PWFF is three days of non-stop celebration of Africa’s beauty and powerful natural world.
The three-day event will host the world’s best natural history filmmakers in the heart of various wild and raw Kenyan locations to produce, celebrate and explore opportunities for collaboration with some of East Africa’s rising stars.
PWFF’s objective is to showcase stories that promote awareness, knowledge and an understanding of science, wildlife, and the humans that impact our world every day. The festival champions local wildlife filmmakers and inspires a new generation to challenge conventional expectations about how we conserve wildlife and habitat.
Filmmakers can expect lively Q&A’s after every screening, engaging daytime programming including panels, show cases, and networking opportunities with top-notch filmmakers, fresh media makers, conservationists and scientists working on the protection and preservation of African wildlife and wild spaces. PWFF’s collaborative spirit offers opportunities for many national and international conservation partners to be involved in post-film screening discussions and field trips around magical Kenya.
Festival laurel, publicity on a national and international level, social media promotion, complimentary memberships, festival invitation. Discounts and complimentary passes can be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Films eligible for Pridelands Wildlife Film Fest's juried competition must have a central focus on wildlife species, natural history, or conservation. The jury’s chief concerns are scientific accuracy, ethical decisions made during production, and demonstrated efforts toward the betterment of our natural world. PWFF’s judging process prioritizes a robust representation of perspectives in every category. PWFF highlights both the best of this long-lasting genre as well as alternative approaches to storytelling.
Film entries must also match the following criteria:
1. Entries must have a release date, copyright date, or air date after 2019.
2. Entries must be permitted to stream virtually - at the very least to a Kenyan audience
3. Please be prepared to submit a file for streaming and possibly a separate file for appropriate projection. Our Technical Director will be in touch.
4. Filmmakers must submit high quality copies per entry, preferably online.
5. Non-English language productions should include subtitles.
6. The inaugural Pridelands Wildlife Film Fest will take place on February 20th -23rd, 2022.
7. Please preview your entries before submitting them. Programs with profanity, time codes, broken links, or other defects will be disqualified.
8. No refunds.