Shaping the future of UK film
The annual Screen Film Summit from Screen International presents detailed analysis of the UK film industry coupled with expert opinion on how it will develop. With high profile speakers sharing insight into production, distribution, funding, talent and audience development this one day event will explore new trends and the opportunities they present across all sectors of the industry. Join Screen International in the heart of London’s West End, at the newly opened Picturehouse Central, to examine the issues at the forefront of today’s screen industry, debate the challenges that lie ahead, and network with the best of the British film industry.
Head of Statistics and Research
Plus more to be announced
8:15am – 9:00am
9:00am – 9:40am
A statistical look at the changing habits of UK audiences and what that means for producers and distributors. This session invites leading industry professionals to provide an overview of the current box office landscape and how they see this progressing in the coming year. Chaired by Michael Rosser, Screen International.
Head of Statistics and Research
The good and the bad
9:40am – 10:40am
Many films face the challenge of addressing both a core market and a broader audience. How do you fine-tune your marketing campaign so that it effectively targets both groups? Here we’re joined by the marketing teams behind some of the standout films of 2015, each of which will present their ideas behind their successful campaigns. Chaired by Paul de Carvalho, 3 Mills Studios.
10:40am – 11:05am
11:05am – 11:45am
How do you find your distinctive voice as a filmmaker in the industry? Asif Kapadia, esteemed BAFTA-winning director behind The Warrior, Far North, Senna and the most successful documentary of the year, Amy, joins the Film Summit to give a unique insight into his craft processes and looking ahead, comments on how we can create a sustainable film industry for new filmmakers. Chaired by Wendy Ide, Screen International
11:45am – 12:30pm
What every producer needs to know about the public funding currently available to independent filmmakers, from the people tasked with making those decisions.
12:30pm – 1:10pm
1:10pm – 2:00pm
This panel features some of the UK’s top film and television producers, commissioners and financiers who will remark on the current UK financial landscape and how this is affecting the work that’s being made. This session will include an exclusive preview of research into issues and opportunities for UK producers commissioned by PACT, presented by Jonathan Olsberg. Chaired by Andreas Wiseman, Screen International.
2:00pm – 2:45pm
This panel invites key industry figures to comment on the international funding options available. From co-productions to international hotspots, how real and present are these opportunities for UK filmmakers? Chaired by Kirsty Bell, Nyman Libson Paul with an introduction from Gina Fegan UKTI.
2:45pm – 3:10pm
3:10pm – 4:00pm
Under the leadership of co-founders Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Working Title has grown to be one of the world’s leading film production companies, grossing over $6 billion worldwide across over 100 films. These films, including Billy Elliot, Les Miserables, Fargo and Notting Hill have won 11 Academy Awards, 38 BAFTA Awards and numerous prestigious prizes at International film festivals. Screen welcomes Tim Bevan to discuss the genesis and growth of Working Title and the challenges that they face in the current industry. Chaired by Matt Mueller, Screen International.
4:00pm – 4:40pm
What do we need to do to build our diversity figures in the UK industry? We’ll hear from the professionals working to improve diversity both on and off screen, and ask what needs to happen next. Chaired by Deborah Sathe, Film London.
4:40pm – 5:30pm
We ask the leading experts across distribution, exhibition and production to answer our biggest question of the day: What are the biggest challenges facing each sector and what can we do to tackle this in the next five years? Chaired by Wendy Mitchell, Screen International.
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