Wilderland Film Festival

16th October 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Mermaid Arts Centre
Main Street
County Wicklow
Wilderland Film Festival @ Mermaid Arts Centre

Wilderland Film Festival promises to share important, breathtaking stories from the natural world as it announces 26 dates in theatres around the UK for Autumn 2019.  The UK’s first-ever touring wildlife film festival, Wilderland will shine a light on some astonishing and thought-provoking stories – filmed by a host of independent international filmmakers. Tickets are available from www.wilderlandfestival.com.

Wilderland Film Festival is the brainchild of zoologist filmmakers Dan O’Neill and Isaac Rice, who recruited some of the most acclaimed wildlife filmmakers to whittle down a shortlist of over 50 short films to the chosen 9 films that will be seen during the tour. Judges, including award-winning cameraman Doug Allan (The Blue PlanetPlanet Earth, Frozen Planet), naturalist and author Stephen Moss (Britain’s Big Wildlife RevivalSpringwatch), and producer/director Louise Heren (Big Cat Diaries) have chosen films that will take audiences on a journey through the world’s most enigmatic wildlife; from a film exploring how the mercurial Snow Leopard and Himalayan communities co-exist, to the diminishing Orangutan population of Orangutans in Borneo, to the impact of noise-pollution in our seas on the majestic humpback whale and many more.


Dan O’Neill and Isaac Rice said “Wilderland is a platform for the new era of independent wildlife filmmakers. It will inspire everyone to think more about the natural world in our daily lives. Wilderland’s ethos is that anyone can be a conservationist, and everyone has a part to play in the future of our planet.”


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