2018 Flamingo Awards now open for entries


The fourth edition of The Netherlands’ main wildlife film festival is now open for entries!

We invite wildlife and environmental filmmakers from anywhere in the world to participate in our popular Flamingo Award Competition and get the opportunity to have your film screened for a large Dutch audience. The festival is held in several theaters in the exciting city center of Rotterdam from 24-28 October 2018.

WFFR screens movies with a central focus on the natural world, but also critical and informative documentaries on raising awareness, the environment and conservation. The competition is free of fees. The extended deadline for entries is Friday 15 May 2018.

In 2018 WFFR will recognise outstanding achievements in ten Flamingo Award categories. You can find the submission form here:

Each award winning film will receive their Flamingo Award during the award ceremony on Saturday 27 October 2018. WFFR invites the filmmaker to participate during this award ceremony and infamous Flamingo afterparty. 


Friday 15 May 2018.: Official submission deadline (extended)
Wednesday, August 1, 2018: Announcement of the selected finalists and Flamingo Award nominees
Wednesday 24 – Sunday 28 October 2018: Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam, held in one of Europe’s most exhilarating cities according to the Lonely Planet.