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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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Tuesday, October 11 • 14:45 - 16:45
Shooting Beneath the Surface LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

Preparation is everything when it comes to underwater filming. In this masterclass, our pod of producers, camera people, safety gurus, and logistics experts will cover everything you need to know in order to dive in and complete a successful and safe underwater shoot.

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Doug Allan

Director / Cameraman
Doug Allan is one of the world’s best known and respected topside and underwater cameramen. He specialises in natural history, expedition and science documentaries in some of the wildest and most remote places on our planet. He’s particularly experienced in the polar zones north... Read More →

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Neil Brock

Diving support and underwater risk assessment advisor, Bristol Channel Diving Services Ltd
Neil has spent his entire working life underwater, and now spends his time working with media production companies and presenters in a range of underwater environments from Natural History to Commercials, and TV Drama, he is currently advising the BBC NHU “Oceans” team... Read More →
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Sophie Morgan

Senior Researcher, BBC
I have been working as a senior researcher on BBC Ocean (Blue Planet II) for the past two years, a series that is at the forefront of cutting edge underwater filming technology and ocean science. This has involved mammoth research and field efforts to reveal brand new behaviour and... Read More →
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Hugh Pearson

Producer, Silverback Films
Hugh produces world-class films about the natural world and his particular specialty is filming wildlife in the oceans. For 18 years Hugh worked at the BBC on BAFTA and Emmy award winning programmes such as Africa, The Blue Planet and Nature’s Great Events. Now at Silverback Films... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 14:45 - 16:45 BST
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA