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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, September 21
 

19:30

DOUBLE BILL: Racing Extinction | In Between
Wild up your Wednesday evening and head to the Big Screen Bristol on At-Bristol’s Millennium Square for a thought-provoking conservation double bill.

In groundbreaking documentary "Racing Extinction", director Louie Psihoyos and the group behind the Academy Award®-winning film “The Cove”, assemble a team of artists and activists on a new undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, the documentary reveals stunning, never before seen images that truly change the way we see the world.
A production by Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea and Discovery Channel present an Oceanic Preservation Society film. In association with Vulcan Productions, the Li Ka Shing Foundation, Earth Day Texas, JP's Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, Diamond Docs, and Insurgent.
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Creative Innovation Award, Impact Award, People and Nature Award and Popular Broadcast Award

The screening will be preceded by the showing of "In Between", a hauntingly beautiful and poetic short film about a remote corner of the world where a living relic from a prehistoric age still exists. A magnificent creature that once roamed northern plains alongside mammoths and sabertooth cats, enduring where others vanished.
A production by Rolf Steinmann
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Cinematography Award and Short Award

As this screening is outdoors we recommend that visitors wear warm clothing and bring something to sit on as seating at the venue is limited. Stonebaked pizzas will be available at the event, supplied by Stone Baked, which will be open from 7PM.

Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.


Wednesday September 21, 2016 19:30 - 21:30
Big Screen Bristol, At Bristol, Millennium Square Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5DB
Thursday, September 22
 

00:00

Wild Walls - a street art project from Louis Masai and Wildscreen
Bristol-based conservation charity Wildscreen is working with world-renowned street artist Louis Masai to create two murals, one in BS1 and the other in BS5, to raise awareness of two lesser-known endangered animals, pangolins and sea turtles.

Louis’ artwork is featured on walls around the world and his popular patchwork style will be a key element of these two new Bristol-based pieces. The pangolin piece will raise awareness for the world’s only scaly mammal and the world’s most trafficked animal. The sea turtle will raise awareness about the issue of marine plastics and their impacts on our oceans.

The murals are being created to mark the launch of Bristol’s Wildscreen Festival 2016, the world’s biggest festival of wildlife film and imagery. It will also create an eye-catching legacy of the 2016 Festival by uniting two areas in which Bristol is world famous – street art and natural world TV and film.


Image by Nelly Balzas 


Friday September 23, 2016 00:00 - Monday September 26, 2016 00:00
Stapleton Road 228 Stapleton Road, Easton, BS5 0NX
 
Wednesday, September 28
 

19:30

DOUBLE BILL: Unbranded | Hairy Nose
Take a trip to the American West and wild up your Wednesday.
Four young cowboys hatch an outrageous plot to adopt, train, and ride a string of wild mustangs 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the wildest terrain of the American West. The trip becomes an epic journey of self-discovery, tested friendships, and iconic landscapes that include runaway horses, a sassy donkey, perilous mountain passes, rodeos, sickness, injury, and death. "Unbranded" is a soaring tale of danger and resilience, an emotionally charged odyssey that shines a bright light on the complex plight of the USA's wild horses.

A production by Fin & Fur Films LLC, Implement Productions & Cedar Creek Media LLC

Wildscreen Panda Award nomination: Theatrical Award

The screening will be preceded by the showing of "Hairy Nose", a two minute anti-pollution PSA from WildAid that imagines a world where toxic air pollution has become an accepted part of life in urban China and the resulting evolution of nostril hair.
A production by WildAid, McCann Shanghai, Gwantsi

Wildscreen Panda Award nomination: Campaign Award

As this screening is outdoors we recommend that visitors wear warm clothing and bring something to sit on as seating at the venue is limited. Stonebaked pizzas will be available at the event, supplied by Stone Baked, which will be open from 7PM.

Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.


Wednesday September 28, 2016 19:30 - 21:30
Big Screen Bristol, At Bristol, Millennium Square Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5DB
 
Wednesday, October 5
 

19:30

David Attenborough double bill: David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef | David Attenborough's Light on Earth
Dive beneath the surface with David Attenborough, as he returns to his ‘most magical place on earth’, the Great Barrier Reef. Nearly sixty years after his first visit to this beautiful natural wonder, David embarks on a journey which allows him to understand the Reef as never before using a variety of innovative technology. However, the Reef is now seriously under threat having lost almost half its coral since his first visit and David is determined to discover how it can be saved.
Next, David goes on a quest to reveal the secrets of bioluminescence in the magical “David Attenborough’s Light on Earth”. Luminous beings, creatures with their own internal light, will enchant and astonish you. The sea at night sparkles, as millions of luminous plankton reveal the shapes of dolphins, fish and whales in a truly spectacular and magical light show. In the unknown universe of the dark deep sea where the only illumination is living light, weird and wonderful creatures hunt, mate and even hide using light.
David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef is a production by Atlantic Productions.
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Presenter Award, Science Award and Technical Innovation Award.
David Attenborough’s Light on Earth is a production by Terra Mater Factual Studios/Ammonite Films production in co-production with CuriosityStream in association with BBC, UKTV and ABC Australia.
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Science Award and Technical Innovation Award

As this screening is outdoors we recommend that visitors wear warm clothing and bring something to sit on as seating at the venue is limited. Stonebaked pizzas will be available at the event, supplied by Stone Baked, which will be open from 7PM.

Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.


Wednesday October 5, 2016 19:30 - 21:30
Big Screen Bristol, At Bristol, Millennium Square Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5DB
Thursday, October 6
 

00:00

Witness the Wild Photography Exhibition
From the rainforests of Borneo to the frozen Arctic seas, be transported to the wild from the 7 to 28 October at Bristol’s College Green.

Wildscreen’s open-air photography exhibition, will feature large-scale images by some of the world’s leading wildlife and conservation photographers, including internationally acclaimed National Geographic photojournalists Tim Laman and Ronan Donovan as well as award-wining locally-based photographers Sam Hobson and Luke Massey.

The exhibition will not only feature images of extraordinary power but will also set new standards for sustainability, being the UK if not the world’s first fully recyclable and sustainably sourced outdoor photography display.

The exhibition is FREE to attend and open 24/7.

Kindly supported by Latent Light and Signs & That


Friday October 7, 2016 00:00 - Friday October 28, 2016 00:00
College Green College Green, Bristol, BS1 5UY
 
Saturday, October 8
 

18:00

DOUBLE BILL: Disneynature Monkey Kingdom | In Between
Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom", Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colourful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighbouring monkeys, Maya's whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.
A production by Disneynature, Crazy Ape Productions & Silverback Films
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Animal Behaviour Award

In a remote corner of the world a living relic from a prehistoric age still exists. A magnificent creature that once roamed northern plains alongside mammoths and sabertooth cats, enduring where others vanished. This film is the result of my journey into his world, one that is unknown to most of us.
A production by Rolf Steinmann
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Panasonic Cinematography Award (small crew), Short Award

As this screening is outdoors we recommend that visitors wear warm clothing and bring something to sit on as seating will not be provided. Bringing a picnic is also encouraged as there will be no food or drink vendors at the event.

Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.


Saturday October 8, 2016 18:00 - 19:40
St Andrews Park Effingham Rd, Bristol BS6 5BH

20:00

DOUBLE BILL: Jago: A Life Underwater | In Between
“Jago: A Life Underwater” is the story of Rohani – an 80 year-old hunter who hobbles around on land but who dives like a fish on a single breath, descending to great depths for several minutes to stalk his prey like a true underwater predator. From a ramshackle hut on the Sulawesi sea, this yoda-like old man tells his story, with the most beautiful images of the Bajau ever captured and dazzling re-enactments of his underwater adventures.
A production by James Reed for Underdog Films in association with Fantomline Pictures, James Morgan Films & Vistaar Productions.
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Cinematography Award, Editing Award, Music Award, People and Nature Award and Sound Award
The screening will be preceded by the showing of “In Between” - a hauntingly beautiful and poetic short film about a remote corner of the world where a living relic from a prehistoric age still exists. A magnificent creature that once roamed northern plains alongside mammoths and sabertooth cats, enduring where others vanished.
A production by Rolf Steinmann.
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Cinematography Award and Short Award

As this screening is outdoors we recommend that visitors wear warm clothing and bring something to sit on as seating will not be provided. Bringing a picnic is also encouraged as there will be no food or drink vendors at the event.

Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.


Saturday October 8, 2016 20:00 - 21:00
St Andrews Park Effingham Rd, Bristol BS6 5BH

21:00

The Hunt: Hide and Seek
The Hunt captures the dramatic encounters of predator and prey in an entirely new light. Featuring the extraordinary strategies of a huge range of predators, from cheetahs and African wild dogs to killer whales and polar bears, these images and stories will revolutionise what you thought you knew about life in the wild. Whether through speed, stamina or complex subterfuge, each creature’s strategy is honed to its environment – and remarkable adaptations mean that the hunted often can, and do, outwit their hunters. It’s a life-or-death duel where each animal’s skills are stretched to the very limit.
A production by Silverback Films, co-produced with the BBC, BBC Worldwide, BBC America, The Open University, CCTV9 & NDR Naturfilm

Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Series Award, Script Award, Panasonic Cinematography Award (large crew), Editing Award, Music Award, Films at 59 Sound Award

As this screening is outdoors we recommend that visitors wear warm clothing and bring something to sit on as seating will not be provided. Bringing a picnic is also encouraged as there will be no food or drink vendors at the event.

Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.


Saturday October 8, 2016 21:00 - 22:00
St Andrews Park Effingham Rd, Bristol BS6 5BH
 
Sunday, October 9
 

12:00

DOUBLE BILL: Disneynature Bears | The Pray
In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska!
A production by Disneynature & Silverback Films
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Panasonic Cinematography Award (large crew)
Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.

Sunday October 9, 2016 12:00 - 14:20
Arnos Vale Cemetery West Lodge, Bath Rd, Bristol BS4 3EW

15:00

Children's wildlife double bill: My Life: Penguin Post Office | Wild and Weird: Radical Relationships
The BBC is best known for its stunning landmark wildlife series such as “Planet Earth”. But they’re also a leader in producing wildlife programmes for children. Join us for a children’s wildlife double bill, when Naomi Wilkinson continues her quest to uncovered the weirdest wildlife tales that our planet has to offer in “Wild and Weird”, and two young girls go on the trip of a lifetime to learn about their dad’s job as a wildlife filmmaker in “My Life: Penguin Post Office” as he films penguins in Antarctica.
Wild and Weird is a production by BBC & BBC Worldwide
My Life: Penguin Post Office is a production by AGB Films for CBBC
Wildscreeen Panda Award nomination: Children’s Award

Warm clothing and sensible shoes are strongly recommended for this event. Please note that Arnos Vale Cemetery is not a fully accessible site, and there is limited parking. Use public transport, cycle or walk if possible. If you would like further information on accessing the site and buildings please contact bookings@arnosvale.org.uk

Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.

Sunday October 9, 2016 15:00 - 15:45
Arnos Vale Cemetery West Lodge, Bath Rd, Bristol BS4 3EW

16:00

Adventure double bill: Uncharted Amazon | Wild Expectations

Deep in the jungles of Peru, a silky anteater is fighting to stay awake and a mother humming bird is struggling to raise her chick. The seasonal downpours are about to begin and the rainforest's animals must strive to cope with the changing conditions. Through millions of years of evolution they have developed bizarre relationships and unexpected strategies to overcome them, but for all their ingenuity, they were never prepared for the arrival of a new species on the scene.
A production by Seedling Media
Wildscreen Panda Award nomination: Tristan Thompson for Emerging Talent Award

Wild Expectations follows the adventures of two regular guys, both wildlife enthusiasts and good friends, as they travel to Chilean Patagonia in search of a very unique puma, encountering a host of other interesting critters along the way, they remain true to their quest of finding the elusive "No Tail". They utilise guiding skills learnt in Africa for finding animals, such as tracking as well as following signs provided by nature. All life excites the dynamic duo, from insects to pumas; nothing is too big or too small. The relationship between the presenters is the key to presenting the animal subjects in a fresh new way as they joke and have a laugh between delivering natural history and behavioral information. The presenters are accompanied by a small film crew, well experienced in the field of wildlife cinematography, who are also part of the adventure and therefore feature in the production.
A production by Equilibrio Films, LLC in association with Nedo Producciones Ltda. for Animal Planet
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Creative Innovation Award, Popular Broadcast Award

Warm clothing and sensible shoes are strongly recommended for this event. Please note that Arnos Vale Cemetery is not a fully accessible site, and there is limited parking. Use public transport, cycle or walk if possible. If you would like further information on accessing the site and buildings please contact bookings@arnosvale.org.uk

Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.



Sunday October 9, 2016 16:00 - 17:45
Arnos Vale Cemetery West Lodge, Bath Rd, Bristol BS4 3EW

17:30

European Premiere of The Ivory Game
Limited Capacity seats available

We're thrilled to announce that the Wildscreen Festival 2016 will open on Sunday 9 October with the European premiere of The Ivory Game.

This new Netflix Original documentary from Terra Mater Film Studios and Vulcan Productions, executive produced by Leonardo Di Caprio - is an epic documentary feature that goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking.

Join Terra Mater Factual Studios from 5:30pm for drinks before the screening starts at 6pm.

Adam Del Deo, Director, Original Documentary Programming atNetflix will introduce the screening and Walter Koehler, CEO of Terra Mater Film Studios and producer of the film, will lead a Q&A after the screening with Richard Ladkani, co-director and cinematographer.


This will be a popular event with a limited capacity and only open to delegates. If that's you, expect to receive an email invite on Monday 3 October. To guarantee your seat at this very special event, please RSVP immediately. Seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis according to the time the RSVPs are received.

As of 4 October there is no more availability for this event. If you have purchased a day or week ticket since 03 October, you will still receive an invite shortly after purchase and can then add yourself to the waitlist in case of cancellations.

To buy your Festival pass, click here


Host
Participants
avatar for Walter Koehler

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 Austria’s pubcaster ORF, he launched Terra Mater Factual Studios, a subsidiary company of Red Bull. Since January 1, 2011 TMFS is the new home of... Read More →
avatar for Richard Ladkani

Richard Ladkani

Director and Cinematographer, Malaika Pictures
Richard Ladkani is an award-winning Austrian director and cinematographer, with over fifty documentaries for cinema and television to his credit. | He gained most of his early experience in NYC, where he worked and lived for more than six years before moving to Germany in 2002. From the early years, his dual approach as director and cinematographer has given his films a special handwriting, which has earned him international... Read More →



Sunday October 9, 2016 17:30 - 21:00
Everyman Cinema Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2NH

18:00

The Hunt: The Hardest Challenge
The highly acclaimed BBC series “The Hunt” approaches predation as never before, taking an intimate look at the remarkable strategies employed by hunters to catch their prey and the hunted to escape. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the new series comes from multi-Emmy®-winning executive producer Alastair Fothergill (The Blue Planet, Frozen Planet) and series producer Huw Cordey (South Pacific, Frozen Planet) — the makers of the landmark series Planet Earth.

In this, episode 1: The Hardest Challenge, the extraordinary range of techniques predators use to catch their prey is revealed - from a leopard using all its powers of stealth to stalk impala in broad daylight to wild dogs, whose tactic is to wear down their prey over long distances; from Nile crocodiles, the planet's most patient predators, to killer whales who use teamwork and intelligence to take on humpback whales. But even with these finely tuned strategies, the outcome is far from certain. Who will come out on top, the predator or the prey?

A production by Silverback Films, co-produced with the BBC, BBC Worldwide, BBC America, The Open University, CCTV9 & NDR Naturfilm
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Series Award, Script Award, Panasonic Cinematography Award (large crew), Editing Award, Music Award, Films at 59 Sound Award

Warm clothing and sensible shoes are strongly recommended for this event. Please note that Arnos Vale Cemetery is not a fully accessible site, and there is limited parking. Use public transport, cycle or walk if possible. If you would like further information on accessing the site and buildings please contact bookings@arnosvale.org.uk

Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.

Sunday October 9, 2016 18:00 - 19:00
Arnos Vale Cemetery West Lodge, Bath Rd, Bristol BS4 3EW

20:00

The Islands and the Whales
In their remote home in the North Atlantic the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on the table. The land yields little, so they have always relied on harvesting their seas. Hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations, and gave them the way of life they love; a life they would pass on to their children. But today they face a grave threat to this tradition. A local doctor makes a grim discovery that their beloved whales are toxic, contaminated by the outside world. What once secured their survival now endangers their children and the Faroe Islanders must make a choice between health and tradition.


A production by Intrepid Cinema

Wildscreen Panda Award nomination: Impact Award

Guidance: Contains some distressing scenes

Warm clothing and sensible shoes are strongly recommended for this event. Please note that Arnos Vale Cemetery is not a fully accessible site, and there is limited parking. Use public transport, cycle or walk if possible. If you would like further information on accessing the site and buildings please contact bookings@arnosvale.org.uk

Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.

Sunday October 9, 2016 20:00 - 21:30
Arnos Vale Cemetery West Lodge, Bath Rd, Bristol BS4 3EW
 
Monday, October 10
 

08:30

Delegate Den
Your home away from home and the perfect place to set up a meeting or catch up on emails. Also the location of early evening drinks.


Monday October 10, 2016 08:30 - 16:00
Bordeaux Quay Restaurant V-Shed, Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5UH

08:30

Delegate Registration
All Festival guests, whether you're a ticket-holder or panelist, must first swing by Bordeaux Quay Restaurant and collect your delegate pass. Without it, you won't be allowed in to see the programme! We'll need you to wear your delegate badge at all times to ensure you can access all events and parties.


Monday October 10, 2016 08:30 - 19:00
Bordeaux Quay Restaurant V-Shed, Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5UH

09:00

The Only Way is Ethics
Limited Capacity seats available

They’re hotly contested debates: the use of captive animals, digital image manipulation and staged sequences. So where does acceptable artifice end and fakery begin? BBC NHU exec, Tim Martin, reveals how to stay on the right side of the line by analysing past controversies and drawing on the BBC’s new Safeguarding Trust course.


Participants
avatar for Tim Martin

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 →


Monday October 10, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

09:30

Festival Virgins: Top Tips for Your First Wildscreen
Limited Capacity seats available

There’s almost too much to see and do at the Festival. Get our top tips on how to get the most out of your first Wildscreen experience and make it a memorable one!

Participants
avatar for Laura Marshall

Laura Marshall

Managing Director, Icon Films
As Managing Director of Icon Films, she is responsible for the strategic direction, personnel development, and drives marketing the company. Laura also Executive Produces much of Icon’s output. Laura is a prominent member of the Bristol production community and Chaired the first year of Bristol Media, the cluster group for companies and professionals working in Bristol. She is deeply committed to developing emerging talent and promoting... Read More →
avatar for Lucie Muir

Lucie Muir

CEO, Wildscreen


Monday October 10, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

09:30

Nothing Compares to EU
Limited Capacity seats available

Brexit has divided the UK. But what will be the impact on the industry?  For years the EU has served up millions in funding and has been the foundation of many award-winning productions. Join us for a spot of crystal ball gazing as we discuss how the industry might fare in this brave new world – and whether we should all be thinking of moving to Austria!

Host
avatar for Nigel Pope

Nigel Pope

Founder & Creative Director, Maramedia
Nigel Pope is Scotland’s foremost Natural History Producer with a track record encompassing formats like Big Cat Diary and Springwatch through to high rating and critically successful Blue Chip series like BBC2’s recent Highlands – Scotland’s Wild Heart and the PANDA winning Hebrides – Islands on the Edge. His company, Maramedia is currently working on programmes for WNET, BBC1 and 2 as well as ORF and France... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Henrik  Ekman

Henrik Ekman

Acquisitions Executive, SVT
Henrik Ekman is SVT´s buyer of science and wildlife documentaries, with a background as film producer and journalist. He is also a writer and wildlife photographer.
avatar for Franz Fuchs

Franz Fuchs

Commissioning Editor, Executive Producer, ORF
Franz Fuchs was researcher, editor and managing editor for ORF’s documentaries, news and magazine programs. Developing new programs and directing documentaries for some years, he is now commissioning editor and senior producer for “Universum” (the ORF’s Natural History & History Unit), where he also manages national and international co-productions.
avatar for John Murray

John Murray

Producer and MD, Crossing the Line Productions
John Murray is a cameraman/producer who runs Crossing the Line Films, an Irish Indie that foucses on producing authored wildlife and science films for many of the world's leading broadcasters. In the last five years their films have garnered five Emmy nominations, three Wildscreen Pandas, including the 2014 Golden panda and an unprecedented two grand Tetons in a row at the 2011 & 2013 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film festivals. John has helmed... Read More →
avatar for Coraline Roch

Coraline Roch

Commissioning Editor, France 5
Coraline Roch is Commissioning Editor for Acquisitions and International Co-productions at France 5, a channel of the France Televisions group. In recent years she has developed several projects with major partners such as ZDFE, ORF, PBS, NHNZ, and with independent producers like Maramedia, Altayfilm, Terra Mater, and Crossing the Line Productions. She attends all major major markets looking for ground-breaking specials and innovative... Read More →

Sponsors

Monday October 10, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

11:15

On the Couch: Fred Kaufman
Limited Capacity seats available

The Executive Producer of PBS's most watched documentary series NATURE, Fred Kaufman, has helped to expose millions of people worldwide to the wonders of the natural world. He's also helped NATURE garner over 700 honours from around the globe including twelve Emmys and three Peabodys. Spend an hour in Fred’s company, discover what he's passionate about and what really makes him tick, as we get under the skin of both the person, and the series.

On The Couch: Going deeper than the conventional commissioner panel session, this interview uncovers the personality behind the commissioner label, giving us a uniquely personal take on the psyche of a channel.

Host
avatar for Harry Marshall

Harry Marshall

Joint Founder of Icon Films, Creative Director, Executive Producer, Icon Films
Harry Marshall is the Creative Director of Icon Films – a long established award winning, UK independent production company. Over the last 25 years Icon Films has produced over 290 hours of high-end factual content for the international market. | | Harry was born and spent his childhood in India, where he has continued to work and travel extensively with a particular knowledge of the Himalayas. After graduating from Oxford University in... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Fred Kaufman

Fred Kaufman

Executive Producer, WNET/Thirteen Productions
For two decades, Fred Kaufman has been a leading executive in the natural history genre. As executive producer of the acclaimed Nature series since 1991, Kaufman has won multiple Emmys and Peabody Awards. During his tenure, Nature has been honored with over 700 industry awards and in 2010 he accepted the Christopher Parsons Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Wildscreen Festival. In 2012, he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15 - 12:15
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

11:15

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.




Monday October 10, 2016 11:15 - 17:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

11:15

Wild About VR
Wild About VR features cutting-edge demos of some of the most exciting projects being developed by natural history and science content producers for virtual reality technology.

Featuring content from:

Aardman Animations are the four times Oscar winning studio behind family favourites such as Wallace and Gromit, and Shaun the Sheep. They find themselves overly excited by new and interesting forms ofstorytelling. VR & 360 video are no exception. To date Aardman have created the 360 story Special Delivery for Google Spotlight, and We Wait, an animated VR doc for the BBC, which you’ll be able to experience for yourselves here at Wildscreen.

Born out of collaboration between Atlantic Productions and Zoo VFX (Atlantic’s CGI studio), Alchemy’s vision is to create the most compelling VR storytelling experiences in the world. They’re producing pioneering virtual reality experiences, including the award-winning museum experiences First Life and Great Barrier Reef Dive. Come and check out some of their latest VR experiences.

Deep VR is Africa's most experienced cinematic virtual reality production company. Its wildlife documentary division, Deep VR Wild, tells stories using VR to teleport nature lovers to real environments and situations. They’ll debut Exodus: The Great Migration: a virtual reality documentary about the East African mammal migration in a way never told nor filmed before. Be physically part of a herd making up part of the two million wildebeest that embark on a long and treacherous journey.

REWIND has collaborated with the BBC Science, BBC Learning and BBC Digital Storytelling to create an epic 15 minute immersive virtual reality experience: Home – AVR Spacewalk. Its immersive nature means that users will really get to feel what it’s like to be an astronaut floating 250 miles above earth with stunning and vast views of the spaceship, the space station and the universe.

The Wild About VR experience is sponsored by Motion Impossible.



Monday October 10, 2016 11:15 - 17:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

11:30

Shaun the Sheep Movie. The Writing Bit.
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the flock for a unique baa-hind the scenes exploring the storytelling techniques used by one of the world’s leading animation studios – Aardman. Richard ‘Golly’ Starzak, the co-director and writer of the Shaun the Sheep Movie will take ewe on a journey, unearthing what it takes to mould an animated silent comedy involving sheep and hairdressers.

Host
avatar for Mike Cooper

Mike Cooper

Feature Development Executive, Aardman Animations
Mike has worked in the development of animated stories for twenty years, both for Aardman Animations and as a freelancer, primarily on feature length films but also on shorts and series. Working closely with writers and directors Mike has contributed to many productions including Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Wererabbit, Flushed Away, Pirates! Shaun the Sheep, Angry Kid, Rex the Runt and Morph. Richard and Mike will share their... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Richard Starzak

Richard Starzak

Writer/Director, Aardman Animations
Richard Starzak was Aardman Animation's first employee. In a 30 year career with them he's directed Rex the Runt for the BBC and Creature Comforts for ITV. He devised the "Shaun the Sheep" series, writing and directing many of the episodes. And more recently he co-directed and co-wrote the Shaun the Sheep movie alongside Mark Burton.


Monday October 10, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

13:30

The Holy Grail of Filmmaking
Limited Capacity seats available

Three films, three filmmakers, three examples of lasting impact. It’s what we all hope for, films that change hearts and minds and make the world a better place. Join us for the inside story from three crusading filmmakers.

Host
avatar for Wendy Darke

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
avatar for Allison Bean

Allison Bean

MD, OTF Productions Ltd
Allison began her television career working for Survival Anglia Ltd., in 1998 She developed and produced science and natural history documentaries for Channel 4, ITV and TLC before moving to Granada TV, in Bristol (England). At Granada she has developed, produced and directed a wide range of documentaries for Discovery, TLC, National Geographic, Animal Planet and Channel Five. She has been at OTF Productions Ltd., since 2006 and is the Managing... Read More →
avatar for Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan

Ecologist, Conservationist, Executive Producer, Executive Director, Wildlife Media
Ecologist, conservationist, author, filmmaker, TV host and “bear guy” Chris Morgan has spent over 20 years working as a wildlife researcher, guide, and educator around the globe, focusing on the interface between humans and wildlife. | | Chris was born and raised in England, receiving his master’s degree in Advanced Ecology before emigrating to Washington State in 1997. | | Morgan owns Insight Wildlife... Read More →
avatar for Jack Randall

Jack Randall

Conservationist & Filmmaker
Jack loves wildlife and is passionate about the conservation of endangered animals and habitats. After spending time as an apprentice to Steve Irwin at his Australia Zoo, he went on to study Zoology at the University of Oxford. Jack then embarked on an adventure with his cameraman friend to make a film to investigate the threat of a mining project on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in remote northern Queensland. Five years down the line the film... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 13:30 - 14:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

13:30

Who Do You Think They Are?
Limited Capacity seats available

We make content for people but what do we really know about how, where and what they watch? How are the ways in which we communicate with them changing? And how in the future can we interact with them more rather than broadcast at them?


Host
avatar for Sam Barcroft

Sam Barcroft

Founder and CEO, Barcroft Media
Sam Barcroft formed Barcroft Media in 2003 to provide editorial content to the international print media. The business aims to become the leading global provider of premium factual content documenting ‘the amazing side of life’. Barcroft Productions creates compelling programming for channels around the world. Barcroft TV is one of the world’s top YouTube news channels with over 2.3m subscribers. Barcroft+ creates content for... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Gill Hind

Gill Hind

COO & Analyst, Enders Media
Gill is Chief Operating Officer of Enders Analysis, and also heads up its television practice. Enders Analysis produces independent, authoritative, trusted research on the UK’s telecoms, media, advertising, and creative industries. Enders Analysis publishes c 30 reports each year on the television and video markets, focusing on broadcasters’ strategies, business models and deep analysis of audience behaviours. Gill was... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Hoppin

Ashley Hoppin

Executive Producer, Nat Geo WILD
Ashley Hoppin oversees 80 hours of original programming annually across a broad range of topics including natural history, reality, science and adventure. Her highly acclaimed projects include the much-heralded Savage Kingdom mini-series, premiering this November; the award-winning Wild Yellowstone specials; plus Kingdom of the Apes, Game of Lions, and Untamed America. She also oversees much of Nat Geo Wild’s signature Destination Wild... Read More →
avatar for Alice Ryan

Alice Ryan

Brand Insight Manager, BBC Worldwide
Alice Ryan is brand insight manager at BBC Worldwide. In this role, Alice flies the flag for the audience; ensuring consumers are at the heart of planning and strategic thinking for international brands such as Top Gear, Doctor Who and BBC Earth. Prior to this role, Alice worked in book publishing, tech and the arts sector driving audience-led strategy for creative industries through community building, consultancy and events.


Monday October 10, 2016 13:30 - 14:30
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

14:45

Holey Foley!
Limited Capacity seats available

Foley is the art of bringing to life the action on screen through the performance of sound in real time. It’s a skilled practice. And one that can be a powerful addition to a film’s storytelling. Join Films at 59’s resident foley artists to find out how it’s done. 

Participants
avatar for Richard Hinton

Richard Hinton

Foley Artist, Films at 59
With over twelve years of experience as a Foley artist, Richard has probably performed the sound of movement for more species of animal than anyone else on the planet. If you are a fan of natural history film and television, I guarantee you will have already heard his work many times over without even realising it. From a single ant to the blue whale and everything in betwean, on land, in the oceans and in the air, if it's been caught on... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 14:45 - 16:45
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

14:45

DOUBLE BILL: Hairy Nose | Racing Extinction + Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

In this groundbreaking documentary, Racing Extinction, director Louie Psihoyos and the group behind the Academy Award®-winning film The Cove, assemble a team of artists and activists on a new undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, the documentary reveals stunning, never before seen images that truly change the way we see the world.

Nominated for the Creative Innovation Award, Impact Award, People and Nature Award and Popular Broadcast Award
United States, 94 mins
Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea and Discovery Channel present an Oceanic Preservation Society film. In association with Vulcan Productions, the Li Ka Shing Foundation, Earth Day Texas, JP's Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, Diamond Docs, and Insurgent

The screening will be preceded by the showing of Hairy Nose, a two minute anti-pollution PSA from WildAid that imagines a world where toxic air pollution has become an accepted part of life in urban China and the resulting evolution of nostril hair.

Nominated for the Campaign Award
United States, 2 mins
WildAid, McCann Shanghai, Gwantsi

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Associate Producer, Adrienne Hall.

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis. 


Monday October 10, 2016 14:45 - 16:45
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

15:15

'Nu' Chips on the Block
Limited Capacity seats available

Natural history audiences are spoilt with a plethora of stunning blue-chip. Genre busters transcend the traditional natural history formats by reeling in new and more diverse audiences and stealing the best bits from the rest of the TV schedule. But are we sacrificing quality for the sake of ratings in the search for more populist content?

Host
Participants
avatar for Lucinda Axelsson

Lucinda Axelsson

Commissioning Executive, Natural History & Specialist Factual, BBC
Lucinda is a Commissioning Executive working on Specialist Factual content for the BBC which includes Science and Natural History. Recent ratings winning commissions include New Zealand: Earths Mythical Islands, Snow Chick, Tribes Predators and me, Cats v Dogs, Tigers About the House and Japan: Earths Enchanted Islands. Having previously worked as a programme maker in the BBC’s natural history unit, she’s been working in Natural history for... Read More →
avatar for Martha Holmes

Martha Holmes

Head of Wildlife, Plimsoll Productions
Martha is a television executive with over 25 years in the industry. At Plimsoll Martha has developed and produced many series including Dogs: The Untold Story (DNI), Life at the Extreme with Davina McCall (ITV), The Story of Cats (ITV/PBS) and Deadly Instincts (Nat Geo Wild) among others. | | Previously Martha was a series producer with the BBC NHU. Her credits there included the multi-award winning Life, Manhunters, Nile as well as Blue... Read More →
avatar for Alice Keens-Soper

Alice Keens-Soper

Head of Specialist Factual, Oxford Scientific Films
Alice Keens-Soper is a BAFTA and EMMY award winning producer who is Head of Specialist Factual at Oxford Scientific Films. Alice specialises in popular natural history, and science, and produced the award winning series 'Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature' for BBC1, the ‘Secret Life of’ brand for ITV and the ratings hit series' ‘Animal Odd Couples’ and ‘Animals in Love’ both presented by Liz Bonnin. Most recently Alice has... Read More →
avatar for Janet Han Vissering

Janet Han Vissering

Senior Vice President of Development & Production, Nat Geo WILD
As Senior Vice President of Development & Production for Nat Geo WILD, Janet Han Vissering is responsible for over 150 hours of programming commissioned each year for broadcast in 166 countries, 330 million homes and 34 languages worldwide. | | In her role, Vissering manages WILD’s development team, working with the world’s leading independent producers, distributors, creative agencies and strategic broadcast partners to create the... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

15:15

Ignoring Climate Change - It's in our Nature
Limited Capacity seats available

If we increase people’s knowledge about the natural world, they’ll take action to prevent its destruction, right? Wrong. Author George Marshall argues that our brains are hard-wired to ignore issues such as climate change and that they way forward is psychological, not scientific. What’s more, he asks, is it possible – or even necessary - to communicate the reality of environmental destruction when audiences (and broadcasters) insist that nature be presented as boundless and pristine?

Participants
avatar for George Marshall

George Marshall

Founder, Climate Outreach
George Marshall is the founder of “Climate Outreach” and is a leading European specialist in climate change communications. He has worked widely for over 25 years in advocacy, journalism and documentary making and is the author of “Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change”, described by The Guardian as "one of the most important books on climate change of the past few... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

17:00

Outside of the Box: Telling Stories for People Who Don’t Watch Telly
Limited Capacity seats available

What do people watch when they can watch anything? Where do people go for their content if they're not bothering with telly any more? And what sort of natural history content can garner views of 20 million plus? Creators of short form and online content reveal all.

Host
avatar for Sam Barcroft

Sam Barcroft

Founder and CEO, Barcroft Media
Sam Barcroft formed Barcroft Media in 2003 to provide editorial content to the international print media. The business aims to become the leading global provider of premium factual content documenting ‘the amazing side of life’. Barcroft Productions creates compelling programming for channels around the world. Barcroft TV is one of the world’s top YouTube news channels with over 2.3m subscribers. Barcroft+ creates content for... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Charlotte Jones

Charlotte Jones

Executive Producer, BBC Earth Productions
Charlotte joined BBC Earth Productions in May 2012 when the company began its rapid expansion into multi-platform production. Charlotte primarily oversees production in long form programming, digital, short form, virtual reality and content for live events. | | In her first year at BBC Earth she exec'd the innovative ORBI visitor attraction in Japan and launched Earth Unplugged, the BBC's first original YouTube channel. Current... Read More →
avatar for Graham Wallington

Graham Wallington

CEO, WildEarth
Having started his career in LIVE wildlife broadcasting on the Internet in 1998, Graham has gone on to produce more than 60 LIVE wildlife TV shows including the now very successful safariLIVE on Nat Geo Wild. | | He co-founded WildEarth and is currently developing several new LIVE wildlife projects around the world. Graham is a big believer in authenticity and interactivity and sees LIVE wildlife programming as the best way to provide viewers... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 17:00 - 18:00
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

17:00

Wildscreen Wine O'Clock
Come and wet your whistle with the Wildscreen Board and Team to raise the curtain on the Wildscreen Festival 2016. It's also our chance to share our dreams and aspirations for Wildscreen, the charity behind the world's leading Festival celebrating the art of natural world storytelling.


Monday October 10, 2016 17:00 - 19:00
Bordeaux Quay Restaurant V-Shed, Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5UH

17:15

Earth - A New Wild
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn what animals can do for us — and we for them — to give us all a future. Leading conservation scientist, Dr. M. Sanjayan, takes us to the frontiers of where man and animal meet. This spectacular programme takes us on a stunning visual journey in an exploration of how humans are inextricably woven into every aspect of the planet’s natural systems. Our relationship with the greatest natural history events on the planet provides the key to preserving our present and enriching our future existence.

Nominated for the Series Award
United Kingdom, 54 mins
Passion Planet and National Geographic for PBS

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis. 


Monday October 10, 2016 17:15 - 18:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

18:00

Huntwatch
Limited Capacity seats available

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds lends his voice to a compelling new documentary which recounts the fight to end Canada's brutal commercial seal hunt. Produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Huntwatch highlights forty years of ongoing activism which brought graphic images of bloody ice floes too sensitive for most direct to people's living rooms. Appalled by what he saw, a charismatic young activist named Brian Davies set out on a personal crusade to save the seals. Little did he know the battle would last the rest of his life.

Nominated for the Editing Award
United States, 88 mins
IFAW

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Monday October 10, 2016 18:00 - 19:50
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

19:00

India's Wandering Lions
Limited Capacity seats available

As India’s population booms, her legendary wildlife has been squeezed almost out of existence. But the commitment of the Indian people to preserve their wildlife is surprising – leading even to bringing back what has been lost. Against a backdrop of teak forest, farmland and villages, this film explores the extraordinary story of Asia’s last lions and their recovery from near extinction.

Nominated for the Creative Innovation Award and People and Nature Award
India, 47 mins
Ammonite Films & Kosmik Global Media

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis. 


Monday October 10, 2016 19:00 - 20:10
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

19:00

Evening screening & reception: Monkey Kingdom
Join Disneynature for an exclusive industry screening of the Panda Award-nominated Monkey Kingdom, followed by a champagne reception. Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in Monkey Kingdom, Disneynature’s feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. 


Monday October 10, 2016 19:00 - 23:00
Cinema De Lux Cabot Circus, Bristol BS1 3BX
 
Tuesday, October 11
 

08:30

Delegate Den
Your home away from home and the perfect place to set up a meeting or catch up on emails. Also the location of the early evening drinks.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 08:30 - 16:00
Bordeaux Quay Restaurant V-Shed, Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5UH

08:30

Delegate Registration
All Festival guests, whether you're a ticket-holder or panelist, must first swing by Bordeaux Quay Restaurant and collect your delegate pass. Without it, you won't be allowed in to see the programme! We'll need you to wear your delegate badge at all times to ensure you can access all events and parties.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 08:30 - 19:00
Bordeaux Quay Restaurant V-Shed, Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5UH

09:00

You, Me & UHD
Limited Capacity seats available

Just when you thought you’d got your head around HD, along comes the next big thing - Ultra High Definition (UHD). Find out what the fuss is all about and why Natural History is leading the way. We'll cover UHD terminology, the UHD marketplace, what’s in it for audiences, what to do if your commissioner asks for UHD when you’re already filming, plus an explanation of UHD post production and workflows.

Participants
avatar for Jonathan Howard

Jonathan Howard

Colourist, BBC
Digital technician, online editor and colourist in BBC Bristol's Digital Village.
avatar for Andy King

Andy King

Head of Technology, BBC
Andy King is responsible for the strategic relationship between BBC Engineering and BBC Television, covering Drama, Factual, Entertainment and Comedy. His role is predominantly production technology focussed and is designed to ensure that all technology requirements within the business are clearly understood by the technology teams and that technology solutions deliver functionality that allow programme makers to realise their... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

09:00

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.




Tuesday October 11, 2016 09:00 - 17:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

09:00

Wild About VR
Wild About VR features cutting-edge demos of some of the most exciting projects being developed by natural history and science content producers for virtual reality technology.

Featuring content from:

Aardman Animations are the four times Oscar winning studio behind family favourites such as Wallace and Gromit, and Shaun the Sheep. They find themselves overly excited by new and interesting forms ofstorytelling. VR & 360 video are no exception. To date Aardman have created the 360 story Special Delivery for Google Spotlight, and We Wait, an animated VR doc for the BBC, which you’ll be able to experience for yourselves here at Wildscreen.

Born out of collaboration between Atlantic Productions and Zoo VFX (Atlantic’s CGI studio), Alchemy’s vision is to create the most compelling VR storytelling experiences in the world. They’re producing pioneering virtual reality experiences, including the award-winning museum experiences First Life and Great Barrier Reef Dive. Come and check out some of their latest VR experiences.

Deep VR is Africa's most experienced cinematic virtual reality production company. Its wildlife documentary division, Deep VR Wild, tells stories using VR to teleport nature lovers to real environments and situations. They’ll debut Exodus: The Great Migration: a virtual reality documentary about the East African mammal migration in a way never told nor filmed before. Be physically part of a herd making up part of the two million wildebeest that embark on a long and treacherous journey.

REWIND has collaborated with the BBC Science, BBC Learning and BBC Digital Storytelling to create an epic 15 minute immersive virtual reality experience: Home – AVR Spacewalk. Its immersive nature means that users will really get to feel what it’s like to be an astronaut floating 250 miles above earth with stunning and vast views of the spaceship, the space station and the universe.

The Wild About VR experience is sponsored by Motion Impossible.



Tuesday October 11, 2016 09:00 - 17:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

09:30

A Leap of Faith - The Making of Jago
Limited Capacity seats available

Jago: A Life Underwater is up for no less than five Panda Awards. But it’s a film that very nearly didn’t get made at all. Director James Reed tells his story: how the idea was born and how a small crew of passionate filmmakers managed to pull off the seemingly impossible – a technically innovative production all funded off the back of IOU’s and credit cards, plus the support of a raft of individuals who just would not give up.

Host
avatar for David Royle

David Royle

Executive Vice President, Programming & Production, Smithsonian Channel
David Royle leads the editorial team that launched the Smithsonian Channel, overseeing commissioning, acquiring, producing and scheduling. Smithsonian Channel is now available by satellite, cable and telecom service, as well as on multiple digital and mobile platforms. In November, Smithsonian Networks launched a 4K subscription streaming service, Smithsonian Earth. | Royle was previously EVP of Production for National Geographic Television... Read More →

Participants
avatar for William Goodchild

William Goodchild

Composer, William Goodchild Music
William Goodchild is a professional composer and conductor. He composes music for film, television, concert performance and commercial installation. Specialising in wildlife and history documentary, he has scored well over 70 films including many that have won international awards. In 2016, for his score for BBC Natural World, Return of the Giant Killers – Africa’s Lion Kings, he was nominated for Best Composer at the Royal Television... Read More →
avatar for James Reed

James Reed

Producer, Writer, Director, Underdog Films
avatar for Mark Sharman

Mark Sharman

Cinematographer
Mark is a dedicated cinematographer and cameraman known for his strong sequence building aesthetics in the fields of underwater and wildlife film-making.  | | On the basis of two weeks work experience with the BBC NHU, Mark moved to Bristol in 2004 and has remained ever since starting out as a researcher before forging a career in wildlife and underwater camerawork.  | | He's been lucky enough to hone his craft working with most of... Read More →



Tuesday October 11, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

09:30

Disney & Nature
Limited Capacity seats available

The natural world has always played a starring role at Disney. From their 1950s True Life Adventures wildlife series to animated blockbusters like Finding Dory to the world’s most magical theme parks, nature is a lead character in the story and success of one of the world’s leading entertainment companies. In this intimate interview, meet the man behind Disneynature. We’ll reveal the nature of the relationship between Disneynature and the bigger Disney brand and unearth what the future holds for one of the world’s most famous storytelling brands in a changing climate of conservation messaging.

Host
avatar for Brian Leith

Brian Leith

Creative Director, Brian Leith Productions

Participants
avatar for Jean Francois Camilleri

Jean Francois Camilleri

General Manager, Disneynature
Jean-François has worked for The Walt Disney Company for more than 27 years. He was appointed General Manager of The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) France in September 2009 and in November 2012, he became dual General Manager for both TWDC France and TWDC Benelux. In October 2016 he became responsible for the Company’s business across French Speaking Africa, a group of 26 countries, including Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia as well as... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

11:00

Michael Rosenberg (1943-2015) – a celebration
Limited Capacity seats available

Michael, founder of Partridge Films and three-time Golden Panda winner, played an important part in the development of wildlife filmmaking. Well-known for his insistence on quality, he was also a champion of new talent, giving many of today’s best producers, editors and cameramen their first big break. A panel of filmmakers who worked with him screen clips from some of Michael’s best films and discuss his influence on them and on the industry.

Featuring contributions from Linda Bell, Fred Kaufman, Alan Miller, Patrick Morris and Andrea Florence

Host
avatar for Brian Leith

Brian Leith

Creative Director, Brian Leith Productions

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

11:15

On the Couch: Walter Koehler
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.

Host
avatar for Steve Nicholls

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. He has a life-long interest in all aspects of the natural world and holds a PhD in entomology. He is also a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and vice-chair... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Walter Koehler

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 Austria’s pubcaster ORF, he launched Terra Mater Factual Studios, a subsidiary company of Red Bull. Since January 1, 2011 TMFS is the new home of... Read More →


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

11:30

Telly - Getting In and Getting On
Limited Capacity seats available

They say that the hardest thing about telly is getting your foot in the door. Hear from those who’ve gone before you as well as from industry insiders about how to get in and get on.


Participants
avatar for Sas Bonser

Sas Bonser

Talent Manager, BBC
Talent Manager across editorial talent for the Natural History Unit and Documentaries at BBC Studios in Bristol.
avatar for Andie Clare

Andie Clare

Director of Production, Icon Films
Andie Clare is the Director of Production at Icon Films – a long established award winning, UK independent production company. Over the last 25 years Icon Films has produced over 300 hours of high-end factual content for the international market. Andie grew up in the Lancashire Pennines before studying zoology at Newcastle University. A decade of camera assisting and rescuing spectacled bears in South America nurtured her passion for... Read More →
avatar for Gaynor Scattergood

Gaynor Scattergood

Talent Manager, BBC
Gaynor Scattergood is a Talent Manager for BBC Natural History Unit, crewing up Landmarks, Digital and Children’s programming. She’s been a Talent Manager at BBC Bristol since 2004, covering production management, factual and now the NHU. She started her career as a secretary at Central TV in Birmingham, working in the Personnel Department before moving onto productions such as ‘Central Weekend’ and ‘The Cook... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

13:30

The C Word
Limited Capacity seats available

Conservation is back and it’s no longer a dirty word. A trend that began theatrically with The Cove, Blackfish and Virunga moved up a gear when Discovery gave a primetime slot to six-time Panda Award nominee Racing Extinction, and Netflix acquired the rights to The Ivory Game from Terra Mater and Vulcan Productions. What’s the secret formula to attract audiences beyond the converted, and is it working?

Host
avatar for Colin Butfield

Colin Butfield

Director of Public Engagement and Campaigns, WWF-UK
Prior to joining WWF-UK as head of campaigns, Colin was Director of the Wildscreen Trust and Head of Communications and Events at Raleigh International.  | | He has worked on baseline biodiversity studies in Zambia, Chile and Borneo and has a Business and Economics degree and a Masters in Business and Sustainable Development. Colin chairs the Existing Homes Alliance and is one of the founders of the Great British Refurb Campaign. He has... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Will Anderson

Will Anderson

Creative Director, Keo Films
Will Anderson is the Creative Director at KEO FILMS. A multi-award winner (including 3 BAFTAS, 4 RTS Awards, a Grierson and 2 Prix Italias), he is now executive producing a number of series currently being shot all over the world. Notable credits include EXODUS (BBC 2), HUGH’S WAR ON WASTE (BBC 1), THE POLYGAMISTS (C4), THE BIG C AND ME (BBC 1), ED STAFFORD INTO THE UNKNOWN (DISCOVERY), I BOUGHT A RAINFOREST (BBC 2), HUGH’S FISH FIGHT... Read More →
avatar for Walter Koehler

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 Austria’s pubcaster ORF, he launched Terra Mater Factual Studios, a subsidiary company of Red Bull. Since January 1, 2011 TMFS is the new home of... Read More →
avatar for Charlie Parsons

Charlie Parsons

Vice President, Development, National Geographic Channel
Charlie Parsons is Vice President of Development for the National Geographic Channel, responsible for developing new projects, discovering new talent and serving as one of the network’s main points of contact for the global production community. Since joining the Channel in 2010, Parsons has developed popular series “Doomsday Preppers” and “Inside Combat Rescue”, Emmy Award winning Special “Space Dive&rdquo... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 13:30 - 14:30
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

13:30

The Human Face of Wildlife Filmmaking
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
avatar for Tim Martin

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
avatar for Solange Attwood

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 →
avatar for Dr Mark Evans BVetMed MRCVS

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 →
avatar for Priya Singh

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 →
avatar for Andrew Solomon

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

14:45

Shooting Beneath the Surface
Limited Capacity seats available

Preparation is everything when it comes to underwater filming. In this masterclass, our pod of producers, camera people, safety gurus, and logistics experts will cover everything you need to know in order to dive in and complete a successful and safe underwater shoot.

Host
avatar for Doug Allan

Doug Allan

Director / Cameraman
Doug Allan is one of the world’s best known and respected topside and underwater cameramen. He specialises in natural history, expedition and science documentaries in some of the wildest and most remote places on our planet. He’s particularly experienced in the polar zones north and south, but he’s also been seen in warmer climates.  | | In a career spanning 35 years, he's worked for the BBC, Discovery, National... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Neil Brock

Neil Brock

Diving support and underwater risk assessment advisor, Bristol Channel Diving Services Ltd
Neil has spent his entire working life underwater, and now spends his time working with media production companies and presenters in a range of underwater environments from Natural History to Commercials, and TV Drama, he is currently advising the BBC NHU “Oceans” team in diving safety, whilst they are working right at the forefront of today’s media diving expectations. | | He has experience in every type of... Read More →
avatar for Sophie Morgan

Sophie Morgan

Senior Researcher, BBC
I have been working as a senior researcher on BBC Ocean (Blue Planet II) for the past two years, a series that is at the forefront of cutting edge underwater filming technology and ocean science. This has involved mammoth research and field efforts to reveal brand new behaviour and many filming firsts. My career so far has spanned a broad range of natural history programming, including blue chip and presenter-led series, live and fast... Read More →
avatar for Hugh Pearson

Hugh Pearson

Producer, Silverback Films
Hugh produces world-class films about the natural world and his particular specialty is filming wildlife in the oceans. For 18 years Hugh worked at the BBC on BAFTA and Emmy award winning programmes such as Africa, The Blue Planet and Nature’s Great Events. Now at Silverback Films Hugh produced two episodes on The Hunt and is currently producing the two marine episodes on Our Planet, a landmark eight-part series for Netflix.

Sponsors

Tuesday October 11, 2016 14:45 - 16:45
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

15:00

The Memory of Fish
Limited Capacity seats available

The Elwha River’s salmon fed Dick Goin and his family after they migrated to the Olympic Peninsula during the Dust Bowl of the Dirty Thirties, and Dick never forgot his debt to the now disappearing fish. The Memory of Fish follows Dick, a pulp mill worker and master fisherman, as he uses his memories and persistence to battle for the biggest dam removal project in US history so that the salmon can come home.

Nominated for the Script Award
United States, 54 mins
Jennifer Galvin, reelblue, LLC

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Tuesday October 11, 2016 15:00 - 16:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

15:15

Be Smart, Be Your Own Channel
Limited Capacity seats available

There’s a brand new world of opportunity out there for the creation and distribution of wildlife content. From SVOD to Smart TV and everything in between, learn how you can deliver stories direct to audiences, any time, any place, anywhere.

Host
avatar for Lucy Cooke

Lucy Cooke

Zoologist, writer, TV presenter, Pink Tree Frog Productions
Lucy Cooke is an award-winning producer, TV presenter and best-selling author with a Masters in zoology. She studied at Oxford university under Richard Dawkins before embarking on a television career writing, producing and directing high profile documentary series for all the main channels: BBC, PBS, Channel 4, National Geographic and Discovery. Lucy's irreverent natural history blogs and youtube channels caught the attention of international... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Steve Burns

Steve Burns

Executive Vice President of Programming, Curiosity Stream
Currently, Steve Burns is Executive Vice President of Programming for CuriosityStream. His career spans more than 25 years from National Geographic producer to senior executive positions at Discovery Networks, returning to National Geographic as Executive Vice President of Global Content. | Prior to joining NGC, Burns served as Executive Vice President at Discovery Networks, responsible for 2,000 hours of programming per year . From 2003 to... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Case

Vanessa Case

Executive Vice President of Content, Blue Ant Media
Vanessa Case has worked on international brands such as the National Geographic Channel, HGTV and History Channel, she has brought her significant foresight of understanding “what the consumer wants” to the Blue Ant Media team. As EVP Content Vanessa oversees the creation of original content that embraces a multi-platform distribution approach. With a focus on factual entertainment, her Blue Ant Content team creates over 450 hours of original... Read More →
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Jörn Röver

CEO Doclights / Head of NDR natural history unit, NDR Naturfilm / Doclights
Since 2001 Jörn Röver has been Head of the Natural History Unit of the German public broadcaster NDR and CEO of Doclights. The production company supplies weekly prime time slots on NDR and ARD (First Channel). The films have won over 300 awards including several Wildscreen Pandas and Jackson Hole Awards e.g. America’s National Parks, Congo, Myth of the Forest and Wild Russia. In 2016 he has launched the Smart TV App... Read More →
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David Royle

Executive Vice President, Programming & Production, Smithsonian Channel
David Royle leads the editorial team that launched the Smithsonian Channel, overseeing commissioning, acquiring, producing and scheduling. Smithsonian Channel is now available by satellite, cable and telecom service, as well as on multiple digital and mobile platforms. In November, Smithsonian Networks launched a 4K subscription streaming service, Smithsonian Earth. | Royle was previously EVP of Production for National Geographic Television... Read More →


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

15:15

Panasonic In Focus
Limited Capacity seats available

Panasonic In Focus is an hour-long session that provides attendees an opportunity to listen to the knowledge and experience of using the Varicam series within the natural history environment, and a chance to see the renowned Varicam image for yourself. Panasonic will also take the opportunity to update you with the latest technical advances within the Varicam series.  

Sponsors

Tuesday October 11, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

17:00

Wild About VR: Virtual Reality Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Factual storytelling for virtual reality and 360 video brings new challenges for filmmakers, both technical and creative. For those already wrestling with how to tell stories in VR there are still more questions than answers. Join Atlantic Productions’ Anthony Geffen and pannelists for expert insights into this fast evolving and exciting medium.

Participants
avatar for Alaster Armitage-Brain

Alaster Armitage-Brain

VR Producer & DOP, Happy Finish
Alaster has been working in the developing VR film-making industry for 5+ years. Starting as a Getty panoramic photographer and then moving into 360 video production as a DOP and VFX Coordinator for commercial clients such as Mercedes-Benz, Google, Samsung, Absolut, O2 to name a few. | | Earlier this year Alaster joined Happy Finish as VR Producer and DOP. Alaster is currently in production on a number of VR experiences where they are pushing... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Geffen

Anthony Geffen

CEO & Executive Producer, Atlantic Productions
Anthony Geffen is one of the world’s leading documentary filmmakers and a pioneer in virtual reality (VR). Leading the Atlantic Productions’ creative team, Anthony has won several international awards including multiple BAFTA and Emmy awards, and numerous awards at the Wildscreen and Jackson Hole Festivals. | Anthony’s diverse range of work includes 11 productions with David Attenborough, most recently the... Read More →
avatar for Robert Hollingworth

Robert Hollingworth

Director of Photography
Robert is a three time BAFTA-nominated Director of Photography working in natural history and science films. Experienced in the highly technical aspects of filmmaking he is often working with cutting technology and has helped pioneer new techniques bringing natural history to new audiences on a variety of platforms. | | Robert finds Virtual Reality one of the most exciting and rapidly developing fields of filmmaking. The immersive aspect of... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 17:00 - 18:00
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

17:00

DOUBLE BILL: Pangolin | Life Is One
Limited Capacity seats available

Life is One tells the story of three orphan sun bear cubs from Indonesia and their return to the wild, from the perspective of their foster parent who helped them grow to reach independence. Viewers are placed in total immersion with the bears of the rainforest and will delight in how beautiful, joyful and energetic they are. This documentary is a tribute to life on Earth; a reminder that all forms of life are inextricably connected and that we owe respect and compassion to those with whom we share the planet.

Nominated for the Creative Innovation Award
France, 52 min
Tawak Pictures

The screening will be preceded by the showing of Pangolin, a short film that gives us an intimate glimpse into the journey of a single pangolin; from the moment it is taken from the wild to its final destination in China. Filmed on location across three countries with the help of reformed poachers and wildlife enforcement officers, we see the life, death and afterlife of the most illegally trafficked mammal on the planet.

Nominated for the Short Award
Philippines, 13 mins
Coral & Oak Studios, co-produced with the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Tuesday October 11, 2016 17:00 - 18:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

17:00

Panasonic Cocktails
Panasonic are pleased to announce their cocktail party hosted by Varicam. Join us at Bambalan and fingers crossed, we may have a new arrival at this year's Wildscreen Festival!

Host
Tuesday October 11, 2016 17:00 - 19:00
Bambalan Colston Tower, Colston Avenue, BS1 4XE

18:00

Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture 2016 - Science and Wildlife Films: Perfect Partners
Wildlife films continue to amaze and educate people around the world thanks to partnerships between technology inventors and new discoveries by scientists. Using sequences and stories from some of his most recent wildlife films Dr Keith Scholey, Director of Silverback Films and Executive Producer will take you behind the scenes to reveal just how wildlife stories are brought to the screen.
The Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture, delivered in collaboration with the University of Bristol's Bristol Vision Institute, will be given by Dr Keith Scholey, Director of Silverback Films and Wildscreen Trustee.

Participants
avatar for Keith Scholey

Keith Scholey

Director, Silverback Films
Born and raised in East Africa, Dr Keith Scholey qualified as a zoologist with both a BSc and PhD from the University of Bristol. Dr Scholey furthered his passion through a television career in the BBC Natural History Unit. He became a producer of programmes such as the award winning series The Private Life of Plants with David Attenborough, Wildlife Specials, Wildlife on One, and Big Cat Diary. Between 1998 and... Read More →

Sponsors

Tuesday October 11, 2016 18:00 - 19:00
The Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building University of Bristol, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ

18:00

The Ivory Game
Limited Capacity seats available

Wildlife activists and investigators put their lives on the line to battle the illegal African ivory trade in this suspenseful on-the-ground documentary, executive-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. Africa’s elephants are at major risk, more so today than ever before and the worldwide demand for ivory is causing havoc in the African bush. But slowly, the world is awakening to the problem. But is it too late? Academy Award nominee Kief Davidson and award-winning filmmaker Richard Ladkani have joined forces to direct a high profile, feature-length documentary on the plight of Africa’s elephants. Shot on location around the world, the filmmakers follow a number of remarkable heroes who have dedicated their lives to the honorable cause of saving the world's largest land mammal from extinction.

Nominated for the Theatrical Award
Austria, 110 mins
A NETFLIX documentary. Terra Mater Film Studios and Vulcan Productions in association with Malaika Pictures in association with Appian Way

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Tuesday October 11, 2016 18:00 - 20:10
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

18:50

Moose: A Year in the Life of a Twig Eater
Limited Capacity seats available

High up in Canada’s Rockies, by a crystal-clear lake rimmed with old-growth forest, a moose is born. At the best of times, the odds are stacked against this leggy 16-kilo calf surviving its first year but now they’re sinking even lower. It’s never been more important to understand what happens in the first year of a moose’s life and this stunningly intimate documentary does just that by taking us deep inside the world of moose to experience a calf’s youth up close and personal. Watch in awe as a young calf grows up right before your eyes in a land of snow-capped mountains, grizzly bears and wolves.

Nominated for the Editing Award
Canada, 61 mins
Twig Eaters Inc. in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, WNET Thirteen & BBC Bristol

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Tuesday October 11, 2016 18:50 - 20:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

19:00

Wildscreen Wateringhole Party
Welcome to the Wildscreen Wateringhole Party, the Wildscreen social event to congregate and converse over drinks and food. We gather to celebrate the art of natural history content and its skilled creators. Your co-hosts RED Digital Cinema, Esprit Films and Gates Underwater invite you to enjoy the relaxed Harbourside atmosphere with fine music and scenic views.



Tuesday October 11, 2016 19:00 - 23:30
The Slug and Lettuce Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5TY
 
Wednesday, October 12
 

08:30

Delegate Den
Your home away from home and the perfect place to set up a meeting or catch up on emails. Also the location of the early evening drinks.


Wednesday October 12, 2016 08:30 - 16:00
Bordeaux Quay Restaurant V-Shed, Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5UH

08:30

Delegate Registration
All Festival guests, whether you're a ticket-holder or panelist, must first swing by Bordeaux Quay Restaurant and collect your delegate pass. Without it, you won't be allowed in to see the programme! We'll need you to wear your delegate badge at all times to ensure you can access all events and parties.


Wednesday October 12, 2016 08:30 - 19:00
Bordeaux Quay Restaurant V-Shed, Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5UH

09:00

Staying Alive! The Risky Business of Health and Safety
Limited Capacity seats available

Shooting in the wild is a risky business. So how best do you manage the risks and look after yourself and your people? We’ll analyse case studies from a range of professional assignments and give advice for looking after your kit and yourself in hot, wet, wild and high locations. We’ll also cover solo location audio operations, media management, workflow, power and most importantly, staying alive!


Participants
avatar for Phil Coates

Phil Coates

Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Images of Adventure Ltd
Phil is founder and MD of production company Images of Adventure, he is an accomplished Producer Director Cinematographer specialising in broadcast observational documentaries. Phil an enviable track record of working on assignment in extreme and challenging environments across the globe from minus 48° to plus 52°C and to altitudes of 8,000m. Phil’s work has been commissioned for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, ABC Australia... Read More →


Wednesday October 12, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

09:00

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.




Wednesday October 12, 2016 09:00 - 17:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

09:00

Wild About VR
Wild About VR features cutting-edge demos of some of the most exciting projects being developed by natural history and science content producers for virtual reality technology.

Featuring content from:

Aardman Animations are the four times Oscar winning studio behind family favourites such as Wallace and Gromit, and Shaun the Sheep. They find themselves overly excited by new and interesting forms ofstorytelling. VR & 360 video are no exception. To date Aardman have created the 360 story Special Delivery for Google Spotlight, and We Wait, an animated VR doc for the BBC, which you’ll be able to experience for yourselves here at Wildscreen.

Born out of collaboration between Atlantic Productions and Zoo VFX (Atlantic’s CGI studio), Alchemy’s vision is to create the most compelling VR storytelling experiences in the world. They’re producing pioneering virtual reality experiences, including the award-winning museum experiences First Life and Great Barrier Reef Dive. Come and check out some of their latest VR experiences.

Deep VR is Africa's most experienced cinematic virtual reality production company. Its wildlife documentary division, Deep VR Wild, tells stories using VR to teleport nature lovers to real environments and situations. They’ll debut Exodus: The Great Migration: a virtual reality documentary about the East African mammal migration in a way never told nor filmed before. Be physically part of a herd making up part of the two million wildebeest that embark on a long and treacherous journey.

REWIND has collaborated with the BBC Science, BBC Learning and BBC Digital Storytelling to create an epic 15 minute immersive virtual reality experience: Home – AVR Spacewalk. Its immersive nature means that users will really get to feel what it’s like to be an astronaut floating 250 miles above earth with stunning and vast views of the spaceship, the space station and the universe.

The Wild About VR experience is sponsored by Motion Impossible.



Wednesday October 12, 2016 09:00 - 17:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

09:30

100 Years of the Little Blue Marble Show
Limited Capacity seats available

How well has the natural history genre done its job over the past 60 years in portraying environmental issues? Join Jonathan Dimbleby and the BBC/Open University’s Earth in Vision project as they try to answer some big questions: does blue-chip work?  Is TV the best place to talk about environmental issues?  And what stories need to be told and how over the next 40 years?


Host
avatar for Jonathan Dimbleby

Jonathan Dimbleby

Veteran writer & broadcaster
Jonathan Dimbleby is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s flagship programme of topical debate Any Questions? and its twin phone-in programme Any Answers? He has presented ITV’s flagship weekly political programme, Jonathan Dimbleby until the show ended on May 7th 2006. He is also ITV’s anchorman on every General Election night since 1997. Starting his career as a reporter for Radio Bristol, he moved on to Radio 4... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Lucinda Axelsson

Lucinda Axelsson

Commissioning Executive, Natural History & Specialist Factual, BBC
Lucinda is a Commissioning Executive working on Specialist Factual content for the BBC which includes Science and Natural History. Recent ratings winning commissions include New Zealand: Earths Mythical Islands, Snow Chick, Tribes Predators and me, Cats v Dogs, Tigers About the House and Japan: Earths Enchanted Islands. Having previously worked as a programme maker in the BBC’s natural history unit, she’s been working in Natural history for... Read More →
avatar for Abbie Barnes

Abbie Barnes

Filmmaker and Presenter, Song Thrush Productions
Abbie is a 20-year-old semi-professional filmmaker and presenter, specialising in promotional shorts, and wildlife conservation and expedition-style films. | ​ | Her core goal is to encourage her audience to “Spend More Time in The WILD” in the hope that they will enjoy unforgettable experiences that enhance their appreciation of their natural surroundings, and thus their desire to protect it for generations to come. She seeks... Read More →
avatar for Steve Burns

Steve Burns

Executive Vice President of Programming, Curiosity Stream
Currently, Steve Burns is Executive Vice President of Programming for CuriosityStream. His career spans more than 25 years from National Geographic producer to senior executive positions at Discovery Networks, returning to National Geographic as Executive Vice President of Global Content. | Prior to joining NGC, Burns served as Executive Vice President at Discovery Networks, responsible for 2,000 hours of programming per year . From 2003 to... Read More →
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Professor Joe Smith

Professor of Environment and Society, The Open University
Joe Smith is Professor of Environment and Society in The Open University’s Geography Department. He writes mostly about environmental history, policy and politics. Joe has designed and facilitated numerous seminars for environment specialists and senior media decision-makers since the mid 1990s, and advised on over 30 hours of BBC broadcasting. Joe leads two AHRC funded projects: 'Earth in Vision' (50 years of environment in broadcasting... Read More →


Wednesday October 12, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

11:00

Flight of the Swans
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?

Participants
avatar for Amber Eames

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 people from all walks of life on a mission to save Europe's smallest and rarest swan.
avatar for Mark Simpson

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 of life, on a mission to save Europe's smallest and rarest swan.


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

11:15

On the Couch: Tom McDonald
Limited Capacity seats available

As commissioning head for BBC Natural History and Specialist Factual formats, Tom McDonald is the man responsible for bringing to our screens everything from blue-chip documentaries like The Hunt to popular factual shows like Six Puppies and Us. He’s famously called for more experimental events and greater emotional engagement in the content he commissions but how does that apply for natural history wildlife filmmaking? Tom talks candidly about everything from what’s next for Live programming to co-producing with PBS plus how to bring a sense of experimentation to this most traditional of subject matters. It’s your chance to get to know the man behind the job title.

On The Couch: Going deeper than the conventional commissioner panel session, this interview uncovers the personality behind the commissioner label, giving us a uniquely personal take on the psyche of a channel.

Host
avatar for Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Senior Reporter, Broadcast
Hannah Gannagé-Stewart has been a journalist for eight years covering a range of areas including, the third sector, law and broadcasting. She specialises in business news reporting and joined Broadcast in March 2015 after more than two years on the news desk at The Lawyer. As senior reporter at Broadcast she focuses on the BBC, as well writing about independent production and broadcasting policy.

Participants
avatar for Tom McDonald

Tom McDonald

Head of Commissioning, Natural History & Specialist Factual, BBC
Tom McDonald is the head of commissioning for Natural History and Specialist Factual. Recent highlights include the BAFTA winning Big Blue Live, the BAFTA nominated The Hunt and How To Stay Young on BBC ONE; Victorian Bakers, Choose The Right Puppy For You, World's Busiest Railway and Tribes, Predators & Me for BBC TWO and on FOUR the RTS winning Oak Tree. He also looks after some of the BBC's best loved returning shows including Trust Me, I'm... Read More →


Wednesday October 12, 2016 11:15 - 12:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

11:30

Making Movies on Your Mobile
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to shoot a film on your phone? Then this is the masterclass for you. Find out how to get great looking pictures with minimal fuss, discover which pictures you need to tell a story, get the low-down on how to get crystal clear sound on a budget and find out which additional gadgets can make a big difference to your shoot.

Participants
avatar for Mark Robertson

Mark Robertson

Mobile and Video Journalism Trainer, BBC
An award winning producer and journalist for the BBC and a versatile multimedia trainer within BBC Academy. Mark specialises in video journalism, and in particular the area of mobile journalism and story telling, and the use of mobile phones for picture and audio gathering. He first picked up a camera at the age of 11 when he was given a Polaroid camera at Christmas.


Wednesday October 12, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

13:30

Sell the Sizzle not the Steak
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you tempt someone into buying your content? You tickle their tastebuds with a sizzle reel! In this session programme makers share their top recipes for rustling up an irresistible sizzle, while the commissioner reveals what they look for in the perfect steak – and what happens when they’re left chewing the fat! 

Host
avatar for Caroline Hawkins

Caroline Hawkins

Creative Director, Oxford Scientific Films
Caroline Hawkins has been with OSF since 2004. She is the creator of the international hit Meerkat Manor. Her other credits include Fatal Attractions,There’s A Rhino in My House, Lemur Street,Jessica the Hippo (Animal Planet),  Bad@$$ Animals (National Geographic Wild) and Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem for BBC and PBS. Caroline started her career as a floor manager at LWT before moving to BBC... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Doug Hope

Doug Hope

Head of Development - Natural History Unit, BBC
Doug has led the in-house Development team for the BBC NHU now for several years - having come from production he felt he needed the rest, but was sadly mistaken when it materialised that in fact it much harder, was more vague and even more work. Although he is proud of everything that he has been involved with these forms dictate picking out some favourites so let's go with the BAFTA winning Big Blue Live, Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur and... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Hoppin

Ashley Hoppin

Executive Producer, Nat Geo WILD
Ashley Hoppin oversees 80 hours of original programming annually across a broad range of topics including natural history, reality, science and adventure. Her highly acclaimed projects include the much-heralded Savage Kingdom mini-series, premiering this November; the award-winning Wild Yellowstone specials; plus Kingdom of the Apes, Game of Lions, and Untamed America. She also oversees much of Nat Geo Wild’s signature Destination Wild... Read More →
avatar for Grant Mansfield

Grant Mansfield

Chief Executive and Founder, Plimsoll Productions Ltd
Grant Mansfield is CEO and Founder of Plimsoll Productions, the UK's fastest growing indie with more than 20 series in production. Before launching the company in 2014 he spent 3 years in LA as CEO, Zodiak USA where his credits included Secret Millionaire and Celebrity Wife Swap. Previously, as MD RDF, London, credits included Ladette to Lady, Holiday Showdown. Before that, as Director of Programmes at Granada TV, Grant was responsible for... Read More →
avatar for Lucy Willis

Lucy Willis

Commissioning Editor, Channel 5
Lucy Willis is currently Commissioning Editor: Factual at Channel 5. She commissions factual programming across the channel including history and specialist factual with recent successes including Henry VII and His Six Wives, the Inside series and Sea Monsters and Visious Beasts. Lucy is also the commissioner overseeing Channel 5’s successful series Can’t Pay, We’ll Take it Away as well as the returning series The... Read More →


Wednesday October 12, 2016 13:30 - 14:30
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

13:30

The Script Doctor
Limited Capacity seats available

Doctor! Doctor! We’ve got a script emergency. Symptoms include a broken narrative arc, weak character development and a fractured format. The recommended course of treatment is an appointment with the acclaimed Script Doctor, Robert Thirkell. Previous cures include: Jamie’s School Dinners, The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off and Don’t Tell the Bride.

Participants
avatar for Robert Thirkell

Robert Thirkell

Robert Thirkell is a creative & troubleshooter who makes hit TV documentaries and formats. At the BBC he built his business and adventure unit, winning the first two BAFTAs in the formatted features category for Blood on the Carpet and Back to the Floor which helped create the modern format revolution round the world. | | Since leaving the BBC he helps broadcasters and production companies in the UK and abroad to create new documentary series... Read More →


Wednesday October 12, 2016 13:30 - 14:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

13:40

Uncharted Amazon
Limited Capacity seats available

Deep in the jungles of Peru, a silky anteater is fighting to stay awake and a mother humming bird is struggling to raise her chick. The seasonal downpours are about to begin and the rainforest's animals must strive to cope with the changing conditions. Through millions of years of evolution they have developed bizarre relationships and unexpected strategies to overcome them, but for all their ingenuity, they were never prepared for the arrival of a new species on the scene. In their first joint project three promising young filmmakers - Declan Burley, Tristan Thompson and Chris Butler - have created a film that exemplifies how fascinatingly beautiful yet threatened the rainforest environment can be.

Nominated for the Emerging Talent Award
United Kingdom, 57 mins
Seedling Media

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Wednesday October 12, 2016 13:40 - 15:00
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

14:45

The Sound of VR
With VR sound plays a bigger role with direction, focus and guidance than with flat screens and in order for the experience to succeed it requires equally immersive 360 Audio. We'll demonstrate how audio plays a key part in VR/360 content, give an overview of the available acquisition and delivery technologies available, and 360 picture post workflow. For VR novices everywhere, this is the masterclass for you.

Participants
avatar for Chris Domaille

Chris Domaille

Sound Mixer, Films at 59
Chris started his career studying musical instrument technology before getting a sound position at the BBC in Bristol. There he spent seven years with the audio unit being involved in all aspects of sound work before joining the Films at 59 team. As well as delivering quality television soundtracks, he has been responsible for mixing for big screen 4D immersive experiences. With his knowledge of quality sound design and the understanding of... Read More →
avatar for Will Foxall

Will Foxall

Workflow Supervisor, Films at 59
Will graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSc in Physics (Hons) in 2011 and began his career in post production. From the diverse, specialist acquisition for Plimsoll's 'Life at the Extreme' to the unique challenges of SEGA and BBC Earth's digital safari experience 'Orbi', Will has overseen the workflow of a number of technically challenging projects. With a particular interest in immersive experiences, Will has worked with museum... Read More →

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Wednesday October 12, 2016 14:45 - 16:45
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

15:15

RED Digital Cinema in Focus
Limited Capacity seats available

Join award-winning producer and wildlife photographer Asgeir Helgestad as he reveals how RED cameras help him to achieve his artistic vision.  Featuring footage from his recent expeditions to document climate change in the Arctic, Asgeir will explore how RED cameras perform in challenging conditions covering everything from dynamic range to slow motion and reframing to grading in RAW. Forget 4k, the 8k revolution is already here. 

Host
Participants
avatar for Asgeir Helgestad

Asgeir Helgestad

Wildlife Film Photographer & Documentary Producer, Artic Light
Since 1991 Asgeir has produced both stills and film for various clients including NRK and BBC. He is experienced in working under cold and harsh conditions since many of his projects are from the Arctic and also Antarctica. Most films are shot on Ultra High Definition (6K), using the large format RED EPIC camera. His still photography and films have won several awards internationally including; Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and Wildscreen... Read More →



Wednesday October 12, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

15:15

WildLIVE! Understanding the Trend towards Real Time Wildlife Programming
Limited Capacity seats available

LIVE video is the hottest trend on Facebook and in social media today. How are wildlife programmers riding the LIVE wave? BIG BLUE LIVE from the BBC and PBS captured the challenges of a live Blue Chip event. And Nat Geo Wild’s safariLIVE from WildEarth delivers hosted interactive shows twice every day from the Kruger National Park that are also broadcast on Facebook and YouTube.

Host
avatar for Peter Hamilton

Peter Hamilton

Founder, Publisher, Editor, DocumentaryTelevision.com
Peter is a senior consultant who specializes in business development for the unscripted video industry. His clients have included Discovery, NBC, Nat Geo, BBC, Vulcan and Singapore’s MDA. He has planned and helped launch dozens of channels worldwide. His e-newsletter DocumentaryTelevision.com gives weekly insider analysis and context to 20,000+ executives and producers. For the Smithsonian Channel and BBC, he recently co-EP’d A Shot... Read More →

Participants
avatar for James Honeyborne

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 →
avatar for Dan Salerno

Dan Salerno

VP Global Programming, National Geographic Channels
As Vice President of Global Programming, Salerno focuses on programming, development, and strategy for National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild’s international channels. He also manages a range of the US Channel’s strategic programming initiatives including Safari Live and the Westminster Dog Show. Prior to joining the Global Programming team, Salerno led Programming and Strategy for Nat Geo Wild in the US. Salerno joined National... Read More →
avatar for Graham Wallington

Graham Wallington

CEO, WildEarth
Having started his career in LIVE wildlife broadcasting on the Internet in 1998, Graham has gone on to produce more than 60 LIVE wildlife TV shows including the now very successful safariLIVE on Nat Geo Wild. | | He co-founded WildEarth and is currently developing several new LIVE wildlife projects around the world. Graham is a big believer in authenticity and interactivity and sees LIVE wildlife programming as the best way to provide viewers... Read More →


Wednesday October 12, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

15:30

Magical Moors
Limited Capacity seats available

Eerie and menacing, yet hauntingly beautiful and highly evocative. The rugged Moor landscape has long fuelled our imagination, inspiring artists and poets, evoking images both terrifying and deeply romantic. It’s a land of contrasts: wide open heaths, windswept and barren in winter, are transformed into wonderful carpets of white, fluffy cotton grass in summer while large bears and wolves roam alongside delicately fluttering butterflies, the bubbling calls of black grouse and the enchanting trills of the great snipe. The message of this stunningly beautiful film is clear: Save the moors, before it's too late.

Nominated for the Music Award and Sound Award
Germany, 95 mins
nautilusfilm GmbH - Natural History Germany in coproduction with Bayerischer Rundfunk

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Wednesday October 12, 2016 15:30 - 17:25
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

17:00

What the NHU Did Next
Limited Capacity seats available

All wildlife film and content makers want to liberate stories from nature, to share its wonder with everyone. The natural world inspires us and keeps us alive and now more of us than ever share the planet with it. The NHU has thrilled audiences on television and radio for 59 years and in that time society and the world has changed; so what does the NHU do next?

Participants
avatar for Julian Hector

Julian Hector

Head, Natural History Unit, BBC
Julian was appointed Head of the BBC Natural History Unit in September 2016. His previous Executive Producer role had a portfolio across radio, TV and digital. His TV credits include: Wild Africa, Tigers About the House, Ivory Wars, India: Natures Wonderland. His radio credits include Shared Planet, Tweet of the Day and World on the Move.


Wednesday October 12, 2016 17:00 - 18:00
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

17:00

Earth Touch Drinks
Earth Touch invites Festival delegates to join them in raising a glass.

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Wednesday October 12, 2016 17:00 - 19:00
Bordeaux Quay Restaurant V-Shed, Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5UH

17:40

David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef

Nearly sixty years after his first visit to the Great Barrier Reef, David Attenborough returns to his ‘most magical place on earth’. At nearly 90 years old, he’s embarking on a journey which allows him to understand the Reef as never before using a variety of innovative technology. However, the Reef is now seriously under threat having lost almost half its coral since his first visit and David is determined to discover how it can be saved.

Nominated for the Presenter Award, Science Award and Technical Innovation Award
United Kingdom, 84 mins
Atlantic Productions

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  



Wednesday October 12, 2016 17:40 - 18:40
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

18:00

Unbranded
Limited Capacity seats available

Four young cowboys hatch an outrageous plot to adopt, train, and ride a string of wild mustangs 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the wildest terrain of the American West. The trip becomes an epic journey of self-discovery, tested friendships, and iconic landscapes that include runaway horses, a sassy donkey, perilous mountain passes, rodeos, sickness, injury, and death. Unbranded is a soaring tale of danger and resilience, an emotionally charged odyssey that shines a bright light on the complex plight of the USA's wild horses.

Nominated for the Theatrical Award
United States, 106 mins
Fin & Fur Films LLC, Implement Productions & Cedar Creek Media LLC

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Wednesday October 12, 2016 18:00 - 20:10
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

19:20

Liz Bonnin’s Top Ten Big Blue Live Moments
Limited Capacity seats available

Biochemist, wild animal biologist and TV presenter Liz Bonnin is a renowned science broadcaster and a favourite face on our TV screens. In the BBC’s “Big Blue Live” we famously saw her reporting from on, above and beneath the waves of California’s Monterey Bay. Here, some of the world’s most spectacular marine animals gather in one very special place – and Liz was lucky enough to experience it all first-hand and up close. From blue whales to great white sharks, sea lions to dolphins – this was a real time adventure filled with extraordinary moments. But what were the best bits? Join Liz and BBC Big Blue Live’s Series Producer Adam White for a personal take on this BAFTA Award winning series, with Liz guiding us through her top ten favourite "Big Blue Live" moments.

Host
avatar for Adam White

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 →

Participants
avatar for Liz Bonnin

Liz Bonnin

Wild animal biologist & TV presenter


Wednesday October 12, 2016 19:20 - 20:20
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

20:00

World Premiere Screening of Nat Geo WILD's Savage Kingdom mini-series
Be the first to get an unprecedented glimpse at warring animal clans battling for survival in a remote region of Botswana that is drying up after years of flood-soaked abundance. The daily clashes play out like Game of Thrones, but the royal families here are lions, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs. There will be a special guest introduction by Charles Dance, Narrator and Emmynominated actor on Game of Thrones and a unique chance to hear from the creators of this ground-breaking series. The screening will be followed by a reception.

Host
avatar for Geoff Daniels

Geoff Daniels

EVP & General Manager, Nat Geo WILD

Participants
avatar for Brad Bestelink

Brad Bestelink

Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Natural History Film Unit (Botswana)
avatar for Ashley Hoppin

Ashley Hoppin

Executive Producer, Nat Geo WILD
Ashley Hoppin oversees 80 hours of original programming annually across a broad range of topics including natural history, reality, science and adventure. Her highly acclaimed projects include the much-heralded Savage Kingdom mini-series, premiering this November; the award-winning Wild Yellowstone specials; plus Kingdom of the Apes, Game of Lions, and Untamed America. She also oversees much of Nat Geo Wild’s signature Destination Wild... Read More →
avatar for Harry Marshall

Harry Marshall

Joint Founder of Icon Films, Creative Director, Executive Producer, Icon Films
Harry Marshall is the Creative Director of Icon Films – a long established award winning, UK independent production company. Over the last 25 years Icon Films has produced over 290 hours of high-end factual content for the international market. | | Harry was born and spent his childhood in India, where he has continued to work and travel extensively with a particular knowledge of the Himalayas. After graduating from Oxford University in... Read More →
avatar for Janet Han Vissering

Janet Han Vissering

Senior Vice President of Development & Production, Nat Geo WILD
As Senior Vice President of Development & Production for Nat Geo WILD, Janet Han Vissering is responsible for over 150 hours of programming commissioned each year for broadcast in 166 countries, 330 million homes and 34 languages worldwide. | | In her role, Vissering manages WILD’s development team, working with the world’s leading independent producers, distributors, creative agencies and strategic broadcast partners to create the... Read More →

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Wednesday October 12, 2016 20:00 - 23:00
Cinema De Lux Cabot Circus, Bristol BS1 3BX
 
Thursday, October 13
 

08:30

Delegate Den
Your home away from home and the perfect place to set up a meeting or catch up on emails. Also the location of the early evening drinks.


Thursday October 13, 2016 08:30 - 16:00
Bordeaux Quay Restaurant V-Shed, Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5UH

08:30

Delegate Registration
All Festival guests, whether you're a ticket-holder or panelist, must first swing by Bordeaux Quay Restaurant and collect your delegate pass. Without it, you won't be allowed in to see the programme! We'll need you to wear your delegate badge at all times to ensure you can access all events and parties.


Thursday October 13, 2016 08:30 - 19:00
Bordeaux Quay Restaurant V-Shed, Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5UH

09:00

Presenting: The Whole Picture
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters come in all shapes and sizes. But what makes for a good one? Get the lowdown from commissioners and camera crew, producers and directors, agents and the talent themselves about how to make it big as a presenter!

Participants
avatar for Gordon Buchanan

Gordon Buchanan

Cameraman, presenter and public speaker
Wildlife cameraman and presenter Gordon Buchanan has spent the past twenty-five years filming the wild the weird and the wonderful animals that we share the planet with. Traveling to some of the world’s remotest corners he passionately strives to convey and share the wonder and beauty of the natural world. 
avatar for Ben Duncan

Ben Duncan

Director, Tigress Productions
A PD and self shooter filmed in both extreme and lovely environments. Some better than others!
avatar for Mark Flowers

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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Alice Keens-Soper

Head of Specialist Factual, Oxford Scientific Films
Alice Keens-Soper is a BAFTA and EMMY award winning producer who is Head of Specialist Factual at Oxford Scientific Films. Alice specialises in popular natural history, and science, and produced the award winning series 'Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature' for BBC1, the ‘Secret Life of’ brand for ITV and the ratings hit series' ‘Animal Odd Couples’ and ‘Animals in Love’ both presented by Liz Bonnin. Most recently Alice has... Read More →
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Jo Sarsby

Talent Agent, Jo Sarsby Management
Talent Agent for Wildlife, Exploration and Science TV presenters.
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Janet Han Vissering

Senior Vice President of Development & Production, Nat Geo WILD
As Senior Vice President of Development & Production for Nat Geo WILD, Janet Han Vissering is responsible for over 150 hours of programming commissioned each year for broadcast in 166 countries, 330 million homes and 34 languages worldwide. | | In her role, Vissering manages WILD’s development team, working with the world’s leading independent producers, distributors, creative agencies and strategic broadcast partners to create the... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

09:00

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.




Thursday October 13, 2016 09:00 - 16:00
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

09:00

Wild About VR
Wild About VR features cutting-edge demos of some of the most exciting projects being developed by natural history and science content producers for virtual reality technology.

Featuring content from:

Aardman Animations are the four times Oscar winning studio behind family favourites such as Wallace and Gromit, and Shaun the Sheep. They find themselves overly excited by new and interesting forms ofstorytelling. VR & 360 video are no exception. To date Aardman have created the 360 story Special Delivery for Google Spotlight, and We Wait, an animated VR doc for the BBC, which you’ll be able to experience for yourselves here at Wildscreen.

Born out of collaboration between Atlantic Productions and Zoo VFX (Atlantic’s CGI studio), Alchemy’s vision is to create the most compelling VR storytelling experiences in the world. They’re producing pioneering virtual reality experiences, including the award-winning museum experiences First Life and Great Barrier Reef Dive. Come and check out some of their latest VR experiences.

Deep VR is Africa's most experienced cinematic virtual reality production company. Its wildlife documentary division, Deep VR Wild, tells stories using VR to teleport nature lovers to real environments and situations. They’ll debut Exodus: The Great Migration: a virtual reality documentary about the East African mammal migration in a way never told nor filmed before. Be physically part of a herd making up part of the two million wildebeest that embark on a long and treacherous journey.

REWIND has collaborated with the BBC Science, BBC Learning and BBC Digital Storytelling to create an epic 15 minute immersive virtual reality experience: Home – AVR Spacewalk. Its immersive nature means that users will really get to feel what it’s like to be an astronaut floating 250 miles above earth with stunning and vast views of the spaceship, the space station and the universe.

The Wild About VR experience is sponsored by Motion Impossible.



Thursday October 13, 2016 09:00 - 16:00
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

09:30

From Hollywood to Natural History - How Do You Score Wildlife?
Limited Capacity seats available

British film composer, Steven Price, is best known for his Academy Award-winning soundtrack for the sci-fi epic Gravity. His other works include Fury, Attack the Block, The World’s End and this summer’s hottest movie, Suicide Squad. Yet he’s also managed to squeeze in time to score the 6-time Panda Award nominated series The Hunt, which includes a nod for Best Music at this year’s Wildscreen. Steven reveals his creative process, tells us how a score can shape an audience’s understanding of story and lets you in on how he creates a soundtrack to the natural world.

Host
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Jonnie Hughes

Producer, Silverback Films
Jonnie worked as a science lecturer and journalist before moving to television. In the last 15 years he has worked at the BBC's Natural History Unit, Tigress Productions, BBC Earth and Silverback Films, producing programming from live OB to ob doc to blue chip. His most recent broadcasts were two episodes of The Hunt, Silverback's BAFTA award-winning landmark series for the BBC. His current role is again at Silverback, producing natural history... Read More →

Participants
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Steven Price

Composer
Steven Price is an Academy Award-winning composer. In 2014 his groundbreaking score for Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" won him not only the Academy Award but also the BAFTA, the Critics' Choice Award, the Satellite Award, and ASCAP's first ever Film Composer of the year Award. He has since scored "Suicide Squad" for Warner Brothers and DC Films, "Fury", the WWII epic written and directed by David Ayer, starring Brad Pitt, "Believe", a drama series... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

09:30

The "D" Word
Limited Capacity seats available

Diverse TV means better TV so UK commissioners are making it their priority to reflect modern society in their programmes through the setting of new diversity targets. So what is the natural history filmmaking community doing to boost the representation of minorities both on and off camera and how do we make sure our talent development strategies connect with under-represented groups?


Host
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Deep Sehgal

Executive Producer, Avatar Productions
After producing his first film for the BFI/C4 in 1998, Deep worked as a documentary producer for 15 years and won a number of international awards before making the hit BBC drama series The Indian Doctor. | | His subsequent work has won BAFTA, RTS and Broadcast awards and alongside making films, he acts as a consultant for Skillset's High End TV Levy, designing and delivering opportunities for the next generation of production... Read More →

Participants
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Lynn Barlow

Director of Creative Media, University of the West of England
Journalist and broadcaster, Lynn's career spans newspapers, radio and television. She covered health and community affairs as a BBC radio and tv correspondent and went on to direct and produce ground-breaking documentary series including Anatomy of a Crime - which won the Grierson and RTS award for best documentary series. She now divides her times as Director, Creative Industries for the University of the West of England, Bristol and as a... Read More →
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Sas Bonser

Talent Manager, BBC
Talent Manager across editorial talent for the Natural History Unit and Documentaries at BBC Studios in Bristol.
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Satmohan Panesar

Commissioning Executive, ITV
Satmohan Panesar got his first opportunity in television with a stint of work experience at Princess Productions, where over a period two years he was fortunate enough to work on some of their biggest shows as a researcher, including the first three series of The Friday Night Project. Continuing to  focus on entertainment, Satmohan went on to AP on shows such as Big Brother’s Little Brother and My... Read More →
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Sarah Peat

Series Producer, Tigress Productions
Sarah Peat is an Executive Producer at Tigress and has overseen some of the company’s most technically challenging productions including Elephant: Life after Death and Hippo: Nature’s Wild Feast for Channel 4. | | She also devised and produced Winter Viruses and Countdown to the Rains for BBC2, Edward VIII Lion King for Channel 4 as well as Wild Animal Reunions and John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventures for ITV. She is... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

11:15

On the Couch: Janet Han Vissering
Limited Capacity seats available

Janet Han Vissering, Senior Vice President of Development and Production for Nat Geo Wild, is responsible for over 150 hours of programming each year that broadcasts in 166 countries, 330 million homes and 34 languages worldwide. Join us for an hour in her company, uncovering her likes and dislikes, what she’s passionate about and what really makes her tick in an attempt to get under the skin of both a persona, and a channel.

On The Couch: Going deeper than the conventional commissioner panel session, this interview uncovers the personality behind the commissioner label, giving us a uniquely personal take on the psyche of a channel.

Host
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Laura Marshall

Managing Director, Icon Films
As Managing Director of Icon Films, she is responsible for the strategic direction, personnel development, and drives marketing the company. Laura also Executive Produces much of Icon’s output. Laura is a prominent member of the Bristol production community and Chaired the first year of Bristol Media, the cluster group for companies and professionals working in Bristol. She is deeply committed to developing emerging talent and promoting... Read More →

Participants
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Janet Han Vissering

Senior Vice President of Development & Production, Nat Geo WILD
As Senior Vice President of Development & Production for Nat Geo WILD, Janet Han Vissering is responsible for over 150 hours of programming commissioned each year for broadcast in 166 countries, 330 million homes and 34 languages worldwide. | | In her role, Vissering manages WILD’s development team, working with the world’s leading independent producers, distributors, creative agencies and strategic broadcast partners to create the... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 11:15 - 12:15
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

11:30

Shoot to Thrill: a Cameraman’s Guide to Filming Great Sequences
Limited Capacity seats available

As a wildlife cameraperson your job is not just to capture great shots. It’s about gathering many shots that can be put together to tell a meaningful story - and managing that even when the animals won’t co-operate! Wildlife cameraman John Aitchison talks about his extensive experience filming everything from The Hunt to Planet Earth II to Disneynature Bears, giving you the low-down on what you need to know in order to build award-winning sequences.


Participants
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John Aitchison

Cameraman/Producer, Otter Films
Before becoming a cameraman John made films for the RSPB, as a researcher then as a producer. He has filmed and produced several Natural Worlds for the BBC, including The Amber Time Machine, presented by Sir David Attenborough. He has also been part of the camera teams for The Hunt, Frozen Planet, Yellowstone (all of which won BAFTAs for cinematography) as well as Hebrides, Life Stories, Life, South Pacific, Wild China, Big Cat Diary, Springwatch... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

13:30

Attenborough & Packham
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Sir David Attenborough as he shares, with broadcaster and passionate conservationist Chris Packham, his experience of the changing nature of conservation. From saving charismatic single species like gorillas, to protecting complete ecosystems and to new technologies which offer innovative ways of experiencing and protecting our world, the future is hopeful.

This will be a hugely popular event with a limited capacity and only open to WEEK or THURSDAY delegates. If that's you, expect to receive an email invite on Thursday 29 September. To guarantee your seat at this very special event, please RSVP immediately. Seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis according to the time the RSVPs are received.

As of 30 September there is no more availability for this event. If you have purchased a day or week ticket since 30 September, you will still receive an invite shortly after purchase and can then add yourself to the waitlist in case of cancellations.

To buy your Festival pass, click here.


Thursday October 13, 2016 13:30 - 14:30
Anson Rooms Bristol SU, Richmond Building, 105 Queens Road, BS8 1LN

14:45

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Budget
Limited Capacity seats available

If you're not able to get your head around where the money needs to go and how you should manage your costs to maximise efficiency then it’s like you're trying to run a race one-legged. Here newbie filmmakers get the low down on everything they need to know about programme budgeting but were too afraid to ask! 


Participants
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Tina Razdan

Production Manager, Tigress Productions
Tina has worked in factual television production for over 10 years and has extensive experience in adventure, wildlife, factual and factual entertainment programme making. She's worked both as a co-ordinator and a production manager on programmes and series of all shapes, sizes and budgets filming and all over the world.
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Amy Twomey

Production Manager, Tigress Productions
Amy Twomey is a Production Manager with almost 20 years' experience in television production. She has worked on a wide variety of factual programming – with equally varied budgets - from one off specials to longer running serials. Working largely for Tigress Productions and Sky Vision, she’s worked with a range of broadcasters including BBC, Five, Channel 4, National Geographic, Discovery and Terra Mater.


Thursday October 13, 2016 14:45 - 16:45
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

15:10

Tribes, Predators and Me
Limited Capacity seats available

Gordon Buchanan joins a Waorani tribal family in Ecuador's Amazon jungle as they search for giant anacondas. The tribe know this remote rainforest and its spectacular wildlife better than anyone else. They teach Gordon their secrets for surviving here, using blow pipes and sharpened sticks to hunt monkeys and wild pigs. But his greatest challenge is to help them catch and release a massive anaconda, an animal of spiritual importance that could hold the key to their future.

Nominated for the Presenter Award
United Kingdom, 59 mins
BBC & BBC Worldwide

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Thursday October 13, 2016 15:10 - 16:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

15:15

ARRI In Focus: Art & Craft of Truly Cinematic Wildlife Filming
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want your hard-fought wildlife film to look as cinematic as the drama series airing just before your scheduled transmission, or even the Hollywood movie afterwards? Come to the ARRI sponsored session to learn how top wildlife professionals achieve such stunning visuals. The panel, chaired by the highly experienced editor of Definition magazine, Julian Mitchell, will help you find your own answers.

Host
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Julian Mitchell

Editor, Definition Magazine, Bright Publishing
Julian Mitchell founded High Definition magazine, as it was in 2003, to reflect the profound changes in moving image capture and broadcast that were just about to happen. The magazine has been at the forefront of the use of high resolution images from HD over ten years ago to UHD and 4K today.

Participants
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Tom Beard

Director
Tom’s background as a director is in observational and anthropological film-making. He’s made films all around the world, including the series ‘Welcome to India’ for BBC Two and ‘Meet the Natives’ (Nat Geo), as well as closer to home, such as ‘The Big C and Me’ (BBC One). Recently, he has also tackled the knotty world of wildlife conservation, with the BAFTA winning... Read More →
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Sophie Darlington

Natural History Camerawoman, Sophie Darlington Picture Company Ltd
Sophie is an Award-Winning UK based Filmmaker & Cinematographer specializing in natural history. She has been making blue chip wildlife feature films and television throughout the world for over 20 years and was mentored by filmmaker Hugo van Lawick in The Serengeti, Tanzania. | Sophie is an experienced self-shooting DP with an outstanding reputation for long lens work, Phantom, beautiful composition and anticipation of... Read More →
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Cristian Dimitrius

Director of Photography, Cristian Dimitrius Productions
Cristian Dimitrius is a Brazilian Emmy Award Winning cinematographer, photographer and television presenter specializing in wildlife and natural history films around the world. On land or underwater, from ants to whales, Cristian's innovative cinematography and unorthodox camera techniques are helping revolutionize the way people see and perceive wildlife. Hes goal is always to bring an innovative approach, using the latest... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

15:15

Friends with Benefits - Building the Perfect Co-Production Partnership
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

17:00

Nitin Sawhney and The Sound of Nature
Limited Capacity seats available

Nitin Sawhney is a musician, composer and producer with a diverse repertoire encompassing theatre, dance, film, video games and TV – as well as the odd award-winning album! He’s written music for the BBC’s Human Planet and Wonders of the Monsoon.  He’s composed an Animal Symphony for the City of Birmingham Orchestra for Sky Arts. And now he’s scoring Andy Serkis’s Jungle Book, due for release in 2018. Join Nitin to find out how he does it.

Image (c) Eva Vermandel

Host
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Tom Robinson

Broadcaster and Songwriter, Leporine Ltd
Tom Robinson is a British songwriter and broadcaster born in 1950. His music career began in London in 1975 with the acoustic trio Café Society. He first enjoyed chart success with the Tom Robinson Band (TRB) who were early supporters of the UK’s Rock Against Racism movement. Unusually for the time, Robinson was openly gay and a vocal supporter of LGBT rights. | | In the eighties Tom had further hits as a solo artist... Read More →

Participants
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Nitin Sawhney

Composer/Producer/Artist, Positiv LLP
Nitin Sawhney is a producer, composer and multi instrumentalist whose diverse repertoire encompasses over 50 film scores and who is currently scoring “Jungle Book” for Warner Bros. He has released 10 critically acclaimed studio albums, the most recent being “Dystopian Dream”. He has written music for both theatre and dance (including music for Cirque du Soleil, Complicite and regular collaborator, Akram Khan... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 17:00 - 18:00
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

17:00

John Bishop's Gorilla Adventure
Limited Capacity seats available

John Bishop encounters mountain gorillas and discovers they have more in common with his family than he ever imagined! Male mountain gorillas are just like his teenage sons – bulging muscles but no sense. Plus they fart, flirt and pick their noses. The Gorilla Doctors, a group of vets who have dedicated their lives to saving the mountain gorillas left in the wild, do difficult, dangerous work, as John experiences when a huge Silverback threatens the team. But it’s also deeply rewarding: gorilla numbers are increasing through the constant vigilance of the Gorilla Doctors and a concerted conservation effort.

Nominated for the Popular Broadcast Award
United Kingdom, 52 mins
Tigress Productions & LOLA Entertainment

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Thursday October 13, 2016 17:00 - 18:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

18:00

DOUBLE BILL: An Elephant's Tale: The Matriarch | Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale
Limited Capacity seats available

Hear the true story of a baby elephant born into a rescue camp in the Botswana wilderness. When she’s orphaned after only one month with her mother, the men looking after her herd must suddenly become tireless surrogates just to keep her alive. Camp scientist Mike Chase knows the stakes. He’s launched the most ambitious census ever to count elephants across Africa: a last ditch effort to help them survive. Now, he must race to defend an entire species while struggling to save a single life.

Nominated for the Theatrical Award
United States, 90 mins
Vulcan Productions in association with Off The Fence

The screening will be preceded by the showing of An Elephant's Tale: The Matriarch, a two minute short that tells the tale of a single elephant providing powerful testimony to the experience of the species as a whole at this crucial moment in their existence.

Nominated for the Campaign Award
United States, 2 mins
Natalie Cash

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis. 


Thursday October 13, 2016 18:00 - 19:55
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

18:00

Wildscreen Panda Awards Ceremony
You’re in for a wild night as Green Hollywood comes to Bristol, with a line-up featuring the very best on and off-screen natural world storytelling talent, including TV presenters Steve Backshall and Liz Bonnin as hosts. Dubbed the ‘Green Oscars’, the Panda Awards celebrate and honour the very best talent in the industry and with over 900 entries from around the globe, competition is fierce! Be the first to see the winners and then celebrate with them afterwards at our glitzy Panda Awards Ceremony party.

Tickets must be purchased separately and are available from the Colston Hall website or Eventbrite. Tickets include fizz on arrival, the ceremony show and exclusive access to the after-party, which includes wine, light bites and entertainment.

Participants
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Steve Backshall

Adventurer & TV presenter
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Liz Bonnin

Wild animal biologist & TV presenter



Thursday October 13, 2016 18:00 - Friday October 14, 2016 01:00
Colston Hall Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR

18:40

Yasuni Man
Limited Capacity seats available

The Yasuni Biosphere of Amazonian Ecuador – the world’s most biodiverse forest – is home to the Waorani, an indigenous Amazonian tribe plagued by deception, exploitation and murder. It's a real-life Avatar story: once under siege by missionaries seeking to civilize them, the Waorani now battling industry operatives and their own government in a fight to survive. As oil companies encroach and colonisation, deforestation, illegal logging, illegal bush markets, overhunting, oil spills, disease and violations of human rights run rampant, the Waorani struggle to assimilate and their forest eden is destroyed, all for the oil that lies beneath Yasuni. Filmmaker Ryan P. Killackey leads us on an incredible 1,500 mile expedition along 7 rivers, exploring the impact of oil development on the biodiversity of the forest and its people.

Nominated for the Emerging Talent Award
United States, 93 mins
Pollywog Productions LLC

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Thursday October 13, 2016 18:40 - 20:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX
 
Friday, October 14
 

08:30

Delegate Den
Your home away from home and the perfect place to set up a meeting or catch up on emails. Also the location of the early evening drinks.


Friday October 14, 2016 08:30 - 16:00
Bordeaux Quay Restaurant V-Shed, Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5UH

08:30

Delegate Registration
All Festival guests, whether you're a ticket-holder or panelist, must first swing by Bordeaux Quay Restaurant and collect your delegate pass. Without it, you won't be allowed in to see the programme! We'll need you to wear your delegate badge at all times to ensure you can access all events and parties.


Friday October 14, 2016 08:30 - 19:00
Bordeaux Quay Restaurant V-Shed, Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5UH

09:00

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
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

09:10

DOUBLE BILL: Migratory Connectivity Project: Songbirds Return | Honey Hunters
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a life story of bees and people. For millions years bees have been laboriously building the natural environment of our planet. But now they die in their millions. A programme of wild tree beekeeping reintroduction was launched in Polish forests. Can reaching for the past, and the original model of coexistence of bees and people, help us save the bees?

Nominated for the People and Nature Award
Poland, 76 mins
Arkana Studio co-produced with ARTE G.E.I.E.; Telewizja Polska S.A; Studio Produkcyjne ORKA sp. z o.o.; MX35 Wajda Szlenkier Litwin SP.J

The screening will be preceded by the showing of Migratory Connectivity Project: Songbirds Return, a six minute short promoting the plight of US and Canadian songbirds.

Nominated for the Campaign Award
United States, 6 mins
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Pangolin Pictures & Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis. 


Friday October 14, 2016 09:10 - 10:50
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

09:30

DOUBLE BILL: Emanuele Biggi | Audun Rikardsen
Limited Capacity seats available

PART I: BIG STORIES ABOUT LITTLE CREATURES
Emanuele Biggi - Championing the little known with weird and terrible tales
Driven by a love of discovery and a desire to communicate, Dr Biggi tells stories about the often extraordinary lifestyles of the small and weird, combining life behind a camera with life in front of one.

PART II: SPLIT-LEVEL FOCUS
Audun Rikardsen - Double vision at the interface between ocean and air
A lifetime’s intimacy with Arctic marine life combined with a scientist’s curiosity has led to a split-level technique to reveal what’s happening under the surface in the context of a cold, dark world above.

Images Left  (c) Emanuele Biggi  Right (c) Audun Rikardsen

Participants
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Emanuele Biggi

Conservation Photographer
A naturalist with a PhD in Environmental Science, Emanuele Biggi is also a photographer, science communicator and TV presenter. He mainly focuses on telling stories about the little creatures, whether insects, spiders or amphibians, and science and conservation. For nine months of the year, he presents live every weekday GEO, a three-hour programme on Italian TV for Rai3, where he aims to excite people about the wonders of the natural world... Read More →
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Audun Rikardsen

Professor in freshwater and marine biology, University of Tromsø
Growing up in a small fishing community in northern Norway, Audun Rikardsen has a lifelong fascination with the Arctic’s rough landscape, culture and wildlife, both above and below the ocean’s surface. Photography for him is about sharing his fascination of the Arctic coastline through the revelations of new perspectives. He often develops his own systems to achieve his unusual shots, and since he started photography in 2009, his images... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

09:30

The Art of Book Creation
Limited Capacity seats available

Self-publishing: creative ways to fund and sell.

The pros and cons of doing it yourself, why you might want to and ways to create a unique product. With success stories including Remembering Elephants and contributions from those who’ve done it their way, including Matt Maran with Hampstead Heath and Joseph Wright with The Floods.

Participants
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Matthew Maran

Wildlife Photographer
Matthew Maran is a London-based landscape and wildlife photographer. His most recent work has been a collaborative project with the City of London Corporation showcasing the familiar and rarely seen animals and habitats of Hampstead Heath, as both an exhibition and a book, published in spring 2016 by his publishing company Hemisphere and supported through a Kickstarter campaign. Hemisphere has also published Vancouver Island: Barkley to... Read More →
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Keith Wilson

Editor, Writer & Photographer
London-based photojournalist Keith Wilson is the founder of Wild Planet Photo Magazine, the world’s first monthly digital magazine devoted entirely to wildlife photography. Keith is a much sought-after editor of fine-art photography books, working with some of the UK’s leading wildlife and nature photographers. He is also the editor of the forthcoming photo book Remembering Elephants, which launches in September. A former... Read More →
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Joseph Wright

Photographer and Book-maker
Joseph Wright is a photographer and photobook-maker based in north Wiltshire, a semi-rural area of southern England. He describes himself as a visual narrator of inner and outer landscapes. Using the mediums of photography and books, he reveals stories of the land and how we inhabit it, developed through his lifelong relationship with the countryside and edgelands. His work is an instinctive response to place and event, and is frequently rooted... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

11:10

The Hunt
Limited Capacity seats available

The highly acclaimed BBC series The Hunt approaches predation as never before, taking an intimate look at the remarkable strategies employed by hunters to catch their prey and the hunted to escape. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the new series comes from multi-Emmy®-winning executive producer Alastair Fothergill (The Blue Planet, Frozen Planet) and series producer Huw Cordey (South Pacific, Frozen Planet) — the makers of the landmark series Planet Earth, which captivated audiences around the world in over 130 countries. We travel the world in search of the top predators and discover rarely seen wildlife and animal behaviour: from hunting dogs' endless chases over the open plains to polar bears stalking seals out on breaking ice; from portia, nature’s smartest spider, that alters its hunting strategy depending on what prey it’s targeting, to the abdopus octopus, which, at low tide, walks across the ground to reach fish trapped in rock pools.

Nominated for the Cinematography Award, Editing Award, Music Award, Script Award, Series Award and Sound Award
United Kingdom, 58 mins
Silverback Films, co-produced with the BBC, BBC Worldwide, BBC America, The Open University, CCTV9 & NDR Naturfilm

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Friday October 14, 2016 11:10 - 12:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

11:15

DOUBLE BILL: David Herasimtschuk | Ronan Donovan
Limited Capacity seats available

PART I: IMMERSIVE REVELATIONS
David Herasimtschuk - Freshwater exposures that change hearts and minds
Fresh ways to tell river stories that reveal wonders under the surface and win support for precious freshwater places.

PART II: WILD SOCIAL SCIENCE
Ronan Donovan - Photography as a tool for discovery
Using stills to study chimpanzee canopy life led to spying on bears’ bathing routines and then wolf hunts in midwinter.

Images Left (c) David Herasimtschuk  Right (c) Ronan Donovan

Participants
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Ronan Donovan

Photographer & Filmmaker
Born at home into the house his father built in rural Vermont, Ronan Donovan has spent his adult years immersed in the natural world. A biologist turned photographer and film-maker, he spent 2011 in the canopy studying wild chimpanzees in Uganda, through Harvard University. The experience inspired his desire to use visual storytelling as a way to reach a greater audience. Ronan's photographic journeys include weeks filming puffins on a remote... Read More →
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David Herasimtschuk

Wildlife Photographer/Cinematographer
Growing up beside a river, in Colorado, USA, David Herasimtschuk perfected the art of toad-catching and river-swimming at an early age. Days on the river consisted of rafting, swimming and searching for amphibians, snakes and fish. Fortunately, life has changed very little. The main difference now is his camera. Over the years, his love of rivers has turned into a passion to help conserve them and the animals that live in them. Trained as a... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 11:15 - 12:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

11:15

The Business of Adaptation
Limited Capacity seats available

Changing markets and converging skills. Producing stills, video and science.

If photojournalism as we knew it is dead, can you afford to up your game? Can you be a video shooter as well as a photographer, a producer as well as an artist? A look at the new landscape. Plus a practitioner’s view of blending video and stills.

Participants
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Nick Cobbing

Photographer & Filmmaker
Nick Cobbing has worked as a photojournalist for 20 years. He combines the skills of an artist and journalist to reveal character-driven stories about our changing environment: disappearing sea ice, receding glaciers and ocean acidification. Published in National Geographic, The Sunday Times Magazine and Geo, these stories inspire the reader to explore their role in the natural world, with all its contradictions and nuance. Based in Stockholm, he... Read More →
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Tim Laman

Wildlife Photojournalist
For more than 20 years, photojournalist Tim Laman has been documenting the lives of little-known and endangered rainforest wildlife. His expertise in working in the canopy led to a doctorate in rainforest ecology from Harvard University, where he is a research associate in ornithology. He has conducted long-term fieldwork in the Asia-Pacific region, with the help of grants from the National Geographic Society, and he is a regular contributor to... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 11:15 - 12:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

12:20

The Skill of Conversion to Stills
Limited Capacity seats available

How to grade a grab into a great shot. A master-practitioner’s guide to creating publishable pictures from video.


Participants
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Stephen Johnson

Copyrightimage
Stephen Johnson runs the electronic imaging consultancy and retouching business Copyrightimage. He helps photo libraries and individual photographers with their workflow, as well as working on stills for high-profile book and web projects for companies such as Disneynature and the BBC. He combines photographic and aesthetic understanding with emerging computer and software tools to deliver quality image reproduction and enhanced workflow. Stephen... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 12:20 - 12:50
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

13:00

The Islands and the Whales
Limited Capacity seats available

In their remote home in the North Atlantic the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on the table. The land yields little, so they have always relied on harvesting their seas. Hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations, and gave them the way of life they love; a life they would pass on to their children. But today they face a grave threat to this tradition. A local doctor makes a grim discovery that their beloved whales are toxic, contaminated by the outside world. What once secured their survival now endangers their children and the Faroe Islanders must make a choice between health and tradition.

Nominated for the Impact Award
United Kingdom, 84 mins
Intrepid Cinema

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Friday October 14, 2016 13:00 - 14:45
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

13:30

DOUBLE BILL: Luke Massey | Tony Wu
Limited Capacity seats available

PART I: DOING IT MY WAY
Luke Massey - The value of ideas and the art of juggling
How a young pro funds his own projects, why ideas count and how mixing video and stills works for him.

PART II: OCEAN SURVIVAL
Tony Wu - Following a marine passion and leading others to it
Fascinated by the ocean and a desire to understand the more puzzling behaviour of marine creatures, from humpbacks to bumpheads, Tony has found a way to shoot what he wants through inspiring others to follow him.

Images Left (c) Luke Massey  Right (c) Tony Wu 

Participants
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Luke Massey

Wildlife Photographer & Cameraman
Luke Massey is a lifelong naturalist, working as both cameraman and photographer, with stills photography his first love. His recent feature stories include urban peregrines and urban black kites, and a Wildscreen Exchange-funded project on the Iberian lynx, and has been published in magazines including Audubon and BBC Wildlife. He is currently working on long-term projects, including the illegal wildlife trade in Asia. Luke was a recipient of... Read More →
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Tony Wu

Underwater Photographer
Tony Wu is one of Asia’s leading underwater photographers, combining his love of visual art with his fascination for the behaviour of marine species. A professional for more than 20 years, he gave up ‘a respectable life’ to become an ocean wanderer. His particular focus is on the social interactions of whales and on the mass-spawning aggregations of fish, and for the past 10 years, he has been publishing his observations, stories and... Read More →



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

13:30

DOUBLE BILL: Sam Hobson | Martin Dohrn
Limited Capacity seats available

PART I: MAKING THAT HUMAN CONNECTION
Sam Hobson - Revealing what's close to home as a way to reach the most important audience
Why celebrating the wild in the city and bringing people into the picture can be doubly rewarding.

PART II: MAKING THE UNSEEN SEEN
Martin Dohrn - Throwing light on the dark, the deep and the detail
Special starlight, heat-seeking and ultra-macro video cameras are recording what's never been possible before. When it comes to pulling frames from moving images, it's the revelation that matters, not the resolution - the drama, not the definition - says picture-maker and innovator Martin Dohrn.

Images Left (c) Sam Hobson  Right (c) Martin Dohrn 

Participants
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Martin Dohrn

Wildlife Filmmaker, Ammonite
Director of the award-winning production company Ammonite Films, Martin Dohrn took up photography seriously at the age of 14 to record butterflies rather than collect them. After studying photography at art college, he worked as a photographer in London for six years before joining the BBC Natural History Unit. In 1994 Martin set up Ammonite, and he has been producing landmark programmes ever since. His awards include two BAFTA nominations and an... Read More →
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Sam Hobson

Wildlife Photographer
Bristol-based wildlife and conservation photographer Sam Hobson is best known for his work with urban wildlife. It was the stag beetle, hedgehog and fox visitors to his childhood garden that gave him his passion for wildlife, and it was through tracking the animals in his neighbourhood that he has developed a nose for a story. A regular contributor to BBC Wildlife, he also shoots conservation documentary stories, and his pictures have been... Read More →



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

15:15

DOUBLE BILL: Justin Gilligan | Kaitlin Yarnall
Limited Capacity seats available

PART I: LEARNING ON THE JOB
Justin Gilligan - The creative challenges of a rapid-shoot assignment.
Three stories in one – lessons learned, challenges met.
Sponsored by Save our Seas Foundation.

PART II: INVESTING IN STORYTELLING
New funding for developing talent and supporting critical initiatives that use the power of storytelling. Do you fit the bill?

Images Left (c) Justin Gilligan  Right (c) Becca Skinner

Participants
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Justin Gilligan

Photographer & Journalist
Justin Gilligan is an Australian photojournalist with a degree in marine science. He strives to blend his scientific background and artistic vision to create images that draw attention to the beauty of the natural world and the issues it faces. His images and feature articles have been published internationally in magazines including Australian Geographic, National Geographic Kids, Ocean Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Asian Geographic and New... Read More →
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Kaitlin Yarnall

Deputy Director, Centers of Excellence in Photography, Mapping, and Journalism, National Geographic Society
Kaitlin Yarnall is the Deputy Director for the Centers of Excellence in Journalism, Mapping and Photography at the National Geographic Society. She oversees programs, funding, and outreach in these core storytelling areas. She also manages the Photo Engineering team at National Geographic and is tasked with leading innovation and engineering efforts for conservation and storytelling. Kaitlin has previously held the roles of Executive Editor of... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

15:15

The Editor's Choice
Limited Capacity seats available

Magazines may have different audiences and different sections, but all need stories. Find out what these editors search for.

Participants
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Sheena Harvey

Editor, BBC Wildlife
Sheena Harvey has been the editor of six national magazine titles, including Bird Watching, Wild Travel and now BBC Wildlife. Working on wildlife magazines has brought her into contact with many talented nature photographers – both professional and amateur – and has helped her develop an eye for images that will work well on the printed page and complement the text in telling the complete story. She has been on the judging panel of... Read More →
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Susan McElhinney

Photo Editor, Ranger Rick
As the Photo Editor of Ranger Rick magazine (and Photo Director of all the National Wildlife Federation’s children’s publications), I have the COOLEST job. I get to find and pick all the really neat photographs in our kids’ magazines. Who wouldn’t want to be able to learn all about animals by looking at the world’s best photos of them every day? I work with many of the top photographers in the world, who love our... Read More →
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Kathy Moran

Senior Editor for natural history projects, National Geographic
Kathy Moran is National Geographic magazine’s first senior editor for natural history projects. A 35-year veteran of the Society, she has at the last count edited more than 300 stories for the magazine. Recent highlights include Nick Nichols’ story on Serengeti lions and Tim Laman’s birds-of-paradise adventure. She was the project manager for the award-winning collaboration of photographer Nick Nichols and Dr Michael Fay’s trek across... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

17:00

Story-bite Sales
Limited Capacity seats available

MAKING YOUR IMAGES WORK
Innovative examples of marketing your work in a way you may never have thought of and with a reach you didn’t imagine.


Participants
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Sam Barcroft

Founder and CEO, Barcroft Media
Sam Barcroft formed Barcroft Media in 2003 to provide editorial content to the international print media. The business aims to become the leading global provider of premium factual content documenting ‘the amazing side of life’. Barcroft Productions creates compelling programming for channels around the world. Barcroft TV is one of the world’s top YouTube news channels with over 2.3m subscribers. Barcroft+ creates content for... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 17:00 - 17:40
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

17:00

DOUBLE BILL: Britta Jaschinski | Jasper Doest
Limited Capacity seats available

PART I: CRIMINAL EXPOSURE
Britta Jaschinski - Artistic angles on a sordid trade
Still lives of disturbing relics – a photographer's take on evidence of wildlife crime. Showing how shooting with a different vision can be shockingly effective and how strong reportage can help enforce change.

PART II: A MOVING STILL STORY
Jasper Doest - ‘Now the Earth was Formless and Empty’: Reflections on time in a truly wild place
Using simplicity – a few words, a few chords and a visual diary – to tell a story set on an uninhabited island of tranquillity.


Images Left (c) Britta Jaschinski Right  (c) Jasper Doest

Participants
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Jasper Doest

Photographer
Based in the Netherlands, Jasper Doest covers nature, conservation and travel stories, always aiming for a creative angle to make an emotional link with his audience. He is a regular contributor to Dutch editions of National Geographic and National Geographic Traveller, and has been published in a wide range of magazines, including National Geographic, Smithsonian, GEO BBC Wildlife and The British Journal of Photography. His awards include... Read More →
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Britta Jaschinski

Photographer
For more than a decade, Britta Jaschinski has documented the fractured existence of wildlife in captivity, most often using the medium of black-and-white photography. Her aim has been to show an insightful expression of an animal’s individuality – having developed an almost devout fascination with an animal’s spirit – but her work also reveals loneliness, alienation and displacement. Britta works in London as a... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 17:00 - 18:00
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

17:00

Friday Fizz
Join Wildscreen for a drink or two before strolling up to St George's for our closing event of the Festival - Tim Laman's Rainforest Exposures - sponsored by National Geographic.


Friday October 14, 2016 17:00 - 19:00
Bordeaux Quay Restaurant V-Shed, Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5UH

18:45

DOUBLE BILL: In Between | Jago: A Life Underwater
Limited Capacity seats available

This is the story of Rohani – an 80 year-old hunter who hobbles around on land but who dives like a fish on a single breath, descending to great depths for several minutes to stalk his prey like a true underwater predator. From a ramshackle hut on the Sulawesi sea, this yoda-like old man tells his story, with the most beautiful images of the Bajau ever captured and dazzling re-enactments of his underwater adventures.

Nominated for the Cinematography Award, Editing Award, Music Award, People and Nature Award and Sound Award
United Kingdom, 48 mins
James Reed for Underdog Films in association with Fantomline Pictures, James Morgan Films & Vistaar Productions

The screening will be preceded by the showing of In Between, a hauntingly beautiful and poetic short film about a remote corner of the world where a living relic from a prehistoric age still exists. A magnificent creature that once roamed northern plains alongside mammoths and sabertooth cats, enduring where others vanished.

Nominated for the Cinematography Award and Short Award
Germany, 8 mins
Rolf Steinmann

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Friday October 14, 2016 18:45 - 19:55
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

20:00

Tim Laman's Rainforest Exposures
Limited Capacity seats available

A rare chance to hear from the world’s leading rainforest image maker – photojournalist, biologist and National Geographic contributor, Tim Laman. With orangutans, it’s personal. He’s known some of them since they were born and has followed wild orangutans in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra for more than 20 years. With birds of paradise, it’s a passion that’s led to a career in the canopy. His pictures are not only intimate and unique but also vital – to show the world just how special these fast disappearing creatures are and what’s happening to their forest home.

Doors: 7.15pm for 8pm start

Photo (c) Tim Laman 

Participants
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Tim Laman

Wildlife Photojournalist
For more than 20 years, photojournalist Tim Laman has been documenting the lives of little-known and endangered rainforest wildlife. His expertise in working in the canopy led to a doctorate in rainforest ecology from Harvard University, where he is a research associate in ornithology. He has conducted long-term fieldwork in the Asia-Pacific region, with the help of grants from the National Geographic Society, and he is a regular contributor to... Read More →

Sponsors


Friday October 14, 2016 20:00 - 21:15
St George's Bristol Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR
 
Saturday, October 15
 

12:00

Vanishing Kings: Lions of the Namib
Limited Capacity seats available

A lioness and her daughters hold the key to the survival of Namibia's rare desert lions: two years ago they gave birth to five male cubs, and through the hardships of the desert and without a pride male, they are raising them to independence, showing them how to hunt both the smallest and the largest prey - including even giraffes. Filmed over more than two years, we see the secret lives of the ‘Five Musketeers’ as they roam the rugged mountains, majestic sand dunes, gravel plains, scrublands, and even the beaches of Namibia's Skeleton coast. In this place of constant danger, everlasting hunger and thirst, and inevitable suffering, five young lions must conquer the desert and establish their own kingdom.

Nominated for the Cinematography Award
Austria, 50 mins
A co-production by ORF, Interspot Film, ARTE, Smithsonian Networks, Into Nature Productions & Boksdocs with ORF-Enterprise

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Saturday October 15, 2016 12:00 - 13:10
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

12:30

Wild Weather with Richard Hammond
Limited Capacity seats available

Weather is one of the most awe inspiring forces on earth, capable of both devastating power and spectacular beauty. Yet how it works is a mystery for most of us. Richard Hammond gets right in amongst the weather to discover the unexplained and the unexpected, the unbelievable and the just plain unlikely, in an attempt to reveal the hidden world of weather. It will change for ever what you see when you look out of your window.

Nominated for the Script Award and Series Award
Austria, 51 mins
A Terra Mater Factual Studios/Oxford Scientific Films/Open University Co- Production (in association with Hamster’s Wheel and PAAN)

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Saturday October 15, 2016 12:30 - 13:20
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

13:40

Children's Wildlife Double Bill: Wild & Weird | Penguin Post Office
Limited Capacity seats available

The BBC is best known for its stunning landmark wildlife series such as “Planet Earth”. But they’re also a leader in producing wildlife programmes for children. Join us for a children’s wildlife double bill when Naomi Wilkinson continues her quest to uncovered the weirdest wildlife tales that our planet has to offer in “Wild and Weird”, and two young girls go on the trip of a lifetime to learn about their dad’s job as a wildlife filmmaker in “One Life” as he films penguins in Antarctica.

Nominated for the Children’s Award
Wild and Weird: United Kingdom, 15 mins
BBC & BBC Worldwide
One Life: United Kingdom, 29 mins
AGB Films for CBBC

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis. 


Saturday October 15, 2016 13:40 - 15:00
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

13:40

Life Story
Limited Capacity seats available

Sir David Attenborough takes us on the greatest of all adventures - the journey through life. For animals there is just one goal in life - to continue their bloodline in the form of offspring. They are an animal's legacy for the future. The story of their journey is about hope, facing danger, actions of breath-taking boldness, extraordinary behaviours and, ultimately, success against the odds. This is Life Story.

Nominated for the Cinematography Award and Series Award
United Kingdom, 59 mins
BBC, BBC Worldwide, Discovery, France TV & the Open University

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  

Saturday October 15, 2016 13:40 - 15:00
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

15:30

Wild Expectations
Limited Capacity seats available

Adventurers, wildlife fanatics and good friends Rene and Wayne travel around Chile, searching for and explaining the behaviour of all wildlife they encounter. All life excites the dynamic duo, from spiders and insects to blue whales and pumas; nothing is too big or too small.

Nominated for the Creative Innovation Award and Popular Broadcast Award
United States, 45 mins
Equilibrio Films, LLC in association with Nedo Producciones Ltda for Animal Planet

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Saturday October 15, 2016 15:30 - 16:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

15:40

DOUBLE BILL: Animated Life: The Living Fossil Fish | Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur
Limited Capacity seats available

David Attenborough tells the story of the discovery and reconstruction in Argentina of the world’s largest known dinosaur, a brand new species of giant plant-eating titanosaur. Measuring 37m long — close to four London buses put end to end, and weighing 70 metric tons — it now holds the record as the biggest animal ever to walk the earth. Filmed over two years, this documentary follows the twists and turns of this forensic investigation. Attenborough witnesses the uncovering and examination of these stupendous fossils and the dramatic construction of the complete skeleton. And using state-of-the-art graphics, the film also reveals the internal secrets of this dinosaur and what it means to be a giant.

Nominated for the Science Award
United Kingdom, 58 mins
BBC, BBC Worldwide & PBS

The screening will be preceded by the showing of Animated Life: The Living Fossil Fish, a short film telling the story of the bizarre-looking coelacanth. With its fleshy, lobed fins and its tough armored scales, the coelacanth doesn't look like any other fish that exists today and has remained virtually unchanged for hundreds of millions of years — earning it the description of a "living fossil".

Nominated for the Short Award
United States, 7 min
Flora Lichtman & Sharon Shattuck, Sweet Fern Productions

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Saturday October 15, 2016 15:40 - 17:00
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

18:00

DOUBLE BILL: Life Story | Hairy Nose
Sir David Attenborough takes us on the greatest of all adventures - the journey through life. For animals there is just one goal in life - to continue their bloodline in the form of offspring. They are an animal's legacy for the future. The story of their journey is about hope, facing danger, actions of breathtaking boldness, extraordinary behaviours and, ultimately, success against the odds. This is their Life Story.
A production by BBC, BBC Worldwide, Discovery, France TV & the Open University.
Wildscreen Panda Award nominations: Cinematography Award and Series Award
The screening of “Life Story” will be preceded by the showing of Hairy Nose, a two minute PSA from WildAid that imagines a world where toxic air pollution has become an accepted part of life in urban China and the resulting evolution of nostril hair.
A production by WildAid, McCann Shanghai, Gwantsi
Wildscreen Panda Award nomination: Campaign Award

As this screening is outdoors we recommend that visitors wear warm clothing and bring something to sit on as seating will not be provided. Bringing a picnic is also encouraged as there will be no food or drink vendors at the event.

Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.


Saturday October 15, 2016 18:00 - 19:10
St George Park Church Road, St George, BS5 8EN
 
Sunday, October 16
 

11:30

Children's wildlife double bill: My Life: Penguin Post Office | Wild and Weird: Radical Relationships
The BBC is best known for its stunning landmark wildlife series such as “Planet Earth”. But they’re also a leader in producing wildlife programmes for children. Join us for a children’s wildlife double bill, when Naomi Wilkinson continues her quest to uncovered the weirdest wildlife tales that our planet has to offer in “Wild and Weird”, and two young girls go on the trip of a lifetime to learn about their dad’s job as a wildlife filmmaker in “My Life: Penguin Post Office” as he films penguins in Antarctica.
Wild and Weird is a production by BBC & BBC Worldwide
My Life: Penguin Post Office is a production by AGB Films for CBBC
Wildscreeen Panda Award nomination: Children’s Award

Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.

Sunday October 16, 2016 11:30 - 12:15
Make Sunday Special, Ashton Vale Community Centre 64 Risdale Road, Ashton, Bristol, BS3 2RA

11:30

America's National Parks
Limited Capacity seats available

River of Grass – that’s what Everglades means. One of the largest wetlands on our planet is a puzzle of different fascinating habitats and home to thousands of species. See their struggles against the brutal forces of South Florida’s nature and how they cope with the army of new aggressive invasive species. And nobody yet knows who will be the new king of the Everglades…

Nominated for the Animal Behaviour Award
Germany, 48 mins
Doclights / NDR Naturfilm with ARTE, ORF for NDR & for National Geographic Channels

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Sunday October 16, 2016 11:30 - 12:20
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

12:30

David Attenborough's Light on Earth
Limited Capacity seats available

Luminous beings, creatures with their own internal light, enchant and astonish us. The sea at night sparkles, as millions of luminous plankton reveal the shapes of dolphins, fish and whales in a truly spectacular and magical light show. In this unknown universe of the dark deep sea where the only illumination is living light, weird and wonderful creatures hunt, mate and even hide using light.

Nominated for the Science Award and Technical Innovation Award
Austria, 47 mins
A Terra Mater Factual Studios/Ammonite Films production in co-production with CuriosityStream in association with BBC, UKTV and ABC Australia

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Sunday October 16, 2016 12:30 - 13:20
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

12:50

Double Bill: The Pray | Disneynature Bears
Limited Capacity seats available

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Bears showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. The world outside is exciting — but risky — and as the season change, the brown bears must work hard to find food while staying safe from rival male bears and predators. Bears captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses — Alaska!

Nominated for the Cinematography Award
United Kingdom, 78 mins
Disneynature & Silverback Films

The screening will be preceded by the showing of The Pray: an action adventure popcorn movie for wildlife films! Fly through the forest with flies, witness the cunning behaviour between a mantis and a hawk and experience a hunt like you’ve never seen before. It’s everything a fantasy movie would have except this time, it’s real.

Nominated for the Children’s Award
United States, 12 mins
Wildlife Film Productions

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Sunday October 16, 2016 12:50 - 14:40
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

13:00

John Bishop's Gorilla Adventure
John Bishop encounters mountain gorillas and discovers they have more in common with his family than he ever imagined! Male mountain gorillas are just like his teenage sons – bulging muscles but no sense. Plus they fart, flirt and pick their noses. The Gorilla Doctors, a group of vets who have dedicated their lives to saving the mountain gorillas left in the wild, do difficult, dangerous work, as John experiences when a huge Silverback threatens the team. But it’s also deeply rewarding: gorilla numbers are increasing through the constant vigilance of the Gorilla Doctors and a concerted conservation effort.
A production by Tigress Productions & LOLA Entertainment
Panda Award nomination: Popular Broadcast Award
Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.

Sunday October 16, 2016 13:00 - 13:55
Make Sunday Special, Ashton Vale Community Centre 64 Risdale Road, Ashton, Bristol, BS3 2RA

14:30

Returning: Kingfisher
Limited Capacity seats available

The dazzling kingfisher is usually associated with natural rivers, but this story takes place in a different environment. The Scheldt-Rhine Canal, between the harbours of Antwerp and Rotterdam, provides passage for 70,000 cargo ships every year. So successful is the return of the kingfisher, that they now even inhabit some small creeks bordering one of the busiest canals in the world. Returning shows the life of the kingfishers, as they conquer the challenges of such an unusual environment.

Nominated for the Emerging Talent Award
Netherlands, 50 mins
Ispida Wildlife Productions BV co-produced with BNN-VARA

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Sunday October 16, 2016 14:30 - 15:40
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

15:10

Africa's Fishing Leopards
Limited Capacity seats available

Sir David Attenborough narrates this intimate story of a leopard mother and her two cubs who must survive in the wilds of Botswana alongside some less than friendly neighbours. It's an epic family drama and with them every step of the way is local cameraman Brad Bestelink whose eighteen month journey following the lives of these secretive big cats offers a rare glimpse into an otherwise hidden world.

Nominated for the Animal Behaviour Award
United Kingdom, 66 minutes
Icon Films in association with Natural History Films Unit Botswana

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Sunday October 16, 2016 15:10 - 16:40
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

16:10

Wonders of the Monsoon
Limited Capacity seats available

This is the story of the other side of the Monsoon and what happens when the life-giving rains retreat. It’s not just a time of hardship: focused resources lead to fantastic animal spectacles, ingenious survival solutions and examples of incredible endurance. From an explosion of budgies in Australia, to ingenious tropical bearded pigs; from the world's biggest camel fair to the largest gathering of Asian elephants; to the intimate story of a young leopard striking out alone. A dazzling array of behaviour is brought to life with stunning cinematography by some incredible talent.

Nominated for the Cinematography Award
United Kingdom, 58 mins
BBC & Discovery

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Sunday October 16, 2016 16:10 - 17:10
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

17:30

Explorer: Warlords of Ivory
Limited Capacity seats available

A shocking trail of blood and money. A groundbreaking sting operation. And an attempt to save one of the planet's most magnificent animals from extinction. Veteran investigative journalist Bryan Christy sets out on a unique mission to expose how the ivory trade funds some of Africa’s most notorious militias and terrorist groups. Working with one of the world’s top taxidermists, he conceals a sophisticated GPS tracker inside an incredibly realistic faux ivory tusk and drops it in the heart of ivory poaching country. Christy's emotional journey sees him hunting down poachers, being arrested and thrown in jail and meeting former guerilla leaders who have witnessed unthinkable levels of human atrocity as a direct result of the ivory trade greed.

Nominated for the Impact Award and Presenter Award
United States, 44 mins
National Geographic Studios for National Geographic Channels

NOTE: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But you do need to collect tickets in advance of your chosen screenings by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  


Sunday October 16, 2016 17:30 - 18:15
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX