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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Saturday, October 20 • 12:30 - 14:00
The Zoo + Monkeys: An Amazing Animal Family + Q&A

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Come and learn a thing or two about monkeys… and poo. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Monkeys: An Amazing Animal Family
In this stunning natural history series biologist Patrick Aryee takes us on a journey through time, to retrace the primate family’s astonishing rise to power through the twists and turns of its family tree. Through intimate monkey encounters, sumptuous wildlife photography, field demos and a CGI family tree - he shows how different key members of this family evolved bizarre bodies, intelligent behaviours and tight-knit social groups to thrive in some of the planet’s wildest landscapes. The Primate family is OUR animal family. The story of how we came to be – told through our many cousins and distant relatives. Squabbling siblings, devious con artists, cruel despots and doting parents – in each of our primate characters we see a little piece of ourselves. Relevant – entertaining – heart-warming - this is a reflection of our human condition.

United Kingdom, 44 mins
Offspring Films for Sky 1
Panda Award nomination: UWE Popular Broadcast Award

The Zoo - Poo Dunnit?
Is the Zoo getting rich from selling the animals poo!? After overhearing that zoo poo is valuable, self-obsessed gorilla Jürgen is convinced the zoo’s poo is being sold behind his back. To stop anyone cashing in, he calls a poo strike - no one is allowed to poo in the zoo. But as time passes it becomes more and more difficult for the animals to not give into the urge, and when a mystery poo is discovered the No Poo Zoo is gripped by a puzzling case of Poodunnit.

United Kingdom, 12 mins
BBC Studios - The Natural History Unit for CBBC, DHX
Panda Award nomination: Children’s 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.

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Stuart Garlick

Voice talent, Co-writer and Editor, BBC
Stuart Garlick is a writer, voice artist and multi-award winning editor with over ten years’ experience across a diverse range of programmes and genres; from Stan Lee’s Superhumans to The Hairy Bikers, Naomi's Nightmares of Nature to Andy's Dinosaur Adventures . He is the co-writer... Read More →
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Jonny Keeling

Executive Producer, BBC Studios
Having completed a Zoology degree at Cambridge University and PhD at Bristol, Jonny went on to pursue a career with the BBC and share his passion for the natural world. Jonny has 21 years filmmaking experience in the Natural History Unit spanning a wide range of output – including... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 12:30 - 14:00 BST
Festival Hub Millennium Square, Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5SZ