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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 • 13:30 - 14:30
The Holy Grail of Filmmaking LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

Three films, three filmmakers, three examples of lasting impact. It’s what we all hope for, films that change hearts and minds and make the world a better place. Join us for the inside story from three crusading filmmakers.

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Wendy Darke

CEO, Founder, True to Nature
Until June 2016, Wendy was Head of the BBC Natural History Unit where she was responsible for delivering successes including BBC One Landmarks, Africa and Life Story, BAFTA award winning Big Blue Live, BBC Two Trilogies Wild Japan and New Zealand, and BBC One’s Attenborough's Giant Dinosaur. Following a 25 year career at the NHU, Wendy has recently launched TRUE TO NATURE, a Bristol based Independent Production Company specialising in... Read More →

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Allison Bean

MD, OTF Productions Ltd
Allison began her television career working for Survival Anglia Ltd., in 1998 She developed and produced science and natural history documentaries for Channel 4, ITV and TLC before moving to Granada TV, in Bristol (England). At Granada she has developed, produced and directed a wide range of documentaries for Discovery, TLC, National Geographic, Animal Planet and Channel Five. She has been at OTF Productions Ltd., since 2006 and is the Managing... Read More →
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Chris Morgan

Ecologist, Conservationist, Executive Producer, Executive Director, Wildlife Media
Ecologist, conservationist, author, filmmaker, TV host and “bear guy” Chris Morgan has spent over 20 years working as a wildlife researcher, guide, and educator around the globe, focusing on the interface between humans and wildlife. | | Chris was born and raised in England, receiving his master’s degree in Advanced Ecology before emigrating to Washington State in 1997. | | Morgan owns Insight Wildlife... Read More →
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Jack Randall

Conservationist & Filmmaker
Jack loves wildlife and is passionate about the conservation of endangered animals and habitats. After spending time as an apprentice to Steve Irwin at his Australia Zoo, he went on to study Zoology at the University of Oxford. Jack then embarked on an adventure with his cameraman friend to make a film to investigate the threat of a mining project on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in remote northern Queensland. Five years down the line the film... Read More →

Monday October 10, 2016 13:30 - 14:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX