We’re excited that the US debut of “Metronomic” is being covered by Men’s Journal!
“…a captivating film that makes its U.S. debut at the New York WILD Film Festival … the festival will present a range of adventure and eco-minded films, including “Before the Flood”, in which Leonardo DiCaprio heads deep into countries affected by climate change, and “4 Mums in a Boat”, a doc about a group of female Brits who aim to break the world’s record for oldest rowers across the Atlantic.”
The call for entries is over and we’d like to thank all the talented filmmakers for entering their work. With over 200 submissions from 25 countries, our preliminary screening committee and jurors have been hard at work over the past few months. The films have moved them to laughter, tears and awe. Many thanks to the talented WILD jury. You can see the names of the jurors and pre screeners HERE.
The third annual WILD film festival lineup is our best yet. Check out the lineup HERE!
For those of you who attended the opening night of NY WILD and heard Tom Mustill, the director of The Bat Man of Mexico tell stories about the making of the film, check out this incredible video! He had a very close encounter with a humpback whale and he’s lucky to share the story.
Coming to The NY WILD film festival? Purchase raffle tickets to be entered to win a North Face ThermoBallTM jacket! Their latest cold-weather technology offers superior warmth in an surprisingly compact garment.
A men’s and women’s jacket will be given away (pictured above). Tickets are $5.00.
We had an incredibly enthusiastic response to our call for entries!
We received film entries from 28 countries including Estonia, the Philippines, Ukraine, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Uruguay and New Zealand (to name a few…). Thank you to all the filmmakers who entered. The jury has many excellent films to screen, and we appreciate your passionate and talented work. With such great films to select from, the 2015 program is guaranteed to be dynamic and compelling!
The New York WILD Film Festival call for entries has ended. We invited filmmakers from around the world to submit their work to the 2nd annual New York WILD Film Festival hosted by the Explorers Club Headquarters January 30-31, 2015.
The Entry Deadline was:
October 15, 2014
For the 2015 juried competition festival we are accepting submissions of feature length to short length films in the genres of exploration, adventure, wildlife, conservation and the environment. Please select a category; however NY WILD reserves the right to place the film in a different category. Accepted films will be eligible for category-specific Audience Awards and Juried Choice Awards.
Thank you for your interest in the upcoming New York WILD Film Festival. We look forward to receiving your film. Updated information regarding the festival will be posted on the website. Please add your name to our mailing list, “friend” us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter to get the latest news and updates on the festival.
Many outstanding films from around the world are coming in, we are super excited about the response to the call for entries and anticipating another dynamic program for 2015. New York WILD is a delighted to hold the second annual festival again at the Explorers Club.
NY WILD is a proud local sponsor for the Reel Rock Film Tour featuring the phenomenal new feature documentary Valley Uprising.
Attendees can win a festival pass to NY WILD January 30-31, 2015! The North Face NYC will be hosting and giving away tons of great products!
Valley Uprising is a breathtaking documentary about 60 years of climbing and counterculture in Yosemite, and is being shown for the first time in NYC on Wednesday, October 1 at Symphony Space (Broadway and 95th). Meet climbing superstar @Alex Honnold and the filmmakers. Buy tickets here. Read National Geographics’s film review here.
We are thrilled to announce that Dos Equis is a new sponsor. Dos Equis shares New York WILD‘s adventurous spirit and desire to help fans “Stay thirsty,” whether it’s via film or other forms of discovery and adventure. At this years’ festival, Dos Equis will be kicking off their 2014 “Stay Thirsty Grant,” which gives fans everywhere a chance to bring their most ambitious adventures to life with a $25,000 prize.
NY WILD will be screening the “Stay Thirsty Grant” funded Snows of the Nile — a film about a riveting expedition to document the disappearing Ruwenzori Glaciers of Uganda.
About the Stay Thirsty Grant:
Dos Equis is once again rewarding fans with the chance to bring their most ambitious dreams to life through the “Stay Thirsty Grant”*. Whether it’s base jumping in Bangkok, preparing rattlesnake soup for royalty, or traversing the Ruwenzori glaciers of Uganda, the “Stay Thirsty Grant” will offer one winning entry a $25,000 grant to make it happen. For more information, visit dosequis.com/stay-thirsty-grant
*All applicants must be legal residents of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia (except California), 21 years of age or older. California residents are not eligible to apply due to legal constraints.