Winners were announced during the World Wildlife Day virtual celebration on March 3. Watch the ceremony here.
The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Jackson Wild, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today that they will team up to organize an international film showcase focusing on the immense value of our planet’s forests, their extensive ecosystem services and the millions of human livelihoods they sustain. The Film Showcase will be one of the global events that will accompany next year’s UN World Wildlife Day (3 March) celebrations and help illustrate its theme:
Forests and livelihoods: sustaining people and planet
2021 World Wildlife Day Film Showcase: Forests films will be shown throughout 2021, spreading the message that the forests are pillars of humanity’s social and economic well-being, as well as key elements of the planet’s environmental health and biological diversity.
Award Category Descriptions
- People & Forests: Awarded to the film that best communicates humanity’s social, cultural, economic, or spiritual interconnectivity to forests.
- My Forest: Awarded to the best forest-related film created by people living in the forest region featured in the film, including films presented by indigenous community members and independent filmmakers and production teams focusing on their local forests.
- Future of Forests: Awarded to the film that most effectively explores the initiatives of individuals or organizations working to protect and preserve forest ecosystems and those that rely on them and/or scientific forest research, forest sustainability, forest-related conservation issues & solutions. Issues addressed may include traditional knowledge, forest-dependent livelihoods, climate change, biodiversity loss, zoonotic diseases related to deforestation, and the loss of forest resources.
- Living Forests: Awarded to the film that most effectively showcases the rich diversity and complexity of forest ecosystems and the species that inhabit them.
- Forest Micro Movie: Awarded to the best forest-related film 5 minutes in run time or less.
Additional Award Categories may be added prior to the finalist announcement.
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