Films That Made a Difference

This project – set up in collaboration with Wildeye, The Brock Initiative and Filmmakers for Conservation (FFC) – is to assemble an online directory of effective conservation films. This can then be used by anyone looking for models for their own productions, for proof that film-making can make a difference, and will lend strength to potential funding applications etc. The films may have been used in many different ways: on TV, on the internet, shown locally and/or to influential people/politicians and so on.

We invite you to share information about your films that have made a difference. Each film entry will have:
– a paragraph describing the production (200 words max)
– a list of the positive results (200 words max)
– contact details/weblinks
– a still photo.
To participate and send in your films to the project manager, or to BoardFFC(@)gmail(.)com

The directory is a user friendly database of profiles containing information on films that have proven effective in creating change in any conservational issue. Individual filmmakers and productions companies globally can provide information about their films to the directory, which is online and available for all to read. In return, those who wish to make conservation films can refer to the directory for guidance and evidential support that films do make a difference! Participating films can be of broadcast quality or captured on a small miniDV camera and edited on your home computer. Quality of production is not priority – Effectiveness is key.

“Showing the truth on some minority channel is not the answer.
Showing it where it counts is.” Richard Brock, The Brock Initiative.

Category: 1 – Films That Have Made A Difference

Category: 2 – Films That Have Contributed to Making A Difference

Category: 3 – Films That Have A Conservation Message or Theme

Category: 4 – Filmmakers That Have Made A Difference

Sir David Attenborough
Richard Brock
Éamon de Buitléar
Shekar Dattatri
Mike Pandey
Paul Redman
Madelaine Westwood



The Brock Initiative

Richard Brock decided to set up the Brock Initiative, to use his archive of footage, and to ask others to do the same, to create new programs, not made for a general TV audience, but made for those who are really connected to the situation in hand: local communities, decision makers, even that one fisherman who uses dynamite fishing over that one coral reef. Its about reaching those who have a direct impact; reaching those who can make the difference.


Wildeye International School of wildlife filmmaking, has a strong focus on conservation and the desire to use film as a tool to help conserve our natural world. Also Producers of, and its monthly e-zine Wildlife Film News, which remains today the world’s leading source of information about the wildlife film-making industry, Google’s no. 1 ranking website for ‘wildlife film’ and many other related searches.

Filmmakers For Conservation

FFC is a global community of passionate people who work in, or have an association with, the global film and television industry. Born out of a sense of frustration among many producers and directors that there was very little funding and airtime being made available for films that dealt with conservation and the environment. In the organisations near ten year history membership has grown to several hundred and the diversity of those involved has expanded greatly to include those working in online video and other areas of ‘new media.’


  1. Dear Sir/Madam,
    I’m contacting you on behalf of Green Circle (, association of ecological NGOs in the Czech Republic. We are partners in the Czech project Adaptation to climate change whose goal is raising awareness about adaptation meassures.

    We would like to inform public about adaptation and climate issues. Unfortunately we don’t have enough money for our own material. Therefore I would like to ask you if we can use one of your videos in our campaign with Czech subtitles:

    That means we will translate the video, add subtitles in Czech and share it on our social media (e.g. with all your credits. There won’t be any costs or any activity from your side. Of course, we will quote authors and organizations of your project as stated on
    Please, do you think it’s possible? Is it alright in terms of copyright etc.?

    Thank you very much for your response.

    Best regards
    Jiri Kana

    • Hi Jiri, sorry for the late reply – it appears your request was filtered by our spam filters. If you are still interested in using the “What is Climate Adaptation” on your website, please go ahead and post it with subtitles. We’d be honored. Thank you. Also, you might be interested in another website working on Adaptation: America Adapts:

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