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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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Ashley Hoppin

Nat Geo WILD
Executive Producer
Ashley Hoppin oversees approx. 80 hours of original programming annually across a broad range of topics including natural history, reality, science and adventure. Her highly acclaimed projects include the much-heralded "Savage Kingdom" returning mini-series; the award-winning "Lion's Rule," the award-winning "Wild Yellowstone" special, plus "Kingdom of the Apes," "Game of Lions," and "Rare/Photo Ark." She oversees much of Nat Geo Wild’s signature blue chip specials and series, including returning series "Dr K’s Exotic Animal ER," "Animal Fight Night" and "Snake City." Most recently, she is helming the successful freshman series "Secrets of the Zoo."
Hoppin came to the National Geographic Channel in 2004, overseeing specials including the BBC NHU’s "Galapagos," the BBC scripted dramas "Space Race: The Untold Story" and "Blackbeard: Terror at Sea", the climate change special "Six Degrees Could Change the World" as well as returning series "Naked Science" and "Taboo." She joined National Geographic Channel International in 2007 where her primary focus was natural history programming and science. She helped launch Nat Geo WILD in the US in 2010 and has contributed to its success as a network, now available in 131 countries and in 38 languages.
Before joining the National Geographic, Hoppin spent a decade as an independent producer/director/writer working on award-nominated and winning programs about global issues, international wildlife/conservation, live broadcasts and specials.

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