Award Winning Films

Award Winning Films

Many of our featured films have either been nominated for and /or have one awards at film festivals. Here are our best festival picks for you.

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Award Winning Films
  • Pepperwood: Rising From The Ashes

    Several widespread wildfires have occurred in the western United States in recent years, impacting many of our urban-wildland communities. At Pepperwood Preserve in Sonoma County, California, two major wildfires separated by only two years have burned through the landscape. How will this fire-ada...

  • Longleaf Forever

    Longleaf Forever is a short documentary film that plunges viewers into one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet. Home to hundreds of rare plants and animals, longleaf pine forests once covered 90 million acres in the American South. Today, conservationists and land managers a...

  • Bread For Tomorrow

    Bread for Tomorrow is a short film about the Indigenous Wicungo community’s struggle to gain legal ownership of their ancestral territory in Peru and how Rainforest Trust’s partner, Center for the Development of an Indigenous Amazon, has helped them to reclaim the rights to their homes and liveli...

  • Eating Our Way To Extinction

    Eating Our Way To Extinction takes audiences on a cinematic journey around the world, from the depths of the Amazon rainforests to the Taiwanese Mountains, the Mongolian desert, the US Dust Bowl, the Norwegian Fjords and the Scottish coastlines, telling the story of our planet through shocking te...

  • Free Billy

    Taken from the wild in Malaysia as a baby, Billy was transported to Los Angeles Zoo. There he was cruelly trained to do tricks to amuse the visitors.
    Thirty years later, having led a mostly solitary life in the zoo, Billy exhibits symptoms of mental and physical distress.
    This powerful film foll...

  • The Caretakers Ecoflix

    A journey into the weird, wonderful and truly astonishing lives of the small yet mighty creatures who keep the world turning – beetles.

    They have been successful for millions of years, yet today they’re in serious trouble; what does the future hold for these incredibly important animals, and for...

  • Karibu Nyumbani

    Photographer Matthew Williams-Ellis focuses on wildlife photography from the Maasai Mara in Kenya. 'One thing that really struck me during my time in the Maasai Mara was the immense pride, knowledge, and love for wildlife that all the guides have. The film aims to convey this passion, and has bee...

  • A Guardian

    What is the collective noun for a group of drones? A flock? A watch? A sentinel? A guardian as it turns out.
    ‘A Guardian’ is a glorious drone-shot film for charity Over & Above Africa, using collective nouns to romance the beauty of animal groups across Africa.
    But at the same time highlighting...

  • Remaking Wolf Connection

    Ever since the first ancient hunters followed wolves to the location of prey- humans have had a deep-seated connection to canines. We lived symbiotically with the wolf over tens of thousands of years. These wild animals eventually became “man’s best friend” in the form of domesticated dog.

    The...

  • The Last Stand

    THE LAST STAND examines the urgent race to save the world's last remaining ancient forests and stop global warming. This emotive documentary, using the flashpoint of British Columbia's "Battle for the Trees" at Fairy Creek, examines the importance of keeping intact forest ecosystems: in North Am...

  • Friends of Bonobos of the Congo

    An introduction to bonobos and the conservation mission of Friends of Bonobos of the Congo, an environmental nonprofit rooted in the belief that love heals and that through education and opportunity we can change the future for the better.
    Film by Leon Haberkorn, 2021 Winner of the Boden Internat...

  • Flying Barn Doors

    In a world where our climate hangs in the balance, can we learn to co-exist with predators once more?
    Flying Barn Doors examines our changing relationship with nature and wildlife through the story of the White Tailed Eagle in Scotland.
    Once revered among ancient cultures, the rise of agricultu...

  • Saving the Dancing Bears

    For over 400 years, in India, the rare Sloth Bear was targeted for human exploitation…first for the emperors, then as roadside entertainment for villagers and tourists who paid to watch the bears jump, conditioned after years of abuse by trainers.

    Given the ongoing legacy of cruelty, two indivi...

  • The Voice of a River

    In 1979, Mark Dubois became a symbol of conservation and proof of how the power of resolve in one man can bring about change to our world when he was willing to sacrifice his life for the life of a river. The Voice of a River is the telling of this resolve 42 years later, after Mark made national...