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.

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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 • 20:30 - 22:15
Rise Of The Warrior Apes + Q&A

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Rise Of The Warrior Apes tells the twenty year story of the largest and most powerful chimpanzee society ever known. Through the extraordinary lives of four unique chimps we experience an intense political drama and bloody conflict in the African jungle. Using previously unseen footage, and witness testimony from the scientists who have observed and filmed them since 1993, we reveal a story of unbreakable friendship, fierce rivalry and unparalleled ambition that gave rise to the warrior apes of Ngogo.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director James Reed and contributor John Mitani.

United Kingdom, 85 mins
Keo Films
Nominated for: Doghouse Editing Award, NHK Science Award, ORF Animal Behaviour Award, Script Award, Films at 59 Sound Award

WARNING: Contains scenes that some audiences may find distressing

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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John Mitani

Professor, University of Michigan
John Mitani is the James N. Spuhler Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan. He is an animal behaviorist who studies the behavior of our closest living relatives, the nonhuman primates. During the past 40 years, he has conducted fieldwork with all five apes in the world... Read More →
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James Reed

Director, Keo Films and Underdog Films
James Reed wrote and directed Rise of The Warrior Apes, produced with Keo Films for DNI, which was awarded Best Animal Behavior at Jackson Hole, Best Natural History Film at New York and is nominated for five Panda awards at Wildscreen. Previously James directed the independently... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 20:30 - 22:15 BST
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK