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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Monday, October 15 • 18:45 - 20:00
Naked Molerat - Nature's Weirdest Superhero + Q&A

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Looks aren’t everything. Despite its appearance, the naked molerat should be envied. It lives to a very old age, never gets sick, and is practically impervious to pain. Scientists want to know why. In the quest to combat age-related illness – and even ageing itself – researchers around the world are searching for the Methuselah gene in this remarkable rodent to find cures for humans.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film's producer Claudia Zenkert and director Herbert Ostwald.

Germany, 52mins
Taglicht Media Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH
Panda Award nomination: NHK Science Award

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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Herbert Ostwald

Director, taglicht media Film and Tv Production
Herbert Ostwald studied biology in Berlin, Germany, and first worked as a journalist for radio and newspaper before starting wildlife programs at Deutsche Welle TV in 1995. Since then he has directed and produced more than 40 different nature and science documentaries for German public... Read More →
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Claudia Zenkert

Producer, taglicht media Film & Tv Production
Claudia Zenkert, originally a molecular biologist, decided to turn her back on research after finishing her dissertation at the University of Heidelberg in 2011. After an internship at ZDF/3Sat’s science magazine Nano, she soon started working for taglicht media as a Producer. She... Read More →

Monday October 15, 2018 18:45 - 20:00 BST
Festival Hub Millennium Square, Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5SZ