Beyond the Frame Films - For review & admin use only

The FF:W team has been working incredibly hard through the busiest time of our working year, to prepare for COP26, an event that will hopefully be the grounding for a global in drive and attitude towards the climate crisis.

Part of this work has included producing these 5 films which will be screened during the FF:W panel discussion at COP26 this year. There will be official pages created for the public face of these films once they’ve gone out in the live event, but this page is to allow FF:W admins, and our speakers to become familiar with the films and their contents before the event, so please don’t share this link or these films with anyone.

From crisis to collaboration: Paula Kahumbu

Wildlife filmmaking is missing a presence in a lot of the world, especially in the areas where much of it is filmed! Paula Kahumbu is working towards a future for wildlife filmmaking which brings not just opportunities to those working in Africa, South America, and Asia, but brings the vital messages of conservation and the climate crisis to everyone.

Beyond the frame: Ashwika Kapur

Wildlife films need to show the bigger picture. The Sundarbans ecosystem is famous for its tigers, but it’s also under severe threat from climate change. While filming for RoundGlass Sustain, local filmmaker Ashwika Kapur witnessed the devastation first hand and believes the film industry needs to tell the full story.

Reframing the conservation - Mauricio Copetti

Mauricio is wildlife cameraman from Brazil. While documenting the wilderness of the Pantanal wetlands Mauricio learnt more of the human pressures on this vital ecosystem. He realised that while documenting the wild was his passion, if he didn’t work to protect it there would be nothing left. He believes that we must collaborate if we are going to succeed in the climate and biodiversity crisis. By combining a trio of filmmaking, research and conservation he is working towards saving the future of the wetlands he loves. Imagine if our industry did this on a global scale.

The sound of silence: Gary Moore

Sound is a great tool to measure the impact humans have had on the natural world. Wildlife sound specialist, Gary Moore explains that not only are we losing the natural soundscapes as we loose yet more species, but the introduction of artificial sound in the human world covers up whatever is left.

Future matters: Libby Penman

Wildlife films have a responsibility to talk more about climate change and biodiversity loss. Scottish filmmaker Libby Penman explains that the power of storytelling and sharing the real world view of the natural world is a key tool and must be used to move us towards a better future

FF:W Stand in Solidarity

We hosted the big discussion, asking vital questions to those in the wildlife filmmaking industry. Over 9,000 votes were cast and we’ve detailed valuable information on the views of our industry as a result.