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 • 09:00 - 11:00
High Focal Length Cinematography

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High focal length videography has become significantly more accessible through the use of Swarovski Optik’s high-quality telescopes with larger sensor cameras. With a focal length of up to ~3000mm on a Super35 sensor, this system offers the professional videographer a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with their subject: be it over large distances with shy cats or as a true 1:1 macro lens for head-shots of dragonflies while ~2m away.

In this masterclass, videographer Mario Kreuzer will introduce the system using examples from ORF/Universum documentaries. Included is a hands-on demonstration.

Presented by Swarovski Optik & ORF Universum

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Andrew Solomon

Head of Natural History, ORF
Since 2011 Andrew Solomon has been head of natural history at ORF, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, overseeing more than 100 blue chip wildlife documentaries for the prime time UNIVERSUM slot, in coproduction with German, French, US, Chinese and Russian broadcasters. Andrew... Read More →

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Mario Kreuzer

Filmmaker, PKM FilmproduktionsgmbH
Mario Kreuzer, born and raised in Carinthia, Austria, has been working as a cameraman for film and television for half of his life. He is currently working for ORF Universum on different documentaries especially about birds. Most of the shots are being filmed with a SWAROVSKI OPTIK... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 09:00 - 11:00 BST
The Master Classroom We The Curious, One Millennium Square, Anchor Road BS1 5DB