|36th IWFF Call For Entries|
|Written by Paul Mahoney|
|Monday, 08 October 2012 00:00|
As the Call for Entries for the 36th annual International Wildlife Film Festival kicks off, it is always with extreme anticipation that we await the entries. What incredible, innovative and breathtaking films will emerge? What issues will capture our attention? Who, where and how are these films going to affect us? It’s like a rebirth every spring when these new films and television programs are entered and the outcome of judging is awaited with extreme anticipation. It’s an incredible responsibility and honour that IWFF faces each year as we make the “Call.”
This year however, we have an eye on both our past and our future. There are so many “Edens” around the world – we’ve lost some and we’ve saved a few. Some of you as filmmakers, scientists or conservation leaders, have played an integral role. How have wildlife films impacted this? Who are the filmmakers, the heroes and heroines who have “tipped the scale?” These are questions we ask: without a purpose and a reason, why make these films? Whether they educate, inspire or entertain, every image, every message, every story, reaches someone somewhere, who can make a difference.
The 36th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival Theme: A Global Vision: Edens of the World – Lost, Found & Saved