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.

Best Feature, Jury Award Winner
Sponsored trip to Southeast Asia or Africa to present film to local film artists and activists. Invitation to join and permission to film a Freeland frontline activity on wildlife or community protection. Festival laurels and award.

Best Short, Jury Award Winner
Sponsored trip to Southeast Asia or Africa to present film to local film artists and activists. Invitation to join and permission to film a Freeland frontline activity on wildlife or community protection. Festival laurels and award.

Best Film, Audience Award Winner
$1,000 cash award. Festival laurels and award.

Best Local Film (Wisconsin), Jury Award Winner
Festival laurels and award. Membership with Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance.

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