Wildscreen Emerging Talent
Natural world storytelling has never been more important - we are the first generation to understand humanity’s impact on nature and the last to be able to protect and restore it. Wildscreen believes in the power of visual storytelling to spark positive and restorative action for our natural world, globally.
It is crucial that the natural world stories being told are bold, authentic and varied and that they speak to different audiences with urgency and hope. A diverse, accessible and inclusive Natural History Film & TV industry is key to achieving this and ensuring that a representative picture is being painted of our beautifully diverse natural world.
Yet, there is still a considerable gap in the industry: a lack of diversity and representation. Currently, individuals living with disabilities and long-term conditions, from low socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnic minority backgrounds, LGBTQIA community members and womxn are underrepresented within the Natural History Film and TV Industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has further worsened the issue and exacerbated barriers to entry which disproportionately impact already underrepresented groups. Wildscreen Emerging Talent works to change this, diversifying the industry and making it more inclusive and accessible.
The Wildscreen Emerging Talent Scheme empowers the natural world filmmakers and storytellers of the future through tailored support programmes including mentorship schemes, internship opportunities, masterclasses and webinars. Through these, Wildscreen facilitates opportunities, experiences and connection with industry experts; alleviating key barriers to entry into the industry by providing industry insight, support and advice on getting started. In doing so, the Scheme hopes to create a more inclusive and diverse community.
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Using our unique position in the industry
Wildscreen envisions a world where natural world storytelling is inclusive, accessible and impactful and where nature is protected and thriving. Through our international community, Wildscreen Network and the world's largest wildlife film festival which we host biennially, Wildscreen Festival, we have established key connections with filmmakers, conservationists and broadcasters across the world. Using our expertise in digital video production and the industry expert contacts we have built over the past four decades, we are determined to build a leading support programme for emerging talent within the Natural History Film and TV Industry.
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