Calendar

Wild Film Festival Scotland will take place 24-26 March 2017 in Dumfries, Scotland. Please note that Wild Film Festival Scotland reserves the right to make  updates to the programme and timings as appropriate, and will endeavour to make those changes as quickly as possible.

You can book individual events or take advantage of one of our Feral Day Passes. Further information available here.

 

10:00 am
Some of the most impressive, and often startling, wildlife photography around. The awards celebrate amateur and professional photographers and the beauty and diversity of British wildlife. Winning images are chosen from thousands of entries in[...]
Gracefield Arts Centre
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am
10:00 am
Theatre Royal Cafe Our food partner Hullabaloo will be running a Wild Film Festival Café in the Theatre Royal for the duration of the Festival. Opening times are as follows Friday 24th March 12noon -4pm[...]
Hullaballo
12:00 pm
One of Britain’s very best camera clubs, DCC has some fantastically talented members who are regular winners of top national awards.  See wonderful images that capture the environment and wildlife of the River Nith which[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Exhibition Space
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
12:00 pm
After a brush with extinction, the Asiatic lion is reclaiming its lost lands. But can lions and people truly settle their differences and live together… without conflict?   Lions have come back from the brink[...]
Theatre Royal - Theatre
12:00 pm
An immersive audiovisual exploration of human links to upland ecosystems, The Same Hillside transports viewers to the remote but highly productive area between Moffat and Abington, where three of Scotland’s mightiest rivers, the Annan, Clyde and Tweed, begin. Using documentary[...]
Theatre Royal - Dance Studio
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
Meet charities, tourism companies and others who are working for the natural world, plus a range of Dumfries and Galloway craft makers. At out fayre you can buy books by some of our star speakers, videos of[...]
Theatre Royal - Foyer
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
Rohani is an 80-year-old sea nomad and this is his story. His tale is told entirely from his perspective, against the spectacular backdrop of the Togian Islands in the Coral Triangle, and recreates events that capture[...]
Theatre Royal - Theatre
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:00 pm
The making of Vivere the Wild Film Festival Scotland Homepage Video
Robert Burns Centre
2:00 pm
Luminous beings with their own internal light enchant us. Anyone who sees a firefly or glow-worm falls under their spell. The sea at night sparkles as millions of luminous plankton reveal the shapes of dolphins,[...]
Brigend
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
The Life Story team has captured rare and extreme behaviours, some never recorded before, using new technology to film behaviour in novel ways. These are truly compelling scenes: A barnacle goose chick’s death-defying leap 400 feet[...]
Theatre Royal - Theatre
2:00 pm
Gordon Buchanan joins a Waorani tribal family in Ecuador’s Amazon jungle as they search for giant anacondas. The tribe know this remote rainforest and its spectacular wildlife better than anyone else. They teach Gordon their[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Theatre
Mar 24 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
3:15 pm
The contests between predators and prey are the most dramatic events in nature. This film reveals the extraordinary range of techniques predators use to catch their prey. Astounding footage and compelling stories. Running Time: 58 mins[...]
Theatre Royal - Theatre
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
4:00 pm
Honey Hunters is a life story of bees and people.  For millions years bees have been laboriously building the natural environment of our planet. These days, they started to die by millions. In order to[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Theatre
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
Nature Watch is the ultimate guide to tracking and watching Wildlife in Britain and Europe. Written by broadcaster and naturalist Simon King OBE it’s a truly entertaining read and this is a chance to meet[...]
Theatre Royal - Foyer
Mar 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
4:30 pm
This incredibly beautiful film highlights the natural and cultural heritage of the Flow Country in the far north of Scotland, showcasing the importance of this area for people and wildlife, its crucial role in the[...]
Theatre Royal - Theatre
Mar 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
4:30 pm
Deep in the jungles of Peru a silky anteater is fighting to stay awake and a mother humming bird is struggling to raise her chick.  The seasonal downpours are about to begin and the rainforest’s[...]
Brigend
5:30 pm
Gordon takes you on a photographic journey all the way from his back garden, across Dumfries and Galloway to the west coast, then on up through Scotland to the Highlands.  We then take the huge[...]
Theatre Royal - Theatre
5:45 pm
An insight into why Caerlaverock is so special and the incredible journeys that many birds experience to get there.
Brigend
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
Moors, bogs and wetlands can be found all over in Europe. Everyone has at least heard about this habitat but most know little about it. Only 1% of the Middle European wetlands are still untouched.[...]
Brigend
7:00 pm
Dr David Borthwick reveals the hidden history and folklore surrounding the humble Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis).  A lecturer in Environmental Literature at the University of Glasgow’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies in Dumfries, he will talk about a[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Theatre
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
Known to millions from Big Cat Diary and other BBC programmes, Simon King OBE can talk to the animals. He’ll be teaching the audience how to attract a vixen, get in a rut with a red[...]
Theatre Royal - Theatre
8:00 pm
You have all seen thermal cameras being used on the BBC’s Winterwatch, Springwatch and Autumnwatch programmes.  Now you have the chance to have a similar experience for yourself.  Keith Kirk’s talk will give you an[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Theatre
10:00 am
Some of the most impressive, and often startling, wildlife photography around. The awards celebrate amateur and professional photographers and the beauty and diversity of British wildlife. Winning images are chosen from thousands of entries in[...]
Gracefield Arts Centre
10:00 am
One of Britain’s very best camera clubs, DCC has some fantastically talented members who are regular winners of top national awards.  See wonderful images that capture the environment and wildlife of the River Nith which[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Exhibition Space
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am
10:00 am
Theatre Royal Cafe Our food partner Hullabaloo will be running a Wild Film Festival Café in the Theatre Royal for the duration of the Festival. Opening times are as follows Friday 24th March 12noon -4pm[...]
Hullaballo
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
An epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Theatre
10:00 am
An immersive audiovisual exploration of human links to upland ecosystems, The Same Hillside transports viewers to the remote but highly productive area between Moffat and Abington, where three of Scotland’s mightiest rivers, the Annan, Clyde and Tweed, begin. Using documentary[...]
Theatre Royal - Dance Studio
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am
Meet charities, tourism companies and others who are working for the natural world, plus a range of Dumfries and Galloway craft makers. At out fayre you can buy books by some of our star speakers, videos of[...]
Theatre Royal - Foyer
Mar 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
Scotland’s Hebrides are Europe’s final frontier against the wild and unpredictable Atlantic Ocean. This landmark wildlife film – narrated by Ewan McGregor and made by Maramedia with Otter Films – introduces an unforgettable wild animal cast struggling[...]
Theatre Royal - Theatre
11:00 am
In October 1912 Jack Gordon, ornithologist, entomologist, field-sportsman and world-renowned egg collector appealed for people to come forward with final contributions for his soon-to-be-published book Birds of Wigtownshire. However his enterprise, begun more than 120 years[...]
Brigend
12:30 pm
From traditional landscapes, through expressionist abstracts to Zero Footprint, a five-year project taking photos from one precise point, Leeming + Paterson’s collaborative journey has roamed from their native Galloway to the northern wilds of Iceland,[...]
Theatre Royal - Theatre
12:30 pm
Scottish filmmaker Lisa Marley’s short documentary Red Sky on the Black Isle reveals how, in 2014, 22 birds of prey were found dead on the Black Isle: the biggest wildlife crime in the United Kingdom to date.[...]
Brigend
Mar 25 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
12:45 pm
After a brush with extinction, the Asiatic Lion is reclaiming its lost lands. But can lions and people truly settle their differences and live together… without conflict?   Lions have come back from the brink[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Theatre
2:00 pm
Flowing through the heart of Dumfries and past the Robert Burns Centre, the River Nith is the subject of a talk and guided walk by Edmund Fellowes from Dumfries Camera Club. The 30 minute presentation,[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Auditorium
2:00 pm
Nigel Pope is one of the UK’s leading natural history producers. Over the years he’s been responsible for shows as diverse as Big Cat Diary, Springwatch and the Really Wild Show. But in the last[...]
Theatre Royal - Theatre
2:00 pm
Dark sky ranger Jesse Beaman runs stargazing and astrophotography tours with Helen Cockburn through their business Stargazing Scotland. They have an intimate knowledge of the night skies and landscapes of Dumfries and Galloway, and its glorious Dark Sky[...]
Brigend
Mar 25 @ 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
2:45 pm
A journey from the hills to the coast looking at the wonderful and varied birds to be found in the deep south-west of Scotland through the year with Andrew Bielinski , Area Reserves Manager for[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Theatre
Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
3:00 pm
In a remote corner of the world a living relic from a prehistoric age still exists. A magnificent creature that once roamed northern plains alongside mammoths and sabertooth cats, enduring where others vanished. This film[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Theatre
3:15 pm
Join Sullivan, a young man in love with nature and adventure, as he explores the landscapes, wildlife and folklore of a country that seems to be sleeping. Directed by wildlife cameraman Andrew O’Donnell, the film[...]
Brigend
4:00 pm
Fraser is a Glasgow based composer who has written music for several natural history documentaries including the multi award winning film, “Attenborough’s Life That Glows”. He has a strong passion for nature and natural history[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Theatre
4:00 pm
Wildlife photographer and filmmaker Keith Kirk was born and raised in Galloway and following a career of over 35 years as a local countryside ranger he is now in semi-retirement and hoping to spend more[...]
Theatre Royal - Theatre
5:00 pm
Red Sky on the Black Isle (12 mins) Turn the Tide (10 mins) Dipper from the Water of Leith (15 mins) – with Q & As Image Credit: Krzysztof Kubik
Brigend
5:30 pm
Bioluminescence is far more common on Earth than most people realize. To catalogue and describe the number of species that ‘bioluminesce’ would be akin to describing all the species that walk or swim. Trying to[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Theatre
Mar 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
5:30 pm
On the western edge of Scotland lies an epic wilderness. Seven hundred square miles of rugged mountains, hidden valleys and churning rivers. Here in this remote and brutal land, more than 1000 species of animals[...]
Theatre Royal - Theatre
6:40 pm
Ahead of an open Q&A session intended to encourage members of the public to debate issues raised by the work, John will talk about his collaboration with leading climate scientist Professor Pete Smith, who will[...]
The Studio, Theatre Royal, Dumfires
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Highlands is the second landmark blue chip natural history series from Glasgow-based production company Maramedia. Three years in the making, a small team filmed for more than 300 days to create the most vivid and[...]
Brigend
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
In this groundbreaking documentary director Louie Psihoyos and the group behind the Academy Award-winning film The Cove, assemble a team of artists and activists on a new undercover operation to expose the hidden world of[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Theatre
7:30 pm
Springwatch presenter and documentary maker Iolo Williams needs little introduction. He is a familiar and much-loved face from television where he has appeared in some of the most popular wildlife programmes of recent years. This[...]
Theatre Royal - Theatre
8:15 pm
Nearly 60 years after his first visit to the Great Barrier Reef, David Attenborough returns to his favourite place in the natural world aboard the Alucia, a research vessel equipped with latest technology. At nearly 90[...]
Brigend
9:00 pm
Beluga Lagoon will be playing songs which they composed for the original soundtrack of the film Sullivan’s Winter. There is a screening of Sullivan’s Winter  at The Brigend Theatre on Sat 25th March at 3.15pm.[...]
Theatre Royal - Auditorium
10:00 am
Wonderful images of the River Nith its environment, birds and mammals taken by some of the fantastically talented members of Dumfries Camera Club. This free exhibition is a chance to see work produced by award-winning[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Exhibition Space
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am
Theatre Royal Cafe Our food partner Hullabaloo will be running a Wild Film Festival Café in the Theatre Royal for the duration of the Festival. Opening times are as follows Friday 24th March 12noon -4pm[...]
Hullaballo
10:00 am
Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in Monkey Kingdom, Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Theatre
10:00 am
An immersive audiovisual exploration of human links to upland ecosystems, The Same Hillside transports viewers to the remote but highly productive area between Moffat and Abington, where three of Scotland’s mightiest rivers, the Annan, Clyde and Tweed, begin. Using documentary[...]
Theatre Royal - Dance Studio
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am
Meet charities, tourism companies and others who are working for the natural world, plus a range of Dumfries and Galloway craft makers. At out fayre you can buy books by some of our star speakers, videos of[...]
Theatre Royal - Foyer
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 am
Deep in the jungles of Peru, a silky anteater is fighting to stay awake and a mother humming bird is struggling to raise her chick. The seasonal downpours are about to begin and the rainforest’s[...]
Theatre Royal - Theatre
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
11:00 am
A chance for young film makers to get feedback on their work from one of our headline speakers. More information coming shortly. Watch this space.
Brigend
11:30 am
Flowing through the heart of Dumfries and past the Robert Burns Centre, the River Nith is the subject of a talk and guided walk by Edmund Fellowes from Dumfries Camera Club. A 30 minute presentation[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Auditorium
12:00 pm
Some of the most impressive, and often startling, wildlife photography around. The awards celebrate amateur and professional photographers and the beauty and diversity of British wildlife. Winning images are chosen from thousands of entries in[...]
Gracefield Arts Centre
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
On the western edge of Scotland lies an epic wilderness. Seven hundred square miles of rugged mountains, hidden valleys and churning rivers. Here in this remote and brutal land, more than 1000 species of animals[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Theatre
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
Rewilding is rising high on the agenda for environmentalists – a way to start undoing some of the damaging changes wrought by mankind. David is among those who is leading the way. He cares passionately about rural[...]
Theatre Royal - Theatre
12:15 pm
Nearly 60 years after his first visit to the Great Barrier Reef, David Attenborough returns to his favourite place in the natural world aboard the Alucia, a research vessel equipped with latest technology. At nearly 90[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Theatre
Mar 26 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
1:15 pm
Earth: A New Wild uses advanced filming techniques to provide visuals as stunning as the best natural history programmes.  Distinguishing itself from nearly all other nature films it turns the cameras around, showing the world as it[...]
Brigend
Mar 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
1:30 pm
Yasuni Man is a documentary feature about the Yasuni Biosphere of Amazonian Ecuador, the world’s most biodiverse forest, and the Waorani, an indigenous Amazonian tribe plagued by exploitation, deception and murder. It’s a real-life Avatar[...]
Robert Burns Centre - Theatre
Mar 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
1:30 pm
Amy and Fergus are two young people who are currently making a career in the world of wild life film making. Amy is a film researcher at True to Nature whilst Fergus has previously won[...]
Gracefield Arts Centre
Mar 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
2:30 pm
Honey Hunters is a life story of bees and people.  For millions years bees have been laboriously building the natural environment of our planet. These days, they started to die by millions. In order to[...]
Brigend
2:30 pm
Learn about a truly epic journey. Sacha Dench, known as “The human swan”, recently flew a motorised paraglider 4,500 miles from the Arctic to the UK with migrating Bewick’s swans. Her mission was to discover[...]
Theatre Royal - Theatre