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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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Saturday, October 8 • 20:00 - 21:00
DOUBLE BILL: Jago: A Life Underwater | In Between
“Jago: A Life Underwater” is the story of Rohani – an 80 year-old hunter who hobbles around on land but who dives like a fish on a single breath, descending to great depths for several minutes to stalk his prey like a true underwater predator. From a ramshackle hut on the Sulawesi sea, this yoda-like old man tells his story, with the most beautiful images of the Bajau ever captured and dazzling re-enactments of his underwater adventures.
A production by James Reed for Underdog Films in association with Fantomline Pictures, James Morgan Films & Vistaar Productions.
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Cinematography Award, Editing Award, Music Award, People and Nature Award and Sound Award
The screening will be preceded by the showing of “In Between” - a hauntingly beautiful and poetic short film about a remote corner of the world where a living relic from a prehistoric age still exists. A magnificent creature that once roamed northern plains alongside mammoths and sabertooth cats, enduring where others vanished.
A production by Rolf Steinmann.
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Cinematography Award and Short Award

As this screening is outdoors we recommend that visitors wear warm clothing and bring something to sit on as seating will not be provided. Bringing a picnic is also encouraged as there will be no food or drink vendors at the event.

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


Saturday October 8, 2016 20:00 - 21:00
St Andrews Park Effingham Rd, Bristol BS6 5BH