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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Walter Koehler

Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH
A BBC colleague called Walter once an ‘industry legend’. For TERRA MATER Factual Studios he is the heart and the head - incomparably experienced, highly passioned and round-the-clock on duty. For Walter a long dreamed adventure became true when after 30 years at Austria’s pubcaster ORF, he launched TERRA MATER Factual Studios as a subsidiary company of Red Bull and since January 1, 2011 TERRA MATER Factual Studios is the new home of the former ORF UNIVERSUM team. As leader of the pack Walter heads the strategic development of the production house and together with his cherry-picked team he stears the company in all creative, technological, financial and commercial matters. While still concentrating on the TV core genres of natural history, science and history Walter’s mission for TERRA MATER Factual Studios was to broaden the output and also move into format development and onto the big screen. For TERRA MATER Factual Studios cinema releases, Walter’s vision is to find new compelling ways of storytelling. The borders between fiction and ‘faction’ become seamless and sometimes dissolve in TERRA MATER Factual Studios cinematic projects like HARODIM, BROTHERS OF THE WIND, MIND GAMERS and Walter’s latest coup, THE IVORY GAME, that hit a place on the shortlist of the Academy Awards Oscar.

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