Wed 2nd Oct - Industry Talks

Festival Formula

Katie McClough and Ian Bignell

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
 

Katie Cullough and Ian Bignell reveal insights into the world of festival strategy and submissions offering advice on how to navigate the thousands of film festivals that are around the world.

Which festivals are the one's worth entering ? and why? What are the common mistakes that contribute towards getting festival rejections? What's the best way to package your film?
 Is it possible to get discounts or waivers from festivals ? and ultimately which festival is the right one for your film ? 

 

 

Venue : Light Cinema (Screen 6)
Capacity 138

Can be bought as part of

the Day pass (£15)

or Full Festival Pass (£30)

VFX with DNEG

Mat Watts & Adam Collins

1:00 pm - 2 pm

 


DNEG was built on feature film visual effects work. Since the opening of their first studio in London in 1998 they’ve always focused on building close working relationships with filmmakers. They thrive on collaboration and the creative energy this provides, and are dedicated to delivering excellence on every project they are involved with.

 

They have received 5 Academy Awards, 5 BAFTA Awards and 10 Visual Effects Society Awards and in the last few years their talented artists have worked on films including; Avengers: Endgame (2019), Atila: Battle Angel (2018), Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald (2018).

 

Venue : Light Cinema (Screen 6) 
Capacity 138

Can be bought as part of

the Day pass (£15)

or Full Festival Pass (£30)

ACCESS:VFX

Panel

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 


ACCESS:VFX is a global, industry-led, non-profit comprised of 40 leading companies, industry bodies and educational establishments in the VFX, animation and games industries. It focuses on actively pursuing and encouraging inclusion, diversity, awareness and opportunity under its four pillars of Inspiration, Education, Mentoring and Recruitment.

Venue : Light Cinema

Capacity 138

Can be bought as part of

the Day pass (£15)

or Full Festival Pass (£30)

1:2:1 surgery with BFI/Film Hub

Amy O'Hara
12:00pm - 3:00pm

If you have a short film or an idea for a feature film you’d like to discuss or just want to find out more about what the BFI NETWORK does, then there’s an opportunity for you to book a free 30-minute 1-2-1 surgery with BFI NETWORK Talent Executive Amy O’Hara on Wednesday 2nd October. 

 

 

Venue : The Green Room, The Light Cinema

Don't look at the finger

Hetain Patel

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 


 

Bolton born artist Hetain film "Don’t Look at the Finger" blends sign language, Kung Fu and transforming costumes to create a visually arresting new physical and visual language. The film encompasses Hollywood cinema, West African characters and costumes, East Asian martial arts, and a specially composed musical score that sets a transforming backdrop to this narrative fusion.

In this year's nominee line up for the Derek Jarman award Hetain will reveal his practice and thought process from work as diverse as transforming cars, to jumping off couches as Spiderman to play acting roles Hollywood roles in his front room.

Venue : Light Cinema

Capacity 68

Can be bought as part of

the Day pass (£15)

or Full Festival Pass (£30)

Diversity and Inclusivity

 Panel

 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Deborah Williams of the Diversity Network, BAFTA nominated actress Ruth Medley ,Persephone Rizvi a producer at Northern Docs and Nedu Shadanlou a creative and a director at Dirty will be discussing the issues of "Diversity and Inclusivity in Film and TV".

What are the cultural obstacles and organisational barriers that result in stark statistics for BAME film-makers and the working classes in the creative industries? Is there anything more that can be done to make a positive difference? and what if anything is underway?

 

 

 

 

Venue : Light Cinema (Screen 9)

Capacity 68

One man and his kit bag

James Oldham (D.O.P) & Promotion Hire

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 

D.O.P James Oldham delves into  the Promotion Hire  kit bag to discuss his personal preferences for cameras and lighting. He'll discuss the pro's and con's of each camera, price versus size versus the maneuverability etc and he'll reveal how he got into the industry in the early stages of his career, the lessons he's learnt along the way and some tips and advice if you fancy yourself as the next Roger Deakins. 

Venue : Light Cinema (Screen 9)
Capacity 68

Can be bought as part of

the Day pass (£15)

or Full Festival Pass (£30)

Screenwriting Success

Matt Greenhalgh

4:00pm - 5:00 pm

 

After  beginning his career in the world of television Matt hit the headlines as "one to watch" with "Control" a BIFA winning film about Ian Curtis of Joy Division. His second film "Nowhere Boy"won Outstanding British Film at the BAFTA’s and his latest "Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool"  released to critical acclaim and was nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Screenplay.

In this talk Matt will discuss how he develops ideas, and bring his characters to life, he'll reveal tips on authoring realistic dialogue and offer advice on how to get started in the industry.

 

Light Cinema

Capacity 138

Can be bought as part of

the Day pass (£15)

or Full Festival Pass (£30)

Film Hub North / BFI Showcase

Panel / Screening / Q&A's

5.30 pm - 6.45 pm

 

 


Join the Film Hub North talent team for some of the most exciting short form work to come from BFI NETWORK funded filmmakers. Following the screening there will be a filmmaker Q&A and an opportunity to chat with BFI NETWORK representatives about the support available to filmmakers in the North. It's a great opportunity to meet the growing community of local filmmakers, share stories and meet future collaborators.

 

 

Venue : Light Cinema

Capacity 138