An opportunity for storytellers and change makers based in global natural history content hotspots to be part of the Wildscreen Festival.
Sharing Wildscreen Festival with the world.
The introduction of the Festival Global Hubs offered 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, supported the Nairobi hub, Principal Sponsor Save our Seas Foundation supported the Cape Town edition, with our final hub based in Bengaluru, India, being supported by Felis Creations.
The hubs will aim to encourage all wildlife film, photography, conservationists and scientists to share the experience of the event.
Monday 17th October
Supported by Save our Seas, our Cape Town hub focussed on discussions surrounding Orca and Great white conservation.
The evening began with networking, followed by an introduction to Wildscreen, then a screening of Wildscreen Official Selection nominated film by Richard Sidey, Whales in a Changing Ocean, as well as a film about Orcas. After the screenings, there was a panel discussion and Q&A.
The hub was held on Monday 17th October 2022, 6 – 9pm (local time).
Our Capetown hub was hosted at the Jack Black’s Brewery.
Friday 21st October
Supported by Wildscreen headline sponsors, BBC Studios Natural History Unit.
Sessions included insights on how during the global pandemic, production of wildlife filmmaking relied heavily on local talent to continue capturing stories around the globe, and a panel discussion on how the industry is addressing the urgent need for better and more sustainable inclusion.
The Nairobi hub also hosted an in-country premiere screening of Lion: The Rise and Fall of the Marsh Pride, with an in-person introduction by wildlife conservationist, Dr. Paula Kahumbu.
The Nairobi Hub provided bespoke in-person and hybrid networking sessions with industry experts from the natural history storytelling community.
The hub was held Friday 21st October 2022, 11am – 8pm (local time).
Our Nairobi hub was at the Emara Ole Sereni.
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October
The Bengaluru edition of the Wildscreen Festival featured panel discussions, Panda Award nominated film screenings, photography exhibition and networking sessions.
Among the festival highlights, were masterclasses by big names in the field of wildlife film-making and photography like Shekar Dattatri, noted wildlife film producer and conservation photographer, Sandesh Kadur and UK based – director, writer, and executive producer of Icon Films, Harry Marshall.
Joining the panel discussions and talks were previous Wildscreen Panda Award winners and conservationists such as Krupakar – Senani and Rita Bannerji. Some eminent and upcoming wildlife Filmmakers like Gautam Pandey, Akanksha Sood Singh, Ashwika Kapoor, also joined the event.
The hub was held on Friday 21st October and Saturday 22nd October.
Our Bengaluru hub was hosted at the Bangalore International Centre.
The Bengaluru edition of the Wildscreen Festival was organised by Felis Creations in partnership with the British High Commission, the UK Science & Innovation Network, Echoes of Earth and Ibex lifestyle.