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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 • 19:30 - 21:00
Rewilding – A Visual Journey

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Explore the case for a wilder Scotland and Europe through a stunning backdrop of beautiful wildlife film and photography. Award-winning photographers, filmmakers and conservationists who are telling the rewilding story, will share their work and hopes for thriving wildlife and wild places. From reintroduced species such as lynx and beavers to revitalised landscapes, discover their vision for an ecologically rich and sustainable wild Europe that benefits all life, including humans.

Speakers include:
- Peter Cairns, award-winning wildlife and conservation photographer. Peter is the Project Director of SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, which is creating compelling visual media that promotes the benefits of a wilder Scotland for people and wildlife.
- Laurent Geslin, a environmental photographer who has been documenting the elusive European lynx for the past decade, following the story of its translocation and reintroduction across Europe and integration into the modern cultural landscape.

This event is open to members of the public with tickets available from the St George's website or box office. Festival delegates are welcome to attend free of charge - no booking required.

Supported by Nature Picture Library

Chair
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Prof Alastair Driver

Specialist Advisor, Rewilding Britain

Speakers
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Laurent Geslin

Conservationist photographer and videographer
After being a wildlife guide in France, South Africa and Namibia, Laurent moved to London planning to do a feature on urban foxes... and ending up staying there ten years, becoming a professional photographer in the process. He works on press and portrait photography for six months... Read More →
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Dr. Cynthia Alexander Mitchell

Graduate Director/ Associate Professor of Leadership, Christian Brothers University
Position at Company ABC.


Thursday October 18, 2018 19:30 - 21:00 BST
St George's Bristol Great George St, Bristol BS1 5RR, UK