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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Vanessa Berlowitz

Vanessa has produced and directed over 20 films for series including 'Planet Earth', 'Frozen Planet', 'Life of Mammals', 'Land of the Tiger' and the 'Human Animal', as well as strands such as The Natural World and Wildlife on One.
One of her career highlights was retracing Scott’s expedition to the South Pole from the air – another was accompanying Sir David Attenborough to the South and North Poles over his 90th birthday. As SP on 'Frozen Planet', Vanessa spent 5 months in Antarctica directing the series aerial filming and overseeing a range of extraordinary shoots.
Among multiple awards for her work, Vanessa won an Emmy for 'Frozen Planet'. She then went on to create a range of innovation-led series and specials for BBC1 culminating with the launch of 'Planet Earth 2', which she originated and spent 2 years working with her team to develop the new immersive style of the series.
After leaving the BBC, Vanessa accompanied her film-making husband, Mark Linfield, and their 9-year-old son on a 2-year sabbatical to Southern Africa where they have been making a feature length documentary on elephants for Disneynature.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, October 16

13:30 BST


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