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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Wednesday, October 17 • 17:00 - 18:00
Framing the Future – Young Earthwatcher Film Competition Final

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Join the environmentalists, presenters and natural history filmmakers of the future at this special event hosted by Earthwatch Europe.

Young people today will inherit a world shaped by our actions over the next decade, so providing platforms through which their voices can be heard is of utmost importance. That’s why Earthwatch Europe teamed up with Wildscreen to launch the first Young Earthwatcher Film Competition this summer. Inviting teenagers aged 14 to 17 to create a short film highlighting an environmental issue close to their heart along with a solution to the challenge, this competition encouraged an engaging mix of creativity, technology and environmental action.

During our ‘Framing the Future’ session, we will premiere the environmental short films created by our talented young finalists. A diverse panel of professionals, including CBBC’s Naomi Wilkinson, will be on hand to discuss the films and ultimately select the overall winner to be crowned Young Earthwatcher of 2018.

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Naomi Wilkinson

TV Presenter, BBC
In January Naomi will have been presenting children’s television non-stop for 20 years. She has been a nominee twice in the Best Presenter category for her own show ‘Naomi’s Nightmares of Nature’ at the Children’s BAFTA Awards (2014 & 2016). Across 4 series, Naomi travelled... Read More →

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Sam Barcroft

CEO, Barcroft Media
Sam Barcroft founded news agency and content production and distribution company Barcroft Media in 2003. Since then it has become a leading global factual content production and distribution business, with offices in London, New York and New Delhi. Dedicated to portraying amazing... Read More →
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Lizzie Daly

Wildlife biologist and presenter
Lizzie is a regular face on BBC Earth, CBBC and Cbeebies. She was the resident wildlife expert on The Lets Go Club on Cbeebies and her most recent BBC Earth film took her to Romania to film a harrowing bear rescue.A life-long curiosity for the natural world has led her to conduct... Read More →
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Wendy Darke

Founder/CEO, True to Nature
Following on from her 25 year career at the BBC - NHU, Wendy founded TRUE TO NATURE (TTN), a Bristol based Independent Production Company specialising in innovative, world class premium natural history and specialist factual production, using great storytelling and never seen before... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 17:00 - 18:00 BST
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK