#NEWF2019 PROGRAMME

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE


14:30 – 16:15 | REGISTRATION

WELCOME TO DURBAN & NETWORKING AT SUNCOAST HOTEL POOL

 

16:30 | THE BARNYARD THEATRE

WELCOME TO #NEWF2019

A look back at the year, where are we going and what to expect at the NEWF2019 Congress.


ELLEN WINDEMUTH | CEO, OFF THE FENCE

Key Note

 Founded in 1994, the Off the Fence, group produces and distributes exceptional factual programming on a global scale. Ellen Windemuth is the owner and CEO of Off the Fence, having founded the company in 1994. Under her leadership Off the Fence has acquired, produced and co-produced over 6,000 hours of content. Ellen is a seasoned Executive Producer and Distributor and has produced over 500 hours to date herself. She is the Chair of the Jackson Wild Board, and is active in conservation and land development. Her experience in factual entertainment programming is extensive in both production and distribution. Ellen was recently presented with Wildscreen’s Christopher Parson’s Outstanding Achievement Awards 2018.

 

18:30 | BLUE TIE & BLUE CARPET SCREENING

MADE POSSIBLE BY GRINDROD BANK

OUR OCEANS | SCREENING followed by Q & A

Our Oceans are in a state of crisis, and we’re the ones responsible for it. A team of scientists, divers and photographers set out on a journey of discovery along one of the longest, and richest, coastlines in the world. Along the way they unveil three incredible natural events to the world, whilst highlighting the impending threats, and all the while promoting the protection of our oceans. This film produced by WILDOCEANS and Off The Fence was born and conceptualised at NEWF2017.

OUR OCEANS Q & A

Andrew Venter | Charlie Luckock | Moses Tau | George Kirkinis | Jason Boswell | Lauren Van Nijkerk


06:00 - 07:00 | YOGA ON THE BEACH, CYCLING & JOGGING ON THE PROMENADE

07:30 - 8:45 | BREAKFAST @ LUPA 

09:00 | THE BARNYARD THEATRE

OPENING ADDRESS BY NFVF CEO, MAKHOSAZANA KHANYILE

 

VOICE OF THE YOUTHTIASSA MUTUNKEI

Tiassa Samayian Mutunkei is a self-confessed "Wildlife Warrior" and conservation activist.  As the founder of Teens4Wildlife, this young Kenyan is passionate about saving the environment and believes animals are Africans too.  Her main goal, through Teens4Wildlife, is to empower and impassion African youth to use and raise their voices.  She strongly believes that the power to save wildlife and wildlands lies with young people and that action is necessary now, before it's too late to protect.  For her there are no plan B's, she intends to be successful at her initial mission to save the beautiful wild heritage of Africa.

UNDER THE BAOBAB TREE | FOCUS ON INDIA - FORGING NEW PARTNERSHIPS

Akanksha Sood Singh | Doel Trivedy | Gunjan Menon | Malaika Vaz 

With the phenomenal success of Bollywood, the world seems to forget that the film industry in India compromises a number of equally successful genres. Protected by more than 120 national parks, 18 Biosphere reserves, and 500+ wildlife sanctuaries, the animals of India are vast and varied.  Culturally unconventional in career choice we focus on India and its wildlife through the eyes of four pioneering female wildlife filmmakers.

UNDER THE BAOBAB TREE | UNCOVERING THE WORLD OF VIRTUAL REALITY

Ulrico Grech-Cumbo

This session completely demystifies 360 video and virtual reality in a natural history context. Understand more about its use cases, pros and cons, differences to traditional film formats and post-production workflows, and monetisation.

CASE STUDY | WILDLIFE WARRIORS WITH PAULA KAHUMBU

Wildlife Warriors is a vicarious journey into the lives of local conservation heroes to find out what inspires them, and how we can infect all people with the same passion. The series is filmed in some of Kenya’s wildest locations.

 

13:00 | LUNCH @ LUPA

14:00 | THE BARNYARD THEATRE

THE N.E.W PITCH COMPETITION

Discovering the next generation of nature, environment & wildlife filmmakers and storytellers.

 

KAITLIN YARNALL | CHIEF STORYTELLING OFFICER & SENIOR VP, NAT GEO SOCIETY

Key Note

Kaitlin Yarnall is chief storytelling officer and senior vice president at the National Geographic Society. She is responsible for expanding the organization’s impact in all forms of storytelling including photography, journalism, film, and public experiences. Yarnall manages a creative team that produces impact-driven media and identifies key partnership, grantmaking, and fellowship opportunities with creative talent to further amplify the Society’s mission of a planet in balance. Additionally, Yarnall oversees content-based collaborations with National Geographic Partners across its global media platforms. 

NEW PERSPECTIVESNEW VOICES

Thandiwe Mweetwa | Kolisa Sinyanya | Zoliswa Nhleko

17:00 | SUNDOWNERS @ LUPA

SPONSORED BY EARTH TOUCH

17:00 | VR EXPERIENCE

BROUGHT TO YOU BY HABITAT XR AND THE NATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FOUNDATION

18:30 | THE BARNYARD THEATRE

OUR GORONGOSA | SCREENING

ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY COCKTAIL EVENING 

Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique has become one of Africa’s most celebrated wildlife restoration stories. After a decade of renewed protection, Gorongosa’s large mammal population has increased 10-fold to over 100,000 animals. But bringing wildlife back is only part of the challenge. The Park must find a way to co-exist with the 200,000 people living in surrounding communities. 


 06:00 - 07:00 | YOGA ON THE BEACH, CYCLING & JOGGING ON THE PROMENADE

07:30 - 8:45 | BREAKFAST @ LUPA 


09:00 | THE BARNYARD THEATRE

 

NEW PERSPECTIVES | DISCOVERING OUR GORONGOSA WITH DOMINIQUE GONÇALVES

Community & Conservation Partnerships 


BEYOND THE TECHNICAL WITH VULCAN PRODUCTIONS | JANNAT GARGI

Vulcan Productions create films, television programmes and engaging digital series to expose the most critical issues of our time.  They partner with the most resourceful and innovative groups, from top NGOs to documentary filmmakers and government agencies. Producers of award-winning films, such as Ivory Game, Naledi: One Little Elephant and Ocean Warriors, they transform audiences from passive viewers to active participants who engage on issues that affect us all.  In this session Vulcan shares how they shepherd ideas from development to production and campaigns that resonate long after the final frame leaves the screen.


NEW PERSPECTIVES |  NAT GEO EXPLORER STORYTELLERS

Jahawi Bertolli | Fredrick Mugira | Maurice Oniango

The National Geographic Explorer programme seeks out those who are infinitely curious about our planet, committed to understanding it and passionate about making it better by funding and supporting a variety of ground-breaking scientists, conservationists, educators and storytellers. Whilst Jane Goodall and Jacque Cousteau are amongst the most famous of Explorers we celebrate those from Africa and “explore” how we build on the “ties that bind”.

 

CASE STUDY | SAFTA 13 WINNER - INCREDIBLE BATS

Ben Hewett | Mea Trenor | Grant Brokensha | Dave Birch

When the night falls, the sky comes alive. A flutter of wings that, for some, is the stuff of nightmares. One in every four mammals on the planet is a bat. But fear for these creatures is often misplaced, not all bats are blood-sucking beasts. The world of bats is incredibly diverse with some beautifully bizarre adaptations. We take a deeper look into the production of this critically acclaimed natural history film.

 

13:00 | LUNCH @ LUPA


14:00 | THE BARNYARD THEATRE


THE N.E.W PITCH COMPETITION

Discovering the next generation of nature, environment & wildlife filmmakers and storytellers.

 

BEYOND THE TECHNICAL WITH ORF | ANDREW SOLOMON

Andrew Solomon has been head of natural history at ORF, in charge of the prime time UNIVERSUM slot since 2011. He started as assistant film editor at the BBC, researcher and assistant producer at ITV, and producer for UK Indies including Brook Lapping. In 1997 he moved to Docstar, Canal+'s documentaries coproduction arm, where he EP’d more than 200 mainly wildlife films. At ORF-UNIVERSUM Andrew has overseen production of over 100 wildlife documentaries, coproduced with partners such as NDR-Doclights, WDR & BR, ZDF, Arte, France 2, Smithsonian Channels, National Geographic, CCTV and Channel 1 Russia.


CASE STUDY | STROOP – JOURNEY INTO THE RHINO HORN WAR

Susan Scott | Bonnè de Bod

Two first-time filmmakers stop their lives to find out why rhinos are being killed for their horns. Carving out six months for the project, the women quickly find themselves immersed in a world far larger and more dangerous than they had imagined, only emerging from their odyssey four years later.

 

17:00 | VR EXPERIENCE

BROUGHT TO YOU BY HABITAT XR AND THE NATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FOUNDATION


18:30 | THE BARNYARD THEATRE 


THE NARRATOR LIVE COMPETITION

BROUGHT TO YOU BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

 Adding diverse voice to the narration of nature and wildlife documentaries!


 06:00 - 07:00 | YOGA ON THE BEACH, CYCLING & JOGGING ON THE PROMENADE

07:30 - 8:45 | BREAKFAST @ LUPA 

09:00 | THE BARNYARD THEATRE 

 

UNDER THE BAOBAB TREE | BLUE CHEAP? DOES THIS EXIST? 

Is blue-chip documentary filmmaking possible on a budget?

 

BEYOND THE TECHNICAL WITH LOVE NATURE | JAMES MANFULL

Love Nature, a Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks joint venture, creates and distributes the largest library of 4K wildlife and nature content in the world. Love Nature brings audiences closer to the beauty and wonder of nature, sharing awe-inspiring stories and shining a light on the fight for survival in a changing world. With commercial-free linear and streaming video platforms and original content shot in the highest quality, Love Nature offers viewers exclusive content from around the globe. Love Nature is available via linear television internationally and streaming video in 65+ countries worldwide. 


 UNDER THE BAOBAB TREE | CREATING IMPACT WITH YOUR PHONE!

Using your mobile phone to shoot everyday conservation stories - how to use the concepts of cinematography if you don’t have access to a camera.

 

UNDER THE BAOBAB TREE | GAME OF FESTIVALS

Are festivals effective as a distribution model?  Exploring and unpacking the festival circuit…


13:00 | LUNCH @ LUPA


14:00 | THE BARNYARD THEATRE

 

UNDER THE BAOBAB TREE ALTERNATIVE REVENUE STREAMS FOR WILDLIFE CONTENT CREATORS


BEYOND THE TECHNICAL | FUNDING, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION – CONNECTING THE DOTS  

Understanding the South African landscape an how to make it work for you.


CONSERVATION DEBATE CREATING A PATH TO CONSERVATION THROUGH FILM - WHAT IS THAT?

How do we create conservation impact? 

 

17:00 | VR EXPERIENCE

BROUGHT TO YOU BY HABITAT XR AND THE NATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FOUNDATION


18:30 | THE BARNYARD THEATRE 

CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS & N.E.W PITCH 2018 FILMS SCREENING 


SPEAKERS