Wildscreen Festival 2022

Wildscreen Festival 2022

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£81 – £612

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Broad Street



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Refunds up to 30 days before event

Celebrate the 40th birthday edition of Wildscreen Festival, the leading natural world storytelling event, now accessible as a hybrid format!

About this event

After two years of virtual events, Wildscreen Festival is proud to once again convene the biggest global gathering of natural world storytellers in the heart of Bristol for a unique hybrid event. We expect to be welcoming more delegates in 2022 than ever before, so join our community for a jam-packed programme of exclusive film screenings, keynote speeches and face-to-face networking between 10-14 October 2022.

Established in 1982 to celebrate the best in the craft of natural world storytelling, Wildscreen Festival continues to bring together our community of scientists, filmmakers, photographers and broadcasters to this day. In our 40-year history, the festival has served as a global marketplace, opportunity for the sharing of innovative ideas, launchpad for award-winning talent and foundation for new partnerships and collaboration for thousands.

Tailor your experience of Wildscreen Festival with our brand new hybrid ticket options. Choose to join us online using our intuitive virtual platform, or for the live series of events in venues across our home city of Bristol.

Everyone is welcome as we aim to encourage as many people as possible to experience the natural world, feel part of it and inspired to protect it.

Book your Ticket!

Save an incredible 20% off your full hybrid pass when you book by 15 August 2022. For just £410 +VAT, each hybrid ticketholder will receive the following:

  • Full access to our in-person event (10th-13th October 2022)
  • Access to our livestreams and content on our virtual event platform for 3 months
  • Access to our dedicated networking space in Bristol

With just 100 limited edition Early Bird passes available, don’t hesitate to book your place!

Concession Hybrid, Virtual, Concession Virtual, NGO Hybrid passes are all available. Additional tickets will become available later in the year.

For group bookings of 10 delegates, please contact bookings@wildscreen.org.uk for a 20% discount on the full hybrid price. This does not apply to all ticket types.

2020 Wildscreen Festival Highlights

Discover what to expect from our virtual festival highlights, presented by the fantastic presenter and scientist Lizzie Daly.


Can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email the Wildscreen team directly at bookings@wildscreen.org.uk

What is the Wildscreen Festival?

The Wildscreen Festival 2022 is created by Wildscreen, a UK-based conservation charity. It is the world's biggest global gathering of natural storytellers. Delegates include broadcasters, production companies, freelancers , filmmakers, photographers, kit companies and conservationists. It is a jam-packed, week-long celebration of natural world storytelling. 2022 marks the events 40th anniversary and for the first time will be a hybrid event, hosted live in Bristol, UK and streamed online around the world with additional bespoke virtual content.

Previous speakers include: Sir David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg, Jane Goodall, James Cameron, Hans Zimmer, Chris Packham and Edith Bowman.

What does a pass include?

Full hybrid passes, including concessions, provide entry to live industry events in Bristol and the online event platform for 3 months. Live events take place in Bristol, UK from Monday 10 October from 9am until Thursday 13 October. Friday 14th October will be fully virtual.

This pass includes access to:

  • Headline talks from industry, storytelling and conservation thought-leaders
  • Industry panel sessions
  • Meet the Commissioner sessions
  • Expert Masterclasses
  • Films screenings, including premieres and Director Q&As
  • Official networking hub, kit show and parties
  • Access to the Panda Award and Official Selection online film library
  • Online Festival platform for 3 months , including on-demand session viewing post-Festival.

Online passes, including online concession passes, provide access to the full event live streams, virtual networking and exclusive online content from the 10-14 October.

This pass includes access to:

  • Live streams of: headline talks, panel sessions, masterclasses
  • Online networking hub and kit show
  • Online Festival platform for 3 months , including on-demand session viewing post-Festival.

Additional pass types will be released later in the year.

How do I get into each live festival event?

Seating in most venues is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis and Wildscreen cannot guarantee entry to all programmed events. You may be required to RSVP before the Festival for events that are expected to be particularly popular.

How do I access the virtual Festival platform?

Pass holders will be emailed access to the virtual Festival platform in advance of the Festival.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Requests to transfer your ticket to an alternative person must be made in writing to bookings@wildscreen.org.uk. Such requests shall be approved or denied by Wildscreen in its sole discretion and a fee may be charged.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds will only be issued in extreme circumstances at Wildscreen's discretion. A fee may be charged.

If you are in possession of a Full Hybrid Pass and unable to attend the live event in Bristol due to testing positive for COVID-19, you can request a transfer to an Online Pass with a partial refund of the difference provided.

In the event that the live events are unable to go ahead in Bristol, for example due to changes in UK Government COVID-19 guidelines, we will convert to a fully online event. Full Hybrid Passes will be transferred to an Online Pass with a partial refund of the difference provided.

In the case of full event cancellation a full face value refund will be issued, as any booking and transaction fees are non-refundable.

Does my ticket include access to the Wildscreen Panda Awards?

No. Tickets to attend the live Wildscreen Panda Awards Ceremony 2022 are sold separately. Tickets for the Panda Awards are able to purchase here.

Am I eligible for the Concession Pass?

During the standard ticket pricing period, a special concession rate will be available at a massive 50% discount from the full pass price, bringing the price down to just £255+VAT to welcome an even wider audience to our Festival. You are eligible for this rate if you are:

  • Under 25 years old
  • Student in full-time education
  • 65 years old or over
  • Unemployed

Please be prepared to provide proof of eligibility if requested. If you are unsure, please email the team at bookings@wildscreen.org.uk

What is the accessibility of the venues for the festival?

Everyone is welcome at Wildscreen Festival. Our team is striving to make sure our event is as accessible and inclusive as possible. In-person access details will be made available on the Wildscreen Festival website in advance of the event.

Our two main venues for the event are Bristol Grand Hotel and Bristol Harbour Hotel in Old City, Bristol. Screenings will be in a range of venues across the city.

Please share any specific access requirements with us via the registration form. If you have any questions, please email at: bookings@wildscreen.org.uk

Are you minimising your environmental impact?

It is vital that we are all conscious of our impact on the planet when we are celebrating natural world storytelling. For this reason, we will implement preventative steps to ensure event impact is minimised. Wildscreen adheres to a bespoke environmental policy for each of our events, which you can read on our website. Read our full commitment here.

A small portion of each ticket purchase will go towards balancing the environmental impact of our event. We will calculate and publish a report detailing our event footprint and the steps taken to mitigate this.

What does hybrid access mean?

Hybrid access means that more people than ever before can participate in our festival and make new connections.

After our virtual festival in 2020, we are excited to be returning to a live, in-person Bristol Festival for our 40th birthday edition! This means headline talks, sessions, masterclasses , kit show and in-person networking and parties will be available for our full hybrid event passholders.

Not only will we be welcoming delegates in person, but Wildscreen Festival 2022 will be accessible via livestream on a bespoke event platform during 10-14 October. All delegates will be able to continue to network, watch back sessions and view our films for 3 months on our platform, meaning you can tailor your experience and enjoy the festival for even longer !

Is there anything else I should know?

You should be aware that you may be photographed or filmed at times throughout the event and the recordings may be distributed.

Registration includes important Delegate Updates which we will send you via email and subscription to our year-round e-news. Delegate updates contain vital information about accessing the Festival live in Bristol and the virtual Festival platform. Should you not wish to receive this information, or our year-round e-news, please click on unsubscribe at the bottom of the last email received. We will never share your email or personal details with anyone else without your consent;

Your contact details will be published on a delegate list which is distributed to all attendees of Wildscreen Festival 2022. We will always respect your privacy and any personal communication between you and ourselves.

Where are the full terms and conditions?

You can find them on our website.

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