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 • 13:30 - 14:30
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How low can you go and still make a show? Pioneers of cost-effective natural history programing discuss the tricks and trappings of creating high-quality wildlife content for under US$200,000/hr. Bulk deals, shared rights, timely green lights, clear editorial, innovative fieldwork strategies, new post systems… and an understanding of the old mantra “Better, faster, cheaper – pick any two". This panel is a must for both creators and commissioners.

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Brian Armstrong

President, Red Rock Films
Brian is the principal filmmaker of Red Rock Films. He has more than 30 years experience producing 2D, 3D and VR films all over the globe for clients such as the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Animal Planet, Nat Geo Wild, American Heroes Channel, The Smithsonian Network... Read More →

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Andrew Jackson

President, International Production, Plimsoll Productions
Andrew oversees international production and development for Plimsoll, most recently working on the hugely successful 'Yellowstone Live' for National Geographic and is currently involved in several international productions for a wide range of platforms. He joined Plimsoll shortly... Read More →
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Nigel Pope

Creative Director, Maramedia
Nigel is world-renowned TV Producer with particular specialisms in Natural History and Children's production. He spent 16 years at the BBC - split between a spell in senior management at BBC Scotland and as a Series Producer in the Bristol NHU. Nigel developed a reputation as in innovative... Read More →
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Kurt Tondorf

SVP Head of Development, Animal Planet
Kurt Tondorf is Senior Vice President, Head of Development for Animal Planet, heading the global development team out of Discovery Inc.’s New York office. Since joining Animal Planet in 2012 Tondorf has developed many series and specials for Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and... Read More →
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Janet Han Vissering

Senior Vice President, Development and Production, Nat Geo WILD, National Geographic
As Senior Vice President of Development and Production for Nat Geo WILD, Janet Han Vissering is responsible for over 150 hours of programming commissioned each year for broadcast in 166 countries, 330 million homes and 34 languages worldwide. In her role, Vissering manages WILD’s... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 13:30 - 14:30 BST
Festival Hub Millennium Square, Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5SZ