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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Tuesday, October 16 • 09:30 - 10:30
A Shot in the Dark

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Shooting in very low light is challenging but recent technological advances have made it easier and better than ever before. Low noise colour images are now possible in dim light levels where the human eye can barely see.

This talk will cover the creative, technical and operational issues concerning shooting in extremely low light, as our industry professionals share their experiences of low light shooting during and post production, across projects as diverse as the Panda Award-nominated 'Blue Planet II' and 'Nocturnal Britain'.

Specially material will be shot, graded and screened for the first time at this event to directly compare the capabilities of low cameras, Canon ME20fSH and Sony A7SMkII.

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Barry Bassett

Managing Director, VMI.TV Ltd
Barry has run camera rental facility, VMI.TV Ltd for the past 25 years as Managing Director and VMI has offices in London and Bristol and Media Rental arm VMEDIA which is also based out of London. He has spoken widely on many technical subjects including cinematography, 4K and HDR... Read More →

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Rachel Butler

Producer, BBC
Producer Director Rachel Butler started her career with the BBC in Australia in 2010, initially as a diver & researcher. The BBC brought Rachel back to the UK a year later and she has since specialised in the underwater ‘blue chip’ series – ‘Great Barrier Reef’, ‘Shark... Read More →
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Peter Collins

Head of Factual, Pioneer Productions
Peter Collins joined Pioneer in May 2018 in the newly created role of Head of Factual. Prior to this he was Head of Specialist Factual at STV Productions, where he devised and executive produced a number of ambitious projects including Britain’s Polar Bear Cub for Channel 4, Lucy... Read More →
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Daniel Gill

Colourist, The Farm
Dan joined The Farm as a runner back in 2006. Meeting The Farm’s award winning Aiden Farrell confirmed Dan’s goal to become a colourist. Working his way up through the ranks Dan assisted The Farm’s fantastic grading team, with Aidan, Sonny Sheridan and Perry Gibbs as mentors... Read More →
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Hannah Ward

Hannah is a freelance producer/director with experience working on popular specialist factual & natural history programmes such as The Natural World, Animals with Cameras, Coast, Nature's Weirdest and Countryfile.


Tuesday October 16, 2018 09:30 - 10:30 BST
Festival Hub Millennium Square, Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5SZ