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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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Friday, October 14 • 11:15 - 12:15
DOUBLE BILL: David Herasimtschuk | Ronan Donovan LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

PART I: IMMERSIVE REVELATIONS
David Herasimtschuk - Freshwater exposures that change hearts and minds
Fresh ways to tell river stories that reveal wonders under the surface and win support for precious freshwater places.

PART II: WILD SOCIAL SCIENCE
Ronan Donovan - Photography as a tool for discovery
Using stills to study chimpanzee canopy life led to spying on bears’ bathing routines and then wolf hunts in midwinter.

Images Left (c) David Herasimtschuk  Right (c) Ronan Donovan

Participants
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Ronan Donovan

Photographer & Filmmaker
Born at home into the house his father built in rural Vermont, Ronan Donovan has spent his adult years immersed in the natural world. A biologist turned photographer and film-maker, he spent 2011 in the canopy studying wild chimpanzees in Uganda, through Harvard University. The experience inspired his desire to use visual storytelling as a way to reach a greater audience. Ronan's photographic journeys include weeks filming puffins on a remote... Read More →
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David Herasimtschuk

Wildlife Photographer/Cinematographer
Growing up beside a river, in Colorado, USA, David Herasimtschuk perfected the art of toad-catching and river-swimming at an early age. Days on the river consisted of rafting, swimming and searching for amphibians, snakes and fish. Fortunately, life has changed very little. The main difference now is his camera. Over the years, his love of rivers has turned into a passion to help conserve them and the animals that live in them. Trained as a... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 11:15 - 12:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX