Fujifilm Programs

New Voices in Filmmaking Program

New York WILD and Fujifilm are announcing the inaugural New Voices in Filmmaking Program. Five emerging filmmakers will attend the festival, participate in a career-building workshop, and network with the WILD community.

We are grateful for our continued partnership with Fujifilm!

Create Forever Award: Best Student Film

For the second year, New York WILD and Fujifilm are teaming up to present the Create Forever Award: Best Student Film! This award honors the best student film with a cash prize and the opportunity to travel to New York to receive the award and participate in a post-screening Q&A.

The 2023 recipient is Ryan Wilkes, director of “Mutinda,” which is screening at the Saturday Day Program.

Mutinda, Winner 2023
Director: Ryan Wilkes

“Mutinda” is the transformational story of Kenya’s once most wanted Poacher, Mutinda Ndivo. After a life of killing treasured animals and running from the authorities, a decisive moment occurred that changed him forever. Mutinda is now an award-winning wildlife protector, working as a conservation ranger for Big Life Foundation’s Dog Unit.

See more of Ryan’s work here!

Seabird, Winner 2022
Director & Producer: Conor Ferris

Since he was a boy, acclaimed writer Adam Nicolson has been visiting remote islands that were once filled with seabirds each summer. After witnessing the distressing decline of these colonies first hand, he shares a unique perspective on the resilience of life in the face of catastrophe.

See more of Conor’s work with Fujifilm here!