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Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam

Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam
Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Phone: ++31 6 14 060 229

Email: info@wffr.nl

Website: www.wffr.nl

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Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam


About WFFR

The Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (WFFR) is the only film festival for nature documentaries in the Netherlands and shows the most recent films from home and abroad. Since its first edition in 2015, WFFR has been taking place in the Rotterdam film theatre Cinerama, which was also the vibrant heart of the festival this year. The programme consists of beautiful documentaries showing the beauty of nature, as well as films showing the relationship between man and nature. During WFFR, visitors can talk to the many filmmakers present, attend special lectures and take part in interesting activities related to nature conservation.

This year WFFR will be held from 4th – 9th October 2022.

WFFR focuses on the screening of wildlife, conservation and environmental films & documentaries to demonstrate the beauty of nature and to raise awareness about the collective responsibility we have to maintain it.

WFFR is also a meeting place for the wildlife film industry in The Netherlands. We are known for a friendly and informal atmosphere where all our guests feel at home. Here you can catch-up with other film professionals, participate in daily talks/q&a’s and meet the Dutch audience.

In 2022 WFFR will recognise outstanding achievements in eleven Flamingo Award categories. All our winners will be announcement and celebrated during the Flamingo Award Ceremony on 8 October 2022 in Rotterdam.

The submission deadline is 15th April 2022.

You can submit your film via FilmFreeway here: filmfreeway.com/WildlifeFilmFestivalRotterdam

The competition is completely free of fees.

Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam offers awards in the following 11 categories:

  • FESTIVAL GRAND PRIX for the BEST FILM (Grant of 1.000 Euros)
    Awarded to the best overal production.
  • BEST SHORT FILM
    Awarded to the best overal production with maximum lenght of 30 minutes.
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    Awarded to the film with the most outstanding achievement in cinematography.
  • ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR AWARD
    Awarded to the film that best reveals insights into the behaviour of, or the interactions between, animals.
  • AWARENESS AWARD
    Awarded to the film that most effectively raises awareness concerning issues related to animals.
  • VAN LAWICK CONSERVATION AWARD
    Awarded to the film that most effectively contributes to an awareness of timely and relevant conservation issues and/or solutions.
  • PEOPLE AND NATURE AWARD
    Awarded to the film that most effectively explores the social, cultural or economic relationship between people and the natural world.
  • CHILDREN’S AWARD
    Awarded to the film that most effectively inspires an appreciation of the natural world to young people.
  • NEWCOMER AWARD
    Awarded to the best film produced by a first-time filmmaker.
  • INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION AWARD
    Awarded for an outstanding self-financed, non-commissioned film about nature, environment and/or animals that has been produced independently from tv stations or other third parties.
  • AUDIENCE AWARD
    In addition to the awards attributed by the jury, an Audience Award will also be awarded to the most popular film chosen by the general public.

Flamingo Award Categories: wffr.nl/awards-categories

For more information, feel free to contact us at: info@wffr.nl

Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam Flamingo Award Winners 2021

Last year's golden Flamingos were awarded.

The big winner in 2021 was Silence of the Tides, a film that beautifully portrays the fragile relationship between man and nature in the Wadden area.

In total, the jury awarded 11 Flamingos in different categories:

Best Film: Silence of the Tides
Best Short: The Caretakers
Green Impact Award: H2O: The Molecule That Made Us
Animal Behavior Award: Wild Horses
Awareness Award: Birds of the Countryside
Van Lawick Conservation Award: Glorious Bustards
People & Nature Award: The Edge of Existence
Children's Award: Hamsters - Hidden Heroes in the Field
Newcomer Award: The Otter
Science in Nature Award: Antarctica -3D
Independent Production Award: De Wilde Waard

Visit: wffr.nl/winners-2021

The Flamingo Award Ceremony was recorded at WFFR 2020. The ceremony was in the hands of Jannah Boerakker. Due to the corona rules, the prizes were not awarded in the auditorium but in a very special way; Live from the Rotterdam Zoo! Watch it here:


Flamingo Award Ceremony 2020

See the Feature Page: Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2020 Winners Announced!

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