Taking place at BFI Southbank in London on 26 November, the event will feature world-class speakers behind works such as Ad Astra, Blade Runner 2049 and Black Mirror as well as hands-on sessions on the latest tech/strategies including virtual production, worldbuilding, interactive storytelling and brand-funding.
Professor Sarah Atkinson, Head of the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI) will be hosting the inaugural Future of Film Think Tank with speakers from the event and collaborating with them on a report on the future of film set to be published in early 2020.
The summit will also see the launch of Professor Sarah Atkinson’s film ‘Live Cinema - Walking the tightrope between stage and screen’ which examines the growing prominence of live cinema phenomena in the global film experience economy. The film features interviews with pioneers at the vanguard of live cinema, including Oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson, and contributions from the National Theatre Live, Royal Opera House Live, The Light Surgeons, Live Cinema UK and Blast Theory.
We are delighted to be partnering on the Future of Film Summit. Those involved are at the forefront of thinking about the innovations driving the future of the film and screen industries forwards - which are the key sectors contributing to recent growth in the UK's GDP. The summit is also the perfect forum to screen our Live Cinema film which explores the latest trends in 21st Century film spectatorship.– Professor Sarah Atkinson, Head of the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI)