Screen Film Summit

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Shaping the future of UK film

In 2015 the Screen Film Summit presented 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 explored new trends and the opportunities they present across all areas of the industry. Held in the heart of London’s West End, at the newly opened Picturehouse Central, audiences examined the issues at the forefront of today’s screen industry, debated the challenges that lie ahead, and networked with the best of the British film industry. Details of the Screen Film Summit 2016 will be announced soon. Be the first to hear when tickets go on sale and subscribe for updates

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Screen Film Summit 2015

Themes

Box office figures and trends in key markets
Creative insight from expert filmmakers
Secrets of successful marketing campaigns
Accessing investment and funding
The future of the UK film industry

Photos

See who spoke and who attended with our photo album of the day

News

Financing across borders Read more
Marketing case studies Read more
Talent panel tackles diversity quotas Read more
Working Title’s Tim Bevan in conversation Read more
Changing audience habits revealed Read more
Asif Kapadia issues film schools warning Read more
The Summit of ambition Read more
Screen Film Summit: state of the nation Read more

Online

See all the news from #SFS15 with our social media round-up

2015 speakers

Kirsty Bell Nyman Libson Paul

Kirsty Bell, Nyman Libson Paul

Tim Bevan Working Title Films

Tim Bevan, Working Title Films

Nik Bower Riverstone Pictures

Nik Bower, Riverstone Pictures

Sue Bruce Smith Film4

Sue Bruce Smith, Film4

Efe Cakarel MUBI

Efe Cakarel, MUBI

Iain Canning See-Saw Films

Iain Canning, See-Saw Films

Isabel Davis British Film Institute

Isabel Davis, BFI

Lyn Goleby

Lyn Goleby, Picturehouse

Mike Goodridge Protagonist Pictures

Mike Goodridge, Protagonist Pictures

Ed Guiney Element Pictures

Ed Guiney, Element Pictures

Alex Hamilton eOne

Alex Hamilton, Entertainment One Films UK

Mark Herbert Warp Films

Mark Herbert, Warp Films

Lucy Jones Rentrak

Lucy Jones, Rentrak

Matimba Kabalika BFI

Matimba Kabalika, BFI

Asif Kapadia

Asif Kapadia, Director

Charlie Lyne

Charlie Lyne, Filmmaker

Femi Oguns

Femi Oguns MBE, Identity Drama School

Joe Oppenheimer BBC Films

Joe Oppenheimer, BBC Films

Jonathan Olsberg

Jonathan Olsberg, Olsberg•SPI

Sean Perkins BFI

Sean Perkins, BFI

Andrew Reid NI Screen

Andrew Reid, Northern Ireland Screen

Ben Roberts BFI

Ben Roberts, BFI

Jon Rushton Curzon Artificial Eye

Jon Rushton, Curzon Artificial Eye

Deborah Sathe Film London

Deborah Sathe, Film London

Hugh Spearing Studiocanal

Hugh Spearing, STUDIOCANAL

David Thompson Origin Pictures

David Thompson, Origin Pictures

Piers Wenger Channel 4

Piers Wenger, Channel 4

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2015 programme

Registration
8:15am – 9:00am
Changing Audiences
9:00am – 9:40am

A statistical look at the changing habits of audiences and what those shifts mean for the UK film industry. Our expert panellists will examine box office numbers and key trends in the UK and global markets and explain what they mean for the business.

Lucy Jones Rentrak

Lucy Jones
Executive Director
Rentrak

Sean Perkins BFI

Sean Perkins
Head of Research and Statistics Unit, BFI

Marketing Movies
9:40am – 10:40am

Top film marketers reveal the detail behind campaigns that bought them success in 2015. Hear first-hand about the challenges and rewards behind box office hit Legend, indie success 45 Years and self-distributed documentary Beyond Clueless. Chaired by Paul de Carvalho, 3 Mills Studios.

Paul de Carvalho

Paul De Carvalho
Head of Sales & Marketing
3 Mills Studios

Charlie Lyne

Charlie Lyne
Director
Beyond Clueless

Jon Rushton Curzon Artificial Eye

Jon Rushton
Head of Theatrical Distribution
Curzon Artificial Eye

Hugh Spearing Studiocanal

Hugh Spearing
Head of Marketing
StudioCanal

Networking Break
10:40am – 11:05am
Director in Focus:
Asif Kapadia
11:05am – 11:45am

The BAFTA-winning director behind The Warrior, Senna and this year’s top documentary Amy will give a unique insight into his creative process and the challenges he has faced during his journey. Asif will address how the UK can cultivate a sustainable industry, foster emerging talent and how he found his unique voice.  Chaired by Wendy Ide, Screen International

Asif Kapadia

Asif Kapadia
Director
Amy, Senna, The Warrior

Wendy Ide Screen

Wendy Ide
Critic
Screen International

How to Fund Your Film
11:45am – 12:30pm

The UK’s vital film funders will discuss the public money currently available to independent filmmakers, how their organisations are interacting with industry and what challenges they face today. What type of projects are they looking to back, where are their areas of priority and where are the opportunities for improvement? Chaired by Mike Rosser, Screen International.

Sue Bruce Smith Film4

Sue Bruce Smith
Head of Distribution and Brand Strategy, Film4

Joe Oppenheimer BBC Films

Joe Oppenheimer
Commissioning Executive
BBC Films

Andrew Reid NI Screen

Andrew Reid
Head of Production
Northern Ireland Screen

Ben Roberts BFI

Ben Roberts
Director
BFI Film Fund

Lunch
12:30pm – 1:10pm
From the Producer’s Eye
1:10pm – 2:00pm

This expert panel of the UK’s top film and TV producers, commissioners and financiers will appraise the current creative and financial landscape in the UK. The panel will  offer their perspective on the current trends and future opportunities in the production sector and share their strategies for success. The session will also include an exclusive preview of PACT-commissioned research into opportunities for UK producers presented by Olsberg SPI. Chaired by Andreas Wiseman, Screen International.

Nik Bower Riverstone Pictures

Nik Bower
CEO
Riverstone Pictures

Iain Canning See-Saw Films

Iain Canning
Joint Managing Director
See-Saw Films

Mark Herbert Warp Films

Mark Herbert
Joint CEO
Warp Films

Jonathan Olsberg

Jonathan Olsberg
Chairman
Olsberg•SPI

Piers Wenger Channel 4

Piers Wenger
Head of Drama
Channel 4

Andreas Wiseman Screen

Andreas Wiseman
Chief Reporter
Screen International

Show Me the Money!
2:00pm – 2:45pm

What are the international funding options available to the UK film industry and what are the key trends affecting the global business? Meet a panel of key industry figures who will outline how real and present those opportunities are and reveal how to access them. Chaired by Kirsty Bell, Nyman Libson Paul with an introduction from Gina Fegan UKTI.

Kirsty Bell Nyman Libson Paul

Kirsty Bell
Partner
Nyman Libson Paul

Isabel Davis British Film Institute

Isabel Davis
Head of International
BFI

Gina Fegan UKTI

Gina Fegan
Screen and Digital Media Specialist
UKTI

Mike Goodridge Protagonist Pictures

Mike Goodridge
CEO
Protagonist Pictures

Ed Guiney Element Pictures

Ed Guiney
Managing Director
Element Pictures

Networking Break
2:45pm – 3:10pm
Producer in Focus:
Tim Bevan
3:10pm – 3:55pm

From Four Weddings And A Funeral to Everest and The Theory Of Everything, Working Title Films has produced more than 100 films, grossing over $6 billion dollars at the box office and winning multiple Oscars. Prolific producer Tim Bevan, co-founder of one of the world’s most revered production companies will discuss the secrets behind Working Title’s success and the major challenges facing the film industry today and tomorrow. Chaired by Matt Mueller, Screen International.

Tim Bevan Working Title Films

Tim Bevan
Co-Chairman
Working Title Films

Matt Mueller Screen

Matt Mueller
Editor
Screen International

Where’s the Talent?
3:55pm – 4:35pm

A panel including Identity Agency Group, CEO Femi Oguns – agent to talent including Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens leading man John Boyega – and BFI talent co-ordinator Matimba Kabalika will address the key questions of how the film industry can reach new talent and become more diverse. Chaired by Deborah Sathe, Film London.

Matimba Kabalika BFI

Matimba Kabalika
NET.WORK Talent Co-ordinator and Content Editor, BFI

Femi Oguns

Femi Oguns
CEO
Identity Drama School

Deborah Sathe Film London

Deborah Sathe
Head of Talent Development & Production, Film London

Question Time
4:35pm – 5:25pm

Chief industry decision-makers across distribution, exhibition and production lift-the-lid on the biggest challenges facing each sector and what can be done to tackle those issues over the next five years. Chaired by Wendy Mitchell, Screen International.

Efe Cakarel MUBI

Efe Cakarel
Founder and CEO
MUBI

Lyn Goleby

Lyn Goleby
Managing Director
Picturehouse

Alex Hamilton eOne

Alex Hamilton
Managing Director
Entertainment One Films UK

Wendy Mitchell Screen

Wendy Mitchell
Contributing Editor
Screen International

David Thompson Origin Pictures

David Thompson
Managing Director and Producer
Origin Pictures

Closing remarks
5:25pm
Drinks reception
sponsored by Picturehouse Central
5:30pm

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2015 sponsors

Nyman Libson Paul

For sponsorship enquiries please contact Scott Benfold on scott.benfold@screendaily.com or 020 8102 0813

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Contact

Booking enquiries

Nitin Kundra
Account Manager
020 8102 0855
nitin.kundra@mb-insight.com

Sponsorship enquiries

Scott Benfold
Senior Sales Manager
020 8102 0813
scott.benfold@screendaily.com

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