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 • 15:15 - 16:15
Apex Indies: The Heavy Hitters of the Natural World

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Explore the editorial storytelling that is attracting new, creative and traditional global financing in the natural history world. What types of stories are attracting global financing dollars and how does the storytelling community continue to attract commissions across all platforms? We'll explore the risks, rewards, challenges and opportunities from the perspective of top executives and award-winning production companies.

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Solange Attwood

SVP, Blue Ant International
In her role as SVP, Blue Ant International, Solange Attwood oversees the strategic direction of Blue Ant Media’s global distribution arm, a leader in premium unscripted and 4K natural history content.Attwood spearheads and oversees co-productions, pre-sales and worldwide sales activities... Read More →

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Wendy Darke

Founder/CEO, True to Nature
Following on from her 25 year career at the BBC - NHU, Wendy founded TRUE TO NATURE (TTN), a Bristol based Independent Production Company specialising in innovative, world class premium natural history and specialist factual production, using great storytelling and never seen before... 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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Kyle Murdoch

Managing Director, NHNZ
Kyle Murdoch has 15 years of experience working around the globe in factual television as a producer, director and writer. In 2007, Kyle was NHNZ’s Director of Business development for China, Asia and the Middle East, responsible for NHNZ’s significant China production presence... Read More →
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Andrew Solomon

Head of Natural History, ORF
Since 2011 Andrew Solomon has been head of natural history at ORF, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, overseeing more than 100 blue chip wildlife documentaries for the prime time UNIVERSUM slot, in coproduction with German, French, US, Chinese and Russian broadcasters. Andrew... Read More →

Thursday October 18, 2018 15:15 - 16:15 BST
Festival Hub Millennium Square, Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5SZ