Witness the Wild is an exciting programme of FREE public events happening around this year’s Wildscreen Festival, the world’s biggest wildlife documentary festival which runs from 10-14 October.
Our pedal-powered wildlife cinema is touring through Bristol showing the very best films that have been entered into this year's Festival in the most sustainable way possible. To create the cinema, we joined forces with Stand Up for Nature, an NGO started by local students Hannah Pollock and Jamie Unwin, whose mission is to inspire meaningful change in hard-to-reach communities through powerful filmmaking and communications.
Warm clothing and sensible shoes are strongly recommended. Please note that Arnos Vale Cemetery is not a fully accessible site, and there is limited parking. Use public transport, cycle or walk if possible. If you would like further information on accessing the site and buildings please contact email@example.com
This screening is completely free, but booking is required due to restricted capacity. Seating will be provided for this event.
ABOUT WITNESS THE WILD
This series of events will see the natural world take over Bristol, and includes pop-up and pedal-powered wildlife film screenings, endangered species street art and an open-air, environmentally friendly, sustainably-sourced photography exhibition, featuring some of the world’s best wildlife photographers.
All of our screenings will feature Panda-nominated films. The prestigious Panda Awards or ‘Green Oscars’ are the pinnacle of the Wildscreen Festival and are the most revered prizes in the wildlife filmmaking industry. This year's awards are taking place on 13 October at Bristol’s Colston Hall.
Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.
All of our Witness the Wild film screenings are free and have their own unique programme.
16: Adventure double bill: Unchartered Amazon | Wild Expectations
Deep in the jungles of Peru, a silky anteater is fighting to stay awake and a mother humming bird is struggling to raise her chick. The seasonal downpours are about to begin and the rainforest's animals must strive to cope with the changing conditions. Through millions of years of evolution they have developed bizarre relationships and unexpected strategies to overcome them, but for all their ingenuity, they were never prepared for the arrival of a new species on the scene.
A production by Seedling Media
Wildscreen Panda Award nomination: Tristan Thompson for Emerging Talent Award
Wild Expectations follows the adventures of two regular guys, both wildlife enthusiasts and good friends, as they travel to Chilean Patagonia in search of a very unique puma, encountering a host of other interesting critters along the way, they remain true to their quest of finding the elusive "No Tail". They utilise guiding skills learnt in Africa for finding animals, such as tracking as well as following signs provided by nature. All life excites the dynamic duo, from insects to pumas; nothing is too big or too small. The relationship between the presenters is the key to presenting the animal subjects in a fresh new way as they joke and have a laugh between delivering natural history and behavioral information. The presenters are accompanied by a small film crew, well experienced in the field of wildlife cinematography, who are also part of the adventure and therefore feature in the production.
A production by Equilibrio Films, LLC in association with Nedo Producciones Ltda. for Animal Planet
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations Creative Innovation Award, Popular Broadcast Award
Photo credits: Unchartered Amazon - Declan Burley | Wild Expectations - Christiaan Munoz Salas / Equilibrio Films, LLC / Nedo Producciones Ltda