WILD to INSPIRE Short Film Competition
The WILD to INSPIRE Short Film Competition is currently accepting submissions through January 31, 2013. To capture the “WILD to INSPIRE” theme, each film should focus on nature, with the goal of inspiring people to let the wild into their lives every day through content that is awe-inspiring, real, unexpected and fearless. Filmmakers can enter and get official contest rules one of two ways – by entering through Withoutout a Box at withoutabox.com or by visiting the Vimeo contest page at vimeo.com/groups/wildtoinspire.
The top three finalists will be flown to the Sun Valley Film Festival in 2014, where they’ll screen their short films for festival attendees and a panel of judges. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to AWF’s Maasai Steppe Heartland in Tanzania, Africa, home to a host of wildlife, including African lions. There, he or she will receive a crash course in wildlife filmmaking through an apprenticeship with a National Geographic filmmaker.
During their stay, the winner will act as documentarian of record for Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and AWF’s Manyara Ranch on behalf of Nat Geo WILD and AWF. Through regular updates, including blog posts, video and photos, the winner will shine a light on African wildlife with a focus on big cat research and conservation efforts. Additionally, the winner will give Nat Geo WILD fans an inside look at what goes on behind the camera and show what it really takes to be a wildlife filmmaker.