Channel 4, Film4, Picturehouse and MUBI are among the latest big names to join the line-up of this year’s Screen Film Summit, which will be held at London’s Picturehouse Central on Dec 10.

Sue Bruce Smith Efe Cakarel Piers Wenger

Channel 4 head of drama Piers Wenger will join Oscar-winning producer Iain Canning, This Is England producer Mark Herbert and film financier Nik Bower on a panel to discuss the current creative and financial trends, challenges and opportunities in the UK production sector, including the growing crossover between film and TV.

The session will also include an exclusive preview of PACT-commissioned research into opportunities for UK producers presented by Olsberg SPI.

Film4 head of distribution and brand strategy Sue Bruce Smith is the latest funder to join BBC Films, BFI and Northern Ireland Screen on a panel which will survey the public money currently available to independent filmmakers and the challenges facing the UK’s main funding bodies.

Picturehouse Cinemas MD Lyn Goleby and MUBI CEO Efe Cakarel will be among chief industry decision-makers across distribution, exhibition and production on a special Question Time session, which will lift-the-lid on the biggest challenges facing each sector and what can be done to tackle those issues over the next five years.

Meanwhile, BAFTA-winning Amy director Asif Kapadia and Working Title co-chair Tim Bevan will both deliver anticipated In Focus sessions.

Panel Marketing Movies will include presentations about Legend from StudioCanal’s Hugh Spearing, 45 Years from Curzon Artificial Eye’s Jon Rushton and Beyond Clueless from director Charlie Lyne.

Session Show Me the Money! will explore co-production and international opportunities for UK filmmakers with Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney, producer of The Lobster and awards favourite Room, the BFI, Protagonist Pictures and UKTI.

The must-attend event will also feature more than three hours of networking.

For the full programme and to book your ticket, go to