The London Film Festival is planning several special industry seminars for this year's festival.
The Ateliers du Cinema Europeen (ACE) and the French Institute, with support from Skillset, the UK Film Council and the MEDIA Plus Programme will work with the LFF to host the seminar Creative Producer - A Contradiction In Terms' on Oct 24. Moonstone Labs' Jean-Luc Ormieres will moderate the panel.
The one-day seminar Power To The Pixel, about how the digital revolution can change film distribution, marketing and financing, which will feature speakers Pete Buckingham from the UK Film Council, Reframe Project's Kelly Devine, film-makers Arin Crumley, Susan Bruce, Matt Hanson, Lance Weiler and Robert Greenwald, Screen International editor Michael Gubbins, Magic Lantern's Paula Le Dieu, DV8's Jeremy Nathan, YouTube's Sara Pollack, and Withoutabox's David Straus.
The LFF's Think-Shoot-Distribute 25-film-maker career development programme (Oct 22-26) will include speakers Allon Reich of DNA Films, Optimum's Hugh Spearing and script editor Kate Leys.
The UK Film Council will work with the German Federal Film Board to host a co-production event on Oct 25 and the UKFC will also host an event about disabled people working in the film industry.
Moreover, the LFF welcomes producer Julie Baines of Dan Films for a presentation to key film school undergraduates.
From Oct 22-25, there will be 42 industry screenings for buyers, with 12 films available for world sales and the other 30 available for UK distribution. Last year, UK deals were struck for Half Nelson, Angosto, Stolen Holidays and The Singer. A Meet The Buyer session will be hosted for the second year.
As previously reported, the LFF is also presenting the first Production Finance Market (Oct 22-23), organised by Film London.
Film London isn't revealing details on projects or attendees at the market, but the LFF says that it will include 120 financiers and producers, including 11 emerging producers who will pitch projects.