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  • Check Out The Gallery

    See some amazing 'on location' wildlife photography taken by our members

  • Meet Mateo Willis

    Mateo has worked on a number of BBC's Natural History Unit wildlife series, including Frozen Planet and Life Story

  • How green is your film-making?

    New thinking and new technology are helping our industry become more sustainable in the future

The International Association of Wildlife Film-makers

The International Association of Wildlife Film-makers (IAWF) was founded in 1982 to encourage communication and cooperation between people who are often isolated on location in the field. Our members are professional cameramen and camerawomen who earn most of their income from making wildlife films.

The IAWF was delighted to become affiliated with the GTC (Guild of Television Cameramen) in January 2016. Our worldwide membership includes many of the leading names in our industry.

Nov 24 2017

Blue Planet II success

New record viewing figures for latest Attenborough blockbuster, bringing more young people to watch wildlife films

Nov 24 2017

Film-making job title and tax position

Being called a camera operator might have serious repercussions for your freelance status and tax liability

Oct 31 2017

New GTC forum for sharing info

The GTC (of which IAWF members are also members of course) now has an updated and efficient email forum for sharing information and asking questions. Let's get involved.

Aug 29 2017

Alan Root

Leading African natural history film-maker Alan Root died on 26th August

May 17 2017

New IAWF committee member

Gail Jenkinson will join Andy Shillabeer, John Waters, Mandy Leith, Mark Payne-Gill, Robin Smith, Sandesh Kadur, Graham Horder, Mateo Willis and Graham Hatherley on the IAWF committee.

Feb 24 2017

BVE stand with GTC next week!

We look forward to seeing you at London's ExCel arena from February 28th to March 2nd

Mar 10 2016

2016 Wildscreen Panda Awards – New Categories

Hurry, the deadline for submissions is Wednesday 23rd March 2016!

Feb 08 2016

Good News!

IAWF now affiliated with the GTC

Getting Started in Wildlife Film-making

Expert advice from John Waters on getting started, and the trials and rewards of pursuing a wildlife filmmaking career.

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Spotlight: Ric Swift

Managing Director of the UK Wildlife Film School. The UK Wildlife Film School has been running for 10 years, and is proud to be the UK´s leading provider of independent practical workshops / film ...

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