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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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Tuesday, October 11 • 09:30 - 10:30
A Leap of Faith - The Making of Jago LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

Jago: A Life Underwater is up for no less than five Panda Awards. But it’s a film that very nearly didn’t get made at all. Director James Reed tells his story: how the idea was born and how a small crew of passionate filmmakers managed to pull off the seemingly impossible – a technically innovative production all funded off the back of IOU’s and credit cards, plus the support of a raft of individuals who just would not give up.

Host
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David Royle

Executive Vice President, Programming & Production, Smithsonian Channel
David Royle leads the editorial team that launched the Smithsonian Channel, overseeing commissioning, acquiring, producing and scheduling. Smithsonian Channel is now available by satellite, cable and telecom service, as well as on multiple digital and mobile platforms. In November, Smithsonian Networks launched a 4K subscription streaming service, Smithsonian Earth. | Royle was previously EVP of Production for National Geographic Television... Read More →

Participants
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William Goodchild

Composer, William Goodchild Music
William Goodchild is a professional composer and conductor. He composes music for film, television, concert performance and commercial installation. Specialising in wildlife and history documentary, he has scored well over 70 films including many that have won international awards. In 2016, for his score for BBC Natural World, Return of the Giant Killers – Africa’s Lion Kings, he was nominated for Best Composer at the Royal Television... Read More →
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James Reed

Producer, Writer, Director, Underdog Films
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Mark Sharman

Cinematographer
Mark is a dedicated cinematographer and cameraman known for his strong sequence building aesthetics in the fields of underwater and wildlife film-making.  | | On the basis of two weeks work experience with the BBC NHU, Mark moved to Bristol in 2004 and has remained ever since starting out as a researcher before forging a career in wildlife and underwater camerawork.  | | He's been lucky enough to hone his craft working with most of... Read More →



Tuesday October 11, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX