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2018 Panda Awards now open for entries

01 November 2017 | Wildscreen | Festival | Panda Awards


The 'Green Oscars' of the international wildlife film and TV industry, the Wildscreen Panda Awards, opens for entries today.

Wildlife and environmental filmmakers from around the world can submit their productions to be in with a chance of winning the most coveted awards in the genre when the world’s biggest festival of natural world storytelling returns to Bristol, UK, from the 15-19 October 2018.

Launching the Festival's latest call for entries, Lucie Muir, CEO of the charity behind the biennial event, said: "The Panda Awards have sat at the heart of the Wildscreen Festival since they were presented at the first Festival back in 1982 and they remain the highest honour in the international wildlife film and TV industry.

"And we're thrilled to launch our 2018 competition on the same day when our home city, Bristol, has been announced as a UNESCO City of Film. A staggering 40 percent of all natural history productions come through Bristol and today’s announcement really cements our global reputation as a world-leading centre for film."

Entries must be submitted by Wednesday 21 March 2018, via the online submission portal on the Wildscreen website, available at www.wildscreen.org/panda-awards. For the first time this year, the charity is offering an early bird rate for productions entered before 31 December 2017.

Diary dates

Sunday 31 December 2017: Early bird submission deadline
Wednesday 21 March 2018: Official submission deadline
July 2018: Announcement of the Wildscreen Panda Award nominees
Monday 15 - Friday 19 October 2018: Wildscreen Festival – the world’s biggest celebration of natural world storytelling – and the Panda Awards ceremony take place in Bristol, UK

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