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 • 20:15 - 22:35
Double Bill: One Strange Rock + Q&A

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From award-winning filmmaker Darren Aronofsky comes a mind-bending, thrilling journey that explores the fragility and wonder of planet Earth—one of the most peculiar, unique places in the universe.

For the privileged few who have looked down at the Earth from space, the thin blue line of our planet's sets the Earth apart from every other planet we've seen. It sustains life. The story of how the Earth creates and regulates that oxygen rich-atmosphere is mind-blowing: A flying river, a global dust storm, a collapsing glacier and the most important creature you've never heard of. All connected together to allow life and the planet to breathe.

After 3 missions, and 665 weightless days in space, NASAs most experienced astronaut, Peggy Whitson, smashes through the atmosphere on her final journey home - to Planet Earth. With her first steps back on land, she encounters fresh air, blue skies, warm sun and, of course, gravity there’s no place like home. Or is there? Just how strange is our rock and is it really unique in the universe?
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director’s Alice Jones and Graham Booth.

United Kingdom, 60 mins
Nutopia Ltd for National Geographic
Panda Award nominations: Doghouse Editing Award, Innovation Award, 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.

avatar for Graham Booth

Graham Booth

Showrunner, OSR2, Nutopia
Graham Booth was Series Director on 'One Strange Rock' - the groundbreaking documentary produced by Jane Root's Nutopia and Hollywood Director Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures.Graham's varied career as a filmmaker has spanned everything from pop promos to drama to specialist factual.He... Read More →
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Alice Jones

Producer / Director, Nutopia
After working for many years on BBC Science shows (including Human Universe, Forces of Nature with Professor Brian Cox, The One Show and Stargazing Live) Alice’s first full length documentary as a Producer/Director was for National Geographic Channel’s One Strange Rock – a landmark... Read More →
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Peter Lovering

Executive Producer, Nutopia Ltd
Peter has extensive experience both as an Executive Producer and as a senior broadcasting executive focused on blue-chip factual programming. He is Executive Producer on productions and development projects at Nutopia including ‘One Strange Rock’ for National Geographic, working... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 20:15 - 22:35 BST
Festival Hub Millennium Square, Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5SZ