Film showcase for World Wildlife Day 2022

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Jackson Wild have teamed up once more to organize an international Film Showcase as part of the celebration of the 2022 UN World Wildlife Day.

The Showcase, the seventh of its kind, highlighted films that explore the threats weighing on endangered species of wild fauna and flora, their central importance for their habitats and ecosystems and for the communities who live near them, and the numerous initiatives that are setting out to conserve them.

All entries and the winning films helped further illustrate the theme of this year’s celebration, "Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration". They raised global awareness of the status of vulnerable species around the world and of the power of conservation efforts working to reversing their fate.

The call for entries will be open until January 7 2022 and finalists will be announced in mid-February 2022. There is no entry fee for submission. Any film completed after January 1st, 2019 featuring a threatened species included on the IUCN Red List, is eligible to compete.

Submissions in all languages are welcomed. Programs in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for presentation to the judges and for streaming as part of the World Wildlife Day Film Showcase. Find out more by completing an online submission form via


Update 16/02/2022 : Jackson Wild announces finalists of the 2022 World Wildlife Day Film Showcase in 5 categories, selected from over 300 entries from 34 countries! Watch the showcase here. View the finalists here.

Update 03/03/2022 : Jackson Wild, CITES and UNDP have annonced the winners of the 2022 World Wildlife Day Film Showcase!! More information here