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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Rachel Butler

Producer Director Rachel Butler started her career with the BBC in Australia in 2010, initially as a diver & researcher. The BBC brought Rachel back to the UK a year later and she has since specialised in the underwater ‘blue chip’ series – ‘Great Barrier Reef’, ‘Shark’ and more recently, ‘Blue Planet II’ & the IMAX release ‘Oceans: our Blue Planet.’

Rachel spent over 600 hours underwater for Blue Planet 2 and directed many of the memorable sequences for the series including the tool using tuskfish, open ocean ‘boiling sea’, Galapagos sea lions hunting tuna, and sex changing Kobudai.

Originally from Guernsey and with a fascination for the oceans since a young age, Rachel has also worked as a marine biologist and dive instructor and is at her happiest when on or in the water.

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