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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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Thursday, October 18 • 09:30 - 10:30
The Future of BBC Natural History

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Meet the gatekeepers of BBC natural history, Tom McDonald and Craig Hunter, as they talk future strategy.
When you’re at the top of your game, how do you innovate? They’ll discuss hybrids, with the forthcoming ‘Dynasties’, ‘First Year on Earth’ and ‘Earth From Space’.
Following on from the success of seven-time Panda Award-nominated ‘Blue Planet II’, what’s in store for the landmarks? What’s behind the renaissance of live events and what do they do for audiences? And what’s in store for the 35 year old, BBC flagship natural history strand, ‘The Natural World’? They’ll also discuss how the power of public service can enlighten the minds of audiences around conservation and environmental topics, from programmes like ‘Drowning in Plastic’ to the forthcoming ‘Equator From The Air’.
Expect wants lists, sneak previews and exclusive announcements.

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Speakers
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Craig Hunter

Lead Commissioning Editor, Natural History and Specialist Factual, BBC
Craig Hunter has been part of the BBC’s Factual Commissioning team for more than 4 years and he is currently the Lead Commissioning Editor for Natural History and Specialist Factual. In this new role Craig works across the full range of Specialist Factual subjects specialising in... Read More →
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Tom McDonald

Head of Commissioning for Natural History & Specialist Factual, BBC
Tom McDonald is the head of commissioning for Natural History & Specialist Factual at the BBC. Recent commissions include the BAFTA and Emmy winning Planet Earth II, BAFTA winner Muslims Like Us, BAFTA & Grierson nominees The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs and Life That Glows; and recent... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 09:30 - 10:30 BST
Watershed 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK
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