It’s finally here – the full schedule of THIS WAY UP 15! Taking place at HOME, Manchester from 2 – 3 December, over 40 speakers and panelists will take part in discussions, workshops and lunchtime labs. Plus a Choose Your Own Documentary interactive screening, a two-day Hack organised by Abandon Normal Devices and opportunities to meet and collaborate during lunches and drinks, THIS WAY UP 15 is going to be a busy one! Please find the overview schedule (a handy PDF version is coming soon) or click here for the full programme with speaker information.




9.00am: Registration (Ground Floor), Teas and Coffee (Second Floor Cinema Foyer)

10.00am – 5.00pm: Abandon Normal Devices presents AND Hack: Anatomy of an Archive. More information…

10.00am: Opening Speeches (Cinema 1): Gaylene Gould, conference MC kicks off the day, Welcome from Dave Moutrey, Director and Chief Executive of HOME.

10.30am – 11.30am: Keynote Provocations (Cinema 1)

Without Walls – Marianne Maxwell, Producer, National Theatre of Scotland
Audiences 2.0 – Nick North, Director of Audiences, BBC
Cross the Streams: Risk and Reward in Audience-centred Approaches – Anna Higgs, Executive Producer, High Rise, A Field in England

11.30am – 12noon: Break

12noon – 1.00pm: Critical Condition (Cinema 1)

12noon – 1.00pm: F-Rated (Cinema 2)

1.00pm – 2.15pm: Lunch. Food served in Ground Floor Bar.

1.15pm – 2.00pm: Lunchtime Lab: BBC R&D Perceptive Media (Event Space)

1.15pm – 2.00pm: Lunchtime Lab: Punk DCP v2.0 (Cinema 2) – OPEN SESSION

1.15pm – 2.00pm: Lunchtime Lab: David vs Goliath (Cinema 4) – OPEN SESSION

2.15pm – 3.30pm: The Price and Value Of Cinema (Cinema 1)

2.15pm – 3.45pm: Not for the Likes of You? (Cinema 2)

3.30pm – 4.00pm: Break

4.00pm – 5.00pm: Subscribe or Die?: Examining Loyalty Through Pricing Models (Cinema 1)

4.00pm – 5.00pm: Are Your Expensive Cakes Alienating Your Audience? (Cinema 2)

4.00pm – 5.00pm: “I’m not like you, I don’t feel like you” Persona swapping in Film Programming (Cinema 4) – OPEN SESSION

5.30pm – 7.30pm: Drinks Reception (Ground Floor Bar)

7.30pm – 9.00pm: Choose Your Own Documentary (Cinema 1)


9.00am: Partners’ Breakfast (Event Space, 2nd Floor)

10:00am:  Day 2, Opening Remarks

11.15am – 11.45am: Break

11.45am – 1.15pm: Close That Window (Cinema 1)

11.45am – 1.15pm: Local Stories (Cinema 2)

11.45am – 1.15pm: Copy with Confidence (Cinema 4)

1.15pm – 2.15pm: Lunch. Food served in Ground Floor Bar.

1.30pm – 2.15pm: Lunchtime Lab: Cat Video Fest (Screen 2)

1.30pm – 2.15pm: Lunchtime Lab: Cinephile Activism (Cinema 4) OPEN PITCH SESSION

2.15pm – 3.45pm: The Film Is Not Enough (Cinema 1)

2.30pm – 3.30pm: Data is Beautiful, Honest. (Cinema 2)

2.30pm – 3.30pm: Devaluing the Doc (Cinema 4)

4.00pm – 5.00pm: Closing Remarks, Results of HACK and 2016 Venue Announcement

5.00pm: Conference Ends