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 • 20:30 - 21:50
Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants + Q&A

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Everyone loves giraffes, but what do we really know about them? Dr Julian Fennessy has spent his life researching giraffes and has made a terrible discovery: they’re disappearing. This film reveals new discoveries in giraffe biology and follows an unprecedented rescue mission. Julian has joined an intrepid Ugandan team, their plan is to catch twenty of the world's rarest wild giraffe and take them across and beyond the mighty Nile River. The stakes are high, but if they succeed the reward will be a brighter future for an animal we've somehow overlooked.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Tom Mustill.

United Kingdom, 59 mins
AGB Films & Gripping Films, co-produced with Thirteen Productions LLC and BBC Natural World in association with WNET
Panda Award nomination: Terra Mater Factual Studios Impact 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.


Thursday October 18, 2018 20:30 - 21:50 BST
Festival Hub Millennium Square, Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5SZ