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There’s A Wildlife Themed Film Festival Coming To Cork This Week

By Sarah Finnan

October 15, 2019 at 9:48am


If you like wildlife (who doesn’t?) and you like movies (again, who doesn’t?), then this will be of interest to you.

Wilderland Film Festival, the first-ever touring wildlife film festival, is coming to the Everyman in Cork this Thursday giving you the chance to get up close and personal with some furry friends.

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Audiences will be treated to an unparalleled insight into some of the world’s most incredible wildlife – from snow leopards to orangutans, humpback whales and African penguins.

The festival is the creation of zoologist filmmakers Dan O’Neill and Isaac Rice, who together enlisted the help of an expert panel of judges to whittle down 50 entries to just nine.

Amongst the films on show are; Flamboyant, telling the story of a young cuttlefish learning how to hunt in a new home, A Place For Penguins, which follows an unlikely duo as they attempt to create the world’s first artificially induced African penguin colony, and Blood Island which centres on a group of abandoned ex-lab chimpanzees.


Showcasing the best of independent filmmakers from around the world, it’s a chance to learn more about our animal counterparts while simultaneously encouraging people to consider their role as conservationists.

Attendees will also get to have their say by means of a voting system that will decide what endangered species the Wilderlight team will make a film about next.


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