WORKING WITH CFF AS THE LOCAL WILDLIFE FILM TEAM
The Conservation Film Foundation (CFF) is a non-profit organization that works to promote conservation and sustainable practices in the film industry, specifically in Namibia. European and American wildlife film producers and film teams can benefit from partnering with CFF in several ways:
- Access to unique and diverse wildlife locations: Namibia is home to a wide range of wildlife species, including rare and endangered animals such as the black rhino and the African wild dog. By working with CFF, film producers can gain access to these locations and showcase the beauty and diversity of Namibia’s wildlife in their films.
- Knowledge and expertise: CFF has extensive knowledge and expertise in the conservation and wildlife film industry. By partnering with CFF, film producers can learn about sustainable practices in filmmaking, such as using renewable energy sources, minimizing waste, and reducing the impact on local ecosystems.
- Collaboration with local communities: CFF works closely with local communities to promote conservation and sustainable practices. By partnering with CFF, film producers can collaborate with these communities and showcase their unique cultures and traditions in their films.
- Support for conservation efforts: By working with CFF, film producers can contribute to conservation efforts in Namibia. CFF uses the proceeds from film productions to support local conservation organizations and projects, helping to protect Namibia’s wildlife and ecosystems.
As a conservation film organization, we are committed to promoting sustainable practices in the film industry. We believe that the film industry has a significant impact on the environment, and it is essential that we take steps to reduce this impact. One of the ways you can do this is by working with us as your local team.
Collaborating with local teams has many benefits, both for the environment and for the communities involved. Working with the CFF local team allows you to gain unique insights into the local environment and culture, and it reduces the environmental impact of productions by minimizing travel and sourcing local resources. Additionally, working with local teams can create opportunities for capacity building and skill-sharing, benefiting both the local community and your own team.
We are inspired by organizations like the @STS_Earth team and their commitment to promoting sustainable and less extractive approaches to filming projects. We believe that by prioritizing sustainability and working with local teams, everyone can create impactful and meaningful films while minimizing impact on the environment and supporting local communities.
At the Conservation Film Foundation, we are committed to incorporating sustainable practices into our own work. We believe that promoting sustainability in the film industry is essential for creating a more sustainable future. We welcome partnerships and collaboration with organizations and individuals who share our commitment to sustainability in the film industry.