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List of Films 2018-Official Selection

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WINNERS 2018

 

AWARD CATEGORIES:

1. NATURAL HISTORY

What is natural history filmmaking? - it is not only the preservation of flora and fauna, it is the discovery of new information to science and to the general public.

And to achieve this, the filmmaker has to have extensive knowledge not only about the process of filmmaking, but also about the chosen subjects.

1st place:  Lemming - The Little Giant Of The North Hungary/Sweden (Festival Best)

2nd place: The Rhoen - A Natural Paradise in the Heart of Germany Germany

3rd place: The Canary Islands - World of the Fire Mountains Austria

 

2. ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION

We have received many candidates for this category from all around the world – and – all have stories to tell regarding our sucess and failure in the environment and its conservation.

1st place:  White Fortune  Iran

2nd place: Lake of Apples, Macedonia

3rd place: The Shuidong Connection,  United Kingdom

 

3. NORDIC

There are many filmmakers of various nationalities in this Nordic category who see Scandinavia from different perspectives of how they see life in this northern region.

1st place: Queen without LandNorway

2nd place: Wild Baltic Sea Ep.3: From Finland to Sweden,  Germany

3rd place: White Moos, Sweden

 

4. SHORT

To tell a short story one has to stick to the paradigm in order to maintain the story's directive. It is not what you say it is what you do not say that counts. Stick to the issue in order to get the message across.

1st place: Life on the Machair, United Kingdom

2nd place: Guardians of Anja, United Kingdom

3rd place: Daroji, India


5. UNDERWATER

The Oceans have yet to reveal their treasures and at this moment in time we know very little about them. New discoveries are being made every day from the shallows to the great depths.

The following films have demonstrated the remarkable life beneath the waves.

1st place:  Lionfish - New Pirates of the Caribbean, Germany

2nd place: Underwater Wilderness – Sudan, Hungary

3rd place: Sea of Life, Canada

 


6. SCIENCE

Science presented in an audio visual format is informative and can be entertaining and allows for easy comprehension not only for the academic, but for the general public.

1st place: The World according to TermitesCzech Republic

2nd place: Budapest Inferno Hungary

3rd place: World without Insects Germany

7. ENERGY

Energy is in everything – it is needed to sustain life from production, transportation, communication, agriculture and the commodities required by human populations in order to function. But where does it come from? - are the resources limitless or will they eventually run out and if this is the case what are we doing to solve the problem?

1st place: The Secret Life of Materials United Kingdom/Greece

2nd place: The fight for the Arctic from Germany

3rd place: Closing the loop from Belgium


8. CLIMATE CHANGE

What is climate change – is it a natural phenomenon or is it man made or a combination of both. Do we have enough time to save the environment in the long term so that future generations are able to survive?

The winning films have addressed this problem giving possible solutions to prevent a catastrophe.

1st place: GrassrootsAustralia

2nd place: The Sea and the Land from Germany

3rd place: The Pale Horse, also from Germany


9. ANIMATION

There are many styles of animation which are a surrealistic art form, but what does a filmmaker need to make a sucessful film? You need a good story with a good message in order to emphasise the meaning.

1st place:  Blue tomorrow, Turkey

2nd place: Green Invasion, Argenitina

3rd: place: Tasteful, USA

 

10. JURY'S SPECIAL AWARD 

The jury's special award is given to a film that has outstanding qualities where the filmmakers have demonstrated their ability to capture scenes never seen before - information that is new to science, education and to the general public. Out of the many films that qualified for this award 3 contenders were selected as they offered more than most due to their dexterity and prowess as filmmakers.


1st place: White wolves – Ghosts of the ArcticGermany

2nd place: Birds of the Lakes Return,  Slovenia

3rd place: Life behind the Stars, Spain

  

Sat. 15.9.2018

List of Guests 2018 (update Sept 15th)

 

Sun. 9.9.2018

The program of the screenings 

Sat.1.9.2018  

Festival week-schedule  (26-30 SEPTEMBER 2018) 

More material:

LIST OF FINALISTS 2018  

OFFICIAL  SELECTION (download pdf)

 

LIST OF ENTRIES SELECTED (PER AWARD CATEGORY) 

1. NATURAL HISTORY-20 FILMS

1.      The Canary Islands - World of the Fire Mountains

2.      The Rhoen - A Natural Paradise in the Heart of Germany

3.      Wild Caribbean: Rhythms of Life - Whales and Volcanos

4.      Wild Faces of Switzerland-Water and Ice

5.      The World's Most Famous Tiger

6.      Ark of Light and Shadows

7.      Natural Beijing

8.      Oslo's Wild Heart

9.      Jersey City, the Wildlife and me

10.  Little Residents of the Big City

11.  White Wolves-Ghosts of the Arctic

12.  Wolverine-Ghost of the Northern Forest

13.  Grizzly Encounters with Chris Morgan Part1:The Hunger Challenge

14.  Lemming - The Little Giant Of The North

15.  Fish Owl Wanted

16.  The Singing Ape

17.  Return of the Spider Monkeys

18.  Birds of the Lakes Return

19.  The Armoured Warrior

20.  Bee Pastures

 

2. ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION-24 FILMS

21.  The Keriya

22.  Dehesa

23.  Ranger and Leopard

24.  Cor and Henk- Wearfisher of the East Scheldt

25.  Alima

26.  Uncle Bird -The Story of Jianguo Ren

27.  Seed & Sprout Growing the Food Rescue Revolution

28.  Lake of Apples

29.  Bird of Prey

30.  The Python Code

31.  White Fortune

32.  Once Hamoun

33.  Creekwalker

34.  The Shuidong Connection

35.  The Tatra Mountains-Wild at Heart

36.  Hidden Life

37.  Forest

38.  A Novel Coral Restoration concept-SECORE's pilot project in Mexico

39.  Temska – we are the law!

40.  Pentadaktylos-So close yet so far

41.  A Herd of Orphans

42.  War over Flying Squirrel

43.  Saving the Wild - Wild Life Rescue and Rehabilitation

44.  The Wrong Way

 

3. NORDIC  15 FILMS

45.  Wild Baltic Sea Ep.3: From Finland to Sweden

46.  The North Awakens

47.  The Bohus Coast-a Moody Paradise

48.  The State against the Lake of Liesjärvi

49.  Wild Wetland

50.  Wildlife in Focus – Photographer Tuomas Heinonen

51.  The Sea that Disappeared

52.  The Urban Jungle

53.  Queen without Land

54.  The White Moose

55.  Journey to the Sea

56.  The Forest Renovation

57.  Karjalan kunnailla

58.  Iceland-The newborn Island

59.  The Grind Message

 

4. SHORT-16 FILMS

60.  Discovering Langkawi-Passages Through Time

61.  The Penguin's Spring

62.  The Sea

63.  Egeo-The Sea for me

64.  Water Time Bomb

65.  Migrating with the Sandhill's Cranes

66.  Eeya

67.  Daroji

68.  Desolation Follows

69.  Salmon-The Wild Connection

70.  Memory Islands

71.  Govadas

72.  Guardians of Anja

73.  Life on the Machair

74.  I heard Sita

75.  Truia

 

5. UNDERWATER- 8 FILMS

76.  Sea of Life

77.  Lionfish - New Pirates of the Caribbean

78.  Escape To Costa Rica - THE CALL OF THE OCEAN

79.  Underwater Wilderness-Sudan

80.  The Patterns of the Ocean

81.  Shark$: The Scientific & Economic Impact of Sharks in Florida

82.  Close Encounters

83.  Lampedusa Turtle Group

 

6. SCIENCE- 10  FILMS

84.  The World according to Termites

85.  Flow of Life

86.  Evolution in Isolation

87.  Life Behind Stars

88.  Budapest Inferno

89.  World without Insects

90.  The Tipping Point

91.  Adventures of the American Pika

92.  Toxic compounds of the Arctic

93.  A Residence above the Clouds

 

SPECIAL AWARD NOMINEES

7. ENERGY- 3 FILMS

94.  The Fight for the Arctic

95.  The Secret Life of Materials

96.  Closing the Loop

 

8. CLIMATE CHANGE - 6 FILMS

97.  Panthera, the Herritage of Survivors

98.  Climate's Children

99.  Kiribati

100.                    Grassroots

101.                    The Pale Horse - Coral Apocalypse

102.                    The Sea and the Land

 

9. ANIMATION-10 FILMS

103.                    Green Invasion

104.                    Blue tomorrow

105.                    Stop or Melt

106.                    Ralph and The Dinosaurs

107.                    Big Bernards

108.                    Reset

109.                    Tasteful

110.                    Save the Bees

111.                    The Elephant Song

112.           Croc and Odile                                                       

 

More information: Download pdf document

 

 

1. NATURAL HISTORY-20 FILMS

1.       The Canary Islands - World of the Fire Mountains

2.       The Rhoen - A Natural Paradise in the Heart of Germany

3.       Wild Caribbean: Rhythms of Life - Whales and Volcanos

4.       Wild Faces of Switzerland-Water and Ice

5.       The World's Most Famous Tiger

6.       Ark of Light and Shadows

7.       Natural Beijing

8.       Oslo's Wild Heart

9.       Jersey City, the Wildlife and me

10.    Little Residents of the Big City

11.    White Wolves-Ghosts of the Arctic

12.    Wolverine-Ghost of the Northern Forest

13.    Grizzly Encounters with Chris Morgan Part1:The Hunger Challenge

14.    Lemming - The Little Giant Of The North

15.    Fish Owl Wanted

16.    The Singing Ape

17.    Return of the Spider Monkeys

18.    Birds of the Lakes Return

19.    The Armoured Warrior

20.    Bee Pastures

2. ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION-24 FILMS

21.    The Keriya

22.    Dehesa

23.    Ranger and Leopard

24.    Cor and Henk- Wearfisher of the East Scheldt

25.    Alima

26.    Uncle Bird -The Story of Jianguo Ren

27.    Seed & Sprout Growing the Food Rescue Revolution

28.    Lake of Apples

29.    Bird of Prey

30.    The Python Code

31.    White Fortune

32.    Once Hamoun

33.    Creekwalker

34.    The Shuidong Connection

35.    The Tatra Mountains-Wild at Heart

36.    Hidden Life

37.    Forest

38.    A Novel Coral Restoration concept-SECORE's pilot project in Mexico

39.    Temska – we are the law!

40.    Pentadaktylos-So close yet so far

41.    A Herd of Orphans

42.    War over Flying Squirrel

43.    Saving the Wild - Wild Life Rescue and Rehabilitation

44.    The Wrong Way

3. NORDIC  15 FILMS

45.    Wild Baltic Sea Ep.3: From Finland to Sweden

46.    The North Awakens

47.    The Bohus Coast-a Moody Paradise

48.    The State against the Lake of Liesjärvi

49.    Wild Wetland

50.    Wildlife in Focus – Photographer Tuomas Heinonen

51.    The Sea that Disappeared

52.    The Urban Jungle

53.    Queen without Land

54.    The White Moose

55.    Journey to the Sea

56.    The Forest Renovation

57.    Karjalan kunnailla

58.    Iceland-The newborn Island

59.    The Grind Message

 

4. SHORT 16 FILMS

60.    Discovering Langkawi-Passages Through Time

61.    The Penguin's Spring

62.    The Sea

63.    Egeo-The Sea for me

64.    Water Time Bomb

65.    Migrating with the Sandhill's Cranes

66.    Eeya

67.    Daroji

68.    Desolation Follows

69.    Salmon-The Wild Connection

70.    Memory Islands

71.    Govadas

72.    Guardians of Anja

73.    Life on the Machair

74.    I heard Sita

75.    Truia

5. UNDERWATER-8 FILMS

 

76.    Sea of Life

77.    Lionfish - New Pirates of the Caribbean

78.    Escape To Costa Rica - THE CALL OF THE OCEAN

79.    Underwater Wilderness-Sudan

80.    The Patterns of the Ocean

81.    Shark$: The Scientific & Economic Impact of Sharks in Florida

82.    Close Encounters

83.    Lampedusa Turtle Group

 

6. SCIENCE- 10  FILMS

84.    The World according to Termites

85.    Flow of Life

86.    Evolution in Isolation

87.    Life Behind Stars

88.    Budapest Inferno

89.    World without Insects

90.    The Tipping Point

91.    Adventures of the American Pika

92.    Toxic compounds of the Arctic

93.    A Residence above the Clouds

 

SPECIAL AWARD NOMINEES

 

7. ENERGY- 3 FILMS

94.    The Fight for the Arctic

95.    The Secret Life of Materials

96.    Closing the Loop

8. CLIMATE CHANGE - 6 FILMS

97.    Panthera, the Herritage of Survivors

98.    Climate's Children

99.    Kiribati

100.Grassroots

101.The Pale Horse - Coral Apocalypse

102.The Sea and the Land

9. ANIMATION 10 FILMS

103.Green Invasion

104.Blue tomorrow

105.Stop or Melt

106.Ralph and The Dinosaurs

107.Big Bernards

108.Reset

109.Tasteful

110.Save the Bees

111.The Elephant Song

Croc and Odile                                                       

Festivaali 2018

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Sun.30.9.2018

 

VOITTAJAT 2018

 

 

 

AWARD CATEGORIES:

 

1. NATURAL HISTORY

 

1st place:  Lemming - The Little Giant Of The North Hungary/Sweden (Festival Best)

 

2nd place: The Rhoen - A Natural Paradise in the Heart of Germany Germany

 

3rd place: The Canary Islands - World of the Fire Mountains Austria

 

2. ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION

1st place:  White Fortune  Iran

2nd place: Lake of Apples, Macedonia

3rd place: The Shuidong Connection,  United Kingdom

3. NORDIC

1st place: Queen without LandNorway

2nd place: Wild Baltic Sea Ep.3: From Finland to Sweden,  Germany

3rd place: White Moos, Sweden

4. SHORT

1st place: Life on the Machair, United Kingdom

2nd place: Guardians of Anja, United Kingdom

3rd place: Daroji, India

 


5. UNDERWATER

1st place:  Lionfish - New Pirates of the Caribbean, Germany

2nd place: Underwater Wilderness – Sudan, Hungary

3rd place: Sea of Life, Canada 

 


6. SCIENCE

1st place: The World according to TermitesCzech Republic

2nd place: Budapest Inferno Hungary

3rd place: World without Insects Germany

 

7. ENERGY

1st place: The Secret Life of Materials United Kingdom/Greece

2nd place: The fight for the Arctic from Germany

3rd place: Closing the loop from Belgium

 


8. CLIMATE CHANGE

1st place: GrassrootsAustralia

2nd place: The Sea and the Land from Germany

3rd place: The Pale Horse, also from Germany

 


9. ANIMATION

1st place:  Blue tomorrow, Turkey

2nd place: Green Invasion, Argenitina

3rd: place: Tasteful, USA

 

10. JURY'S SPECIAL AWARD 

1st place: White wolves – Ghosts of the ArcticGermany

2nd place: Birds of the Lakes Return,  Slovenia

3rd place: Life behind the Stars, Spain

ONNEA KAIKILLE!

 

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Festivaalivieraat 2018 (päiv.15.9.)

 

Su. 9.9.2018

Vaasa Wildlife Festivaali 2018-Näytökset (Ohjelma)

 

La. 1.9.2018

Festivaalin viikon ohjelma (Vaasa 26-30.9.2018)

Festivaalin käsiohjelma (.pdf)

 

15.7.2018 Finalistit on valittu (Lista)

 

29.6.2018  Esivalinnan tulokset (Lista)

 

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Hakuaika Vaasa WildLife -luontoelokuvafestivaalille on nyt päättynyt. Festivaalille lähetettiin 854 elokuvaa. Elokuvia vastaanotettiin yhteensä yli 88 eri maasta ja kaikista maanosista. Osallistujien joukosta valitaan finalistielokuvat, jotka esitetään festivaalilla 26.-30.9.2018 Vaasassa

 

VAASA WILDLIFE FESTIVAALI 2018

IX kansainvälinen luontoelokuvafestivaali

26. - 30.9. 2018  Vaasa, Finland

Call for Entries 2018 2

KUTSU
 
Kansainvälinen Wildlife luontoelokuvafestivaali pidetään Vaasassa joka toinen vuosi. Vuonna 2002 ensimmäisen kerran järjestetyn festivaalin merkitys on kasvanut ja saanut kiitosta osallistujilta, delegaateilta, medialta ja myös yleisöltä. Vuonna 2016 festivaalilla oli 922 elokuvaa 80 eri maasta ja 15 maasta osallistui 60 delegaattia. Näiden lisäksi osallistui sekä kotimaisia että kansainvälisiä televisioyhtiöitä, jotka olivat innokkaita näkemään ja ostamaan alan uusimpia tuotantoja. Aiemmat onnistuneet festivaalit ovat laajentaneet Wildlifen verkostoitumista ja tuoneet mukana yhteistyöosapuolia ympäri maailmaa. Yhdeksäs Vaasa Wildlife festivaali järjestetään 26 – 30 syyskuuta 2018 Vaasassa. Päätapahtumapaikat ovat Kulttuuritalo Fanny, Vaasan kaupunginkirjasto ja Vaasan kaupungintalo.
 
Festivaalin sisältö:
 
IX kansainvälinen luontoelokuvakilpailu
 
Tarkoituksena on herättää yleisön tietoisuutta sekä osallistua maailmanlaajuiseen vuoropuheluun.
Vaasa Wildlife 2018 toivoo saavansa uusia elokuvia (vuodelta 2016 tai uudempia), jotka esittävät näkökulmia ympäristöuhkiin, joiden edessä olemme 2000-luvun alussa. Festivaalille toivotaan saatavan elokuvia, jotka keskittyvät ilmastomuutoksen kuvaamiseen ja enegian.
 
Viimeinen ilmoittautumispäivä 1.5.2018 
 
 
Kilpailusarjat:
  1. LUONNONTIETEELLISET ELOKUVAT
  2. YMPÄRISTÖNSUOJELUELOKUVAT
  3. POHJOISMAISEN ELOKUVAT
  4. LYHYT ELOKUVAT
  5. VEDENALAISET ELOKUVAT
  6. TIETEELLISET ELOKUVAT
Erikoispalkinnot:
 
- ILMASTOMUUTOS
- ENERGIA
- ANIMAATIOT
- TUOMARISTON PARAS                                             
 
Palkintokriteerit:
 
-Tarina – tarkoitus ja sanoma – mitä elokuvantekijä yrittää sanoa
-Elokuvan esitys – rytmi, tahti ja eteneminen
-Tekniset ominaisuudet – kuvaus, äänitys, editointi – kuinka elokuva on koottu
-Selostuksen ja tekstityksen laatu – kuinka ne sopivat yhteen nähdyn ja kuullun kanssa
-Autenttisuus – luonnontieteelliset filmit ovat lähinnä faktaa, jolloin kaikkien esitettyjen väitteiden pitäisi olla totta
-Opetuksellinen ja viihteellinen arvo – mitä uutta elokuvalla on tarjottavana.
 
                                                                                      
Elokuvanäytökset:
 
- KANSAINVÄLISEN KILPAILUN PARHAIDEN ELOKUVIEN NÄYTÖKSET
 
- KOULULAISNÄYTÖKSET ja NÄYTÖKSET POHJANMAALLA
 
- ULKOILMANÄYTÖKSET
 
 
ERIKOISTAPAHTUMAT
 
- Maailman teema: Kiina, ympäristötietoisuuteen luontoelokuvilla Kiinassa.
 
- Kolme ainutlaatuista luontoretkeä: UNESCOn uudelle Merenkurkun saariston maailman luonnonperintöalueelle, Söderfjärdenille sekä Merenkurkun venemuseossa Maalahdessa.
 
- Elokuvatuottajien esittäytyminen, keskustelufoorumi ja iltatilaisuudet
 
- Valokuvanäyttelyt , kulttuuritapahtumat ja paljon muuta...
 
Tervetuloa!
 

List of Finalists 2018

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IX INTERNATIONAL NATURE FILM COMPETITION 2018-LIST OF FINALISTS

 

 

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 

We are proudly presenting the finalists of this year's competition. These films will go forward to compete for the awards and they will be assessed by the international jury. Above comes the List of Finalists including the nominees of our 3 special awards (Energy, Climate Change, Animations) 

 

Congratulations to All

The Festival Team

 

LIST OF FINALISTS PER AWARD CATEGORY:

 

1.   NATURAL HISTORY-10 FILMS

 

The Canary Islands - World of the Fire Mountains 

 

The Rhoen - A Natural Paradise in the Heart of Germany

 

Wild Caribbean: Rythms of Life - Whales and Volcanos  

 

The World's Most Famous Tiger 

 

Oslo's Wild Heart 

 

White Wolves-Ghosts of the Arctic

 

Grizzly Encounters with Chris Morgan Part1:The Hunger Challenge

 

Lemming - The Little Giant Of The North

 

Birds of the Lakes Return

 

The Armoured Warrior

 

 

2. ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION-10 FILMS

 

Creekwalker

 

Lake of Apples

 

Bird of Prey

 

The Python Code

 

White Fortune

 

The Shuidong Connection

The Tatra Mountains-Wild at Heart

 

Forest

 

A Novel Coral Restoration concept-SECORE's pilot project in Mexico

A Herd of Orphans

 

 

3. NORDIC - 8 FILMS

 

Wild Baltic Sea Ep.3: From Finland to Sweden

 

Wild Wetland

 

The Sea that Disappeared 

 

The Urban Jungle

 

Queen without Land

 

The White Moose

 

Journey to the Sea

 

Iceland-The newborn Island

 

 

4. SHORT - 6 FILMS

 

Discovering Langkawi-Passages Through Time  

 

The Penguin's Spring

 

The Sea

 

Daroji

 

Guardians of Anja

 

Life on the Machair

 

 

5. UNDERWATER -6 FILMS

 

Sea of Life

 

Lionfish - New Pirates of the Caribbean

 

Underwater Wilderness-Sudan

 

The Patterns of the Ocean

 

Shark$: The Scientific & Economic Impact of Sharks in Florida

 

Lampedusa Turtle Group

 

 

6. SCIENCE- 6 FILMS

 

The World according to Termites

 

Evolution in Isolation

 

Life Behind Stars

 

Budapest Inferno

 

World without Insects

 

Toxic compounds of the Arctic

 

 

SPECIAL AWARD NOMINEES

 

7. ENERGY- 3 FILMS

 

The Fight for the Arctic

 

The Secret Life of Materials 

 

Closing the Loop

 

 

8. CLIMATE CHANGE - 3 FILMS

 

Grassroots

 

The Pale Horse - Coral Apocalypse

 

The Sea and the Land

 

 

9. ANIMATION -10 FILMS 

 

Green Invasion

 

Blue tomorrow

 

Stop or Melt

 

Ralph and The Dinosaurs

 

Big Bernards

 

Reset

 

Tasteful

 

Save the Bees

 

The Elephant Song

 

Croc and Odile

Call of Entries 2018

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The Program of the Screenings 

Sat.1.9.2018

 WEEK SCHEDULE (26-30 September) 

More material:

LIST OF FINALISTS 2018  

OFFICIAL  SELECTION (download pdf)

LIST OF ENTRIES SELECTED (PER AWARD CATEGORY) 

 

CALL OF ENTRIES 2018 IS CLOSED on MAY 1st 

During the last 3,5 months we received a total of 850 submissions from 88 countries (a new record!) from all around the world. Another fantastic turn out that makes us very busy but also very happy and proud to have such global participation and popularity among film makers. We are now undergoing official selection process and the results are expected to be announced latest in the beginning of June ( List with Official Selections)

 

Thank you All for submitting to Vaasa Wildlife Film Festival in 2018!

 

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VAASA WILDLIFE FESTIVAL 2018 

The IX International Nature Film Festival

26. - 30.9. 2018  Vaasa, Finland

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INVITATION

The International Wildlife Nature Film Festival is held in Vaasa, on the west coast of Finland, every second year. Since its conception in 2002, the festival has grown in stature receiving commendation from participants, delegates, the media and also by the public. In 2016, Vaasa Wildlife Festival received 922 film contributions from 80 different countries and a total of 60 delegates came to attend it from 15 countries. Successful implementation of previous festivals, have widened its network with partners and collaborators worldwide. The 9th biennial edition of the festival will be held in Vaasa from 26 - 30 September 2018. The main festival venues will be The Culture House Fanny, Vaasa City Library and Vaasa City Hall.

 


 

Festival sectors

The IX International Nature Film Competition

The purpose of the contest is to raise public awareness and facilitate a global dialogue about the well-being of our planet today. Vaasa Wildlife 2018 invites new film productions (from 2016 or newer) featuring aspects of Nature and the environmental challenges that the world is facing at the brake of the 21th century. The festival calls especially films focusing on Climate change and Energy. The Call for Entries opens in January 2018 and expires on May 1st 2018.

Award categories:

  1. NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
  2. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
  3. NORDIC FILMS
  4. SHORT FILMS (up to 20min)
  5. UNDERWATER FILMS
  6. SCIENCE FILMS

Special Awards:

  1. CLIMATE CHANGE FILMS
  2. ENERGY RELATED FILMS
  3. ANIMATION FILMS
  4. JURY’S SPECIAL AWARD

Selection and Award Criteria:

  • The story line - the meaning and message – what is the filmmaker trying to say

  • The presentation of the film - the rhythm, pace and flow

  • Technical attributes - Photography - Soundtrack - Editing - how the film is assembled

  • The quality of the narration and subtitles - how they match what is seen and heard

  • Authenticity - Natural history films are predominantly fact thus, all statements made should be true

  • Educational and entertainment value – what does the film have to offer that is new?                                                                                     

Film Screenings

  • Screenings of the Finalists
  • Screenings at schools before, during and after the festival
  • Screenings in the region
  • Open-air screenings (weather allowing)

 

Special events

- World theme: China (In co-operation with Shanghai Green Film Festival)

-Three unique nature excursions: The Kvarken Archipelago, Finland's UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site, Söderfjärden-Meteoria and The Kvarken’s Boat Museum.

- Filmmakers presentations, panel discussions and evening parties

- Photo exhibitions, culture events and much more...                                                           

 


GENERAL RULES FOR ENTRIES 2018  (Please read the rules before submitting your film)

Who can enter?

Film companies, TV companies, production companies, independent producers, filmmakers, festivals, TV- broadcasters and journalists, newcomers and established professionals are all welcome to participate in Wildlife Vaasa 2018 festival.

Entry fees? 

No entry fees or delegate fees are required for Wildlife Vaasa festival.

Which Programmes qualify?  

Entries produced after January 2016 may qualify in the competition: These productions must have NATURE AS A MAIN THEME in their content. Interaction between human and nature, natural science related films are also welcome to participate. Ethnographic documentaries without Nature and Environment as their main theme shall not been considered in the film competition this time. This year, the total amount of the officially selected films is set in advance to a max. 100 films.

Production/Commission:

Film Entries must have been produced, co-produced or commissioned by the submitting organisation.

Language: 

Non-English productions have to be narrated or subtitled in English. Films nominated as finalists of the competition, may send the festival an English script (time-coded) for possible subtitling purposes.

Synopsis:

A synopsis for each program submitted is required (100 words maximum). The festival organisers reserve the right to edit these synopses, if necessary.

Award Category: 

Participants may indicate the award category in which they wish their film to compete. However, it is up to the festival Juries to decide for which award category the entry might qualify.

Format - Film/Video: 

Each entry must be accompanied with a preview copy of the film which can be sent via file transfer in HD file-format (.mov, .avi .mp4 etc.) or by post in DVD-R (PAL) format. Preview material is non-returnable. Finalists and Special award nominees will be required to submit a screening copy or a BluRay Disc of their qualified program for screening purposes.

Sponsorship/Advertising:

While sponsorship maybe acknowledged deliberate advertising is not permitted.

The award-winner: 

If a production company wins an award it is up to the company to determine who will be the recipient.

Copyright related issues: Submitting to Wildlife Vaasa 2018 you are simultaneously agreed to:

-PERMIT entries to be shown publicly at the screening venues in conjunction with the festival, without any charge to the festival organizers. All screenings will have a free entrance.

-PERMIT the closed circuit playback of entries for delegates, potential buyers, journalists, experts or other persons welcomed by the festival; All entries shall be available for free viewing at the festival’s video library during the festival days.

-PERMIT the festival to keep a copy of each programme for archive and educational non-profit purposes during the school-screening periods.

- Please inform the festival if you permit the use of a max. 3 min excerpt of the qualified programs for publicity and promotion purposes through social media and potential TV-broadcasting purposes during the festival days.

 


How to submit? DEADLINE IS CLOSED on MAY 1st  

THANK YOU ALL FOR SUBMITTING YOUR FILMS TO OUR FESTIVAL!

 

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