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WILDSCREEN FESTIVAL TANZANIA FILMMAKER CASE STUDIES: Lilian Anold

For our final Tanzanian filmmaker case study, we meet wildlife photographer and camera assistant Lilian Anold.

Carbon Offsetting – Wildscreen Festival Tanzania

Carbon Emissions  While celebrating and advancing natural world storytelling through film, it’s important to acknowledge that events like film festivals …

First speakers announced for Wildscreen Festival Tanzania

Award-winning Tanzanian Filmmaker, Erica Rugabandana, unveiled as headline speaker; short doc “Chameleon Corridors” set for world premiere.

Wildscreen and Wildlife Photographer of the Year to host WildPhotos – a celebration of the world’s best nature photography

WildPhotos is a one-day photography symposium taking place in Bristol, UK, and online on Sunday 13th October.  

Hans Cosmas Ngoteya

WILDSCREEN FESTIVAL TANZANIA FILMMAKER CASE STUDIES: Hans Cosmas Ngoteya

In the latest in a series of Tanzanian filmmaker case studies, we meet Hans Cosmas Ngoteya, co-founder of Ngoteya Wild.

WILDSCREEN FESTIVAL TANZANIA FILMMAKER CASE STUDIES: Erica Rugabandana

In the latest in a series of Tanzanian filmmaker case studies, we meet Erica Rugabandana, founder of Sima Wild Film.

WILDSCREEN FESTIVAL TANZANIA FILMMAKER CASE STUDIES: Eliya Lawrence Uzia

In the latest in a series of Tanzanian filmmaker case studies, we meet Eliya Lawrence Uzia, co-founder of Tanzania Wildlife Media Association (TaWiMa).

Wildscreen Festival Tanzania Filmmaker Case Studies: Jigar Ganatra

In the first in a series of Tanzanian filmmaker case studies, we meet Jigar Ganatra, Co-founder and Chair of AFRISOS.

Leopard resting on a branch in Tanzania

Tanzania: The next generation of wildlife filmmaking talent

Why Tanzania is one of the world’s richest sources of untapped potential when it comes to wildlife filmmaking.

BBC Studios Natural History Unit logo and Wildscreen Festival logo laid on a background of lush vegtation imagery

BBC Studios Natural History Unit Announced As Headline Sponsor for Wildscreen Festival 2024

The broadcaster is lending its support to the world’s biggest wildlife film festival.

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First speakers announced for Wildscreen Festival Tanzania

Award-winning Tanzanian Filmmaker, Erica Rugabandana, unveiled as headline speaker; short doc “Chameleon Corridors” set for world premiere.

Wildscreen and Wildlife Photographer of the Year to host WildPhotos – a celebration of the world’s best nature photography

WildPhotos is a one-day photography symposium taking place in Bristol, UK, and online on Sunday 13th October.  

WILDSCREEN FESTIVAL TANZANIA FILMMAKER CASE STUDIES: Eliya Lawrence Uzia

In the latest in a series of Tanzanian filmmaker case studies, we meet Eliya Lawrence Uzia, co-founder of Tanzania Wildlife Media Association (TaWiMa).

Tanzania: The next generation of wildlife filmmaking talent

Why Tanzania is one of the world’s richest sources of untapped potential when it comes to wildlife filmmaking.

BBC Studios Natural History Unit Announced As Headline Sponsor for Wildscreen Festival 2024

The broadcaster is lending its support to the world’s biggest wildlife film festival.

Official Selection 2024 – Meet The Programmers

Meet the diverse team of programmers reviewing our international selection at Wildscreen Festival this year.

Nature’s Storytellers – The Next Generation

Meet the creative talent inspiring and energising the wildlife storytellers of the future

Diary of Wildscreen Storytelling Intern: Herizo Randrianandrasana, MFP’s first Scholarship Student

Wildscreen Storytelling Intern Herizo Randrianandrasana, shares his experience as a camera and storytelling trainee.

Empowering Voices and Expanding Horizons in Natural History Filmmaking in Africa

In a high-spirited celebration of natural history filmmaking in Africa, the recently concluded Wildscreen Festival Nairobi brought together a diverse array of storytellers, conservationists, and …

First-ever African Wildscreen Festival heralded as a landmark moment for natural world storytelling

Nairobi, 12th July 2023: The first ever Wildscreen Festival Nairobi debuted on 30th June and 1st July to an overwhelmingly positive reception, showcasing talent from …

Full Lineup announced for Wildscreen Festival Nairobi

Nairobi, 13 June 2023: Wildscreen Festival Nairobi, with Headline Sponsor BBC Studios Natural History Unit, today has released its final lineup of headline speakers and …

Bristol Champions Chimps

Following the huge success of Rise of the Warrior Apes, the Oscar-winning director James Reed returned to Uganda’s Ngogo Forest for another look at some of our …

First speakers announced for Wildscreen Festival Nairobi. Tickets now on sale. 

Oscar-winning Director, Kartiki Gonsalves, unveiled as headline speaker. Today (Monday 15th May 2023) Wildscreen have announced their first line-up of speakers for their first festival …

Wildscreen Teams up with BBC Studios Natural History Unit for First Ever Festival in Africa

(4 April 2023 – Bristol) Wildscreen has announced the launch of a brand-new event: Wildscreen Festival Nairobi, in partnership with BBC Studios Natural History Unit. The …

Award-winning nature film completes line up of upcoming Wildscreen Film Festival showcase 

UK, 9th March: Wildscreen, the leading conservation charity, has revealed the full line up for their two-day natural world storytelling film showcase, taking place at …

Meet Georgia – Our Outreach & Sustainability Coordinator!

1. Tell us a bit about your role! As Outreach and Sustainability Coordinator, I work hard to develop and deliver charitable programs which support the …

Meet Kat – Our Comms & Admin Assistant!

1. Tell us a bit about your role! So I’m the Communications and Administration Assistant at Wildscreen. Basically my main responsibilities are marketing and communicating …

Wildscreen Roadshow Launches in Glasgow

UK, 9th February: Returning to the city for the first time since 2016, Glasgow will host the first ever Wildscreen Roadshow event, a two day …

Meet Millie – Our Events & Festival Manager!

1. Tell us a bit about your role! So, I’m the Events and Festival manager at Wildscreen. I manage the events programme so that essentially …

Wildscreen launch BBC Internship and more as part of their WWF x Wildscreen Internship Scheme 

As part of Wildscreen’s International Storytelling Internship Scheme in partnership with WWF, Wildscreen is providing two new internship opportunities here in Bristol.  The scheme was …

Meet Sam – Our Volunteer Admin Assistant!

1. Tell us a bit about your role! I started in 2021 as a volunteer admin assistant, just helping out with general little bits of …

Meet Hazel – Our Communications Assistant!

1. Tell us a bit about your role! I’m a Communications Assistant so I mainly work on marketing and socials. Helping to create and maintain an …

Wildscreen announce an evening of natural world film screenings, celebrating award-winning global filmmakers.

Today (17th January 2023) Wildscreen, Bristol-based charity, and producer of Wildscreen Festival, have announced their first event of 2023 – an evening of feature length …

Bristol charities to offer unique green work placements courtesy of Groundwork’s New to Nature Programme

9th November 2022, UK: Wildscreen has been selected to join the first wave of Groundwork’s New to Nature programme, receiving funding to offer a high-quality …

Wildscreen Festival 2022 – A Celebration of International Natural World Storytelling

28th October 2022 UK: Wildscreen Festival 2022, the leading biennial natural world storytelling event, celebrated its landmark 40th anniversary with its biggest event yet, platforming underrepresented voices across …

‘My Garden of a Thousand Bees’, leads the way at 2022 Wildscreen Panda Awards

Thursday 13 OCTOBER, BRISTOL, UK: Wildscreen has announced the winners of their 2022 Panda Awards, which took place on 13 October at the Mercure Bristol …

Leading Hollywood Directors, James Cameron and Darren Aronofsky, join Wildscreen Festival 2022 Speaker Lineup

Today (Thursday 22nd September 2022), Wildscreen Festival 2022 has announced the next wave of headline speakers for their leading natural world storytelling event, including James …

Wildscreen Festival Announces International Talent Bursaries With Support From National Geographic Content

Wildscreen, with support from National Geographic Content, launched applications for Wildscreen Festival Bursaries to support international natural world storytelling community members to attend Wildscreen Festival …

Wildscreen Festival launches WILD PITCH 2022

Wildscreen Festival launches new pitching opportunity, Wild Pitch, to help filmmakers bring their project to life with cash prizes of £6,000 up for grabs!

Wildscreen Festival 2022 Official Programme Announced!

Today (Thursday 8th September 2022), Wildscreen Festival has announced the programme for their 2022 event, which will explore “The Future of Natural World Storytelling for …

Wildscreen’s 2022 Official Selection Revealed

Wildscreen Festival has today announced its 2022 Official Selection, a vibrant and diverse array of stories that highlight the beauty and urgency of protecting the …

Wildscreen’s New Look!

You may have noticed that last week Wildscreen had a sneaky makeover. In celebration of our 40th Anniversary this coming October, we felt it was …

Launch of Wildscreen x WWF International Storytelling Internship Scheme

Wildscreen, in partnership with WWF-UK, have just launched their latest flagship initiative, the inaugural Wildscreen International Storytelling Internship Scheme. The Scheme will provide paid internships …

Panda Award 2022 Nominees Unveiled

We are proud to announce the nominees for the Wildscreen Panda Awards 2022 – the highest honour in the international natural world storytelling industry – …

Wildscreen and Save Our Seas Foundation Join Forces

Wildscreen is excited to announce Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) as a Principal Sponsor of the 2022 Wildscreen Festival. The 40th birthday edition of the festival will take place …

Launch of Natural History Mentorship Scheme with ScreenSkills

Wildscreen is thrilled to announce its ScreenSkills and Wildscreen Emerging Talent Mentorship Scheme is back for a second year. Following the success of the inaugural 2021 programme, this year’s scheme …

Wildscreen Partners with ASPIRE to increase Boardroom Diversity

Did you know that from the top 500 charities in the UK, only 8% of Trustees are People of Colour, of which only 2.9% are …

BBC Studios NHU announced as Headline Sponsor

Wildscreen, the not-for-profit behind the biggest festival of natural world storytelling globally, today unveils BBC Studios Natural History Unit as Headline Sponsor for the event, …

Pre-Selectors Announced

We are excited to share our panel of pre-selectors who will be involved in the first round of judging the Wildscreen Official Selection competition as …

Launch of Emerging Talent Month

Wildscreen are excited to announce the start of our first Emerging Talent month; supporting, engaging and celebrating emerging talent within the natural world filmmaking and …

Wildscreen Launch Industry Insight Survey

We are excited to announce that Wildscreen has launched its first two surveys in the Wildscreen Industry Insight (WII) series; Wildscreen Industry Insight: UK Companies and Wildscreen Industry Insight: UK …

Wildscreen Unveils Official Selection Programmers

We are proud to announce our team of six international Programmers to curate the Wildscreen Official Selection competition as part of the Festival’s 40th Anniversary …

Festival Passes Now on Sale

After two years of virtual events, we are proud to once again convene the largest global gathering of natural world storytellers in the heart of …

FutureLeap Exhibit Opening Night

On Thursday 3rd March 2022, Wildscreen headed to the fantastic FutureLeap in Stokes Croft, Bristol for the opening night of their wildlife photography exhibit. Our CEO, Lucie …

Photography Competition Open for Entries

Wildscreen has opened its call for entries for the prestigious Photo Story Panda Award, celebrating exceptional storytelling in wildlife photography. Since 1982, the Panda Awards have celebrated …

Wildscreen Festival 40th Birthday Call for Entries

Wildscreen, creators of the world’s largest natural world storytelling Festival, today opens its  call for entries for the world-renowned Panda Awards and innovative Official Selection …

Wildscreen Festival 2022 Dates Released

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 …

Audience Prize & Programmer Prize Revealed

Following the incredible success of the Wildscreen Festival 2020 reaching brand new audiences across the world and celebrating the very best storytelling about our natural …

First Virtual Wildscreen Festival Celebrates Record-Breaking Success

The first ever fully virtual Wildscreen Festival which ran from 19-23 October, has been hailed as a great success by delegates, speakers and organisers as …

Panda Awards 2020 Winners Announcement

Last night’s Panda Awards was an exceptional evening celebrating the best of wildlife film making and photography talent in the world. The recipient of the …

David and Greta In Conversation – The Climate Crisis

Wildscreen Festival 2020 is hugely excited to announce that Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg will be brought together in conversation from their respective homes …

Oscar-Winning Director James Cameron Bound for Bristol’s Wildscreen Festival

Wildscreen Festival 2020 is thrilled to announce that ground-breaking filmmaker and explorer James Cameron will be appearing at this year’s event in conversation with BBC …

Dr. Jane Goodall to Speak at Wildscreen Festival

Wildscreen Festival 2020 is thrilled to announce that pioneering Ethologist, Founder of The Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr. Jane Goodall, will …

Steve Backshall & Sky CEO Headliner

Wildscreen festival 2020 is pleased to announce its first keynote: Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s Group Chief Executive will be in conversation with TV presenter, adventurer and …

Wildscreen Festival 2020 Unveils First Ever Official Selection Programme

Wildscreen, the not-for-profit behind the world’s biggest festival of natural history storytelling, today revealed the line-up for its inaugural Official Selection Programme. The charity introduced …

Wildscreen Festival Announces 2020 Panda Award Nominees

Wildscreen, the not-for-profit behind the world’s biggest festival of natural history storytelling, today announced the nominees for the 2020 Wildscreen Panda Awards – the highest …

Wildscreen evolves Panda Awards and introduces Official Selection for 2020

Wildscreen, creators of the world’s largest and most prestigious wildlife film and photo Festival today announces the launch of the newly revamped Panda Awards, the …

Wildscreen announces nominees for the first ever Photo Story Panda Award

Powerful stories of humanity’s increasing impact on nature, species on the brink of extinction and the dedication of wildlife carers, protectors and communities are told …

2018 Wildscreen Panda Award Winners Revealed

A gripping feature documentary, which follows a chilling political and social drama set amongst the world’s largest troop of chimpanzees, tonight walked away with the …

Wildscreen 2018 Panda Award Nominees Announced

Blue Planet II leads nominations receiving seven, followed closely by Rise of the Warrior Apes with five Personal stories and authentic voices of scientists and …