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Wildscreen Festival, Bristol, UK, 2024

October 14, 2024 - October 18, 2024

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Supported by BBC Studios Natural History Unit, the Wildscreen Festival is the leading natural world storytelling event.

This year marks the 42th anniversary of the biennial festival, with the theme of: The Future of Natural World Storytelling for a Better Planet, focusing on four key elements: Craft, Industry, Global Voices, and Planetary Crisis.

The event will see 2,000 storytellers from more than 40 countries participating. This year, the programme will centre.

Wildscreen Festival 2022

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Chief Dadá Borarí

This year’s festival will include: activist and leader of the Indigenous Brazilian Borari community Chief Dadá Borarí, National Geographic’s Tom McDonald, musician Imogen Heap, TV presenter Steve Backshall, US Drag Queen Pattie Gonia, and Explorer and Filmmaker Bertie Gregory.

Among premieres at the event will be a screening of Frozen Planet II, Episode 6.

The event will adopt a hybrid format, including speeches exclusive screenings and networking sessions.

A full programme of events can be found here.

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Steve Backshall

Exclusive Screenings

In addition to Frozen Planet II, Episode 6, these will include: Lynx (UK Premiere), My Garden of a Thousand Bees; Jaguaretê (International Premiere); Panteras (UK Premiere); Mother of the Sea & Miwene (European Premiere); and I Am Capable & Exposure (World Premiere).

Lucie Muir, CEO of Wildscreen, said, “Our 2022 event will explore the future of natural world storytelling to create a better planet and its power in connecting people with the environment. With climate change and biodiversity loss an ever present and increasing threat, it’s critical that stories about nature not only reflect its beauty and brilliance, but amplify how essential it is for survival and the urgent solutions we all must implement to protect and restore our planet for the sakes of all our futures – humanity and the natural world. There are no excuses for not attending Wildscreen and we are delighted with the worldwide response so far.”

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Things to Do in Bristol

For more ideas on what to do at Bristol during the festival, read Mark Bibby Jackson’s Things To Do in Bristol By Day and Night.

When is Wildscreen Festival 2024

From 14 to 18 October, 2024.

When is Wildscreen Festival?

Bristol and online.


Start from £81. Each ticket included a carbon offsetting fee. They can be bought from here.


October 14, 2024
October 18, 2024
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