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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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Monday, October 10 • 11:30 - 13:30
Shaun the Sheep Movie. The Writing Bit. LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the flock for a unique baa-hind the scenes exploring the storytelling techniques used by one of the world’s leading animation studios – Aardman. Richard ‘Golly’ Starzak, the co-director and writer of the Shaun the Sheep Movie will take ewe on a journey, unearthing what it takes to mould an animated silent comedy involving sheep and hairdressers.

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Mike Cooper

Feature Development Executive, Aardman Animations
Mike has worked in the development of animated stories for twenty years, both for Aardman Animations and as a freelancer, primarily on feature length films but also on shorts and series. Working closely with writers and directors Mike has contributed to many productions including... Read More →

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Richard Starzak

Writer/Director, Aardman Animations
Richard Starzak was Aardman Animation's first employee. In a 30 year career with them he's directed Rex the Runt for the BBC and Creature Comforts for ITV. He devised the "Shaun the Sheep" series, writing and directing many of the episodes. And more recently he co-directed and co-wrote... Read More →

Monday October 10, 2016 11:30 - 13:30 BST
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA