The Wildlife Vaasa International Nature Film Festival located on the West Coast of Finland is held every second year. Since its conception in 2002, it has grown in stature receiving commendation from participants, delegates, media and the public world-wide. Last time in 2010, Terranova International Nature Film Festival received some 210 films from 47 countries with 106 delegates from 17 countries in attendance. In addition, representatives from international and national television were present eager to purchase the latest productions for broadcast. Successful implementation of previous festivals has broadened its network and co-operation areas worldwide. This has also resulted positive developments on a local and regional level with the establishment of the Regional Film Centre, which specialises in Natural History filmmaking and with the on-line publishing and updating on the internet of the festival’s Nature Films database. Finally, in 2012 the festival will celebrate it’s 10th year anniversary. For that many special events will be included in the festival’s program. Welcome to participate!
- International Nature Film Competition
With the aim to arouse the public’s awareness, as well as to participate in a global dialogue, Wildlife Vaasa 2012 encourages submission of recent films (2009 and later) that present aspects of Natural History, science and critical environmental conservation issues we are facing at the break of the 21st century. The festival calls specially for films focusing on renewable energy issues.
1. NATURAL HISTORY FILMS
2. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FILMS
3. Best nordic FILMS (including Finnish FilmS)
4. Low budget (<10000€) -Big impact FilmS (including short films)
5. SCIENCE FILMS
6. special awards
- Children & Youth Nature Film Competition & Educational Activities
Wildlife Vaasa 2012 will organize for a fifth time nature film competition of films made by Children and Youth. The educational film competition is an important part of the festival and it will be organized in a similar way with previous times with an international approach. One of our educational objectives is to bring nature films at schools introducing them as effective educational tools that can integrate very successfully to the schools curricula in many different ways.
1. NATURE FILMS MADE BY CHILDREN (8-12 years)
2. NATURE FILMS MADE BY YOUTH (13-25 years)
3. Best ANIMATION NATURE FilmS
Deadline for Entries: Fri. 17.8.2012
More information: web: http://wildlife.vaasa.fi
Vesa Heinonen, festival producer Ilias Missyris, project manager
tel: +358 40 7765077 tel: +358 400 800 302
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