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.
Alison Millar is one of the UK and Ireland’s most respected documentary film-makers. She’s a BAFTA, IFTA and Prix Italia winner with a reputation for making emotionally compelling films.
Trained at the National Film and Television School, Alison then worked with Mike Leigh’s producer Simon Channing-Williams at ‘Imagine Films’ in London. She went on to make observational documentaries for BBC1, BBC2 and Channel 4 with many of the UK’s best known independent companies, as well as working in-house for the BBC Documentary department in White City.
In 2010 Alison moved back to Belfast and founded Erica Starling Productions.More ›