Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Wildlife Conservation Film Festival- April 20 to 23

 sent by Laura Bracken
 The 1st Annual Miami Wildlife Conservation Film Festival takes place at the Cinematheque in Miami Beach the weekend of April 20-23. Over 30 natural history and wildlife documentary films will be screened. Some are world premiers an almost all the films have never before been screened in Florida.

The mission of the Miami Wildlife Conservation Film Festival is to educate, enlighten, entertain and inspire people to become aware and understand that we must protect the world's wildlife and natural habitat. We help do this through the use of documentary film, television, and social media. The protection of species and habitat are critical not only to the survival of humanity, but our responsibility to ensure future generations can appreciate and enjoy our planet's natural treasures.

The Miami Wildlife Conservation Film Festival is the premier venue in the southeastern United States for the wildlife filmmaker to present their documentary work to a global audience. This film festival is an annual event and attracts representatives of the international conservation & wildlife organizations, and members of the film, media, television and scientific community. 

Some of the conservation organizations participating include: Trust For Wildlife, Lemur Conservation Foundation, Shark Savers, The Nature Conservancy and the Pew Environment Group. On the opening night, Friday April 20, world famous underwater filmmaker Stan Waterman will screen three of his films and then speak to the audience. Mr. Waterman will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in underwater filmmaking and conservation.

In addition to Mr. Waterman, longtime Miami resident Harry Kelton the founder of the Pelican Seabird Rescue Center will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work to support Wildlife Conservation. 

There is no other film festival like this in the state of Florida or the southeastern United States. The Miami Wildlife Conservation Film Festival is part of a network of other film festivals; the parent organization is Wildlife Conservation Film Festivals (WCFF) that hosts film festivals in Southampton, NY, Bar Harbor, Maine and Washington, D.C.

 Some of the films to be screened: Amazon Alive
The Last Elephants in Thailand
Migratory Birds and Shade Grown Coffee
Cotton-Tops (Spanish: English subtitled)
Koala Hospital


In The Eye of The Whale
White Shark Café
Meet the Sloths (world premier)
Home for Hawksbill.
Antarctica Dreaming

There’s A Rhino in My House


You may find the schedule here.
For additional information visit: www.MiamiWCFF.org

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