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.
John Yorke is Managing Director of Angel Station where he works as a drama producer, consultant and lecturer on all forms of storytelling. He’s currently making EastEnders for BBC1 and Red Rock for TV3/BBC1. A former MD of Company Pictures where he Exec Produced Wolf Hall, he’s worked as both Head of Channel Four Drama and Controller of BBC Drama Production. As a commissioning Editor/Executive Producer, he championed Life On Mars, The Street, Shameless and Bodies and in 2005 he created the BBC Writers Academy, a year-long in-depth training scheme which has produced a generation of successful television writers. The author of INTO THE WOODS – the highly acclaimed book about how and why we tell stories – John is Visiting Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and lives and works in London.More ›