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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Janet Han Vissering

National Geographic
Senior Vice President, Development and Production, Nat Geo WILD
As Senior Vice President of Development and Production for Nat Geo WILD, Janet Han Vissering is responsible for over 150 hours of programming commissioned each year for broadcast in 166 countries, 330 million homes and 34 languages worldwide. In her role, Vissering manages WILD’s development team, working with the world’s leading independent producers, distributors, creative agencies and strategic broadcast partners to create the network’s signature series, specials and events. She also provides daily oversight of production to ensure creative continuity and that all network programming objectives are being met — from project conception through delivery. Previously, she was SVP of strategic development and co-finance for seven years. As part of her development role, she has been responsible for creating key programs, such as Dr. Pol, Cesar 911, Animal Fight Night and Wild Brazil, among other highly rated shows. Prior to acquiring her current position, Vissering served as vice president of international acquisitions at NGCI from August 1998 to March 2000. She joined NGCI from Discovery Networks International, where she was head of program acquisitions and development from 1995 to 1998. In this post, she managed the acquisition and development of over 2,500 program hours annually. She was also in charge of overseeing co-production agreements at Discovery, working closely with independent producers and companies in both the domestic and international markets. Vissering joined Discovery Communications, Inc., as a regional marketing manager for The Learning Channel, Affiliate Sales and Relations in March 1993. Prior to this role, she was a public affairs specialist for the Department of the Navy, based in Sasebo, Japan. A graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, with a major in international relations/business, Vissering is a native of Korea and speaks Korean fluently.

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