WCFF to bring the festival to Australia

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival has wrapped up another successful year in New York and now has its sights set on bringing the long-running festival to Australian shores in 2022.

Completing its eleventh year in New York City, the WCFF screened more than 100 films, including many world premieres, from around the globe. The festival drew film producers and scientists from around the world to showcase their films and participate in panel discussions and Q&A’s, representing countries including Australia, Brazil, China, Columbia, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Singapore and the United Kingdom to name a few.

The festival puts wildlife conservation in the spotlight with its mission is to inform, engage and inspire audiences about the need and importance for the protection of global biodiversity.

“The Film Festival is a personal mission, and an effective means to shed light on the state of some of the most endangered species living on our planet,” WCFF Founder & CEO, Christopher J. Gervais, FRGS said.

The festival is currently preparing for its 12th year in New York City and a call for entry for the 2022 event is now open. International, short & feature, independent, blue chip and student films are welcomed. For entry application, contact info@wcff.org.

WCFF is in discussions to bring the Film Festival to Australia in late 2022 and is calling for expressions of interest from corporate, media and philanthropic sponsors. Please email kate@wcff.org for more information.


Founded in New York City in 2010, by Christopher J. Gervais, FRGS; the WCFF is the only film festival on the planet dedicated to wildlife conservation. In addition to the film festival, WCFF partners with the annual Green Nation Sustainability Conference in São Paulo, Brazil which draws 100,000 attendees. The WCFF also partners with organizations in Australia, China, Mexcio, Nigeria, Russia and European countries. The WCFF has a virtual platform through the WCFF Channel and an extensive education outreach program with secondary, post-secondary institutions and libraries throughout the United States and foreign countries that reaches over 100,000 annually.

Kate Webster is a world traveller, ocean lover and conservation warrior who is determined to make every moment count for not only herself but the world around her. This has inspired Kate to translate those moments and share them through her storytelling. A dedicated David Attenborough and Jane Goodall fan, Kate has delved into the world of wildlife and conservation travel to bring awareness.