Wildscreen Festivals

Pictures in the making

Our prestigious festivals gather the world’s best in wildlife photography and filmmaking. They are a chance to inspire and celebrate the most compelling storytelling about the natural world from across the globe. Through these festivals we define industry agendas and promote excellence in storytelling.

Wildscreen Film Festival

The Film Festival’s purpose is to showcase the very best in the business, the latest technological innovations and new storytelling styles, as well providing a fun and friendly place for networking, to negotiate those deals and nurture that all important new talent. With delegates arriving from every corner of the globe, it’s the perfect opportunity for filmmakers, executives, broadcasters, programme makers, funders, buyers and commissioners to meet face- to-face to make those all important deals. Films funded, sales agreed, distribution deals done and films promoted - it all happens here at the Wildscreen Film Festival.

Rounding the week off is the glittering Wildscreen Panda Awards - dubbed the ‘Green Oscars’ - which celebrates the very best in natural history filmmaking.

Many hundreds of films from around the world are entered into the Wildscreen Panda Awards and receiving a Panda is one of the highest accolades for a filmmaker in the natural history filmmaking industry. This year we also launch the Panda Cub Awards, for all of the young filmmakers out there, plus the Against All Odds Award & the Science Award.

The Film Festival is also, of course, an important international forum for exploring how wildlife filmmaking can help reconnect people with nature, and promote positive action to protect our natural world.

The Wildscreen Film Festival wouldn’t be possible without the huge support from our sponsors and partners. A special thank you to BBC Earth and Discovery for their invaluable support as principal sponsors this year and Bristol City Council for their continued support of the Festival over the years.

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Wildscreen Photography Festival


Bringing together the world’s top environmental and wildlife photographers, Wildscreen Photography Festival (formerly WildPhotos) is the must-attend event in the wildlife photography calendar.

Packed full of inspirational talks from the very best wildlife and conservation photographers, this is an unmissable opportunity to learn from industry experts, hear the stories behind the awe-inspiring and iconic images, find out about the latest kit and technologies and to join the debate on the hottest topical issues right now.


The Wildscreen Photography Festival is always a great chance to hear from some of the world’s leading wildlife photographers, with their insights and tips for capturing great images of the natural world - and also their views on the increasingly vital relationship between their art and the conservation of the natural world.


Wildscreen Photography Festival brings together a mix of the very best professional photographers, keen amateurs, budding enthusiasts, industry experts and those interested in wildlife, environment and conservation in a unique and intimate setting.

In addition to being able to rub shoulders with the world’s greatest wildlife and conservation photographers, you’ll also get first-hand technical advice from our host of exhibitors.

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From the early days of clockwork cameras to the latest in HD technologies, WildFilmHistory is a fascinating freely accessible online guide to the pioneering people, landmark productions and technical innovation behind one hundred years of wildlife filmmaking.

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