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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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Owen Pruemm

Shibumi Films
Director, Producer, Cinematographer
Owen Prümm, born in Johannesburg / South Africa in 1963, is an award-winning wildlife director, DoP and producer. He has shot and directed multiple wildlife films for most of the major international broadcasters. Owen received a lifetime honorary membership from the South African Society of Cinematographers (SASC) and numerous craft awards for his innovative cinematic style of shooting. In 2015 Owen moved his base from Johannesburg to Berlin, where he founded his company ‘Shibumi Films’, while continuing his main work in Tanzania from his own camp in Ruaha National Park. From there he facilitated the crew and shot the Tanzanian section of the BBC1’s new landmark series ‘Wild Cats’ in 2016 as well as for the new “Our Planet” series produced by Silverback for Netflix. In 2016, Owen was artistic advisor and DoP on the Germany feature documentary “Who owns Nature?”, co-produced by Arte TV and supported by several German cinema funds, that has been released in European Cinemas in 2018. In 2017, he finalized the 3-part series “The Lions rule” as Director/DoP/Producer for Terramater Factual Studios/National Geographic Channel/NDR/Arte France. The series has been broadcast in numerous countries and is nominated for the “Animal Behaviour Award” and the “Series Award” at Wildscreen 2018. He is currently directing and shooting the feature drama ‘LIONS’, (WT) filmed entirely with wild lions, produced by Bonne Pioche, Terramater Factual Studios and Shibumi Films for Canal Plus. A new Tanzanian project is in development.

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