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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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Thursday, October 13 • 11:15 - 12:15
On the Couch: Janet Han Vissering LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

Janet Han Vissering, Senior Vice President of Development and Production for Nat Geo Wild, is responsible for over 150 hours of programming each year that broadcasts in 166 countries, 330 million homes and 34 languages worldwide. Join us for an hour in her company, uncovering her likes and dislikes, what she’s passionate about and what really makes her tick in an attempt to get under the skin of both a persona, and a channel.

On The Couch: Going deeper than the conventional commissioner panel session, this interview uncovers the personality behind the commissioner label, giving us a uniquely personal take on the psyche of a channel.

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Laura Marshall

Managing Director, Icon Films
As Managing Director of Icon Films, she is responsible for the strategic direction, personnel development, and drives marketing the company. Laura also Executive Produces much of Icon’s output. Laura is a prominent member of the Bristol production community and Chaired the first... Read More →

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Janet Han Vissering

Senior Vice President of Development & Production, Nat Geo WILD
As Senior Vice President of Development & Production for Nat Geo WILD, Janet Han Vissering is responsible for over 150 hours of programming commissioned each year for broadcast in 166 countries, 330 million homes and 34 languages worldwide. In her role, Vissering manages WILD’s... Read More →

Thursday October 13, 2016 11:15 - 12:15 BST
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA