2022 World Wildlife Day Film Showcase
RECOVERING KEY SPECIES FOR ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION
Jackson Wild and the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) teamed up to inspire personal responsibility and stewardship for endangered creatures through a film showcase across the world. In 2015, we hosted the International Elephant Film Festival, which has reached over 8,000 people in 70+ countries. Building off of this success, we hosted the International Big Cats Film Festival in 2018 and the World Wildlife Day Film Showcase: Living Oceans in 2019, Biodiversity in 2020 and Forests in 2021. The 2022 film showcase will be one of the global events that will accompany the 2022 UN World Wildlife Day (3 March) celebrations and help illustrate its theme, “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”. Winners and finalist films entered into the competition will be shown throughout 2022. The showcase will highlight films focused on threatened species of wild fauna and flora and explore their importance for habitats, ecosystem, and neighboring communities.
Award Category Descriptions
- Species in Crisis (Long Form and Short Form):
Awarded to the film that most effectively explores current challenges and communicates solutions to the environmental, social-economic and sustainability issues facing threatened species of wild fauna and flora, their habitats and ecosystems.
- The Web of Life (Long Form and Short Form):
Awarded to the film that most effectively showcases the rich diversity and complex behavior of one or more threatened species, how these species affect their ecosystems and the chain of ecological issues that will occur if the species is lost.
- Stories of Hope (Long Form and Short Form):
Awarded to the film that most effectively celebrates the work of local and indigenous individuals or groups committed to raising awareness or involved in the conservation, and/or sustainable management of threatened species of wild fauna and flora and their ecosystems, and how these communities are working to save species from extinction.
- People & Threatened Species (Long Form and Short Form):
Awarded to the film that best communicates humanity’s social, cultural, economic and/or environmental interdependence with threatened species and what may be lost if the species go extinct.
- Micro Movie:
Awarded to the best film focused on threatened species 5 minutes in run time or less.
Additional Award Categories may be added prior to the finalist announcement to honor as many worthy films as possible. Long Form is defined as any film longer than 17 minutes in runtime, Short Form is defined as any film 17 minutes in run time or less. Participating films must feature a species on the IUCN Red List of threatened species.