THIS EVENT HAS PASSED: New York WILD Film Festival: Coming to Bronxville October 29th
New York WILD is the first annual documentary film festival in New York to showcase a spectrum of topics, from exploration and adventure to wildlife, conservation and the environment, bringing all things WILD to one of the most urban cities in the world. Full film descriptions and the festival schedule are below.
2:00pm – 3:45pm FILM SCREENINGS
– Walking on Clouds (Finalist)
– Haulout (Best in Festival)
– Walking Two Worlds (Finalist)
– Greywater (WILD in New York Award)
–Q&A with the film’s producer and reporter Erik Baard will follow.
3:45pm – 4:00pm BREAK
4:00pm – 5:30pm FILM SCREENING
– Path of the Panther (Best Conservation Film)
5:30pm – 6:15pm RECEPTION
Walking on Clouds
New York WILD Finalist
Director: Renan Kamizi
Brazil, 2022, 7m
This short film shows the highline crossing between two air balloons by athlete Rafael Bridi, performed at the end of 2021, in the city of Praia Grande, Santa Catarina, Brazil. He achieved the highest highline record in the world by the Guinness Book.
New York WILD Best in Festival
Directors: Evgenia Arbugaeva, Maxim Arbugaev
UK, 2022, 25m
On a remote coast of the Russian Arctic in a wind-battered hut, a lonely man waits to witness an ancient gathering. But warming seas and rising temperatures bring an unexpected change, and he soon finds himself overwhelmed. Nominated for Documentary Short at the 2023 Academy Awards.
Walking Two Worlds
New York WILD Finalist
Director: Maia Wikler
USA, 2022, 29m
19 year-old Quannah Chasinghorse, and her mother, Jody Potts-Joseph, take a stand to defend their sacred homelands and way of life while breaking barriers in Indigenous representation.
WILD in New York Award
Director: Daniel Lombroso
A filmmaker sets out to investigate a poaching ring and discovers a tangle of environmental justice issues in the New York City waterway. Q&A with the film’s producer and reporter Erik Baard will follow.
Path of the Panther
New York WILD Best Conservation Film
Director: Eric Bendick
USA, 2022, 88m
Drawn in by the haunting specter of the Florida panther, Nat Geo photographer Carlton Ward and a coalition of biologists, ranchers, conservationists, and indigenous peoples find themselves on the front lines of an accelerating battle between forces of renewal and destruction that have pushed the Everglades to the brink of ecological collapse