Nat Geo Wild to Inspire

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2019 Nat Geo Wild to Inspire Winners, Reed Rickert and Anna Fishkin, Premiere Their New Film, Pacha Kuti

Pacha Kuti

When Arnold returns to his native community in the Peruvian Amazon after living in the urban world, he remembers the stories told to him by his grandfather and the great importance of maintaining balance with the jungle.

Announcing The Finalists Of The Nat Geo Wild To Inspire Short Film Contest

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Chris Cilfone: The Next Generation

The Next Generation is a short film that celebrates one of the most successful conservation campaigns in history: Save the Whales. Save the Whales was a campaign that was sparked by the very first Earth Day and inspired that generation's eco-warriors. Now, a new wave of conservation is here. One that demands action. One that is built on hope and one that continues to go green but, at its core, will always be blue.

Adam Clayton: Becoming Borderless - One Year On the Road

After traveling the world, newlyweds Adam and Destiny sold their home, bought a bus, renovated it, and hit the road for a year to discover the nature in their own backyard.

About The Nat Geo Wild To Inspire Short Film Contest

Thank you to all the filmmakers who submitted their films to the 2020 Nat Geo Wild to Inspire Short Film Contest!

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the 7th edition of the Nat Geo Wild to Inspire Short Film Contest sought films inspired by the natural world​.​​ We believe that great storytelling can spark curiosity, help solve big problems and catalyze actions.​​​ Fifty years after the first Earth Day, how will you use the power of film to explore these conversations in the 21st century?

In the past, the contest has included prizes such as:

  • Film screening and recognition during Sun Valley Film Festival awards ceremony
  • Opportunities to network with established producers and directors
  • National Geographic expeditions around the world
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