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How do you tell your story in three minutes?
518 Valencia Sun, Apr 23, 2017 1:00 PM
Free Event
Meet short filmmakers from this year's festival and find out how you can create depth and emotion in a small package.
Last of the Longnecks
Roxie Theater Sat, Apr 22, 2017 12:30 PM

Exploring the plight and extinction of giraffes and the implications of their demise in our rapidly changing world.

Film Info
Director:Katie Schuler and Nick Rogacki
Year of Production:2016
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Topic:Festival Awards
Food: What's on Your Plate?
Keep it Wild
Running Time:13 min.


2017 Best Short Award: An intimate glimpse into the journey of a single pangolin; from the moment it is taken from the wild to its final destination in China. Filmed on location across three countries with the help of reformed poachers, wildlife enforcement officers, and the IUCN Pangolin Group, the film acts as a surrogate for an estimated hundred thousand pangolins that are poached and smuggled annually throughout Southeast Asia and Africa. Pangolin seeks to inform a broad audience about pangolins and the illegal trade they are central to, in order to address the very real danger that pangolins might be extinct before much of the world ever knew they existed. Filmed with minimal commentary to be as immersive as possible, Pangolin offers audiences the opportunity experience the life, death and afterlife of the most illegally trafficked mammal on the planet.



Additional Information

Katie SchulerKatie Schuler works at the nexus between art, entrepreneurship, community development and conservation, and has traveled to over 22 countries across six continents while documenting wildlife and their habitats. As an artist and producer, she has led outreach efforts to vulnerable communities and undereducated youth at home and abroad. Katie is the Co-Founder and Head of Production of Coral & Oak Studios, a unique production company dedicated to telling stories that educate and inspire audiences to engage with the creatures, people and world around them. Katie is a graduate of the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and a recipient of the prestigious Koenig Trust Scholarship. Her clients include National Geographic, The Smithsonian Institute, Conservation International, Woods Hole Oceanographic and PBS. She currently lives and works in Washington DC.