University Partners

New York University & NYU Shanghai

New York WILD is delighted to continue our fourth year partnership with NYU and NYU Shanghai in 2020. New York 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 New York WILD and NYU’s mission,” says Founder Nancy Rosenthal.

For the third year in a row, New York WILD and NYU will partner 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 and the winning films were be shown during the New York WILD program 2019 at NYU on April 7, 2020. 

If you are an NYU student, submit your short film by March 16, 2020 on Filmfreeway.  Find out more here.

2019 Winners of  “WILD in NY” Contest
From left to right: Alexa Krupp, The Waterfront (Honorable Mention); Laura Zéphirin, Pigeons: Behind the Feathers (Runner-up); Augusta Thomson, flotsam (Winner)

2018 Winners of  “WILD in NY” Contest
Jimmy Banta
, Unnatural (Winner), Elle Luan, NYC’s Poop Revolution (Runner-Up), Rebecca BlandonCold Water Surfing (Honorable Mention)

NYU Shanghai
On April 19, 2019, New York WILD brought a day long program to NYU Shanghai that featured a selection of New York WILD award-winning films and finalists from the 2019 Festival. The audience included NYU Shanghai faculty and students as well as guests from the Shanghai Natural History Museum, students from Yangjing Senior High School, a partner high school with NYU Shanghai, and speakers from Wildlife Conservation Society.

Thanks NYU Shanghai for collaborating on this great program!
Check out the NYU Shanghai article about the 2019 program here.


2019 New York WILD at NYU Shanghai


2019 New York WILD at NYU Shanghai


Thomas Rowell, Director of The King’s Keeper Q&A
2019 New York WILD at NYU Shanghai