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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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Sunday, October 9 • 16:00 - 17:45
Adventure double bill: Uncharted Amazon | Wild Expectations

Deep in the jungles of Peru, a silky anteater is fighting to stay awake and a mother humming bird is struggling to raise her chick. The seasonal downpours are about to begin and the rainforest's animals must strive to cope with the changing conditions. Through millions of years of evolution they have developed bizarre relationships and unexpected strategies to overcome them, but for all their ingenuity, they were never prepared for the arrival of a new species on the scene.
A production by Seedling Media
Wildscreen Panda Award nomination: Tristan Thompson for Emerging Talent Award

Wild Expectations follows the adventures of two regular guys, both wildlife enthusiasts and good friends, as they travel to Chilean Patagonia in search of a very unique puma, encountering a host of other interesting critters along the way, they remain true to their quest of finding the elusive "No Tail". They utilise guiding skills learnt in Africa for finding animals, such as tracking as well as following signs provided by nature. All life excites the dynamic duo, from insects to pumas; nothing is too big or too small. The relationship between the presenters is the key to presenting the animal subjects in a fresh new way as they joke and have a laugh between delivering natural history and behavioral information. The presenters are accompanied by a small film crew, well experienced in the field of wildlife cinematography, who are also part of the adventure and therefore feature in the production.
A production by Equilibrio Films, LLC in association with Nedo Producciones Ltda. for Animal Planet
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Creative Innovation Award, Popular Broadcast Award

Warm clothing and sensible shoes are strongly recommended for this event. Please note that Arnos Vale Cemetery is not a fully accessible site, and there is limited parking. Use public transport, cycle or walk if possible. If you would like further information on accessing the site and buildings please contact bookings@arnosvale.org.uk

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

Sunday October 9, 2016 16:00 - 17:45 BST
Arnos Vale Cemetery West Lodge, Bath Rd, Bristol BS4 3EW