Wildscreen’s goal is to convene the best photographers, filmmakers and creative professionals with the most committed conservationists to create compelling stories about the natural world; that inspire the wider public to experience it, feel part of it and protect it.
Wildscreen Exchange - A unique global hub that empowers conservation organisations by connecting them with world-leading filmmakers and photographers to create ground-breaking communications about our natural world.
Wildscreen Festival - the internationally renowned festival that celebrates and advances the art of natural world storytelling.
Wildscreen Festival is the world’s leading international festival celebrating and advancing storytelling about the natural world through visual media.
For over 30 years the prestigious biennial Festival has been convening and celebrating the world's best natural world storytellers, it is home to the illustrious Wildscreen Panda Awards, the highest accolade in the wildlife film and TV industry.
Through collaboration with an 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 Festival 2018: World’s most prestigious wildlife TV and film awards open for entries.
Diary dates: Wednesday 21 March 2018 - Official submission deadline for entries to Wildscreen Panda Awards 2018 July 2018 - Wildscreen Panda Award nominations announced Monday 15 to Friday 19 October 2018 - Wildscreen Festival – the world’s biggest celebration of natural world storytelling – and the Panda Awards ceremony, takes place in Bristol, UK
The ‘Green Oscars’ of the international wildlife film and TV industry, the Wildscreen Panda Awards opens for entries today (Wednesday 1 November).
Wildlife and environmental filmmakers from around the world can submit their productions to be in with a chance of winning the most coveted awards in the genre when the world’s biggest festival of natural world storytelling returns to Bristol, UK, from the 15-19 October 2018.
Launching the Festival’s latest call for entries, Lucie Muir, CEO of the charity behind the biennial event, said: “The Panda Awards have sat at the heart of the Wildscreen Festival since they were presented at the first Festival back in 1982 and they remain the highest honour in the international wildlife film and TV industry.
And we’re thrilled to launch our 2018 competition on the same day when our home city, Bristol, has been announced as a UNESCO City of Film. A staggering 40 percent of all natural history productions come through Bristol and today’s announcement really cements our global reputation as a world-leading centre for film.”
Entries must be submitted by Wednesday 21 March 2018, via the online submission portal on the Wildscreen website, available at: www.wildscreen.org/panda-awards
Arkive is an initiative of the UK-based charity Wildscreen – which uses the power of wildlife films and photos to promote a greater understanding of the natural world and the need for its conservation.
Arkive (www.arkive.org) is the world’s leading online encyclopaedia about the natural world with over 16,000 in-depth species fact-files and more than 100,000 films and photos. It’s renowned for the depth of information provided and for its accuracy, with fact-files sourced from, or checked by, academic experts. To find out more about Wildscreen please visit www.wildscreen.org.
Wildscreen Exchange empowers conservation organisations by connecting them with world-leading filmmakers and photographers to create ground-breaking communications about our natural world. Photographers and filmmakers donate images and footage free for use by not-for-profit organisations in their online and offline communication campaigns.
Working with the most influential content creators in the natural history genre and the conservation organisations with the greatest tales to tell, Wildscreen Exchange documents, crafts and shares exclusive, untold stories that the world needs to see, motivating meaningful change and hope for the future.
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