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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


"The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" opened in NY and LA in its new 4K UHD plumage!
Los Angeles screenings
All screenings

Shadow Distribution is distributing the restored version.

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

"Cold Refuge" will screen next in Bolinas, with other theaters to come.

See recent Talkhouse essay by Judy Irving for her quick blitz through 50 years of filmmaking,


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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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