Power to the Pixel_Conference

The Conference

The Conference (13 Oct), held in association with the 59th BFI London Film Festival, is a magnet for the world’s leading professionals working at the forefront of media innovation. Inviting a collection of international professionals from a range of different media sectors, the audience will hear a series of boundary stretching ideas around prototyping, brand building, user data, new ways of financing, distributing and creating cross-platform content, virtual reality and new entertainment formats.

09.30 – 09.50 | Welcome & Introduction 
LIZ ROSENTHAL CEO & Founder, Power to the Pixel
BEN ROBERTS Head of BFI Film Fund

09.50 – 10.10 Story-Driven Innovation 
NICK FORTUGNO Co-Founder & CCO, Playmatics
LANCE WEILER Director, Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab

 10.10 – 10.30 | Starting with People
PAULA ZUCCOTTI Founder, The Overworld

10.30 – 10.50 | Combining Empathy and Data to Build the Right Community for Your Work
JON LELAND Director of Stategy and Insights, Kickstarter

10.50 – 11.10 | Break 

11.10 – 11.30 | Using Data To Make The Most Out Of Two Ping Pong Balls And An Old Coat
DANIEL SINGER CEO, Mavens of London

11.30 – 11.50 | Around the World of Digital Business Opportunities in 20 minutes!
WENDY BERNFELD Managing Director, Rights Stuff B.V

11.50 – 12.10 | Prototyping the Organization
INGRID KOPP Senior Consultant, Tribeca Film Institute

12.10 – 12.30 | Programmatic Beyond Advertising: A Not So Distant Future? 
CATALINA BRICEÑO Director, Industry and Market Trends, Canada Media Fund

12.30 – 13.45 | Lunch

13.45 – 14.05 | Prototyping with our audience
HUGUES SWEENEY Head of French Language Interactive Media Producer, NFB Canada

14.05 – 14.25 | Is international coproduction the future of interactive storytelling?
MARGAUX MISSIKA Executive Producer, Upian

14.25 – 14.45 | The Disruptive Power of Fan-Based Marketing

14.45 – 15.00 | Securing funding and distribution for your project in the digital world
ROSE ADKINS Founder & CEO, ScreenHits

15.00 – 15.25 | Break

15.25 – 15.45 | Digital Growing Pains at the BBC 
ALEX AYLING Head of BBC Worldwide Digital Studios, BBC Worldwide

15.45 – 16.30 | Virtual Stories: Diving into a New Storytelling Dimension
ALEX BOWKER Developer Relations Lead, Samsung Electronics
DAVE RANYARD Sony London Studio Director, Sony
SASCHKA UNSELD Director, Oculus Story Studio

16.30 – 16.50 | Virtual Stories: Real-World Change
GABO ARORA Senior Advisor & Filmmaker, United Nations

16.50 – 17.10 | Story Play
NICK FORTUGNO Co-Founder & CCO, Playmatics
LANCE WEILER Director, Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab


Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union
BFI Film Fund
Arts Council England
British Council
Creative Skillset
Canada Media Fund
Mexican in UK 2015
Zurich University of the Arts
Bell Fund
Cesnik Quintino & Salinas
Québec Government Office
Independent Filmmaker Project
The Third Floor
Virtually Mine