The third annual New York Wildlife Conservation Film Festival will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012 to Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Tribeca Grand Hotel & Theater in New York City. The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) screens some of the finest conservation, natural history and wildlife documentary films in the world. The New York City festival will highlight causes and themes pertinent to the wider public including the ivory trade, homeless captive tigers in America, human-wildlife conflict issues, and the disappearance of Asian elephants, and many more.
Featured films at this year’s event include In the Eye of the Whale, produced by Kate Miller; Last Elephants in Thailand, produced by Dr. Donald Tayloe and Michele Mizner; White Shark Café, produced and directed by Sean Aronson; Day of the Tiger, produced by Stan Waterman; Amazon Alive-Part 1: Jungle of the Mind, produced and directed by Christian Baumeister; Cotton Tops, produced by Frederico Pardo; and Koala Hospital, produced by Susan Kelly. There will also be a special feature presentation, Blood Ivory by National Geographic Investigative Reporter, Bryan Christy.
To kick off the New York festival, there will be an opening night reception fundraiser to benefit Big Life Foundation and Trust For Wildlife on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at I Tre Merli in Soho, New York. This intimate gathering will feature prestigious animal experts, surprise guests and an exclusive art auction with pieces by Nick Brandt, Charlie Hewitt, Arman, Andrea Belag, Kate Carey, Steven Gross,James Dickson, Isack Kousnsky, Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson, among others.
On Saturday, November 10, 2012, at 8:30 pm, there will be an Awards Ceremony and Panel Discussion featuring prominent guests including Bob Simon (CBS Evening News ’60 Minutes’), Dr. Mike Cranfield (Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project), Janet Hess (Series Producer – ‘NATURE’), Dr. William Karesh (Vice President EcoHealth Alliance, President OIE Working Group on Wildlife Diseases, Co-Chair IUCN Species Survival Commission), Wendie Wendt (Executive Director Big Life Foundation), Kelvin Alie (International Fund for Animal Welfare – IFAW) and Bryan Christy (Investigative Reporter – National Geographic).
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