The UK Film Centre has announced its full line-up of events and talks for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
This year’s programme includes Brexit briefing, a discussion on the UK film sector’s European partnerships; How to Budget the Inclusion Rider with speakers including Carol producer Elizabeth Karlsen; and a series of Talent Talks with filmakers whose work is screening at the festival.
UK Film Centre partners include the British Film Institute (BFI), British Council, British Film Commission (BFC), Creative Scotland, Creative Skillset, Film Export UK, Film London and Northern Ireland Screen.
The UK Film Centre will be open in Cannes from Tuesday 8th May until Thursday 17th at Pavilion 117 in the International Village Riviera.
Open daily from 9am – 6pm, the Centre hosts topical industry events, showcases UK films and co-productions, acts as an information point for the UK film industry and offers meeting spaces and a café.
Tuesday May 15
Talent Talk: Whitney, 15.00-16.00
With Oscar® and BAFTA-winning filmmakers, director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) and producers Simon Chinn (Man On Wire), Lisa Erspamer (The Oprah Winfrey Show) and Jonathan Chinn (LA 92)
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Friday May 11
Forging Global Collaborations
Speakers: Jeffrey Chan (China), Rodrigo S. González (Mexico) Chair: Isabel Davis, BFI’s head of international
Small Films, Big Impact: How Short Filmmakers can make the most of the International Festival Circuit, In association with the British Council
Speakers: Kathleen McInnis (festival strategist, See-Through Films), short filmmaker Jayisha Patel, producer Georgia Goggin (We Love Moses) Chair: Wendy Mitchell, film programme manager, British Council and contributing editor, Screen International
Saturday May 12
Brexit update: Leaving the EU but staying in Europe, 12.00-13.00
Speakers: Sunniva Hansson (Wiggin), Harriet Finney (BFI’s director of external affairs) Chair: Isabel Davis, BFI’s head of international
The New Dealmakers, 14.30-15.30
Speakers: Tristen Tuckfield (30West), Dana O’Keefe (Cinetic), Phil Hunt (Head Gear Films), Samantha Racanelli (Endeavor Content), Claudia Bluemhuber (Silver Reel Partners) Chair: Wendy Mitchell, film programme manager, British Council and contributing editor, Screen International
Sunday May 13
Talent Talk: Cold War, 10.30-11.30
With Oscar® and BAFTA-winning filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski, producers Ewa Puszczynska (Ida) and Tanya Seghatchian (My Summer of Love)
Blockchain 101, 12.30-13.30
Speakers: Dan Hyman (SingularDTV), Ashley Turing (LiveTree ADEPT) Chair: Emma Jones, BBC arts and culture contributor
Changing Role of Agents, In association with Screen International, 14.30-15.30
Speakers: Speakers: Mikey Schwartz-Wright (United Talent Agency), Kristen Konvitz (ICM Partners), Nick LoPiccolo (Paradigm Talent Agency), Cynthia Okoye, (Curtis Brown Group) Chair: Matt Mueller, editor, Screen International
Talent Talk: The Eyes of Orson Welles, 16.00-17.00
Award-winning filmmaker Mark Cousins in conversation with producer Adam Dawtrey.
Monday May 14
How to Budget the Inclusion Rider, 10.30-11.30
Speakers: producer Elizabeth Karlsen (Carol), Dr. Stacy L. Smith (Annenberg Inclusion Initiative), writer/director Deborah Riley Draper (Coffee Bluff Pictures), Jennifer Smith (BFI’s head of inclusion) Chair: Alison Small, chief executive of the Production Guild
Maximising International Incentives, In association with the British Film Commission, 14.00-15.00
Speaker: producer Piers Tempest (The Wife, Driven), co-founder & director of Element Pictures Andrew Lowe (The Favourite), executive producer Manuel Monzón (The Bookshop) Chair: Adrian Wootton, chief executive of the British Film Commission