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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Wednesday, October 17 • 18:30 - 19:45
RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark + Q&A

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RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark travels with renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore as he photographs at-risk and rare species in the wild, in zoos, in nature preserves. Joel's Photo Ark initiative serves as an important record of each animals’ existence and a powerful testament to the importance of saving them. In Spain, Joel Sartore meets the people who have brought the Iberian lynx population back from near extinction in 2002 to numbering more than 500 today. But scientists working in China might be too late for the Yangtze softshell turtle. Joel witnesses an attempt to artificially inseminate the last known female on the planet to save the species. He’s also arranged to capture the South China tiger, perhaps his only chance to shoot the world’s rarest tiger subspecies. He goes to great lengths to make this picture happen, even locking himself into an enclosure without an escape hatch.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Chun-Wei Yi and screenwriter Stella Cha

United States, 53 mins
A WGBH co-production with So World Media LLC in association with National Geographic Channels
Panda Award nomination: UWE Popular Broadcast 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.

Wednesday October 17, 2018 18:30 - 19:45 BST
Festival Hub Millennium Square, Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5SZ