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.

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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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Monday, October 15 • 15:00 - 16:10
The Lions Rule - Death in the Glade + Q&A

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The Glade is a paradise in the desiccated plains of Ruaha. Water is here all year round. This bounty spawns strange relationships, like the pact that exists between a baboon and a lion family who, against natural instincts, live in harmony. But peace in the Glade is shattered when thousands of buffalo arrive to drink. They are followed by the biggest pride in all of Ruaha National Park, The Baobab pride. While the Baobab pride hunts the herd inside the Glade, another pride arrives on the scene. They are the Njaa - a pride of drifters - always following the buffalo herd. The herd is their territory and they will fight any lion that dares to poach their prey. The Glade becomes a war zone. Before this day is over, a horrible event will leave one pride in exile, one victorious and another waiting for the next disaster to unfold.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Austria, 50 mins
A Terra Mater Factual Studios production in co-production with Doclights / NDR Naturfilm and National Geographic Channel in association with ARTE France / Unité Découverte et Connaissance and Shibumi Films
Panda Award nomination: ORF Animal Behaviour Award, Series Award

WARNING: Contains scenes that may not be suitable for younger audiences

DELEGATES: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But since capacity is limited, you do need to book a ticket in advance of this screening here. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

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Monday October 15, 2018 15:00 - 16:10 BST
Watershed 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK