A WILDLIFE film festival is heading on tour in March – with a stop at Northwich Memorial Court on the cards on Thursday, April 30.

Wilderland Wildlife Film Festival promises to share important and breathtaking stories from the natural world, selected from more than 100 entries from filmmakers across the globe.

Back for a second year, the showcase of groundbreaking short films will offer insight into some of the world’s most incredible wildlife – with new films to be announced in February.

The festival is the brainchild of zoologist filmmakers Dan O’Neill and Isaac Rice, and of the nine films featured in last year’s inaugural event many went on to win prestigious awards.

Judges for Wilderland Wildlife Film Festival 2019 included award-winning Planet Earth cameraman Doug Allan and Big Cat Diaries producer/director Louise Heren.

Subjects included exploring how the mercurial Snow Leopard and Himalayan communities co-exist, the diminishing Orangutan population of Orangutans in Borneo, the impact of noise-pollution in our seas on the majestic humpback whale and many more.

Dan O’Neill and Isaac Rice said: “Following the incredible response from the 2019 Wilderland tour, we are thrilled to bring a whole new set of awe-inspiring wildlife and conservation films to the UK in 2020.

“It’s a privilege to be able to showcase these films through the voices of the most talented independent filmmakers from across the world.”

Doug Allan, panel member and cameraman who has brought his own incredible stories to Memorial Court, said: "Anyone with a fascination for the natural world and conservation should make sure they book their ticket to Wilderland. It’s inspirational.”

Wilderland Wildlife Film Festival 2020 is again recruiting some of the most celebrated wildlife filmmakers to judge the new entries. Filmmakers can submit their films up until February, with the new judges being announced in due course.

Tickets are available at brioentertainment.org or 0333 666 3366