Years running: 11 (since 2010)

Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

International film festival.


The Wildlife conservation Film Festival (WCFF), is the only film festival on the globe dedicated to inform, Engage and Inspire wildlife conservation and the protection of biodiversity. The festival takes place annually in New York, NY during the month of October.

WCFF launches a festival in Los Angeles in April 2020.

Additional events are held in New York throughout the year with international programs in Brazil, China, Kenya and Europe.


Best Award Categories: Amateur, Animation, Ecosytem-Habitat, Feature, Foundation, Music & NatureSeries, Short, Student, Wildlife Crime and Regional Categories that include: Africa, Australia, Central & South America, Europe, Middle East, North America, Oceans, Russia, and Southeast Asia  


Subtitle language: English. 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Founder: Christopher J. Gervais

Jury: WCFF has a jury committee of five veteran wildlife documentary film makers.



United States
New York

Official website



22 East 12th Street
New York, New York
United States 10003

Phone: 917-558-5205
Instagram: @WCFF_org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    October 30, 2019
  • Regular Deadline
    August 15, 2020
  • Late Deadline
    September 05, 2020
  • Notifications
    September 10, 2020
  • Event dates
    15 — 25 October 2020
Categories & Fees

Short films under 30 minutes.

  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55

Films over 30 minutes up to 85 minutes.

  • Regular Deadline — $85
  • Late Deadline — $95

Film over 85 minutes in length.

  • Regular Deadline — $130
  • Late Deadline — $145
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