National Geographic Documentarian Launches “The New York Wild Film Festival”

by , 03/23/11
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Each year, we see more and more environmental documentaries and nature-based movies popping up at film festivals around the world. Last year, we saw the debuts of Gasland, Sun Come Up, and Waste Land (all of which went on to be nominated for Oscars, by the way). But the field of environmental film has grown so much in recent years that Nancy Rosenthal, a National Geographic documentary filmmaker, decided to launch a film festival devote to the natural world. The inaugural New York Wild Film Festival will be sponsored by the Open Space Institute and hosted in 2012.

The movies and filmmakers will be presented in four categories: adventure, environmental, wildlife documentaries and shorts. Rosenthal told the New York Times that the goal is “to inspire appreciation for the planet.” She will unveil the full plans for the festival at a gala on April 7 at the Tribeca Cinemas where she will show shorts — like Green, Plastic State of Mind and The Krill is Gone that she believes are examples of her mission.

Promotional partners include Clif Bar, World Wildlife Fund, National Geographic and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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Via ArtsBeat