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.

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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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Tuesday, October 16 • 17:00 - 18:20
H is for Hawk + Q&A

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Following the success of Helen Macdonald’s bestselling novel of the same name, H is for Hawk: A New Chapter is an intimate and personal journey. After the loss of her father Helen trained the hardest bird in falconry, a goshawk. The cathartic experience helped her to grieve and now she is ready to do it again, but this time she hopes it will be her wings to somewhere new. In this beautiful and moving film, Helen trains a new bird and follows a wild goshawk family at the nest, getting closer than ever before to these fiery eyed birds of prey.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

UK, 59 mins
A Mike Birkhead Associates production, co-produced with Thirteen Productions LLC and BBC in Association with WNET
Panda Award nominations: People & Nature Award, Films at 59 Sound Award

DELEGATES: Week/day ticket holders don't need to purchase tickets to screenings as they're included in your delegate pass. But since capacity is limited, you do need to collect a ticket in advance of this screening by showing your delegate pass at the Watershed Box Office. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

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Mike Birkhead

Director, MikeBirkhead Associates
Mike Birkhead is a natural history filmmaker with his own production company, Mike Birkhead Associates, based just outside London. He went independent in the late 1980s and has made many award-winning films and series including Tiger Crisis, Land of the Tiger, BBC Tiger Special, Echo... Read More →

Beth Jones

Beth Jones is a director and writer who most recently worked on BBC2's H is for Hawk: A New Chapter (Financial Times: Five Stars) and David Attenborough's Wonder of Eggs, (The Times: "Astonishing viewing"). She began in documentaries over ten years ago and, before moving into natural... Read More →
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Fred Kaufman

Executive Producer, THIRTEEN Productions
For nearly thirty years, Fred Kaufman has been one of the top executives in the natural history genre. As executive producer of the acclaimed series Nature on PBS since 1991, Kaufman has won multiple Emmys and Peabody Awards. During his tenure, Nature has been honored with over 700... Read More →
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Roger Webb

Executive Producer / Strand Editor, BBC Studios
Roger has worked at the BBC Natural History Unit for more than 20 years, and has been the strand editor of the award-winning Natural World since 2013. Roger’s experience is broad, taking in Springwatch, Planet Earth Live and Big Cat Diary, as well as children’s programming. Roger... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2018 17:00 - 18:20 BST
Watershed 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK