ScreenSkills' at BFI London Film Festival 2018

The industry programme for the 2018 British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival has been unveiled. The festival, which runs 10-21 October, brings together industry professionals from across the world and presents a diverse selection of 225 feature films - including many which contributed to the ScreenSkills' Film Skills Fund.

Discussing the theme of the industry event this year, managing director of BFI London Film Festival 2018 Anne-Marie Flynn says: “This year in particular we are confronting transformational change, both across our industry and beyond, and we’re proud to present a programme that aims to help us all not only to respond to change but also drive forward progressive change in the future."

We are confronting transformational change, both across our industry and beyond...

Anne-Marie Flynn, BFI LFF managing director

ScreenSkills will participate in two panels during the festival, both of which are open to industry delegates: 

  • Future Film Skills – delivering a skilled workforce for UK screen, Monday 15 October, Picturehouse Central, 11.30-12.30
    ScreenSkills CEO Seetha Kumar and head of film Gareth Ellis-Unwin will be part of a panel discussing what the BFI Future Film Skills plan means for the industry and how the plan is being put into action
  • The Film Skills Investment Fund and how it works: A Peterloo case study, Monday 15 October, Picturehouse Central, 13.00-14.00
    ScreenSkills head of film Gareth Unwin-Ellis and Film Trainee Finder lead Tom Holmes will explain how film industry professionals can benefit from contributing to the Film Skills Fund. They will be accompanied by Peterloo producer Georgina Lowe and trainees who were carefully selected to participate in last year's Trainee Finder programme and subsequently placed on productions that have paid into the fund

ScreenSkills is also supporting the Film London New Talent Strand, which runs as part of the Production Finance Market. The New Talent Strand offers training and support to new and emerging filmmakers with existing projects budgeted at €1m and under, before giving them an opportunity to connect with potential investors.

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