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!
Advance registrations for the The Belfast Media Festival is now closed. Should you wish to attend, please come along on Thursday or Friday and we will do our utmost to accommodate you however access to particular sessions is not guaranteed
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.
Regional Managing Director of Bauer Radio, Northern Ireland Mark has been employed within the Northern Ireland media world for over 25 years, predominantly within press and more recently within radio and specifically with Bauer Media. He became the Regional Managing Director for Downtown Radio and Cool FM in June 2007, with full responsibility for Bauer’s radio interests within the province.
Only two years ago, he launched the first indigenous digital radio station in Northern Ireland in the form of Downtown Country, a launch that has been received widely by a passionate audience and that has most recently hit 126,000 weekly listeners. Combined, the trio of stations reach 46% of the adult population with a listenership of 687,000.
Prior to his role within Bauer, Mark was the Marketing & Commercial Director for Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) in Northern Ireland and ROI, where he oversaw the entire commercial and marketing departments of the Mirror, Irish Mirror, Sunday Mirror, Irish Sunday Mirror, The People and Irish Sunday People. He joined MGN from the Belfast Telegraph where he established the Home Delivery Club which he ran for 3 years.
Previous press history includes managerial roles in both trade and consumer magazines and also both advertising and journalistic roles early in his career.More ›