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Vaasa Wildlife Festival

Vaasa Wildlife Festival is an international nature film festival organized in Vaasa since 2002. The Festival's themes are related to climate change, people's relationship with Nature and conservation. The 11th festival edition celebrates also the festival's 20 years anniversary. Festival dates: 28/09/ - 02/10/2022.

Free of charge

Program at Culture House Fanny

Wed. 28/9/- Sun. 2/10/

Kulttuuritalo Fanny (Kirkkopuistikko 34)

Library building
Free of charge

Program at Drama Hall

Wed. 28/9/- Sun. 2/10/

Vaasa City Library, (Kirjastonkatu 13)

Free of charge

Program at Adult Education Centre Alma (Auditorium)

Wed. 28/9/- Sun. 2/10/

Vaasan kansalaisopisto Alma, Raastuvankatu 31

Free of charge

Program@Ritz Theatre: Winner Films (part)

Sun. 2/10/2022 (14:00-16.00)

RITZ Theatre, (Kirkkopuistikko 22)

Results of the International Film Competition in 2022

Free of charge

THANASIS PANOU: CHROMA & LOGOS

28/9/-10/10/2022

Culture House Fanny (Kirkkopuistikko 34)

DAY CRUISE TO SWEDEN (Vaasa-Umeå-Vaasa)

Fri. 30 September (07-16)

Botnia Aurora Ferry

Free of charge

“METSÄ” concert by Wasa Sinfonietta

Sunday 2.10.2022 (12-13)

RITZ Theatre, (Kirkkopuistikko 22)

Aaltoja ja kiviä Merenkurkun saaristossa.

Vaasa Wildlife

Nature Film Festival Vaasa Wildlife has been organized in Vaasa every two years since 2002 and it's concept includes an international film competition. During the festival years we have screened over 1300 nature films from 100 countries. In September 2022 the festival will celebrate its 20 years. Festival dates: 28 September - 2 October 2022.

🎉 CONGRATS! 🎉 Here we are sharing the winners for the Science Film, Short Film, and Jury’s Special Award Film categories!   ⚗ Science Film Winner: “The Insect Rescuers” directed by Andreas Ewels   2) “Gift of the Glaciers” directed by Heiko de Groot   3) “The Antikythera Mechanism – Narrations” directed by Nikos Papakostas   Honourable Mentions: “Banquet of the Beasts” directed by Daniela Pulverer & Boris Raim     🍀 Short Film Winner: “Spider Monkey for Sale” directed by Michael Sanderson & Ana Luisa Santos   2) “Gorilla Trekking Film – Uganda” directed by Allison Carden Hanes   3) “Mutinda” directed by Ryan Wilkes   Honourable Mentions: “Web of Love” directed by Andrew Salter   “Gaïa” directed by Mazimilien Saint-Cast & Gaël Cathala     🔥 Jury’s Special Award Film Winner: “The Birds of Winter” directed by Carlos Pérez Romero   2) “Hot Money” directed by Susan Kucera   3) “Tracing the Water in Troas” Directed by Felat Erkozan     🌍 See the full list of winners here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K2MP0qAQCn2FVllqS5WjMNsAV0yhYBC2/view   #Vaasawildlifefestival #Vaasa #Vasa #Wildlifefestival #Film #Filmfestival #Festival #Documentray #Science #Shortfilm #Jurysspecialaward #Theinsectrescuers #Giftoftheglaciers #Theantikytheramechanism #Banquetofthebeasts #Spidermonkeyforsale #Gorillatrekkingfilmuganda #Mutinda #Weboflove #Gaïa #Thebirdsofwinter #Hotmoney #Tracingthewaterintroas
04.10.2022 - 11:16

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🎉 CONGRATS! 🎉 Here we are sharing the winners for the Natural History Feature Film, and the Natural History Documentary/Independent Film categories!   🐴 Natural History Feature Film Winner: “Wild Horses – A Tale from Puszta” directed by Zoltan Török   2) “Ode to Nature” directed by Jan Haft   3) “The Magical Four” directed by Annette Scheurich, Alexandra Sailer, Steffen Sailer & Klaus Scheurich   Honourable Mentions: “Taoro Valley – A Story of Survival” directed by Domingo Damián Ojeda     🐵 Natural History Documentary/Independent Film Winner: “The Lost Kings of Bioko” directed by Oliver Goetzl   2) “Pantanal – Brazil’s Natural Miracle” directed by Christoph & Almut Hauschild   3) “Thailand’s Wild Cats” directed by Peter T. Lamberti   Honourable Mentions: “The Otter, A Legend Returns” directed by Hilco Jansma   “Hamsters – Hidden Heroes in the Fields” directed by Uwe Müller   “Wildlife, Rebirth in the Old Mine” directed by Javier Ortega Martinez   “Superbirds – the Secret Life of Tits” directed by Yann Sochaczewski & Marlen Hundertmark   “Germany’s New Wilderness” directed by Dr. Heribert Schöller     🌍 See the full list of winners here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K2MP0qAQCn2FVllqS5WjMNsAV0yhYBC2/view   #Vaasawildlifefestival #Vaasa #Vasa #Wildlifefestival #Film #Filmfestival #Festival #Documentray #Naturalhistory #Wildhorses #Odetonature #Themagicalfour #Taorovalley #Thelostkingsofbioko #Pantanalbrazilsnaturalmiracle #Thailandswildcats #Theotter #Hamstershiddenherosinthefields #Wildliferebirthintheoldmine #Superbirds #Germanysnewwilderness
04.10.2022 - 11:10

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🎉 CONGRATS! 🎉 Here we are sharing the winners for the Human Health Feature Film, Human Health Documentary/Independent Film, and Climate Change Film categories!   💉 Human Health Feature Film Winner: “Liberty” directed by Phil de Witte   2) “Chemical BROS.” directed by Massimiliano Mazzotta 3) “I was not Born for War” directed by Vladyslav Robski   Honourable Mentions: “The Long Rider” directed by Sean Cisterna     🔬Human Health Documentary/Independent Film Winner: “World of Viruses” directed by Andreas Ewels   2) “The Singing Planet” directed by Liz McKenzie 3) “Iyeza Medicine Biopiracy” directed by Sibongile L. Nene   Honourable Mentions: “My Gut Feeling” directed by Claudia Marquis “Hug 65+” directed by Zenia Tsilochristou     🌻Climate Change Film Winner: “Be Water – Andes to Amazonia” directed by Julia Blagny   2) “It’s Bean too Hot” directed by Hedvika Michnová 3) “One Word” directed by Viviana Uriona   Honourable Mentions: “Tracing the Water in Troas” directed by Felat Erkozan “Pepperwood: Rising from the Ashes” directed by Ian Nelson     🌍 See the full list of winners here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K2MP0qAQCn2FVllqS5WjMNsAV0yhYBC2/view   #Vaasawildlifefestival #Vaasa #Vasa #Wildlifefestival #Film #Filmfestival #Festival #Documentray #Humanhealth #Climatechange #Liberty #Chemicalbros #Iwasnotbornforwar #Thelongrider #Worldofviruses #Thesingingplanet #Iyezamedicinebiopiracy #Mygutfeeling #Hug65+ #Bewater #Itsbeantoohot #Oneword #Tracingthewaterintroas #Pepperwood
04.10.2022 - 11:05

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🎉 CONGRATS! 🎉 Here we are sharing the winners for the Energy & Sustainability Feature Film, Energy & Sustainability Documentary/Independent Film, and Nordic Nature Film categories!   ⚡ Energy & Sustainability Feature Film Winner: “Earth: Muted” directed by Mikael Kristersson, Åsa Ekman & Oscar Hedin   2) “Devil put the Coal in the Ground” directed by Peter Hushison & Lucas Sabean 3) “The Chords of the South” directed by Nickolas Tsiamantanis     🏕 Energy & Sustainability Documentary/Independent Film Winner: “Slow Travel, Fast Tourism” directed by Andreas Ewels & Nera Smiljanic   2) “Building a Tower to Frame Plastic Waste” directed by Sari Nordman 3) “La Lixeira (the dump)” directed by Guido Galante & Antonia Notarangelo   Honourable Mentions: “Pure Gold, Dark Mine” directed by Pietro Pellizzieri “Smart Kheti” directed by Subroto Mazumder “A Fistful of Rubbish” directed by David Regos     ❄ Nordic Nature Film Winner: “A Young Crane’s Long Journey” directed by Jouni Hiltunen   2) “The Wise Animal” directed by Ari Häkkinen 3) “Kingdom of the Fish” directed by Martin Falklind, Björn Tjärnberg, & Maria Ålander   Honourable Mentions: “Matsalu Moose – Wild Giants of the Baltics” directed by Annette Scheurich & Joosep Matjus “Magical Iceland” directed by Jan Haft     🌍 See the full list of winners here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K2MP0qAQCn2FVllqS5WjMNsAV0yhYBC2/view   #Vaasawildlifefestival #Vaasa #Vasa #Wildlifefestival #Film #Filmfestival #Festival #Documentray #Energy&sustainability #Nordicnature #Earthmuted #Devilputthecoalintheground #Thechordsofsouth #Slowtravelfasttourism #Buildingatowertoframeplasticwaste #LaLixeirathedump #Puregolddarkmine #Smartkheti #Afistfulofrubbish #Ayoungcraneslongjourney #Thewiseanimal #Kingdomofthefish #Matsalumoose #Magicaliceland
04.10.2022 - 10:59

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