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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Freya Billington

Programe Leader UWE_FILM
Freya is a Filmmaker and Lecturer based in Bristol.
She launched ‘boyandbearfilms’ in 2014 to develop independent projects, since when she has completed the films 'Bread and Butter' with Jennifer Bell, 'Not Waving', starring Peter Bowles for IShorts/Creative England and documentary 'How Lucky?' filmed in Finetown Township, SA over four years all of which have screened extensively at Film Festivals She is now in development on short film 'Terminated: Teeh and Tinder'.
Currently Programme Leader of UWE_FILM Bristol, she ran Film Production at University of Gloucestershire for the 5 years prior to that, both with considerable success. She is a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of Syracuse University, NY where she completed her MFA in Fine Art Film. She was awarded a hugely prestigious HEA National Teaching Fellowship in 2015, is on the Executive Board for NAHEMI (the National Association of Higher Education in the Moving Image, the Directors Board of the IFA Bologna (International Filmmaking Academy) and is External Examiner for the NFTS (National Film and Television School).
Previously she worked as an Editor on primarily documentary-based projects for BBC4, BBC2 and the Open University and as a Post Production Supervisor on high- end dramas for the BBC including 'Babyfather', 'Outside the Rules' and 'The Whistle-Blower', having started out as a First Assistant Director for companies like Hammer and Tongs, Propaganda Films Europe and Red Star Films.

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