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The Wildscreen Festival is the world’s leading international festival celebrating and advancing storytelling about the natural world. Held every two years, the Wildscreen Festival brings together the wildlife film, tv and photography community to transform the craft of natural world storytelling across platforms and across audiences. Through an unrivalled programme of events including workshops, masterclasses, screenings and sessions, it shares the inside track on emerging trends and is the most powerful platform for emerging talent to break into the industry.  It is also the home of the illustrious Wildscreen Panda Awards or ‘Green Oscars’ honouring the most remarkable achievement in the craft of natural world filmmaking and storytelling.

The Wildscreen Festival 2016 will take place 10-14 October 2016 in Bristol, UK. Further information is available at www.wildscreen.org and delegate tickets are on sale now from Eventbrite.

Please note that the programme is being updated daily as guest availability changes. Wildscreen reserves the right to make such updates to the programme and timings, and will endeavour to make those changes as quickly as possible.

The majority of events have a limited numbers of seats. Entrance is permitted on a first-come-first-served basis at the venue door. For particularly high-profile events, you may be asked to RSVP to secure your seat beforehand. Details will be sent to you in advance.

The programme include both industry events, which are included in the price of your day or week delegate pass, and public events that anyone is welcome to attend. 

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Wednesday, October 5 • 19:30 - 21:30
David Attenborough double bill: David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef | David Attenborough's Light on Earth
Dive beneath the surface with David Attenborough, as he returns to his ‘most magical place on earth’, the Great Barrier Reef. Nearly sixty years after his first visit to this beautiful natural wonder, David embarks on a journey which allows him to understand the Reef as never before using a variety of innovative technology. However, the Reef is now seriously under threat having lost almost half its coral since his first visit and David is determined to discover how it can be saved.
Next, David goes on a quest to reveal the secrets of bioluminescence in the magical “David Attenborough’s Light on Earth”. Luminous beings, creatures with their own internal light, will enchant and astonish you. The sea at night sparkles, as millions of luminous plankton reveal the shapes of dolphins, fish and whales in a truly spectacular and magical light show. In the unknown universe of the dark deep sea where the only illumination is living light, weird and wonderful creatures hunt, mate and even hide using light.
David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef is a production by Atlantic Productions.
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Presenter Award, Science Award and Technical Innovation Award.
David Attenborough’s Light on Earth is a production by Terra Mater Factual Studios/Ammonite Films production in co-production with CuriosityStream in association with BBC, UKTV and ABC Australia.
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Science Award and Technical Innovation Award

As this screening is outdoors we recommend that visitors wear warm clothing and bring something to sit on as seating at the venue is limited. Stonebaked pizzas will be available at the event, supplied by Stone Baked, which will be open from 7PM.

Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.


Wednesday October 5, 2016 19:30 - 21:30
Big Screen Bristol, At Bristol, Millennium Square Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5DB