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.

The Wildscreen Festival 2018 will take place 15-19 October 2018 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 frequently 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.

Delegates holding a day or week pass do not need to register to attend specific events with the exception of the Panda Awards Ceremony (additional purchase required) and film screenings (no additional purchase required). Reservation details can be found in the description of each individual screening.

To help you manage your time at the Wildscreen Festival, you can sign up for a Sched account and login to save events to your personal calendar. Note that doing so does not guarantee entry to events as seating is on a first-come-first-served basis at the venue door. We advise that you arrive in plenty of time before a session starts.

The programme includes both industry events, which are included in the price of a delegate day or week pass, and public events that anyone is welcome to attend, subject to booking procedures.  
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James Aldred

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Neil Aldridge

Conservationist and Photographer
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David Allen

Passion Planet
avatar for Brian Armstrong

Brian Armstrong

Red Rock Films
avatar for Sirachai (Shin) Arunrugstichai

Sirachai (Shin) Arunrugstichai

Conservation Photographer / Marine Biologist
avatar for Solange Attwood

Solange Attwood

Blue Ant International
avatar for Hazen Audel

Hazen Audel

Icon Films/National Geographic
Wildlife and Adventure Presentor/Host
avatar for Lucinda Axelsson

Lucinda Axelsson

John Downer Productions
Executive Producer
avatar for Sam Barcroft

Sam Barcroft

Barcroft Media
avatar for Alison Barrat

Alison Barrat

Love Nature
VP, Development & Production
avatar for Barry Bassett

Barry Bassett

Managing Director
avatar for Allison Bean

Allison Bean

Off the Fence
Managing Director
avatar for Brad Bestelink

Brad Bestelink

Natural History Film Unit (Botswana)
avatar for Emanuele Biggi

Emanuele Biggi

Wildlife photographer and TV presenter
avatar for Freya Billington

Freya Billington

Programe Leader UWE_FILM
avatar for Mike Birkhead

Mike Birkhead

MikeBirkhead Associates
avatar for Monika Bohm

Monika Bohm

Zoological Society of London
Research Fellow
avatar for Graham Booth

Graham Booth

Showrunner, OSR2
avatar for Gavin Boyland

Gavin Boyland

BBC Studios
Series Producer
avatar for Liz Brach

Liz Brach

Vice President, Development & Production
avatar for Kate Brooks

Kate Brooks

avatar for Nicholas Brown

Nicholas Brown

Passion Pictures
avatar for Nicola Brown

Nicola Brown

Digital Producer
avatar for Mark Brownlow

Mark Brownlow

Series Producer, Blue Planet II
avatar for Alexis Buschert

Alexis Buschert

Baptist Health
Democrat, District 2
avatar for Rachel Butler

Rachel Butler


Jean-Francois Camilleri

General Manager
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Meghan Cassin

National Geographic Wild
Senior Director of Development
avatar for Tim Clague

Tim Clague

UK Scriptwriters
avatar for Charlotte Coales

Charlotte Coales

Zoological Society of London
Public Engagement Specialist
avatar for Vanessa Coates

Vanessa Coates

BBC Natural History Unit
Series Producer
avatar for Matt Cole

Matt Cole

Keo Films
Executive Producer / Creative Director
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Peter Collins

Pioneer Productions
Head of Factual
avatar for Shem Compion

Shem Compion

C4 Photo Safaris
Managing Director and wildlife photographer

Roy Conli

Walt Disney Animation Studios / Disneynature
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Myles Connolly

BBC Earth Films (part of BBC Studios)
Supervising Producer
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Christian Cools

Commissioning Editor
avatar for Lizzie Daly

Lizzie Daly

Wildlife biologist and presenter
avatar for Wendy Darke

Wendy Darke

True to Nature
avatar for Deborah Davies

Deborah Davies

Al Jazeera
Reporter, Al Jazeera Investigative Unit
avatar for Karl Davies

Karl Davies

Photographer / Filmmaker
avatar for Mark Deeble

Mark Deeble

Deeble & Stone
Director / Cinematographer / Writer, The Elephant Queen
avatar for Nicolas Deschamps

Nicolas Deschamps

GEDEON Programmes
Producer - in charge of International Co-Productions
avatar for David Diley

David Diley

Scarlet View Media
Filmmaker & Underwater Cinematographer
avatar for Susanna Dinnage

Susanna Dinnage

Animal Planet
Global President
avatar for Jasper Doest

Jasper Doest


Orla Doherty

Natural History Unit
avatar for Martin Dohrn

Martin Dohrn

Ammonite Ltd
avatar for Prof Alastair Driver

Prof Alastair Driver

Rewilding Britain
Specialist Advisor
avatar for Max Duncan

Max Duncan

Filmmaker and video journalist
avatar for Victor Eckard

Victor Eckard

The WaterBear Network

Richard Edwards

Head of Content
avatar for David Elisco

David Elisco

Tangled Bank Studios
Executive Producer
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Austin Ferguson

Conservation Photographer/Filmmaker

Ivo Filatsch

Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH
Executive Producer/Writer/Director
avatar for Jorge Franzini

Jorge Franzini

Executive Producer
avatar for Stuart Garlick

Stuart Garlick

Voice talent, Co-writer and Editor
avatar for Emily Garthwaite

Emily Garthwaite

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Neil Gelinas

National Geographic
Director, Into the Okavango
avatar for Laurent Geslin

Laurent Geslin

Conservationist photographer and videographer
avatar for Daniel Gill

Daniel Gill

The Farm
avatar for Doug Gimesy

Doug Gimesy

Conservation Photographer
avatar for Ulrico Grech-Cumbo

Ulrico Grech-Cumbo

Deep VR/Habitat
avatar for Steve Greenwood

Steve Greenwood

BBC Natural History Unit
Series Producer
avatar for Isabelle Groc

Isabelle Groc

Freelance writer, photographer and filmmaker
avatar for Mike Gunton

Mike Gunton

Creative Director, BBC Natural History Unit
avatar for Jen Guyton

Jen Guyton

avatar for Katie Hall

Katie Hall

BBC Studios
Production Executive
avatar for Caroline Hawkins

Caroline Hawkins

Oxford Scientific Films
Creative Director
avatar for Andy Hawley

Andy Hawley

Sound Recordist
avatar for Masa Hayakawa

Masa Hayakawa

NHK Enterprise
Executive Producer
avatar for Morgan Heim

Morgan Heim

Wildlife Photojournalist & Filmmaker
avatar for Asgeir Helgestad

Asgeir Helgestad

Artic Light AS
Producer, director and cameraman

Janet Hess

Series Editor
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Karina Holden

Northern Pictures
Head of Factual
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Bracken Hollings

The WaterBear Network
Head of Integrated Content
avatar for Sabine Holzer

Sabine Holzer

Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH
Head of Specialist Factual
avatar for Doug Hope

Doug Hope

Head of Development, Producer Director
avatar for Ashley Hoppin

Ashley Hoppin

Nat Geo WILD
Executive Producer
avatar for Esther Horvath

Esther Horvath

avatar for Jennifer Howes

Jennifer Howes

Zoological Society of London (ZSL)
Scientific Events Coordinator
avatar for Emma Hughes

Emma Hughes

Limina Immersive
Creative Producer
avatar for Craig Hunter

Craig Hunter

Lead Commissioning Editor, Natural History and Specialist Factual
avatar for Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

Plimsoll Productions
President, International Production
avatar for Colin Jackson

Colin Jackson

BBC Studios
Senior Innovation Producer
avatar for Gail Jenkinson

Gail Jenkinson

Director of Photography
avatar for Alice Jones

Alice Jones

Producer / Director

Beth Jones

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Mark Jones

BBC Studios - The Natural History Unit
Series Producer
avatar for Sandesh Kadur

Sandesh Kadur

Felis Creations
avatar for Fred Kaufman

Fred Kaufman

THIRTEEN Productions
Executive Producer
avatar for Jonny Keeling

Jonny Keeling

BBC Studios
Executive Producer
avatar for Ian Kerr

Ian Kerr

Storm Films Inc.
Director / Cinematographer
avatar for Tetsunori Kikuchi

Tetsunori Kikuchi

Senior Producer
avatar for Gary Knell

Gary Knell

National Geographic Partners
Chief Executive Officer
avatar for Walter Koehler

Walter Koehler

Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH
avatar for Mario Kreuzer

Mario Kreuzer

PKM FilmproduktionsgmbH
avatar for Tim Lasseter

Tim Lasseter

Freelance Editor
avatar for Lars Lindemann

Lars Lindemann

GEO Magazine
Director of Photography
avatar for Ole J Liodden

Ole J Liodden


Joe Loncraine

Producer and Director
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Peter Lovering

Nutopia Ltd
Executive Producer
avatar for Ian Lowe

Ian Lowe

Senior Manager Imaging
avatar for Susanne Lummer

Susanne Lummer

Terra Mater Factual Studios
Executive Producer
avatar for Ru Mahoney

Ru Mahoney

Freelance Science Impact Producer
avatar for Harry Marshall

Harry Marshall

Icon Films
Creative Director
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Laura Marshall

Icon Films
Managing Director
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Roser Canela Mas

Industry Sustainability Manager
avatar for Luke Massey

Luke Massey

Sunbittern Media
Wildlife Photographer and Cameraman
avatar for Jo-Anne McArthur

Jo-Anne McArthur

We Animals Media
avatar for Tom McDonald

Tom McDonald

Head of Commissioning for Natural History & Specialist Factual
avatar for Stephen McDonogh

Stephen McDonogh

BBC Earth Films (part of BBC Studios)
avatar for Mike McKinlay

Mike McKinlay

Director of Photography

Lucy Middelboe

Commercial Director
Commercial Director
avatar for John Mitani

John Mitani

University of Michigan
avatar for Charlotte Moore

Charlotte Moore

Director, BBC Content
avatar for Robin Moore

Robin Moore

Global Wildlife Conservation
Director of Communications
avatar for Kathy Moran

Kathy Moran

National Geographic Magazine
Senior Editor (Natural History)
avatar for Sean Morris

Sean Morris

avatar for Kyle Murdoch

Kyle Murdoch

Managing Director
avatar for John Murray

John Murray

Crossing the Line Productions Ltd
Producer / Director
avatar for Emma Napper

Emma Napper

avatar for Neil Nightingale

Neil Nightingale

BBC Earth Films
Executive Producer

Jules Oldroyd

National Geographic
SVP Global Programming & Acquisitions
avatar for Herbert Ostwald

Herbert Ostwald

taglicht media Film and Tv Production
avatar for Tim Owens

Tim Owens

Wounded Buffalo
Sound Editor
avatar for George Panayiotou

George Panayiotou

Films at 59
Business Development Director
avatar for Lindsey Parietti

Lindsey Parietti

Journalist & Filmmaker
avatar for Andy Parkinson

Andy Parkinson

Wildlife Photographer
Images of Wild Nature Ltd.
avatar for Charlie Parsons

Charlie Parsons

National Geographic Channel
VP, Development
avatar for Ben Peace

Ben Peace

Wounded Buffalo
Dubbing Mixer
avatar for Ruth Peacey

Ruth Peacey

Lush Global Digital Limited
Producer / Director
avatar for Birgit Peters

Birgit Peters

Commissioning Editor
avatar for Nigel Pope

Nigel Pope

Creative Director
avatar for Tom Porter

Tom Porter

Channel 4
Commissioning Editor - Specialist Factual
avatar for Perrine Poubeau

Perrine Poubeau

France Televisions / France 5
Commissioning Editor
avatar for Owen Pruemm

Owen Pruemm

Shibumi Films
Director, Producer, Cinematographer
avatar for Lewis Pugh

Lewis Pugh

Maritime lawyer, ocean advocate and pioneer swimmer
avatar for Virginia Quinn

Virginia Quinn

Keo Films
avatar for Chris Rapley

Chris Rapley

University College London
Professor of Climate Science
avatar for Buffy Redsecker

Buffy Redsecker

Board Chair
avatar for James Reed

James Reed

Keo Films and Underdog Films
avatar for Becky Ripley

Becky Ripley

avatar for Joern Roever

Joern Roever

Doclights / NDR Naturfilm
avatar for David Royle

David Royle

Smithsonian Networks
Executive Vice-President and Chief Programming Officer
avatar for Ines Garcia Sal

Ines Garcia Sal

University of Minnesota
avatar for Inge Samuels

Inge Samuels

The WaterBear Network
Head of Integrated Content Production
avatar for Emily Savage

Emily Savage

Content Parnerships
avatar for Gaynor Scattergood

Gaynor Scattergood

BBC Studios
Talent Executive

Keith Scholey

Silverback Films
avatar for James Shannon

James Shannon

Senior Sound Consultant
avatar for Ronit Shapiro

Ronit Shapiro

One Nature Films
Film Producer / Impact Producer
avatar for Mark Sharman

Mark Sharman

avatar for Eline Helena Shellekens

Eline Helena Shellekens

Eline Helena Film
Producer Director
avatar for James Shooter

James Shooter

SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
avatar for Amy Shutt

Amy Shutt

The Canid Project
avatar for Hector Skevington-Postles

Hector Skevington-Postles

HSP Filming Ltd
avatar for Christina Karliczek Skoglund

Christina Karliczek Skoglund

Camerawoman & Wildife producer
avatar for Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

Head of Natural History
avatar for Jessie Springer

Jessie Springer

Nat Geo Wild
Coordinator, Development and Production
avatar for Danny Stack

Danny Stack

UK Scriptwriters
avatar for Sophie Stafford

Sophie Stafford

Independent communications and photography consultant
avatar for Victoria Stone

Victoria Stone

Deeble & Stone
Director / Producer, The Elephant Queen
avatar for Toby Strong

Toby Strong

avatar for Kelly Sweet

Kelly Sweet

Red Rock Films
Executive Producer, Kids
avatar for Tria Thalman

Tria Thalman

Smithsonian Channel
Executive Producer, Natural History
avatar for Kurt Tondorf

Kurt Tondorf

Animal Planet
SVP Head of Development
avatar for Janet Han Vissering

Janet Han Vissering

National Geographic
Senior Vice President, Development and Production, Nat Geo WILD
avatar for Matt Walker

Matt Walker

Fact & Story
avatar for Blair Wallace

Blair Wallace

Head of Grading
avatar for Hannah Ward

Hannah Ward

avatar for Rich Warren

Rich Warren

Encounters Festival
Festival Director
avatar for Stefanie Watkins

Stefanie Watkins

Freelance Editor
avatar for Roger Webb

Roger Webb

BBC Studios
Executive Producer / Strand Editor
avatar for Nick Wheatley

Nick Wheatley

Barcroft Media
New Business Director
avatar for Elizabeth White

Elizabeth White

BBC Studios - The Natural History Unit
Producer / Director
avatar for Mathew White

Mathew White

Exeter University Medical School
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Psychology
avatar for Naomi Wilkinson

Naomi Wilkinson

TV Presenter
avatar for Martin Williams

Martin Williams

Talesmith & Flyride Films
Founder & Creative Director

Alex Williamson

Offspring Films
avatar for Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson

Photographers Against Wildlife Crime™
Writer & Photo Editor
avatar for Matthew Wright

Matthew Wright

avatar for Jade Xia

Jade Xia

Panda TV Limited
avatar for Claudia Zenkert

Claudia Zenkert

taglicht media Film & Tv Production