Freeland Film Fest is a global story-telling platform that features films about people, wild animals, and ecosystems that are facing and overcoming daunting challenges.

Freeland’s Vision: A World Free of Wildlife Trafficking and Human Slavery

Freeland’s Mission: Freeland is a frontline counter-trafficking organization working for a world that is free of wildlife trafficking and human slavery. Our team of law enforcement, development and communications specialists work alongside partners in Asia, Africa and the Americas to build capacity, raise awareness, strengthen networks and promote good governance to protect critical ecosystems and vulnerable people.

This year's festival will be held virtually due to restrictions from COVID-19.

Best Feature, Jury Award Winner

Best Short, Jury Award Winner

Best Film, Audience Award Winner

Best Local Film (Wisconsin), Jury Award Winner

Please review our categories before submitting. We will not review or accept any films that do not fit in with our festival's mission.

If you are a filmmaker with limited resources, you may write a letter to and we will process discount codes on a case by case basis.