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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 • 13:30 - 14:30
The Human Face of Wildlife Filmmaking LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

More and more wildlife films put humans centre stage. What are the pros and cons?  Will it impact on how well the programme will sell?  How does it change what story a film can tell? And do presenters or contributors alongside animals make for a richer or poorer viewing experience for the audience?

Host
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Tim Martin

Executive Producer, BBC
Executive Producer Tim Martin enjoys finding innovative ways of telling stories about animals and their relationship with people. Recent credits include Tribes, Predators & Me, Gorilla Family & Me, Wild Japan, Wild Atlantic, The Big Fish, Harvest and Super Cute Animals. From 2004 to 2010 Tim was Series Editor of Natural World, commissioning and overseeing more than 100 films, and was also responsible for the NHU’s Lost Lands... Read More →

Participants
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Solange Attwood

SVP, Blue Ant International, Blue Ant Media
In her role as SVP, Blue Ant International, Solange Attwood oversees the strategic direction of Blue Ant Media’s global distribution arm, a leader in premium unscripted and 4K natural history content. | Attwood spearheads and oversees co-productions, pre-sales and worldwide sales activities. Under her leadership, Solange has positioned the division as a leader in the distribution of 4K unscripted nature and wildlife... Read More →
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Dr Mark Evans BVetMed MRCVS

Producer / Presenter, Jungle TV
Dr. Mark Evans is a vet and science explorer. | | Mark trained at the Royal Veterinary College and has worked in general practice - mostly with cats, dogs and horses. He is also a former Chief Veterinary Adviser to the RSPCA. | | Mark ended up working in the media by accident! Over many years he has presented and helped produced factual programmes and events for a range of broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five... Read More →
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Priya Singh

Commissioning Editor, Factual, ITV
As Commissioning Editor, Factual, ITV, Priya oversees a broad mix of programmes in peak from fact ent through to documentaries such as Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, Gino's Italian Escapes, Countrywise, The Secret Life of...brand and Love Your Garden. Series in the natural world genre specifically have included; The Story of Cats, The Secret Life of Dogs, Ray Mears Wild series and Animal Orphans. Prior to joining commissioning... Read More →
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Andrew Solomon

Head of Natural History and History, ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
Andrew Solomon has been head of natural history and history at ORF, editor of the prime time UNIVERSUM slot, since 2011. He was assistant film editor, researcher, assistant producer and producer at ITV companies and UK Indies including Brook Lapping. His European experience includes five years as executive producer of wildlife documentaries at Canal+'s coproduction arm, Docstar, and two as head of documentaries at Studio Hamburg. Since 2011 ORF... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 13:30 - 14:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX