The main programme of the festival consists of a competition for which 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:
Awarded to the best overal production.
BEST SHORT FILM
Awarded to the best overal production with maximum lenght of 15 minutes.
GREEN IMPACT AWARD
Awarded to the production that has the highest impact on the way people think about the environment, climate change, sustainability or a greener economy.
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR AWARD
Awarded to the production that best reveals insights into the behaviour of, or the interactions between, animals.
Awarded to the film that most effectively raises awareness concerning issues related to the natural world.
VAN LAWICK CONSERVATION AWARD
Awarded to the film that most effectively contributes to an awareness of timely and relevant conservation issues and/or solutions.
PEOPLE AND NATURE AWARD
Awarded for the production that most effectively explores the social, cultural or economic relationship between people and the natural world.
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.
VIRTUAL REALITY AWARD
Awarded to the best natural history program created for the immersive platform of Virtual Reality.
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.