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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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Caroline Hawkins

Oxford Scientific Films
Creative Director

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 Wales aged 23 to direct live news. A successful 13-year freelance career as a writer and director followed with credits includingThe Wild Ladies of Viramba (BBC 2 Natural World), The Science of Survival (Five and Discovery), Return to the Wild (National Geographic), Delia Smith’s Summer Collection, A Taste of Japan and the award-winning Last Voyage of the Thistlegorm for BBC 2. Wild and Dangerous, The Really Wild Show, Summer Holiday and The Clothes Show for BBC 1 and Wild About the Garden and The Good Sex Guide for Channel 4.

She produced her first feature film in 2008, Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins for Discovery Studios and The Weinstein Company. In 2012 she led OSF’s move into 3D with Meerkats 3D followed by Pandas 3D -The Journey Home, the IMAX version of which is on release in North America and Europe.