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New York WILD Film Festival

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January 24, 2014


NYC Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021


The New York WILD Film Festival seeks to inspire appreciation for the planet and concern for its protection.

The New York WILD Film Festival showcases a spectrum of topics, from exploration and adventure to wildlife and the environment, bringing all things WILD to one of the most urban cities in the world.

The festival honors talented and passionate filmmakers who through the power of their images and storytelling, inspire and enlighten us about exploring and protecting the natural world around us. Through compelling, exhilarating films and conversations, NY WILD presents an extraordinary opportunity to exchange ideas, affect vital change and celebrate the WILD.

Click Here for descriptions of our featured films and trailers for each.

Friday evening, January 24th, Opening night

6:00 – 7:00
Check in and cocktail reception
7:00 – 9:00
Introduction by Richard Wiese
The Sensei, Finalist (20m)
The Last Ocean, Best Conservation Film (52m)
9:00 –10:00
Cocktail Reception

Saturday, January 25th

Morning Program
9:00 – 9:45
Check in and coffee
10:00 – 11:40
Introduction by Pat Walters
Snows of the Nile, Finalist (20m), New York Premier
— Q & A with Producers Nate Dappen & Neil Losin
Parrot Confidential, Special Jury Film (55m)
— Q & A with Producer Allison Argo
11:40 – 12:00
Coffee Break
12:00 – 1:00
North of the Sun, Finalist (46m)
I am Red, Finalist (4m)
1:00 – 1:50

Afternoon Program
2:00 – 3:30
Introduction by Ken Broad
Pride, Best Wildlife Success Story (14m), New York Premier
Mission Antarctic, Best Adventure Film, (39m), New York Premier
Return to the Tepuis, Finalist (10m)
— Q & A with Producer Jenny Nichols and Director of Photography Joe Reis
3:30 – 3:40
Coffee Break
3:40 – 5:30
Salmon Confidential, Best Environmental Film (71m), New York Premier
— Q & A with Producer Twyla Roscovitch
Paradise Found, Best Exploration Film (12m)
— Q & A with Photographer Tim Leyman & Ornithologist Ed Scholes as featured in the film

Saturday Evening, January 25th

6:00 – 7:00
Check in and Cocktail Reception
7:00 – 9:00
Introduction by Richard Wiese
Gloop, Best Short (4m)
Cascada, Finalist (8m)
Africa: Kalahari, Best Wildlife Film & Best in Festival (55m)
9:00 – 10:00
Cocktail Reception

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