Flamingo Awards

The main programme of the festival consists of a competition for which professional and non-professional filmmakers from all over the world can enter.

The best films will be selected by a selection committee and will be screened during the festival. During the Flamingo Award Ceremony a professional jury will announce which films will be awarded. WFFR offers awards in the following categories:

BEST FILM
Awarded to the best overal production.

BEST SHORT FILM
Awarded to the best overal production with maximum lenght of 15 minutes.

AWARENESS AWARD
Awarded to the film that most effectively raises awareness concerning issues related to the natural world.

CONSERVATION AWARD
Awarded to the film that most effectively contributes to an awareness of timely and relevant conservation issues and/or solutions.

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD
Awarded for the best examination of our changing planet, including human impact, the environment, sustainability and climate change.

CHILDREN’S AWARD
Awarded to the film that most effectively inspires an appreciation of the natural world, or issues associated with animals and the environment to young people.

UNDERWATER AWARD
Awarded to the film that most effectively contributes to an understanding of the submarine world.

VIRTUAL REALITY AWARD
Awarded to the best natural history program created for the immersive platform of Virtual Reality.

NEWCOMER AWARD
Awarded to the best film produced by a first-time filmmaker.

In addition to the awards attributed by the jury, an Audience Award will also be awarded to the most popular film chosen by the general public.

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Award Winners WFFR 2017

ASN Awareness Award:
A Plastic Ocean

Best Film Professional:
Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants

Best Film Non-Professional
The Sea

Public Award Professional
Spy in the Wild – Intelligence

Public Award Non-Professional
Arjan’s Big Year

Environmental/Sustainability Award
The man who wanted to change the world

Newcomer Award
Budapest Inferno

Underwater Award
Big Pacific: Voracious

Virtual Reality Award
Planet Infinity

Award Winners WFFR 2016

Best film Professional:
David Attenborough’s Light on Earth

Best film Non-professional:
The Pray

Public Award Professional:
The Hunt – Hunger at Sea

Public Award Non-professional:
Amsterdam Wildlife

WFFR Underwater Award:
The Hunt – Hunger at Sea

WFFR Environmental/Sustainability Award:
Ethiopia Rising

WFFR Awareness Award:
The Messenger

Award Winners WFFR 2015

Best Film Professional:
The Bat Man of Mexico

Best Film Non-Professional:
The Wild Wet

Awareness Award:
DamNation

Public Award Professional:
De IJsvogel

Public Award Non-Professional:
A Leap of Frog