Story Festival Day 1: Tuesday 18th February: Employability
|PANEL DISCUSSION: Finding your way into Film and TV and working your way up
|Time and location: 10.00 – 11.30, Hendon Town Hall (Committee Room 3)
In this panel discussion, Film and TV professionals at varying stages in their careers share insight into how they have got to where they are and the variety of routes in – some of which might be on your radar and some of which you might not have currently thought of!
- Ciara O’Grady, Post Production Manager, That Lot
- Jude Winstanley, Freelance TV Line Producer and Founder of Unit List
- Patricia Chandra (biog to follow)
Our confirmed panellists may be joined by some or all of the following, depending on work commitments
- Alice Murray, HR Assistant/Contracts Logger, Studio Lambert (TBC)
- Farrah Jaufuraully, Edit Producer (TBC)
- Rika Kulsavat, Production Coordinator, Distillery (TBC)
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://finding-way-into-film-and-tv.eventbrite.co.uk.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: The craft of visual storytelling
| Time and location: 10.00 – 11.30, Portacabins (PAG03)
Experts working in film, TV and advertising share their experiences of creating visual structures that capture a story’s theme and invoke both mood and emotion.
- Gavin Humphries, Producer, Quark Films
- Jeremy Wooding, Director
- Tania Hoser, Director of Photography
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://craft-of-visual-storytelling.eventbrite.co.uk.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating a buzz around creative projects – the ins and outs of marketing and PR
| Time and location: 10.00 – 11.30, Grove (G229)
How do you build awareness around a creative project, be it a book, film or some other creative endeavour? How do you know who to reach out to? What channels should you use?
In this session, seasoned publicists offer advice on everything from developing a communications strategy, to identifying the most appropriate channels to engage with your target audiences and adapting your communication to suit these.
Our expert publicists
- Ben Cameron, Founder, Cameron Publicity and Marketing
- Gem Pinkney, Publicity Manager, UKTV
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://ins-and-outs-of-marketing-pr-creative-projects.eventbrite.co.uk.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: Standing out from the crowd – the film and TV employer’s view
| Time and location: 11.45 – 13.15, Hendon Town Hall (Committee Room 3)
In this session, Film and TV Talent Managers share ‘the employers’ view, giving you insight into what they look for and how to stand out at interview.
- Julia Waring, RDF Television
- Suzy Jaffe, RAW
- Tom Morgan, ENVY Post Production
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://standing-out-from-crowd.eventbrite.co.uk.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: Pitch Perfect – How do you get an idea commissioned? What makes a script stand out? Find out from the experts!
| Time and location: 11.45 – 13.15, Grove (G229)
Experienced Producers and Exec Producers explain how to get an idea commissioned and what makes an idea or script stand out.
- Debbie Mason, CCO and Co-Founder, Heap Mason Media
- Gavin Humphries, Co-Founder and Producer, Quark Films
- Vijay Mavjee,CEO & Executive Producer, RedSiesta Films
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://idea-commissioned-script-noticed.eventbrite.co.uk.
|IN CONVERSATION WITH: Award-winning ad agency, Mother London – learn everything you need to know about working in advertising!
| Time and location: 11.45 – 13.15, College Building (C111)
This session will cover everything from interpreting a brief, effective client management, through to how to ensure a healthy client side/creative working relationship in an ad agency.
- Tom Wong, Head of Fame, Mother London
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://working-in-advertising-and-corporate-filmmaking.eventbrite.co.uk.
|CAMERA DEMOS: Canon camera demos (C500 Mark II and EOS 1DX Mark III)
| Time and location: 13.15 – 15.15, Grove Atrium
This is your opportunity to speak to Canon and find out more about their C500mkII and 1DXmkIII cameras. Over the course of the two hour period, they will be running demos, taking questions and also offering you an opportunity to ‘touch and try’ some Canon kit.
- About the Canon EOS C500 Mark II: A 5.9K Full Frame sensor packed into a newly developed compact and reliable Cinema EOS body, this camera provides new inspiration and great flexibility for all cinematographers.
- About the Canon EOS 1DX Mark III: When conditions are tough, the light is poor but the pressure’s on, the EOS-1D X Mark III lets you capture winning images before the competition. It’s the ultimate creative toolkit, with superb low-light performance, deep learning AF and 5.5K Raw video.
Book your place and find out more about these Canon cameras: https://canon-demos.eventbrite.co.uk.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: From script to screen – creative writing for Film and TV
| Time and location: 13.45 – 15.15, Hendon Town Hall (Committee Room 3)
What makes a script engaging and stand out? In this session, experienced writers and a Head of Development at an independent television production company share advice and tips.
- Alexandra Arlango, Executive Director of the Brit List and Head of Development at Caryn Mandabach Productions
- Col Spector, Screenwriter and Director
- Nick Reed, Writer and Director
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://from-script-to-screen.eventbrite.co.uk.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: Setting up your own production company – the low down
|Time and location: 13.45 – 15.15, Hendon Town Hall (Committee Room 2)
This ‘warts and all’ session will offer an opportunity to hear from and pose questions to production company founders.
They will share with you the pros and cons of running your own company, ‘lessons learnt’ along the way, and attempt to answer any questions you may have on a broad range of topics – be it company set up, employing staff, pitching for business or marketing your services.
- Debbie Mason, CCO and Co-Founder, Heap Mason Media
- Nick Long, Co-Founder, Turtle Canyon Media
- Nick Parnes, CEO, Kalel Productions
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://setting-up-your-own-production-co.eventbrite.co.uk.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: Festival tips for short filmmakers
| Time and location: 14.00 – 15.30 (College Building – C219/220)
In this session, representatives from leading short film festivals and the British Council share tips on the festival submission process. If you have any burning questions about short film festivals or the festival submission process, this session is for you!
- Dave Taylor-Matthews, Festival Producer, Encounters Film Festival
- Elliot Grove, Founder, Raindance Film Festival
- Jo Duncombe, Film Programme Manager, British Council
- Philip Ilson, Artistic Director and Programmer, London Short Film Festival
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://festival-tips-short-filmmakers.eventbrite.co.uk.
|MASTERCLASS: Learn lighting tricks from one of London’s familiar and established Food, Liquid and Table top Director/DOPs!
| Time and location: 14.00-17.00, Grove Building (G107)
This hands-on masterclass will offer a chance to learn lighting tricks from one of London’s familiar and established Food, Liquid and Table top Director/DOPs. The DOP will light a specific scenario and you will then be invited to put what you have learnt into practice by lighting a similar scenario with subtle differences!
Our Workshop host – Mark Emberton, Director/DOP (one of London’s familiar and established Food, Liquid and Tabletop Director/DOP’s)
Book your place and find out more about Mark: https://lighting-masterclass-afternoon.eventbrite.co.uk.
Please note, this session may need to be cancelled last minute due to Mark’s work commitments so we recommend you also book a place in other sessions for the time being too. We will then alert you to whether this session will definitely be going ahead so you can cancel your place in any ‘back up’ sessions at that stage.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: The art of factual storytelling
|Time and location: 15.30 – 17.00, Hendon Town Hall (Committee Room 3)
In this session, a former Sunday Times journalist who also happens to be a Sunday Times best-selling author and founder of his own PR company, and three award-winning documentary makers, one of whom runs a documentary consultancy , share insight into the art of factual storytelling across different media.
- Col Spector – Screenwriter/Director
- Nick Read – Producer, Director and Cameraman
- Ross Bolidai – Director
- Will Iredale – Sunday Times best-selling author, former Sunday Times journalist and Managing Director of Iredale Communications
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://art-of-factual-storytelling.eventbrite.co.uk.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: Securing funding for films and documentaries
| Time and location: 15.30 – 17.00, Hendon Town Hall (Committee Room 2)
In this session, we ask our panel of Film and TV experts what funding avenues are open to young film and documentary makers.
- Debbie Mason, CCO and Co-Founder Heap Mason Media
- Hannah Bush Bailey, Production Manager, BFI Doc Society Fund
- Jordan McGarry, Head of Talent Development and Production, Film London
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://securing-funding-films-and-docs.eventbrite.co.uk.
|MASTERCLASS: The Ins and Outs of Sound Design
|Time and location: 15.45 – 17.00 (College Building – C219/220)
An experienced and award-winning Sound Editor will offer insight into how to create a compelling sound narrative. Join the session and find out everything you need to know!
- Ania Pryzgoda, Sound Editor
Book your place and find out more about Ania: https://sound-design.eventbrite.co.uk.