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The world’s leading international festival celebrating and advancing storytelling about the natural world from 10 - 14 October 2016.
Wildscreen will once again welcome the wildlife film and photography industry to the vibrant city of Bristol. For over 30 years our prestigious Festival has been convening and celebrating the world's best natural world storytellers.
Through collaboration with our ever-growing community of filmmakers, photographers, broadcasters, technologists and conservation organisations we aim to transform the craft of natural world storytelling across platforms and across audiences, ensuring as many people as possible experience the natural world, feel part of it and want to help protect it.
Wildscreen ROAR bursaries for raw nature storytellers
The deadline for applications to the Wildscreen Festival’s ROAR bursaries for would-be wildlife filmmakers or photographers aged 18 to 24 have been extended to September 9th. This includes the fully funded place reserved for a young person who lives in Bristol.
Young people with a desire to tell engaging stories about the natural world are being invited to apply for a bursary to attend this October’s Wildscreen Festival. Under the ‘ROAR Talent’ scheme, successful applicants will gain free passes to Wildscreen 2016, taking place in Bristol, UK, from October 10 to 14; an industry mentor; their pick of training, screening and networking events; tickets to the festival’s Green Hollywood-themed Panda Awards ceremony and help with their expenses.
The scheme is open to 18 to 25 year olds not yet working full-time in the industry and has three places on offer:
- The National Geographic Society ROAR Talent Bursary - available globally and covering travel, living and accommodation costs as well as full festival access.
- The Wildscreen Bristol ROAR Talent Bursary – only available to applicants with a Bristol, UK postcode.
- The Wildscreen Exchange ROAR Talent Bursary – open to residents from other parts of the UK and including an allowance for travel, subsistence and accommodation.
Photography Day: Friday 14 October
For the first time Wildscreen 2016 will include a day dedicated to the art, techniques, business and story telling impacts of nature photography. This will be open to day visitors (public) as well as to industry delegates.
The day will feature a terrific line-up of speakers and concludes with a talk at St George’s by the multi award winning US photojournalist Tim Laman (who has done more than most to document rainforests and rainforest animals).
Tickets for the Tim Laman event - Rainforest Exposures - at St George’s, Bristol, on Friday 14 October (8pm) are included in the price of Wildscreen Festival passes - £495 + VAT for the full programme or £125 + VAT for a Friday day pass. To book, visit: http://www.wildscreen.org/festival/. From September 5, the public will also be able to book places at the talk for £13 / £10 (concessions), via www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk; telephone 0845 402 4001.
Wildscreen invites Bristol to go wild at Oscars-style Green Hollywood show - Wildscreen will take inspiration from the city’s Green Hollywood nickname when it invites delegate and the public to its Panda Awards ceremony at Colston Hall on Thursday 13 October. To add Oscars-style dazzle to the night, innovative digital projection, live entertainment, light, sound and 3-D decor will transform the entire venue into an immersive and interactive wild wonderland.
Doors open 6:00pm for 7:30pm start, Thursday 13 - TV stars Steve Backshall and Liz Bonnin will host the Wildscreen festival’s Green Hollywood inspired Panda Awards ceremony at the Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol, UK, BS1 5AR
Tickets for the Wildscreen Panda Awards are on sale now priced at £34.79, including booking fees. To book, visit the Colston Hall box office, call 0844 887 1500 or go to: http://www.colstonhall.org/