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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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Asgeir Helgestad

Artic Light AS
Producer, director and cameraman
Asgeir Helgestad is a wildlife producer, director, cameraman and author from Norway. His films have been broadcast nationally and internationally, and along with his stills photography have won him festival awards all over the world, including at Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition and Wildscreen. He is a prolific and award-winning author of wildlife books for children. His love for nature and passion for capturing the perfect image shine through all of his work. Environmental concerns, conservation and how we engage with this beautiful planet are always central in his films. He believes that life is too short and valuable to spend time in producing pure nature entertainment. Growing up in the countryside of Norway, it is not surprising that its nature emerges lash and glorious from his work. But it is the Arctic with its vast landscapes, beautiful light and majestic animals that has grabbed his heart: “If you have been there, you will always carry it in your heart and mind”. Experiencing and filming the dramatic effects of global warming in this area, has compelled him to tell the world about it. His latest film, Queen without Land, is the result of many years of intensive research, persistence and love in the melting, harsh landscapes of the Arctic.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, October 16
 

21:00 BST

 

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