The Wildscreen Film Festivals purpose is to showcase the very best wildlife films, including the latest technological innovations and new storytelling styles. It is also the perfect opportunity for those around the industry to meet and make those all important deals!
The festival also includes The Panda Awards - receiving a Panda is one of the highest accolades for a filmmaker in the natural history filmmaking industry. This year we also sees the introduction of the young filmmakers' Panda Cub Awards and the Against All Odds Award & the Science Award.
Charlotte Geeves, the Festival and Events Manager said:
Weve come a long way from our early days of the festival back in 1982 and I know our founders, industry greats Sir Peter Scott and Christopher Parsons OBE, would be proud to know Wildscreen is still championing and celebrating wildlife filmmaking, and filmmakers, some 30 years on.
You can purchase early bird tickets or week Festival delegate passes until the end of July priced at £390 plus VAT. Early Bird and Concession Festival Delegate Pass holders have priority booking on Workshops and Panda Awards ceremony tickets. Passes to the festival include access to all film screenings in the festival programme, all daytime programme sessions, all parties and evening events, inclusion in the Festival Delegate list and a delegate bag, and a Festival guide and USB stick.
Full time students, senior citizens, claimants and first time attendees aged 30 or under receive a special concessionary rate delegate pass at £252.50 plus VAT.
The programme for the Wildscreen Fringe Film Festival, aimed at families, is published later in the summer. See the website for more details.
The aim of ROAR Talent is to provide young people with the necessary skills and knowledge to take their first step into the wildlife film industry.
Wildscreen Film Festivals are also offering young filmmakers aged 17-24 the opportunity to apply for a ROAR Talent bursary which are open to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria.
There are six ROAR Talent bursaries on offer, which will be given to the applicants who best demonstrate their passion for, and commitment to, the wildlife filmmaking industry. Recipients will be issued with complimentary passes and an invitation to the Panda Awards ceremony.
Head to the ROAR Talent site for more information on the application process and conditions of entry.