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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Wednesday, October 17 • 19:00 - 23:00
World Premiere Screening - The Flood

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**Doors open at 19.00 with the screening beginning at 20.00**

The famous Okavango Delta is one of the most diverse habitats on earth — a lush, wild kingdom like no other. Here, life revolves around the arrival and disappearance of water. 'The Flood' follows the lives of the animals fighting to survive in a dramatic and unpredictable wilderness. Using breathtaking cinematography and innovative storytelling methods, 'The Flood' is an unparalleled natural history television event that follows the incredible stories of animals surviving during an infrequent natural phenomenon. When the lands are flooded, this landscape is both a sanctuary and a trap, giving and taking life in equal measure. Above and below the water, never-ending battles of wits and survival play out. The fate of the tens of thousands of animals that live in this place of spectacular natural drama is at stake.

The film will be introduced by Janet Han Vissering. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Producer-Director, Brad Bestelink.

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Brad Bestelink

Natural History Film Unit (Botswana)
Founder of the Natural History Film Unit Botswana, Brads films showcase unique animal behaviour, specialising in African predators. Has filmed and directed 3 BBC Natural Worlds and is the creative force behind The Savage Kingdom Series. His latest release is The Flood for National... Read More →
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Janet Han Vissering

Senior Vice President, Development and Production, Nat Geo WILD, National Geographic
As Senior Vice President of Development and Production for Nat Geo WILD, Janet Han Vissering is responsible for over 150 hours of programming commissioned each year for broadcast in 166 countries, 330 million homes and 34 languages worldwide. In her role, Vissering manages WILD’s... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 19:00 - 23:00 BST
Showcase Cinema de Lux Bristol Glass House Ln, Bristol BS1 3BX, UK