This Way Up
Three editions of THIS WAY UP, the UK’s annual film exhibition innovation conference, have taken place since 2014: in Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow. 2017 will see Hull host the conference, with the dates and venue to be announced.
Jointly organised by Film Hubs Scotland, North West Central and North, this gathering invites film exhibitors from across the UK and Europe to come together to explore new ideas, emerging audience trends and the future of cinema. Be in the room with key figures from the sector – previous speakers have included renowned filmmakers, BFI, BBC, Little White Lies, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Screen International.
THIS WAY UP is essential for anyone wishing to develop practical skills, discover new models and collaborate with like-minded innovators.
This Way Up 16 – Highlights
We were delighted to welcome over 320 delegates and contributors to THIS WAY UP 16 in Glasgow on 29 & 30 November, taking part in 25 sessions, workshops, keynote talks and events.
Relive your conference experience, or catch up on anything you missed, via our handy round-up:
- All the twitter chat as it happened has been captured in our Day One & Day Two Storify. And the lovely ICO also put together their own Storify which offers a fresh angle on the event.
- In addition to expertly chairing our ‘Personal Realities’ session, Screen International’s Tom Grater explored changing audiences, ticket pricing and virtual reality in “This Way Up 2016 wrap: audiences, VR in the spotlight“.
- Our Parental Guidance panel really caught the public’s imagination: read Hope Dickson Leach’s iNews article “Why the situation for parents in the creative industries needs to improve“; and listen to our panellists take part in a BBC Radio Scotland discussion on what it’s like being a woman in the film industry (1h30m into the programme).
- If you want to delve deeper into any of our sessions please check out the TWU blog and articles on The Bigger Picture. A range of writers give the low-down on the topics discussed and debated over the two days.
- We will be sharing videos of key sessions on our TWU YouTube channel – catch Life, Animated director Roger Ross Williams in conversation, and the BFI’s CEO Amanda Nevill discuss the BFI 2022 strategy.
Image: This Way Up 16, Eoin Carey.