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Vaasa Wildlife Nature Film Festival
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Vaasa Wildlife Festival 2018 will be organized 26th to 30th of September 2018 and it aims to raise public awareness, as well as to participate in a global dialogue about Nature and The Environment through new films (produced after 2016) which participate in the film. The festival’s special themes are ENERGY & GLOBAL WARMING.
The festival's main focal point is its film competition, which gets participants from all over the world. Participation in the festival competition enables free public screenings that are available to all Vaasa residents during the festival days. Thanks to the film competition, the festival reflects clearly to the rest of the world the unique Nature and the green assets of Vaasa region and the region of Ostrobothnia. All films participating are new productions and most of them they are going for international TV-distribution after the festival.
The main festival venues are Culture House Fanny and Vaasa City Library’s Drama Hall.
foto: Vesa Heinonen
SPECIAL EVENTS DURING THE FESTIVAL
- Filmmakers presentations, panel discussions, workshops, photo exhibitions, open air shows
- Three unique nature trips to Söderfjärden, Kvarken Archipelago/Unesco’s World Heritage area, and Kvarken Boatmuseum
- School Screenings and media education workshops before and after the festival days
Since its conception, Vaasa Wildlife Festival has grown in stature receiving commendation from participants, delegates, media and the public world-wide. During the last 14 years, the festival was organized by the Ostrobothnian museum’s Terranova Nature Centre. From 1.1.2016 the festival’s organizing responsibility was transferred to the Culture Services.
Check the festival program here.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/vaasawildlifefestival/
Now there is a possibility to have an influence on Festival and its development
You can write down your opinions about the festival here: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/AA1E96AC23995FC8 or use a paper form in Culture House Fanny or Main Library / Draama Hall. Answering time is 17.9.–5.10. and you can use Finnish, Swedish or English when answering.