An internationally acclaimed festival of natural world storytelling

Join us for a special 40th anniversary year of the Wildscreen Festival.

Celebrating outstanding natural world storytelling has been at the heart of Wildscreen Festival since the beginning.

The Evolution of Wildscreen Festival

The Festival was established in 1982, in Bristol UK, the global hub of the natural history film and TV industry, by Sir Peter Scott, founder of WWF, and Christopher Parsons OBE, former Head of the BBC Natural History Unit.

Now the world’s leading wildlife film and TV industry gathering, our biennial event, has grown significantly since those early years and evolved with the changing industry landscape and community.

In 2020 we hosted a fully virtual edition of the Festival with over 2,000 delegates from 40 countries joining us online. Not only did this remove barriers to access and support a more sustainable event, but the new format created a blueprint for a new hybrid format, providing the best of both worlds: an in-person and online experiences for our global audience.

Advisory Board

The Wildscreen Festival Advisory Board (FAB) provides unrivalled industry-led vision, ensuring the Wildscreen Festival is as impactful as possible in this pivotal time for our planet.

The Board help the team to increase the Festival’s reach, impact and diversity, and shape the Festival content all with the aim of creating an absolute showstopper of a Wildscreen Festival in 2022!

We are so grateful to the Board for their vision and commitment. Meet the 2022 Festival Advisory Board.

Alastair Fothergill
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director, Silverback Films

Alison Barrat
SVP Production and Development, Love Nature

Allison Bean
Executive Producer & Development Executive

Andrew Zikking

Managing Director, Off The Fence Productions

Anwar Mamon
Executive Producer, Wildstar Films

Caroline Cox
Production Executive, BBC Studios

Colin Butfield
Executive Director, Silverback Films

Fiona Tande
Founder, Director, Pridelands Films

Gabriel Wetz
Managing Director, Evolutions

Hana Canter
Chief Operating Officer, Wild Space Productions

Janet Han Vissering
SVP of Development and Production, National Geographic

Jeff Wilson
Series Producer and Director, Silverback Films

Kristina Turner
Assistant Producer, Co-founder of Filmmakers for Future: Wildlife (FF:W)

Lawrence Wahba
Wildlife Filmmaker, Wahba Filmes

Lizzie Daly
Wildlife Biologist and Presenter

Maria Norman
Head of Production, BBC Studios

Martha Holmes
Chief Creative Officer, Natural History and Science, Plimsoll Productions

Masa Hayakawa
Executive Producer, NHK Enterprises

Sandesh Kadur
Wildlife Filmmaker

Sara Edelson
Director, Documentary Series, Netflix

Steve Cole
Series Producer, BBC Studios

Tom Synnatzschke
Executive Producer, Doclights

Sophie Morgan
Producer/Director, Sound Off Films

Festival Team

Meet the team working behind the scenes to deliver the Wildscreen Festival

Lucie Muir
Chief Executive

Sue Martineau
Head of Events

Amelia Watts
Festival & Events Manager

Thomasina Gibson
Festival Content Producer

Gabriella Carr
Awards & Film Programme Coordinator

Olive Tonkin
Festival Production Assistant

Jacob Burley
Festival Volunteer Coordinator

Georgia Torres
Outreach & Sustainability Coordinator

Katerina Ellis
Comms & Admin Assistant

Lara Paxton

Lara Paxton
Network Manager

Ali Forbes
Grant Consultant

Our volunteers

Our Festival wouldn’t be possible without our amazing Volunteers!

The Board help the team to increase the Festival’s reach, impact and diversity, and shape the Festival content all with the aim of creating an absolute showstopper of a Wildscreen Festival in 2022!

We are so grateful to the Board for their vision and commitment. Meet the 2022 Festival Advisory Board.

Our volunteers

Find out more about the volunteering opportunities available at Wildscreen Festival 2022 here.

Policies

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