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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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John Aitchison

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 and many other series, including Planet Earth II which airs this autumn. He is currently working on a programme about lions for the BBC, a Disneynature feature and a series for Netflix.

John's book about wildlife film-making, The Shark and the Albatross, is published in the UK by Profile Books and in North America by Greystone Books. He will have a limited number of copies available after the workshop.