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 • 13:45 - 14:15
Commissioner Clinic - David Royle, Smithsonian Channel

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Meet the most sought-after commissioners and buyers in wildlife and documentary programming and hear all about the psyche of their channels and platforms and how they hope to innovate.

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David Royle

Executive Vice-President and Chief Programming Officer, Smithsonian Networks
David Royle leads the editorial team that launched the Smithsonian Channel, overseeing commissioning, acquiring, producing and scheduling. Smithsonian Channel is now available by satellite, cable and telecom service, as well as on multiple digital and mobile platforms. It launched... Read More →
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Tria Thalman

Executive Producer, Natural History, Smithsonian Channel
Tria Thalman joined Smithsonian Channel in 2015 to spearhead their natural history programming, a slate that encompasses about 25 wildlife documentaries annually for the U.S. network. In addition, she has been instrumental in commissioning and overseeing programming for the SVOD platform... Read More →

Friday October 19, 2018 13:45 - 14:15 BST
The Clinic We The Curious, One Millennium Square, Anchor Road BS1 5DB