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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
15:00 Children's wildlife double bill: My Life: Penguin Post Office | Wild and Weird: Radical Relationships
The BBC is best known for its stunning landmark wildlife series such as “Planet Earth”. But they’re also a leader in producing wildlife programmes for children. Join us for a children’s wildlife double bill, when Naomi Wilkinson continues her quest to uncovered the weirdest wildlife tales that our planet has to offer in “Wild and Weird”, and two young girls go on the trip of a lifetime to learn about their dad’s job as a wildlife filmmaker in “My Life: Penguin Post Office” as he films penguins in Antarctica.
Wild and Weird is a production by BBC & BBC Worldwide
My Life: Penguin Post Office is a production by AGB Films for CBBC
Wildscreeen Panda Award nominations: Children’s Award
Photo credits: Wild and Weird - BBC | My Life: Penguin Post Office - Ruth Peacey