A Partnership with United Nations Development Program and CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) celebrating World Wildlife Day. In a world confronting unprecedented environmental threats, is essential to empower locally-driven engagement that inspires action, with measurable impact. The World Wildlife Day Film Showcase is a key part of worldwide public engagement efforts to empower action and inspire a sense of personal responsibility/stewardship for marine species conservation and in creating an equitable and sustainable future. Winners will be announced at a high-level event celebrating the launch of World Wildlife Day at UN Headquarters in NYC, on Friday March 1, 2019. Winning and Finalist Films will be showcased throughout the world through special premiere and World Wildlife Day screening events as well as at the Living Oceans Conservation Summit and through Jackson Hole WILD Films on Tour. See the official press release.
Ocean Heroes: Awarded to the film that most effectively celebrates noteworthy work of individuals or groups committed to protection, raising awareness or understanding, and sustainable use of marine species or ecosystems.
People and Oceans: Awarded to the film that best communicates humanity’s social, cultural, economic and/or environmental interdependence with marine species and ecosystems including sustainable commercial use.
Ocean Issues and Solutions: Awarded to the film that most effectively explores current challenges and communicates solutions to the environmental, social-economic and sustainability issues facing marine species and ecosystems.
Marine Life: Awarded to the film that most effectively showcases the rich diversity and complex behavior of one or more marine species.
Ocean Short: Awarded to the best marine species or ecosystem film less than 15 minutes in length.
Ocean MicroMovie: Awarded to the best marine species or ecosystem film less than 5 minutes in length.
March 1, 2019: Winners Announced at high-level UN event in NYC March 2, 2019: World Wildlife Day Screenings in NYC Throughout 2019: Finalists & Winners go on tour to embassies, NGOs and organizations around the world