Disney, Lionsgate and Studiocanal are among 26 companies set to attend the UK’s Distributor Slate Days, which is moving online due to the pandemic.
The sixth edition of the networking event for film distributors and exhibitors will run September 22-23 and will comprise presentations, live talks and one-on-one meetings. While these are usually spread across the two-day event, the online format will allow all these activities to take place on both days.
The 26 distributors will present features to around 300 exhibitors, including multiplex operators, indie cinemas and local film clubs.
Among those returning to this year’s Slate Days are Altitude Film Distribution, Curzon, Lionsgate and Peccadillo Pictures. Presenting for the first time are Trinity Filmed Entertainment and Doc’n’Roll Films.
As with previous editions, the focus will be on independent films that will be available in the coming months while more cinemas and film exhibition sites reopen their doors to welcome their audiences back after the lockdown.
The event is organised by Film Hub London and Film Hub Scotland and funded by the BFI Film Audience Network.
Attending exhibitors must be part of the BFI Film Audience Network