We are excited to announce with our partners from Sun Valley Film Festival and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) the finalists from the second annual WILD TO INSPIRE short film competition. Join us in congratulating Filipe DeAndrade for “Adapt”, Alex Goetz for “Living Isle”, Jake Lamons for “Northern”, and Austin Haeberle and Wendy Jacques for “Not on Our Watch: Keeping the Congo’s Gorillas From Extinction”.
Earlier this year, we asked aspiring filmmakers to submit a short film showcasing their own version of Destination Wild. Full of awe-inspiring scenery and wildlife, Nat Geo WILD’s Destination Wild specials feature the best, most innovative wildlife storytelling from some of the greatest filmmakers in the world. Finalists were selected based on wildlife stories and moments from their own lives, whether on their travels or in their own backyards.
We were truly inspired by these films and look forward to the Sun Valley Film Festival (March 4-8), where each of these filmmakers will screen their shorts for a panel of judges, to determine which will travel to Africa later this year to share their wildlife adventure with Nat Geo WILD viewers.
Take a look and let us know – which would you vote for?