University Partners

University of Miami 

The New York WILD Film Festival is proud to have University of Miami, Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy’s Master’s Program of Exploration Science as a founding sponsor of the New York WILD Film Festival.  New York WILD founder Nancy Rosenthal noted her enthusiasm for this partnership, “I’m grateful for their support — it’s inspiring to have partners that have a shared mission of communicating awareness and advocacy for protecting the planet and to be engaging with students.”

Building on our long-time partnership, New York WILD is thrilled to create a New York WILD festival program at the University of Miami co-hosted with the Abess Center’s Master’s of Environment, Culture & Media Program. This collaboration will launch as part of the inaugural Green Shorts Film Festival on April 13, 2019 and will feature a selection of dynamic and impactful conservation films from New York WILD 2019.

Exploration Science students at University of Miami
Exploration Science students at University of Miami
Green Shorts Film Festival will be held on Earth Day 2019
Green Shorts Film Festival will be held on Earth Day 2019

New York University & NYU Shanghai

The New York WILD Film Festival is delighted to continue our third year partnership with NYU and NYU Shanghai. NY WILD and NYU faculty from multiple academic departments collaborate to create a film festival program tailored for students that are hosted on these two campuses. “Inspiring the young future leaders of our planet is a vital part of NY WILD and NYU’s mission,” says Founder Nancy Rosenthal.

For the second year in a row, New York WILD and NYU partnered on the student short film contest, WILD in NY. Students create a 2-5 minute film about something they find WILD in New York.  The top three student filmmakers win prizes from Moondog Labs and the winning films were be shown during the NY WILD program 2019 at NYU on March 1, 2019. Read more here.


2019 Finalists of “WILD in NY” Student Film Contest.


Constance Bruce and Nancy Rosenthal present Moondog Lab prizes


New York WILD at NYU Shanghai March 2018.