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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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Sean Morris

Producer
Born 4th Feb 1944. As a child, I lived in the countryside, catching stickle-backs and collecting butterflies and birds-eggs (which was a common, and legal, hobby in those days). Consequently, when at Oxford, I read Zoology, (and rowed for Oxford in a couple of Boat Races). A fellow zoology-student was Peter Parks. After graduating in 1966, under the inspiration of Gerald Thompson, who had recently made the film The Alder Wood-wasp and its Insect Enemies, Peter Parks, Dr John Paling and I started macro-filming in the Zoology Department. Together with Gerald, his son David, his technician from the Forestry Department, and Dr John Cooke (a leading spider-expert), we spent the summer of 1968 in Jamaica, making 3x1 hrs for the BBC (Wild Jamaica). We took 28 crates of macro-filming gear, weighing several tons, to Jamaica by Banana Boat ! We had so much fun, that we decided to form Oxford Scientific Films Ltd, based in studios built in Gerald’s garden in Long Hanborough, and supported by Sir Peter Scott and Professor Niko Tinbergen. The largest room in the studios was a fully-equipped machine shop, in which Peter Parks created an endless succession of weird and fantastic contraptions for filming things that had hitherto been impossible to film. For many years, most of the animals and plants we filmed had never been filmed before. We, as enthusiastic biologists, found this intensely rewarding and enjoyable, but not easy. Problem-solving, and enthusiasm, were our life-blood. Educational films, wildlife films for the BBC and Anglia TV (Survival), and later, TV Commercials, and special effects filming for Hollywood, paid the wages. Just. Thereafter I spent the rest of my business life making wildlife films, helping to run the Company, and meeting and working with the most fascinating and wonderful colleagues and collaborators.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, October 17
 

17:00 BST

 

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