The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival attracts an international representation of film, filmmakers, advocates and scientists dedicated to the preservation of global biodiversity. Visitors come to New York from across the globe to attend this unique film festival. Opportunity for the filmmaker and visitors exist to interact and engage is discussion.

Representatives from multiple distribution companies are invited to review films in the festival for television listings on their respected networks.

The WCFF takes place in New York the third week in October for 10 days, three of which are a filed trip for visiting film producers and scientists and seven days of film screenings, receptions, workshops and parties. In addition the WCFF hosts a monthly film screening series in the city to screen films accepted into the film festival but not part of the October schedule.

Film Producers receive:
- The ability to market your film with the WCFF official selection and, if selected for an award, an award logo.
- All access festival pass.
- You will be introduced at your film's screening, participate in Panel Discussion/Q&As to talk about your work
- Free admission to all festival related events.
- Sell copies of your film(s) and books at the festival

Entry & Judging Categories:
Endangered Species
Endangered Ecosystem/Habitat
Foreign (Must be subtitled in English)
Humans & Nature
Music & Nature
Short (Under 20 minutes)
Student (Ages 21 and under)
Virtual Reality
Wildlife Activism

Request film entry application with rules and terms to

* Acceptance into the WCFF means your film may be screened at our flagship event in New York, NY in October. However if your film cannot be screened during this time it will be scheduled for another date as the WCFF hosts screenings in New York and other cities. In 2020 the film festival will also include Los Angeles, CA.

The WCFF does NOT provide for airfare, accommodations or any other expenses incurred to attend the festival, unless otherwise arranged and agreed upon.

Overall Rating
  • James Macdonald

    I had a chance to participate within the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival and it was something special. My family flew over form Ireland so it was a group effort. On the Friday evening we all drove downtown Manhattan to the Cinema Village which is extremely authentic and rustic. Very beautiful part of the City and we were lucky enough that parking was available directly across the street from the venue.

    Chris met us promptly at the front door with open arms and he introduced us all to the rest of the filmmakers. The caliber of films exhibited that night was first class and even better to see a packed venue.

    Everybody went out for drinks afterwards and it will be a night to be never forgotten. Thank you to both Chris and the WCFF for such a memorable evening.

    November 2019
  • John Mikulak

    Really enjoyable time at the festival. Met some amazingly talented and passionate documentary filmmakers. And Christopher and the festival organizers are very passionate and knowledgeable about such a worthwhile cause.

    November 2019
  • clayton rawson

    I was honored to be included in the WCFF and delighted to meet Christopher. Thanks to him for his commitment and diligence producing WCFF and showcasing extremely important films by talented filmmakers that would be difficult - if not impossible - to see anywhere else.

    November 2019
  • Ian Nelson

    This is a fantastic festival with incredible films and I was honored that my film was included. It was really inspiring to attend the festival and meet other filmmakers from all over the world.

    November 2019
  • Kerry David

    While we didn’t make the festival itself due to the running time of our film, we did get to experience Christopher’s wonderful and genuine love of film and wildlife. He worked diligently to make sure we had a screening in New York and a panel to follow. I highly recommend submitting your film for consideration- for an authentic experience where films seemed to be judged on their merit :)

    November 2019