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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Karina Holden

Northern Pictures
Head of Factual
20 years ago, Karina Holden was a wildlife biologist pumping crocodile stomachs and doing testicular biopsies on snakes. She made the switch to film making when she joined the ABC’s Natural History Unit in 1995 as a researcher, working her way up the food chain to work on blue chip wildlife series. Since then she has worked in both the independent sector as Head of Production (Oxford Scientific Films Australia), Creative Producer and Writer/Director (Becker Entertainment, Beyond, Southern Star), as well as within the national broadcaster as Commissioning Editor of Science and Natural History.

Karina joined Northern Pictures (A Blue Ant Media company) in 2013 as Head of Factual in the hope it would lead to more croc wrangling and less paperwork. So far, that’s not been the case. Her first feature documentary, BLUE, premiered at the United Nations before its international cinema release. It went on to win Best Impact Film at Vancouver International Film Festival amongst other prizes and has been screened in festivals in over 60 countries worldwide. In 2018 Karina was awarded the Okeanos Prix for services to the Ocean.

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Wednesday, October 17

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