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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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Wednesday, October 12 • 11:00 - 12:00
Flight of the Swans LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

Join ‘swan woman’ Sacha Dench in the field via live link on her groundbreaking paramotor flight following the migration of endangered Bewick’s swans. Supported by filmmakers shooting on RED professional cameras, she’s producing incredible content on the fly and grabbing the attention of the people who cross paths with the swans each year. Could this be the key to reversing the swans’ fortunes?

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Amber Eames

Senior Content Creator, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)
Amber moved to work in-house for WWT from a career in natural history at the BBC and independents. She’s helped to take WWT's into new territory, as one of the technical and creative brains behind Flight of the Swans: a multi-media, hi def adventure across 11 countries, engaging... Read More →
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Mark Simpson

National PR Manager, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)
Mark is responsible for communicating WWT's conservation work around the world. This year, WWT's Flight of the Swans project has pushed him and his colleagues into new territory as they set off on a multi-media, hi def adventure across 11 countries, engaging people from all walks... Read More →

Wednesday October 12, 2016 11:00 - 12:00 BST
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX