A warm welcome to the 8th annual Belfast Media Festival! We’ve spent a long time putting together some amazing speakers and sessions for you. We hope you’ll be inspired enough to connect with others and create fantastic content and new business opportunities. We know that networking opportunities are the key to making this happen, so as usual, there will be ample opportunities to do this in-between and after the sessions.
We’re delighted to be hosting the 3rd Annual RTS awards and also welcoming fabulous and inspiring speakers like Dee Forbes, Director General of RTE; Jed Mercurio, writer and producer, Line of Duty; C4’s Jon Snow and a whole host of commissioners and distributors.
For the first time this year, we are also partnering with the BBC Academy who will be running one of their Digital Cities events in the early part of the week across Belfast.
What a week it’s going to be!
You can register for the festival here and it’s all free.
Digital Cities Belfast is a week long series of free events and workshops across the city aimed at developing digital skills, sharing knowledge and creating networking opportunities for Belfast’s creative and digital sector.
Digital Cities Belfast has a packed programme of events including a VR Hackathon, School Report Day, Creative Industry Careers Day, ProductTank, Games NI Meet up, A Digital Cities Londonderrry / Derry Day and BBC Academy Skills Day among others.
The BBC Academy Skills Day which takes place on Wednesday 14 November at The MAC offers free training for both experienced professionals wanting to enhance their digital skills and new entrants to digital production. Please click here to register.
For further information on events and workshops taking place as part of Digital Cities Belfast please follow this link.
Abdul is a Senior Project Manager at the Digital Production Partnership (DPP), the media industry’s business change network, helping to make the move to fully digital, global, internet-enabled content creation and distribution work more productively for all. He leads some of its flagship projects, including those focusing on news exchange, cybersecurity and IP. Abdul has a comprehensive background in Project Management and Operations at the BBC, as well as in the commercial sector. Before joining the DPP, Abdul’s roles included leading technology at BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, as the Head of Information Systems and Change, where he developed and delivered the global technology strategy and operations across Europe, Africa, and Asia.More ›