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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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Wednesday, October 12 • 09:30 - 10:30
100 Years of the Little Blue Marble Show LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

How well has the natural history genre done its job over the past 60 years in portraying environmental issues? Join Jonathan Dimbleby and the BBC/Open University’s Earth in Vision project as they try to answer some big questions: does blue-chip work?  Is TV the best place to talk about environmental issues?  And what stories need to be told and how over the next 40 years?


Host
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Jonathan Dimbleby

Veteran writer & broadcaster
Jonathan Dimbleby is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s flagship programme of topical debate Any Questions? and its twin phone-in programme Any Answers? He has presented ITV’s flagship weekly political programme, Jonathan Dimbleby until the show ended on May 7th 2006. He is also ITV’s anchorman on every General Election night since 1997. Starting his career as a reporter for Radio Bristol, he moved on to Radio 4... Read More →

Participants
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Lucinda Axelsson

Commissioning Executive, Natural History & Specialist Factual, BBC
Lucinda is a Commissioning Executive working on Specialist Factual content for the BBC which includes Science and Natural History. Recent ratings winning commissions include New Zealand: Earths Mythical Islands, Snow Chick, Tribes Predators and me, Cats v Dogs, Tigers About the House and Japan: Earths Enchanted Islands. Having previously worked as a programme maker in the BBC’s natural history unit, she’s been working in Natural history for... Read More →
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Abbie Barnes

Filmmaker and Presenter, Song Thrush Productions
Abbie is a 20-year-old semi-professional filmmaker and presenter, specialising in promotional shorts, and wildlife conservation and expedition-style films. | ​ | Her core goal is to encourage her audience to “Spend More Time in The WILD” in the hope that they will enjoy unforgettable experiences that enhance their appreciation of their natural surroundings, and thus their desire to protect it for generations to come. She seeks... Read More →
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Steve Burns

Executive Vice President of Programming, Curiosity Stream
Currently, Steve Burns is Executive Vice President of Programming for CuriosityStream. His career spans more than 25 years from National Geographic producer to senior executive positions at Discovery Networks, returning to National Geographic as Executive Vice President of Global Content. | Prior to joining NGC, Burns served as Executive Vice President at Discovery Networks, responsible for 2,000 hours of programming per year . From 2003 to... Read More →
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Professor Joe Smith

Professor of Environment and Society, The Open University
Joe Smith is Professor of Environment and Society in The Open University’s Geography Department. He writes mostly about environmental history, policy and politics. Joe has designed and facilitated numerous seminars for environment specialists and senior media decision-makers since the mid 1990s, and advised on over 30 hours of BBC broadcasting. Joe leads two AHRC funded projects: 'Earth in Vision' (50 years of environment in broadcasting... Read More →


Wednesday October 12, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX