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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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Monday, October 10 • 09:30 - 10:30
Nothing Compares to EU LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

Brexit has divided the UK. But what will be the impact on the industry?  For years the EU has served up millions in funding and has been the foundation of many award-winning productions. Join us for a spot of crystal ball gazing as we discuss how the industry might fare in this brave new world – and whether we should all be thinking of moving to Austria!

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Nigel Pope

Founder & Creative Director, Maramedia
Nigel Pope is Scotland’s foremost Natural History Producer with a track record encompassing formats like Big Cat Diary and Springwatch through to high rating and critically successful Blue Chip series like BBC2’s recent Highlands – Scotland’s Wild Heart and the PANDA winning... Read More →

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Henrik Ekman

Acquisitions Executive, SVT
Henrik Ekman is SVT´s buyer of science and wildlife documentaries, with a background as film producer and journalist. He is also a writer and wildlife photographer.
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Franz Fuchs

Commissioning Editor, Executive Producer, ORF
Franz Fuchs was researcher, editor and managing editor for ORF’s documentaries, news and magazine programs. Developing new programs and directing documentaries for some years, he is now commissioning editor and senior producer for “Universum” (the ORF’s Natural History & History... Read More →
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John Murray

Producer and MD, Crossing the Line Productions
John Murray is a cameraman/producer who runs Crossing the Line Films, an Irish Indie that foucses on producing authored wildlife and science films for many of the world's leading broadcasters. In the last five years their films have garnered five Emmy nominations, three Wildscreen... Read More →
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Coraline Roch

Commissioning Editor, France 5
Coraline Roch is Commissioning Editor for Acquisitions and International Co-productions at France 5, a channel of the France Televisions group. In recent years she has developed several projects with major partners such as ZDFE, ORF, PBS, NHNZ, and with independent producers... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 09:30 - 10:30 BST
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX