Wildscreen
Festival 2022

The Future of Natural World Storytelling for a Better Planet

Celebrating 40 Years!

Hybrid Edition // 10-14 October

Wildscreen Festival is our world-leading international festival, held biennially, which celebrates and advances natural world storytelling. This year marks the charity’s 40th birthday and the first ever hybrid edition. 

Tickets

A variety of hybrid and virtual passes are available to experience the Wildscreen Festival.

Full hybrid passes, including concessions, provide entry to live industry events in Bristol and the online event platform for 3 months.

Live events take place in Bristol, UK from Monday 10 – Friday 14 October.

Programme

From industry thought-leaders and celebrities, to award-winning filmmakers, photographers, NGOs and high-end kit and camera companies, we have an unmissable programme in store.

Expect 8+ headline sessions, 50+ panels and masterclasses, 120+ speakers, 35+ screenings and premieres and lots of socials and networking.

Wild Pitch

Whether you are a producer, cinematographer, presenter or scientist, Wild Pitch is open to all with a story to tell about our natural world, its beauty and its fragility.

Nine individuals (or teams) will each have 3 minutes to pitch their nature-centred film idea to a jury of leading commissioners and senior executives, in front of a live audience at Wildscreen Festival 2022.

The three most original and exciting projects will win a cash prize of £6,000.

Festival Info

Got a question? Check out our FAQs section or watch our Festival information webinar.

National Geographic Content:
Bursaries

Would you like to attend this years Wildscreen Festival?

Through the National Geographic Content: Wildscreen Festival Bursary we are supporting internationally based natural world storytellers by providing fully-funded access to the Wildscreen Festival 2022.

Click below to find out more and apply!

Panda Awards

The globally acclaimed Panda Awards, the ‘Green Oscars’ of the international wildlife film and TV industry, have sat at the heart of the Wildscreen Festival since 1982. They celebrate the very best in the natural world storytelling craft, and remain the highest honour in the industry.

Official Selection

Launched in 2020, the Official Selection competition is an innovative platform for new talent and underrepresented voices in the natural world storytelling industry.

Our programmers have hand-picked award-winning films to screen between 10-15 October in unique Bristol venues. These screenings and Director Q&As are guaranteed to inspire!

Global Hubs

NEW this year, Wildscreen are introducing Festival Global Hubs which, will offer the opportunity for storytellers and change makers based in global natural history content hotspots to be part of the Festival.

Headline Festival Sponsor, BBC Studios Natural History Unit, is supporting the Nairobi hub, Principal Sponsor Save our Seas Foundation is supporting the Cape Town edition, with our final hub based in Bangalore, India, supported by Felis Creations. 

Emerging Talent Bursaries

Would you like to attend this years Wildscreen Festival?

We are excited to announce that Aurum are kindly supporting 18-30 year olds to attend this year’s festival both in person and online by providing fully funded access.

Click below to find out more and apply!

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World-leading International Festival

Wildscreen Festival is our world-leading international festival, held biennially, which celebrates and advances natural world storytelling. This year marks the charity’s 40th birthday and the first ever hybrid edition. Don’t miss the opportunity to join 2,000 storytellers from over 40 countries for the biggest event in the wildlife film and TV industry calendar.

The 2022 Festival will focus on 4 key elements:

Craft

Storytelling, Developing Technologies and Techniques

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Industry

Networking, Collaborating, Trends, Sustainability, Future Audiences

Global Voices

Talent, EDI, Indigenous Communities

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Planetary Crisis

Biodiversity, Climate Change, Social Injustice

About the Festival

The Wildscreen Festival was first held in 1982, in Bristol, UK. It was founded by Sir Peter Scott and Christopher Parsons OBE, former Head of the BBC Natural History Unit.

Meet the 2022 Festival Advisory Board and the Festival team making this 40th anniversary edition our most inspiring and impactful Festival yet.

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