The National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) and the Fish Habitat Section of the American Fisheries Society invite you to submit a film to be showcased as part of the 2019 NFHP/AFS/TWS Reno Film Festival: Reno-vating Habitat for Fish & Wildlife: A Film Festival Highlighting Collaborative Habitat Conservation and its Benefits. This film festival is being proposed to organizers of the 2019 American Fisheries Society (AFS) & The Wildlife Society (TWS) Joint Annual Conference, being held in Reno, Nevada September 29-October 3, 2019.
**To accommodate organizational needs for the conference, film submission information forms are needed by April 1, 2019 to secure a tentative spot in the festival.**
To be considered, film submissions must:
Focus in on an aspect of fish or wildlife habitat conservation; priority will be given to projects that highlight collaborative efforts to protect, restore and enhance freshwater, coastal, and terrestrial habitats that support the needs of fish and wildlife. Of great interest are films that showcase how landowners, anglers, hunters, volunteers, local communities, tribes, federal, state and local agencies, scientists and others are working together across the continent to solve habitat conservation challenges and successfully conserve America's treasures species. Film categories will include fish and wildlife conservation projects, target on-the-ground habitat restoration examples, and include other films that capture the dynamic landscapes and unique habitats that are home to our fish and wildlife.
Be less than 30 minutes in length - preference will be given to shorter films (ideally 10 minutes or less) to allow for more films to be included in the festival.
Be downloadable to conference organizers via vimeo.com
Participants are limited to making one film submission to provide an opportunity for more individuals to present their work.
Completed submission form (below) is due on
April 1, 2019
Final cut film submissions with Vimeo weblink are due to festival organizers no later than
June 1, 2019
If you have any questions please contact Deborah Hart, Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or (907) 723-0258. (And a big thanks to Tom Lang from the Fish Habitat Section of the American Fisheries Society and other NFHP partners for their help as festival organizers, specifically Therese Thompson from the Western Native Trout Initiative, Stephane Vail-Muse from the Desert Fish Habitat Partnership, and Alicia Marrs from the California Fish Passage Forum who will lead festival efforts during the conference!)
It is anticipated that the film festival will take place during the 2019 AFS/TWS Joint Conference over a two day period. Films will be shown multiples times during the festival to allow meeting attendees to drop in to see films at their convenience. Film submitters are encouraged to attend the conference and film festival but are not required to be present. Details on the conference can be found at https://afstws2019.org