“Metronomic” Profiled in Men’s Journal


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.”

Read the full article here.

Winners & Program Announced!


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!


Enter Your Film Now

frogsmallWe invite filmmakers from around the world to submit your work to the 3rd annual New York WILD Film Festival hosted by the Explorers Club.

Call for Entries now open:

Entry Deadlines

Earlybird: July 20, 2015
Regular: August 17, 2015
Late: September 18, 2015
Extended: October 1, 2015

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to receiving your entry! For questions please contact, with “festival entry” in the subject.

NY WILD in The New Yorker


The Bat Man of Mexico team at NY WILD: Amy Cooper, Additional Camera; Rodrigo Medellin, the Bat Man; Tom Mustill, Director. Photo by Kamau Ware

The NY WILD Film Festival was just mentioned in an excellent New Yorker article profiling Rodrigo Medellín (the “Bat Man” of Mexico):

“It was the opening night of the second annual New York Wild Film Festival, and the documentary, which had won the prize for Best Exploration Film, was the evening’s main event.”

More about the film.



Best Conservation Film/Best in Festival

You can watch the Oscar-nominated documentary Virunga on Netflix.

Win a North Face Jacket


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.

Thank You Filmmakers!

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!

Call for Entries Ended

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.


Click the graphic above or here to submit and for more information.

Film Entries Coming In!

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.

Join NY WILD at the Reel Rock FIlm Tour

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.

Watch Valley Uprising trailer here:

Dos Equis launch party for NY WILD

owl2Thanks to our sponsor Dos Equis for their fantastic launch party for New York WILD featuring a screening of their grant winning film Snows of the Nile. Check out this Examiner article.

Click here.


Dos Equis Sponsors Festival!

logodosxxWe 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. 

For more information, visit: Snows of the Nile: official trailer.

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

*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.