Wildscreen Festival Tanzania

07 – 08 June 2024

Building on the success of our 2023 Wildscreen Festival Nairobi, we’re proud to be launching a new two-day event in Arusha, Tanzania in partnership with BBC Studios Natural History Unit and Tanzania based non-profit AFRISOS.

Open to everyone, both established and aspiring African filmmakers and worldwide industry professionals, the two-day festival will be chock-full of headline talks, panels, workshops, commissioning sessions and networking opportunities.

Our Aims -

  • Celebrate the role of Tanzania and Africa in the International Wildlife Film Industry 
  • Elevate African Storytellers within the Global Wildlife Storytelling Industry, increasing representation within creative and editorial roles
  • Support the pipeline of Indigenous Africa Storytelling Talent, providing Mentorship, Networking opportunities and demystifying the business of Wildlife Film
  • Capacity-build and create and support the growing Industry Infrastructure within Africa

Why Tanzania?

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Only 4% of Wildscreen Festival delegates were from African Countries.

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Over 25% of our 2022 Film Award submissions, feature African Wildlife.

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Yet only 7% are made in Africa.

Our Programme

The Wildscreen Festival Nairobi Programme focused on 4 key elements:


Storytelling, Developing Techniques, Cinematography, Post-Production & Editing


Networking, Collaborating, Co-Productions, Commissioning, Demystifying Distribution


Talent, EDI, Indigenous Communities


Conservation, Biodiversity, Climate Change


We had many outstanding speakers at this year's Wildscreen Festival Nairobi, all with important stories to be heard!

Jahawi Bertolli (Host)
Silvia Museiya
Dr Paula Kahumbu
Kartiki Gonsalves
Janet Vissering
Sreya Biswas
Jonny Keeling
Peter Ndung'u
Manu Akatsa
Faith Museumbi
Caroline Cox
Pauline Kyalo
Catherine Inane
Feisal Malik
Chloe Sarosh
Erica Rugabandana
Clement Kiragu
Jigar Ganatra
Barbara Lawrence-Strydom
Andreas Knausenberger
Trish Sewe
Catherine Njari
Andreas Knausenberger
Trish Sewe

Meet our Festival Advisory Board

Our festival was curated by representatives from the global natural history film and TV industry, conservation organisations and African wildlife storytellers.

Asif Choudhury

Deputy Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN Habitat – British High Commission, Nairobi

Caroline Cox

Production Executive – BBC Studios Natural History Unit

Chloe Sarosh

Executive Producer – Wildstar Films Ltd

Fiona Tande

Founder, Director – Pridelands Wildlife Film Festival

Janet Han Vissering

SVP, Development & Production – National Geographic Channel

Jeff Wilson

Director – Silverback Films

Nashipae Orumoy

Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing – Africa Wildlife Foundation

Michael Masheti 

Production and Liaison Officer – Kenya Film Commission

Dr Paula Kahumbu

CEO – WildlifeDirect

Pauline Kyalo

Assistant Film Producer – WildlifeDirect

Richard Madeley

Head of Sustainability – VI Rental

Sreya Biswas

Head of Natural History, BBC Commissioning – BBC


Volunteering applications now open for Wildscreen Festival Nairobi! 
We’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic and committed individuals to join the Wildscreen team to help to deliver the event. 

As a Wildscreen Festival Nairobi volunteer, you’ll gain hands-on event experience, develop news skills and meet people working in natural world storytelling. 

As a thank you for volunteering, you will receive:

  • A letter of reference
  • A free ticket to the alternative day of the Festival that they are not volunteering on
  • A Wildscreen Festival Nairobi branded t-shirt 
  • In-person volunteers will receive 1 meal per shift (Day Shift) 
Deadline to apply: Thursday 1st June, 12 EAT

Programme suggestion box

We would love to hear from you! Alongside our fantastic Festival Advisory Board, we are welcoming suggestions from our creative audience for content that you would like to see and experience at our festival.

Please complete this short form here to share your programme content ideas! 

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