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. 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:


Storytelling, Developing Technologies and Techniques

Research student radio tracking brown hyaenas - Martin Harvey


Networking, Collaborating, Trends, Sustainability, Future Audiences

Global Voices

Talent, EDI, Indigenous Communities

Huge nest in a tree created by sociable weaver birds - Namibia - Martin Harvey

Planetary Crisis

Biodiversity, Climate Change, Social Injustice


Book your place at the biggest global gathering of natural world storytellers.

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.


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.

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.

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 Official Selection showcases creative and bold stories that spark positive and restorative action for our natural world. From original short and feature films to extended reality productions, these 35 films from first-time and experienced filmmakers alike are guaranteed to inspire.

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