Keynote: Paul Smith

Paul Smith CBE is one of those people who needs no introduction.  Born in Belfast, he worked in Light Entertainment in both BBC and ITV before sweeping a BATFA and a Silver Rose of Montreux for his work.  After a period of working in the USA with TV and Film legends including Debbie Reynolds, he returned to the UK and set up Celador Productions in 1983 which led to his biggest and most enduring show: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

He then created Celador Films in 2000, producing global hits such as the multi award-winning ’Slumdog Millionaire’, one of the most successful British films of all time.

Paul will be in conversation with Marie Louise Muir.

Location: Theatre One
Time: Day 1 Wednesday 12.15 – 13:15

Special Guests (Please click below to view bio’s):

Our Sponsors

Principal Partners


  • Belfast City Council


  • PRS


  • Pact
  • Crawford McCann
  • Imagine TV
  • Creative Europe Desk UK
  • Virgin Media