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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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Thursday, October 13 • 15:15 - 16:15
Friends with Benefits - Building the Perfect Co-Production Partnership LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

For the filmmaker of the future the smart money will be on partnerships. Co-production partnerships bring much needed financial benefits plus extra eyeballs on your film. But they also bring cultural, editorial and logistical challenges. Explore the pros and the pitfalls of working in partnership with industry leaders from across the globe.

Host
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Wendy Darke

CEO, Founder, True to Nature
Until June 2016, Wendy was Head of the BBC Natural History Unit where she was responsible for delivering successes including BBC One Landmarks, Africa and Life Story, BAFTA award winning Big Blue Live, BBC Two Trilogies Wild Japan and New Zealand, and BBC One’s Attenborough's Giant Dinosaur. Following a 25 year career at the NHU, Wendy has recently launched TRUE TO NATURE, a Bristol based Independent Production Company specialising in... Read More →

Participants
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Mark Flowers

Series Producer, BBC
Having started his career as researcher on David Attenborough's Private Life plants in 1991, Mark has developed a reputation as a creative storyteller and programme -maker who has worked across a wide range of television genres from "Deadly 60 Top Tens" to "Gardeners World", "Human Planet" to the "The Natural World", "Chelsea Flower Show" and "Around the World in 80 Gardens". More recently he has worked as Series Producer of... Read More →
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James Honeyborne

Executive Producer, BBC
James Honeyborne is Executive Producer at the BBC Natural History Unit. He’s currently making the BBC1 mega-landmark series ‘OCEAN’ and recently over-saw production of BAFTA-winning series, ‘Big Blue Live’. Other recent series include: ‘Wild New Zealand’, ‘Wild Patagonia’ and ‘Wild Japan’ . Currently in production: ‘Mountains – Kingdoms in the Sky’ and... Read More →
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Britta Kiesewetter

Executive Producer, Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm
Britta is Executive Producer and Deputy Head at German production company Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm. NDR Naturfilm regularly co-produces series with the BBC's Natural History Unit, National Geographic and other leading European and German broadcasters. Britta just completed working with the NHU on the threepart mini series 'Wild New Zealand'. In her 20 years at the company, Britta has produced more than 200 one-hour films for... Read More →
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Tomonori Take

NHK Cosmomedia Europe, Executive Producer
Tomonori Take joined NHK as a program director/producer. He has been producing numerous slots of natural history productions such as Wildlife, Nature Wonderland, Inspiring Landscapes - Nature of Japan. During his career, he has strived to capture the dynamic lives of the wild on camera. As an Executive Producer he was involved in Wild Japan, co-production with the BBC. From August 2015, he is Executive Producer at NHK Cosmomedia... Read More →
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Adam White

Series Producer, BBC
Adam White is a BAFTA winning series producer at the BBC Natural History Unit. He has been making wildlife films for over 20 years and has tracked animals and plants right across the globe. His work spans a huge variety of formats and outputs from children’s wildlife shows like The Really Wild Show, to major landmark series: Life of Birds; Life In Cold Blood, and with many presenters and scientists including Chris Packham; Steve Backshall... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA