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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Doug Gimesy

Conservation Photographer
Doug is a conservation and wildlife photojournalist, with a focus on Australian issues. He holds a Bachelor of Science with majors in zoology and microbiology, a Masters of Environment and a Masters of Bioethics. His work has been published by National Geographic, Australian Geographic, WWF, the Australian Conservation Foundation and in papers such as the NY Times, The Australian and various NewsCorp mastheads.
His recent work has focused on highlighting the issue of speed limits and wildlife road drama on Kangaroo Island, the conservation and animal welfare issues that face the platypus, the Grey-headed Flying-fox and the little blue penguins of Melbourne, as well as a series of images to highlight the important conservationists and wildlife rescuers do, entitled 'Wildlife Warrior’ portraits.
An Associate Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP), Doug is also governor of the World Wide Fund for Nature (Australia). In 2017 he co-established the Victorian Alliance for Platypus-Safe Yabby Traps to help facilitate a ban on the use and possession of platypus-drowning fishing traps.
A contributing photographer to National Geographic Creative, he has been a finalist in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and the Big Picture Natural World competition, has won the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year ‘Our Impact’ and ‘Monochrome’ categories, and most recently was a finalist in the Australian National Portrait Photographic Prize competition.
His hope is that the images and information he shares will inspire people to stop, think, and treat the world a little more kindly.

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