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Wildlife Vaasa Nature Film Festival

Wildlife Vaasa International Nature Film Festival is an international environmental film festival and it has been organized in Vaasa every second year since 2002. Wildlife Vaasa festival is the only event in its field in Scandinavia and therefore it's an important networking opportunity for Finnish nature film makers.

Since its conception, it 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 and from 1.1.2016 the festival’s organizing responsibility was transferred to the Culture Center of Vaasa.

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.


Wildlife Vaasa 2016 will be organized from 28th September to 2nd  October 2016 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 2013) which participate in the film. The festival’s special themes this year are ENERGY & GLOBAL WARMING.



  • Filmmakers presentations, Forum discussions, workshops, photo exhibitions, open air shows 
  • Two unique nature trips to Söderfjärden and Kvarken Archipelago- Unesco’s World Heritage area.
  • School Screenings and media education workshops before and after the festival days.


The main festival venues are The Culture House Fanny, Vaasa City Library’s Drama Hall 

More information:   Check also the festival promo-video