Wildlife Conservation 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.

Additional week long festivals include Los Angeles in September and Monterrey, Mexico in November

WCFF hosts partner events in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Dali, Yunnan China.

In April 2020, the WCFF launches an online platform to be a global film festival. This will not only showcase international films but pay filmmakers on a monthly basis for their content.


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. 

All language accepted.

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
Email: Christopher@wcff.org
Instagram: @WCFF_org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    November 24, 2023
  • Regular Deadline
    August 16, 2024
  • Late Deadline
    September 10, 2024
  • Notifications
    September 16, 2024
  • Event Dates
    24 — 27 October 2024
Categories & Fees

Film over 85 minutes in length.

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

Films over 30 minutes up to 85 minutes.

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

Short films under 30 minutes.

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