The Wild Film Fest returned for its fourth year to Falmouth for its annual award ceremony hosted at the Poly.

Wildlife film and photography created by university students across the country were showcased at the event and winners were announced across 9 categories, including best overall winners.

Abi Gwyn, co-organiser of Wild Film Fest, said: “Wild Film Fest provides aspiring wildlife photographers and film makers with the opportunity to showcase their incredible talent. The festival allows entrants to network with other film makers and accomplished professionals; a great opportunity in this extremely competitive field.

“Most importantly of all, wildlife media is a powerful way to convey the message of conservation. Particularly through our conservation categories, the importance of protecting wildlife can be shared with fellow students and public alike to spread the word as this festival grows year by year.”

The judging panel was made up of photographers, film makers and Exeter University lecturers including Nina Constable, Gillian Burke, Andy Young, Tom Hosely, Ian McCarthy and Adrian Brown.

Elizabeth Streeter, Falmouth University student and winner of the Wildscapes category, said : “I really didn’t expect it at all, I’m so happy though.”

“I think it’s given me the confidence now to know that if I do get my pictures out there, clearly people will like them.”

The festival categories and winners are listed below. To learn more about Wild Film Fest and how you can take part, visit their website.

Photography Winners:

  • Animal Portrait & Best Overall Winner – Ben Jones
  • Smartphone – Will Hawkes
  • Wildscapes – Elizabeth Streeter
  • Conservation – Hanna Wigart

Film Winners:

  • Adventure – Abbie Barnes
  • Wildlife on your Doorstep – Eleanor Hamilton
  • Conservation and Best Overall Winner – Robin Hoskyns