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 • 20:30 - 21:50
Mountain: Life at the Extreme + Q&A

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The Andes is the longest and most diverse mountain range in the world, home to extraordinary animals and remarkable people. This film takes the audience on a south-to-north journey to experience the many different worlds that make up the Andes. At the southernmost tip lies Patagonia, where a female puma and her three cubs hunt amongst the frozen peaks. Further north, in Chile, the world's driest desert - the Atacama - is a high-altitude home to tenacious salt-tolerant lizards. Beyond that, in Peru, spectacled bears search for water in scorched high-altitude forests and tiny birds build their nests inside glaciers at an altitude of 5,500 metres. Finally, at the northernmost extent of the Andes, high in Ecuador's cloud forest, a newly discovered species of rain frog baffles scientists with its shape-shifting superpowers. The Andes is truly the mountain range of surprise and wonder.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s composer Will Slater and producer Matthew Wright.

United Kingdom, 59 mins
BBC Studios - The Natural History Unit for BBC Two and PBS
Panda Award nomination: Music 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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Matthew Wright

Matthew has been working in television production for over 20 years, starting out in the fast-paced world of live TV in London before moving to Bristol to take up a role as a researcher on wildlife series for Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Animal Planet, ITV and Channel Five.After... Read More →

Monday October 15, 2018 20:30 - 21:50 BST
Festival Hub Millennium Square, Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5SZ