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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Wednesday, October 17 • 11:15 - 12:15
Women in Wildlife

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Join our line-up of leading professionals & experts in the field of wildlife capture. They'll talk about how they started and developed their careers and their personal experiences of filming & producing in some of the world’s most difficult & dangerous environments. This is a great platform to discuss the most exciting opporunities and some of the challenges facing women working in the natural world storytelling industry today.

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Freya Billington

Programe Leader UWE_FILM, UWE
Freya is a Filmmaker and Lecturer based in Bristol. She launched ‘boyandbearfilms’ in 2014 to develop independent projects, since when she has completed the films 'Bread and Butter' with Jennifer Bell, 'Not Waving', starring Peter Bowles for IShorts/Creative England and documentary... Read More →

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Gail Jenkinson

Director of Photography
Gail Jenkinson is a Director of Photography working in natural history, documentary and specialist factual. She is HSE qualified enabling her to also film underwater and is a specialist at working on boats, making her highly experienced shooting aboard sea fairing vessels ranging... Read More →
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Emma Napper

Producer, BBC
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Birgit Peters

Commissioning Editor, ORF UNIVERSUM
Since 2004 Birgit has written and directed natural history and wildlife documentaries for ARD, NDR, BR, VOX and ORF as well as for international co-productions such as the BBC/NDR series Pacific Abyss. She also presented Adventure Ocean and Wonders of the Namib for NDR amongst other... Read More →
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Christina Karliczek Skoglund

Camerawoman & Wildife producer
Christina Karliczek Skoglund is an internationally awards-winning cinematographer and wildlife film producer. Her passion for diving and the specialisation on professional underwater filming led Christina to wildlife programmes. She holds a background of camera education at German... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 11:15 - 12:15 BST
Festival Hub Millennium Square, Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5SZ