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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Herbert Ostwald

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Herbert Ostwald studied biology in Berlin, Germany, and first worked as a journalist for radio and newspaper before starting wildlife programs at Deutsche Welle TV in 1995. Since then he has directed and produced more than 40 different nature and science documentaries for German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF, German/French ARTE as well as for National Geographic, Smithsonian Institute and others. In 1997 Ostwald participated in the Wildlife Filmmaking school of former BBC-NHU producer Jeffery Boswall and developed a documentary in the Discovery Campus Masterschool in 2002 which was produced by ORF. He filmed animals like elephant shrews and giant poached rats as well as Asiatic cheetahs and flying frogs giving him the opportunity to travel to Vietnam, Mozambique, Iran and many more locations all over the world. Ostwald is also a lecturer and coach for Deutsche Welle Academy and for Goethe Insitiute. He lived for six years in Kenya and four years in Russia. Lots of his films have won international awards in different categories. The Panda-nominated “Nature’s Weirdest Superhero” is his second film about the surprising rodents after his first documentary in 2005 about the strange behavior of the small sable tooth sausages.

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