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Welcome to Pelican Media

Based in San Francisco, California, Pelican Media is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose primary aim is the production of films with environmental themes.


Our special focus is on urban habitat: the relationships between people and animals. Recent projects include films about a flock of wild parrots in San Francisco, California brown pelicans along the coast, and double-crested cormorants on a Columbia River island.

Our revenue comes from foundations, individuals, organizations, government grants, broadcast rights, film royalties, stock footage sales, DVD/streaming distribution, and other program-related sources. Executive Director Judy Irving is an Emmy-and-Sundance-award-winning filmmaker.

→ See Board of Directors



"Cold Refuge" Theatrical Premiere Sat. Sept 30


Come to the "held over" show Sat. Oct 7 at 1:15 PM. Be there!

(See trailer above)


"The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" has been re-mastered in 4K and screened at the Avalon Theatre in Washington, D.C as part of its 100 Years of Cinema Magic series. 

More theaters to come.

See trailer

"Dark Circle" can be streamed on Vimeo or AppleTV. Find out what "Oppenheimer" left out.


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Pelican Media Board of Directors

Laura Lent, President

David Kennedy, Treasurer

Marilee A. Gaffney, Secretary

Corinne DeBra

Katherine Petrin

Annie Somerville

Nanette Stringer

Karen Frank, Legal Counsel

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