WATCH HELLBENT ONLINE NOW AND VOTE
Hellbent is available to view online through the World Wildlife Day Film Showcase. Click the image above to access the film now. Hellbent is up for audience choice award, so don’t forget to vote for your favorite film.
Jackson Wild has announced the official film selections for the 2023 World Wildlife Day Film Showcase in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
This year’s competition saw over 200 film entries, representing 77 different countries. In keeping with this year’s theme, “Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation,” the showcase will highlight films featuring people who are making a difference, through collaboration and partnerships on a local and international level to affect change.
“The films in this year’s showcase are some of the most moving and evocative stories of conservation we have seen,” said Lisa Samford, Executive Director of Jackson Wild. “Our aim is to inspire action necessary to protect and conserve wildlife, and these stories do exactly that.”
New to this year’s showcase is the Audience Award, which will be voted on by viewers of the online showcase in the coming months. The winning filmmaker will receive a free pass to the 2023 Jackson Wild Summit taking place in the last week of September in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
“At its best, film has the ability to provoke our emotions and move us to action,” says CITES
Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero. "In these captivating films, each of our winners has shown they can do that in the service of conservation. I congratulate them and urge them to keep working to meet our shared goals of ecosystem restoration.”
The 2023 World Wildlife Day Showcase is the seventh film competition jointly organized as part of the annual World Wildlife Day celebrations by Jackson Wild, the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to inspire personal responsibility and stewardship for endangered creatures across the world.
Winners were announced at the UN World Wildlife Day 2023 event at the National Geographic Society’s Grosvenor Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The films will be available for free online streaming through the end of the year.