International Ocean Film Festival

Q&A (4/21 @ 3:00 PM PST) - Whales in a Changing Ocean

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Mangrove Restoration

Date: Wednesday April 21 at 3:00 PM PST

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Meet the panelists:

Niquole Esters, Moderator

Niquole is an environmental conservation practitioner focusing on our global ocean. With a background in international relations, governance, and policy she works in the space between sustainable natural resource management, conservation, and economic development to protect important ecosystems and the services they provide. Niquole has spent 15 years working around the world with Conservation International and is currently a Senior Director of Development. Niquole joined the IOFF Board of Directors in September 2020. 

After nine years in Honolulu, Hawaii working across the Asia Pacific region, Niquole relocated to Oakland, California expanding to provide support to the more than 30 countries where Conservation International and its partners operate.


Richard Sidey, Filmmaker of Whales in a Changing Ocean

Richard Sidey is an award-winning conservation, adventure and wildlife filmmaker based in Wanaka, New Zealand. Living in this picturesque alpine town and local adventure hub, Richard naturally sources artistic inspiration from his surrounding environment. Environmental themes and a strong connection to nature are clearly evident in his work. A keen adventurer, bike-packer, pack-rafter, sea kayaker and paragliding pilot, he is rarely seen far from the wilderness. Richard formed his career specialising in environmental filmmaking and nature photography, documenting the polar regions, remote wilderness areas and their wildlife for over a decade before co-founding the New Zealand based production company Galaxiid in 2016. Galaxiid aims to explore, uplift and reconnect us all with nature through immersive experiences. In 2020 Richard completed the final chapter in his award-winning Speechless trilogy, with the release of Elementa to critical acclaim.


Olive Andrews - Marine Protected Area Program Manager