The Screen Film Summit will examine the most pressing issues facing the industry today. Producers, distributors and funders from the forefront of British film will discuss how best to meet the challenges and exploit the opportunities facing today’s film professionals.


9:00 am | WELCOME


Chair: Paul de Carvalho, Head of sales & marketing, 3 Mills Studios

This session will explore the fine art of marketing movies and welcomes three of the teams behind some of this year’s standout hits. Hear how they fine-tuned their marketing campaigns, to effectively target an audience and ensure their film was a success.

Chris Green

Chris Green
Marketing director
20th Century Fox

Eve Gabereau
Soda Pictures

Nicola Woodburn
Marketing manager
Soda Pictures

Jon Rushton
Theatrical distribution consultant
Curzon Artificial Eye


Two of the industry’s trend experts present invaluable insight into the current habits of UK film audiences, as well as highlighting some leading trends in technology and defining what this means for producers and distributors.

Lucy Jones

Lucy Jones
Executive director

David Hancock
Research director, film and cinema
IHS Technology

10:25 am | BREAK

10:50 am | Accessing investment and private funding

Chair: Sarah Caughey, Counsel, Latham & Watkins

This session will focus on current trends in UK film finance and will see leading financial experts provide critical information and insight concerning private film financing opportunities and the latest emerging prospects to finance independent film projects.

Paul Brett

Paul Brett
Prescience Film

Gary Collins
Red Rock Entertainment

Peter La Terriere
Managing director
European Film Bonds

Tim O’Shea
Senior investment director

Phil Hunt
Co-managing director
Bankside Films & Head Gear Films

11:40 am | GAME CHANGERS

Chair: Andreas Wiseman, Deputy Editor, Screen International

Three award-winning companies that are breaking the barriers of film production, sales, distribution, and exhibition will give insight on
their unique areas of the industry. Hear from our panel on what sets them apart from the crowd and their role in developing Britain’s pool of emerging talent.

Eduardo Panizzo
Founder & director
Coffee & Cigarettes

Ian Cartwright
Director & co-founder
ourscreen & elevenfiftyfive

David Kapur
Director & co-founder
ourscreen & elevenfiftyfive

Lucas Ochoa
Managing director of film
Pulse Films

12:25 pm | LUNCH

1:15 pm | KEYNOTE – Susanne Bier

Chair: Matt Mueller, Editor, Screen International

Award-winning Danish writer-director Susanne Bier will discuss her successful career, which includes 14 feature films and this year’s television adaptation of John Le Carre’s The Night Manager, for which Bier won a Primetime Emmy award for her direction. As one of the most successful female film-makers working today, Bier will address a variety of topics in her keynote speech followed by an on-stage conversation with Screen International editor Matt Mueller.

Susanne Bier
Writer & director

2:00 pm | In Conversation With Rebecca O’Brien

Multi-BAFTA nominated producer Rebecca O’Brien (The Wind That Shakes the Barley, The Spirit of ’45, I, Daniel Blake), creative and business partner of Ken Loach joins the Summit to discuss how emerging producers can best navigate the international co-production market, new models for producing in the future and her experience behind producing the Palme d’Or winning, I, Daniel Blake.

Rebecca O’Brien
Sixteen Films

2:45 pm | BREAK

3:10 pm | Film and High end TV crossover – In Conversation with Andy Harries

BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated film and television producer Andy Harries has been behind many stand-out British productions of the last twenty years including The Queen, The Damned United, The Royle Family and most recently, the highly anticipated Netflix series, The Crown. He joins the summit to discuss his experience of working across high-end TV and film, and deliberates how directors and producers can engage with both sectors and the skills needed to do so.

Andy Harries

Andy Harries
Chief executive
Left Bank Pictures

4:00 pm | Next generation producers

Chair: Finola Dwyer, Producer, Wildgaze Films

A panel of the UKs most exciting emerging producers join the Summit to discuss their individual approaches to producing across documentary and drama. Each panelist will provide insight into the challenges and successes behind getting films made in the UK, as well as advice on the different routes and opportunities available to you as a producer.

Tristan Goligher

Tristan Goligher
The Bureau

Julia Nottingham
Head of Documentary
Pulse Films

Uzma Hasan
Little House Productions