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 • 17:00 - 18:00
OSF at 50

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Oxford Scientific Films celebrated its 50th birthday in 2018 making it the oldest independent production company in the UK. In this session we are delighted to have OSF founder, legendary natural history producer and one time launderette owner, Sean Morris in conversation with Lucinda Axelsson about the early days of natural history filmmaking, the technological advances OSF pioneered, his own personal highlights and how the genre has changed over the past 50 years. OSF Creative Director Caroline Hawkins brings the story up to date with her own unique perspective.

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Lucinda Axelsson

Executive Producer, John Downer Productions
Lucinda Axelsson is a multi-award-winning executive producer with John Downer Productions where she has worked on Snow Bears for BBC1 and is currently part of the team making the ground-breaking wildlife Drama series Serengeti. She is a former BBC NHU producer and BBC Commissioning... Read More →

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Caroline Hawkins

Creative Director, Oxford Scientific Films
Caroline Hawkins is an award-winning filmmaker who joined OSF in 2004. She is the creator of the international hit Meerkat Manor. Her other credits include Fatal Attractions, There’s A Rhino in My House, Lemur Street, Jessica the Hippo (Animal Planet), Honey Badgers: Masters of... Read More →
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Sean Morris

Born 4th Feb 1944. As a child, I lived in the countryside, catching stickle-backs and collecting butterflies and birds-eggs (which was a common, and legal, hobby in those days). Consequently, when at Oxford, I read Zoology, (and rowed for Oxford in a couple of Boat Races). A fellow... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 17:00 - 18:00 BST
Festival Hub Millennium Square, Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5SZ