Portfolio Reviews

20 minute sessions with some of our panelists and other attending professionals will be scheduled for attendees interested in showing and receiving feedback on a selection of their work.

Welcome Coffee

Informal conversations over coffee with panelists, speakers and attendees offer an opportunity for attendees to ask targeted questions, receive specific advice, share projects, and discuss possible collaborations.

“What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” (Salon Rose)

Women photographers, filmmakers, and authors often have an education that lacks any legal training. They begin their artistic professions as freelancers or on short term contracts. This discussion will be led by two lawyers, one French and the other English-speaking and offers a basic understanding of rights and contracts. It will address challenges particular to […]

“Bo Bo and Mo Mo” and “Mbudha, sur la route des chimpanzés”

“Bo Bo and Mo Mo” Synopsis An eight-year-old boy finds out that his best friend, a baby elephant, faces the risk of poaching. This film has won 1st Prize for Myanmar and 3rd Prize in the Main Competition in #IWTMekong Short Film Competition in Luang Prabang Film Festival for creative and inspiring awareness campaigns about […]

Welcome coffee and one-on-one sessions with speakers

Informal conversations over coffee with panelists, speakers and attendees offer an opportunity for attendees to ask targeted questions, receive specific advice, share projects, and discuss possible collaborations.

“Writing Nature: From a Female POV—How it could save the world” (Salon Rose)

How do female writers portray nature in works of fiction and essays? How does culture color that perspective? Nature writing has long been the domain of primarily white male writers. Today, women are staking their claim on the genre in original ways. How does their perspective enrich what the Scottish author Kathleen Jamie has called […]

“Inventory and Exchange, the State of Affairs” (Salon Jaune)

How can we overcome obstacles to make women’s work about nature better funded and more visible? What are the budgets allocated to women in the television industry, the publishing world, and the world of photography? What are the possible problems and prejudices encountered and how have these industries changed over time? Established industry professionals will […]

Guided Tour of Perpignan: Les bestiaire fantastique (Visit in English)

The fantastic bestiary motifs in the heritage and architecture of Perpignan (Visit in English) A guided tour through the historic centre of Perpignan in search of architectural and heritage details that show animal figures. During the two major periods of urban development in Perpignan, in the Middle Ages, and then in the 20th century with […]

Keynote Address: Faith Briggs (Salon Rose)

Faith Briggs

The Keynote Address The shared stories of our land, as they exist in western society, are contextualized within a colonized lens. Decision makers in land rights, politics, and public health were a select group of white, male and monied stakeholders. Laws and regulations were made without the perspectives of historically marginalized communities. The consequences of […]

Author readings followed by documentary shorts film screening (Cinema Castillet)

Panelists who spoke on the Nature Writing panel earlier this morning, along with invited guests, will be reading a selection of their work. A variety of film shorts will be screened after their readings. Short Films “I follow rivers” Synopsis This piece is a personal exploration of the perceived/false distinction that exists between humanity and […]

Opening remarks (Salon Verrière)

Our festival director Jacqueline Farmer will open the festival with a few remarks about the event and welcome attendees to the festival.

“The Feminine Perspective” (Salon Rose)

What is particular about the perspective that women bring to films, photographs, writing and art about nature and the wild world? Are there subjects that interest women, which are not addressed by men? Do women look at the wild world differently? This panel will explore the unique, innovative, and often collaborative approach women creators employ […]

“Women in the Field, Barriers and Solutions” (Salon Jaune)

What is it like to be a woman on an all-male shoot? What physical and technical barriers are challenging and what technical advice do professionals have for women who are starting out? This panel includes sound engineers, cinematographers and photographers that can address a wide range of technical questions, and discuss how they’ve developed unique […]

“Frozen Worlds” and Q&A with Sophie Lanfear

Synopsis On the unforgiving frontier of climate change, polar bears, walruses, seals and penguins find their icy Edens in peril. Director Sophie Lanfear Director Bio Sophie Lanfear studied Psychology/Zoology BSc at Bristol University before becoming an Emmy award-winning wildlife filmmaker. Sophie worked across a wide variety of wildlife television outputs before deciding to specialize on […]

Welcome Cocktail and Judith Nangala Crispin Exhibition Opening (Salon Verrière)

Join us for a cocktail and the opening of our photography exhibition with work by Judith Nangala Crispin. Spider strings at Mina Mina Judith Nangala Crispin Lumachrome glass print. Honeyeater, mud, maggots printed originally on fibre paper, 63.48cm x 44.42cm © Judith Nangala Crispin ‘Honeyeaters know there is a special place after death for birds […]

“Malin comme une chèvre” (Smart as a goat)

Synopsis Goats are not just cute and somewhat comical. They are also surprisingly intelligent! What if they were as clever as dogs? Meet four of them, evolving in different environments, and discover this sensitive and clever animal. Director Emma Baus Director Bio Emma Baus offers a tender look at domestic animals by highlighting their intelligence in […]

“The Woman Who Loves Giraffes” and Q&A with Anne Dagg

Synopsis Dr. Anne Innis Dagg re-traces the steps of her ground-breaking 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. Now, at 85 years old, Anne sees a startling contrast between the world of giraffes she once knew and the one it has become. Weaving through the past and present, her harrowing journey […]