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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Thursday, October 18 • 13:30 - 14:30
Authentic Voices

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Letting people on the frontline tell their own stories was a common thread weaved throughout both the film and photography Panda Award nominations in 2018.

Here we meet three storytellers who have made an art out of putting unfamiliar faces at the heart of their work. Between them, they capture the special connection between humans and orphaned animals, show the lengths humans will go to in order to protect our natural world, and tell the story of a band of unsung scientific heroes whose insatiable curiosity led them to discover a single set of rules that govern all life.

Expect to have your faith in humanity restored.

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David Elisco

Executive Producer, Tangled Bank Studios

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Nicholas Brown

Director, Passion Pictures
Nicolas Brown is one of the UK and USA's leading environmental filmmakers. His latest film, The Serengeti Rules is currently in film festivals, and has won the Green Fire Award at the American Conservation Film Festival, The Owl Award at the Bergen International Film Festival, “Best... Read More →
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Doug Gimesy

Conservation Photographer
Doug is a conservation and wildlife photojournalist, with a focus on Australian issues. He holds a Bachelor of Science with majors in zoology and microbiology, a Masters of Environment and a Masters of Bioethics. His work has been published by National Geographic, Australian Geographic... Read More →
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Morgan Heim

Wildlife Photojournalist & Filmmaker
Morgan Heim raises a camera for one purpose – to capture moments in an animal’s life that will make us consider what that life means. Inevitably, those stories involve people as much as wildlife – how we treat them, why we need them, what we love, or hate about them. As a senior... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 13:30 - 14:30 BST
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK