Wildscreen

Empowering the next generation of natural world storytellers

Wildscreen strives to amplify authentic voices and support the film makers of the future by providing a platform and support for natural world storytelling that raises awareness of the chief issues facing ecosystems, endangered species and communities across the globe.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2021 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2021

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (299450)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£5,094

Donations

29

Championed by Green Match Fund

    Category

  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • OtherOther

Location

United Kingdom

  • It is such an honor to be supported by Wildscreen! We are so grateful to the people of Pellel Koura, Kata, Bossou, and Hafia for their stories, helping us to understand the interconnected relationship between the people and chimpanzees of Guinea. We look forward to sharing this fund with them.

    — Rebecca Kormos, Director

  • Never has communicating the threats facing our natural world and the bold solutions required to protect and restore it been so vital. Wildscreen, with its convening power is uniquely placed to support and challenge those who can tell the stories the world needs to hear and see.

    — Sir David Attenborough

  • Wildscreen doing an outstanding job of bringing the natural world and important environmental issues to our homes during the pandemic.

    — Wildscreen Festival Delegate

  • The “Through the Door” session is the kind of event I wish I had known about when I was younger and a student. I had no idea about the media world let alone Wildscreen, so understanding the skills needed would have been an amazing message to hear through a talk like this

    — Chloe Mnatzaganian

Situation

Providing a voice for nature has never been more imperative. The future of wholly inclusive environmental action is dependent on stories being told by a diverse range of authentic voices. A lack of ethnic and socio-economic diversity remains a key issue within the Natural History industry with barriers to entry exacerbated by COVID. It is essential that emerging talent are supported, nurtured and provided with resources to ensure they become the next generation of natural world storytellers.

Solution

To increase industry accessibility Wildscreen plans to thoroughly support emerging talent. This will be developed through listening to and empowering future industry leaders. We will produce both affordable and free masterclasses, training and mentorship programmes. We are also developing our Wildscreen Network Emerging Talent membership to provide access to exclusive content and networking opportunities. These accessible resources will help build skills and assist with portfolio-building.