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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 • 11:15 - 12:15
On the Couch: Walter Koehler LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

It’s not for nothing that Walter Koehler is known as an ‘industry legend’. A veteran of over 30 years’ experience at Austria’s public broadcaster ORF, Walter’s been the recipient of numerous awards, including an Emmy, several Pandas at Wildscreen, and Teton awards at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. He’s the man behind Terra Mater Factual Studios - a subsidiary of Red Bull, and with the recent release of The Ivory Game the company has found itself launched onto the international theatrical feature stage. Join producer/director Steve Nicholls to discover more about Walter’s plans for Terra Mater Factual Studios and get to know more about the man behind the ‘industry legend’ label.

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Steve Nicholls

Producer/Director, Hooded Crow Pictures
Steve has been making wildlife and science films for 30 years. He spent 10 years in the BBC's Natural History Unit before setting up his own company. He has produced films for all the major broadcasters and won many awards, including an Emmy and several Teton awards from Jackson Hole... Read More →

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Walter Koehler

CEO, Terra Mater Factual Studios
A BBC colleague called Walter last year an ‘industry legend’. For Terra Mater Factual Studios he is the heart and the head – incomparably experienced, highly dedicated and round-the-clock on duty. For Walter a long dreamed adventure became true when after 30 years at... Read More →

Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15 - 12:15 BST
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA