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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 • 13:30 - 14:30
Limited Capacity seats available

Conservation is back and it’s no longer a dirty word. A trend that began theatrically with The Cove, Blackfish and Virunga moved up a gear when Discovery gave a primetime slot to six-time Panda Award nominee Racing Extinction, and Netflix acquired the rights to The Ivory Game from Terra Mater and Vulcan Productions. What’s the secret formula to attract audiences beyond the converted, and is it working?

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Colin Butfield

Director of Public Engagement and Campaigns, WWF-UK
Prior to joining WWF-UK as head of campaigns, Colin was Director of the Wildscreen Trust and Head of Communications and Events at Raleigh International. He has worked on baseline biodiversity studies in Zambia, Chile and Borneo and has a Business and Economics degree and a Masters... Read More →

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Will Anderson

Creative Director, Keo Films
Will Anderson is the Creative Director at KEO FILMS. A multi-award winner (including 3 BAFTAS, 4 RTS Awards, a Grierson and 2 Prix Italias), he is now executive producing a number of series currently being shot all over the world. Notable credits include EXODUS (BBC 2), HUGH’S WAR... Read More →
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Walter Koehler

CEO, Terra Mater Factual Studios
A BBC colleague called Walter last year an ‘industry legend’. For Terra Mater Factual Studios he is the heart and the head – incomparably experienced, highly dedicated and round-the-clock on duty. For Walter a long dreamed adventure became true when after 30 years at... Read More →
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Charlie Parsons

Vice President, Development, National Geographic Channel
Charlie Parsons is Vice President of Development for the National Geographic Channel, responsible for developing new projects, discovering new talent and serving as one of the network’s main points of contact for the global production community. Since joining the Channel in 2010... Read More →

Tuesday October 11, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 BST
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA