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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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Jean Francois Camilleri

General Manager
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 Senegal, Ivory Coast and Cameroun.
In 2008, Jean-François created Disneynature and became General Manager and Executive Vice President for the film label, dedicated to producing wildlife films for cinemas. Disneynature oversees the initiation, development and acquisition of high quality nature features. Content and recent releases Jean-François has worked on include Oceans (2010), African Cats (2011) and Chimpanzee (2012).

In 2006, Jean-François received Le Film Français’ (France’s leading film magazine) ‘Man of the Year’ award.

Jean-François began his career in 1988 at Grey, the advertising agency, which handled the marketing for Warner Bros. productions and managed the distribution of Disney movies in France. In 1990, he moved to Los Angeles to become Media Manager at Buena Vista International (BVI). In this role, he helped create the Buena Vista European offices in Paris, for which he became Advertising Manager and further aided the development of other BVI offices in Europe.

In 1992, Jean-François became the Marketing Director for the newly formed Gaumont Buena Vista (GBV). Under his leadership, GBV opened its own French office in 2004, for which he became Senior Vice President and General Manager.

As head of GBV France, Jean-François developed local co-productions and acquisitions including The March of The Penguins (2005), which became the most successful French film ever screened in the US, having achieved $77 million at the US box office and $130 million globally and also won the Academy Award for Best Documentary (2006); The Fox and The Child (2007), which reached $21 million at the French box office and The First Cry (2007), which was nominated for Best Documentary at the French Academy Awards.

Jean-François is a graduate of ESCEM Management School in France.

My Participants Sessions

Tuesday, October 11

09:30 BST