Bristol, UK, hosts the wildlife film festival starting 10 October. Wildscreen's Chief Executive is CEC Steering Committee member Harriet Nimmo.
The Wildscreen Festival is internationally acknowledged as the most influential and prestigious event of its kind in the world. Its aim is to celebrate, applaud and encourage excellence, and responsibility, in wildlife and environmental filmmaking - films which increase the global viewing public's understanding of the natural world, and the need to conserve it.
If you attend one event this year, make it the Wildscreen Festival and benefit from:
- the opportunity to network with individuals from every corner of the industry
- pitching opportunities in a crucial marketplace, where films are bought and sold, and where new commissions and contracts are awarded
- inspirational, and sometimes controversial, discussion panels
- in depth filmmaker masterclasses and a unique programme of training workshops
- access to hundreds of the world's best wildlife and environmental films from the past two years
This year's festival will run from Sunday 10 - Friday 15 October 2010.
About the Wildscreen Festival
The Wildscreen Festival was founded by Sir Peter Scott in 1982 and has been organised every other year for the past 25 years. Held in Bristol, the world's centre for wildlife filmmaking, it attracts hundreds of delegates from around the globe who work in film, television and the press, as well as those actively involved in working to conserve the environment.
The main components of the Festival are the innovative key events, the Panda Awards and trade show.
Wildscreen is heavily supported by the largest names in wildlife filmmaking such as the BBC and Animal Planet, camera manufacturers such as Panasonic, as well as organisations that are becoming more aware of their own environmental responsibility.
The Festival is organised by UK-based charity Wildscreen, which runs a number of initiatives that use the power of film and photography to inspire conservation.