Enter now for the London International Film Festival
Posted Wednesday 13 Nov 2019
Now in its 16th year, and with space for over 100 indie films the London INternational Film Festival (LIFF) is Europe's leading film festival dedicated to low and no-budget filmmaking. Time Out magazine called LIFF a "treasure trove of undiscovered cinematic gems, one of Europe's top indie film fests", and there are loads of awards up for grabs.
SPADA has released an exciting programme for its upcoming conference, with a great line-up of local and international speakers. Make sure you register early! From now until the SPADA Conference starts on 20 November, you can register at the following rates: $325 SPADA Member $350 Industry Guilds $400 Non-Member $195 Youth / Student
Here's a taster of what's on offer! Key Speakers: Jenji Kohan - Emmy Award winning showrunner, writer and producer. Shane Thompson - Vice President of Integrated Marketing at Warner Bros Lord David Puttnam - independent producer of award-winning films
Sessions of note: The Power of Local sees Irene Gardiner chair a panel of Commissioners from TV3, MTS, Sky/Prime, TVNZ, RNZ and ABC Australia to discuss the power of local production and explore the trends, challenges and opportunities. (* Followed by a Commissioners Roundtable where delegates can meet with / pitch to commissioners one-on-one). What Do We Have To Do To Grow A Screen Industry? is an exciting interactive session chaired by John Barnett here the audience and 'Questioners' - Lillian Hanly, Amanda Jane Robinson and Morgan Leigh Stewart - will all play a part in interrogating the speakers Helen Bowden, Brett O'Reily, Jonathan Olsberg and Jack McQuire. The Alchemy of Science on Screen aims to move beyond sci-fi and nutty professors and discuss how science can inspire and support great chemistry on screen. Panellists are Mark McNeill, Dominic Smith, Dr Annette Henderson and Richard Easther, and chaired by Dacia Herbulock (*followed by a Science Roundtable where filmmakers can connect with scientists and researchers from a range of fields). Taking Documentaries to the World panel discussion with Malinda Wink, Pietra Brettkelly, Stephen Oliver, and chaired by Annie Goldson. Social Impact Documentary Making a workshop with Malinda Wink from the Shark Island Institute.
Miranda Harcourt will deliver the 2019 John O'Shea Memorial Address, and don't forget there's the South Pacific Pictures 'Big Pitch', the 2019 SPADA Industry Awards, and the NZFC Cocktail Function to attend!