The world’s leading international festival celebrating and advancing storytelling about the natural world

10 - 14 October

Wildscreen will once again welcome the wildlife film and photography industry to the vibrant city of Bristol. For over 30 years our prestigious Festival has been convening and celebrating the world's best natural world storytellers.

Through collaboration with our ever-growing community of filmmakers, photographers, broadcasters, technologists and conservation organisations we aim to transform the craft of natural world storytelling across platforms and across audiences, ensuring as many people as possible experience the natural world, feel part of it and want to help protect it.

Want to know who's coming? Check out the delegate list to see who's registered so far.

Early birds will certainly catch the worm with a 20% discount on the usual price of a week pass until 22 July. A concessionary rate for Emerging Talent, over 60s and non-profits is available. If you can’t make the full festival but would still like an opportunity to attend sessions, masterclasses, have access to all of our venues and evening events then a day ticket may be the right option for you.

Panda Awards Ceremony
Thursday 13 October
The Wildscreen Panda Awards have sat at the heart of the Wildscreen Festival since they were presented at the first Festival in 1982 and remain the highest accolade in the wildlife film and TV industry. Dubbed as the ‘Green Oscars’ this year’s Panda Awards will celebrate the best of wildlife filmmaking produced over the last two years. This year will see us going back to our roots, with the glittering award ceremony returning to its birthplace at the stunning Colston Hall, Bristol’s biggest and best concert hall. With almost 900 category entries for this year’s competition, the competition is fierce and the ceremony promises to be a captivating evening. You can buy your tickets here. 


Friday 14 October
Telling a story in a single frame deserves to be celebrated too - we'll bring the very best from the world of wildlife and environmental photography to the festival. Friday 14 October will see a day dedicated to the art of natural world storytelling through photography and we're really excited by the prospect of bringing together both filmmakers and photographers to discuss their work, learn and grow creatively and promote positive action to protect our natural world

The Wildscreen Festival would not be possible without the incredible support we receive from our sponsors and attendees. If you would like to find out more about sponsoring the Festival view our brochure or email to find out more.

Bordeaux Quay – your home away from home, the perfect place to set up a meeting or catch up with your emails from 8am-5pm or convene for early evening drinks. Don’t forget to try the offerings of the restaurant, made even tastier by a delegate discount. 
Watershed – as the leading film culture and digital media centre in the South West, Watershed is the perfect platform to host our screenings, keynote speakers and sessions. The tradeshow will also call the Watershed home, providing an opportunity for delegates to get up close and personal with the latest equipment.
Arnolfini – this former tea factory turned centre for the contemporary arts will stage masterclasses and debates, an excellent environment for gatherings and discussions.

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