Screen Launches UK Film Summit on Dec 2

Posted on 23 October 2013

Screen International is launching the 2013 UK Film Summit in association with the British Film Institute (BFI).

The one-day industry conference will be held Monday December 2 at BFI Southbank’s NFT1 and will welcome more than 300 industry attendees.

The Summit will look at the current state of the UK film industry and its place in the global market, as well as looking at opportunities and challenges of the future.

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Panellists already confirmed include:

  • Iain Smith, British Film Commission;
  • Andrea Calderwood, Slate Films;
  • Ben Roberts, BFI Film Fund;
  • David Garrett, Mister Smith Entertainment;
  • Damian Jones, DJ Films;
  • Nik Bower, Ingenious;
  • Paul Reeve, Film Nation UK;
  • Phillip Knatchbull, Curzon Artificial Eye;
  • Zygi Kamasa, Lionsgate UK.

Many more experts, including keynote speakers, will be confirmed in coming weeks.

The topics to be addressed during the day’s panel discussions include challenges and opportunities in film finance; development of audiences in the UK and how distributors and exhibitors can adapt to the digital world; the UK’s place in the global film market; learning from other media industries; and how the film world can benefit from convergence in the multi-platform world.

Screen International Editor Wendy Mitchell said: “Screen last held our UK Film Summit in 2010 and there is now great demand to bring the industry together to talk about the successes and challenges of today, and the opportunities of the future in this ever-changing landscape.

“We think it will be a must-attend event for anyone who cares about the future of the UK film industry. We’re delighted to have the BFI on board supporting the summit.”

Tickets for the event are priced at £199. Until Nov 5, an early bird rate of £170+VAT is available. To register, visit http://www.screenfilmsummit.com/home.

Screen Launches UK Film Summit on Dec 2