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.
Learn box office figures and trends in key markets
Hear creative insight from award winning filmmakers
Discover the secrets of successful marketing
Find out how to access investment for filmmakers
Debate the future of film with industry leaders
Network with the best of the British film industry
8:15am – 9:00am
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.
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.
10:40am – 11:05am
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
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.
12:30pm – 1:10pm
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.
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.
2:45pm – 3:10pm
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.
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.
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.
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