The Wildscreen Festival is the world’s leading international festival celebrating and advancing storytelling about the natural world. Held every two years, the Wildscreen Festival brings together the wildlife film, tv and photography community to transform the craft of natural world storytelling across platforms and across audiences.

The Wildscreen Festival 2018 will take place 15-19 October 2018 in Bristol, UK. Further information is available at www.wildscreen.org and delegate tickets are on sale now from Eventbrite.

Please note that the programme is being updated frequently as guest availability changes. Wildscreen reserves the right to make such updates to the programme and timings, and will endeavour to make those changes as quickly as possible.

Delegates holding a day or week pass do not need to register to attend specific events with the exception of the Panda Awards Ceremony (additional purchase required) and film screenings (no additional purchase required). Reservation details can be found in the description of each individual screening.

To help you manage your time at the Wildscreen Festival, you can sign up for a Sched account and login to save events to your personal calendar. Note that doing so does not guarantee entry to events as seating is on a first-come-first-served basis at the venue door. We advise that you arrive in plenty of time before a session starts.

The programme includes both industry events, which are included in the price of a delegate day or week pass, and public events that anyone is welcome to attend, subject to booking procedures.  
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Monday, October 15 • 15:15 - 16:15
Shorts: Being Brave

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From the Lumieres outside their factory in 1895 to the 21st century's experimentation with virtual reality, short film has always been the visionary's playground. This applies to talent as well with the vast majority of the world's top talent having cut their teeth in shorts.

Why then do so many new practitioners opt to take the safe, well trodden route? This panel will explore why short film is the creative hotbed to try out your big ideas.

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Rich Warren

Festival Director, Encounters Festival
Rich Warren is the Festival Director for Encounters Film Festival, the UK's leading short film and animation festival. The festival prioritises the showcasing, supporting and progression of new and emerging talent in film and animation. The 24th edition of the festival took place... Read More →

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Liz Brach

Vice President, Development & Production, NHNZ
Liz Brach overseas NHNZ's development and production in the US and is responsible for developing and Executive Producing new series and specials for NHNZ's US clients. Prior to joining NHNZ, she was Senior Director of Development and Programming for Discovery Networks International... Read More →
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Ian Kerr

Director / Cinematographer, Storm Films Inc.
From the jungles of New Guinea to the ice floes of Canada's Arctic to the thin air of the Argentinean Andes, Ian can be found telling award-winning stories through spectacular images. A Emmy-award winning cinematographer, Ian works across a diverse range of projects and subjects... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 15:15 - 16:15 BST
Festival Hub Millennium Square, Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5SZ