filmSouth - Film Conference

Looking to make it in the film industry?

Seeking new production deals for your latest idea?

Aiming for that dynamic role in today's cutting-edge TV and digital media industries?

Then filmSouth is for you....


filmSouth is a new two-day conference for today's film or television professional, production company or?education and training organisation. Whether you're just starting out - but have ambitions, seeking new ways to finance productions in film or TV, or looking to promote your organisation to the region's leading professionals, filmSouth's programme of seminars, workshops and industry discussion offers an ideal opportunity to learn about new schemes and initiatives, network with some of the region's top professionals and open doors for future careers.

Sponsored by ScreenSouth, the South's regional film agency, and CinemaBusiness, the UK's leading cinema distribution and marketing magazine, filmSouth is a new date in the South East's film calendar - a must for any ambitious creative professional working in today's dynamic film and TV industries.

filmSouth is co-ordinated by the Baird Film & TV Initiative, an industry-led programme, funded by the Government's Local Enterprise Growth Initiative to develop enterprise and employment in film and TV in the region. Conference Chair: Alastair Fairley, Co-ordinator, Baird Film & TV Initiative

Hosted at Hastings Arts Forum
Ticket Prices £10 per session


Mon 28 July

Film Conference Day One - The New Digital Content Horizon

Morning: The Screen South Network

filmSouth opens with a morning session introducing Screen South's new framework for supporting and developing film enterprise and production in the region, explaining how today's film-maker can successfully receive support from the agency and its network of Community & Industry development partners throughout the south-east.

Session price: £10

Networking Lunch: Free to delegates

Afternoon - A Developing Creative Economy

The afternoon session will focus on the Creative Economy and the emerging opportunities for digital content producers to find support and collaborative partners in the region. Speakers include Gena Fegan, Chief Executive of the South East Media Network (SEMN) and former CEO of Screen South.

Evening Event

6:30pm Baird Centre & Projection Space Exhibition Launch

All conference delegates are invited to attend a special evening event to launch the Projection Space exhibition at the Arts Forum and the official opening of the new Baird Film & TV Centre by Hastings Mayor Maureen Charlesworth, adjacent to the Gallery. The Baird Centre will be the first dedicated resource centre for film and tv professionals in the region, offering equipment hire, two digital editing suites, a library of training manuals, books and magazines and lounge-style screening facilities for showreel presentations.

- free to delegates


Tue 29 July

Film Conference Day Two - Production Essentials for a South East Industry

Morning - The Production Conundrum

Day two's morning session focuses on techniques essential to the production process, with practical sessions dealing with aspects of production and distribution. Speakers include Michelle D'Acosta, producer of a string of Nick Broomfield documentaries, and Andrew Woodyatt, head of UK marketing at leading independent film studio, Lionsgate.

Networking lunch: free to delegates

Afternoon - The South Coast Film Industry Forum

In collaboration with the leading industry bible CinemaBusiness, Day Two's afternoon session will include a panel of top speakers hosting a discussion over future directions for UK and international film and digital content marketing, distribution and production.

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