NEWF 2018
Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress
Durban Botanic Gardens: July 16 – 18
Film-producers, conservationists, documentary-makers and individuals keen to network and learn more about nature, environment and wildlife filmmaking can still register for the second edition of the Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress (NEWF) which will take place at the Durban Botanic Gardens from July 16 – 18, 2018.
“The Nature, Environment and Wildlife Filmmakers Congress is designed for passionate filmmakers around the world to forge new relationships, build on those already formed, innovate and move towards further development in natural history and conservation content creation, using Africa as the key landmark,” explains Noel Kok, Founder and Programme Director of NEWF.
The Congress offers three full days of top-draw networking opportunities, complimentary breakfasts, lunches, cocktails and a myriad presentations by global leaders talking to the themes of New Perspectives; Under the Baobab storytelling; Beyond the Technical and specific case studies.
Speakers to look out for are Ludo Dufour from Off the Fence International; Dustin Renwick from Nat Geo Society; Dr Paula Kahumbu CEO of Kenyan conservation organisation Wildlife Direct; Julie Laurenz in Conversation with Karl Ammann talking about undercover and investigative film-making and Peter Hamilton from
Congress highlights include a sustainable high end couture themed fashion show co-ordinated by KZN Fashion Council and a bespoke editing master-class in the Butterfly Dome by multi-award winning editor Candice Odgers.
One of its key areas of focus is the NEWF Development Fund – a programme designed to fund the production of documentary shorts to kick-start the next generation of nature, environment, wildlife and adventure filmmakers. To this end, nine finalists have been shortlisted to individually “pitch” their ideas to an industry panel at the finals of the N.E.W Pitch Competition during the congress.
Registration is still open for this year’s Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress. Visit for more info. Register now via the NEWF Online Portal. Limited spaces are still available.
“Together we inspire African filmmakers to bring life to their stories, the celebrations, binding connections and plight of our nature, environment and wildlife and ultimately distribute these stories to film festivals and broadcasters world over,” said Kok.
For more info email or contact Pragna on 064 294 0669.