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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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Thursday, October 18 • 17:30 - 20:00
Blue Planet II Double Bill + Q&A

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One Ocean
Our knowledge of life beneath the waves has been transformed. Using cutting-edge technology, One Ocean takes us on a journey from the tropics to the poles, to reveal new worlds and extraordinary never seen before animal behaviours. In the tropical coral reefs, a baby dolphin is taught its secret medicinal properties, a tusk fish demonstrates a surprising level of ingenuity – tool use. In Japan, a female ‘Kobudai’ fish undergoes an extraordinary metamorphosis- she changes gender. And in the Arctic, orcas use dramatic tail-slaps to stun herring.

Nominated for: ORF Animal Behaviour Award, Panasonic Cinematography - Large Budget Award, Popular Broadcast Award

Our Blue Planet
In Our Blue Planet, David Attenborough examines the impact our modern lives are having on the ocean. Devoted albatross parents, unwittingly feeding their chicks plastic; dolphins exposing their new-born calves to pollutants through their contaminated milk; even man-made noise drowning out animals communicating. The film explores the changes in the ocean that will require a global effort including unprecedented coral bleaching and the predicted sea level rise that could impact the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Nominated for: Terra Mater Factual Studios Impact Award

United Kingdom, 59 mins
BBC Studios - The Natural History Unit with The Open University and BBC America, Tencent, WDR, France Télévisions and CCTV9

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 collect a ticket in advance of this screening by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Speakers
avatar for Nicola Brown

Nicola Brown

Digital Producer
Nicola has worked on a variety of productions including digital series Our Blue Planet; BBC Earth’s VR collaboration with Oculus; All4 adventure series Helluva Tour; original YouTube series and Panda Award winner Earth Unplugged; BBC Earth’s Sega Orbi; landmark series Human Planet... Read More →
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Mark Brownlow

Series Producer, Blue Planet II, BBC NHU
Mark Brownlow is a BAFTA/EMMY award-winning producer/director with over twenty years experience making wildlife documentaries. From series producing 'Ocean Giants', the BBC/PBS three parter on whales and dolphins, and 'Hidden Kingdoms', the three parter on little animal heroes for... Read More →
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Orla Doherty

Producer, Natural History Unit
A factual producer in her twenties, Orla fell in love with the ocean on her 30th birthday when she put a scuba-tank on her back and a regulator in her mouth for the first time. She went on to live on a boat in the Pacific Ocean for a decade, leading a coral reef research programme... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 17:30 - 20:00 BST
Watershed 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK
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