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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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Mike Cooper

Aardman Animations
Feature Development Executive
Mike has worked in the development of animated stories for twenty years, both for Aardman Animations and as a freelancer, primarily on feature length films but also on shorts and series. Working closely with writers and directors Mike has contributed to many productions including Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Wererabbit, Flushed Away, Pirates! Shaun the Sheep, Angry Kid, Rex the Runt and Morph. Richard and Mike will share their experience of building stories at Aardman Animations over the years using sheep, pigs, rats and rabbits amongst many other critters. With any luck, some of the principles they have found helpful may be of use in other fields.. Baaa!