Reasons to come to TWU17

With 30 days to go until This Way Up 17 in Hull, we’re excited to announce some of the new speakers, sessions and content you can expect to see.

SIMRAN HANS, KEYNOTE

Writer, researcher and film programmer Simran takes our 3rd keynote speaker spot and with an interest in ethics, you can expect Simran’s session to cover challenges endemic within the industry around fair representation, diversity, and balancing the business of culture with ethical practice.

DISCUSSION

Gaylene Gould (Head of Cinemas and Events at BFI Southbank) will chair a plenary session with all three keynote speakers (Simran Hans, Jenny Sealey MBE and Moira Sinclair) during which there will be opportunities to explore and discuss some of the ideas raised.

CATHERINE ALLEN IN CONVERSATION WITH TOM GRATER

VR producer, writer and tech commentator Catherine Allen, is passionate about the potential in tech for more equitable representation of gender, but also recognises the challenges that tech brings in terms of ethics. In this conversation with Tom Grater (reporter and deputy online editor for Screen Daily) they will discuss the potential and responsibilities of this new tech frontier.

DAVID ELLINGTON AND DUNCAN CARSON, BSL WORKSHOP – How can we make our cinemas Deaf-friendly?

The DCP revolution has made it easier than ever to offer subtitled screenings for the hundreds of thousands of D/deaf people in the UK. But there’s much more to making your cinema a welcoming space for D/deaf people than offering subtitled screenings. This session, presented by David Ellington of VS1 Productions, a Deaf trainer and director, and the Independent Cinema Office’s Duncan Carson will give you clear recommendations based on hundreds of responses of Deaf audience members. You’ll find out what you need to do to develop a thriving D/deaf audience, learn the key British Sign Language signs for cinemas and find out how to avoid the common pitfalls with D/deaf audiences.

TARA JUDAH EXPLORES EUROPEAN INNOVATION

Tara Judah, writer, blogger and broadcaster will hone in on some of the most interesting insights that came out of the recent Europa Cinemas Innovation Survey and the Tour des Cinema report, as well as talking with some of the case studies highlighted in the report.

TOGETHER FILMS: DATA, IMPACT AND MAKING THE MOST OF CAMPAIGNS

Sarah Mosses is the CEO of Together Films, a boutique marketing and distribution consultancy and in this session, Sarah will talk about how to ensure a film reaches the right audience, at the right time, on the right platform by creatively and intelligently using data.

PLUS

All sessions in the Main House will be signed.

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