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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Kurt Tondorf

Animal Planet
SVP Head of Development
Kurt Tondorf is Senior Vice President, Head of Development for Animal Planet, heading the global development team out of Discovery Inc.’s New York office. Since joining Animal Planet in 2012 Tondorf has developed many series and specials for Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and Science Channel, including The Zoo, The Last Alaskans and the upcoming series Crikey! It’s the Irwins. He oversees Animal Planet’s development slate and is responsible for bringing new series, specials and digital ideas to the network and shepherding them to production. Before joining Animal Planet, Tondorf helmed development for Optomen Productions in New York and Windfall Films in London, developing and producing series and specials for networks including History, Discovery ID, Animal Planet, National Geographic, Travel, Food Network and PBS. As a producer for Optomen, Tondorf was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Science, Technology and Nature Programming for Evolve, a 13-part series he developed for History. For Windfall he developed and helped produce the internationally acclaimed series My Brilliant Brain for National Geographic Channel, a BANFF Rockie Award winner in the Popular Science & Technology Program category. Tondorf earned a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

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