Conservation Optimism Film Festival Shortlisted Films:

We ran our first ever Conservation Optimism Film Festival on Monday 2nd of September 2019 in the amazing Oxford University Natural History Museum as part of the summit and are incredibly excited to be able to share some of the shortlisted films with you!

Take a seat, grab some popcorn and enjoy some truly inspirational short films. The short movies belong to the following categories:

  • Super Shorts
  • People & Nature: Communities, Heroes & Wellbeing
  • Conservation Works: Learning from Success & Failure
  • Animation
  • Student film


Meet the Real Wolf – Animation Winner and Best Film Winner

How A Song Saved A Species – Animation Finalist


Toads on the Roads –  Students Winner and Best Film Finalist

Mounted cake – Students Finalist 

Oh, bee… – Students Finalist and Best Film Finalist

The Search for the Golden Toad 

Tire Swing 

Super Shorts

The Wondrous Mangrove Forest – Super Shorts Winner

Elefant – Super Shorts Finalist

Tobias Tatu – Super Shorts Finalist

Better World Cup

Prairie Walk 

People & Nature

Insect Guardian – Butterfly paradise – People & Nature Winner

Save Our Souls – People & Nature Finalist

Second Chances – People & Nature Finalist

Le tombeau des épuisés – Audience Favourite

Conservation Works

The UK in 100 Seconds – Conservation Works Winner

Tracking Snow – Conservation Works Finalist

It’s not enough to stand and stare – Conservation Works Finalist

The Chilli Briquette Story 

Other sources of inspiration:

Always look on the bright side of life nature conservation parody

Art on the Edge

Salford Wetland


Saving The Savannah

Conservation Works

The Hogsmill River