Find out about an exciting new wildlife film festival
On Saturday the 5th of October, the 26-date tour of Wilderland Festival officially got under way at the EM Forster Theatre in Tonbridge. The UK & Ireland’s first ever touring wildlife film festival, Wilderland is the brainchild of zoologist filmmakers Dan O’Neill and Isaac Rice, who have curated nine fantastic short films that grant audiences a unique perspective on a number of species and the conservation challenges they face.
Natural World Safaris are proud to be headline sponsors of Wilderland. We believe that film can be a powerful tool for stimulating public discourse around conservation, and Wilderland's support of independent filmmakers deserves to be championed. We join Dan and Isaac in hoping that these films "will inspire everyone to think more about the natural world in our daily lives."
Recently, the NWS team were lucky enough to be in attendance at the Wilderland premiere to see these stellar short films on the big screen for the first time. From the depths of the ocean to the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, Wilderland’s films transported us across the globe to observe the beauty and fragility of the natural world. The exact cinematic selection has been chosen by industry-leading judges, such as BBC Natural History Unit producer Stephen Moss and multi-award-winning cameraman Doug Allan, from an initial intake of over 50 entries.