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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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Friday, October 14 • 09:00 - 17:30
Tech Show
Technology is key when it comes to making the best on screen wildlife content, so make sure you’ve got the Tech Show on your hit list during the Wildscreen Festival. Featuring the world’s biggest and most innovative brands, the tech show gives you a uniquely intimate opportunity to learn about cutting edge technology and see, touch and test the very latest kit.

ARRI is the world's leading manufacturer of motion picture equipment. The global ARRI Group covers equipment hire through ARRI Rental; studio lighting through the ARRI System Group; and post-production through ARRI Media. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI with 18 Scientific and Engineering Awards. They'll be displaying their AMIRA, ALEXA Mini and SkyPanel products as well as lenses and accessories.

Canon, a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging solutions for photographers and videographers, is delighted to be at Wildscreen demonstrating their ever growing range of EOS DSLR cameras and Cinema EOS video cameras. Canon's range of imaging products offer unparalleled creative options with amazing quality and exceptional performance. Be sure to visit the Canon stand to get hand's on with the EOS-1D X Mark II and the new EOS 5D Mark IV. Come and See.

CVP Group have been on the front line of the business more than 30 years, and use their unrivalled experience to really understand their customers’ needs, striving always to deliver a first class service – and the right solution, whether that’s a compact camera or a complete studio system, some training, a broadcast lens service - or even just some good advice. They'll demonstrate all the latest cameras and some accessories. Pay them a visit to learn how to kit up your cameras to be as efficient as possible on location.

Esprit Film and Television offer specialist location equipment solutions and services from manufacturers including RED, ARRI, Sony and others. They also offer specialist camera systems for aerial, mountain and hostile climates including specialist optics such as macro scopes and other customized lenses for 2D, 3D stereoscopic, 360 and - very soon - 3D 360 camera systems. Go visit them at the Tech Show to find out what specialist camera and workflow solutions they can design to help you create unique and must-watch content. 

Founded in 1990, Films at 59 has invested hugely in new equipment and training to make sure that the organisation remains at the forefront of new technology. They aim to make clients’ pre and post production path as smooth and enjoyable an experience as possible. By delivering personal, flexible and innovative solutions, they enable clients to achieve their ambitions.

Motion Impossible specialise in remote camera movement and stabilisation solutions, providing filming services utilising an extensive collection of specialised equipment and skilled operators. They'll showcase their latest and greatest tools for adding movement to film, including remote dolly and cable dolly systems, vehicle stabiliser, gimbals and stabilised heads.

Panasonic have been at the forefront of natural history production since the inception of the VariCam, which provided overcranking and undercranking within a digital camera for the first time and was a revolutionary feature for the way in which natural history was both captured and displayed to its audience. Panasonic are showcasing their range of high spec production cameras – the VariCam 35, the VariCam LT and the AG-DVX200.

The Rebikoff-Niggeler Foundation operates the technically unique manned submersible LULA1000 in the sea area of the Azores/Atlantic. Their submersible is an ideal tool for in-situ observation and for filmmakers to document deep-sea animal life. Visit them to find out more about the technical possibilities for high-quality filming of deep-sea fauna deep down in the Atlantic Ocean.

RED Digital Cinema is a leading manufacturer of professional digital cameras and accessories. In 2006, RED began a revolution with the RED ONE and continues to innovate with its newest line of digital stills and motion cameras including RED RAVEN, SCARLET-W and WEAPON. Built around a modular foundation that gives the flexibility of full customization for each shoot, these cameras combine superior image quality and massive dynamic range with compact design and cutting-edge performance.

Sony is ever expanding and improving the professional broadcast and A/V products and solutions enabling you to realise your vision without compromises. They will be exhibiting a wide range of products, including the latest leading camcorders such as the PXW-FS7 and PXW-FS5 and Alpha mount series. Pop along to talk to their experts and find out how you can get the most out of your Sony equipment.

VMI are attending Wildscreen for the first time this year. Established in 1979 in London and now in their 2nd year in Bristol, VMI specialise in supplying quality digital camcorder packages hire for Documentary, Natural History, Commercials, Drama, Promos and Corporate TV productions and support every HD and 4K camera format from DSLR to ARRI Alexa with everything in between. What stands them apart from other suppliers is their meticulous attention to detail, high level of presentation, generously accessorised packages and fanatical level of customer service. If you're visiting the Festival and are planning a future production, then come and see VMI who will make you very welcome.

Friday October 14, 2016 09:00 - 17:30 BST
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX