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!
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!