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The Wildscreen Festival is the world’s leading international festival celebrating and advancing storytelling about the natural world. Held every two years, the Wildscreen Festival brings together the wildlife film, tv and photography community to transform the craft of natural world storytelling across platforms and across audiences. Through an unrivalled programme of events including workshops, masterclasses, screenings and sessions, it shares the inside track on emerging trends and is the most powerful platform for emerging talent to break into the industry.  It is also the home of the illustrious Wildscreen Panda Awards or ‘Green Oscars’ honouring the most remarkable achievement in the craft of natural world filmmaking and storytelling.

The Wildscreen Festival 2016 will take place 10-14 October 2016 in Bristol, UK. Further information is available at www.wildscreen.org and delegate tickets are on sale now from Eventbrite.

Please note that the programme is being updated daily as guest availability changes. Wildscreen reserves the right to make such updates to the programme and timings, and will endeavour to make those changes as quickly as possible.

The majority of events have a limited numbers of seats. Entrance is permitted on a first-come-first-served basis at the venue door. For particularly high-profile events, you may be asked to RSVP to secure your seat beforehand. Details will be sent to you in advance.

The programme include both industry events, which are included in the price of your day or week delegate pass, and public events that anyone is welcome to attend. 

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avatar for John Aitchison

John Aitchison

Otter Films
Cameraman/Producer
avatar for Doug Allan

Doug Allan

Director / Cameraman
avatar for Will Anderson

Will Anderson

Keo Films
Creative Director
avatar for Alaster Armitage-Brain

Alaster Armitage-Brain

Happy Finish
VR Producer & DOP
avatar for Solange Attwood

Solange Attwood

Blue Ant Media
SVP, Blue Ant International
avatar for Lucinda Axelsson

Lucinda Axelsson

BBC
Commissioning Executive, Natural History & Specialist Factual
avatar for Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall

Adventurer & TV presenter
avatar for Sam Barcroft

Sam Barcroft

Barcroft Media
Founder and CEO
avatar for Lynn Barlow

Lynn Barlow

University of the West of England
Director of Creative Media
avatar for Abbie Barnes

Abbie Barnes

Song Thrush Productions
Filmmaker and Presenter
avatar for Allison Bean

Allison Bean

OTF Productions Ltd
MD
avatar for Tom Beard

Tom Beard

Director
avatar for Brad Bestelink

Brad Bestelink

Natural History Film Unit (Botswana)
Producer, Director, Cinematographer
avatar for Emanuele Biggi

Emanuele Biggi

Conservation Photographer
avatar for Liz Bonnin

Liz Bonnin

Wild animal biologist & TV presenter
avatar for Sas Bonser

Sas Bonser

BBC
Talent Manager
avatar for Neil Brock

Neil Brock

Bristol Channel Diving Services Ltd
Diving support and underwater risk assessment advisor
avatar for Gordon Buchanan

Gordon Buchanan

Cameraman, presenter and public speaker
avatar for Steve Burns

Steve Burns

Curiosity Stream
Executive Vice President of Programming
avatar for Colin Butfield

Colin Butfield

WWF-UK
Director of Public Engagement and Campaigns
avatar for Jean Francois Camilleri

Jean Francois Camilleri

Disneynature
General Manager
avatar for Vanessa Case

Vanessa Case

Blue Ant Media
Executive Vice President of Content
avatar for Andie Clare

Andie Clare

Icon Films
Director of Production
avatar for Phil Coates

Phil Coates

Images of Adventure Ltd
Producer, Director, Cinematographer
avatar for Nick Cobbing

Nick Cobbing

Photographer & Filmmaker
avatar for Lucy Cooke

Lucy Cooke

Pink Tree Frog Productions
Zoologist, writer, TV presenter
avatar for Mike Cooper

Mike Cooper

Aardman Animations
Feature Development Executive
avatar for Geoff Daniels

Geoff Daniels

Nat Geo WILD
EVP & General Manager
avatar for Wendy Darke

Wendy Darke

True to Nature
CEO, Founder
avatar for Sophie Darlington

Sophie Darlington

Sophie Darlington Picture Company Ltd
Natural History Camerawoman
avatar for Jonathan Dimbleby

Jonathan Dimbleby

Veteran writer & broadcaster
avatar for Cristian Dimitrius

Cristian Dimitrius

Cristian Dimitrius Productions
Director of Photography
avatar for Jasper Doest

Jasper Doest

Photographer
avatar for Martin Dohrn

Martin Dohrn

Ammonite
Wildlife Filmmaker
avatar for Chris Domaille

Chris Domaille

Films at 59
Sound Mixer
avatar for Ronan Donovan

Ronan Donovan

Photographer & Filmmaker
avatar for Ben Duncan

Ben Duncan

Tigress Productions
Director
avatar for Amber Eames

Amber Eames

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)
Senior Content Creator
avatar for Henrik  Ekman

Henrik Ekman

SVT
Acquisitions Executive
avatar for Mark Flowers

Mark Flowers

BBC
Series Producer
avatar for Will Foxall

Will Foxall

Films at 59
Workflow Supervisor
avatar for Franz Fuchs

Franz Fuchs

ORF
Commissioning Editor, Executive Producer
avatar for Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Broadcast
Senior Reporter
avatar for Anthony Geffen

Anthony Geffen

Atlantic Productions
CEO & Executive Producer
avatar for Justin Gilligan

Justin Gilligan

Photographer & Journalist
avatar for William Goodchild

William Goodchild

William Goodchild Music
Composer
avatar for Peter Hamilton

Peter Hamilton

DocumentaryTelevision.com
Founder, Publisher, Editor
avatar for Sheena Harvey

Sheena Harvey

BBC Wildlife
Editor
avatar for Caroline Hawkins

Caroline Hawkins

Oxford Scientific Films
Creative Director
avatar for Julian Hector

Julian Hector

BBC
Head, Natural History Unit
avatar for Asgeir Helgestad

Asgeir Helgestad

Artic Light
Wildlife Film Photographer & Documentary Producer
avatar for David Herasimtschuk

David Herasimtschuk

Wildlife Photographer/Cinematographer
avatar for Gill Hind

Gill Hind

Enders Media
COO & Analyst
avatar for Richard Hinton

Richard Hinton

Films at 59
Foley Artist
avatar for Sam Hobson

Sam Hobson

Wildlife Photographer
avatar for Robert Hollingworth

Robert Hollingworth

Director of Photography
avatar for Martha Holmes

Martha Holmes

Plimsoll Productions
Head of Wildlife
avatar for James Honeyborne

James Honeyborne

BBC
Executive Producer
avatar for Doug Hope

Doug Hope

BBC
Head of Development - Natural History Unit
avatar for Ashley Hoppin

Ashley Hoppin

Nat Geo WILD
Executive Producer
avatar for Jonathan Howard

Jonathan Howard

BBC
Colourist
avatar for Jonnie Hughes

Jonnie Hughes

Silverback Films
Producer
avatar for Britta Jaschinski

Britta Jaschinski

Photographer
avatar for Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson

Copyrightimage
avatar for Charlotte Jones

Charlotte Jones

BBC Earth Productions
Executive Producer
avatar for Fred Kaufman

Fred Kaufman

WNET/Thirteen Productions
Executive Producer
avatar for Alice Keens-Soper

Alice Keens-Soper

Oxford Scientific Films
Head of Specialist Factual
avatar for Britta Kiesewetter

Britta Kiesewetter

Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm
Executive Producer
avatar for Andy King

Andy King

BBC
Head of Technology
avatar for Walter Koehler

Walter Koehler

Terra Mater Factual Studios
CEO
avatar for Richard Ladkani

Richard Ladkani

Malaika Pictures
Director and Cinematographer
avatar for Tim Laman

Tim Laman

Wildlife Photojournalist
avatar for Brian Leith

Brian Leith

Brian Leith Productions
Creative Director
avatar for Grant Mansfield

Grant Mansfield

Plimsoll Productions Ltd
Chief Executive and Founder
avatar for Matthew Maran

Matthew Maran

Wildlife Photographer
avatar for George Marshall

George Marshall

Climate Outreach
Founder
avatar for Harry Marshall

Harry Marshall

Icon Films
Joint Founder of Icon Films, Creative Director, Executive Producer
avatar for Laura Marshall

Laura Marshall

Icon Films
Managing Director
avatar for Tim Martin

Tim Martin

BBC
Executive Producer
avatar for Luke Massey

Luke Massey

Wildlife Photographer & Cameraman
avatar for Tom McDonald

Tom McDonald

BBC
Head of Commissioning, Natural History & Specialist Factual
avatar for Susan McElhinney

Susan McElhinney

Ranger Rick
Photo Editor
avatar for Julian Mitchell

Julian Mitchell

Bright Publishing
Editor, Definition Magazine
avatar for Kathy Moran

Kathy Moran

National Geographic
Senior Editor for natural history projects
avatar for Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan

Wildlife Media
Ecologist, Conservationist, Executive Producer, Executive Director
avatar for Sophie Morgan

Sophie Morgan

BBC
Senior Researcher
avatar for Dr Mark Evans BVetMed MRCVS

Dr Mark Evans BVetMed MRCVS

Jungle TV
Producer / Presenter
avatar for Lucie Muir

Lucie Muir

Wildscreen
CEO
avatar for John Murray

John Murray

Crossing the Line Productions
Producer and MD
avatar for Steve Nicholls

Steve Nicholls

Hooded Crow Pictures
Producer/Director
avatar for Satmohan Panesar

Satmohan Panesar

ITV
Commissioning Executive
avatar for Charlie Parsons

Charlie Parsons

National Geographic Channel
Vice President, Development
avatar for Hugh Pearson

Hugh Pearson

Silverback Films
Producer
avatar for Sarah Peat

Sarah Peat

Tigress Productions
Series Producer
avatar for Nigel Pope

Nigel Pope

Maramedia
Founder & Creative Director
avatar for Jack Randall

Jack Randall

Conservationist & Filmmaker
avatar for Tina Razdan

Tina Razdan

Tigress Productions
Production Manager
avatar for James Reed

James Reed

Underdog Films
Producer, Writer, Director
avatar for Audun Rikardsen

Audun Rikardsen

University of Tromsø
Professor in freshwater and marine biology
avatar for Mark Robertson

Mark Robertson

BBC
Mobile and Video Journalism Trainer
avatar for Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson

Leporine Ltd
Broadcaster and Songwriter
avatar for Coraline Roch

Coraline Roch

France 5
Commissioning Editor
avatar for Jörn Röver

Jörn Röver

NDR Naturfilm / Doclights
CEO Doclights / Head of NDR natural history unit
avatar for David Royle

David Royle

Smithsonian Channel
Executive Vice President, Programming & Production
avatar for Alice Ryan

Alice Ryan

BBC Worldwide
Brand Insight Manager
avatar for Dan Salerno

Dan Salerno

National Geographic Channels
VP Global Programming
avatar for Jo Sarsby

Jo Sarsby

Jo Sarsby Management
Talent Agent
avatar for Nitin Sawhney

Nitin Sawhney

Positiv LLP
Composer/Producer/Artist
avatar for Gaynor Scattergood

Gaynor Scattergood

BBC
Talent Manager
avatar for Keith Scholey

Keith Scholey

Silverback Films
Director
avatar for Deep Sehgal

Deep Sehgal

Avatar Productions
Executive Producer
avatar for Mark Sharman

Mark Sharman

Cinematographer
avatar for Mark Simpson

Mark Simpson

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)
National PR Manager
avatar for Priya Singh

Priya Singh

ITV
Commissioning Editor, Factual
avatar for Professor Joe Smith

Professor Joe Smith

The Open University
Professor of Environment and Society
avatar for Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
Head of Natural History and History
avatar for Richard Starzak

Richard Starzak

Aardman Animations
Writer/Director
avatar for Tomonori Take

Tomonori Take

Executive Producer
NHK Cosmomedia Europe
avatar for Amy Twomey

Amy Twomey

Tigress Productions
Production Manager
avatar for Janet Han Vissering

Janet Han Vissering

Nat Geo WILD
Senior Vice President of Development & Production
avatar for Graham Wallington

Graham Wallington

WildEarth
CEO
avatar for Adam White

Adam White

BBC
Series Producer
avatar for Lucy Willis

Lucy Willis

Channel 5
Commissioning Editor
avatar for Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson

Editor, Writer & Photographer
avatar for Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright

Photographer and Book-maker
avatar for Tony Wu

Tony Wu

Underwater Photographer
avatar for Kaitlin Yarnall

Kaitlin Yarnall

National Geographic Society
Deputy Director, Centers of Excellence in Photography, Mapping, and...