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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Friday, October 19 • 09:00 - 11:00
Mastering Wildlife Presenting

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Have you always wanted to be a wildlife television presenter? Well here's your chance to learn what it takes from the professionals. Get the lowdown and top tips from the people involved across the whole lifecycle of a production - a TV Presenter, Director/Producer, Film Editor, TV Agent, Cameraman and Sound Recordist - who have worked on some of the most acclaimed wildlife films on our screens.

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Vanessa Coates

Series Producer, BBC Natural History Unit
Vanessa Coates is a producer with a strong track record in factual, wildlife and children's television. She first joined the BBC Natural History Unit over 20 years ago after cutting her teeth on various entertainment shows at Television Centre Studios. Among her most recent credits... Read More →
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Andy Hawley

Sound Recordist, Soundbloke
I am a location sound recordist with over 20 years of experience in many genres of Broadcast and corporate production, but specialising in presenter led natural history and science based documentaries. This has naturally led to extensive travel. I have worked in over 60 countries... Read More →
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Tim Lasseter

Freelance Editor
Tim Lasseter is an editor, specialising in Natural History, with experience on factual, drama and live productions. He has worked with presenters such as David Attenborough ('Attenborough at 90'), Chris Packham ('Nature's Weirdest Events' and 'Autumnwatch') and Steve Backshall ('Deadly... Read More →
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Mark Sharman

Mark is an award-winning cameraman specialising in filming presenters and pure wildlife behaviour (topside, underwater, aerial) for film and television. An adventurer at heart, Mark has worked across the globe and is experienced operating in diverse and challenging locations; from... Read More →
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Naomi Wilkinson

TV Presenter, BBC
In January Naomi will have been presenting children’s television non-stop for 20 years. She has been a nominee twice in the Best Presenter category for her own show ‘Naomi’s Nightmares of Nature’ at the Children’s BAFTA Awards (2014 & 2016). Across 4 series, Naomi travelled... Read More →

Friday October 19, 2018 09:00 - 11:00 BST
The Master Classroom We The Curious, One Millennium Square, Anchor Road BS1 5DB