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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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Keith Scholey

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 SpecialsWildlife on One, and Big Cat Diary. Between 1998 and 2002, he became the Head of the Natural History Unit and oversaw the creation of series such as Life of BirdsBlue PlanetAndes to Amazon, andCousinsand Springwatch.

In 2002, as Controller of Specialist Factual Production, Dr Scholey oversaw David Attenborough’s Life of MammalsLife in the UndergrowthPlanet EarthSeven Industrial Wonders, and specials such as Pompei and Supervolcano. He helped development of The One Show in 2006.

After a long and illustrious career, Dr Scholey left the BBC in 2008 to pursue an independent career in natural history cinema and television production. In 2012, Dr Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill formed Silverback Films which specialises in the production of high quality wildlife films for both television and cinema. Productions include series North AmericaDeadly Islands, and the BAFTA award-winning series The Hunt for the BBC. Recently the Silverback team made four feature films: African CatsChimpanzeeBears, and Monkey Kingdom. Awards for productions so far include Emmy’s, BAFTA’s, RTS’s, Wildscreen Panda Awards, and Jackson Hole Awards.