Conservation WCFF2023

Conservation WCFF2023

Conservation WCFF2023
  • Guardian of the Sea Lions

    Guardian of the Sea Lions" is a film centred around Janet Ledingham, an 83 year-old woman who voluntarily collects data on sea lions, a nationally vulnerable species, for the New Zealand Sea Lion Trust. It is both informative and inspiring as we learn about Janet’s passion for sea lions and her r...

  • 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...

  • Golden Monkeys: Braving the Impossible

    Golden Monkey: Braving the Impossible - Shot in the inaccessible wildernesses of Central Asia, this episode from the series "Wild Empire" follows the perilous existence of a family of golden-snub-nosed monkeys throughout a year to capture their captivating and rarely seen behaviour. A WCFF 2022 P...

  • Black Skimmers Under Our Wing

    Every summer, shorebirds known as Black Skimmers join together in the hundreds to form a nesting colony on the barrier islands lining Tampa Bay. They use their distinctive black and orange beaks and impressive flying abilities to skim the shallow water for small fish.
    A young male skimmer wanders...

  • Coming Soon: Faces of the Cloud Forest

    In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Southwestern Uganda, growing conflict with people puts the local population of Mountain Gorillas at risk.
    In her struggle to protect them, one veterinarian discovers that the similarities between the two communities threatening to destroy them both.
    Director: Hugh...

  • Elephants Out Of Captivity

    WARNING- this feature contains images of animal suffering some viewers may find distressing.
    This film shares a brief history of elephants, explains how they suffer in captivity, explores the work that FACE (Free All Captive Elephants) and other organizations do in the fight to give captive elep...

  • Ocean Guardians

    Ocean Guardians, recounts the journey of humpback whales as they migrate between Alaska and Hawai‘i while illuminating PWF’s ongoing work to save the species and restore the delicate balance between humankind and marine life. Shot on location in Alaska and Maui, with additional visual support pro...

  • 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...

  • Feast Of The Killer Whales

    Killer Whales are faced with competition from Humpback Whales in Norway during perhaps the largest known gathering of marine mammals in the world; hundreds of killer whales in pursuit of shoals of herring.
    These killer whales are faced with unexpected competition from humpback whales, who began ...

  • Violet - A Polar Bear Story

    Two female explorers track the progress of a young mother polar bear in Norway.
    When the pandemic shut down the world in 2020, two female explorers were camping in a remote hut in Svalbard, Norway, with plans to overwinter in one of the challenging locations on Earth.
    From their isolated base ca...

  • Searching For Sea Turtles In Grenada

    On the 12 square mile island of Carriacou, Grenada a team of scientists, fishermen and a wildlife veternarian assemble. They're here to conduct the first ever in-water survey of hard-shelled sea turtle around the island. With no prior data to go off of, they only have the local knowledge of beach...

  • Pheasants Of Detroit

    A little human-Pheasant subculture has developed in the city - pheasants are neighbours to human residents and muses to local artists - and pheasants have become the unofficial city bird of Detroit! Join everyday Detroiters in a walk around the city as we celebrate these funky birds at home in th...

  • Emergence

    Emergence is a short documentary featuring Tsavo National Parks incredible super tuskers and the remarkable humans preserving these iconic elephants. Super Tuskers are elephants whose tusks are so large they touch the ground; each tusk weighs well over 100 lbs. There is a genetic variation that i...

  • Conserving Mountains

    Rangers and conservationists talk about their efforts to protect nature in West Virginia, they discuss the varying wildlife, and their importance to the states ecosystems.
    Learn about the conservation projects they work on to help ensure their protection and educate the public about them.
    Dire...

  • 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...