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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 • 15:15 - 16:15
'Nu' Chips on the Block LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

Natural history audiences are spoilt with a plethora of stunning blue-chip. Genre busters transcend the traditional natural history formats by reeling in new and more diverse audiences and stealing the best bits from the rest of the TV schedule. But are we sacrificing quality for the sake of ratings in the search for more populist content?

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Participants
avatar for Lucinda Axelsson

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 →
avatar for Martha Holmes

Martha Holmes

Head of Wildlife, Plimsoll Productions
Martha is a television executive with over 25 years in the industry. At Plimsoll Martha has developed and produced many series including Dogs: The Untold Story (DNI), Life at the Extreme with Davina McCall (ITV), The Story of Cats (ITV/PBS) and Deadly Instincts (Nat Geo Wild) among others. | | Previously Martha was a series producer with the BBC NHU. Her credits there included the multi-award winning Life, Manhunters, Nile as well as Blue... Read More →
avatar for Alice Keens-Soper

Alice Keens-Soper

Head of Specialist Factual, Oxford Scientific Films
Alice Keens-Soper is a BAFTA and EMMY award winning producer who is Head of Specialist Factual at Oxford Scientific Films. Alice specialises in popular natural history, and science, and produced the award winning series 'Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature' for BBC1, the ‘Secret Life of’ brand for ITV and the ratings hit series' ‘Animal Odd Couples’ and ‘Animals in Love’ both presented by Liz Bonnin. Most recently Alice has... 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 development team, working with the world’s leading independent producers, distributors, creative agencies and strategic broadcast partners to create the... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX