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 • 17:00 - 18:00
Working with Scientists

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James Reed, Esther Horvath and David Elisco have worked side-by-side with scientists to champion the work being done on the frontline of primate and polar research.

They'll share their experiences of how they build trust and nurture relationships with the people who underpin their stories and how they bring frontline research and raw data to life through beautifully crafted narratives.

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Charlotte Coales

Public Engagement Specialist, Zoological Society of London
Charlotte oversees the public engagement with conservation science programme at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).  She trains and supports ZSL scientists and experts to engage directly with school and public audiences, having established a variety of formats and events to... Read More →

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David Elisco

Executive Producer, Tangled Bank Studios
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Esther Horvath

After living for 6 years in New York City and graduating from the International Center of Photography, Esther moved to Bremen, Germany recently. Esther is a documentary photographer, Fellow at the International League of Conservation Photographers and science photographer for Alfred... Read More →
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James Reed

Director, Keo Films and Underdog Films
James Reed wrote and directed Rise of The Warrior Apes, produced with Keo Films for DNI, which was awarded Best Animal Behavior at Jackson Hole, Best Natural History Film at New York and is nominated for five Panda awards at Wildscreen. Previously James directed the independently... Read More →

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