The Times BFI London Film Festival will again partner for Power To The Pixel, The Digital Distribution and Film Innovation Forum.
The three-day event will run Oct 22-23 during the LFF. Venues include BFI Southbank and The Royal Society For Arts.
Highlights will include a conference, Project Forum and the first phaseof an ongoing expert Think Tank.
The conference of industry experts will address topics including new financing and distribution models, audience behaviour and building online audiences.
Confirmed speakers will include Brian Newman of the Tribeca Film Institute, Sara Pollack of YouTube, Peter Buckingham of the UK Film Council, Fabio Lima of MovieMobz and Rain Networks, and film-maker M Dot Strange.
Also, Power To The Pixel will this year launch the groundbreaking Project Forum for 2009 - allowing new finance partners to tap into creative talents who can work outside the theatrical-led traditional model.
The Forum will have film-makers Yomi Ayeni (Breathe), Arin Crumley (As The Dust Settles), Jamie King (Dark Fibre) and Lance Weiler (Him) talking to financiers, distributors and new promoters who are interested in working across online, mobile and interactive distribution models.
The Think Tank will brainstorm the future of film and digital media. Speakers will include strategist Christy Dena, PlaceVine’s Adam Erlebacher, Screen International’s Michael Gubbins and Onlinefilm.org’s C Cay Wesnigk.
Skillset is the principal backer of Power To The Pixel, which is also supported by the UK Film Council, FDMX, NESTA, Wonderland, Film London, the London Development Agency and Screen International.
Liz Rosenthal, director of Power to the Pixel said: ‘Power to the Pixel aims to inspire and enable dynamic new partnerships - we’re excited to bring together some of the world’s most pioneering filmmakers, innovators and entrepreneurs who are creating exciting new opportunities for independent film.’
LFF artistic director, Sandra Hebronadded: ‘The Festival is proud to be partnering with the expanded Power to the Pixel again in 2008. It is a unique and much-needed forum to discuss and debate the future of independent filmmaking, distribution, and exhibition - something which we and our audiences obviously take a key interest in.’
More info and registration details are available at http://powertothepixel.com/.