422 0023
Fax: + 27 (0)21 422 0012
Wild Talk Africa is the largest international wildlife and natural history film festival and conference in Africa.
It has been running successfully in South Africa for the past 6 years, and has contributed to the founding and growth of a now well-established wildlife film industry in South Africa.
It is specifically designed to attract and accommodate the global leaders in the wildlife and natural history, travel and cultural filmmaking industry. It does this by offering a forum for networking, debating and negotiating with broadcasters, commissioning editors, distributors and producers.
As well as this it also offers a platform for the best new natural history films and series to be recognized and applauded, through the prestigious Roscar Awards ceremony.
On a public scale, the festival will reach local audiences through public screenings at Nu Metro which run through a screening partnership with the Durban International Film Festival, Africa’s largest and most successful film festival.
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