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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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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 each year in the English capital and the rest of the year he travels in diverse locations such as Australia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, India, and Ethiopia.
Even though Laurent has extended his scope of interest to portraiture and reportage in the last few years, he regularly comes back to his first passion: wildlife photography.
His previous book, “Urban Safari” shows how animals modify their survival strategy to the endless expansion of our towns. One of his biggest photographic exhibitions took place at the United Nations in Geneva, focusing on experiences of forced exile in Western Africa.
For the last ten years, Laurent has been part of the KORA team a group of scientists specialized in predators in Switzerland. The KORA is mainly working on european lynx, and Laurent illustrates their work on the field.
In parallel, he built up a project to allow him to photograph the European lynx in the wild, either with camera traps or in hides full time, and has spent countless hours searching and waiting for the elusive cat. He is now working on a documentary that will show for the very first time images of wild European lynx.

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