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International Wildlife Film Festival
April 1, 2007

International Wildlife Film Festival

IWFF, the oldest wildlife fest in the world, turns 30 this year. Helping celebrate is keynote speaker Michael Rosenfeld, president of Nat Geo TV. Taking place in Missoula, Montana, May 12 to 19, the event’s theme is ‘Crisis, Hope, Vision – Solutions for Planet Earth.’ The festival will include workshops and networking opportunities – and even a barn dance. Dr. George Schaller, vice president of science and exploration for the Wildlife Conservation Society, will receive the lifetime achievement award.
[online: www.wildlifefilms.org]

Hot Docs

On April 23, Toronto’s Hot Docs festival will host a coproduction day for the first time in its history. The event will feature case studies and one-on-one meetings to spur future collaborations. An international panel of producers, including delegations from Germany, Italy and Brazil, will discuss government policy, funding and the vagaries of broadcasting around the world.
[online: www.hotdocs.ca]

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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