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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 • 17:00 - 18:00
Taking Conservation to the Netflix Generation

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It's every conservationist filmmaker's dream. To inspire audiences long after the credits have rolled to get off the sofa and to take action.

Now a new interactive SVOD platform from Off The Fence is doing just that. Join the team behind the WaterBear Network to discover how they engage viewers not just to Watch. But to Join. And to Save.

Chair
avatar for Allison Bean

Allison Bean

Managing Director, Off the Fence
Allison has worked in television production for 20 years. She began her career at Survival Anglia TV producing natural history films. In 2002 she joined Granada TV where she expanded her expertise into the popular factual space making a range of films for broadcasters worldwide. In... Read More →

Speakers
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Victor Eckard

MD, The WaterBear Network
MD and Media Exec Victor Eckard comes to the WaterBear Network from global independent production and distribution company Off The Fence where he has held the positions of Director of Strategy and Business Development and Director of Digital Media. Prior to this, and as Head of Content... Read More →
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Bracken Hollings

Head of Integrated Content, The WaterBear Network
Bracken is heading up the Integrated Content team at the WaterBear Network. Her background is as a TV Producer. She's worked across a broad range of genres, including Wildlife, Specialist Factual, Fact Ent and Drama, with people on every continent but Antartica. She’s filmed in... Read More →
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Inge Samuels

Head of Integrated Content Production, The WaterBear Network
Inge is responsible for the development and production of Integrated Content for the WaterBear Network and has a background in TV Production and Ideas Development. She cut her teeth at the BBC where she produced and developed factual programming in the science, natural history, history... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 17:00 - 18:00 BST
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
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