A warm welcome to the 7th annual Belfast Media Festival. We look forward to engaging with everyone who wants to help us debate and discuss the future of the broadcast and digital industries in Northern Ireland. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a student, a freelancer, working for a broadcaster or an indie, we invite you all to network and build your businesses and contacts. There will be ample opportunities during the festival and also afterwards at the unmissable Dark Horse networking drinks.
We are being joined by top industry names Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, Ralph Lee, Deputy Chief Creative Officer, C4 and Damian Kavanagh, Controller BBC 3 Online.
We are also extremely delighted to be hosting the 2nd Annual RTS awards and introducing the 2016 Northern Ireland Comedy Writers’ Showcase.
What a line up!
Registration for the festival is now fully booked. If you still wish to attend the festival you can come along on the day to register, sessions will be subject to availability.
The Essential Guide to Online Short Form with Dan Foster
This is everything you need to know about creating great short form content. Learn about the different types of short form; how to create content, plan, and distribute material that stands out online and encourages people to share it
Delivered by Dan Foster – 10 year’s experience in digital marketing and has delivered digital training seasons across the UK with the BBC Academy.
Friday 18th Nov 9.30-11am
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If you already work or play with online storytelling and want to explore different interactive and multiplatform methods, then this workshop is for you. The session will also give you exclusive insight into some of the latest developments coming out of the BBC Research and Development department.
Delivered by Patrick Flavelle, Series Producer at the BBC Academy running the BBC’s hugely successful Digital Season.
Thursday 17th Nov 11.30-1pm
Learn more about this session here.
Peter Johnston was appointed Controller of BBC Northern Ireland in October, 2006 and following a structural realignment of BBC NI within the wider BBC, he was appointed Director BBC NI in April 2009. He is a member of the BBC’s Executive Team chaired by the Director-General.
Peter has overall editorial and managerial responsibility for BBC Northern Ireland. He provides the vision and creative leadership necessary to deliver BBC NI’s portfolio of programmes and services and is responsible for maximising public value through creativity, innovation and efficient use of resources.
Before this, he had been Head of Broadcasting for BBC Northern Ireland for three years.
His responsibilities in this post involved overall commissioning and scheduling of programmes and content for Northern Ireland audiences on BBC Television, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Foyle and BBC Online.
As Head of Broadcasting, Peter increased the range of local TV programmes produced for BBC One NI and BBC Two NI including doubling the number of single documentaries, increasing the range of music and comedy output and introducing a number of new presenters and formats. Programmes commissioned during this time won nine Royal Television Society awards including both Nations and Regions categories at the awards for three years in a row.
Peter also led a series of schedule changes to BBC Radio Ulster, which won seven Sony Awards during this period.
Peter Johnston was born in 1966 and educated at Ballymena Academy and Imperial College London where he completed a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and Management.More ›