Asian Wildlife Film Fest Set for March


The new wildlife film festival, Wildlife Asia, will take place in Singapore from March 13 to 16, with support from the Singapore Tourism Board, Animal Planet Asia and the WWF.

The event will feature participation from Animal Planet, the BBC, Conservation International, Discovery, National Geographic Channel, NHNZ, NHK, UNDP, UNEP, WCS and WWF. The conference and festival schedule will explore issues related to wildlife filmmaking in the region.

The opening address will be given by Wong How Man, dubbed by Time magazine as “the most accomplished living explorer of China’. Other key events include: Wild Night at the Zoo, celebrating the career of “India’s Attenborough,’ Valmik Thapar; and Green is the Colour of Money, where experts will discuss the economic implications of failing to take care of the environment. The festival ends with the Lion Awards, celebrating the best in wildlife, conservation and environmental films and new media, with awards for films, websites, photography and journalism. There will also be seminars, workshops and networking and pitching sessions.

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