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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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Ashley Hoppin

Nat Geo WILD
Executive Producer
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 anthology on Sunday nights, and her returning series include Snake City, Dr K’s Exotic Animal ER, Caught in the Act and Animal Fight Night.    Hoppin came to the National Geographic Channel in 2004, overseeing specials including the BBC NHU’s Galapagos, the BBC scripted dramas Space Race: The Untold Story and Blackbeard: Terror at Sea, the climate change special Six Degreees Could Change the World as well as returning series Naked Science and Taboo.  She joined National Geographic Channel International in 2007 where her primary focus was natural history programming and science. She helped launch Nat Geo WILD in the US in 2010 and has contributed to its success as a network, now available in 131 countries and in 38 languages.   Before joining the National Geographic Channels, Ashley spent a decade as an independent producer/director/writer working on award-nominated and winning programs about global issues, international wildlife/conservation, live broadcasts and specials.  Programs include What’s Going On: Sierra Leone about former child combatants (winner: Cine Award), Marsalis on Music a series teaching young people about classical and jazz (nominated: two Emmy Awards) and New Year’s Eve - Live from Times Square on Fox Network.