Sea Lions: Life by A Whisker

Sea Lions: Life by A Whisker Synopsis: Between a cliff face and an ocean lives one of the rarest marine mammals on the planet, the Australian sea lion, and one very special pup named Otto. Embark on an epic quest from the wilderness of the Great Australian Bight to the lush kelp forests off the … Read more

Leopard Legacy

Leopard Legacy Synopsis: Living along the banks of Zambia’s Luangwa River for more than three years, Will and Lianne Steenkamp follow a devoted mother leopard and her two newborn cubs as each face its own challenges, threats, and triumphs in the African wilderness. Finalist Directors: Will Steenkamp & Lianne Steenkamp Producers: Kurt Mayer, Will Steenkamp … Read more

Hidden Wild

Hidden Wild Synopsis: Behind the homes and freeways of suburban Palm Beach County, an incredible network of swamps, scrub, and waterways lies waiting to be discovered. Join science educator Alex Freeze as she takes three South Florida students on an expedition to discover the wilderness hidden in their own backyards. Included in the 2021 touring … Read more


Shaba Synopsis: In the mountains of northern Kenya, a Samburu community is doing something that has never been done before, building a sanctuary for orphaned elephants to rehabilitate them back to the wild. The project is not just changing attitudes about elephants, it’s changing attitudes about women too; the secret to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary’s … Read more

Galapagos: Secrets of the Ocean Giants

Galapagos: Secrets of the Ocean Giants Synopsis: In the Galapagos Islands, a group of scientists works to understand the movements of the world’s largest fish: the whale shark. Without understanding their breeding and migrations, we cannot hope to protect them. The scientists of the Galapagos Whale Shark Project head north to Darwin Island to uncover … Read more

Keepers of the Shy Place

Keepers of the Shy Place Synopsis: On the tiny island of St. Paul, Alaska, marine debris is taking its toll on the ecosystem–especially the northern fur seal, a species of enormous cultural significance to the Unungan people who call this place home. Join the members of this resilient community as they confront this challenge with … Read more

Bahari Yetu (Our Ocean)

Bahari Yetu (Our Ocean) Synopsis: The Indian Ocean is changing, and no group has witnessed this more than the Swahili people. Their culture relies on the ocean for survival, using methods handed down from their ancestors. In Bahari Yetu, fishermen from the Lamu Archipelago share their experiences of over half a century sailing these waters, … Read more

Home for All

Home for All Synopsis: Some traditional communities in Sumatra, Indonesia, have long considered the tiger a sacred being. These communities have learned to avoid and mitigate human-tiger conflict, developing non-lethal tools while protecting their livestock from predation. Now they work to protect this most majestic and tragically threatened of big cats. Winner Director: Wasis Wardhana … Read more

Land of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper

LAND of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Synopsis: This first-ever film about the spoon-billed sandpiper explains why this particular bird can be the key to understanding why the numbers of so many species are declining, and demonstrates how scientists in Southeast Asia are working to save the spoon-billed sandpiper from extinction. Director: Julia Darkova Producers: Ilya Krivitsky … Read more

Black Ram

Black Ram Synopsis: In Montana’s Yaak Valley, local activist, Rick Bass, and others struggle to create the world’s first designated Climate Refuge, while simultaneously battling to protect the valley’s headwaters from the clearcutting of the Kootenai National Forest’s old-growth in the proposed Black Ram mega-project. Director & Producers: Kier Atherton and Rick Bass Duration: 8min … Read more