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 • 17:00 - 18:00
Natural Reality

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Making a lasting impression in the hearts and minds of the viewer is every wildlife filmmakers dream. VR technology takes the audience to the heart of the action, leaving an indelible mark. Our expert panel discuss how 360 VR films are changing the way audiences respond to wildlife and conservation issues, how the platform makes us feel and behave and what is next for wildlife storytelling using immersive technology.

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Emma Hughes

Creative Producer, Limina Immersive
Emma’s background is in theatre and film: she has a degree in Drama from The University of Bristol and has been Production Designer for a number of short films and music videos. As Creative Producer for cultural virtual reality (VR) platform Limina Immersive, Emma has conducted... Read More →

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Ulrico Grech-Cumbo

CEO, Deep VR/Habitat
Ulrico co-founded Deep VR in 2014 as one of the world's early leaders in cinematic virtual reality, with principal offices in South Africa . In 2016, Ulrico, having grown up surrounded by wilderness areas, started Habitat, a conservation-led immersive storytelling division within... Read More →
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Emily Savage

Content Parnerships, Jaunt
Emily manages content partnerships and relationships for Jaunt international. Her specific focus lies in working with traditional content producers that are now exploring immersive formats – including Arts and Culture, Broadcast, Film, News and Sport and publishers. Emily’s passion... Read More →
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Mathew White

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Psychology, Exeter University Medical School
Mat is an environmental psychologist specialising in how contact with the natural world influences how people think, feel and behave. His work on nature, health and well-being regularly features in the popular press (e.g. seven BBC homepage stories in the last few years) and he is... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2018 17:00 - 18:00 BST
Festival Hub Millennium Square, Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5SZ