Thank you to our amazing THIS WAY UP 16 partners, whose support for the conference was vital.

BFI_FAN_LOGO_TAG_RGBBFI Film Audience Network (FAN) is a UK-wide network of Hubs which aims to bring film to UK audiences in new and exciting ways. The ambition of Film Forever, the BFI’s plan for 2012-17, is to encourage people to build a lifelong relationship with film, to help build audiences for a broader range of films across all platforms and ensure that film culture can be accessed and enjoyed by everyone across the UK. FAN is at the heart of this; a network coalition of organisations across the UK that will work together to extend film choice, increase and broaden film audiences, and enhance opportunities for audiences to engage with and learn about film.  #BFIFAN


PrintCreative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits there.

Creative Scotland enables people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life.

They distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.  @CreativeScots


The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They are on the ground in six continents and more than 100 countries, bringing international opportunity to life, every day.  @BritishCouncil


Creative Europe Desk UK promotes awareness and understanding of Creative Europe, and provides free advice and support for applicants from the UK. Creative Europe Desk UK’s team of specialists is based across the UK (in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast) and they organise workshops, seminars and industry events.  @CEDUK_MEDIA


Veezi is engineered by Vista, the number one cinema software company in the world. Running more cinemas, in more countries than anyone else, you couldn’t have better credentials to develop Veezi. A bunch of movie zealots working across 60+ countries (and counting), they understand the movie experience and constantly strive to enhance it for all.  @VeeziByVista


Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC.  @Barco


Screen International is official Media Partner for THIS WAY UP 16.
Screen International is the leading film industry resource covering the international film markets. They provide a whole-industry perspective from some of the most knowledgeable writers and data analysts in the business. Across print and online mediums, Screen International delivers analysis, opinion and commentary on the issues, people and products shaping the worldwide film industry.  @ScreenDaily


The BFI is the lead body for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive by:

  • Connecting audiences to the widest choice of British and World cinema
  • Preserving and restoring the most significant film collection in the world for today and future generations
  • Championing emerging and world class film makers in the UK
  • Investing in creative, distinctive and entertaining work
  • Promoting British film and talent to the world
  • Growing the next generation of film makers and audiences  @BFI