Big cats are the focus of the Sept. 13 installment of the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. The festival is visiting LBIF this month and next, as it did in August, to showcase award-winning documentary films and facilitate discussion stemming from a shared mission to inform, engage and inspire wildlife conservation and the protection of the environment.
The three documentaries highlighted at the upcoming event include: “The Silent Death of Lions,” from Germany, with a 30-minute run time; “Ranthambore Diaries,” a 20-minute film out of India; and “Jaguar: Closer Than Ever Thought Possible,” 52 minutes long, from Brazil.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; films begin at 7 p.m.
Approximately 30 minutes of Q&A will follow the viewings.
The WCFF, an international organization, “holds its flagship festival in NYC for 10 days with over 100 documentary films representing more than 40 countries globally,” said LBIF membership and community coordinator Jillian Schratz. “The films selected for this series have never been included in any festivals in New Jersey, so don’t miss what may be your only chance to see them.”
Documentaries about Madagascar and Borneo will be shown Oct. 11, also beginning at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $18 per evening, and are available in advance or at the door. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.