Wildscreen Festival 2022
The Future of Natural World Storytelling for a Better Planet | Hybrid Edition | 10-14 October | Celebrating 40 Years!

Tickets are now on sale, with the limited edition Early Bird Festival Passes saving you up to 20%.

Wildscreen Festival

Wildscreen is an award-winning not-for-profit conservation organisation. Our goal is to convene the world’s best filmmakers and photographers with the most committed conservationists to create compelling stories about the natural world and so inspire the wider public to experience it, feel part of it and protect it.

Wildscreen Festival is our world-leading international festival, celebrating and advancing natural world storytelling which takes place biennially and is supported by year-round outreach events, partnerships and activities. Discover the incredible success and details about the first ever virtual edition of the festival in 2020 or watch our highlight reel below. 

This year we are will be celebrating the Festival's 40th birthday and the first ever hybrid edition. Don't miss the opportunity to join us for this landmark event in natural world storytelling history. We want to hear your suggestions for the programme content - share via our suggestion box today.

Festival Passes 

A variety of hybrid and virtual pass-types will be available for purchase to experience Wildscreen Festival. Discover our full ticket range.

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 October from 9am until Thursday 13 October. Friday 14th October will be fully virtual.

Discover the range of networking opportunities, exclusive screenings and Q&As involved in our festival passes, and book your ticket.

Panda Awards or Official Selection

Our Wildscreen Festival is made up of two competitions, the industry acclaimed Panda Awards and global launchpad, the Wildscreen Official Selection.

The Panda Awards consists of 15 craft and specialist categories and 16 awards including our coveted Golden Panda. These industry awards have recognised the best in natural history filmmaking since 1982 and welcome films, series and photo stories. 

Wildscreen Official Selection was first introduced in 2020 and acts as an innovative platform for original stories about our natural world by new talent and underrepresented voices in the industry. This competition welcomes a variety of formats, from shorts, features, XR and emerging technology stories (including 360, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality). Last year 35 productions were recognised as part of the Selection and this year we will also recognise an Audience Award, Programmer Prize and Sustainable Merit.

Submit your Work


The call for photo, series, immersive and film entries to Wildscreen Festival 2022 is now closed. You can still discover what our competitions are looking for and follow both pages on FilmFreeway to receive a notification when entries open again in January 2024.

Discover more about our first ever Official Selection winners and the unique stories this competition is searching for.

Find out how the Panda Awards celebrates the very best in the craft and content of natural history filmmaking.

Save the Date

The 40th birthday edition of the Wildscreen Festival will take place between the 10-14 October 2022 and will mark a new hybrid format for the world’s leading natural world storytelling event. Read more.

  • 14 April 2022 - Regular Deadline
  • 12 May 2022 - Late Deadline (late fee occurs, entries at Wildscreen's discretion)
  • August 2022 - Panda Awards Nominees & Official Selection announced
  • October 2022 - Panda Awards Winners Announced at Ceremony

Wildscreen Festival 2022 Sponsors 


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