Reflecting Earth. The Great Nature & Wildlife Summit 2019
The Workshop Event of WDR – West German Broadcasting Cologne and HMR International
In recent years the nature and wildlife genre has developed into an international, family-oriented bestseller through high-quality productions such as BLUE PLANET, THE WILD ANDES or NORWAY’S MAGICAL FJORDS. State-of-the-art camera techniques make it possible to experience the diversity and beauty of nature in all its facets, and new forms of storytelling allow ever more intensive insights into the lives of animals. Formats such as ERLEBNIS ERDE on ARD or TERRA X on ZDF successfully provide animal and nature film experiences in coveted prime time slots. What possibilities do advanced technologies offer, how will stories be told in the future, and what are the financing models for these international flagship programmes like? These questions and many more were discussed at the first Great Nature & Wildlife Summit in Cologne.
Natali Tesche-Ricciardi, Documentary filmmaker, Atlanta