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.

 

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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