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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Tuesday, October 16 • 18:30 - 20:20
Breakthrough Talent

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Productions from the best up-and-coming filmmakers, whose stories range from seeking the elusive spider tailed viper to a stunning portrait of our urban environment. The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the Emerging Talent nominated filmmakers.

Blood Island
Deep in the heart of Liberia’s jungles, hundreds of chimpanzees were taken from the wild. Captured, bred, and infected with hepatitis, our closest animal relatives were to unlock the mysteries of human diseases. But what started in the 1970s as an ambitious medical experiment took deeper and darker turns through the decades. Gripping to the core, Blood Island tells the powerful story of the chimpanzees, their captors and the man still fighting to save them.
United Kingdom, 12 mins
Lindsey Parietti in association with the University of the West of England
Panda Award nomination: Icon Films Emerging Talent Award, NHNZ Short Award

Landscape of Consumption
The last half-century of exponential population growth combined with consumer-capitalism has vastly transformed the topography of our small green planet. The Landscape of Consumption depicts, through dramatic time-lapse photography, these manufactured environments and their perpetual processes of consumption. Via endless cityscapes and cathedral-like shopping malls, the film takes us on a mesmeric journey through our modern, almost dystopian, reality. Overall, 200,000 still images were created across 3 continents in 20 days to form this 10-minute short.
United Kingdom, 12 mins
Karl Davies
Panda Award nomination: Icon Films Emerging Talent Award

In the Realm of the Spider-tailed Viper
In the Realm of the Spider-tailed Viper reveals the discovery of a rare and unique snake called the Spider-Tailed Horned Viper and the amazing man who made it happen. On the journey to discover this snake, the production team met up with a farmer named Mahmoud, and sought his help to find the rare viper. During the making of this documentary, some strange things happened, and the destiny of Mahmoud changed!
Iran, 52 mins
Wildlife Pictures Institute
Panda Award nomination: Icon Films Emerging Talent 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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Karl Davies

Photographer / Filmmaker
Karl is a multidisciplinary photographer, filmmaker and time-lapse specialist based in Bristol. A recent graduate from Natural History Photography at Falmouth University, Karl’s final year project “The Landscape Of Consumption” is nominated for an Emerging Talent Panda awar... Read More →
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Lindsey Parietti

Journalist & Filmmaker
Lindsey Parietti is an American filmmaker and journalist who has spent most of her career in Egypt and Africa. She tries to highlight under-covered issues in challenging environments and continued that work traveling to Liberia to make her master’s film Blood Island on abandoned... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2018 18:30 - 20:20 BST
Festival Hub Millennium Square, Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5SZ