Congratulations to the 2021 winners, selected by our final jurors, Janet Han Vissering, Ami Vitale and Pipaluk Lykke.
Special Jury Awards
Congratulations to the 2021 finalist films, selected by an anonymous preliminary jury. Our final jurors are currently viewing and making decisions. The 2021 category winners, special jury awards, and the Best of Festival award will be announced on April 30 in a special IWFF ceremony.
A short film under 10 minutes in length.
A program with a strong conservation message that features inspiring activism in response to our changing planet. Films may address growing public awareness and education, experimenting with innovative solutions or profiling activism toward a more sustainable planet.
A program with a strong conservation message that follows the future of a species, highlights newfound biological research, represents the scientific process accurately and presents solutions for the betterment of wildlife sustainability.
2021 Theme: Rising From the depths
Whales are the guardians of the oceans and, as they navigate the tumultuous currents, they serve as a steadfast symbol for all of us as we navigate the currents of life and the climate crisis.