Wildlife Film Festival_Sea Lions – Life by a Whisker

Silence of the Tides opens Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam

Silence of the Tides is the opening film of the 7th edition of the Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (WFFR). The most beautiful nature films of our own soil will be screened from 26 to 31 October in Cinerama.

Silence of the Tides is about our famous Wadden Sea, there also movies about nature reserve De Alblasserwaard near Rotterdam and unique images of the graceful otter in Dutch waters. Besides Dutch films, you can also admire the best recent international productions of this year. Like Sea Lions – Life by a Whisker by Amelia McCarten and Paul Phelan about the extraordinary Australian sea lion Otto and his whisker family.  Ticket sales for WFFR 2021 have started here.

WFFR is the only film festival for nature documentaries in the Netherlands and every year shows the most recent films from home and abroad. The programme consists of beautiful documentaries that show the beauty of nature. But also films that depict the relationship between man and nature. During WFFR, visitors can talk to the many filmmakers present. There will also be a talk and education programme.

During this seventh edition of WFFR, over one hundred nature films by national and international filmmakers will be shown. Offline, the movies can be seen from 26 to 31 October in cinema Cinerama in the heart of Rotterdam. From 25 October to 7 November, the films can also be watched online, from the comfort of your own home.

Judging Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam

Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam is not only a film festival, it’s also an international nature film competition with 12 categories. An expert jury will judge the films and announce the final winners. This year the films will be judged by: Sacha de Boer (Photographer),
Christiaan van der Hoeven (Wildlife expert of the World Wildlife Fund), Camilla Dreef (Ambassador of the Dutch Society for the Protection of Birds) and Kevin and Marvin Groen (Two biologists and brothers from Rotterdam). Winners are announced during the Flamingo Award Ceremony on Saturday 30st of Oct 2021.

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