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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Monday, October 15 • 11:15 - 12:15
A Life Beyond the Screen

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Helping audiences understand and engage with the world around them is every wildlife filmmaker's goal. But with the natural world at such a critical point in history, informing is only part of our job - we need to make people not only care, but act on it. When we get it right, we have the power to invoke large scale change. Our panellists share their experiences of producing high impact content that has a life beyond the screen.

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Laura Marshall

Managing Director, Icon Films
Laura Marshall is Joint Founder of Icon Films, Managing Director and Executive Producer. Best known internationally as the producers of River Monsters, Animal Planet’s highest rated show, along with the hugely successful Savage Kingdom featuring Emmy nominated narrator Charles Dance... Read More →

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Walter Koehler

CEO, Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH
A BBC colleague called Walter once an ‘industry legend’. For TERRA MATER Factual Studios he is the heart and the head - incomparably experienced, highly passioned and round-the-clock on duty. For Walter a long dreamed adventure became true when after 30 years at Austria’s pubcaster... Read More →
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Charlotte Moore

Director, BBC Content, BBC
On 6th July 2016, a new senior leadership team was announced and Charlotte Moore became Director, BBC Content. She also remains Controller of BBC One. She is responsible for the creative vision across the portfolio of channels, BBC iPlayer and genres. She also takes on oversight of... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 11:15 - 12:15 BST
Festival Hub Millennium Square, Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5SZ